Artwork Budget: $400,000

Total Project Budget: $600,000

Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 11:59 p.m. (AZ time)

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The City of Surprise invites artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to lead the design and integration of a creative outdoor gathering space at the new Multigenerational Community Resource in Surprise, Arizona. The selected design should recognize and celebrate the history, contributions, and culture of the Original Town Site, inspire creativity and curiosity, and consider elements of landscaping and shade in the design. A community selection panel will select 4 finalists to participate in a design proposal phase where they will be compensated $2000 + travel costs to meet with stakeholders, submit design proposals, and participate in interviews with the selection panel.

Award Amount: $1,000-$7,000 

Deadline: Monday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m.

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Surprise Arts & Culture Grants support programs that inspire creativity and curiosity through arts and culture experiences. The aim of this grant is to support and expand cultural offerings for the Surprise community and to uplift and support the organizations, artists, and cultural groups that provide arts and culture services in Surprise. This grant funds programs that use creativity to bring people together, encourage curiosity and inquiry, cultivate and preserve culture and heritage, and/or provide welcoming and inclusive access to arts and culture services and resources.

Award Amount: $1500
Deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 @ 11:59pm (MST)

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The City of Surprise invites West Valley-based artists, groups, organizations to submit qualifications to create 2D art designs for traffic cabinets along Bell Rd. Artists will transform traffic signal control cabinets in Surprise from only being functional infrastructure to colorful, inspired works of art. Up to 10 artists will be selected, the artist fee is $1500 for design and community outreach, the printing and installation costs will be covered by the City. All artwork designs must be converted to a high quality digital format for vinyl wrap printing.

City of Surprise Arts & Culture