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City of Tempe

Call for Portable Interactive Art: TEMPEary Play

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: Up to $150,000 (to be split between 2-5 artists)
  • Eligibility: This Call to Artists is open to a professional artist or artist teams. Artists must be eligible to work in the United States. Artists whose portfolio examples demonstrate the ability to work with both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional installation and who have proven experience working within public spaces will be considered for this commission.

The City of Tempe invites professional artists to submit qualifications and proposals to weave creative play throughout the city. We are looking to commission artists who will create interactive artworks, imaginative games, or creative engagements that can travel throughout the Tempe community during the 2023-24 season of events. This opportunity requires an artist who can create a work of art that will enliven the imaginations of all who encounter it and actively encourage their participation.

The selected artist(s) will be asked to create an artwork that is able to move to new locations (think pop up art experiences). The focus of the artwork should be on providing the audience with the opportunity to engage directly and imaginatively with a work of art. The goal is to create an original, visually distinctive, and thoughtful execution of some form of play that can be accessed at events such as Arts in the Park, opening celebrations, festivals, performances, or other related arts and cultural events in the City of Tempe. Possible approaches could utilize artist made objects, physical game structures, augmented reality, new media/projections, ephemeral interactions, participant generated content, printed/manufactured games that can be reproduced for distribution, and the list goes on!

More Information: tempepublicart.submittable.com