Artwork for the Office of the Attorney General, 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art. Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”
About The Building & The Work Of the Agency
The Office of the Attorney General works with both criminal and civil matters. On the civil side, they have argued for environmental and consumer protections such as those involving lead paint and tobacco. On the criminal side, they handle all manner of crimes including drugs and murder. The three functions of the agency are the Bureau of Criminal Identification, the Consumer Division and the Office of Adult Diversion. For more information: http://www.riag.ri.gov/index.php
The building houses a staff of approximately 30 employees. It is principally a customer service center. Most users come to undergo mandated background checks and/or finger printing. Workers perform an average of 300 state and national background checks per day for nurses and other hospital employees, bus drivers, school teachers, etc.
Please note: This Request for Qualifications is the first step in the Office of the Attorney General public art selection process. YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL. This is a Request For Qualifications, (RFQ), not a Request For Proposals, (RFP).
RISCA will conduct the Attorney General Public Art application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (see below). There is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images. At this preliminary selection stage, we are requesting submissions from artists or artist teams consisting of six (6) images representing current work (completed within the past ten years) and resumes.
August 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) Deadline for submissions. For more information, click here.