Sunday, January 18, 2009

Regional Public Art Opportunities - Chattanooga & Ft Myers: 2009

Regional Public Art Opportunities
The City of Chattanooga is seeking proposals for the Brainerd Neighborhood Public Art Project in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will be on view April 2009 - October 2010. Works can be in any media and must be suitable for outdoors. Artworks submitted for consideration should clearly relate to the theme of this exhibition: Community & Diversity. Two works will be selected for installation in a public landscape,and will be leased for a period of eighteen (18) months. Each artist or artist team may propose either one work or two works for consideration.
ELIGIBILITY: All professional artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the United States.
EXHIBITION DATES: 18 months, April 2009 - October 2010
STIPEND: $4,000 award for 18-month lease period. All of the removal costs and arrangements (equipment rental, labor assistance, etc.) will be the responsibility of the artist.
DEADLINE: postmarked by February 7, 2009
INFORMATION: For more information and a copy of the RFP and application please contact Rachel Hildebrandt, Public Art Program Director, City of Chattanooga, c/o Dept of Parks and Recreation, 1102 South Watkins Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37404. Phone: (423) 304-1016, E-mail:
The City of Ft Myers announces a national call-to-artists requesting RFQs for a site-specific exterior public art project, Marks & Brands, commemorating the historic cattle trail that ran through downtown during the 19th and 20th centuries. Extensive historic documentation is available to the artist that includes information about the prominent ranchers of that period as well as images of their brands and earmarks.
ELIGIBILITY: All professional artists who currently reside in the United States.
BUDGET: $20,000 (covers all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, materials, fabrication, installation, permitting, documentation and transportation) Up to three finalists will be given an additional $500 design fee to develop a maquette/proposal for final consideration.
DEADLINE: Online applications: Midnight, Friday, February 6, 2009. Receipt of hard copy applications: 4 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2009
For further information about this project or the city’s public art program, please visit or contact Public Relations Manager Jennifer Hobbic at 239-321-7027, e-mail

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