May 15, 2019
Rendering of the Iversen Center for Faith

Iversen Center for Faith Request for Proposals

Are you an artist with an interest in portraying the spiritual through the visual arts? The University of St. Thomas invites artists to submit proposals for original artwork to be included as part of the new multi-denominational Iversen Center for Faith, located on the St. Paul, Minnesota campus. 


For complete information, including how to apply, please see the Iversen Center for Faith Artwork Request for Proposals


The University of St. Thomas invites artists’ proposals for new integrated artworks for the Iversen Center for Faith. Designed by Opus Design Build, L.L.C., this 23,000 square foot subterranean glass addition will create a contemporary touch to the Classical Revival architecture of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, designed by Emmanuel Masqueray in 1916. The expansion puts the original chapel on a lighted pedestal and adds expanded space and amenities to better serve the contemporary needs of the campus community. This space will centralize all campus ministry offices and serve as the spiritual heart of the campus. It will include a multi-faith meditation room, sacred arts gallery, multipurpose gathering room for receptions and events, new bride and groom facilities, and an outside amphitheater. The dedication for the Iversen Center for Faith is planned for fall 2020


May 15, 2019: Call to Artists Opens

July 8, 2019: Application Deadline

August 1, 2019: Semifinalists Notified

October 1, 2019: Semifinalist Submission Deadline

November 1, 2019: Selected Artist Announced

November 2019 – May 2020: Project Development/Fabrication

June 2020: Artwork Installed and Unveiled (date to be confirmed)

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