Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Cycle 8


October 12, 2018 | Midnight Arizona Time


Emerging and established artists (individuals/collectives/groups/teams) who want to enter the field of public art.*

*Artists commissioned in the previous Cycle 7 are not eligible for the current Cycle 8.

Submission Overview

IN FLUX Cycle 8 partners invite artists across all disciplines to create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley.

Opportunity Categories

In your application submission, please indicate which opportunities you are interested in:

  • Indoor Installation
  • Outdoor Installation
  • Plinth/Pedestal – concrete plinths/pedestals for sculpture


The entire submission to the RFQ must be completed on the online Submittable platform hosted by Tempe Public Art. All requirements must be met or the application will be removed from consideration.

Find the RFQ on the Submittable “Submission Portal.”


Please refer to the RFQ or the FAQ below for more submission details. For further questions, please email

Attend a Coffee Talk pre-submittal sessions!

Learn helpful information from IN FLUX Project Managers at a pre-submittal info session. Bring your draft submittal materials and your questions. There are TWO Coffee Talks scheduled before the October 12 submission deadline.

  • Thursday, October 4, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Both will take place at Driftwood Coffee Co. [MAP]

More Coffee Talk details HERE


Does IN FLUX work with artists who are new to public art?

Absolutely! The intentions of this multi-city partnership are to create connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences, while providing creatives a chance to expand their skills, challenge their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work.

Where can I read the entire RFQ?

The RFQ in its entirety is online on a submission platform called Submittable. You will be asked to create a Submittable account when you upload your submission.

What information should I gather ahead of applying?

The following materials are requested in PDF format:

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Intent
  • Image List
  • Maximum of six portfolio images, two of which may be concept renderings. Acceptable image formats: .pdf, jpg, jpeg, mp4, mov

What should my images be?

Up to six digital images of previously created artwork in jpeg format. Artists are invited as part of their submission to provide up to two of images (of the total six images) that represent their proposed installation if they so choose. This is especially helpful for those artists who may not have previous experience with public art work, but have an idea they want to propose for one of the locations. Concept images are not required.

What if I’m new to public art?

Be honest, but talk about how your gallery experience could translate into public art, what you hope to get out of public art, what your possible ideas are for public art, what public art you have found inspiring. Not necessarily all of those things, but some of them could be good.

Can I submit for multiple locations? 

Yes, but in your application submission, please include the opportunity you are most interested in. This does not guarantee that the selection panel will place you in that specific opportunity however it will give the panelists a better idea of how you would approach this opportunity.

Can I apply with a team?

Yes. If applying as a team, please select a team lead as a point of contact for all communications. Artists applying as a member of a team are not eligible to also apply as an individual. Teams must submit one resume/CV per team member merged into one PDF.

When will I know if I was accepted? 

Artists will be notified in early November, 2018.

Where will the installations be located?

IN FLUX will feature locations in six cities across the Valley. View available images HERE and read the RFQ for details on each of these locations.

CHANDLER – One or more locations – Exterior Plinths:

  • Pedestals on Arizona Avenue between Chicago St. and Boston St.

GLENDALE – One location – Interior:

  • The lobby of City Hall, 5850 W Glendale Ave.

PEORIA – Two locations – Exterior:

  • Outside the Main Library at 8463 W. Monroe St.
  • Outside the Sunrise Mountain Library at 21109 N. 98th Ave.

PHOENIX – One or more locations – Interior and Exterior:

  • Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

SCOTTSDALE – Four locations – Exterior Plinths and Exterior:

  • Plinth at N Scottsdale Road and E Oak Street (NE Corner)
  • Plinth at N Scottsdale Road and E Roosevelt Street (NE Corner)
  • Plinth at Via Linda just east of the 101/Pima Freeway (South Side of Street)
  • Miller Plaza: Retail Complex at N Miller Road and E Indian School Road (NE Corner).

TEMPE – Two locations – Exterior:

  • Reflection pool at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 200 West Rio Salado Parkway.
  • Edna Vihel Art Center, 3340 S Rural Road.

When will the installations be opened to the public?

There will be an official kick-off event in April, 2019.

Who is behind IN FLUX?

IN FLUX is a partnership of SIX cities from across the Phoenix metropolitan area: Chandler Arts Commission, City of Glendale Public Art Program, City of Peoria Arts & Culture, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Scottsdale Public Art, and City of Tempe Public Art. Marketing and communications support is provided by Artlink Inc.

Still have questions?

Please refer to the RFQ or complete details. For further questions, please email