The Alaska State Council on the Arts recently announced two calls for public art in Alaska.
First, the arts council, on behalf of Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Sport Fish, is requesting qualifications for interior artwork to be commissioned for the Department of Fish and Game’s Kodiak Near Island Research Administration Facility, located in Kodiak. The budget for this artwork is $150,000. This RFQ is open to all professional artists residing in the United States, and the deadline for applications is April 19. They will be accepted online only through CaFÉ at www.callforentry.org.
Second, on behalf of the Lower Kuskokwim School District, the council is requesting qualifications for exterior artwork to be commissioned for the K-12 Amaqigciq Elementary/Caputnguaq High School in Chefornak, Alaska. The budget for this artwork is $159,000.
The opportunity is open to Alaska artists only. Deadline for entries is Friday, April 19, by 9:59 p.m., and applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ at www.callforentry.org.
For both projects, finalists may be considered for more than one location or site. The art selection committee will choose the final sites and the best possible artwork for each project.
ASCA is a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, and is governed by 11 council members appointed by the Governor. It is supported with general funds appropriated by the Alaska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support for arts education programs from the Rasmuson Foundation. Its mission is to foster the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnership, grants and services.
For more information, call (907) 269-6610 or 1-888-278-7424, or visit www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.