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Public Art Opportunities

Utah Public Art Program Opportunities

There are no open projects through Utah's Public Art Program at the moment. Check back as we anticipate new projects opening soon. Meanwhile scroll down for other opportunities in or near Utah and national or international projects.

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The Town of Erie, CO is seeking an artist or artist teams working in all sculpture mediums to conceptualize, fabricate, and install a series of sculptures along a 15 minute, mixed-modality, pedestrian loop through urban and recreational settings. This project will be a loop of reimagined canaries connected by a common theme, approach, design, and/or perspective.
Budget: $75,000 – Deadline: July 29, 2024

The Central Platte Valley and Metro District (CPVMD) is seeking qualifications from artists for an exterior public sculpture at a plaza in Downtown Denver, near Union Station and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The scope of this project will include: sculpture design, fabrication, transportation, and installation.
Budget: $180,000–$245,000 – Deadline: July 31, 2024

Denver Public Art seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork for the Denver Performing Arts Complex in Denver, CO. The goal is to create iconic, dynamic and inviting artwork(s) to adorn several outdoor concrete façades of the Arts Complex.
Budget: $25,000-50,000 – Deadline: August 12, 2024

Denver Public Art seeks to commission five artists or artist teams to create public artworks for the interior of the Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building located in Denver, CO. The goal of the project is to commission artwork that celebrates, illuminates and embodies the spirit of the work municipal employees do for the City.
Budget: $387,000 – Deadline: August 19, 2024

Denver Public Art seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s) for the future Westwood Recreation Center in Denver, CO. The selection panel wishes for the future artwork(s) to speak to the uniqueness of the young, diverse, vibrant, artful culture of Westwood.
Budget: $250,000 – Deadline: August 19, 2024

Denver Public Art, in collaboration with the Art Students League of Denver, seeks to commission artists or artist teams to create original public artworks for two future pedestrian plazas located in the Westwood neighborhood in Denver, CO. The goal is to celebrate and reflect the culture, people and ecosystem that has been created and sustained in the Westwood neighborhood.
Budget: $100,000 per plaza – Deadline: August 19, 2024

Please note, projects marked with ⊗  indicates the artist(s) may be requested to supply uncompensated services to apply.


The City of Kansas City, MO One Percent for Art Program seeks to commission a U.S.-based professional visual artist or artist team to design art for a 32’ diameter circular plaza enhancing a new surface parking lot and streetscape project in Kansas City, MO.
Budget: $250,000 – Deadline: July 19, 2024

Creative Sonoma is seeking a qualified artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install a permanent commemorative public artwork honoring the 2017 Sonoma County, CA wildfires. This artwork will serve as a lasting symbol of remembrance, reflection, and community resilience.
Budget: $320,000 – Deadline: July 19, 2024

The City of St. Petersburg, FL is seeking artist qualifications for interior and/or exterior art for the new President Barack Obama Main Library. The Project Committee seeks artists to design, build and install artwork that would reflect the history of the growth of St. Petersburg. Low maintenance installations are encouraged.
Budget: $130,000 – Deadline: July 27, 2024

The City of Raleigh, NC is seeking artists to create public artwork at Sertoma Arts Center as part of the upcoming renovation and expansion of the existing center. Artwork can be integrated into the renovation of the community studio building or incorporated into the site.
Budget: $73,000 – Deadline: July 30, 2024

Bayview Foundation and the Bayview Public Art Selection Committee invite artists and artist teams to submit public art qualifications for the design and installation of a mural on the south facing exterior wall of Bayview’s 25-unit apartment building located in Madison, WI. The Committee is intending for the design and content of the mural to reflect themes of displacement and resistance, particularly as the two relate to natural resources such as clean water.
Budget: $50,000 – Deadline: August 1, 2024

The City of Rochester, NY is seeking artists to create a new permanent physical artwork that recognizes and celebrates the City Mark design. The artwork should be unique, prominent and iconic, and should celebrate the “City Mark,” which is the five-petaled symbol of Rochester’s “Flour City” past and “Flower City” present that has become a sign of community pride.
Budget: $590,000 – Deadline: August 8, 2024

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council requests artist qualifications to create a suspended outdoor public art piece along the Schoenbar Trail in downtown Ketchikan, AK. The final art piece should be representative of a canoe using any medium and include lighting elements that will not only be a feature of the artwork but provide ambient light for the trail.
Budget: $100,000 – Deadline: August 15, 2024

The McLean Community Center is seeking artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a permanent mural that will express civic pride, showcase the diversity of the community and provide place-making for the area in McLean, VA. 
Budget: $30,000 – Deadline: August 16, 2024

The McLean Community Center (MCC) is seeking artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a permanent typographic work of art based on MCC letters/logo that will welcome residents to the McLean Community Center in McLean, VA. 
Budget: $80,000 – Deadline: August 16, 2024

The Howard County Arts Council, in collaboration with Howard County, MD, is seeking responses from public Arts consultants to plan, manage, and implement the commission of up to four permanent artworks at County-owned facilities, parks, and community spaces. Qualified Consultants are firms or individuals that have successfully managed large-scale public Arts commissions and have demonstrated experience in public Arts planning and community outreach.
Budget: $1,500,000 – Deadline: August 21, 2024

The Village of Palmetto Bay, FL is seeking an artist or artist team to create an art piece for a traffic circle that signifies the Village’s commitment to the environment, predominantly because of its proximity to Biscayne Bay. They are seeking art that fosters a sense of place within the community and enhances the aesthetics of the traffic circle
Budget: $100,000- $135,0000 – Deadline: September 4, 2024

The City of Napa invites artists to participate in the 2024 Napa Dia de los Muertos in Napa, CA. Artwork is open to outdoor sculpture, installation art, altars, puppetry and art/craft vendors related to Dia de los Muertos.  
Budget: Not to exceed $2,500 – Deadline: October 1, 2024

The City of Redondo Beach, California Public Art Program requests artists and artist teams who are interested in being included in an artist roster which will be used to open a competitive RFP process for a number of mural projects.
Budget: $100,000 – Deadline: November 15, 2024

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs seeks artists to design public monument(s) to honor four women, Katherine Walker, Billie Holiday, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, and Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trias, and women’s history in New York City.  
Budget: $750,000 Deadline: December 31, 2024

The Deschutes Public Library (DPL) administration is seeking artwork for six library branches in Deschutes County, OR. Art in all six branches will be diverse in both concept and material, so the DPL Art Committee seeks works in all media and genres. 
Budget: $1,500,000 – Deadline: March 1, 2025

The City of Clearwater off of Florida's Gulf Coast, seeks mural artists or artist team qualifications for multiple projects of various scope, scale, and budget.
Budget: $30,000 Deadline: Rolling

The City of South San Francisco invites muralists and urban surface artists to submit their qualifications for the Mural and Urban Surface Public Art Projects. The City intends to create a list of pre-Qualified Artists through this RFQ.
Budget: TBD – Deadline: Rolling

The City of Laguna Beach (CA) Arts Commission is inviting artists to submit proposals for temporary art works for display at Heisler Park. Installations may last from two weeks to one year, typically remaining on view for three months.
Budget: $25,000 – Deadline: Rolling

The Western States Arts Federation’s Public Art Art Archive invites artists who are not already listed, to submit artwork for inclusion in a national online database of public art. To be considered, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork.
Budget: N/A – Deadline: Rolling

Please note, projects marked with ⊗  indicates the artist(s) may be requested to supply uncompensated services to apply.

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Hannah Nielsen
Public Art Coordinator