The Division of Arts & Museums Public Art Program, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah Southwest Applied Technology College, has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from resident Utah artists or artist teams interested in creating public art for the new Allied Health Technology Building on the Southwest Applied Technology Campus in Cedar City, Utah.
The Art Selection Committee intent is to commission a public art installation(s) that honors and/or draws inspiration from the college’s technical education programs and the students it serves. The new building addition to the SWATC campus will house programs in welding, manufacturing, culinary arts, healthcare, and industrial maintenance, while continuing to build on expansive education and job skill training. “Public art is such an integral part of our communities here in Utah,” says Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “We look forward to the innovative ideas artists will undoubtedly bring to this committee. Having artists involved early in the process makes for an exciting and meaningful collaboration.”
The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 % 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. For more information visit utahpublicart.org or contact Jim Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.245.7271 or Felicia Baca at email@example.com or 801.245.7272.