City Brights II: Call for Artists for Temporary Works – Albuquerque, NM

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Albuquerque Public Art Program

  • Application Open Date

    05/31/2024

  • Application Deadline Date

    07/01/2024

  • Minimum Budget

    $2500

  • Maximum Budget

    $10000

  • Location of Commission

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in city of installation

  • Contact Name

    Albuquerque Public Art Program

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    505-768-3833

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    City Brights II is an opportunity offered under the City’s In-Sight Temporary Public Art program that aims to activate Albuquerque’s downtown with light-based artworks in the winter and autumn months. Up to ten sites will be lit up with installations, architectural light interventions, light sculptures, performance, projections, and more during Fall 2024 into early 2025.


    Albuquerque’s Department of Arts & Culture and the Public Art Program invites local artists to submit proposals for small, medium, and large scale site-specific temporary public art installations that will activate downtown spaces with light. Artists may propose sites they are interested in activating, or sites may be coordinated through the Public Art Program. Artists are encouraged to challenge traditional artistic mediums and explore unconventional digital or light affects; all projects must include light as a primary element. Ten projects will be selected.


    Public Art Program staff and consultants are available throughout the project to mentor artists in making excellent proposals to the open call and supporting selected artists in the execution, documentation, and promotion of their artworks. Public Art Program staff are not part of the committee and are available to help all artists through the process. All projects will be promoted as part of the In-Sight Temporary Public Art program and documented photographically for inclusion in the City’s permanent collection. A proposal development workshop will be offered prior to the application deadlines for submission both in person and on Zoom.


    Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions. To apply, be sure you are registered and logged in to a CODAworx account, and click the "APPLY" button in the upper right hand corner of this page.