National Public Art Opportunities

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​​Gunnison, CO:  Western State Colorado University:  July 31, 2015​
This construction project is a renovation project, slated to be completed in Fall 2016, to update Quigley Hall, the music and  art building, on WSCU’s campus in Gunnision, Colorado. Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific public artworks(s) for Quigley Hall at Western Colorado State University in Gunnison, Colorado.  The Art Selection panel is looking to commission an outdoor, 3D sculptural artwork for the exterior of Quigley Hall, specifically outside the entrance to the building’s art galleries. The panel would be interested in an artwork that engaged with the space of the building, but that is not attached. Kinetic and interactive artworks highly encouraged. The panel would like artwork that considers Quigley Hall’s role as the hub for the music and arts programs on campus in a more abstract than literal fashion.  Budget:  $151,600.

Denver Auraria Campus, Auraria Library:  July 31, 2015​
This construction project, slated to be completed in December 2016, is a renovation project to update the Auraria Library in order to better serve the changing needs of the students on Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado. Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific public artworks(s) for Auraria Library on the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado.  The panel is requesting proposals for outdoor artworks, either 3D or sculptural installations. The panel will consider artworks of all media, with a preference for suspended, multipurpose, and/or interactive artworks. Areas of opportunity include the exterior of the building and one or more of the library’s internal outdoor courtyards.  Budget:  ​​​$166,400.

San Diego International Airport:  July 31, 2015​

As part of the Airport’s north side construction program, an observation park is being planned at the corner of Palm Street and Admiral Boland Way. The park is envisioned as a multi-faceted space in an urban context. It will increase the appeal of the newly landscaped area of Pacific Highway for pedestrians and provide the public with a unique site from which to observe aircraft approaching and departing the Airport’s runway. The park is reflective of the Airport’s commitment to providing accessibility to and from the Airport campus via public transportation. Transit users of the Middletown light rail station at Palm Street will be guided to walk through the park to access a complimentary shuttle to Airport terminal.  For complete eligibility requirements, submission guidelines, and to apply for the opportunity, all artists must register in the Authority’s Vendor Database:To register visit: and complete the Vendor Registration. What you need to register:

1. You will be asked to create a user name and password, please write them down and save for reference,
2. Have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available, and
3. Select your Business Category. For this opportunity use the following Business Category: 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and PerformersOnce you have successfully completed the registration process you will receive an e-mail confirming your successful registration. You may then log in to our website to view and/or print the opportunity.

City of Calgary - Call for Consultant: August 12, 2015
The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with the Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) Department, is seeking proposals from consultants to develop a second phase of the groundbreaking 2007 UEP ‘Public Art Plan for the Expressive Potential of Utility Infrastructure’. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our city and transform the way Calgarians and visitors see, think and experience the environment around them. 

​Boston - MBTA :  August 27, 2015
The MBTA has released Calls for Entries for the Chelsea Commuter Rail Station and the Blue Hill Avenue Station​. The Wollaston Station call for entries will be available shortly. Note that preference will be given to artists from the region. Information sessions have been scheduled to introduce the projects and to answer questions related to the application process. To download all MBTA RFQs, additional information and to apply, click here.

La Cruces, New Mexico - Donna Anna Community College:  ​September 11, 2015​
The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission project on the DACC East Mesa campus. The work will be situated at the center of the campus in the quad area surrounded by the Academic Resources Building, the Student Resources Building, the Auditorium, and the Digital Media & Main Building. Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity. A total of $183,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.