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Public Art Project in Salt Lake City Open for Proposals

SALT LAKE CITY — Artists or artist teams are encouraged to submit letters of interest and qualifications for the creation of public art for the newly expanded Archives facility in Salt Lake City.

The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Utah State Archives, are seeking artists wishing to create public art the archives facility in the Rio Grande neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

The Utah State Archives Art Selection Committee is interested in commissioning public artwork for the project to enhance the experience of Archives visitors and employees. As the State Archives approaches the 50th anniversary of its creation, the committee would like this commissioned artwork to reflect the role of the Archives as a repository of collective memory, documenting the people of Utah and preserving the records of democratic government in Utah.

This project is open to artists residing in the western United States, which includes Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming. The full description and how to apply is available at The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on April 16, 2018. Applications may be submitted online at

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 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. For more information visit or contact Jim Glenn at or 801-245-7271 or Mackenzie Morton at or 801-245-7270.