Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) Artwork Commissions is the state’s Percent-for-Art program.
For all new or renovated State-owned buildings, a percentage of the construction budget is set aside for public art. Independent artists and artist lead teams apply for a project through an open Call to Artists and are selected by an artist selection committee. MSAC manages the process from artist selection, through design, fabrication, and installation and the work becomes part of the State public art collection.
Please see below for currently open Call to Artists.
Frostburg State University (FSU), in partnership with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create durable, unique, permanent public artwork for the new Education & Health Sciences Center (E&HSC).
Please read the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document for a full description of the project, artwork themes & goals, location description, site history, and architectural plans.
This project offers two artwork commission opportunities. Artists and teams with the appropriate qualifications and experience may apply to both locations but are required to submit two separate applications. To apply for either (or both) opportunity please follow the link below:
- Wall-Mounted two-dimensional or low relief artwork ($75,000 Artwork Budget)
- Three-dimensional, sculptural or installation-based artwork. ($210,000)
Up to three semi-finalists, for each commission opportunity (six total), will be invited to develop and present artwork concept proposals to the E&HSC Artist Selection Committee in person. Semi-finalists will be offered a stipend of $2,500 each for time and travel.
The two public art commission opportunities offered for the Education & Health Sciences Center are part of a State of Maryland Capital Improvement Project, managed by the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon completion, all artwork will become the permanent property of Frostburg State University.
Apply online at publicartist.org
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The Maryland Public Art Commission (MPAC) oversees MPAI. The Commission meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public. Find dates for upcoming meetings on MSAC's Meeting Notices page.
A Maryland Public Art Commissioner representative serves on each MPAI project Artist Selection Committee. Click here to meet the current Commissioners.