Call for Artists for Public Art Project at DEQ Facility in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY — Artist qualifications are sought for a new public art project at the Department of Environmental Quality technical support facility in Salt Lake City.
The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with DEQ and the Division of Facilities and Construction Management, has published the call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in the DEQ Support Center project.
The DEQ Art Selection Committee is interested in working with an artist(s) to develop an installation that reflects the important role of the DEQ in safeguarding Utah’s air, land and water. For context, the artist may consider that the Support Center is designed to help DEQ ensure they collect accurate data and use reliable science to supply the best information when making decisions. Additionally, the department engages numerous stakeholders to participate in the dialogue about environmental protection. The committee encourages the artist to consider all of this, as does DEQ, in the spirit of service, protection, collaboration and trust.
The full description of the project as well as application instructions can be found at publicart.utah.gov. Deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 5 p.m. MST, June 30, 2017. Applications may be submitted online at callforentry.org.
The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 percent of construction costs for new or remodeled State facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 230 works have been placed in State facilities statewide. For more information visit publicart.utah.gov or contact Jim Glenn at [email protected] or 801-245-7271 or Mackenzie Morton at [email protected] or 801-245-7270.