Who IS THE HEKTOEN InSTitute of medicine?

Hektoen is a nonprofit (Illinois recognized 501c3 foundation) health service, educational, and research organization that administers grant awards on behalf of community organizations, independent investigators, and institutions working to improve care and resources for patients. Through program implementation, educational programming, fiscal management, and grant administration, Hektoen addresses some of the most pressing health concerns facing underserved populations in Chicago, IL and throughout the world, including: domestic violence, substance use, and mental health; HIV care and support services; community development; early intervention; and a diverse array of other services.

where will the monument be located?

The monument commission welcomes location suggestions from applicants. Final location will be announced once a winner has been selected and the winning concept further developed.

who may apply?

Any person, over the age of 18, from anywhere in the world. Teams of artists are welcome. Please note that prize money will be awarded per concept submission, not per individual.

how finished should my design be?

We seek design concepts; however you may send a completed monument plan as well, even indicating construction, material, and location details. You may draw, paint, render, sketch, and illustrate your design in any way that will best present your artistic vision for consideration.

what is an artist biography?

A short written summary of the candidate’s background.

If the submission is presented by a team of artists, please name all participants and submit a bio/written summary for each member of the team.

what is an artist statement?

A short written summary of the project concept and vision for execution.

There are no limits on the quantity of pieces in the statement/concept document; submit as much or as little as needed to represent the idea.

The submission could include materials intended and dimensions, along with rendering and sketches.

Submit all images in .jpeg, .png, or .pdf format and include several relevant views of the monument according to the design concept.

what will I win if my concept is selected?

The winning concept will receive a prize of US $20,000. Upon winning, the monument commission will own the rights to your design; however you will be credited with the original conception and you might be asked to participate further in the construction and installation of the Monument.

what is the submission deadline?

Submissions must be received via website submission form by August 31, 2023 at midnight CST. Any later submissions will not be considered.

who is the selection committee?

Monument submissions will be reviewed by a distinguished board of reviewers with backgrounds in architecture, art curation, art history, global health, internal medicine, law, finance, and communications.

who can I contact with questions?

Email questions only (not submissions) to monumentcovid19@gmail.com