Apply to Artscapes

From left: mural by Angela Larsen, Tollbooth video installation by China Faith Star, and storefront window installation by Becky Frehse.

Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking artists and artist teams from the Pacific Northwest who:
• Can develop a site responsive, temporary, public art display.
• Can successfully and fully activate a public space that is visible 24/7.
• Is an experienced artist seeking a unique location to exhibit artwork.
• Can create an enticing destination-quality visual display for passersby.

Artscapes temporarily places 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, mural, or multi-media art installations in storefront windows, outdoor spaces, and an outdoor video gallery in the City of Tacoma. The program offers an artist stipend to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work. Since launching in 2010, Spaceworks has commissioned 125 art installations! Click here to view them all.

• Any individual artist or artist team in the Pacific Northwest may apply.

The review process is competitive and the review panel will be looking for a diversity of offerings. All applicants will be selected based on the following criteria.
• Artistic excellence as submitted in work samples.
• Ingenuity in concept, and implementation as submitted in work samples.
• Ability to create work that would engage passers-by.

Click here to see the guidelines, checklist, and link to the online application

Gabriel Brown, Artscapes Coordinator