The Salt Lake Art Design Board announced a Call for Artists for the fourth series of Flying Objects, a temporary public art project installed in downtown Salt Lake City. The Flying Objects project has been very successful in staging a series of artistic sculptures which add color, shape, interest, and vitality to the downtown streetscape in a range of styles and materials. It has also provided an opportunity to artists new in the field of public art to participate in a project which builds their level of experience and portfolio.
Each artist selected for Flying Objects 4.0 is paid a $5,000 honorarium for the loan of their artwork. The new sculptures will be installed in August 2014 in tandem with the removal of the sculptures currently installed. The three installation sites are all near cultural facilities – in front of Abravanel Hall and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, across the street from the Capitol Theatre, and in the median in front of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The artworks are returned to the artists at the end of the 2-year project period.
The project is funded by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City and managed by the Salt Lake City Arts Council. The Call for Artists is open to artists residing in Utah. The application deadline is January 13, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. For the complete Call for Artists visit the public art website.