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City of Bellevue

Utility Box Wraps Program

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: $14,000
  • Eligibility: This call is open to all visual artists living in East King County (Bellevue, Bothell, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and Woodinville). Applying artists are required to be registered on the City of Bellevue’s Eastside Artist Roster. Both the call and roster use the same platform, SurveyMonkey Apply, to collect applications. Minors may apply.

The City of Bellevue seeks artists to design artworks for utility boxes in Downtown Bellevue. This opportunity is open to all visual artists living in This opportunity is open to all visual artists living in East King County, WA, and working in any medium that can be digitally reproduced on a 2D vinyl wrap. Selected artists or artist teams will need to present their final artworks in a digital format available for licensing to the City of Bellevue. The City of Bellevue will manage production and installation.

The goal of this call is to provide opportunities to local artists that will help bring character, intrigue, and beauty to the public realm. This call will wrap up to thirteen utility boxes located in Downtown Bellevue. There are a variety of types of utility and signal boxes, some of which are stand-alone and others sit side-by-side; for the purpose of this call, the latter are called box duos. Artists will receive an $800 stipend for single, stand-alone boxes and $1,100 for box duos. There is an additional opportunity to cover boxes located in City parks that do not have the standard dimensions of traffic signal boxes. In the event that one of these is selected for wrapping, City staff will work with artists on a more site-specific budget and design.

After the selection process and notification, City staff will work with artists to develop designs for the boxes. There is no specific theme to this call, allowing for open interpretation and creativity.

More Information: bellevuearts.smapply.io