Durham Calls for Artists

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Request for Proposals/Qualifications and Services

RFQ Public Art for Bus Shelters

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As part of the Participatory Budgeting initiative, the City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program is partnering with the Budget and Management Services Department to hire professional artists or artist teams to create public art that will enrich the new solar-powered bus stops.

More information on the Request for Qualification is located here: https://durhamnc.gov/4258/RFQ-Public-Art-for-Bus-Shelters. 

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 20, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. EST

Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Project Overview

The City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program invites artists and artist teams to submit portfolios to be selected to join the City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry. This registry will serve as a resource for the program’s selection of artists and artist teams to create City cultural and public art projects. Access to a predetermined network of qualified professional artists saves artists and staff members valuable time by making the process for responding to the numerous calls issued by the City more efficient. It also strengthens and streamlines the program by maintaining a database of artists in the community with particular skill sets.


NOTICE: Deadline Extended to July 31, 2020
11:59 PM EST

Submission Requirements

Application materials must be received on Cafe Items required include:

  • Artist Statement
    Briefly describe your experience, your discipline(s), and your qualifications for completing artworks. Artist teams should explain their interest and qualifications collectively.
  • Images
  • Resume
  • References

More information on the Pre-Qualified Artist Registry:

Information Document - City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Submissions for City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry via CaFÉ

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For information about calls for artists, please contact the Cultural & Public Art Program staff here: 

Alexandra Benson
Cultural & Public Arts Program Assistant
Email: alexandra.benson@durhamnc.gov
Phone: 919-560-4197, ext. 21238

Rebecca Brown
Cultural & Public Arts Program Manager
Email:  Rebecca.Brown@durhamnc.gov
Phone: 919-560-4197, ext. 21245.