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130th Streetscape Public Art

Bellevue, WA

Summary: The City of Bellevue seeks an artist, or artist team, to work with stakeholders, city staff and a transportation design team to create a series of integrated public artworks that utilize creative placemaking principles as part of the 130th Avenue NE Shopping Street streetscape (currently in design) in BelRed.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 5pm PST 11/6/17

How to apply: Dropbox or other file sharing service, or hand delivery of thumb drives

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional artists residing in the United States. Qualified artists will have proven experience developing at least one artwork that was integrated with the design and that responds to the goals of a broader civic project.

Special Notes: Because the artist is expected to work with the Design Team, the artist selection panel will consider the proximity of the artist’s studio to the project site and the availability of the artist to be present at Design Team meetings.

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Arc Promenade

Stapleton, CO

Summary: Stapleton announces a public art opportunity with a commission of $300,000.  The Project Selection Committee is interested in dynamic artwork that is composed of multiple elements or a series of elements that will relate to each other and make a coherent statement about this space. This artwork will be attentive to the prairie environment and create an exceptional visual experience that will draw people to this area.

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: Midnight MST 11/6/17

How to apply: via CaFE

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be legally residing in the United States.

Special Notes: Artwork should be engaging to all ages and accessible to persons with disabilities
Artwork may be interactive as well as attentive to activity in the area; how people will use the space.

For more information about Stapleton and the Public Art Master Plan for Stapleton, please go to .

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Veterans Community Living Center, Homelake

Monte Vista, Colorado

Summary: Colorado Creative Industries seeks to acquire public art through direct purchase of existing artwork – original artworks that have already been completed – for the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake (VCLC) in Monte Vista, Colorado. The amount of funding available for artwork is $33,500.  This VCLC is looking to acquire more than one artwork and artworks under, and up to, $5,000 will be considered.

Budget: $33,500

Deadline: Nov 8, 2017

How to apply: via

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to Colorado artists only

Special Notes: Due to the building’s design and need to keep floors clear, 2D works are the main type of artwork that will be considered. Works may be sculptural in nature, as long as they are wall-mounted and do not protrude more than 4”.  The Selection Committee will consider artworks of all media, including but not limited to, paintings, photography, mixed media, and fabric. There are a few different wall sizes available to hang artwork in the building, so artworks of various sizes will be considered, with a preference towards works that are 24”x36”or larger.

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Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project

City of Ottawa Public Art Program

Summary: The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment project is part of a long-standing vision for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. It will provide a new Ottawa Art Gallery and help raise the profile of Arts Court as the City of Ottawa’s downtown arts centre, located on Daly Avenue in the heart of Downtown Rideau’s retail, arts and theatre district, surrounded by the University of Ottawa, the Rideau Centre, the Convention Centre, and steps away from the Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre, Byward Market and new LRT stations.

This unique city-building project will result in a new museum standard Ottawa Art Gallery utilizing City-owned land and integrating it with complementary private sector investment and development. We are also renovating spaces within Arts Court to provide improved and expanded facilities for local artist-run centres and the Arts Court Theatre as well as enhanced public access.

Budget: $385,000.00 in Canadian Dollars + HST

Deadline: Tuesday November 14, 2017, 4:00 p.m. EST

How to apply: All applications materials are submitted via

Eligibility Requirements: This request for qualifications is an equal opportunity, open to local, national and international professional artists and artist teams with experience in creating permanent public art. The City of Ottawa supports cultural activity that is inclusive of Ottawa’s diverse communities including people from diverse ancestries, abilities, ages, countries of origin, cultures, genders, incomes, languages, races and sexual orientations. The City of Ottawa recognizes the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation as Ottawa’s Indigenous Host Nation. Applications from artists and representatives of diverse origins including First Nations, Inuit and Métis are welcome and encouraged. The City of Ottawa recognizes both official languages as having the same rights, status and privileges.

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TTUHSC El Paso Medical Science Building II

El Paso, Texas

Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a site-specific exterior installation to be placed in front of the new Medical Science Building II, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in El Paso, TX. Construction of the facility will be completed by March 2019.

Budget: $790,000

Deadline: 11/16/2017 3:00 PM Central Time

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists are eligible.

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here comes the neighborhood

San Isidro, CA

Summary: The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro. Artists are sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent site-specific artworks for the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego and consult during installation of artworks at the sites by the City.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 11/16/2017 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist or artist team legally residing in California or Baja California and authorized to work in the U.S.

Special Notes: When you arrive at the PlanetBids website click “Bid Opportunities” to find the here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro opportunity. Artists that have not previously registered through the City of San Diego for PlanetBids must register prior to downloading the RFQ. It is also important to download the documents to become an official RFQ holder. You must be a registered RFQ holder to receive addenda. To register on PlanetBids: • Read the Vendor Registration instructions carefully. • Create a user name and password. • Have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available. • Select your Business Category: 96104 Artists (including Digital Artists). • Receive an email from PlanetBids confirming successful registration.

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