Call for Artists-Utility Box Art 2022

Agency: City of Dublin
State: California
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 711510 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
Posted Date: Feb 15, 2022
Due Date: Apr 22, 2022
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Bid Title: Call for Artists-Utility Box Art 2022
Category: Parks and Community Services
Status: Open


The City of Dublin invites qualified professional artists and student artists working under the supervision of a professional artist or art teacher to submit designs for painted utility boxes.

The City will pay a stipend of $1,000 to each artist or, if the artist is a student or student team, to the supervising professional artist or art teacher. The stipend is intended as an artist design fee as well as cover the cost of materials that will be necessary to paint the utility box.


Dublin is celebrating its 40th anniversary since its incorporation in 1982. The City is seeking proposals that illustrate events, milestones, landmarks, and/or Dublin’s diversity since its incorporation.

In addition to the theme proposing artists are encouraged to review existing utility box art collection and develop proposals that are unique and unlike anything the City already has. To view the current utility box art collection please visit

Publication Date/Time:
2/14/2022 4:00 PM
Closing Date/Time:
4/22/2022 5:00 PM
Contact Person:
Tyler Phillips, Heritage & Cultural Arts Supervisor
City of Dublin, Parks and Community Services
Phone: (925) 556-4558

Special Requirements:
The proposal must be submitted as a digital file by email. Provide one digital copy (pdf or jpeg). A complete proposal will include the four elements listed below:

a. Completed Coversheet: Use form provided at the end of this application.

b. Artist Qualifications: One page resume of each artist involved. Student artists should include their own biographies/resumes, no longer than one page, as well as that of the professional artist or art teacher who serves as the team’s supervisor.

c. Design Rendering: The provided template must be used for color renderings of your proposed design for the box (Exhibit A), showing all four sides and the top of the utility box. Artists may submit up to three separate designs. However, each proposed design must have its own separate color renderings page. If you wish to be considered for a specific box location or locations, please label the rendering with the utility box number. If you have no preference, label the rendering “Any.” Label each rendering with your name.

d. Title & Artist Statement: Provide a brief statement and title (100 words or less) about your proposed artwork. This could include your source of inspiration, the significance of the image(s) or a comment on the style or technique you have proposed. Each proposed design must have its own artist statement.

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