National Public Art Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please send calls you wish posted to Jeanine Garcia at  ​

White Bear Lake, MN:  Century College:  August 20, 2015​
The Minnesota State Arts Board requests proposals from professional public artists or artist-led teams to design, fabricate, and install a permanent, site-specific public artwork at the Century College Academic Partners Classroom Addition in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The purpose of this request for proposals (RFP) is to commission artwork that: creates a destination by enlivening and activating the space; supports the connection between technology and liberal arts; complements existing architectural concepts; and incorporates light, multimedia, and sound elements. A detailed description of the project and instructions for completing the application are contained in the RFP. Budget: $32,400.

Quincy, MA - MBTA Wollaston Station:  August 24, 2015
An artist will be commissioned as part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Red Line’s Wollaston Station improvements project to create public art that will be fabricated and installed by the contractor as part of station construction. Except for porcelain enamel work, artists may be invited to bid to fabricate work. The artists will work with project design consultant team and contractor as needed.  There are several MBTA calls are currently open. Budget:  approximately $125,000 for the station, including artist fees and expenses. It is anticipated that the selected artist would receive a design fee of $25,000.

Hollywood Art on the Outside Program:  August ​16, 2015
The City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program is seeking qualifications from artists and/or artist teams to establish a pool of qualified artists to create temporary, site-specific, land art installations in Plummer Park and along Santa Monica Boulevard in an exhibition titled Can You Dig It?.  In the wake of the water crisis in California the public has been forced to reconsider how they use water in their everyday lives. The City of West Hollywood has already begun to take action by enforcing water usage restrictions and encouraging residents and businesses to conserve water. Through the Can You Dig It? exhibition of temporary, site-specific, land art installations, the City invites artists to re-imagine its dry and arid public landscapes.

Roswell, GA - ​​New Fire Station:  August 19, 2015​​
The Roswell Arts Commission on behalf of the City of Roswell, GA is seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install original outdoor artwork for a new Fire Station. The project budget: $76,000.​

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.

Houston, T​X - Alice M. Young Neighborhood Library Sculpture:  August 28, 2015​
RFQ for an artist or artist team to develop sculpture or sculptural interventions for the exterior space of the Alice M. Young Neighborhood Branch Library.  Budget:  up to $250,000.​

Charlotte, NC - Mecklenbury County Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center:  August 31, 2015
The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a public art opportunity for Mecklenburg County’s Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center.  Bu​dget:  $85,000.

Aibelene. TX - Texas Tech Maddox Engineering Research Center:  September 3, 2015
An artist is sought to honor two brothers  whose memory the major gift in support of the Project was provided by the J. F Maddox Foundation: Jack Maddox, Texas Tech Class 1929, and Donovan Maddox, Texas Tech Class 1934. The humble backgrounds of these two distinguished graduates of Texas Tech and the successes they achieved following the education each of them received at Texas Tech is detailed in the Maddox Family History Appendix to this RFQ. Additional possible concepts to consider are renewable energy, engineering, sustainability, and research. Artists should keep in mind that this will be a premier research facility for Texas Tech and will provide a place where researchers and their teams will make the next generation of engineering discoveries. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.​   Budget:  $243,000.

Monroe County, FL - Art in Public Places:  September 10, 2015
Call to Artists for The Florida Keys (Monroe County) Art in Public Places! Public Art artists are encouraged to submit an application to become eligible to submit requests for proposals for upcoming projects in the Keys. Once an artist has become qualified –they receive opportunities for 5 years.

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.

Charlotte, NC - City LYNX Gold Line Phase II (Multiple Opportunities):  September 19, 2015​
​The City of Charlotte is continuing to expand transportation options in the region and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking professional artists living and working in the U.S. to integrate art into the City LYNX Gold Line - Phase II (Gold Line).  The Phase II expansion of the CityLYNX Gold Line will add 11 Stops – 9 west of the Phase I line, extending the streetcar line to Johnson C. Smith University and French Street, and 2 east of the original line crossing over Independence Boulevard and stopping at Sunnyside Ave. The line divides into three zones: West Side (4 Stops), Center City (5 Stops), and East Side (2 Stops).  There are art opportunities at the Stops and in transition areas along the Corridor. CATS is seeking artists who live and work in the U.S. who are accustomed to engaging with local communities in an effort to ensure that the art is accessible and meaningful to the public.  CATS will select 3-5 artists to incorporate art into the Stops and along the Corridor.  ​​

Indianapolis/Marion County, IN:  ​New City-County Building Plaza:  September 28, 2015​
​The Arts Council of Indianapolis, on behalf of the Building Authority of the City of Indianapolis / Marion County, Indiana and in collaboration with Indianapolis’ Sister Cities International Committee, requests the qualifications of artists interested in completing a permanent, exterior artwork in Indianapolis’ newly-redesigned City-County Building Plaza (construction beginning early 2016) honoring Indianapolis’ Sister Cities relationships. The goal of the artwork is to acknowledge the various Sister Cities in a contemporary and imaginative way in order to call attention to the ongoing program. The project budget is $46,000.

Nashville, TN:  David Crockett Memorial:  September 30 , 2015​
The Tennessee Arts Commission on behalf of the Tennessee State Capitol Commission and the Tennessee General Assembly requests qualifications from professional artists to create a bust to commemorate David Crockett. Budget:  Up to $45,000.