Calls for Artists

OPEN PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES:

1. FIRE STATION #3 – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – Submission Deadline 5/1/18

Salt Lake City invites Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications for a public art commission at Fire Station #3 located in District 7 at 2425 South 900 East. The City’s second new net-zero station will support firefighters’ day-to-day experiences in Sugar House. The project budget is $70,000 and is inclusive of all artist’s fees and related expenses for design, supplies, fabrication, insurance, transportation, permits, and installation. To view the complete RFQclick here.

ELIGIBILITY – Open to professional artists or artist-led teams residing in Utah. Artists residing in or that are from Sugar House are encouraged to apply.

PROJECT BUDGET –  $70,000

DEADLINE – Submissions are due by 5 pm MDT, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – Fire Station 3

2. GRANARY DISTRICT – MURAL GRANT PROGRAM – Application Deadline 5/17/18 

The Granary District Mural Grant Program provides grant awards for artists to create artwork that contributes to the beautification, diversification and economic vitality of the historic Granary District. The program will fund mural artwork that is vibrant and unique while also preserving the neighborhood’s historical character. The program shall provide grants for new mural artwork installed on exterior wall(s) of properties located within the designated RDA Granary District project area. Grant size will depend on proposed mural dimensions, based on a generalized cost of $30 per square foot (sqft) of mural artwork, up to a maximum award of $15,000 per mural. Because projects are limited to private property only, the artist must retain a written agreement between themselves and the property owner prior to applyingTo view all of the grant program requirementsclick here.

ELIGIBILITY – Open to all professional artists or artist-led teams who have retained a written agreement with a private property owner within the Granary District project area boundaries stating they have permission to execute a mural on their walls.

PROJECT BUDGET –  up to $15,000

DEADLINE – Submissions are due by end of day Thursday, May 17, 2018. Grant funds may fund up to $150,000 worth of murals. Once the $150,000 grant funds have been exhausted, the program will end, so all artists are encouraged to apply early.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – Mural Grant Program

AVAILABLE WALLS – Property Owners will be responsible for their own artist selection process:

Atmosphere Studios – Artists interested in proposing murals for Atmosphere Studios should review the document found HERE and should contact Emily Pilstl with any questions.

 


CLOSED CALLS FOR ARTISTS:

Salt Lake Corporation Department of Airports Whimsy Walls RFP – Closed March 20, 2018

The Salt Lake City International Airport has embarked on an Airport Redevelopment Program that includes the addition of large scale art walls – Whimsy Walls – in the design of approximately twenty-four (24) restrooms throughout the new airport scheduled for completion in 2020. Each restroom will feature unique vinyl wall wraps created from original artwork, which are intended to create immersive and engaging experiences for travelers.

Entry Deadline: 3/20/18
Commission: $7,000 each, 24 opportunities

REQUIRED ARTIST AGREEMENT

VIEW WALL EXAMPLES

RFP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

REGENT STREET REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS-Closed February 7, 2018

Entry Deadline: 2/7/18

Commission Budget: up to $2,000,000

The Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake City Corporation (City) announce a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a public art opportunity located on Regent Street, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  This project is managed by the City’s Public Art Program.

INTRODUCTION
A new state-of-the-art performing arts center, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, opened on Regent Street in October 2016. The theater has become the region’s premier entertainment venue and a contemporary landmark for Utah’s capital city. The construction of the theater generated an exciting development opportunity to redesign and revitalize the adjacent street, Regent Street, which is one of downtown Salt Lake City’s most interesting streets – both historically and culturally.  The crowning piece of Regent’s redevelopment is a public art installation that will formalize the street as the core of a thriving arts and cultural district.

REQUIRED ARTIST AGREEMENTS

RFQ QUESTIONS RECEIVED AND ANSWERS

Entering Regent Street from 100 South

Entering Regent Street from 100 South

Facing South on Regent Street

Facing South on Regent Street

Facing North on Regent Street

Facing North on Regent Street

Embedded design elements

Embedded design elements

Additional embedded design elements on 100 S Regent Street

Additional embedded design elements on 100 S Regent Street

FIRE STATION #14 – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Submission Deadline 3/21/17

Salt Lake City invites Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit proposals and applications for a public art commission at Fire Station #14 located at 3800 West California Avenue. The new net-zero station will support firefighters’ day-to-day experiences in an urban and industrial district. Building materials will respond to the environment while providing a welcoming glow to the public.  The project budget is $60,000 and is inclusive of all artist’s fees and related expenses for design, supplies, fabrication, insurance, transportation, permits, and installation. To view the complete Call for Artists, click here.

337 Pocket Park – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Submission Deadline 3/14/17

Salt Lake City invites Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit up to 3 applications for a public art commission located at what will be a pocket park located at 337 South 400 East, the site of the now demolished 337 Project. The new pocket park will lead to an existing community garden on the property and will function as a community gathering space. There are 24 commissions available. Each commission is $500 and is inclusive of all artist’s fees and related expenses for design, supplies, and transportation. Salt Lake City will manage fabrication. To view the complete Call for Artists, click here.

2016-2018 PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOL – closed 2/1/16
Salt Lake City’s Public Art Program seeks Utah artists for potential inclusion in the Pre-Qualified Public Artist Pool (POOL), a roster of pre-qualified artists to be considered for upcoming opportunities to create new public artwork for various projects in parks, plazas, streetscapes, and facilities throughout the City in conjunction with City-funded capital improvements. Selected artists shall remain active in the POOL for a two-year period. This opportunity is open to all practicing, professional artists working in any media and who currently reside in Utah. For complete Call for Artists please click here.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 1, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: If you were selected for the previous (2014-2016) Pre-Qualified Public Artist Pool you do not need to reapply to be considered for inclusion in the 2016-2018 POOL.

FLYING OBJECTS 5.0 – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – closed 1/11/16
The Salt Lake Art Design Board invites Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit models and applications for a new series of permanent Flying Objects. This series of up to 18 new sculptures will be permanently installed in the Broadway District on the center islands along 300 South (aka Broadway) from 400 West to 300 East. The interesting, eclectic mix of locally-owned businesses—restaurants and bars, book, music, antique and furniture stores, jewelry and clothing boutiques, galleries, theaters, salons—make the Broadway District one of the most inviting and active areas in downtown Salt Lake City. The 300 South Cycle Track that runs from 200 West to 600 East also encourages and promotes cycling as alternative mode of transportation and provides easy accessibility to the businesses along the street.

ELIGIBILITY – Open to artists or artist-led teams residing in Utah

PROJECT BUDGET – The budget for each selected sculpture is $12,500.00 and is all inclusive of artist’s fees and related expenses for design, supplies, fabrication, insurance and transportation. Applicants may submit multiple designs for consideration but no more than two designs per artist/team might be selected for the project. The Salt Lake City Public Art Program is responsible for the costs related to the installation.

DEADLINE -Application materials and scale model must be delivered to the Salt Lake City Arts Council, 54 Finch Lane, (1340 East 100 South) no later than Monday, January 11, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Hours for delivery are Monday thru Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays). Late submissions will not be accepted.

For the complete Request for Proposals, including submission requirements click Flying Objects 5.0 RFP

McCLELLAND TRAIL – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – closed 11/29/15
The Salt Lake Art Design Board seeks aesthetically imaginative, site-specific, appropriately scaled artwork that will have a positive impact on and relationship to the McClelland Trail. This could include way-finding elements, seating, embedded or integrated work in the hardscape/landscape or singular sculptural works. Artists/teams are encouraged to be creative in design, color and material usage. Artists/teams are also encouraged to consider community involvement to inform their final artwork.

ELIGIBILITY – Open to professional artists or artist-led teams residing in Utah

PROJECT BUDGET – The total budget is $60,000 and is inclusive of all artist’s fees and related expenses for design, supplies, fabrication, insurance, transportation, permits, and installation.

DEADLINE – The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight, Sunday, November 29, 2015.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION – The Salt Lake City public art program is using the Call for Entry (CaFÉ ) online digital application and selection process for the McClelland Trail RFQ. Full application information can be found at www.callforentry.org. Applications for this project will only be accepted through CaFÉ.

For the complete RFQ click here: McClelland Trail RFQ Final

REGENT STREET – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – Closed 6/22/15
A new state-of-the-art performing arts center, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, will open in downtown Salt Lake City in the fall of 2016. The theater will become the region’s premier entertainment venue and a contemporary landmark for Utah’s capitol city. The construction of the theater has generated an exciting development opportunity to redesign and revitalize the adjacent street, Regent Street, which is one of downtown Salt Lake City’s most interesting streets – both historically and culturally.

ELIGIBILITY – The Call for Artists is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams, based in Utah, nationally and/or internationally.

PROJECT BUDGET –  The commission budget is $1,400,000 to $2,000,000 USD. To be awarded as one commission. Budget is inclusive of all artist’s fees, travel, design, engineering, insurance, permits, fabrication, labor, shipping and installation.

The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City has identified up to $700,000.00 for basic technology infrastructure improvements on Regent Street. This technology infrastructure may be utilized by the artists as a part of the public art commission as specified in the Call for Artists (see Artwork Criteria and Review and Selection Process). Eligible projects for technology infrastructure improvements may include artwork that incorporates multimedia elements, e.g. light, digital, and/or sound.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION – The Salt Lake City public art program uses the CaFÉ digital application and selection process. Full application information can be found at www.callforentry.org.

For the complete RFQ click here: Regent Street RFQ

REDWOOD MEADOWS PARK – closed 3/2/15
The Salt Lake Art Design Board announces a call for Utah artists who are interested in submitting qualifications for a public art commission at Redwood Meadow Park located at  1768 West 400 North in Salt Lake City. The Design Board is encouraging artists to consider creating artwork that: Reflects the surrounding neighborhood’s history and characteristics; Is of multiple, pedestrian scale elements throughout the park or on the pathway; Includes collaboration with the community in the development of the final artwork. The artist’s budget for this commission is $33,000.00. For the complete Call for Artists please click here.

GEORGE S. AND DOLORES DORÉ ECCLES THEATER – closed 6/30/14
The Salt Lake Art Design Board announces three public art opportunities for artists at the new George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater located on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Art Design Board is seeking artwork to activate and enhance the interior public spaces to further engage patrons and visitors. The Design Board has identified three art projects including floor design in terrazzo, stairways/balustrades, and/or subdued light-based work.  A budget of up to $760,000 has been identified for these public art opportunities. The commissions are open to all professional artists residing in the United States.  For the complete Call for Artists please click here.

THE BIKE STOPS HERE: BIKE ARTIST DESIGNED BICYCLE RACKS – closed 4/18/2014
Seeing the rapid growth of bicycling in Salt Lake City and the desire to encourage more people to choose cycling as a transportation option, there is an essential need and desire for safe and secure bicycle parking. To that end, and in the ongoing effort to weave art into the fabric of our urban infrastructure, the Salt Lake Art Design Board is seeking proposals from Utah artists to design and fabricate bicycle racks that are identifiable, functional, and imaginative. For complete Request for Proposals please click here.

2014-2016 PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOL – closed 1/31/2014
Salt Lake City’s Public Art Program seeks Utah artists for potential inclusion in the Pre-Qualified Public Artist Pool (POOL), a roster of pre-qualified artists to be considered for upcoming opportunities to create new public artwork for various projects in parks, plazas, streetscapes, and facilities throughout the City in conjunction with City-funded capital improvements. Selected artists shall remain active for a two-year period. This opportunity is open to all practicing, professional artists working in any media and who reside in Utah. For complete Call for Artists please click here.

FLYING OBJECTS 4.0 – closed 1/13/2014
The Salt Lake Art Design Board announces a Call for Artists for the fourth series of Flying Objects, a temporary public art project installed in downtown Salt Lake City. The Flying Objects project has been very successful in staging a series of artistic sculptures which add color, shape, interest, and vitality to the downtown streetscape in a range of styles and materials. Each artist selected for Flying Objects 4.0 is paid a $5,000 honorarium for the loan of their artwork for the two-year project period. The artworks are returned to the artists at the end of the project period. For complete Request for Proposals please click here.

Artwork featured in header: Untitled by Paul Heath, Linda Nowlin, Louise Fischman, Wayne Geary