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Juvenile Court Waiting Area, Merrimack Court, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Request for Artist Proposals

Merrimack CourtThe New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA), through the Percent for Art program, is pleased to announce an opportunity for artists to submit proposals for the commission of new or acquisition of existing artwork for the Juvenile Court Waiting Area at the Merrimack Court in Merrimack, NH  

The Percent for Art program provides for a modest ½ of 1 percent of the cost of construction or significant renovations of state buildings to be used for public art, ensuring that our public buildings are imbued with beauty that complements the building’s function and enhances the mission of the state agencies housed there.

  • Download the Request for Proposals: PDF
  • Onsite Informational Meeting and Tour: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 1:30pm. Images of the tour with dimensions are downloadable from the list below. All measurements are approximate:
  • Deadline: Proposals for this project must be postmarked or delivered to the NHSCA by Friday, November 4, 2011
  • Eligibility: Artists submitting proposals must be a legal resident of the United States and possess a Social Security number.
  • Budget: Up to $4,500

IMPORTANT: Artists receiving a commission may not begin projects prior to notification of a fully approved contract. Contracts issued by the State Arts Council for the commissioning or the acquisition of artwork are typically paid in three increments. Processing of the initial payment may take 6-8 weeks. Subsequent payments may take 3-4 weeks. Artists receiving contracts are strongly encouraged to plan cash flow based upon the length of time required for processing payments.

The Merrimack Court renovation was approved in the State Capital budget in FY2007. The Percent for Art program of New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is authorized through RSA 19-A:9.

For more information on the Percent for Art program and the Merrimack Court project, please contact Visual Arts Associate Julie Mento at (603) 271-0790 or

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