Artist Opportunities

Call for Artists: Request for Qualifications - Public Art for the Palo Alto Public Safety Building (PSB)

About the Opportunity: The Palo Alto Public Art Program is seeking professional services of artists or artist teams working in diverse media who are interested in being considered for a possible public art commission for the upcoming Public Safety Building to be constructed at 250 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA.

Eligibility: The call is open to professional artists over the age of 18 years of age and who are authorized to work in the United States. Artists who have past experience with public art budgets $300,000 and over, and prior commissioned work for public safety facilities are especially encouraged to apply.

View the full call here.

Application deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM (PST) All applications must be submitted online via SlideRoom.

Call for Artists: Request for Proposals - Artist-Designed Raised Intersection Pilot Project 

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program invites Palo Alto and Bay Area-based artists and graphic designers to submit proposals for designs for a bike and pedestrian intersection at Louis Road and Fielding Drive in midtown Palo Alto, CA.

This public art opportunity is a pilot neighborhood beautification project and part of the City’s comprehensive Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Bicycle Boulevard Project which represents a significant step towards Palo Alto’s vision of a system of neighborhood bicycle and pedestrian routes. Click here to view the full call and apply.

Application deadline is now extended: October 10, 2017, 5:30 PM

Artist Opportunities

The Public Art Program works extensively with local, regional and national artists to bring permanent and temporary artworks that build the visual identity and reflect the diverse and exciting environment of the City of Palo Alto. Through its Percent for Art Program, the City provides opportunities for artists to create original works of art that comprise Palo Alto's rapidly growing collection of permanent and portable artworks.

All calls for upcoming public art projects are available on this page. If you would like to receive information about future art opportunities join our mailing list

Artists who wish to be considered for public art opportunities associated with construction in private development projects, contact Elise DeMarzo at

Last Updated: Oct 5, 2017