Call Detail
Art on the Move 2020-2021
Entry Deadline: 5/1/20
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado

Submission requirements:

Regional artists are invited to submit up to three different pieces to be considered for AOTM. Please submit up to three images (or drawings) for each piece proposed.

 Images should be soley the work you are proposing to display (not examples of other work you have created in the past). Thanks.


The Art in Public Places Commission is seeking to display unique, original artwork of a diverse range and media. All artwork must be size/scale appropriate to available space; work will be installed in predetermined spaces selected by the panel. No additional lighting will be provided for any of the artwork.

The selection panel will consider the following criteria in its review of submitted artwork: artistic merit, appropriateness, durability, uniqueness, compatibility with an available site, and safety. Sculptural submissions for out of doors installation must be durable and able to handle extreme weather conditions, including intense sunlight, high winds, hail, and freezing temperatures mixed with ice and snow. All work must be tolerant of direct sunlight/sun exposure and considerations will not be made for individual pieces that may fade. Artists may submit work that is completed and available to be installed summer 2020.
*program subject to change*  

Select artists will receive a stipend of $1,000 per piece after delivery and installation of the artwork. The City of Longmont will be responsible (physically and financially) for installation of all artwork. The artist is responsible for completing a City contract, submitting installation plans prior to scheduling delivery, providing specialty hardware, transport of the artwork for installation and de-installation following the terms of the contract. The City will not be responsible for storing packaging through the duration of the loan.

Submissions will accepted exclusively through

All submissions must include the following information:

  • Up to three different works of art available, and a maximum of three (3) images of each piece.
  • Letter of interest and/or artists statement (limit 400 words, please).
  • Resume or CV.
  • Annotated image list with the following: title, year, medium/materials, dimensions of artwork, current location (if applicable), value, close approximate weight of piece, date of availability (if appropriate)
  • Dimensions of artwork/base; preferred/intended installation method for each piece must be included. A sketch or photo with dimensions is preferred.
  • Packaging dimensions (if applicable)
  • Equipment requirements for delivery and installation
  • Contact information with name, physical address, email address, phone, and website.

Extended Timeline:

  • February – Call to artists opens

  • May 1 - NEW Submission deadline.

  • May – Selection process

  • May – Artist notification, contracts distributed and completed, installation scheduling.

  • Summer – All artwork delivered and installed

  • Summer – Celebration

  • June 2021 – Loaned artwork period ends; Art de-installed and artwork returned to artists.

    **timeline subject to change**

Citizens and visitors appreciate the Art on the Move program as it provides an opportunity to view and experience a variety of new artworks each year. Art in Public Places celebrates Art on the Move as a successful program introducing dynamic artists to Longmont each year!

Artwork must be durable and able to withstand all weather conditions and indoor work must be tolerant to natural light and interaction with the public. All media will be considered; however, all work submitted for review must adhere to available space criteria. Locations will be chosen by the selection committee from the pool of available works.

A diverse selection of works will be chosen for Art on the Move in 2020-2021:

Potential locations:

  • St. Stephen’s Plaza (up to five at this site): On each of three pedestals, 39” diameter, circular steel plates have been installed on concrete; each is the same size. Two of the pedestals are concrete and may be drilled into to secure artwork.
  • Longmont Waste Diversion Center: 6” steel base.
  • Kensington Park along Third Avenue: Concrete pedestal(s) or steel base.
  • Library/Civic Center Plaza (1): 20” x 32” Concrete pedestal.
  • Downtown tree grates along Main Street
  • Longmont Museum
  • Safety and Justice Center

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria