Call for Public Art - Oconee Rivers Greenway (SPLOST 2011 Project #9) - East Campus Connector

  1. Call Summary
  2. Project Overview & Site Description
  3. Public Art Goals & Criteria
  4. Eligibility
  5. Budget
  6. Timeline

Call Summary: 

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images for a mural for the Oconee Rivers Greenway (ORG) trail in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected site. This site is on Georgia Department of Transportation Right-of-Way and will be subject to GDOT permitting and approval.

Final Proposal Submissions:

All proposals must be submitted to Athens-Clarke County’s online system of calls for entry, care of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. 

All of the following must accompany your submission to be considered by the selection panel: 

1. Contact information, including your name(s), mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. 

2. A resume highlighting your credentials and related experience. 

3. Contact information for at least three (3) professional references. 

4. A title and description of your public art concept for this project. Include a materials list, any needs for special equipment or the like, and a timeline for producing and installing the artwork. Provide enough detail to support your images and budget. 

5. Up to five (5) images of your proposed design, annotated with image descriptions such as perspective, scale, etc. May include additional detail images, if needed. The media chosen to convey the proposed design(s) is up to your discretion, whether hand-drawn, computer generated, digital media, or photograph examples including previous work. However, all designs must be uploaded as a digital attachment to the application website. 

6. A budget that details all costs related to the proposed artwork(s) including, but not limited to, design, materials, fabrication, and installation including foundation/supports, insurance, travel and artist’s fees. 

7. Please indicate your interest in mentoring a local artist as part of the project. (Yes or No)


Tatiana Veneruso

Public Art Coordinator, Athens-Clarke County, Leisure Services Department, Arts Division