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Call for public artists for University of Utah-Applied Sciences Facility


From: Ellen Weist, public information officer, Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement // text: 503-490-4806

Artists from Utah are invited to submit letters of interest and qualifications for the creation of public artwork for the new Applied Sciences Facility at the University of Utah. This project is also open to any resident United States artist.

The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities Construction and Management and the University of Utah, is seeking artists interested in creating a site-specific art installation for the new Applied Sciences Facility in Salt Lake City.

The Applied Sciences Facility will consist of a 40,700 square-foot renovation of the historic William Stewart Building, as well as a 100,000 square foot addition. The facility will house the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

The University of Utah Applied Sciences Art Selection Committee is interested in working with an artist(s) that understands the educational history of the Stewart Building and the learning opportunities provided by this new space. The committee feels the facility deserves site-specific art that is part of and communicates these qualities to and for the students and the community.

The full description and how to apply is available here: The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on September 7, 2022. Applications may be submitted online at

The Utah State Legislature created the Public Art Program in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 percent of construction costs for new or remodeled state facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community.

For more information, visit or contact

Hannah Barrett at or 801-245-7271.

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