How to apply for UrbanArt Public Art projects & the opportunities listserv
Watch this space for information and application requirements about upcoming projects.
NOTE: To apply for projects, first-time users of the system must upload a profile to the Artist Registry.
Once your profile is complete, you can apply to any project in the future. Artists who upload their portfolio will begin receiving the UrbanArt opportunities listserv of public art opportunities in Memphis and the region, nationally and internationally.
This Artists Handbook covers the process of applying for public art projects in Memphis, as well as the design and fabrication process if you are selected for a project commission. UrbanArt strongly advises prospective artists to study this text before submitting applications to open projects. Questions may be directed to Siphne Sylve at: ssylve [at] urbanartcommission [dot] org.
Artists are selected for commissions in different ways depending on the funding client. Some prefer to invite specific artists to submit proposals, while others mandate an open applications system. If you have any problems joining the Artist Registry or applying for projects, please contact: info [at] urbanartcommission [dot] org.
For the guidelines structuring the City of Memphis Public Art Program, please download the PDF provided.
If you are interested in participating on a project Selection Committee, please send Siphne Sylve your current resume with contact information and a statement of interest no longer than 3 paragraphs in length at: ssylve [at] urbanartcommission [dot] org. Please describe your current community affiliations including home and/or business address, background with community development, education, public art, or any other activities you believe will contribute to the positive outcome of our projects.