Friday, July 13, 2007

And Another

Artist Opportunity: Public Art Initiative Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Waldbaums Community Mural Project - The Town of Huntington (Long Island, NY) requests submission of qualifications from professional mural artists, preferably with prior experience supervising teen apprentices in executing community murals. While open to any U.S. artist, strong preference will be given to artists of the region. Tentative project budget of $30,000-$50,000, not including in-kind support. Copies of the RFP can be obtained from the Town’s web site or by contacting the Division of Cultural Affairs, 631-351-3099. Submission deadline is September 21, 2007.

Another Opportunity

You should apply for this project - especially if you have not used CaFE yet - once you do it the first time it gets easier.

Broomfield CO - The City and County of Broomfield Public Art Committee seeks artist proposals for two public art sculpture projects to be located in two city and county parks. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2007. Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.

Project Description

Proposals may be submitted for commission or direct purchase of sculpture to be installed in two city and county parks: Miramonte Boulevard and Kohl Street Park, and Interlocken East Park. The budget per park site is $50,000; honorariums will be paid to semifinalists submitting maquettes. Details for each site proposal as well as aerial photos and submission information can be viewed and downloaded on the 2007 Public Art Opportunities link at:

Estimated Timeline:
Requests for Proposal (RFP) posted: July 13, 2007
Deadline for RFP submittal: August 13
Semi-finalists notified: August 17
Deadline for semi-finalists’ maquettes: September 10
Finalists notified: September 24
Deadline for refined concepts and work plans: October 8
Council review of finalists’ proposals: October 23
Installations completed by: March 31, 2008

How to Apply

Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13, by hand delivery or email to the attention of Alisa Zimmerman, Cultural Affairs Manager, located at One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield CO, 80020; email:

Applications may also be posted beginning Monday, July 30, on CaFEtm at:; apply to “Broomfield – Interlocken East Park” and/or “Broomfield – Miramonte and Kohl Park.” Registration is free for first-time users.

Program Information

The public art sculpture projects represent the second phase of public art initiated by the City and County of Broomfield Public Art Committee. The first project, Art Benches, was completed in November 2006 and consists of ten commissioned benches installed in parks and open space areas.

For information about the program and committee, master plan and guidelines, please contact the Cultural Affairs Office at 303-464-5835 or 5829 or visit:

The City and County of Broomfield Cultural Affairs Division, established in 2001, oversees development of the performing and visual arts in the Broomfield community, and programming and rental of the Broomfield Auditorium. For further information, please call 303-464-5835 or visit:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Opportunities for Artists

Phoenix, AZ
METRO Light Rail is currently working on a 3 mile expansion in the city of Phoenix, Arizona with several public art opportunities. There are four commissions for work at the light rail stations and a parking structure, from $235,000 - $245,000 and two commissions to work on traction power sub stations at $50,000. Application due date is August 6, for more information please visit our website at

Santa Cruz, CA
The City of Santa Cruz Public Art Committee invites you to submit qualifications for proposing a public art concept for artwork to be located at Poet’s Park, a new neighborhood park in the Beach Flats neighborhood. Finalists will be paid an honorarium of $500 to develop design/concept ideas. Total project budget is $25,000. Deadline to apply is July 27, 2007. Photos and site design plans are available. For more information contact Crystal Birns at (831) 420-5256 or email
(Or UrbanArt can email the RFQ to you.)

Seminole, FL
Project: Passenger (Bus) Shelter
Budget: $50,000
Postmark Deadline: August 1, 2007
An open call-to-artists for the design, fabrication, and installation of a passenger (bus) shelter to be located in the City of Seminole, FL. Project Budget $50,000. Postmark Deadline: August 1, 2007. For complete project information, graphics, and application instructions, visit Pinellas County’s Cultural Affairs PUBLIC ART web-page at or contact: Amber Overby at (727) 384-6000 ext. 3049 or

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Good Definition of Public Art

Public Art

involvement of artists
in the same places
in which the time, energy and money
of the community are engaged