CCT: Artist Selection Process

Art In Public Spaces

{Stonebook Universe by Kubach-Wilmsen}
The twelve-ton granite Stonebook Universe by Anna and Wolfgang Kubach-Wilmsen greets visitors to the Sen. Thomas J. Dodd Archives and Research center on the University of Connecticut campus.

Eligibility and Registration
To be eligible for consideration for Connecticut's public art projects, visual artists must register in
Art in Public Spaces Artist Registry. Artists may reside within or outside of Connecticut. With one entry, registered artists are automatically reviewed and considered for every pubic art project in their discipline category.

The Office of the Arts assures open access to the program for artists registered in the Art in Public Spaces Registry. In addition to the standard open selection process, statutory regulations also permit limited competitions and direct selection.

The Artist Registry is managed using an online registration process at

Selection Process
The selection of artists is made by a site committee who are comprised of; building users, the project architect, and a panel of arts professionals. The site committee reviews images on file in the Art in Public Spaces Registry following an open call process.  They select approximately four to five artists based on the quality, aesthetic compatibility and material requirements of the project as represented in the artist's image portfolio.  These shortlisted artists are invited to produce a site-specific proposal and are paid a stipend.  The site committee then meets to review the proposals and makes a final selection or shortlists the group of artists further for more detailed proposal development.


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