Posts Tagged ‘Out-of-state’


In RFQ on December 11, 2018 at 12:56 am

The City of Tempe in partnership with the Boyer Company invites artists to submit qualifications to create permanent artwork within the IDEA Tempe Campus, and to provide masterplan art concepts for the overall campus. The campus is located immediately west of the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and between Rio Salado Parkway and the Rio Salado Multi-use Path. The IDEA Tempe Campus is an Approximately 18 acre multi-phased development that is expected to include multiple office buildings, a hotel, parking structures and art related spaces that will complement the TCA. The development is focused on attracting new and existing companies to Tempe that are involved in all areas of technology. IDEA stands for Innovation, Discovery, Education and Arts. The Campus is focused on bringing these elements together in a way that creates an attractive work environment as well as an amenity for the Tempe community.

ELIGIBILITY: open to a professional artist or artist team residing and eligible to work in the United States. Artist must demonstrate experience in design, fabrication and installation, experience with creating public art masterplans, and have knowledge of durable materials appropriate to the Sonoran Desert climate.

BUDGET: $80,000

DEADLINE: Friday, January 4 (11:59 PM MST)

QUESTIONS: Rebecca Blume Rothman, Director of Public Art,, 480-350-2827



WASHINGTON STATE – RFQ – WSDOT Artist-in-Residence

In RFQ on November 29, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Washington will become the first state to embed a full-time artist in a statewide agency, bringing in a creative approach to advancing the agency’s goals like improving safety, reducing congestion, promoting economic vitality, supporting multimodal transportation systems, and creating healthier communities. With the support of ArtPlace America, Transportation for America (a program of Smart Growth America), and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are creating a new one-year artist-in-residence program, the first of its kind in the country.

ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to artists 18 years of age or older who are eligible to work in the U.S. for the length of the residency. The AIR must be able to work in Olympia, WA for the duration of the residency. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply, however, artists must have extensive experience with community engagement and collaboration as part of their practice.

BUDGET: The AIR will be provided a stipend of $40,000 for the year-long residency. An additional $25,000 will be designated towards project implementation.

DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

QUESTIONS:  Ben Stone, Director of Arts & Culture at Transportation for America and Smart Growth America at


DENVER, CO – RFQ – Denver Botanic Gardens: Freyer – Newman Center

In RFQ on November 5, 2018 at 6:42 pm

Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for the future Freyer – Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The facility is located near the main entrance to the Denver Botanic Gardens, at the corner of York St. and 11th Ave., Denver, CO. The selection panel has recommended a site-specific artwork to be integrated into the exterior plaza of the Freyer – Newman Center.

ELIGIBILITY: This project is open to artists who currently live and work in in the United States. The selection panel is especially interested in artists that can demonstrate a deep understanding of the Denver Botanic Gardens and its mission, as well as the area’s history, landscape, and surrounding neighborhood.

BUDGET: The commission amount is $300,000 USD.

DEADLINE: Monday, November 26, 11:59 p.m. MST

QUESTIONS: Brendan Picker , Public Art Program Administrator, Denver Arts & Venues, City and County of Denver, (720) 865-5563,


DENVER, CO – RFQ – 39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel

In RFQ on November 5, 2018 at 6:39 pm

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create multiple artworks for the 39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel Public Art Project. The new 12-acre recreational greenway between Franklin and Steele streets will serve as a safe community gathering space as well as reduce flood risks to nearby homes and businesses. The goal of the artwork is to celebrate the Clayton and Cole neighborhoods and help instill a sense of continuity throughout the Greenway by providing a progression or a narrative to unify the public spaces. The specific locations for proposed artworks are to be determined once a short list of semifinalists is selected.

ELIGIBILITY: This commission is open internationally to artists or artist teams.

BUDGET: The budget is approximately $400,000 USD.

DEADLINE: Monday, Nov. 12, 11:59 p.m. MST

QUESTIONS: Brendan Picker , Public Art Program Administrator, Denver Arts & Venues, City and County of Denver, (720) 865-5563,


FLORIDA – RFP – Cultural Arts Master Plan

In RFP on October 31, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Collier County is seeking an individual or firm to develop a simple and clear Strategic Arts and Culture Plan for Collier County Florida that addresses arts and culture development throughout the County.  This plan should include recommendations on leveraging funding and enhancing existing or seeking new private public partnerships, with the overarching goal of establishing Collier County as an arts and culture destination.  This plan should provide a road map for achievable success through best practices in arts and cultural development, should it be undertaken by governmental entities or by private organizations, in an efficient and sustainable manner.


DEADLINE: November 30, 2018, 12pm PST

QUESTIONS: Procurement Office, Collier County Procurement Services, 3295 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112-4901, Phone: (239) 252-8407, No emails accepted.


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