Call to Artists


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The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation in partnership with The City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa is searching for professional artists to submit their qualifications for a public art project. The process, guided by professional expertise and public involvement, seeks out the most imaginative and productive affinity between artist and community. Artists are encouraged from

The Jester Park Nature Center will serve as one of Iowa's leading nature centers as well as a gateway to experience Iowa's natural environment. It will serve as a focal point within the community where recreation, education, tourism and conservation efforts all intersect into one goal - to protect, preserve and promote the landscape in which we live, work and play.

Des Moines, Iowa: The Polk County Conservation Public Arts Committee invites artists to submit an application to create an outdoor entrance artwork for the entrance of the new Jester Park Nature Center. The selected artist’s piece shall be displayed at the entrance to the Nature Center. This call to artists provides an opportunity for artists

RAGBRAI is an abbreviation for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. RAGBRAI began in 1973 when writer John Karras challenged columnist Donald Kaul to do a border-to-border bicycle ride across Iowa. It evolved into a non-competitive bicycle ride organized by The Des Moines Register and going from west to east across the U.S.

Design template, City of Des Moines Public Works

DSM, IA: The City of Des Moines Public Works Department has launched a contest to design a storm water manhole cover that will used throughout the City. The manhole cover will incorporate artwork in the Center that raises awareness about water quality in the City of Des Moines.   Why Are We Adding Art to

Hans-Ulrich Obrist has conducted 2,400 hours of interviews with creative people: “salons of the twenty-first century.”  Pictured is his book cover: Hans-Ulrich Obrist, "Conversations, Vol. 1," Manuella Editions, Paris, ISBN : 978-2-917217-00-9.

  The art that Hans-Ulrich Obrist is most passionate about doesn’t hang on walls and often doesn’t have a permanent emanation. It can take the form of a dance or a game or a science experiment, and often leaves nothing behind but memories and an exhibition catalog. (Obrist has published more than two hundred catalogues.) He

Van Holmgren, a Des Moines artist and volunteer for City Sounds: the Des Moines Public Piano Project paints a grand piano in 2014. (Photo: The Des Moines Register)

Des Moines, Ia: City Sounds: The Des Moines Public Piano Project invites central Iowa based artists to submit an application to become one of the 2016 Piano artists. Details on the artist program and application process can be found via the project’s website.  Applications are due no later than 19 February 2016 and should only be

Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is looking for professional artists to submit their ideas and qualifications for this innovative public art opportunity. The Foundation encourages artists from all cultural and political backgrounds who have had experience working in the public sector. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. The 515 DSM PUBLIC

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation’s Project Spaces initiative, in partnership with the Iowa State Fair, requests qualifications for temporary public art that will be on display for the duration of the Iowa State Fair, August 7–17, 2014. Apply to this Call!

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DES MOINES, IOWA: Qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers are sought to develop public artwork for the 6TH AVENUE BRIDGE in Des Moines, Iowa. This project is in conjunction with the bridge’s rehabilitation which will provide benefits to pedestrian traffic and exhibit concern for the environment through its efficient and aesthetic design. Up to three

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