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Artists who fill out the Intent to Apply form will automatically receive the latest RFP by email. Artists are also invited to attend a meeting at the DAI to view the inspirational artwork and to meet the project architect. This is an opportunity for artists to gain a better understanding of the library space and to see the inspiration artwork in person. Phone calls can also be scheduled with the ReImagining Works Project Manager to answer any questions and offer assistance to artists.

Current RFPs

Trotwood Branch Library Project Details for Artists

mapA Dayton Metro Library RFP for 1 additional artwork - Read Full Trotwood RFP
Open To: Artists who participated in the DAYTON SKYSCRAPER program
Commission Amount: $8,000 is budgeted for this artwork
Entry Open Date: February 25, 2019
Entry Deadline: April 29, 2019
Commissions Announced: late May 2019
Project Completion: January 2020

Project Summary: The Dayton Metro Library (DML) and The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) seek to commission one additional site-specific piece of artwork for an additional space in the Trotwood Branch Library with a targeted opening January 2020.
Artists are invited to propose newly created artworks conceived in response to the two artworks below, held in the DAI’s permanent collection. The inspiration pieces were selected from the results of voting by community members, and particularly patrons of the Trotwood Branch, on two favorites of six DAI artworks. Artists may develop a response to one or both artworks. Any aspect can be utilized as source material for the submission (color, material, style, content, context, composition, etc.). From the submissions, the DML ReImagining Works Committee will select the winning artist, who will meet with DML and DAI staff, architects, and construction representatives to confirm plans for the commission. The artists will be required to sign a Letter of Agreement by May 31. 2019 and complete the work by December 2020. Full time employees of the Dayton Metro Library and the Dayton Art Institute are ineligible to apply. Read Full Trotwood RFP

DAI Commissions have been awarded for the new Main Library, Electra C. Doren, Miami Township, Northwest, Brookville, New Lebanon, Kettering Moraine, Vandalia, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Southeast, Trotwood and Wilmington-Stroop Branches. Other additional opportunities will be announced over the next two years. If you plan to submit a proposal for any of the projects, we encourage you to fill out an Intent to Apply form now. This will allow you to receive information about each of the RFP's as they become available.

Send completed proposals to Susan Anable at:

No RFPs are currently open.


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