CITY OF PHOENIX PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY
Artist Designed Perforated Screens for Transit Shelters
Deadline: Friday February 21st,
2020 at 11:59pm Local AZ time
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from professional artists to design perforated steel shade screens for multiple City of Phoenix bus shelters. The shade screen enhancements will be incorporated into bus shelters between Central Avenue and 16th Streets; and Van Buren Street and Buckeye Road. There may be additional opportunities for shade screen features at other city locations. The new bus shelters will increase shade coverage for transit users and promote a more walkable neighborhood, reducing the urban heat impact of exposed vacant lots and hard surfaces. New bus shelters will promote a distinctive identity for the community. The projects offer artists in all media opportunities to work with the community to enhance bus shelters with original artwork and provide additional shade for commuters.
This RFQ is open to artists with a variety of experience levels. This is an excellent opportunity for 2D artists (painters, printmakers, muralists, graphic designers, weavers, fabric artists, etc.) to step outside their studio practice and get involved with public art. Arizona artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants to this RFQ may be considered as an applicant pool for other similar City of Phoenix public art projects.
This project will be located along key corridors in two of Central Phoenix’s hottest neighborhoods. The artist enhanced shelters will expand the Public Art Program’s award-winning series of artist-designed shade structures, integrate artists into ongoing City efforts to become a HeatReady city and advance the City’s Complete Streets Task Force and Tree and Shade Master Plan effors to create a connected oasis of beautiful walkable streets and public spaces.
Download the full RFQ here.
How to Apply: Interested
professional artists should apply on www.callforentry.org. Applications must include the submission of a current
resume or CV; a brief (no more than 1000) statement of intent; Up to six (6)
images of previously completed artwork demonstrating the
artist’s ability to design, create, and install exemplary work; an annotated
slide sheet; and contact information for three professional references.
FREE ARTIST LED WORKSHOP! (not mandatory)
January 16, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Want to learn how an artist starts to design a project for a City of Phoenix?
Come and hear from two professional artists, Mary Lucking and Maria Salenger, who have designed transit and shade structures for many different cities. They will share their methods of how they work through their individual design processes and take their concepts to fabrication.
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