About Submissions and Policies

Public Art Registry

Cambridge Arts invites all artists interested in working in the public realm to sign up on the Cambridge Public Art Registry at cac.slideroom.com

Registration is free and easy: Upload digital files of work samples and complete a form of biographic information. Once you are registered, you will be considered for all future City of Cambridge public art commissions.

Sample Selection Process for Percent-for-Art Projects
To ensure that the most appropriate artists are selected for projects, Cambridge Arts combines jury review with active community participation. The Public Art Commission decides on a selection method for each project by choosing one, or a variation of, the following options:

1. RFQ/Interview: An Art Jury selects a small number of candidates from the Public Art Registry. The candidates are interviewed by a larger Site Committee, which then makes the final selection based on an artists past work.

2. Request for Proposal: An Art Jury selects a small number of candidates from the Public Art Registry. These candidates are paid to develop a site specific proposal. The candidates are interviewed by a larger Site Committee, which then makes the final selection based on the proposals and the artists past work.

For other questions, please contact Jeremy Gaucher, Public Art Administrator