Call for Public Art: Classic Center Arena (SPLOST 2020 Project #3) – Site 1: Exterior Plaza

  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 for a public art concept for the Classic Center Arena project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with stakeholders and government staff to create public art that enhances the visitor experience and complements the selected site. A suitable public art installation will be a three-dimensional, immersive artwork of landmark-scale, viewable from multiple vantage points, for the arena’s exterior plaza.


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

All applications 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 resident 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. Jpeg images of three (3) examples of previous work of comparable scale and budget. Images should be free of text and/or watermarks that could identify the artist.
  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 $2000 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. 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. 
  3. A budget that details all costs related to the proposed artwork(s) including, but not limited to, design, engineering review (if applicable), materials, fabrication, and installation including foundation/supports, insurance, travel and artist’s fees. 
  4. Maintenance plan to outline long term care needs of the artwork.


Tatiana Veneruso

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