Call for Artists
Call Type: Proposal
Eligibility: Artists within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
Entry Deadline: 7/31/2020, by 5:00pm Central
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Square seeks proposals for art to be displayed throughout the renovated space at 900 N. Tucker, the former Post-Dispatch Headquarters. The North Tucker building, originally completed in 1931 and then sold to the Post-Dispatch in 1959, is an example of Art-Deco design for industrial buildings.
Square believes everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. So, we’re building tools to empower and enrich people. Tools that shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it – because we believe in fair and square. We started with a little white card reader but haven’t stopped there. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business – and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.
GOALS & VISIONS FOR THE ART
- Artistically express how you, as the artist, interpret Square’s mission of economic empowerment, while reflecting the region’s rich culture and diversity.
- Explore the intersection between economic empowerment, the legacy of the newspaper industry, and the evolution of technology.
- NOTE: The Square logo should not be included in the art piece. We are excited to see interpretations of the purpose of economic empowerment – branding is not an essential element.
Proposals must be received by 5PM on Friday, July 31st, 2020 to be considered.
Selection of Artists – August
Proposals will be selected and artists will be notified of selections in August 2020.
Installation Begins November 9th, 2020
Artists are expected to complete their pieces and be able to coordinate installation themselves or by their own installers through November and December of 2020.