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Current call-to-artists and requests for proposals for both public and private sector opportunities.

Artist Opportunities: About


Submittal Deadline: March 10, 2023

A set of trees at Memorial Park in Jefferson City have been infected with armillaria, a root disease causing the tree's to be cut down to the trunks to prevent danger of breaking limbs. 

We are looking for 3 different artist or artist groups to transform 3 tree trunks into works of art! 

Project contact: Leann Porrello,

Grounding Currents


Submittal Deadline: October 1, 2023

Bid close: October 28, 2023

An additional three to five pieces will be bid in the future as funding becomes available. Bids are accepted through the City of Jefferson Purchasing Agent.

This project aims to increase community interest for public art and to offer artists a unique opportunity to showcase their original sculptural works that honor those who struggled and persevered in the local Historic Foot District area. Each sculpture will serve as a storytelling marker to communicate the historical significance of the Foot District and surrounding community. Each sculpture will represent an aspect of daily life for African Americans who lived and worked in this area between the 1900s and 1960s. 

The proposed concept should be an art piece inspired by the history of the local area as well as stories from those who lived, witnessed, and experienced segregation through generations.

Project contact: Leann Porrello,

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Submittal Deadline: October 1, 2023

Competitive sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Agent for the purchase of public sculptures for Community Park and other City-owned locations within Jefferson City, MO as funding becomes available. 

Addendums will be released on a per-project basis.

Cut-off dates for sculpture submittals to be reviewed and selected will be at 1:30 on October 29, 2023 and then the last Friday in October for every year thereafter. 

Project contact: Leann Porrello,

Artist Opportunities: Artists
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