Public Art Opportunity for New Public Artists / Calls & Submissions
September 6, 2023
Organization Name: City of Bellevue
Organization Location: Bellevue, WA
Type: Calls & Submissions
Eligibility: Eligible artists must not have completed a public art project with a budget above $25,000 and must live in Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, San Juan and Snohomish counties, WA. Artists must be able to travel to Crossroads, Bellevue, to visit the park and later to install their designs by the end of 2024.
This call aims to create a new artwork for the highly diverse community in Crossroads, Bellevue within Crossroads Park. While this opportunity is about experiencing an artist’s work in a larger scale, it’s not intended to simply replicate an existing work, but to build on a current body of work with a change in scale, possibly material, and in a new outdoor setting. An example could be an artist that typically creates ceramic works that could be transformed with new durable materials and in a scale suitable for the outdoors. Interested artists will submit up to two current and distinct three-dimensional bodies of work for consideration by an artist selection panel. An example of a body of work could be artworks that are similar in aesthetics and style or art making practices and methods.
The budget for this opportunity is $75,000 which is inclusive of design, fabrication and installation. The artist will be mentored by the City’s Public Art Specialist through all phases of this project. The City will separately fund and coordinate, with input from the artist, all foundation work and required permits as part of mentorship.
Crossroads is Bellevue’s most diverse neighborhood, with 57% of residents born outside the United States and 61% of residents speaking a language other than English at home. Representing diverse voices and perspectives in the City’s Bellevue Art Collection and in Crossroads is critical. Diverse artists are highly encouraged to apply.
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