Call Detail
TEMPOart Request for Qualifications

Entry Deadline: 6/19/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Maine
Event Dates: 6/7/24 - 6/13/25
Budget: $25,000

TEMPOart commissions temporary public art and hosts programs and events in Portland, ME, that are free, open, and inclusive of all. We seek work that will be a catalyst to connect communities and inspire meaningful thought and conversation on timely issues.

TEMPOart seeks artists, architects, designers, and landscape architects to design and realize a temporary outdoor public work of art to begin in June, 2024. The maximum budget is $25,000 (inclusive of artist fees and any associated travel). The RFQ deadline is June 19, 2023. 

Teams and Collectives are invited to apply but must identify a single person in the application who will represent the work of the group.

TEMPOart’s work is to support temporary public art. This means that installations can be available publicly for up to two (2) years. 

The installation will be located in the City of Portland, Maine.  The location of the installation is at the entrance of the Back Cove Trail.

Application Requirements

TEMPOart asks those responding to this RFQ to submit the following information:

  • A resume or CV, including a link to the artist’s website, if applicable
  • Photos or videos of up to 5 different pieces of previously completed,  with a maximum of 3 detail shots per piece, including any outdoor public artworks. Please upload no more than 10 photos and/or videos in total.
  • An Artist Statement of no more than 300 words (excluding spaces) to share why the artist is interested in the opportunity. 
  • Artists who may not have previously completed an outdoor public art project of this magnitude should use the Artist Statement to describe how they would meet this opportunity. Please include the outdoor artwork qualifications of any partners you are planning to work with.

Eligibility Criteria

Artist must be a New England resident.