Apply for the Sound Transit Artist Roster

Sound Transit East Link Extension (ELE).
Sound Transit East Link Extension (ELE).

Sound Transit’s STart program is establishing a roster of pre-qualified artists for public art projects throughout the agency’s three-county service area in the greater Puget Sound region of Washington State. The roster will be effective for a period of three years and serve as one of the means of selecting artists to create permanent, site-specific artwork for the agency’s expanding transit system. Art projects will vary in size and complexity, with budgets of approximately $30,000 to $600,000. Upcoming opportunities will focus on the East Link Extension (ELE) of light rail connecting downtown Seattle with Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond.

Potential ELE Art Budgets: Approximately $30,000 to $600,000
Eligibility: Open to qualified professional artists residing in the United States
Application: Artists must submit an online application –
Deadline: 5:00 PM on Monday, April 1, 2013

In order to extend this opportunity to as many ELE service area artists as possible, STart and 4Culture will be co-hosting workshops with the Cities of Redmond, Mercer Island, and Bellevue. Seattle artists and all artists in the ELE region are encouraged to attend in one of these locations. The workshops will provide detailed information about the roster, upcoming projects, and the application process:

Redmond: Tuesday, March 12th, 6:30-8:30pm
at VALA Art Center, Redmond Town Center, 7303 164th Avenue NE – Redmond, WA 98052

Mercer Island: Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30-8:30pm
at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St – Mercer Island, WA 98040

Bellevue: Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30-8:30pm
at Bellevue City Hall, Room 1E-112, 450 110th Ave NE – Bellevue, WA 98004