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Chicago Public Art Prequalified List Request for Qualifications


Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:59pm

DCASE and the Chicago Public Art Program invite Chicago-based professional artists, professional artist teams and nonprofit arts organizations to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in the 2020/2021 Chicago Public Art Prequalified List. The 2020/2021 List is a mechanism for selecting candidates for public art commission opportunities via the Percent for Art Ordinance, the Public Art Menu Program, and other special projects of the Chicago Public Art Program during calendar years 2020 and 2021.


This request for qualifications (RFQ) is open to individual artists and artist teams residing in Chicago. Nonprofit arts organizations that are resident and incorporated in Chicago may also apply in partnership with one or more specified lead artists.


Please note: artists, teams and nonprofits prequalified through previous calls must apply to this RFQ to be considered for prequalification in 2020 and 2021.


How to Apply:

The RFQ application is accessible via (CaFÉ) until October 7, 2019, at


Applications must be submitted via CaFÉ, however a downloadable PDF copy of the call may be found on the Chicago Public Art Program web page.


Please do not submit materials by email or by post.


Technical Support:

For technical assistance using CaFÉ, please visit


Public Art will host a technical assistance briefing for interested applicants September 5, 2019, 12-1pm, at the Chicago Cultural Center.


More Information:

Please see the full RFQ