Public Art Roster call to artists in the PNW / Calls & Submissions

September 4, 2023

Organization Name: Spaceworks Tacoma

Organization Location: Tacoma WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Spaceworks Tacoma is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for artists to join our esteemed Public Artist Roster. We are seeking innovative, passionate, and community-oriented artists to contribute to the vibrant cultural landscape of our city. Let your artistic vision flourish in Tacoma!

About Tacoma: Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Tacoma is a city renowned for its dynamic arts scene, rich history, and breathtaking natural surroundings. As a hub for creativity and diversity, Tacoma is committed to fostering a welcoming environment that celebrates artistic expression in all its forms.

Opportunity Overview: We invite artists working in various disciplines, including but not limited to mural painting, digital art, 3D installations, performance art, short film and multimedia, to submit their qualifications for consideration. This roster will serve as a pool of talented individuals from which we will select artists for a range of upcoming public art projects and commissions throughout Tacoma, including our Rapid Mural and Woolworth Window Installation Programs.

Benefits of Joining the Roster:
• Exposure: Your work will be showcased in a city known for its strong support of the arts, granting you increased visibility and recognition.
• Collaboration: Engage with a network of fellow artists, curators, and art professionals, fostering collaboration and artistic growth.
• Community Impact: Contribute to the enrichment of public spaces, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of Tacoma’s residents and visitors.
• Compensated Opportunities: Selected artists will be compensated for their work, ensuring fair compensation for their creative contributions.

Eligibility: This call is open to artists at all stages of their careers, both emerging and established, who are passionate about enhancing the urban environment through art. Artists residing in the Pacific Northwest are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: To be considered for the Spaceworks Public Art Roster, please submit the following materials through our online application portal:
• Artist Statement
• Resume or Bio
• Portfolio of Past Work

Selection Process: A panel of local arts professionals and community members will review submissions and select artists to join the Spaceworks Public Art Roster. Selected artists will be notified via email by early October.

Join Us in Shaping Tacoma’s Artistic Landscape: We believe that art has the power to transform and unite communities. Join us in creating a cityscape that reflects the unique spirit of Tacoma. Your creativity could be the next to leave an indelible mark on our vibrant urban canvas.

We will also be hosting an information session at the Tacoma Public Library, Moore Branch, located at 215 S 56th Street, Tacoma WA 98409 on Thursday, September 24th at 4:30pm. This info session will be recorded and posted online afterwards.

For any inquiries, please contact Jasmine Brown, Public Art Coordinator at or 253-628-1735.

Opportunity Website

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