PUBLIC ART CALL TO ARTISTS: JOAQUIN MURRIETA PARK

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2022-09-09
  • Organization: Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
  • Organization Type: Arts Services Organization
  • Grant / Salary: $97,398
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Primary Discipline: Interdisciplinary
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

CALL TO ARTISTS / ARTIST TEAMS
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona invite artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications to be considered for a permanent art commission in Joaquin Murrieta Park in Tucson, Arizona. The project is open to artists nationally and internationally and is funded by the City of Tucson Prop 407 Bond Package.

The City of Tucson seeks to commission innovative public artwork(s) that are vibrant and playful, enhance park features and amenities, cultivate a distinct sense of community identity, and acknowledge the culture and history of the region. The opportunity is open to all forms of public art that are appropriate for the desert climate. Public artwork(s) for this project may include but are not limited to art-integrated sidewalks, seating, shade structures, landscaping elements, bike parking, playground, splash pad and community pool enhancements, green infrastructure, as well as sculptures, murals, etc.

This is a fast-tracked project that will require an artist or team to begin research and design in Spring 2023 and complete fabrication and installation by Summer 2024.