For Artists

After the local Art Selection Committee chooses an artist from the Public Artist Roster, the development of the artwork proceeds in phases. Each phase requires its own documentation.

PROPOSAL PHASE

  • The first phase of the project is the proposal phase. The commissioned artist must sign a contract with ArtsWA, called the Proposal Development Contract.
  • During the proposal phase of a new public art project, ArtsWA requires conservation review of materials, maintenance responsibilities, and life expectancy of the proposed artwork.

FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION PHASE

  • The next phase of the project involves fabrication and installation of the artwork. This requires a separate Commission Contract between the commissioned artist and ArtsWA.
  • Before a project is considered complete, the artist must also submit a Detailed Artwork Form to the ArtsWA project manager (see Resources page)..

For more information about our process, please review the following publications:

  • The Public Artist Handbook details what is expected from an artist selected to create a site-responsive work of public art.
  • The Materials and Fabrication Handbook  documents recommendations and requirements for materials, fabrication methods, and placement for artwork commissioned by ArtsWA.

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