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This call is open to artists of any discipline: 2D, 3D, music, textile, dance, literary, etc.
Project Budgets will vary pending scope, scale and location.
Budget range: $1,000 to $5,000

This is an Open Call for Artists Who:

  • Recognize the value of community building and working at a grassroots level
  • Have an interest in placemaking and creating artwork for a variety of locations including neighborhoods, parks and transportation related locations
  • Are interested in temporary or permanent installations
  • Can bring their talents and collaborative skills to a team


The City of Tampa’s Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs invites artists and artist-led teams residing in Florida to submit their qualifications for potential inclusion in the 2021-2022 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool.

This prequalified pool is part of Mayor Castor’s Art on the Block Program and will be used to commission artists for a broad range of public art projects, both temporary and permanent. The intent is to bring more artists and artwork directly into neighborhoods, to engage the community and recognize Tampa’s rich and diverse cultural talent.

Artwork produced through Art on the Block is wide ranging and includes multiple art forms such as poetry, murals, mosaics, sculpture, and other placemaking improvements. Artwork may be environmental in nature, carry a message of social justice, speak to the history of the neighborhood, or simply be fun to engage and experience.  Art builds communities and for all Art on the Block projects, community engagement is essential.