Morristown Downtown Public Arts Program – Market and Bank Street

  • Commissioning Entity

    Morristown Downtown Public Arts Program

  • Application Open Date


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  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Morristown, New Jersey, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Tom Werder

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Project Overview: The Town of Morristown, in collaboration with Morris Arts, seeks a professional visual artist, or artist team, to create public artwork at a critical gateway to the Town. The project will be the third under Morristown’s Percent for Art program, in which redevelopment projects contribute 1% of the cost of construction to a local art project.

    The goal of this project is twofold. First, the artist should aspire to create a signature piece of artwork, that enhances Morristown’s artistic reputation and speaks to the energy, movement, and transformation of Morristown. Second, the art itself should be viewed by the community as a destination in and of itself, as well as contributing to and accentuating the overall aesthetic of the surrounding area. The artist will have latitude in their choice of medium and design specifics of their work.

    Budget: $170,000 total is available for this project. This amount includes all fees and expenses associated with the project (e.g., materials, equipment, labor, permits, engineering documents, insurance, taxes, travel, presentation fees, installation, shipping, identification plaque, and written and professional photographic documentation of the completed project, etc.). The budget may be allocated across one or more sites at the discretion of the Town.

    • Artists residing in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.
    • Professional Artists that have had previous experience completing Public Art projects of similar budgets and scales and have completed at least one site-specific public art project using durable and permanent materials.
    • Experience in the installation of, or ability to oversee the installation of commissioned artwork.
    • Artist must be over the age of 18 and be a legal, permanent resident.
    • Artists may apply as individuals or in teams. Artists may propose to use subcontractors or additional hired labor.
    • The Town of Morristown does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, economic status, or gender identity.
    • Applicants are encouraged to visit the site before submitting.

    Please see commission document for full opportunity information, application form and application instructions.