Thursday, August 19, 2010

Call for proposals: Phoenix public art project


The Phoenix Public Art Program invites artists to apply for a major new public art project to design enhancements for street bridges spanning the city's canals.

A professional artist will be selected to work with the Street Transportation Department to enhance the design of major street bridges that cross the Salt River Valley canals in Phoenix. The designs will be expected to focus on the bridges' concrete abutments and metal railings, and address the essential role the canals play in the history and life of Phoenix. The designs will be incorporated into retrofits of the bridges as funds become available in the coming years.

Estimated Budget: $386,000 (includes design, engineering, construction and administration)

This project is open to all professional artists living in the United States. Applicants must have the demonstrated ability to integrate art with urban infrastructure and amenities, and to work effectively in a team and with communities.

For additional information on this project or for a copy of this information in an alternate format, contact Jeanine Garcia, Public Art Program Assistant, at (602) 534-5084,