Call for Artists for R.I. State Police Southern Barracks

Deadline for submission is May 1, 2023

RISCA has announced a new public art commission for artwork for the new R.I. State Police Southern Barracks to be built in West Greenwich. The budget for the artwork is $100,000 with an application deadline of May 1, 2023.

The Call is open to working artists, who reside in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and New York. Undergraduate students are excluded.

Created in 1925, the Rhode Island State Police’s mission is to fulfill the law enforcement needs of the people with the highest degree of fairness, professionalism and integrity. The new Southern Barracks will be 35,000 square feet of Barracks to consolidate services in the southern portion of the state.

The State Police barracks of Hope Valley and Wickford have a history of deep connection to the local communities they serve. As a result, the art selection committee noted that the artwork could create a welcoming atmosphere and might make a connection to the community.

Artists are invited to submit their qualifications digitally through the online platform CaFÉ, at You can also view the prospectus, by clicking here.

Not familiar with CaFÉ? Assistance for Rhode Island artists is available by appointment with Molly Dickinson, Director of Public Art & Cultural Facilities Program, at

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