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2023.11.30 An Opportunity for Artists

For Artists – Monday, December 4, 2023

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 create permanent original public art for the Health Sciences Building at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, IL.

This public art commission is open to all artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the State of Illinois. Three eligible artists/teams will be selected and paid a fee of $4500 to develop and present a site-specific proposal. The budget for the project is $378,000.00.

Deadline is January 10, 2024 at 4:30 P.M.

Project Summary
The Health Science Building is a new 221,000 square foot instruction and research building for the Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. To reflect the progressive science within the building, the architecture of this project is modern and contemporary, and its character is grounded as a contextual response to the notable landscape and architecture of the main campus. The design of the project is driven by two basic themes: creating a science and teaching community through connectivity and enabling wellness through a strong connection to the natural order.

Learn More
SIUE Health Sciences Building (

The Art-in-Architecture Procedure Manual, commission opportunities, and other information is posted at

Please email with any questions.

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