Artist Opportunities

Call for Mural Sites: California Avenue Murals Festival

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program is launching a pilot murals festival for the California Avenue District! We are seeking high visibility host sites for murals that will be painted in Spring/Summer 2023. Read full call and fill out the one page application form below, indicating your interest in having a mural painted on your wall (property owner must sign application). For more information, please contact the Public Art Program at 650-329-2227 or via email.

Full Call and Application Form(PDF, 200KB)

About Artist Opportunities

The Palo Alto Public Art Program works extensively with local, regional and national artists to bring permanent and temporary artworks that build the visual identity and reflect the diverse and exciting environment of the City of Palo Alto. Through its Percent for Art Program, the City provides opportunities for artists to create original works of art that comprise Palo Alto's rapidly growing collection of permanent and portable artworks.

Artists who wish to be considered for public art opportunities associated with construction in private development projects, please contact Program Director Elise DeMarzo by email.

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Artist Resources

Visit Americans for the Arts (AFTA) website for up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field, including information about relief funds, resource pages and other helpful tools, articles and creative opportunities. 

Californians for the Arts is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary organization focused on advancing and building public awareness of the value and impact of arts, culture and creativity across California.

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for individuals and organizations engaged in the field of public art. PAN is dedicated to advancing public art programs and projects through advocacy, policy, and information resources to further art and design in our built environment.

AFTA Public Art Resource Center is an online portal that provides a wide range of tools and resources tailored to the needs of professionals working in the public art field.

Forecast Public Artfosters dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and transformative placemaking. For 40 years, Forecast has improved the collective life of communities through a unique combination of responsive consulting services, rare one-to-one support for public artists, and abundant resources, including Public Art Review, the world’s leading public art magazine.

SlideRoom is a comprehensive application management system to accept and review applications and capable of handling media, forms and references all in one place.

CaFÉ, Call for Entryis a comprehensive tool for all artists looking for arts opportunities — from competitions to public art calls. Additionally, CaFÉ enables organizations to build their calls for artists, manage applications jurying process in a cost-effective way.

CODAworx is an online community for artists and design professionals to showcase their work, collaborate with one another, and earn recognition for their projects. 

Founded in July 2016, the Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is a service organization that focuses on networking and community building through the arts.