Percent for Art
In 1983, the 48th Montana Legislature "... in recognition of its responsibility to create a more humane environment of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all its citizens and in recognition that public art is a resource that stimulates the vitality and economy of the state's communities and provides opportunity for artists to practice their crafts", enacted a law providing that, "capital project appropriations by the legislature shall include ... an amount not to exceed 1% of the amount appropriated for the use of the Montana Arts Council for the acquisition of art for new state buildings..."
The Montana Arts Council has administered this program since its inception in 1985, already placing art in more than 18 state buildings.
Please note: Unfortunately, the Montana Arts Council does not have the capacity to accept applications from, and contract with, artists living outside of the United States and therefore these artists are not eligible for Montana Arts Council Percent for Art projects.
Call for Artists
State of Montana
RFQ (Request for Qualifications) MSU - Gaines Hall Building
Montana State University Bozeman, Montana
Who: U.S. Residents
What: Request for Artistic Qualifications: Offer a Resume and Portfolio
When: Applications open: April 17th, 2013 – July 17th, 2013
Where: : Multiple sites are possible; interior and exterior. Permanent installation at the Gaines Hall Building on the Montana State University Campus, Bozeman, Montana. Selection committee will consider a new commission, ready-to-install and/or modify for the site(s).
How: Online application process via SLIDEROOM.com
How Much: Art Budget: up to $76,400.00
Semi-Finalist Awards:$1200.00 for up to three (3) artists
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 5:00 p.m. M.D.T. Receipt deadline.
Click on the links to download PDF's of the following documents:
- Prospectus - Gaines Hall - Call for Artists
- Photo Gallery - MSU Gaines Hall - Interiors
- Photo Gallery - MSU Gaines Hall - Exteriors