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National Call to Artists Application (Submittable)

National Call to Artists Guidelines (PDF) 

Artists/artist teams will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Artist’s work samples provide evidence of understanding of craft; creative and inventive use of chosen medium

  • Artist’s ability to engage with, connect to, and understand the community for which public artwork is intended;

  • A deep understanding of public art planning, design, construction, and community engagement processes;

  • Evidence of commitment to cultural equity in artistic practice and processes

  • Evidence of experience successfully working collaboratively on large-scale public projects

  • Evidence of ability to be accountable to project partners, schedules, and budgets.

Submissions will be accepted from professional artists working or living in the United States.  All submissions  must be submitted through the Metro Arts Submittable page by Monday, March 6th, 2023 by 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.

If you have any questions, email Anne-Leslie-Owens, Public Art Project Manager.

Current Calls

Metro Arts currently has a national call to artists to design, fabricate and install an interior suspended permanent public artwork for the Old Hickory Community Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The new regional community center will replace the existing one located at 1050 Donelson Avenue.


The selected public art project will be installed in the community center's double-height corridor to the right of the reception desk. In this prominent location, it will be highly visible to community center users. The budget is $250,000.

The artist or artist team will be selected by a citizen selection panel. This panel will have between five and nine members including at least one visual artist, and may also include a design professional, a project architect/landscape architect, community representatives, and one member representing the site sponsor.

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