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Happy Valley Road & 83rd Ave.
Peoria Arts Commission
9875 N. 85th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona
Entry Deadline: 7/10/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 8, Maximum: 20
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 8, Maximum: 20


The following application materials are due July 7, 2017  11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA) on deadline date

1. Statement of interest, qualifications and ideas for the project.

2. Resume or bibliographical summary focusing on the applicant’s career as an artist and past experience.

3. Submit 8-20 JPEG images.

4. A list shall accompany the images and should include the photograph number and description of the photographs submitted including title, year, location (City, project sponsor, and building), medium and dimensions.



The Peoria Arts Commission has established a selection committee to review the submitted application materials and provide the Commission with a recommendation.  The Commission will review the committee’s suggestions and then make its project recommendations to the full City Council for action.  The general public will have an opportunity to view and comment on finalists’ proposals which will be on physical display at City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ 85345 and on the City’s web pages and social media from.




The selection committee will invite up to three semi-finalists to develop complete proposals.  Prior to submitting proposals, semi-finalists are welcome to visit the site visit to obtain a better understanding about the project.  Proposals should include drawings, model, plus specific information on scale, medium, installation, and complete budget.  Semi-finalists are also required to make a presentation of their final proposals.  Each semi-finalist will receive a stipend to help compensate for out-of-pocket costs associated with the competition.  The stipend can reimburse proposal-related costs such as models, drawings, and travel to Peoria.

Project Criteria

Criteria for evaluating the finalists’ proposals are as follows:

A. Artistic merit and quality of artwork

B. Artist’s past experience or “track record” of producing commissions of similar size, scope, cost, artistic media, etc.

C. Likelihood that the artist can produce the art product in the given time period, budget, and guidelines.

D. Sensitivity and understanding of the proposal to the site, surroundings, and Peoria’s image

E. Attention to safety, durability and maintenance requirements.


Applications must be received by July 7,2017.

For more information about this project, please contact Cultural Arts Coordinator André Licardi at 623-773-5193


Call to Artists Announcement                         6/1/17
Deadline for Submissions                               7/7/17
Announcement of Semi Finalist(s)                 8/24/17

Presentation by Semi-Finalist(s)                     TBD
Arts Commission Meeting                              1st meeting after Finalist chosen
Public Display of                                            
Finalist’s Proposal                                           4 weeks
City Council Consideration                             1st Council meeting after Commission meeting
Announcement of Commission                      TBD
Completion of Artwork                                    4-6 months from contract signing

The above timeline may be adjusted by the Peoria Arts Commission as necessary.  All parties involved in the commission process will be notified of any adjustments to the project scheduled. or

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