Calls to Artists

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Downtown Benches Art Project
  • Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. Arizona Time
  • Project:  Multiple artist opportunities
  • Budget:  $1,000 per bench plus honorarium
  • Eligibility:  Open to all artists and art professionals who are residents of Arizona
Project Information 
The City of Glendale announces art opportunities for qualified artists or arts professionals to aesthetically enhance the twenty benches in the pedestrian right-of-way on 58th Avenue between Glenn Drive and Glendale Avenue. Ten to twenty artists will be chosen, each artist receiving a commission for one or two benches. This project, entitled Take A Seat, Glendale!, is supported by the City of Glendale Arts & Culture Program and the Glendale Office of Economic Development.

Glendale’s downtown was built to support a pedestrian-friendly experience that now provides significant benefit to urban revitalization.  The downtown district encompasses less than 0.2 square mile, but includes city-owned assets including City Hall, Library, Civic Center, Murphy Park & Amphitheatre (green space), an urban environment and opportunity zones.

The Glendale Arts & Culture Program seeks to aesthetically enhance twenty benches with painted artwork. The benches are in the pedestrian right of way on 58th Avenue between Glenn Drive and Glendale Avenue. This one block segment of 58th Avenue connects Murphy Park to retail in downtown.

For complete details, download the Benches Art Project RFQ.