Calls for Art

Oregon's Percent for Art in Public Places program releases open calls to artists for select projects, which are listed on this page. You can also sign up to receive notification of calls to artists for art in public places projects.

PSU Vernier Science Center, Deadline June 6, 2022

$365,000 is available to commission multiple site-specific artworks, ranging from $20,000 to $200,000.

Eligibility: Artists and artist teams who reside in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Alaska and Hawaii; and/or attended Portland State University are eligible to apply. PSU alumni, emerging artists and artists from traditionally excluded or underrepresented communities, including communities of color, are especially encouraged to apply.

Through this major building renovation, what is now Science Building 1 will become the Vernier Science Center, a center for undergraduate science with contemporary labs, classrooms and learning spaces that support collaboration, interdisciplinary, exploratory learning and authentic research experiences; easily accessible student supports; and culturally affirming spaces where students feel a sense of belonging and see a future in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Deadline to submit materials: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022

See the Vernier Science Center Request for Qualifications PDF for more information about the project, sites, artwork locations, selection process and how to apply.

Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center, Deadline June 27, 2022

Budget: Approximately $95,000 for a site-specific commission.

Eligibility: Artists and artist teams who reside in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and Montana. Emerging artists and artists from traditionally or currently underserved communities, including rural communities and communities of color, are especially encouraged to apply.

This project is associated with a new building--the Additive Innovation Center--on the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center's Research and Development (OMIC R&D) campus in Scappoose. The OMIC R&D works with manufacturing companies globally in collaboration with local universities to solve manufacturing challenges. This results in those companies being able to grow their economic footprint while also providing relevant industrial knowledge to students in college-based manufacturing programs. Within the 30,000 sq ft Additive Innovation Center, the focus will be on additive manufacturing--specifically 3D printing--and enabling manufactures to adopt emerging technologies.

Deadline to submit materials: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022

See the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Request for Qualifications PDF for more information about the project, sites, artwork locations, selection process and how to apply.

Oregon Arts Commission

Phone
(503) 986-0082 (phone)
(503) 581-5115 (fax)
Address
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280