Over the years, CaFÉ has worked to become more than just a tool for building and managing calls for artists, but also a resource for both artists and administrators. In this blog, we have gathered four different blog posts about public art. If you are new to the field or looking for support, this blog is for you! Dive in and read advice and insights from experts in the field.
Already a CaFÉ administrator in the public art field? The CaFÉ team recently created a Tools for Success for Public Art Calls infographic. Here are the key takeaways:
- Include detailed instructions for your requirements, timeline, and budget.
Public art calls will almost always Jury by Artist.
- Make sure you are clear that your call is a request for qualifications (RFQ) or a request for proposals (RFP).
- Use the Application Custom Questions to collect anything from a resume to an image list!
- Be transparent with your artists–send them an email with their jury results and next steps!
Are you an artist using CaFÉ to apply to public art calls?
Submit your public art portfolio to the Public Art Archive with the open call for submissions.
Are you an administrator using CaFÉ to manage your call to artists?
Publish your completed projects on the Public Art Archive to bring exposure to your collection and add to this growing database for public art.
What resources are missing in the public art field? How can CaFÉ help? Help us improve CaFÉ to meet your needs!
CaFÉ strives to foster community and provide resources to the field in an effort to align our work with the mission of our host organization, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). WESTAF is a regional arts nonprofit that weaves technology, diverse thought leadership, and innovation to energize, network, and fund public sector arts agencies and communities.