Call for Proposals: The Doors of Make Room

Make Room, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America, will commission 11 individual artists from across the nation to participate in the creation of a world-class public art exhibition in Washington, D.C., called “The Doors of Make Room,” as part of National Month For Renters.

Each of the 11 artists will paint a distinctive fiberglass door to be exhibited as part of a public art display in Washington, DC. “The Doors of Make Room” will be displayed on the streets of the nation’s capital in 11 different public and private spaces, including high tourist and/or traffic locations, from September 14 to 25, 2018. Artists will be given 72 hours to execute their design, in person, at a professional work studio in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area that will be provided by one of Make Room’s partner organizations.

Individual artists with professional and/or emerging qualifications are encouraged to respond to this RFP. Artists may submit up to three (3) designs in the form of two-dimensional drawings, renderings or paintings. Artists must be able to replicate their design in the two-dimensional format covering the entire door within the 72 hours provided.

Each artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium and up to $450 for supplies, covering their design fee and all costs associated with execution and materials. For the painting process, Make Room will additionally cover travel, accommodation and meals for each artist as well as provide a professional work studio through one of its partner organizations.

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