Posts Tagged ‘Out-of-state’

KEY WEST, FL – RFP – City of Key West City Hall

In RFP on October 15, 2018 at 5:26 pm

The City of Key West invites artists to submit proposals for a site-specific public art work. The goal of the project is to place site specific artwork in the interior 1st floor lobby and hallways for the public, City staff and City Commissioners to enjoy, and to reflect the building’s importance to the City as a site that has educated its constituents and now as a community gathering place for good governance. Exterior artwork may be proposed at any of the specified targeted spaces including; the front retaining wall, the corner of White and Seminary Streets, or the butterfly memorial garden at the corner of United and Grinnell Streets. All exterior work must meet Historic Architectural Review Commission (HARC) guidelines for scale in the historic district, (for the specific type of proposed artwork). Artists may propose artwork for one of the targeted spaces or present a cohesive proposal for more than one space. All proposed artwork shall be original and site specific. The mission for the commissioned public art in the City of Key West is to enhance the character and identity of our island community through the aesthetic of public artworks.


BUDGET: The maximum art budget amount, inclusive of all costs for artists including installation, is $200,000 for this project.

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 28, 2018 by 3:00 P.M

QUESTIONS: All questions must be submitted in writing NO later than November 20, 2018: Elizabeth Young, Executive Director, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Administrator, City of Key West Art in Public Places,



PORTLAND, OR – RFQ – PDX International Airport Concourse E Extension

In RFQ on October 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Port of Portland invite artists/teams living in the U.S. and Canada to submit qualifications for two permanent suspended art installations as part of the Concourse E Extension at PDX International Airport.


BUDGET: The art budget is $600,000 for two suspended artworks by one artist/team. Project installation occurs early 2020.

DEADLINE: Monday, November 12, 2018 by 11:59PM Mountain Time.

QUESTIONS: Contact Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager, 503.823.4196


OKLAHOMA – RFQ – Maps3 Convention Center

In RFQ on October 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm

The City of Oklahoma City is seeking qualifications for artists for a public artwork for the new Oklahoma City Downtown Convention Center. Temporary displays, exhibits and concerts by local artists, designers and other creatives will be presented as stand-alone experiences and in conjunction with convention events for visitors and residents. The goal of this public art commission is to create a monumental public art experience to capture the grandeur of Oklahomans’ spirit and resources, in one or both of the glass-fronted atria. These atria create the grand entrance to the Convention Center. The City is seeking one artist or artists’ team, to address one or both sites within this expansive, glass fronted corridor with a 70’ clearance. The artist may possibly elect to impact the programmable exterior
lighting as part of their overall treatment.


BUDGET: $1,300,000

DEADLINE: November 7, 2018, 4pm (CST)

QUESTIONS: Robbie Kienzle, Arts Liaison & Program Planner,


PHOENIX, AZ – RFQ – Well Site Enhancement Projects Artist Pool

In RFQ on August 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from professional artists to collaborate with other design professionals to design aesthetic improvements to promote safety and security for multiple City of Phoenix Water Services Department well sites. Located in different residential neighborhoods throughout the city, the well sites are essential components of Phoenix’s drinking water delivery system. The projects offer artists in all media opportunities to work with the community to enhance the locations with landscaping, pathways, fencing, walls, gates, sculpture, shade, interpretive information and other improvements. Artists will be expected to collaborate on a design team other design professionals.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to professional artists with a variety of experience levels. Applicants to this RFQ may be considered for multiple City of Phoenix public art projects.

BUDGET: up to $35,000 (Design Only)

DEADLINE: Monday, August 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

QUESTIONS: Romeo Rabusa, City of Phoenix Procurement Procurement Officer, Other questions related to the Office of Arts and Culture can be directed to Estrella Payton, Communications + Community Engagement Manager, 602-534-5084.


SAN ANTONIO, TX – RFQ -Tricentennial Artwork for San Pedro Creek Culture Park

In RFQ on July 31, 2018 at 9:06 pm

Bexar County has engaged the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) to assist them in selecting an artist for a commission to install a permanent public artwork at the newly opened San Pedro Creek Culture Park in downtown San Antonio, TX. The Tricentennial Artwork will serve as a signature work of art for the Park and commemorate the Tricentennial of Bexar County and the City of San Antonio.

The Tricentennial Artwork will engage the viewers in a thoughtful and celebratory way, and reflect the rich interweaving of cultures that define Bexar County and San Antonio. This artwork should emphasize the historic importance of San Pedro Creek and convey the story and culture of Bexar County and San Antonio. The site offers a unique opportunity to create a landmark for San Pedro Creek Culture Park.


BUDGET: $425,000

DEADLINE: 12:00PM (PST), August 30, 2018

QUESTIONS: Joe Kibe, Contract Officer, San Antonio River Authority, or 210-302-3277


MEMPHIS, TN – Salary Position – UrbanArt Commission Program Manager

In Salary Position on July 24, 2018 at 5:02 pm

UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is excited to add a new Program Manager to the team with a focus on curatorial, temporary and event-based public projects. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Management team to engage stakeholders and support artists through the development of public art and programming. This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of the Moveable Collection, approximately ten temporary public art projects and events annually (such as the recent UAC Block Party), and new programs that will activate existing UAC project sites. Through the Moveable Collection, artworks by Memphis-based artists will be purchased and displayed in city facilities around Memphis. This portfolio of work aims to stimulate broader interest in public art across the city and to and provide greater opportunities for Memphis-based artists to participate in public art.

ELIGIBILITY: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Overall qualifications required include proven ability to work with a diverse range of people, personas and public interest.

TO APPLY: Salary range will be commensurate with years of experience and qualifications. Applicants should email a current resume including a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page and 3 professional references with the subject line “Program Manager application” to:


MEMPHIS, TN – RFQ – City of Memphis Cossitt Library

In RFQ on July 24, 2018 at 4:59 pm

UrbanArt Commission is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a large sculpture that attracts and engages Memphians and visitors to the library. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will consider the mid-century architecture and history of the building; be durable to sustain interactive use; include a participatory element that visitors can look forward to, particularly families with children; welcome individuals to the library without being a barrier; incorporate functional elements such as seating into the design.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist living and working in the United States. Memphis-based artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: $145,500

DEADLINE: Friday, August 24, 2018, 11:59 PM CST

QUESTIONS: Emily Rooker, Project Manager, 901.221.4077,


MEMPHIS, TN – RFQ – Watermark Residential/Forest Hill Heights

In RFQ on July 24, 2018 at 4:56 pm

UrbanArt Commission is partnering with Watermark Residential and the City of Germantown to produce a series of four sculptures that will encourage public interaction with civic areas, and help create a connection between planned residential and retail spaces. The selection committee expresses an interest in public art pieces that will help energize public spaces and encourage activity and use of civic areas; be durable to sustain interactive use; inspire play, interaction, and curiosity; create a sense of human-scaled architectural character; use high-quality materials, follows design guidelines as outlined in the Forest Hills Heights design manual.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artist living and working in the United States. Memphis-based artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists are invited to apply as a team if desirable.

BUDGET: $162,000

DEADLINE: Friday, August 24, 2018, 11:59 PM CST

QUESTIONS: Emily Rooker, Project Manager, 901.221.4077,


SAN ANTONIO, TX – Salary Position – Public Art Project Manager

In Salary Position on June 29, 2018 at 5:02 pm

Public Art San Antonio (PASA) is seeking a Project Manager who, under general direction, is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing public art project efforts that utilize solutions for moderately complex projects.  This position will assist in standardizing performance metrics and reporting; integrating data across reporting systems; and setting up an overall framework for ongoing data tracking and reporting.  May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public or Business Administration, or a related field. Two (2) years of project management experience.

SALARY: $57,377.06 – $86,065.46 Annually

DEADLINE: 7/8/2018 11:43 AM Central

QUESTIONS: City of San Antonio, Human Resources Department, 210-207-8705


SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salary Position – Public Art Program Manager

In Salary Position on June 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Under the general direction of the Arts Council executive director (or other designated member of management), incumbent manages the city’s public art program, coordinates the work of the advisory body (Salt Lake Art Design Board), manages each public art project from initial development through installation, manages information regarding public art program, manages maintenance, inventory and related aspects of program, works with the community members and stakeholders, and works with artists and members of each project team. Incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment to perform said duties.

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s degree in education, art, arts administration, communications or other related field, plus two years related paid professional experience in related field.  Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.

SALARY:   $45,614.00 – $62,213.00 annual salary

DEADLINE: June 28, 2018