2021-2022 Utility Box Wrap Project / Calls & Submissions

May 13, 2021

Organization Name: City of Auburn, WA

Organization Location: Auburn, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


PROJECT SUMMARY: The City of Auburn seeks applications for artworks/designs that can be reproduced as a vinyl wraps and applied to utility boxes throughout Auburn over the next two years. This opportunity is open to visual artists, illustrators, designers and otherwise creative community members residing in Auburn or the surrounding King and Pierce Counties, working in any medium, as long as the final artwork can be translated and digitally reproduced on a 2-dimensional vinyl wrap.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must live within King or Pierce Counties

BACKGROUND ON OPPORTUNITY: The City of Auburn is seeking artists to submit artwork designs to be reproduced as vinyl wraps and applied to utility boxes throughout Auburn. The City will select a number of utility box sites within Auburn in 2021 and 2022 and multiple artist designs will be selected and reproduced as vinyl wraps on multiple utility boxes, the exact locations and timeline of which will be determined by the City. In general, the utility box sites will be in highly visible areas that could use a better representation of public art and/or in areas that have a history of vandalism.

Selected artist will be paid $500 for an approved final artwork design and licensing rights that will enable the City to reproduce the final design on multiple traffic signal and/or utility boxes throughout the City. The goal of the project is to enhance Auburn’s public spaces by adding works of art by local artists to utilitarian surfaces that are often targeted by vandalism. These pieces of public art can enhance the visual character of our city, promote community dialogue, turn ordinary spaces into community landmarks, and are accessible to everyone.

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8865

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