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Artwork for Point Defiance Park Tacoma

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Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team to create an artful experience on Sail Mound B which is an open, flat, triangular 15’ x 15’ x 15’ space atop a small hill, at the newly developed Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park. With 360 degree views of Puget Sound, Point Defiance Park, and the ferry terminal, the space will naturally draw people to it. On clear days, the triangular space is directly aligned with a spectacular, uninterrupted view of Mount Rainier. The artwork should build upon the surrounding views and environment to create an inviting, rewarding experience for those who make the trip up the hill. The artwork should complement the park, but create a different experience than the areas atop the 2 other nearby sail mounds. The artist will coordinate their work with Site Workshop Landscape Architects. 

Emerging local artists are especially encouraged to apply.

After the initial application review, 3 finalists will be selected and paid a $500 stipend each to develop a preliminary proposal. That proposal will include a written description, budget, and concept renderings to be presented during an in-person interview. Further details will be communicated to finalists upon selection. One artist or artist team will be selected from the 3 finalists to complete this project.

Deadline: August 18, 2018

• Applicant(s) must live in Tacoma, WA
• Applicant(s) can apply as a single artist or as an artist team
• Applicant(s) must be 18 years or older
• Applicant(s) cannot be an employee, board member, council member, or commissioner of Metro Parks Tacoma or the City of Tacoma

For More Information:
or contact Naomi Strom-Avila, 253-591-5191, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

URBAN PARKS ART - Downtown Seattle Association

The Downtown Seattle Association sees art as serving a unique and important role within the partnership between DSA and Seattle Parks and Recreation to manage both Occidental Square and Westlake Park. Our public spaces are reflections of our city and we at the DSA feel strongly that these two critical public arenas should serve to bring greater opportunities to the artist community here in Seattle, as well as showcasing world-class art within our downtown core.

Funded organizations or individuals can allocate funding as they see fit toward: artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, equipment rentals or other production-related costs, required permits (see DSA parks permit) and no more than 10% for food-related costs. Funds may not be used for fundraising, gifts, organizational administrative costs not directly related to the project or the purchase of equipment. There is no partial funding for this program. Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding. Only groups with a demonstrated history of producing public artwork can apply for funding at $3,000 level and above.

Project Timeline
There are two annual open call periods a year for artists to choose from depending on when they hope to have their art displayed. Artists should specify park preference within their application.
Artist call open Aug. 1 through Sept. 30.
Applications due Oct. 1. Selected artist notified by Oct. 31.
Installations installed mid-January through mid-March.
Artist call opens April 1 through May 31.
Applications due June 1. Selected artist notified made by June 30.
Installations installed mid-September through mid-November.

For More Information and Prospectus:

Groundswell: City of Shoreline Public Art Program

Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork

As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog and Southwoods,

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Call for Artists

The following are links to helpful sites with information, resources more calls for artists in all disciplines:

  Here is a link to the Artist Trust site:

Here is a link to CaFE site which serves as an aggregator for artist calls:  

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Here is a link to the Regional Arts & Culture Council: