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Public Art Opportunities

Utah Public Art Program Opportunities

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Pain and Possibility: Embodying Today and Imagining Tomorrow Through  Art [Salt Lake City, UT]-Artists and cultural workers have important roles to play this moment of pain and possibility. Sugar Space Foundation, Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts, and a collective of community partners are joining together to provide a platform for artists to engage with this painful present in all its complexity and contribute to collective healing and action. We are asking all interested individuals or groups to submit their project ideas.
Budget: $1,000 per project 5 available – Deadline: July 13, 2020

Utahn Conversations on Anti-Blackness: Call for Community Artist [Salt Lake City, UT]-In partnership with Patagonia’s Salt Lake City store, Utahn Conversations on Anti-Blackness (UCAB) is commissioning an artist to create window art that celebrates and commemorates the learning of participants in the Utahn Conversations on Anti Blackness project. UCAB is designed to help Salt Lake City collectively envision a community that lifts up and supports Black lives. This piece will (1) be the creative visioning of a local Black artist in partnership with UCAB; (2) be designed to reflect and embody the voices of the project participants; and (3) be a call to action for the Salt Lake community. Learn more about UCAB here:
Budget: $2,500 – Deadline: July 15, 2020

 Art for Hope SLC! [Salt Lake City, UT]We’re inviting local artists to submit digital artwork to be considered for our new public art project, Art for Hope SLC! Inspired by the need to bolster community strength amidst current local, national, and global challenges, Art for Hope SLC is a series of installations featuring square artworks (“Message Squares”) depicting messages of hope, resilience, and unity.
Budget: $1,000 – Deadline: July 31, 2020

CORNER Plaza Art [Ogden, UT]-Ogden City’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to work with the Ogden City Arts administration and the Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee to explore public art opportunities for the Corner Plaza Redesign Project. The selected artist or artist team will help design and create public art that will be placed on the site or be integrated into the plaza design.  The selected artist or artist team will be expected to collaborate with The Corner Plaza Design team and Ogden City Arts.
Budget: $130,000 – Deadline: August 31, 2020

Grant Ave Junction Walls [Ogden, UT]-Ogden City’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to work with the Ogden City Arts staff and the Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee to explore public art opportunities for the Grant Ave Junction Walls Project. The selected artist or artist team will help design and create public art that will be placed at five separate wall panels along the Grant Ave promenade.  The selected artist or artist team will be expected to collaborate with the Arts Advisory Committee and Ogden City Arts.
Budget: $175,000 – Deadline: August 31, 2020

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National & International Public Art Opportunities

Creative Community Lynnstallation [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 extended to July 31

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 extended to August 3

 Art for Atlanta  [Atlanta, GA] Laura Adams and Andrew Feiler, along with Atlanta City Council Representative Jennifer Ide, invite you to submit a proposal for a sculpture to be placed permanently in the plaza where Greenwood Avenue meets the Beltline in Atlanta’s Virginia Highland neighborhood.
Budget: $22,000 – Deadline: July 15, 2020

Toledo Summit St Public Art Project  [Toledo, OH] The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Public Places Program in partnership with ProMedica seeks to commission public art for a new construction project along the Summit Street corridor in Downtown Toledo. We are looking for artists that have experience with integrating public art into infrastructure projects. Submitted qualifications will be judged on a competitive basis. Up to three finalists will be selected and asked to create a proposal for the site.
Budget: $175,000 – Deadline: July 15, 2020

Art Installation at Taylor Park  [Millburn, NJ] The Township of Millburn is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from prospective artists to design, fabricate and install artwork for placement alongside the Main Street side of Taylor Park. The proposed artwork is being coordinated by the Cultural Engagement Diversity and Arts Committee (CEDA) and the Art Advisory Committee (AAC).
Budget: $22,000 – Deadline: July 15, 2020

Art in Public Buildings RFQ: Skilled Nursing Facility [Cheyenne, WY] The Wyoming Arts Council announces that a new call for entry for public art is now open. The Wyoming Department of Health, along with the Veteran’s Commission and State Construction Department, are constructing the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), located in Buffalo. Through the State of Wyoming’s Art in Public Buildings program, artwork will be commissioned for the exterior of the facility.
Budget: $41,212– Deadline: July 17, 2020

LCCC Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium [Cheyenne, WY] The committee is interested in interior artwork, including 2D work, wall mounted relief work, site specific installations, murals, or small sculptures. There are opportunities for artwork in the lobby area of the SPA, including at the top of the stairs leading up from the parking lot, and other wall space throughout the lobby. The committee is also specifically interested in work for the main public entrance. This includes ceiling mounted work, sculpture, or work that incorporates lighting elements. This space is visible from the exterior of the building, and is open to the interior stairs and lobby. The committee is interested in work that reflects the SPA and the programs of the Fine Arts Building, the LCCC campus, and the broader Cheyenne community. That includes work that represents the diversity of the arts and humanities, as well as people, concepts, interests, and areas of study. The committee is also interested in work that is relevant, inclusive, and uplifting. Being connected to the Fine Arts Building, the committee is interested in work that can be instructionally helpful to the visual arts program.
Budget: $63,000 – Deadline: July 27, 2020

Historic Heart & Soul Park [West Palm Beach, FL] Historic Heart & Soul Park The City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (“AiPP”) program, and City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) request qualifications from professional artists and/or professional artist teams to design multiple artworks for the newly created Heart & Soul Park in the Historic Northwest District..
Budget: $120,000 – Deadline: July 28, 2020

Alvarado Square Chambers Mural [Albuquerque, NM] The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a call for artists for the Alvarado Square Chambers Mural, an indoor, site specific mural project for Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square, the new home for Bernalillo County government offices. The Alvarado Square Chambers Mural will be located inside the building on the south-facing wall outside of the County Commission Chambers. The mural will be visible to the public both from inside the building and outside from Silver Avenue through glass windows.  Additionally, the design and imagery for the mural will be used in the creation of an acrylic/glass art element to be placed on top of the casework behind the building’s concierge desk and form a screen for the building’s glass elevators. The established budget for this project is $50,000. The winning artist or team will create the concept and design of the mural, engage in community outreach, and implement installation. The mural will be culturally relevant and represent Bernalillo County.
Budget: $50,000– Deadline: August 1, 2020

Ramapo College of NJ Learning Commons [Mahwah, NJ] Ramapo College of New Jersey is soliciting Expressions of Interest (“EOI”) from prospective artists to design, fabricate and install artwork for the Learning Commons at its Mahwah, New Jersey campus. The proposed artwork for the  building is part of the New Jersey Arts Inclusion Program and is coordinated by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Ramapo College.
Budget: $160,000 – Deadline: August 3, 2020

The L.D. Britt, MD Terrace Sculptures [Norfolk, VA] The new education building on the campus of the Eastern Virginia Medical School seeks an artist to create artwork to honor former faculty member, Dr. L.D. Britt’s extraordinary service to the distinguished profession of medicine and as an internationally recognized leader in surgery. The Britt Endowment for Diversity and Health Equity will be established to enhance diversity and inclusion efforts on campus.
Budget: $100,000 – Deadline: August 3, 2020

Encinitas Boulevard Under crossing Mosaic [Encinitas, CA] The City of Encinitas is inviting qualified firms or persons to submit Proposals to design, fabricate and install mosaic at the Encinitas Boulevard I-5 Undercrossing consisting of a 3’ tall horizontal ribbon of mosaic artwork on each of the four soil nail walls (850 square feet). The artwork for all four walls would be created by a professional artist or artist team.
Budget: $140,000 – Deadline: August 5, 2020

Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design [Encinitas, CA] Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce a generous gift of $250,000 from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation establishing a first-of-its-kind national program, the Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design. The program, which includes an award benefitting an artist, public art administrator, or representative from the civic design field on a rotating basis annually, seeks to celebrate and highlight the work of individuals who support, develop, and manage the incorporation of art into the design of places and spaces across the United States.
Grant Funds: $250,000, up to $50,000 per grant – Deadline: August 14, 2020

Northside Gateway Art [Spartanburg, SC] This project is a partnership between the Northside Development Group and Northside Gateway Art Committee to commission an iconic outdoor artwork for the new gateway plaza of the 500 Northside Station building located at 400 Howard Street at the corner of Howard Street and College Street in Spartanburg, SC. The artwork, to be designed and installed for public enjoyment and engagement, will be a visual extension of a community’s endeavors to become a “safe, vibrant, healthy community.”
Budget: $455,000 – Deadline: August 21, 2020

LSMSA (Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts) [Natchitoches, LA] The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement interior and exterior, site-specific sculptures or installations of original design for the Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts located in Natchitoches, LA. Full proposals are not required at this time; please only submit required materials. This commission is open nationally to professional artists 18 and over.
Budget: $260,000 – Deadline: September 5, 2020


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