Artist applications are being requested for public art at the new Utah Valley University Performing Arts Center.
The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah Valley University, has published the call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in the UVU project.
The Performing Arts Center will be an iconic building that serves as the gateway to the east side of the Utah Valley University campus. It will become a gathering place and hub for the arts in the valley. The Art Selection Committee hopes that the modern, elegant and timeless beauty of the building can be complemented with innovative, engaging, immersive and/or interactive art.
The full description (PDF) and how to apply is publicart.utah.gov. The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is Jan. 30, 2017. Applications may be submitted online at callforentry.org.
The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 through the Percent-for-Art Act. This statute allows for 1 percent of construction costs for new or remodeled State facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 230 works have been placed in State facilities statewide.