ACT Public Art – Open Calls

Selected artists will design, fabricate and install temporary work at PVDFest 2019 to enhance pedestrian-level interactions and make the streetscape more vibrant, interactive, playful, surprising, or beautiful.

Qualifications due November 1, 2018

The artist-in-residence at Madeline Rogers -Selim Recreation Center will work with constituents to co-design, fabricate and install a mural on the center’s exterior wall.

Qualifications are due on November 30th, 2018.


The artist-in-residence at City Archives will work directly with the City Archivist to mine the collection and respond to the prompt, Colonial Providence.
Qualifications are due on November 30th, 2018.

Public Art Ideas Competition
This call will ask artists to respond to a broad curatorial prompt with a project idea and location of their choosing. Selected artists will receive full project management support from ACT staff, in addition to funding.

Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts: Animal Habitats

Selected artists will design, fabricate and install sculptural animal habitat(s) that enhance the design of civic infrastructure (the greenway) by improving people’s experiences of using this place and interacting with its natural ecology and cultural amenities. This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and as such, the art/artist selection process will be implemented with project partners.

Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts: Temporary Art
Selected artists will design, fabricate and install temporary public art that will enhance the design of civic infrastructure (the greenway) by improving people’s experiences of using this place and interacting with its natural ecology and cultural amenities. This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and as such, the art/artist selection process will be implemented with project partners.

City Walk Call for Design
A selected artist will provide a street mural design aimed to signify key intersections and provide wayfinding to bike riders and pedestrians at key locations along City Walk.