2024 Kent Traffic Signal Control Box Art Wraps / Calls & Submissions

April 26, 2024

Organization Name: City of Kent Arts Commission

Organization Location: Kent, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The City of Kent Arts Commission, in partnership with the Public Works Department, seeks artists to design artwork to cover traffic signal controller cabinets. The selected artists will create artwork for cabinets in various locations throughout Kent.

This cross departmental partnership is intended to curb graffiti and create a visually dynamic and interesting environment in Kent by incorporating artwork on city traffic controller cabinets. Artwork will be fabricated onto vinyl wraps and installed on nine selected cabinets.

This call is open to professional and emerging visual artists residing in Washington State, and working in any medium, so long as the final artwork can be translated and digitally reproduced on a two-dimensional vinyl wrap. Nine artists will be chosen from the pool of applicants to create one design each that wraps the four sides of a cabinet.

Scope of Work
The artists will each create a design based on traffic controller cabinet specifications and locations to be provided. We are looking for artwork that provides color and vibrancy. Designs that are representative of some element(s) of the Kent community are encouraged.
Artists will provide fabrication-ready designs; Kent Arts Commission/City of Kent will coordinate and cover the cost of fabrication and installation.

Each of the selected artists will receive an artistic fee of $1,000 inclusive of design, research, travel, and applicable WA sales/use tax.

Evaluation/Selection Process
An Artist Selection Panel established by the Kent Arts Commission will evaluate submitted qualifications and select eight artists. Each artist will develop an original artwork proposal to present to the Kent Arts Commission for final review. The proposal should include a narrative explanation of the concept for the project; and sketches, renderings, or digital illustrations representing the Artist’s concept for the artwork the fairly depicts the design, color, and intent.

Selection Criteria:
-Quality of past work as demonstrated in submitted application materials
-Suitability of work for traffic controller cabinet locations
-Desire and capacity to consider Kent’s unique community, history, and character

* Only qualifications submitted through CaFE will be reviewed.
Applicants are responsible for all costs incurred in preparing or responding to this request for qualifications. All materials and documents submitted become the property of the City and will not be returned.

Qualifications will not be accepted after the 4/26/24, 10:59 p.m. deadline.


Opportunity Website

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