RapidRide Expansion Art Master Plan

RapidRide Expansion Art Master Plan

This Deadline Expired: Monday, September 16, 2019

Develop a master plan for artistic impact across six new bus rapid transit lines with service throughout King County.

Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019 by 4:00 pm PDT

King County and the Seattle region are experiencing unprecedented population growth. To meet the ever-increasing demand for high quality transit service, a massive expansion of the RapidRide system, King County Metro’s arterial bus rapid transit service, is underway. Six new lines will launch between 2021 and 2025. The lines will serve historically disadvantaged communities, geographies with high ridership potential, and balance transit investment throughout King County, WA. The planning and deployment of these new lines presents an exciting opportunity for artistic impact across the County.

4Culture, which commissions artwork for shared public space, and King County Metro seek a planning artist and/or curator to develop a master plan for artistic impact across the system of six new bus rapid transit lines.

Full details and apply here.

Background

4Culture and King County Metro have a long history of working together on public art projects. For many years, 4Culture commissioned permanent art for integration at transit centers, park and rides, and bus bases. Since 2009, the focus has been on ephemeral art experiences, including a line-specific soundscape and mobile game, an award-winning, multi-lingual poetry program, and development of a world-renowned mural corridor. This RapidRide Expansion Art Master Plan is an opportunity for an artist or team to consider past approaches as well as new ones to develop a broad range of art opportunities for six new RapidRide lines.

RapidRide is King County Metro’s premier service: arterial bus rapid transit. First implemented in 2009, there are six existing lines (A-F) serving King County today. Each day, these lines carry almost 20% of the over 400,000 daily Metro transit trips taken around the Seattle region and represent one of the busiest bus rapid transit systems in the nation.

Budget: $50,000 [Budget is inclusive of artist fee, travel, and applicable taxes. A separate contingency fund has been established for the development of the master plan documentation.]

Eligibility: Open to artists and curators, working independently or as a team, who reside in the United States or British Columbia and have experience doing large-scale, arts-related planning work with a focus on equity and social justice.

Mikel Elam
Mikel Elam
I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach inspired by urban and natural textures, using geometry, patterns, and contrived shapes to create a lyrical, non-narrative statement. My paintings are colorful, contemporary and abstract, often based on musical frequencies, graffiti, architecture and patterns.
Louis Gribaudo
Louis Gribaudo

I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach…

I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach inspired by urban and natural textures, using geometry, patterns, and contrived…

I endeavor to find the connection between math and deliberation with nature and randomness. I employ an experimental approach inspired by urban and natural textures, using geometry, patterns, and contrived shapes to create…

Sam Koren
Sam Koren
Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when seeing the new work by Patricia Ingersoll. Ingersoll continues her studies of the merging of organic and geometric elements in nature and how they compare and contrast with the human condition. Her explorations of subjects found in nature, such as water, dense woods, vines, plants introduces challenges in the process of deconstructing the pictorial plane, or breaking it apart, in order to reconstruct it as individual, but equal parts. Through this process of mapping and diagramming with line, she is exploring and recording where these elements intersect pictorially.
Patricia Ingersoll
Patricia Ingersoll

Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when…

Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when seeing the new work by Patricia Ingersoll. Ingersoll continues her studies of the…

Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when seeing the new work by Patricia Ingersoll. Ingersoll continues her studies of the merging of organic…

Matthew Courtney
Matthew Courtney
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