Artist All-Call

Bay Area and California Artists are encouraged to participate in the open artist-all-call announcements. Current projects are listed below, and submission criteria is made available within each announcement.
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Russell City Public Art - Hayward Heritage Plaza

The City of Hayward’s Russell City Art Committee is seeking proposals for a permanent artwork to be installed in its beautiful new Hayward Heritage Plaza. The Artwork will honor the history of Russell City and become a permanent landmark of the City of Hayward.The artwork will share the plaza with two other heritage art pieces recognizing the history of Hayward. 

On May 26, 2015, the Council approved the plans for the Measure C-funded 21st Century Library and Community Learning Center and Heritage Plaza project. The Heritage Plaza project began in October 2018 and included deconstruction of the old main library and construction of the Heritage Plaza. The Heritage Plaza encompasses a full city block in downtown Hayward, which is approximately the size of San Francisco’s Union Square. The Plaza will be home to interpretative signs and art pieces that commemorate the diverse experiences and cultures of Hayward’s rich history.

Staff held discussions with the Hayward Area Historical Society (HAHS), Library Commission, representatives from local Indigenous Groups, representatives of the Eden Area Japanese American Citizens League, and the Hayward Arts Council. Based on these discussions, the Hayward Heritage Plaza will include three public art pieces, one of which will be in honor of Russell City. There will be a companion informational sign to educate the community of the history of Russell City and its people to be created in the future.

This project is a collaboration between the City of Hayward, Hayward community members, and representatives of the former Russell City. For the purposes of this project, the City will manage the contract and project. The Russell City Art Committee will act as the primary decision-making body in matters relating to artist selection, art proposal approval and adoption.

Proposals are due by Thursday, June 30 at 5 p.m. Learn more about the project and how to submit a proposal below.

See the full request for proposals

For additional information, questions or concerns, contact: Daniel Mao, Project Manager | Management Analyst | City Manager's Office| Daniel.Mao@hayward-ca.gov.

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