City releases RFP for Hyde Square art installation

The City recently released a request for proposal (RFP) for an art installation in Hyde Square, according to a press release.

The art installation will be implemented as part of a reconstruction of Hyde Square. That reconstruction is a phase of the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects. The project will stretch along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square to Monument Square, then down South Street to Forest Hills. The project is intended to make sidewalks and crosswalks more pedestrian-friendly, improve traffic flow and add green space. The planning for that project first started in 2009.

Artists who are experienced with public art, site responsive design, project management, and construction administration are encouraged to apply, especially those who live in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The RFP, which was shaped by community feedback, will “celebrate the multi-generational and diverse populations and cultures of Hyde Square,” according to the press release.

“The Hyde Square public art RFP is a great opportunity for local artists and residents to share their creative vision for this dynamic area of Jamaica Plain, and we encourage all qualified residents to apply,” said Mayor Martin Walsh, according to the press release. “As we continue to invest in public art across the city, we look forward to engaging the community in opportunities that embrace the diversity of people and cultures that make up each Boston neighborhood.”

The deadline to apply for the $100,000 project is Sept. 14. For more information, visit

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