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Public Art Opportunities

Utah Public Art Program Opportunities

MTech College – Lehi, Utah
This new
Trades and Technology building is creating a new center for trades education in Automotive, Diesel, Advanced Manufacturing, Welding, CNC/Machining, and Information Technology. Artists living in the western US are eligible for this project.

The Committee has identified the exterior for this commission. Entries accepted via CaFE.
Budget: $88,000 – Deadline: December 4, 2020

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The SCERA Public Art Competition is calling for entries! If you are interested, make sure to hurry, we will only be accepting entries through Friday, October 23, 2020! We have a wonderful host of judges and prizes for the winning artists.
Deadline: October 23, 2020

Salt Lake City Arts Council Public Art Program – re-envisioned 9th South Roundabout Call for Artists to commission artwork in the new roundabout near 9th and 9th that responds to the dynamism and sense of transformation in the area. Originally released in December 2019, this public art opportunity has been retooled to consider blending permanent sculptural artwork with a rotating program of temporary murals.
Budget: up to $115,ooo – Deadline: October 27, 2020 BEFORE midnight.

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

National & International Public Art Opportunities

Sasaki, with MassBay Community College (MBCC), invites artists to submit conceptual proposals for transformative public artwork for the MBCC Health Sciences Center in Framingham, MA. Contact: for full RFP, including selection criteria and process. 
Budget: $200,000 – Deadline: October 30, 2020

The City of Riverside is requesting proposals for Commissioned Art for the Tremont Trfwy Round-a-bout.
Budget: $50,000 – Deadline: October 30, 2020

The City of Worcester is now accepting qualifications from artists and designers for the creation of a public art installation inspired by 19th-century Worcester activist and abolitionist Abby Kelley Foster.
Budget: contact agency – Deadline: October 30, 2020

UF ASB 619 Institute of Hispanic Latino Cultures (IHLC), Gainesville, FL, is looking for artists with the primary focus on a mural in a courtyard, with walls facing south, west, and north. These walls are heavily shadowed by abstracted flag designs cast from the ceiling. The committee is looking for art that supports the identities of the IHLC which includes 27 countries and several languages.
Budget: $20,000 – Deadline: November 2, 2020

Shoreline Signals, Des Moines, IA is asking artists to create a repeatable prototype project that is interactive and performs two functions. 1: Beckon people to the river’s edge and 2: Advise river users of the water’s relative safety, including flow rate for paddlers and anglers. This is an ambitious and large scale regional initiative with a budget to match.
Budget: $100,000 – Deadline: November 3, 2020

South Central College of North Mankato is seeking artists and artist teams to design and commission original artwork as part of its STEM and Healthcare renovation project. There will be three locations within the campus building for permanent two-dimensional artwork, painting, or sculpture installations. The college is interested in designs that reflect its mission and values: diverse community, student success, innovation, partnerships, curricular pathways, and sustainability.
Budget: $51,000 – Deadline: November 3, 2020

The City of Cambridge is seeking artists to create a major public artwork outside the city’s new Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools complex, as part of a reconstruction of the educational and community hub at 197 Vassal Lane.
Budget: $650,000 – Deadline extended to: November 9, 2020

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: November 10, 2020

The City of Surprise, Arizona in conjunction with the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission (SACAC) is seeking qualified artists to propose artwork that will be placed at the new Fire Station 308 facility. Direct all questions regarding this Request for Proposals via E-Mail to:
Budget: $80,000 – Deadline: November 12, 2020

The City of Pompano Beach, Florida will commission an artist for a mural of approximate size – 130’ long by 20’ high.
Budget: $15,000 – Deadline: November 13, 2020

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create original public artworks for the Denver Art Museum and Denver Central Public Library Campus. 
Budget: $600,000 – Deadline: November 16, 2020

The City of San Ramon, California  is seeking qualified artist(s) interested in creating a site specific permanent installation of public art for the San Ramon Library. The RFQ is open to professional artists living in the western continental United States including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Budget: $30,000 – Deadline: November 18, 2020 by 3:00pm

The Louisiana Percent for Art Program seeks artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement an interior installation of original design for LUMCON’s Blue Works located in the Port of Terrebonne in Houma, Louisiana. A successful proposal for this project would include digital, kinetic, or technological components.
Budget: $80,000 – Deadline: November 18, 2020

The Hunger Coalition seeks artists to design and paint murals on our new building headquarters in Bellevue, Idaho. Three separate artists will be selected to complete a mural. The Hunger Coalition builds a healthy community through access to good food and addresses the root causes of food insecurity in collaboration with key partners.
Budget: up to $8,750 per mural and some travel costs for non Bellevue residents – Deadline: November 20, 2020.

The Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Public Art Initiative is proud to announce two open Calls for Artists for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, and the Coppin State University College of Business. The projects are the first Maryland Public Art Initiative public artworks on Maryland HBCU campuses.
Deadline: November 24, 2020 at 3:00pm ET

The City of Santa Clarita (City) is seeking an art work for its Public Art program. Up to five (5) artists will be invited to submit site specific proposals for a tile mural art work (Art Work) to be permanently located at the Canyon Country Community Center courtyard.  The City intends to select one artist to design and fabricate an Art Work.  The location for the public art piece will serve as a backdrop for weddings, events, banquets, and gatherings.
Budget: $25,000 total – Deadline: November 30, 2020

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is creating an artist roster of approximately 200-300 artists, that will include both artists who are emerging into the field and experienced public artists, who will be pre-qualified for future public art projects in 2021-2023 within city utility facilities, parks, street right-of-way, and other locations.
Deadline: November 30, 2020 5 PM

The Mount Rainier Arts Commission (MRAC) is looking for a unique artwork, that will enliven the experience of the community, to be located on the side of a one story commercial building. The building is located in the center of one of Mount Rainier’s business districts close to popular local businesses. It is a walkable street and neighborhood, just a block from Rhode Island Avenue, a main thoroughfare into Washington, DC.
Budget: $3,500 – Deadline: November 30, 2020

The City of Santa Clarita (City) is seeking three (3) sculptural art works for its Public Art program. Artist(s) are invited to submit portfolios of past work for consideration. Up to five (5) artists will be invited to submit site-specific proposals for sculptural art works (Art Work) to be permanently located on concrete pads along the Canyon Country Community Center walking paths. The City intends to select one artist to design and fabricate three Art Works.
Budge: $60,000 – Deadline: November 30, 2020

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Mabel Lee Hall Public Art Selection Committee and the Nebraska Arts Council – three sites, each with its own budget and requirements.
Budget: $330,300 total – Deadline: Dec. 4, 2020

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to create public art to be placed in The New Single Terminal at KCI airport.
Budget: Varies – Deadline: December 6, 2020

 The City of Coral Springs Public Art Program is requesting artist proposals and qualifications for a commissioned interactive sculpture significant in size for the ArtWalk on NW 31st Court. The artwork must be interactive, intergenerational family-oriented, iconic, and provide photo opportunities.
Budget: $97,000 – Deadline: December 22, 2020

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for the Oconee Rivers Greenway (ORG) trail construction project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected site.
Budget: $55,000 – Deadline: January 4, 2020

The Victorian Square Temporary Art Program is a curated collection that will showcase regularly rotating installed art throughout downtown Sparks, Nevada. This program is designed to enhance the local environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting artists to temporarily exhibit select works in,  selected areas.
Deadline: January 18, 2021

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


Jim Glenn
Visual & Public Art Manager