Two Memphis Bus Shelters Call. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Two Memphis Bus Shelters RFQ – Deadline: November 30, 2012

Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) | Binghampton Bus Stop Shelters project


Deadline: Friday, 30 November 2012, 5:00 PM

Eligibility: Artists/designers in the U.S. Previous public art experience required.

Budget: $41,000 (for both shelters)

The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is commissioning two works of public art in the form of artistic, yet functional, bus stop shelters at existing bus stops in the Binghampton neighborhood. The UrbanArt Commission is facilitating the project.

Please upload the following materials to our digital UrbanArt Artist Registry:

  • Résumé with current contact information, not to exceed 2 pages.
  • Images of your work that are relevant to this project and are good representations of your style of work, 20 maximum.
  • Image identification sheet with location, brief description, and project budget.
  • Typed, letter explaining your interest in the project and your general approach/concept to its design and production. NOTE: this should not take the form of a formal design proposal, but rather a description of your methods for producing a design and finished project if selected.
  • List of three professional references, including current phone and email.

Download the complete Memphis Bus Shelters RFQ
With questions and for additional information, please contact Whitney Ranson, Director of Public Art or (901) 454-0474

How to apply for UrbanArt Public Art projects and the opportunities listserv

Watch this space for information and application requirements about upcoming projects.

NOTE: To apply for projects first-time users of the system must upload a profile to the Artist Registry.

Once your profile is complete, you can apply to any project in the future. Artists who upload their portfolio will begin receiving the weekly UrbanArt opportunities listserv of public art opportunities in Memphis and the region, nationally and internationally.

This Artists Handbook covers the process of applying for public art projects in Memphis, as well as the design and fabrication process if you are selected for a project commission. UrbanArt strongly advises prospective artists to study this text before submitting applications to open projects. Questions may be directed to Whitney Ranson at:

Artists are selected for commissions in different ways depending on the funding client.

Some prefer to invite specific artists to submit proposals, while others mandate an open applications system.

If you have any problems joining the Artist Registry or applying for projects, please contact:

For the guidelines structuring the City of Memphis ‘Percent for Art’ Program, please download the PDF provided.

If you are interested in participating on a project Selection Committee, please send Whitney Ranson your current resume with contact information and a statement of interest no longer than 3 paragraphs in length at:

Please describe your current community affiliations including home and/or business address, background with community development, education, public art, or any other activities you believe will contribute to the positive outcome of our projects.


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