The Illinois Arts Council Agency has partnered with the Capital Development Board’s Art-in-Architecture Program in promoting an opportunity for Illinois artists. The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the Health Simulation Lab in Douglas Hall at Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois.

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 28, 2023.

Project Summary
An inter-professional health simulation lab will be constructed on the second floor of Douglas Hall. Multiple disciplines will use this space including nursing, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy, and health information administration. Work includes creating a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory as well as the construction of associated classrooms and offices.

In addition to the simulation lab, this project will construct a new space for the Center for Solutions of Urban Populations. A second RFQ will be posted at a later date to commission artwork for the Center.
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.