Public art requests for proposals
The City of Boston, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission, regularly releases Requests for Proposals for permanent public art on City of Boston property. The Boston Art Commission advocates for the creation of innovative and transformative art and promotes its accessibility to enrich the lives of Boston’s diverse citizens and visitors. Local artists are encouraged to respond to the open RFPs below.Supplier Portal Help
All RFPs for permanent public art over a budget of $30,000 are posted on the City of Boston's Supplier Portal. To download the PDF of any RFP, you will need to create an account with the Supplier Portal by registering as a Sourcing Bidder. Once you are registered, you can sign in to the portal at any time to respond to other RFPs. Please see the links below for help:
- First time user? Visit the Procurement Department for a guide on how to use the City of Boston's Supplier Portal.
- Read the step by step instructions for registering as a Sourcing Bidder.
- Ready to respond to an RFP? Read the step by step instructions for submitting a bid on the Supplier Portal.
North Square Public Art Project
In 2017, North Square will undergo a revitalization project by the Boston Public Works Department. Designed to build on its identity as a cultural destination and making the space accessible to all, the completed project will be a livable, walkable, green and sustainable square. Public Works has allocated $200,000 from the North Square reconstruction project budget towards a public art project that will be incorporated into the reconstruction. Learn more about the project.
The RFP is open to all professional artists or teams with experience in public art. Artists from the North End neighborhood are encouraged to apply.