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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 for national or international projects.

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The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce an opportunity for Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the 500 North/Fairpark Traffic Calming Measures public art opportunity. The Salt Lake Art Design Board strives to commission an artwork that reflects the history, identity, diversity, and spirit of the Fairpark neighborhood by resonating with the local community and fostering a sense of inclusion & belonging. The primary site for an artwork installation is the traffic circle situated at 500 North 1300 West. In addition to the traffic circle, artists will be invited to consider proposing artwork for the three traffic splitter islands located at 500 North 1200 West.
Budget: $55,000 - Deadline: September 20, 2023 at 5:00PM MST

The University of Utah School of Dentistry is looking for wall-mounted visual artwork for their St. George Clinic, which is located in the dental hygiene building on the Utah Tech University campus.
Budget: $3,000 - Deadline: September 22, 2023

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s), for the Mothership Youth Shelter in Denver, CO.
Budget: $180,000 - Deadline: September 25, 2023

The Colorado Art in Public Places program seeks qualifications from artists interested in creating public artworks for the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Budget: $255,000 - Deadline: September 26, 2023

New Mexico Arts' Art in Public Places program announces the 2023 Large Scale Purchase Initiative. The objective of this initiative is to diversify the state's public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers.
Budget: $50,000-$200,000 - Deadline: September 29, 2023

Wheat Ridge, CO requests qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific public artworks(s) for the Ward Road Station Public Art project.
Budget: $160,000 - Deadline: September 29, 2023

The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for an Artist to create unique works of public artwork for the new Willow Bend Neighborhood Park, Universal Access Playground, and Natural Area (Willow Bend) in Loveland, Colorado.
Budget: $55,000 - Deadline: October 1, 2023

The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee is seeking portfolios from artists or artist teams interested in designing and fabricating a large-scale piece of public art to be installed in the Victorian Avenue Cultural District that represents the character and identity of the City of Sparks, NV.
Budget: $125,000 - Deadline: October 2, 2023

Valley Metro is seeking to hire up to eight Public Artists for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Capitol Extension in Phoenix, AZ. There are six station art commissions at $300,000 each for artists with public art experience and two traction power substation commissions at $50,000 each for emerging artists.
Budget: $300,000 - Deadline: October 25, 2023

The City of Coeur d’Alene, ID seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create an outdoor sculptural installation at the City’s Advance Wastewater Treatment Facility. 
Budget: $75,000 - Deadline: December 1, 2023

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


The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy and the City of Philadelphia announce a competition to commission site-specific public artwork to be installed at the intersection of Broad, Germantown, and Erie.
Budget: $200,000 - Deadline: September 21, 2023

Burlington International Airport in Burlington, Vermont, is excited to partner with Burlington City Arts on a call to artists for a new permanent artwork at the airport.
Budget: $50,000 - Deadline: September 22, 2023

The Moline Public Art Commission and Quad City Arts seek the design and installation of a public mural to be created on an exterior wall in Moline, Illinois.
Budget: $30,000 - Deadline: September 22, 2023

The City of Sarasota, FL Public Art Program is accepting applications to the 2024-2026 Artist Roster.
Deadline: September 25, 2023

The One Columbia Public Art Program seeks artists for a curated roster that serves as a resource for One Columbia public art selection committees and as a reference for external organizations and private entities in South Carolina. 
Deadline: September 28, 2023

The City of Tustin, CA Parks and Recreation Department’s Public Art Commission invites artists and artist teams to apply with their qualifications for inclusion in an Artist Database for notification and potential commission of one or more future public art commissions.
Deadline: September 29, 2023

LexArts, in partnership with the Lexington Freedom Train Memorial Committee, seeks an artist or artist team to create an artwork that honors Lewis and Harriet Hayden, two of Lexington's enslaved who became famed abolitionists, to remember the stories of other enslaved persons in Lexington and to commemorate their paths to freedom via Lexington's Underground Railroad.
Budget: $400,000 - Deadline: September 29, 2023

StreetSpark is looking for an artist to design and paint a mural on a concrete levee wall along the Great Miami River in Hamilton, Ohio.
Budget: see RFQ - Deadline: September 29, 2023

LexArts Inc. in association with Red Mile Gaming & Racing seeks artists to create a vibrant public mural or art installation on the walls of the main interior Entry Way in Lexington, KY.
Budget: $20,000 - Deadline: September 30, 2023

The Lewisville, TX City Council, city management, and the appointed Arts Advisory Board seeks artists to create a visually striking exterior public art installation outside the entrance of the Tittle McFadden Public Safety Center.
Budget: $320,000 - Deadline: September 30, 2023

VenturaWaterPure — Advanced Water Purification Facility, a forthcoming water treatment facility in Ventura, California is seeking artist qualifications for the design of integrated artworks. VenturaWaterPure aims to create a platform for artist-led initiatives that celebrate the story of water recycling and highlight the ecological significance of new water resources while also incorporating an educational component to promote water recycling awareness.
Budget: $1,000,000 - Deadline: September 30, 2023

The City of Wichita seeks artists for a Public Art Commission for L.W. Clapp Park in Wichita, Kansas, to establish Clapp Park as a unique destination for the Wichita metropolitan area.
Budget: $270,000 - Deadline: October 1, 2023

The City of Norfolk seeks to commission an artist to design and create exterior artwork for campus of the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Budget: $242,500 - Deadline: October 9, 2023

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) or installation to be placed at Bolin Hall, on the Midwestern State University campus, located in Wichita Falls, TX.
Budget: $368,000 - Deadline: October 12, 2023

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking artists to reimagine and transform several bus shelters around the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Budget: $19,999 - Deadline: October 16, 2023 at 5:00PM EDT

The City of Lewisville, TX is seeking qualifications from artists who wish to create an indoor work of public art in the Lewisville Public Library.
Budget: $75,000 - Deadline: October 29, 2023

The City of Redondo Beach, CA is requesting artists interested in being included in a roster including site responsive visual artists working in any mural medium, style, or technique. The Redondo Beach Public Art Commission currently has a number of identified mural projects. Artists are encouraged, therefore, to apply as soon as possible since applications will be reviewed as they come in, and approved Artists may be invited to submit proposals for one or more projects as soon as the Roster contains enough artists to facilitate a competitive RFP process.
Budget: $10,000-$100,000 - Deadline: November 17, 2023

Muncie Arts requests qualifications to generate a pool of prequalified artists for current and future public art projects in the City of Muncie, Indiana. Outdoor public artworks, including sculpture, installation, and murals are being planned through 2024, with project budgets ranging between $5,000 to $150,000.
Deadline: December 31, 2023

The City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program invites artists and artist teams to submit portfolios as an entry to join the City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry. 
Budget: varies - Deadline: January 9, 2024

The Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon seeks artists to be considered for inclusion in the Deschutes Public Artists Library Artist Roster. Renovations and new construction throughout the entire library district bring the opportunity for the district to build a new art collection. Art in all six Deschutes Public Library branches will be diverse in both concept and material.
Budget: $1,500,000 - Deadline: March 31, 2024

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

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

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Hannah Barrett
Public Art Coordinator