Community Art Experience2018-07-25T13:14:40+00:00

Traveling Community Public Art Project

Now seeking qualifications for an interactive community-building public art project to travel throughout Pinellas County

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Deadline: Aug. 17, 2018
Budget: $325,000 (all inclusive)
Honorarium: $3,000 per artist/team finalist
Images: 6-10

  • Applicants must be 18+ years of age and have resided in Pinellas County, Florida, for at least one year prior to Aug. 17, 2018
  • Applicants will be evaluated on their history of public art commissions, letters of reference and demonstration of past projects of commensurate size and scope.
  • Artists who have experience with community interaction are encouraged to apply
  • Artists should demonstrate a commitment to the greater community of Pinellas County

This Call to Artists is a request for qualifications. Project proposals are not expected or required at this time. Finalists selected as part of the jury review will receive an honorarium to present a project proposal to the project Panel.

For assistance, contact Jessica McCormick at 727-582-2228 or


The spirit of this project is to foster community through a county-wide traveling art experience by transforming and activating public places. By bringing interactive art to the community, we encourage our residents to have a personal experience with the art. In doing so, we aspire to create a legacy of communal participation and ownership across Pinellas County.

Project Background

In 2017, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners set aside $500,000 in BP settlement funds for an innovative, traveling public art project. Creative Pinellas will manage this process from start to finish, bringing this unique and engaging project to communities throughout the entirety of Pinellas County, generating discussion on the role the arts play in our daily lives and cementing the County’s legacy as an arts and culture destination.

Project Outlook

Creative Pinellas pulled from Tampa Bay arts educators, artists, community builders, and business influencers to create our panel. This panel will act not only as a jury to help us select the best artist for this project, but they will also act as stewards to push this project forward and help us build momentum and enthusiasm within the larger Pinellas community.

We have opened up our Call to Artists to all Pinellas County artists who wish to participate in this exciting artistic vision.

Associated Media

Presentation updating the county on progress, March 30, 2018

Latest News

The Call to Artists has been posted on Call For Entry.

Confirmed locations:


Clearwater East Community Library at St. Petersburg College

Largo Central Park Performing Arts Center

Pier 60 Park

Josiah Cephus Weaver Park

War Veterans Memorial Park

Weedon Island Preserve

Lealman Community Center

Project Lead

Jessica McCormick, Public Art Project Coordinator

Jessica McCormick Public Art Project Coordinator

As the Public Art Project Coordinator for Creative Pinellas, Jessica will oversee this project over the course of its exhibition throughout Pinellas County. She will work closely with the project artist to ensure that all aspects of the project are fulfilled, from fabrication to installation.

A long-time Florida resident, Jessica received her B.A. in Communications from Stetson University and has lived in Tampa since 2008. She brings both a focus on education and a diverse project management background to her current position.

Our Progress 30%

First batch of sites confirmed. Call to Artists posted to CaFE.

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