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Public Art Opportunities

Utah Public Art Program Opportunities

Weber State University College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology  – Request for qualifications from interested artists or artist teams to create site-specific artwork(s) that can convey and/or demonstrate principles of engineering and/or science and might also have a sustainability component, either in function or content. Apply via CaFE.
Budget: $410,000 – Deadline: April 10, 2020

Dixie State University – Science, Technology and Engineering – Request for qualifications from interested artists or artist teams to create site-specific artwork(s) This building will be a dense “beehive” of activity with “do space” for students and faculty working in “maker spaces.” The aim is innovation, collaboration and inspiration. The science themed and rich materiality of the building design provides many opportunities for the integration of an artist’s interpretation into the architecture and site. Apply via CaFE.
Budget: $340,000 – Deadline: April 24, 2020

Utah DABC, Taylorsville – Request for qualifications from interested artists or artist teams that are resident American or legal resident  residing in the Western United States to include: Utah, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. to create site specific artwork(s) or propose appropriate existing artwork for the new Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Facility in Taylorsville, Utah. The Committee has identified any of the exterior areas as potential sites for this commission. Apply via CaFE 
Budget: $35,000 – Deadline: April 24, 2020

Utah Valley University School of Business Request for qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the Business College Scott C. Keller Building on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. The Art Selection Committee is looking for an artist(s) to contribute to the project with innovative, engaging, immersive and/or interactive work(s) relating to the School of Business’ goals, students and community. Apply via CaFE
udget: $511,000 – Deadline: May 15, 2020

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Heber Historic Downtown Mural Initiative  Heber City + Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce + The Community Alliance for Main street are kicking off their Historic Downtown Mural Initiative with its inaugural mural project.  Heber’s Downtown Mural Initiative will produce 6 to 12 murals over a period of 3 to 5 years. Our inaugural mural project will set the standards for future murals.
Budget: variable – Deadline: April 20, 2020

National & International Public Art Opportunities

The Children’s Hospital and Medical Center [Omaha, NE] Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is currently building the Hubbard Center for Children. In alignment with this exciting expansion, a special initiative to commission and curate artwork is being launched. The initiative seeks to partner with artists to infuse spaces with beautiful and healing art that elevates the experience for children,caregivers, staff, and the full community that the Hubbard Center will serve.
Budget: varying – Deadline: March 16, 2020 extended to May 8, 2020

HeART and Sole of Downtown Batesville [Batesville, IN] Our Town Public Art is a subcommittee of Batesville Area Arts Council’s (a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization) NEA Our Town Grant – HeART and Sole of Downtown Batesville. We are seeking qualified artists or artist teams to create outdoor permanent art projects for multiple locations in downtown Batesville.
Budget: $50,000 – Deadline: March 30, 2020 extended to July 1, 2020

ProMedica / Chop House Atrium Projects  [Toledo, OH]The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, ProMedica Health Systems and the Chop House Restaurant has convened a Design Review Board to commission a large, hanging, glass, dichroic glass, or acrylic installation to be installed in a 4-story atrium above The Chop House restaurant in the headquarters for ProMedica. We seek contemporary work that is airy, bright, whimsical and is visually interesting from every level of the atrium. The work may take advantage of subtle airflow through the atrium and could incorporate kinetic elements.
Budget: $40,000 – Deadline: April 13, 2020 Due to the current health crisis, this project has been postponed.

Municipal Artists Partnerships [Norfolk, VA] Norfolk Arts will hire two artists who are drawn to community engagement, collaboration, and want to create work to address a specific social issue. Municipal Artists are short-term partnerships to co-create art with staff and a community. Artists will develop and create a tangible project that focuses on solutions that address a specific area of concern. Projects may take many forms and will be interactive, readily accessible and engage people to participate.
Budget: $7,000 – Deadline: April 14, 2020

P. K. Yonge Middle and High School [Gainesville, FL] The Art in State Buildings Program at the University of Florida will be commissioning an artist or artist team to create a site-specific work of art for the new P.K. Yonge Middle and High School in Gainesville, FL. The site for art is an exterior location and all appropriate media will be considered.  The art budget is $65,000 for a site-specific work of art.  Up to 3 finalists (artist or artist team) will receive a $1,000 honorarium to visit the site, and, create and present a site-specific proposal. The honorarium is separate from the listed art budget.
Budget: $6,500 – Deadline: April 14, 2020

Georgetown Recycled Street Sign Sculpture [Georgetown, TX] The Arts and Culture Board for the City of Georgetown, TX is accepting qualifications from artists for the commission of a recycled street sign sculpture in the Texas Cultural District encompassing downtown Georgetown. The Board is seeking artists with demonstrated experience in repurposing used materials – including de-commissioned street signs and traffic signs– into sculptural works of art.
Budget: $7,500 – Deadline: April 15, 2020

Toledo Tunnel System Mural Project [Toledo, OH] The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Public Places Program is soliciting qualifications from artists who specialize in producing large-scale murals to beautify sections of the Downtown Toledo tunnel system. Art in Public Places will select up to two artists to paint murals within the tunnels to create an engaging experience for pedestrians.
Budget:$25,000 – Deadline: April 17, 2020

Public Art for the Cass Avenue Bridge [Detroit, MI] Michigan Department of Transportation announces an open call for artists to create public art for the Cass Avenue Bridge over I-94 in Midtown Detroit. During planning for the I-94 Modernization Project, the community expressed their hope that the freeway re-design reflect community identity and Detroit’s rich cultural heritage, signaling that Detroit has embarked upon a new era of optimism, and public art helps meet this goal.
Budget: $200,000 – Deadline: April 24, 2020

Orange County, Florida Public Art Opportunity  [Orlando, FL] The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to develop artwork for a new public park that will be easy to maintain and durable. The art and materials used need to be very low maintenance, and able to withstand the elements. The park will be unmanned.  The park and artwork will not be lit at night.  No electricity is available to the artwork.
Budget: $33,500 – Deadline: April 24, 2020

Creative Community Lynn Installation [Lynn, MA] The City of Lynn, the Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTLCD), the Lynn Office of Community Development and the Lynn Public Arts Commission (LPAC) are looking for an artistic concept for signature artwork at Lynn’s Mt. Vernon and Exchange Street plaza. The goal of this project is to install artwork that reflects the spirit of Lynn, enlivens the gateway to the DTLCD as a destination, and increase use of the plaza as a gathering space. Artists are encouraged to envision concepts for a circular patch of land reserved for public art in the sidewalk plaza at the corner of Mt. Vernon Street and Exchange Street.
Budget:$75,000 – Deadline: April 30, 2020

City of Loveland: 37 Street Bridge [Loveland, CO] The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for artwork installations along 37th Street between North Lincoln Street and Monroe. This project, called the 37th Street Connector, is a large-scale infrastructure project that will significantly improve connectivity and offer new options for east-west mobility in north Loveland. Construction involves a new road, bridge and roundabout as well as Dry Creek channel/stormwater outfall improvements
Budget: $35,000 – Deadline: May 6, 2020

City of Loveland: 37 Roundabout [Loveland, CO] 37th Street Roundabout: This 110’ diameter, single-lane roundabout was completed in fall 2019 and will be available for sculpture installation by late spring 2020. The location is at the intersection of Monroe Street and 37th Street in northeast Loveland.
Budget: $25,000 – Deadline: May 6, 2020

Prospectus #254 US Native and Indigenous Artists Purchase Initiative  [New Mexico] The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico. Through a fair and open public process, committees made up of local and regional representatives work with New Mexico Arts staff to select artwork for their communities. The Art in Public Places program also commissions large-scale projects that are designed for integration directly into the architecture of a building, or purchases existing original artwork to be placed in public buildings permanently or on loan.
Budget:$1,000-50,000 – Deadline: May 29, 2020

City of Helena, Montana “Kyle Boundy Memorial Sculpture”[Helena, MT] The Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) and the Helena Department of Parks and Recreation seek to commission an interactive sculpture to be placed in Wesleyan Park in Helena, MT. This artwork will be a privately funded gift to the City of Helena in memoriam to Kyle Boundy.<
Budget: $30,000 – Deadline: June 6, 2020


Jim Glenn
Visual & Public Art Manager
Jill Saxton Smith
Visual & Public Art