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ArtsWA and Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Public Art – Burke Museum

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: $190,000
  • Eligibility: The opportunity to compete for this project is open to established professional artists residing in the United States or British Columbia. Artists who have a historic and/or artistic connection to the tribal peoples of this region are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists who currently live in Washington State or who have lived in Washington are preferred. Neither ArtsWA nor the Burke Museum discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, or gender identity.

The Burke Museum and ArtsWA are seeking an individual artist or artist team to create an innovative, interactive, original artwork reflecting the Indigenous traditions of the Pacific Northwest, particularly those of the Coast Salish and/or the other tribes of Washington state, the Plateau and the Cascade region for the Burke Museum Expansion Project. The artwork will be exterior, located on the periphery of the Burke Museum, engaging visitors to the campus and museum.


Contact: Mike Sweney, (360) 586-2422
More Information: www.arts.wa.gov