Apply to Streetside Artscapes

Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking visual artists and visual 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.

DEADLINE TO APPLY November 29th, 2018, 11:59pm

Streetside Artscapes temporarily places 2D, 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 (approx. $500 for installations, $750-$1500 murals) to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work. Since launching in 2010, Spaceworks has commissioned over 150 art installations. Click here to view the current Artscapes on display.

– Any individual artist or artist team in the Pacific Northwest (US & Canada) may apply.
– Must have not been accepted to the Artscapes program in 2017.

Spaceworks represents diverse people, voices, and perspectives, and provides fair access to creative economic opportunities. It is our goal to build programs and services that reflect the diversity of Tacoma.

Applications are reviewed by a panel of artists, arts professionals, members of the Spaceworks Steering Committee, representatives of neighborhood groups, and/or commercial property owners. Spaceworks staff will lead the panel, but do not vote in the selection process.

The selection panelists are asked to base their decisions using the following criteria:
– Overall aesthetic quality of art submitted in work samples.
– Ingenuity in concept of art submitted in work samples.
– Ability to create work that would engage passers-by.
– Ability to implement unique display methods of art.

Contact: Gabriel Brown, Artscapes Coordinator,, 253.682.1735

DEADLINE TO APPLY November 29th, 2018, 11:59pm

Click here for more information, and to access the application