The Phoenix, Arizona Office of Arts and Culture maintains an important list-serve of opportunities for both national and regionally-based artists. I encourage all of you to subscribe to their updates here. Here’s what this week’s opportuniies brought:
|City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program|
CALL TO ARTISTS
THE PHOENIX OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE
Two Major Public Art Projects Open to Artists Residing in the United States
The Phoenix Public Art Program invites professional Arizona artists and teams to apply for new major public art commissions in Phoenix.
Artists and teams must have the proven ability to
1. Contribute significantly to the design of public spaces and buildings, such as parking facilities, walls, streetscapes, bridges, trails and other landscape amenities
2. Collaborate effectively with design professionals, community residents and city officials.
Selected artists/teams will work with the project design team and various City of Phoenix staff (Parks and Recreation, Streets Transportation, Transit and Water Services) to integrate art into city infrastructure and open spaces. The talent pool developed through this call may be used, depending on eligibility, to select artists for additional future Phoenix Public Art projects. Applicants to this call will be considered for each project, also depending on eligibility.
Opportunities for Artists Residing in the United States
(Arizona artists are encouraged to apply)
Isaac park: An artist will be selected to design and fabricate features and amenities for the new Isaac Park. The public art enhancements at the park will extend the fabric of public art and design already developed as part of revitalization efforts in the Isaac neighborhood. They include a new city-funded Learning Center, bus shelters, streetscape and pedestrian bridge.
Expected Total Budget: $ 450,000
Sonoran Parkway: An artist/team will join an engineering team to design three bridges, drainage structures and an adjacent landscaped pathway on the new parkway’s Sonoran Boulevard central section. Sonoran Boulevard is proposed to include a 150-foot ROW, one 12-foot vehicular lane in each direction, 8-foot paved shoulders and a paved flush median. The Central segment includes bridges over Apache Wash, Mesquite Tank Wash and Cave Creek Wash.
Initial Budget: $105,000
Opportunities for Arizona Artists Only
67th Avenue Bus Shelters and Streetscape: One or more Arizona artist/teams will be selected to work with City departments and the community to enhance the design of selected bus shelters and their surroundings as part of streetscape improvements along 67th Avenue, from McDowell Road to Camelback Road. The improvements could include retrofitting existing bus shelters and traffic signal boxes with artist-designed panels, enhanced landscaping and other pedestrian amenities near transit stops. Painters, printmakers, photographers and other artists with a strong graphic sense are encouraged to apply.
Expected Total Budget: $364,257
Arterial Canal Crossings: An Arizona artist will be selected to work with the Street Transportation Department to enhance the design of major street bridges that cross the Salt River Valley canals. The designs will focus on the concrete abutments and metal railings and underscore the historic role canals have played in bringing water to Phoenix. The designs will be incorporated into arterial bridges as they are retrofitted in the coming years.
Expected Total Budget: $449,700
Family Shelter: An Arizona artist will be selected to develop a project to enhance the City’s year-round shelter for families and women, at Watkins Avenue and 11th Avenue. Painters, printmakers, photographers and other artists with a strong graphic sense are encouraged to apply.
Expected Total Budget: $107,140
Happy Valley Park-and-Ride: An Arizona artist will be selected to join an engineering team to design a new city park-and-ride to be located off I-17 at Happy Valley Road in north Phoenix. The facility is part of a city-wide system of park-and-rides, located primarily near freeways.
Initial Budget: $159,300
Lift Stations: An Arizona artist/team will be selected to design and integrate gates, fences and/or wall treatments into the retrofit of lift-station designs at various city locations.
Initial Budget: $432,000
Light Rail Corridor: An Arizona artist/team will be selected to join an engineering team to design walls, landscaping and other urban features to be built in conjunction with the development of the region’s new light rail system on 19th Avenue. This is part of city’s effort to improve streetscape design and comfort along important transit corridors.
Initial Budget: $888,400
Park and Ride Expansions: Artists will be commissioned to join design teams to work with City Departments and the community to design park and ride facilities being planned by the Public Transit Department.
Initial Budget: $60,000
ELIGIBILITY: Individual artist and artist teams are encouraged to apply. Each project has different eligibility requirements. Arizona artists are eligible for all projects.
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§ Titles should correspond with titles on the printed image list (see below).
Public Art Program
ATTN: Park-and-Ride, Park and Parkway Public Art Projects
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611
Friday, July 11th Pre-Submission meeting
Friday, August 8th Application deadline
Varies Initial Selection Meeting
Varies Finalist Interviews and Panel Recommendation
Varies City approval process and Award of Contract
Public Art Project Manager