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Public Art Opportunities

Utah Public Art Program Opportunities

Spike 150 Legacy Project at Golden Spike National Historical ParkThis project has been initiated by the Spike 150 Commission to commission an artist’s vision to include the voices of the diverse communities that labored on and were impacted by the driving of the Golden Spike and the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Spike 150 Legacy Selection Committee seeks an artist(s) to take the singular point of time of the driving of the Golden Spike and extend the visual and time panorama. This interpretation would honor all of the railroad workers from the many different cultures and backgrounds whose backbreaking efforts were crucial in the awe-inspiring construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Click here to apply via CaFE
Budget: $250,000 – Deadline: February 28, 2020

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9th South Roundabout The Arts Council is pleased to provide an opportunity for artists and artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the 9th South Roundabout Public Art Opportunity, to integrate artwork into the overall renovations of the roundabout.
Budget: $114,000 – Deadline: January 24, 2020

Mural Fest The South Salt Lake Arts Council (Arts Council) is seeking qualified artists to participate as a mural artist in Mural Fest 2020. Artists are requested to apply by submitting a Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) to provide the services requested. The selected artist(s) will be chosen to create artwork that contributes to the revitalization, social connectivity and economic vitality of South Salt Lake.
DEADLINE: February 3, 2020

Temporary Public Art – Eccles Theater Holiday Installation 2020 *This is a request for proposals and requires uncompensated completion of prelimnary design(s) as part of the application* Salt Lake County Arts & Culture on behalf of the Eccles Theater is soliciting proposals from qualified Artists, living in the state of Utah, to participate in an open competition for temporary works of art for the Eccles Theater. The County plans to contract with an Artist or Artist Team, to create a unique temporary holiday installation for the Eccles Theater during the Holiday Season.
Budget: $35,000 – Mandatory proposal meeting: January 29, 2020; Deadline: March 18, 2020

Jeremy Ranch Roundabouts The Summit County Public Art Board (SCPAAB) is pleased to provide an opportunity for artists and artist lead teams to submit qualifications to integrate highly creative three-dimensional artworks to be placed in the two newly constructed roundabouts located at the Jeremy Ranch/Pinebrook exits  in Park City, UT.
Budget: $194,000 – Deadline: February 10, 2020 

Artwork for Ledges Event Center – *Please note this is a request for proposals and requires uncompensated completion of preliminary design(s) as part of the application process* The Summit County Public Art Board (SCPAAB) is seeking artists to propose a concept for highly creative three-dimensional artwork to be installed on the east exterior of the Ledges Event Center at the Summit County Fairgrounds.
Budget: $38,000 – Deadline: February 28, 2020

National & International Public Art Opportunities

Site-Specific Mural [Portland. OR] On behalf of Home Forward, the largest provider of affordable housing in Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists living in the United States to submit qualifications for a site-specific mural at Schrunk Riverview Tower, a 118 -unit subsidized housing apartment.
Budget: $80,000 – Deadline: January 22, 2020

Pike Pine Renaissance Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements Project [Seattle, WA] The Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects, in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Department of Transportation, seeks an artist/artist team to join a collaborative design team to unify the Pike-Pine corridor, which is a major east-west connection to Seattle’s central waterfront. The Waterfront Seattle project will create 20 acres of new public spaces, streets, parks, and buildings.
Budget: $300,000 – Deadline: January 22, 2020

Sage Living: residential senior care community [Jackson, WY] St. John’s Hospital Foundation seeks five custom, site-specific artworks for Sage Living. Interested artists working in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah are invited to submit their qualifications.
Budget: $14,500 each – Deadline: January 24, 2020

Colorado State University – Spur CampusAll locations on this RFQ are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific public artworks(s) for the Colorado State University System campus, Spur, at National Western Center. Eight locations available.
Budget: $30,000-$400,000 per location – Deadline: January 24, 2020

Barwell Road – Streetscape Improvement Project [Raleigh, NC] The public art can be stand-alone or integrated into the site. Potential opportunities include a stand alone sculpture, artwork sited at the community complex, and/or artwork integrated into pedestrian paving, lighting, benches/bike racks or other site elements.
Budget: $175,000 – Deadline: January 27, 2020

Lucille Lewis Byard Memorial Sculpture [Silver Spring, MD] Adventist HealthCare System announces a Call for Artists for exterior artwork for White Oak Medical Center. The selected sculpture will serve as a memorial to Lucille Byard, an African-American woman who was denied health care services in 1943, and whose legacy shapes the health system’s mission and values today.
Budget: $50,000 – Deadline: January 31, 2020

Columbia Regional Airport Terminal [Columbia, MO] The City of Columbia, Missouri, invites artists residing to apply for a project at the planned Columbia Regional Airport. The City seeks an artist or artist team to create new, site-specific, original, public artwork(s) for the interior of the new airport terminal.
Budget: $135,000 – Deadline: January 31, 2020

Scottsdale Public Art – Drinkwater Gateway [Scottsdale, AZ] Scottsdale Public Art is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall in the underpass on Drinkwater Boulevard.
Budget: $150,000 – Deadline: January 31, 2020

Michigan Road Public Library Branch [Indianapolis, IN] The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library is seeking qualifications from artists or collaborative teams for the commission of a large public artwork(s) for its new Michigan Road Branch.
Budget: $12,250 – Deadline: January 31, 2020 

Mural Services-Avondale Youth & Family Development Center [Chattanooga, TN] Public Art Chattanooga is seeking mural artists’ and artist team qualifications to be considered for a community mural project in Chattanooga’s Avondale neighborhood. The surface is prepped with an MDO panel substrate suitable for any type of paint application, including mural cloth.
Budget: $20,000 – Deadline: February 13, 2020

Pittsburgh International Airport [Pittsburgh, PA] The artist will collaborate with the project architects to create a concept for an integrated work of art composed of design enhancements for the Ground Level of the new terminal.
Budget: $400,000 – Deadline: February 16, 2020


Jim Glenn
Visual & Public Art Manager
Lisa Greenhalgh
Visual & Public Art