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Project Overview:  The City of Worcester is seeking artist proposals from interested and qualified professionals for the creation of an artist-designed Gateway Arch scheduled for installation in conjunction with the construction of Blackstone Gateway Park.

The Blackstone Gateway Park will feature one half mile of accessible walking paths, elevated boardwalks and three bridges crossing the headwaters of the Blackstone River along McKeon Road.  Included along the trails and boardwalks are observational platforms, kiosks, and interpretive signage providing historical and ecological information about the Blackstone River and the role it played in the history of Worcester and the Blackstone Valley Corridor. This new riverfront park will stand out as a unique urban park in the City providing recreational amenities while maintaining a natural aesthetic.

The project seeks to incorporate public art that references the area’s industrial legacy, which includes wire and cable manufacturing, the Blackstone Canal, and the railroad.

The Blackstone Gateway Park project will incorporate a Gateway Arch in the main entrance plaza located at the intersection of McKeon Road and Blackstone River Road. Artists can submit a maximum of three design proposals for the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch must be delivered completed, stable, well-fabricated and installation-ready. 

Budget: The City of Worcester has set a maximum proposal price of $50,000.

Deadline (extended):  Friday, June 30, 2017 (Delivered, not postmarked)

Artist/Team Selection:  July 2017
Delivery of artwork: March 2018
To view and download the full RFP, please visit:



University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Budget: $430,000

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

If invited, the stipend to propose is $10,000.

Artwork for the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering, Kingston Campus, will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.  Through this program, the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”  

For more information and to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4432



The Minnesota State Arts Board, on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, requests proposals from working, professional artists or artist-led teams for permanent, site-specific artwork at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you have an interest in serving those who have served, please consider submitting qualifications to this opportunity.

Eligibility: Working, professional artists residing in the United State are eligible to apply. Responders submitting qualifications shall be at least 18 years of age.

Budget: $155,415, all-inclusive with a $5,000 finalist design proposal contract.

Deadline: Applications are due via CaFE™ no later than 11:59 P.M. (MT), Thursday, June 29, 2017
How to Apply: Application requirements and instructions are in the full RFP document. Visit our website for more information and to download your copy.

Questions: Send any questions to me at percentforart@state.mn.us. The deadline to submit questions about the content of the RFP is 4:30 P.M. (CT), Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 



Pre-Qualify for Short List for St. Petersburg Pier Project

The City of St. Petersburg invites artists with a high level of professional experience in three dimensional exterior public art to indicate interest in being considered for commissions for the St. Petersburg Pier project.
Formal proposals will be sought from artists from the limited pool of pre-qualified, interested artists.  Artists must have a completed body of work of similar scope, scale and budget range as well as familiarity with the integration of design and installation into an ongoing construction project.  

Budget: $480,000 is available for two commissions but this budget may be augmented.  

Deadline:  Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling schedule of monthly meetings until July 1, 2017.

Information: http://www.newstpetepier.com/art.php

Questions:  pierart337@gmail.com 


Budget: $20,000 per photographer. Two photographers will be selected. Budget is inclusive of artist fee, which includes time spent photographing on trails, a select number of images for use, applicable WA state sales/use tax, and travel.

Eligibility: open to professional fine art photographers working in a range of photographic styles and conceptual frameworks. Photographers must live in British Columbia, Oregon, or Washington.

Deadline: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm PDT

More information: https://www.4culture.org/grants/picturing-trails/

Opportunity:  This project will provide greater overall public exposure to the King County’s Regional Trail System (the RTS)—including existing trails and new trails such as Lake to Sound and Eastside Rail Corridor—through contemporary photography. Two photographers will be selected to explore and photograph the RTS during the course of approximately one year. The selected photographers will begin developing a plan to explore the RTS that will consider trail users and call attention to some of the more remote or less familiar trail locations farther from urban areas. The photographic intent is to capture the trail environment and trail users through a distinct visual sensibility. Photographers are encouraged to consider trails both as a journey and as social spaces and to highlight experiences that are not found elsewhere. Both photographers will coordinate with 4Culture and King County Parks staff to develop plans that do not duplicate exploration of trail geography. The resulting imagery will provide a contemporary take on the RTS that expresses a diverse and modern vision while capturing the zeitgeist of the trails, users, and the surrounding environment.

Photographers that work in a wide range of fine art styles and conceptual frameworks are encouraged to apply. While capturing the natural environment is important, the intent of this project is to capture the zeitgeist of the RTS, to highlight the diverse users of the trails, and to provide a new and exciting take on the vast regional trail environment. Photographers should have a desire to explore and photograph a wide range of environments throughout the regional trails network in King County, especially those found on lesser known trails.

Photographers must ensure availability during the project timeline, starting in September 2017 and completing exploration and photography in June 2018. This extended timeline will allow photographers to create a plan to explore the trails and to consider a range of seasons and experiences unique to the trails at various times of the year. Photographers should also display an interest in working with 4Culture and King County Parks to develop criteria for a public image crowdsourcing campaign that will be the second phase of this project, implemented in 2018.

Phase 2 of this project will work with the selected photographers, 4Culture, and King County Parks Regional Trails staff to create a crowdsourcing campaign. This campaign will encourage the public to explore the regional trails, take photographs, and submit their images for review by a selection panel. Selected images will be available for future non-commercial use by 4Culture and King County Parks.



The Town of Huntington Public Art Advisory Committee is currently requesting a fourth round of conceptual design proposals for artistic transformation of additional Traffic Signal Boxes in various locations in the Town of Huntington, Long Island, NY.  

Location:  The specific number and locations of these projects have yet to be determined, but may be from 5-15 Signal boxes possibly including boxes in Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Village, Huntington Station, and/or other areas of the Town of Huntington.  

Eligibility:  Artists who live in the New York metropolitan area are eligible to submit for these projects.

Budget:  A budget of $1,600 per signal box is projected.

Deadline:  The receipt deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, July 21, 2017.  

More Info:  Complete specifications for this RFP may be downloaded at www.HuntingtonNY.gov/Bids/RFPs.

Other inquiries: purchasing@HuntingtonNY.gov or via fax @ 631-351-2833.



Art Spaces, Inc. has issued a Request for Qualifications for artists interested in applying for the opportunity to create a sculpture that will define a public place for conversation, reflection and dialogue in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, and honor Theodore Dreiser as a respected American author who has made valuable contributions to American Literature and to many other writers. The sculpture site is at Vigo County Public Library, adjacent to the Terre Haute Arts Corridor.

Budget: $40,000

RFQ:  www.wabashvalleyartspaces.com/call-for-entries/

Questions: info@wabashvalleyartspaces.com or 812-235-2801.


RFQ No. 17012-SCEART
Request for Qualifications
South Central Extension Public Art Services
Valley Metro Rail, Inc. requests interested parties to submit Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) for Artist Services for the South Central Extension.

Scope of Services:  Valley Metro is looking for fourteen experienced artists for the South Central Extension Light Rail Project.  Each artist will be tasked with designing and creating artwork for a light rail facility. There are eight station projects and one park and ride project for experienced artists and five traction power substation projects for emerging artists available.  Each artist will work directly with stakeholders to create unique and engaging artworks.

Pre-Submittal Conference:   A Pre-Submittal Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. (MST) at Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona  85040.

Submission Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. (MST).  Submittals received after the specified time will not be accepted.
The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) documents will be available for downloading on or about Monday, May 8, 2017.  Interested firms may log in and download the RFQ documents at Valley Metro’s third party bidding site, http://valleymetro.procureware.com.
Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Agency’s Contracts and Procurement Department via email to procurement@valleymetro.org
Valley Metro reserves the right to reject any and all Submittals.


Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.
Art in this area should help to “activate” the area by creating an element to draw people in and keep them seated in this area for studying, socializing, etc. See renderings in RFQ attachments or additional resources for the proposed location.
Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand daily foot-traffic of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Facility. Ideal submissions should be made out of stone or another organic material. This piece should be outdoors and available to the community. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist will have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.
Finalists:  Selected finalists will receive a maximum of $2000 for travel and design fees following the submission and presentation of a Design Proposal and a model in San Angelo, TX.
Location: Angelo State University (Member, Texas Tech University System), San Angelo, TX
Budget: $135,000
Deadline: June 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. (central)

RFQ: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869

Apply online: https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=1427

Website: http://texastech.edu/publicart



Request for Artist Qualifications

Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public area(s) of the new Department of Environmental Quality Technical Support Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Selection Committee will collaborate with an artist to develop an installation that reflects the important role the Department of Environmental Quality plays in safeguarding Utah’s air, land and water.

Budget: $40,500

Deadline: June 30, 2017
Applications are accepted via CaFe

Please refer any questions or comments to Mackenzie Morton at mmorton@utah.gov (801) 245-7270 or Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov (801) 245-7271


RFQ – Data Visualizations for WeHo Arts: The Plan

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking qualifications from artists and artist teams in order to select an artist/team(s) to produce data visualizations of the community priorities and information collected in the City’s cultural plan, WeHo Arts: The Plan. The City intends to select three (3) artist/team(s) to create unique digital artworks to illustrate the vision for The Plan and its outcomes. Artists will be tasked to reference mostly text-based data collected during the cultural planning process to design an infographic, gif and/or video to illustrate the findings. Artists are invited to refer to the “How We Heard It – Overarching Principles + Priorities” as a reference for some of the data collected. Additional information about the cultural plan can be accessed on the city’s website, www.weho.org/theplan. Each commissioned project will be required to be designed to function on the City’s various multi-media platforms (social media, video billboards, WeHo TV, city website) and as a printed take-away.

Eligibility: The Request for Qualifications is open to professional artists/artist teams residing in the United States. Professional artists/artist teams residing in West Hollywood are especially encouraged to apply.

Budget: Three (3) commissions will be awarded to three (3) unique individuals and/or artist teams with budgets for individual projects to not exceed $3,000 each.

Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm, June 15, 2017.

Questions: Rebecca Ehemann, Public Art Coordinator, City of West Hollywood, (323) 848-6846, rehemann@weho.org



Request for Qualifications

Deadline for Submission: June 16, 2017 at 5pm

Project Title: Integrated Public Art Project - Privately owned Public Art

Total Art Budget: $20,000

The below goals will aid in the selection of the commissioned artwork. The project should be an original, INDOOR site specific design fabricated in safe, durable, low maintenance materials   Proposals should be complimentary to the overall interior design of the structure. This project seeks artists and proposals that utilize the entirety of the budget for one focal sculpture.  The selected piece shall be an indoor, Southwestern Art sculpture located in the main lobby that will capture and reflect the natural lighting from the high ceilings and large windows.  The piece will be in the center of the lobby area, close to a digital discovery bar, giving the piece significant visibility.  The theme is intended to be modern that are more focused toward nature inspired forms and / or botanical themes.   Functional and Non-Functional Art will be considered.  

The developer seeks proposals that complement the architecture of the building, while maintaining a palate of natural colors.  Proposals incorporating water features WILL NOT be considered; however, lighting elements will be considered, but not required.  All projects should have an obvious artistic undertone and common theme throughout, as well as meeting all Oro Valley Public Art Code requirements, and building code regulations.  Preferred ideas for materials, including, but not limited to: bronze, copper and other natural and durable low maintenance materials.  Natural colors are preferred as well as neutral colors complimentary to the palette of the existing building.  All proposals should complement the building architecture to the fullest extent possible.
Brief Overview of OneAZ can be found online here:  https://www.oneazcu.com/about/about-us/

View the entire public art request for qualifications, and online application online here:



Protecting Our Waters: Cohort 1, CSO Associate Artists (Seattle, WA)

Deadline: Thursday, July 27th, 2017, 4:00 p.m. PDT

4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) want to commission four Associate Artists to create intrigue and stimulate curiosity, raise awareness, and foster an emotional connection to the largely invisible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system and make its importance resonate at a city-wide scale. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Selected Associate Artists will have the chance to create meaningful artwork that engages issues of social, economic, and environmental relevance. They will build relationships with a cohort of other committed Associate Artists responding to related themes and working in a diversity of disciplines to produce a variety of outcomes. Throughout the project, Associate Artists will enjoy support from and close dialogue with both WTD staff and lead planning artist team Sans façon.

The full guidelines for this call are available at www.4culture.org/grants/protecting-our-waters

Budgets: $190,000, $100,000, $80,000, and $40,000

Eligibility: Artists or artist-led teams residing in the United States. Artists and artist-led teams in ALL DISCIPLINES MAY APPLY, including performing, literary, visual, time-based media, and social practice.

Four artists/teams will be commissioned. A wide range of outcomes is expected and encouraged, including residencies, performances, publications, film and video, events, installations, and permanent visual art, as well as temporary interventions and artist-initiated actions.

Deadline: Thursday, July 27, 2017 by 4:00 pm PDT