Public Art Artist Roster

The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's Public Art Artist Roster maintains a pre-qualified list of visual and public artists that is curated by community selection panel of working artists, administrators, and curators.

View the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Pubic Art Artist Roster.

Public Art Artist Roster

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Artists are invited to apply for our upcoming public art projects. The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) maintains a Public Art Artist Roster that selects and places artists for new projects. All experience levels are welcome.

The Public Art Artist Roster will be used for commissioning new, original, and site-responsive public artwork. ARTS is seeking a diverse range of artists to work with us and various City of Seattle Departments (Seattle City Light, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Parks and Recreation). The Public Art Artist Roster is the primary method for selecting newly commissioned artists.

Read the call for full details.

Eligibility

  • You must reside in the United States or a U.S. Territory.
  • You must be an artist or collaborative group that is independent. An arts organization, company, or program is not eligible.
  • You must produce or present artwork that is relevant to the community and accessible to the public.
  • Images submitted for review must be your own original work. If it's a team project, your role in the project must be clearly defined in the image description.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older. Collaborative groups must be composed of artists who are 18 or older.
  • You may submit only one application.

Budget

Public art commissions will be up to $500,000. Each new project will include information on the specific project budget and scope of work.

Information Sessions

Learn more about this opportunity and how to turn in your strongest application. We highly encourage first-time applicants to watch this recording.

You can also attend an optional drop-in application workshop where ARTS staff will be available to answer your questions.

Workshop 1
Online workshop
Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, 12 - 1 p.m. Pacific

Workshop 2
In-person workshop, ARTS at King Street Station, 303 S Jackson Street, Top Floor
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, 4 - 7 p.m. Pacific

Workshop 3
Online workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, 7 p.m. Pacific

Workshop 4
In-person workshop, Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Ave., Seattle 98122
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific

Learn more about the Public Art Artist Roster and future opportunities for the ARTS at King Street Station gallery.

Workshop 5
In-person workshop, Nepantla Gallery, 9414 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 98106
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, 1 - 3 p.m. Pacific

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to go through the application process with staff. A Spanish interpreter will be available.

Due Date

Wednesday, March, 6, 2024, 5 p.m. Pacific.

Please allow ample time to complete your application. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Application

Apply online through Submittable.

If you have trouble with Submittable, check their FAQ for step-by-step guides. You can also contact Submittable tech support at support@submittable.com.

Info

For questions about the program or for help with the online application, please contact Project Manager, Maija McKnight at (206) 684-7311 or Maija.McKnight@seattle.gov.

We have interpreters who can speak to you in your language, including American Sign Language via video. Just call us and tell us what language you speak. Expect a short pause while we find an interpreter to join the call.

Arts & Culture

Gülgün Kayim, Director
Address: 303 S. Jackson Street, Top Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94748, Seattle, WA , 98124-4748
Phone: (206) 684-7171
Fax: (206) 684-7172
arts.culture@seattle.gov

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The Office of Arts & Culture promotes the value of arts and culture in, and of, communities throughout Seattle. It strives to ensure that a wide range of high-quality artistic experiences are available to everyone, encourage artist-friendly arts and cultural policy.