Call for Artists: Old Boise Blocks Sidewalk Art
The Boise City Department of Art & History invites artists to submit applications for artwork to be selected for use in the Old Boise Blocks sidewalk on Grove Street between 3rd and 6th St. in Boise, Idaho.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 1 p.m. (MT)
PROJECT BUDGET: Artist Budget - $3,000 / Total Budget - $23,000
LOCATION: Grove Street between 3rd and 6th Street, in Boise, Idaho
QUESTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS: Lianna Hamby (by June 2, 2023 at 5 p.m. MT)
The Boise City Department of Art & History invites artists to submit applications for artwork to be selected for use in the Old Boise Blocks sidewalk on Grove Street between 3rd and 6th Street, in Boise, Idaho. One artist, or artist team, will be selected and awarded a $3,000 stipend to design a new art element to be integrated into the sidewalk.
The art element is intended to be 8” diameter and will be fabricated in 1/4 - 5/16” thick bronze with strokes no greater than 1/8”. The selected artist will work with the Department of Arts & History as they formalize the design, consult with the fabricator, and help ensure ADA compliance.
At this time, the art element is intended for up to ten locations with the potential to expand later. The sidewalk art element will eventually demarcate a historical walking tour. Tour content will be determined in a later phase, but relevant history themes should be represented in artists’ applications. The selected imagery will be owned by the City of Boise and may be used for future streetscape improvements.
This opportunity is open to established artists residing in the United States. Idaho artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists must be at least 18 years of age.
How do I apply?
Applications must be submitted electronically via Submittable. After uploading your application, applicants are encouraged to verify the successful upload of the document.
In our commitment to engaging everyone, the City of Boise is actively removing barriers to participation, including for our residents with disabilities and those who prefer a language other than English. If you need an accommodation to access City of Boise’s services, programs, or activities, please contact us at email@example.com or 208-608-7050 (TTY 800-377-3529), preferably within 72 hours before to the event.
En nuestro compromiso por lograr la participación de todos, la Ciudad de Boise está eliminando activamente las barreras a la participación, incluso para nuestros residentes con discapacidades y aquellos que prefieren un idioma distinto del inglés. Si necesita una adaptación para acceder a los servicios, programas o actividades de la Ciudad de Boise, póngase en contacto con nosotros en firstname.lastname@example.org o en el 208-608-7050 (TTY 800-377-3529) preferiblemente en las 72 horas previas al acontecimiento.