National Public Art Opportunities

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Seattle Public Utilities South Recycling and Disposal Station:   July 9, 2015
​The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) seeks an artist or artist team to develop a permanent or site-integrated artwork for the publically accessible areas of the South Recycling and Disposal Station Rebuild Project site, located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle.

Bloomington, IN​​ - ​Arden Place Neighborhood Site Specific Artwork:  July 15, 2015​
The Arden Place Neighborhood Association was granted funds by the City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) to commission the artwork and is seeking qualifications from those artists/artist teams interested in a commission to create in a minimalist style, a sculptural representation of the concept of a “constant gardener”.  Artwork height would be approximately 5 – 6’, and preferred material is limestone. From this RFQ an artist will be selected for the commission and will work with the neighborhood association on the final design. The budget for the artwork commission is $12,000.

Sterling, CO - Northeastern Junior College:  July 15, 2015​
Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific public artworks(s) for French Hall at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado.  As there are a couple of site options targeted for the building, this call is open to both indoor and outdoor 3D, sculptural, or installation-based artworks. Panel will consider free-standing works, as well as installation-based works that might be attached to a wall. The selection panel would like an artwork that draws people to campus - a statement piece that is a must see.  Budget:  $74,700.​​

Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech University:  July 27, 2015​

The Texas Tech University System Office Building will be the new home for the upper administration and employees of the Texas Tech University System, which is an executive organization of higher education overseeing four separate universities. Among relevant concepts to consider are upward vision, optimism, traditional application of a contemporary style, timelessness, and potential growth. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Finalists will develop a design concept that reflects the standards and culture of Texas Tech specific to the System Office. Budget:  $250,000.​

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.