The City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Arts Commission are developing a juried, online public artist registry of visual artists who are interested in creating public art.
This free, public-service registry aims to be a valuable resource for architects, designers, public and private organizations, and community groups that wish to identify and contact artists for commissioning or purchasing works of public art. The registry will function as a public resource directory for privately commissioned artwork. Artists who work within the categories of functional and architectural artist-made elements, public art and fine art, and graphic design are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 8.
Applicants must be a resident of Tacoma and at least 18 years old. All applications will be juried and accepted artists will have their information uploaded to the online artist registry which will be a part of tacomaculture.org. Artists interested in applying for the registry should download the guidelines and application form at http://www.tacomaculture.org .