Art in Public Places Program

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Art in Public Places is uniquely positioned to advance and support art and artists across Washington. Our goal is to build and care for a State Art Collection that is impactful, accessible, and valued. We seek lasting artworks that reflect Washington’s diverse communities.

Our current public art opportunities are listed below.

Banner image: Amy Cheng, Nature Provides (detail), 2020. Located at Western State Hospital. Photo by Dale Lang. 

Request for Qualifications
Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)

Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth (CDHY)

Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) Academic and Physical Education Building

Submissions Due: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 5 PM (Pacific)
Estimated Budget: $156,000 (inclusive of design, fabrication, installation, and tax)

The Washington Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth (CDHY) and the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) invite individual artists or artist teams to design and create a unique artwork for the new Academic and Physical Education Building on the Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus.

Open to artists residing in the United States and British Columbia, Canada. Deaf and hard of hearing artists as well as artists with a strong connection to the deaf community are strongly encouraged to apply. Neither ArtsWA nor CDHY discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, or gender identity.


Before you begin your application, please read the complete guidelines.