Salt Lake City, Utah | All City Council Districts
The Salt Lake City Public Art Program is seeking poems or poetic lines in English or Spanish from Salt Lake City-based artists and writers for its Sidewalk Poetry: Senses of Salt Lake City public art project.
The project gives Salt Lake City residents the opportunity to display their own writing publicly and enable the participation of artists or writers without previous public art experience. The poems or poetic lines should highlight the beauty of Salt Lake’s urban and natural landscapes, as well as celebrate the unique and diverse communities and individuals that reside within Salt Lake City’s neighborhoods.
How do you experience Salt Lake City? What do you see, hear, smell, or feel when you explore your neighborhood? What resonates with you when you visit the Jordan River Parkway, Bonneville Shoreline, City Creek Canyon, or any other notable public spaces in Salt Lake City?
Chosen poems or poetic lines will be made into metal concrete stamps and imprinted into the fresh concrete of new sidewalks throughout Salt Lake City, beginning Summer 2024. Salt Lake City will be responsible for fabrication and installation of the infrastructure for these poems.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 5:00 pm MST
No late submissions will be accepted under any circumstances.
SUBMISSIONS: All entries should be submitted through the following Submission Form.
COMMISSION: $250 per commission; 20 available commissions
ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Artists is open to all emerging* and professional artists or artist-led teams who are currently reside within Salt Lake City, Utah, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, political, opinion, or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. Must be age 18 years or older.
*Emerging writers/artists and/or writers/artists without previous public art experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
INFORMATION SESSION: The recording of the applicant information session can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/W12vHJNt-AE.
To access the presentation slides covered during this info session, please click here.
QUESTIONS: All questions regarding this RFP are to be directed to the Salt Lake City Public Art Program by email at email@example.com. Please review the complete Call for Artists document prior to emailing any questions.
View the full Request for Proposals here.
Direct link to application: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/aeafa9d81fec4f308a75b0402b5d02b8