The Illinois Arts Council Agency has partnered with the Capital Development Board’s Art-in-Architecture Program in promoting an opportunity for Illinois artists. CDB is now accepting Request for Qualifications to Illinois artists to create FIVE permanent original public art pieces for the Long-Term Care Facility (LTC) at Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois. Please help the IACA in spreading the word about this commission to Illinois artists.  

This public art commission is open to all artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the State of Illinois. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 26, 2023.

Project Summary
The Quincy Veterans Home is currently undergoing a $230 million construction enhancement project to upgrade and replace many of its aging buildings and provide upgraded amenities to its veteran residents.

Founded in 1886, it was originally known as the Soldiers and Sailors Home. It is now the largest and oldest veterans' home in Illinois. It provides high-quality, skilled care to 300 Illinois veterans and their spouses.

This project will add a new 261,000-square-foot residential Long-Term Care Facility and a 74,000-square-foot independent living building. The project also includes upgrades to existing buildings, infrastructure, utilities, hardscaping, and landscaping to support the new facilities.

Art will be an integral part of the entire campus. In addition to providing beauty to the built environment, artwork will provide a sense of placemaking to create an atmosphere of home and well-being for the entire Quincy Veterans Home community—residents, families, staff, and volunteers.
About the Illinois Art-In Architecture Program
The Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program promotes and preserves Illinois art and enriches communities by commissioning original artwork for public buildings constructed with State funds.
The enabling legislation for the Program requires that the Capital Development Board “shall set aside 1/2 of 1 percent of the amount authorized and appropriated for construction or reconstruction of each public building financed in whole or in part by State funds and generally accessible to and used by the public for purchase and placement of suitable works of art in such public buildings.” A committee including art professionals and the project architect and oversees each project and selects the artwork.
Since its inception in 1977, the Art-in-Architecture Program has purchased or commissioned works of art by Illinois artists for public display throughout Illinois.

Learn More
Application materials must be delivered by email to:
The Art-in-Architecture Procedure Manual, commission opportunities, and other information is posted at
Thank you for your commitment to Illinois artists who are the foundation of Illinois' creative environment.

Nora Daley
IACA Board Chair

The IACA acknowledges ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Arts.