Friday, May 23, 2008

A Few Out-of-Town Projects.

Sacramento, CA
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, in conjunction with Sacramento County, invites artists to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist database for upcoming public art opportunities at the Sacramento International Airport. This project, with a budget of $5 million, is the largest public art project in the history of the County. A number of selection panels will be established to review applications for the purpose of establishing a pool of qualified artists working in a variety of media. Media appropriate to the Airport Art Program includes sculpture, ceramic, mosaics, art glass, multi-media, artist-designed lighting elements, or any other durable materials suitable for long-term exposure in an airport environment.

Information of the Airport Art Program and an application form may be found at: The deadline for applications is August 4, 2008.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Open Call to Artists - Public Art Opportunity for Mission/Cliff Bungalow Promenade
The City of Calgary Public Art Program and Community Cultural Development, in conjunction with Parks, is seeking requests for proposals from artists and other individuals interested in the opportunity to provide an arts-based community development opportunity to the communities of Mission/Cliff Bungalow. The successful candidate will design, create and implement a public art project that will reconnect the community to its history and the river by providing a point of interest on the new promenade. The project will involve the community in all aspects of its development.

The Mission/Cliff Bungalow Promenade Project is part of a larger initiative by the Parks department in conjunction with the Community Association, Heritage and Carson McCulloch landscape architects to redevelop the bike path and walkway along the Elbow River. The Community Association is working to engage the communities of Mission and Cliff Bungalow in the use of this new promenade, making it an active gathering space and source of pride for the area.

This competition is open to local, national and international artists.

The budget for each phase is $4,000 CDN for a total of $12,000 CDN.

Submissions must be received by Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:30 hours MST.

Please see attached PDF for the Request for Proposal # PA-2008-1001. Should additional information be required please contact Jon C. Waks at 403-268-2843 or electronically at

Resources for artists, including tips and hints about open calls and a list of current opportunities are online at The City of Calgary Public Art Program page:

NOTE: We are not asking for a concept at this time. Only those artists who have been short listed will be asked to submit a design concept for this project.

Lauderhill, FL
The City of Lauderhill announces a new public art project at the Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens. The project budget is $20,000 and the Art Selection Committee is open to commissioning site-specific work and/or purchasing existing artwork. Interested artists can view the new call by going to the website and clicking appropriate titled link on the
City's web-site:

The submission deadline will be 2:45 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2008

For more information, contact Ms. DeLesa E. Parrish, Public Art Board Staff Assistant, City of Lauderhill, City Hall, Suite 211, Corporate Park at Inverrary, 3800 Inverrary Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida 33319, 954-730-3078, E-Mail:

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