Public Art Opportunity

firetruck.jpgPublic Art Opportunity: Fire Station No. 9





(COLUMBIA, MO) – The City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) invites artists residing in Missouri to apply for a public art project for the city’s Fire Station No. 9 The art budget for the Fire Station project is $14,500.

Fire Station No. 9 will be located on the norhwest corner of North Providence Road and Blueridge Road in Columbia. Once completed, Fire Station No. 9 will be designated as the city’s HAZMAT station and will include a Columbia Police Department Sub-Station. The station will feature drive-thru bays for safer movement of trucks and more room for reserve and specialty equipment as well as living quarters for the fire department employees who will staff the station 24 hours a day.

Artists should submit qualifications only, not design proposals, a hallmark of the city’s Percent for Art program since it allows the artist, once selected, to propose a work or works after they are under contract and have been able to learn the specifics of the overall construction site and project.


A prospectus, including guidelines for applying, is available at (select the "artist opportunity" link at the top of the page) or by contacting the OCA for a printed copy. To be considered, complete applications must be postmarked by December 12, 2008.


The Fire Station No. 9 project is a component of Columbia’s Percent for Art program, established in 1997, which requires that one percent of total construction costs for eligible new and renovation projects be set aside for site-specific public art.

For more information, contact the OCA at 573-874-7512,

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