Call to Artists for Portable Works Collection Purchase
Budget: $20,000 in total purchases, $3,000 maximum per artwork
Application Deadline: July 30, 2015, 11:59 pm
How to Apply: Read the Call to Artists for more information and how to submit an application.
Professional artists who live in Washington state’s Pierce, King, Kitsap or Thurston counties can submit applications now through July 30, 2015 to have existing portable pieces of artwork considered for purchase for the City of Tacoma’s Municipal Art Collection. Portable works can include two-dimensional pieces and small scale three-dimensional pieces that fall within certain eligibility guidelines. Up to $20,000 in total artwork purchases will be made with no one artwork costing more than $3,000.
“Artwork enlivens public spaces, celebrates the diversity of our citizens, and underscores the City’s commitment to supporting a vibrant community,” said City Arts Administrator Amy McBride.
The City maintains over 240 diverse pieces of public art, which can be found in virtually every neighborhood in Tacoma. Portable pieces of artwork in the City’s Municipal Art Collection are installed in public spaces throughout City buildings with the goal of improving the quality of the work environment, creating community dialogue and supporting local artists.
Read the Call to Artists for information and how to submit an application.