NEW Call to Artists! Art In Your Park: Joaquin Murrieta Park

Aug 3, 2022 | Arts Foundation News, Calls to Artists, News, Opportunities, Public Art, Public Art Opportunities

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We are thrilled to announce a NEW opportunity for Public Artists!

Art In Your Park: Joaquin Murrieta Park

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, Ward 1
Budget for Artwork: $97,398
Application Deadline:
Friday, September 9, 2022 by 11:59pm  Arizona Time




The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona invite artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications to be considered for a permanent art commission in Joaquin Murrieta Park in Tucson, Arizona. The project is open to artists nationally and internationally and is funded by the City of Tucson Prop 407 Bond Package.

The City of Tucson seeks to commission innovative public artwork(s) that are vibrant and playful, enhance park features and amenities, cultivate a distinct sense of community identity, and acknowledge the culture and history of the region. The opportunity is open to all forms of public art that are appropriate for the desert climate. Public artwork(s) for this project may include but are not limited to art-integrated sidewalks, seating, shade structures, landscaping elements, bike parking, playground, splash pad and community pool enhancements, green infrastructure, as well as sculptures, murals, etc.

This is a fast-tracked project that will require an artist or team to begin research and design in Spring 2023 and complete fabrication and installation by Summer 2024.


On November 6, 2018, the City of Tucson voters approved Proposition 407, a $225 million bond package for capital improvements via General Obligation bonds. The bond funds will be dedicated to improving City park amenities (playgrounds, sports fields, pools, splash pads, and recreation center) as well as connections (pedestrian pathways, bicycle pathways, pedestrian and bicycle safety).

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