Call for Public Art: Firefly Trail (TSPLOST Project #06– Sub-project #2) – Indian Hills Rd

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

Call Summary: 

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County (ACCGov) invites professional artists to submit qualifications for consideration in the Firefly Trail Network project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with stakeholders and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected site. A suitable public art installation will be a sculpture of landmark-scale, viewable from the trail and road. This sculpture will serve as a shade shelter for the pre-existing resting area.

Final Proposal Submissions:

Please review full RFQ document before submitting application. All proposals must be submitted to Athens-Clarke County’s online system of calls for entry.

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

  1. Contact information, including your name(s), mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. 
  2. At least 3 jpeg photo examples of previous projects similar in scale and budget.
  3. A resume highlighting your credentials and related experience. 
  4. Contact information for at least three (3) professional references. 
  5. Please indicate your interest in mentoring a local artist as part of the project. (Yes or No)


If selected as a finalist, artists or teams will be paid a fee of $750 to provide the following:

1. 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. 

2. Up to five (5) images of your proposed design, annotated with image descriptions such as perspective, scale, etc. May include additional detailed 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.

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

4. Maintenance plan to outline instructions for long term care of the artwork.



Tatiana Veneruso

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