The City of Flagstaff (Owner) is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) for an Artist to provide artistic design services.

The selected artist will work with a design team to design art and beautification projects that integrate with a new Downtown Connection Center (DCC), a public transit (bus) depot. Direction for the public art and beautification is to successfully contextualize art and beautification; to have the artist in consultation with the design team to determine type of artwork and beautification projects; to create an opportunity for local emerging artists; to amplify the programming to the greatest extent possible; to create, fabricate and install artwork that exemplifies an ideal transportation hub – active, connected, welcoming.

The design team will include but is not limited to the Artist, City staff, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) staff, and the selected design engineer and contractor(s) for the new DCC.

The artist work with the design team is anticipated to commence in December 2020. Final site selection for the new DCC is anticipated in the Spring of 2021 with 30% concept plans in May/June 2021. The new DCC will be constructed within the next few years.

The anticipated project budget (subject to change) for artist professional service during the planning and design phase is up to $25,000. The Beautification, Arts & Sciences 5-yr plan has $245,000 Beautification funds for the Downtown Connection Center next fiscal year (2021-2022) and $225,000 the following year (2022-2023).


Organization/Company: City of Flagstaff, Beautification, Arts & Science
Location: Flagstaff AZ
Deadline: September 30, 2020 3pm AZ Time
How to Apply: Applications must be made through Planet Bids, which is a tad artist unfriendly (but assistance is available). The public notice link with the application information is here: (copy and paste into your browser)