Call Detail
Art on the River 2019
Entry Deadline: 5/28/19
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Iowa
Event Dates: 8/2/19 - 7/1/20


Work must be of the highest-quality design incorporated into its construction and be able to withstand adverse weather conditions (high winds, rain, heat, snow and freezing temperatures) and an unsupervised general audience. Unstable, fragile, dangerous, inappropriate or small, lightweight works will not be accepted.

The artist is responsible for delivery, installation, and removal of the artwork. The City will provide installation assistance as needed. Work will be bolted to a concrete base. A $1,500 stipend will be paid to the selected artists and may be used to pay for expenses associated with the delivery and removal of the artwork as outlined in the Example Artist Agreement Form

The City shall maintain insurance coverage on the work for vandalism, theft, or damage. 

All artwork must be for sale and will remain on display for the time frame noted in the Artist Agreement Form. The City of Dubuque will coordinate all financial transactions relating to the sales of artwork. 

During the course of the year, special events will be held to promote the idea of public art and to encourage the public to purchase the sculptures. The City will receive 25% of the sale price of all sculptures that are sold during or as a result of the show and use the proceeds to expand and provide long-term funding for the Art on the River program. Any unsold artwork must be removed by the artist at the end of the exhibition period.  

The City is interested in large-scale pieces of considerable mass that can be mounted at ground level. 

For further information, please contact:

Jill Connors
Economic Development Director
City of Dubuque
(563) 589-4393

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria