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City of Beaverton

Posted on: July 10, 2018

Call for Artists for Public Artwork at New Public Safety Center

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The city’s Arts Program invites experienced professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to create original and site-responsive public artwork for the city’s new public safety center for police and emergency management services.


Artists and artist teams residing in Oregon or Washington state are eligible to apply. Students are ineligible to apply. Up to five finalists will be selected for interviews. Each finalist will receive a $1,500 honorarium. A project artist or artist team will be selected from the finalists. Funded through the city’s 1% for Art Program, the project budget is $200,000, inclusive of all expenses including design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and fees.

To view additional details and apply, visit


All qualifications materials must be completed through Submittable by Friday, Jul. 27, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Submissions that are incomplete, late or received by unauthorized means will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit in advance of the deadline so that unforeseen problems with materials can be addressed. There is no fee to submit qualifications.

For additional information, contact the city’s Arts Program at or 503-526-2299. For information about the Arts Program and this public art opportunity, visit


Beaverton’s voter-approved public safety center will be built near the corner of SW Hall Blvd. and SW Allen Blvd. Planning and design of this new building—the city’s first dedicated facility for police and emergency management operations— is nearing completion. Construction will begin soon and the building is scheduled to open in 2020.

The public safety center will provide essential facilities for the Beaverton Police Department and the city’s Emergency Management Program. The three-story, 73,000 square-foot building will be built to critical facility standards and include a reception area, community room, office and administrative space, and police facilities and storage. As a civic facility, the site was designed to incorporate public space and will contribute to the community vision for equitable revitalization and improvement along Allen Boulevard.

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