Creative Bike Rack Design Contest

The Platteville Main Street Program is seeking design proposals for functional public art bike racks to be located throughout the Main Street District. Winning bike racks will be both functional and creative, enhancing the historic cultural persona of Main Street. Specifically, the proposals should strive to demonstrate the spirit of Creative Placemaking: “Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures, and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.”

There is a total award of $750 ($500 prize and $250 for materials and bike rack fabrication). Two designs will be selected and awarded. The selected artists and/or artist teams will receive $250 for materials and fabrication and $500 upon completion of the rack. Awarded proposals will be responsible for the fabrication of the final product.

NOTE: Selected artists are permitted to work with outside contractors to fabricate the actual work of art.  This must be specified in application and the contractor should be included in the artist team. The artist/design team is not responsible for installation of the rack.

Eligibility: Open to all. Students are encouraged to participate.

Deadline: Proposals are due January 30, 2013

For further information, please download the Request for Proposal and Application.