Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We've Moved!

Thank you to everyone who has been reading our blog. The DC Creates! Public Art blog has moved to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities blog. Please see the link to stay updated on what we are doing: http://thedcarts.wordpress.com/public-art/.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Deadline: FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 at 5:30pm
Artist Honorarium: $2,500

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with DC Public Library is seeking East-of-the-River artists, including writers, to submit proposals for four prominent areas inside the new Benning and Anacostia Libraries which are expected to open in the spring of 2010. The proposed artwork sites provide artists and writers the opportunity to display their work in a large-scale format in a public building.

Link to the call!

Contact Rachel Dickerson at rachel.dickerson@dc.gov
(202) 724-5613 phone
(202) 727-3148 TDD

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

London artist makes living monument in Trafalgar Square!

Sculptor Antony Gormley is inviting UK residents and visitors to spend one hour atop Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. This empty public space, originally intended for statues of kings and generals, will house one member of the public each hour for 100 days this summer, nonstop. The artist intends to elevate everyday citizens and their lives to the status of monumental art, encouraging reflection on the individual in contemporary society.
2400 lucky volunteers are invited to do what they please atop the Fourth Plinth- and some have chosen some interesting activities…
on streaming video!

Monday, June 29, 2009

ART BANK 2009 Call to Artists

Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is purchasing artwork to be part of the District of Columbia’s 2009 Art Bank Program. The Art Bank is a growing collection of moveable works funded through DC Creates Public Art Program.

Works in the collection are owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and are loaned to other District government agencies for display in public areas of government buildings. This collection helps preserve the city’s past and is an important legacy for future generations. Currently, nearly 2000 artworks are on display in over 150 District government agencies. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work as part of our continued commitment to supporting our vibrant artistic community and its excellence.

For more information, email Rachel Dickerson or call (202) 724-5613. Download the application*


Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2009 at 5.30pm
Budget: $250,000

The DC Creates! Public Art Program at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority, Art in Transit Program (WMATA) and the Takoma community, seek an artist or art team to design, create, and install artwork that will be located within the Takoma Metro underpass. The goal of this project is to create a vibrant and inviting gateway to the Takoma DC community. The colorful artwork will provide an “avenue” for residents, commuters and visitors to enjoy, admire and revitalize the community as well as express the unique story of historic Takoma.
Link to the application


Contact Rachel Dickerson
(202) 724-5613 phone
(202) 727-3148 TDD


DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street NW
Washington DC 20009
Attn: Rachel Dickerson, DC Creates Public Arts Manager
Takoma Metro Public Art Project