Public Art Workshops

Here you will find information on Professional Development workshops and opportunities related to Public Art.   

Check back here often for updates and future workshop opportunities!​​

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​Join these free online workshops to learn how to apply for and create City of Phoenix public art projects. The sessions are geared toward artists who have never done a city public art project. They will offer a step-by-step overview of the application, contracting, design and fabrication process.

The events will be live, featuring a 20-minute presentation and 30 minutes for questions and answers.

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This event is open to the public - but you must register. Once registered, you will receive log-in information to attend your event(s). 

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Thursday August 6th at 10am
Lesson 1 – Applications and Selection Process.

Have you ever wanted to apply for a public art project, but don’t know how?  This lesson will cover how to respond to Calls to Artists with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts + Culture. We will include lots of tips such has how to read an RFQ (Request for Qualifications), Photograph tips, and the CaFE application system.  

Thursday August 13th at 10am
Lesson 2 – Contracts

Entering into a City contract can be daunting.  This lesson will help to demystify the process by walking through the different types of city public art contracts and covering important things to consider.  This lesson will not offer legal advice, but we will provide resources for artists!

Thursday August 20th at 10am
Lesson 3 – Design Phase

Unlike studio work, public art projects are not solo acts. They can take many forms, involving many people and needs. This session will walk artists through a typical design development process.  We will discuss the types of design projects and team, and what to consider in developing a successful design.

Thursday August 27th at 10am
Lesson 4 – Fabrication/Construction

Join this lesson to take a general look at how public art projects are built – both by artists and by contractors or subcontractors. We will talk about these two different approaches, and how to determine which is best for a project. ​

Don’t worry if you can’t make all the sessions!  The LIVE lessons will be recorded posted permanently for continued viewing on the Office of Arts and Culture’s YouTube Page.