Call for Public Art: Firefly Trail (TSPLOST Project #06 – Sub-project #2) – Trailhead - RFP

  1. Call Summary
  2. Project Overview & Site Description
  3. Public Art Goals & Criteria
  4. Eligibility
  5. Budget
  6. Timeline

Call Summary: 

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County (ACCGov) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for consideration in the Firefly Trail Network project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with stakeholders and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected site. A suitable public art installation will be a sculpture of landmark-scale and viewable from the trail and adjacent roadways.

Final Proposal Submissions:

Please review full RFP document before submitting application. All proposals must be submitted to Athens-Clarke County’s online system of calls for entry.

All of the following must accompany your submission to be considered by the resident selection panel:

1. Contact information, including your name(s), mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. Please do not submit any other proposal items that would directly identify you to the selection panel (including links to website). 

2. A resume highlighting your credentials and related experience. 

3. Contact information for at least three (3) professional references. 

4. A title and description of your public art concept for this project. Include a materials list, any needs for special equipment or the like, and a timeline for producing and installing the artwork. Provide enough detail to support your images and budget. 

5. Up to five (5) images of your proposed design, annotated with image descriptions such as perspective, scale, etc. May include additional detail images, if needed. The media chosen to convey the proposed design(s) is up to your discretion, whether hand-drawn, computer generated, digital media, or photograph examples including previous work. However, all designs must be uploaded as a digital attachment to the application website. 

6. A budget that details all costs related to the proposed artwork(s) including, but not limited to, design, materials, engineering review, fabrication, and installation including foundation/supports, insurance, travel and artist’s fees. 

7. Maintenance plan to outline instructions for long term care of the artwork.

8. Please indicate your interest in mentoring a local artist as part of the project. (Yes or No)


Tatiana Veneruso

Public Art Coordinator, Athens-Clarke County, Leisure Services Department, Arts Division