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Public Artists Sought for Future Projects

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Public Artists Sought for Future Projects
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The City of Durham’s Pre-Qualified Artist Registry will be used to select artists when a project’s requirements render it suitable. Selection will be based on the appropriateness of the artist’s medium and experience relevant to specific project requirements. The City continuously seeks greater diversity and urges artists and artist teams of all backgrounds and any medium to become part of the pre-qualified registry.

BUDGET: Varies per project

ELIGIBILITY:  Professional artists over 18

DEADLINE: 10/31/2020

Review full RFQ and apply here.

Project locations may include but are not limited to the City’s parks, sidewalks, interior and exterior walls, vehicles, bus stops, and spaces that are visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways. Public art is traditionally free of admission fees, and administered through a public process that provides opportunities for the community to provide input.

What to Provide

  1. Artist Statement: Briefly describe your experience, your discipline(s), and your qualifications for completing artworks. Artist teams should explain their interest and qualifications collectively.
  2. Images: Submission should include visual representations of past artwork that demonstrate your qualifications for this project. Applicants must upload at least five (5) high-resolution images from at least three (3) different projects. Each project image should have an accompanying summary of the title, location, cost, materials/medium, and timeline associated with the piece. Videos will count as one of the five (5) images, and should be submitted as a hyperlink within the PDF. Artist teams’ images should include examples from each team member.
  3. Resume: Resumes for each artist/artist team member should include any public or private commissioning experience, and community engagement experience, if applicable.
  4. References: Each artist should provide three (3) professional references or recommendation letters with contact information for each references. Community references will be accepted. Artist teams may submit a total of three (3) references collectively.

How to Apply

Apply online using the CaFE system.

QUESTIONS? Contact Alexandra Benson, alexandra.benson@durhamnc.gov

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