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.
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.