The St. Anthony Park Community Council is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant, as well as funds from the U of M Good Neighbor Fund.

The Transportation Committee will be working with local sculptors to design and build two ADA-approved benches along Territorial Road and work with residents to design street paintings in the area. Adjacent to a newly installed sidewalk between Seal and Carleton streets on the north side of Territorial, this project will help complete the process of saying to neighborhood traffic that this is a place where people live. Slow down and stop for pedestrians.

Call for Artist – Territorial Benches

St. Anthony Park Community Council is looking for an artist to design and build 1 or 2 outdoor benches. (If applying to build both of 2 possible benches, 2 different designs are required). For ADA compatibility, the benches must meet the following specifications: Seat height: 17″ minimum to 19″ maximum above ground. Seat dimensions: 16″ deep by 60″ wide minimum. Seat slope: 1″ lower in back than front. Full back support, at least 16″ high; if sloped back, no more than 5°. Armrests required, approximately 8″ rise above seat top, 4–5″ width minimum. Legs or base to be bolted to a concrete pad (provided). Must include a substantial planter space and place for sponsor plaques. Benches to be installed by December 30, 2021. Note: budget listed is per bench and includes $2,000 for artist stipend and $2,250 for materials.

Artist must be a St. Paul resident. Artists living and/or working in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood will be given special consideration. Selection will be based on experience and artistic quality. Indicate whether you want to be considered for 1 or 2 benches in your submission.

To apply, please fill out the Territorial Bench Artist RFQ by September 24th.

Contact Jessica at jessica@sapcc.org with questions.

POSITION FILLED – Seal Street Painting

St. Anthony Park Community Council is looking for an artist to design a 27×70-foot street painting. Before beginning the design, the artist will interact with nearby neighbors at one or two scheduled events (virtual or in-person) to gather ideas for designs. The artist will help manage community volunteers at a painting event on October 2 and 3, 2021 (rain dates October 9/10). Because the design will be painted with community volunteers, it should be technically executed in a way that can be implemented by non-experts. The surface is asphalt/oil-and-stone. Artists and community volunteers will be required to wear masks while participating and socially distance as much as possible. Budget includes $4000 for artist stipend and $1500 for materials.

Artist must be a St. Paul resident. Artists living and/or working in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood will be given special consideration. Selection will be based on experience with community projects and artistic quality.
To apply, please fill out the Seal Street Painting Artist RFQ by September 10th.

Contact Jessica at jessica@sapcc.org with questions.