The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) invites local metro Atlanta artists to submit proposals for two new public art installations supported by the office’s Public Art Program.
Sculptors interested in participating can submit pre-existing, three-dimensional (3D) sculptures for consideration in our Temporary Art Program. The selected artwork will reside in Hardy Ivy Park, a location in downtown Atlanta, for up to two years and contribute to downtown Atlanta’s cultural amenities. An art selection committee will assist the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art Program in the selection process. The selected artist will be awarded an honorarium not to exceed $3,000 paid over the two-year period while retaining ownership of the artwork.
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art Program will manage all permitting, engineering reviews, and insurance requirements for the contracted artwork. The deadline to submit a sculpture proposal is Friday, April 30, 2021, at 5 PM EDT.
For full details, including submission requirements, click here to download the complete Request for Proposal (RFP).
In addition, local muralists, visual artists, and designers are encouraged to submit proposals for the “Beloved Community” Road Mural Project. A joint endeavor by the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) and the Department of Transportation (ATLDOT), the “Beloved Community” Road Mural Project seeks design proposals from local professional visual artists to create a road mural for downtown Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn neighborhood.
The mural will reside on Auburn Avenue, between Jackson Street NE and Boulevard NE. Proposed designs should take into account the community’s Civil Rights legacy, leaders, and embody aspects of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community.”
There may be opportunities to incorporate two crosswalks and traffic barriers near the mural’s designated location on Auburn Avenue. ATLDOT and OCA will work with the artist(s) to modify the selected design if needed.
Please note the design(s) must not violate the standards outlined in the City of Atlanta’s Decorative Street Policy. The selected artist will be awarded $15,000 as compensation for their design and to cover the cost of material to create the mural. The deadline for interested artists to submit their proposals is Monday, April 19, 2021, at 12 PM EDT.
For full details, including submission requirements, click here to download the complete Request for Proposal.
For any questions regarding the project or the proposal submission for either project, please contact Briana Camelo at firstname.lastname@example.org.