Call for Art for Errol Heights Park – East Portland’s “Little Gem”
Add to Portland’s Public Art Collection by submitting your application materials for design, fabrication and installation of new artwork in Errol Heights Park. The budget for the commission comes from the City of Portland’s Percent for Art Program and is approximately $85,000. Artists and artist teams living in Oregon or Washington are invited to submit proposals.
With its forested setting, topography, creek, and wetlands, the four seasons have dramatic visual impact on Errol Heights Park. This project seeks art that can strengthen our connections to nature, respond to the natural processes found in the park, and add a long-lasting amenity for park visitors. Materials with proven longevity in the outdoor environment are encouraged.
Read more about this call and the park design goals, themes, and site constraints.
Submissions Due: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Apply online in the RACC Opportunity Portal.
Selection criteria and decision-making
The Regional Arts & Culture Council and the City of Portland is committed to engaging new communities of artists, as well as expanding the range of artistic and cultural expression represented in the Public Art Collection.
Criteria for selecting finalists for interviews are (1) quality of past work as demonstrated in submitted images; (2) ability and interest in creating site-specific artwork; (3) how past artwork has fit one or more of the general project goals through process and/or in the final design. A selection panel of artists, the park projects’ landscape architect, and community members will review artists’ submission materials and choose up to four finalists to interview for the commission.
Pick your platform, date, and time!
Join us for one of three upcoming information sessions. You’ll learn more about the selection process, how to prepare your application, and ask questions of program staff. Attendance is encouraged but not required.
- Facebook Live – 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 24
- Instagram Live – 6 p.m., Thursday, April 1
- Zoom – 6 p.m., Monday, April 12 – RSVP HERE
Artists are encouraged to visit the park prior to submitting their applications.
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