Call for Artists
The City of Sunnyvale’s Art in Public Places program invites artists to participate in The Great Box Cover-up! This program was designed to transform uninteresting, ordinary
utility boxes into attractive and engaging works of art. The first phase of this project focused on utility boxes located in or near downtown Sunnyvale. This phase will include intersections throughout Sunnyvale in neighborhoods. A total of 16 artists/artist teams, will be selected to design and execute original works of art using city-owned utility boxes as their canvases.
This opportunity is open to artists residing in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Contra Costa, San Francisco or Alameda Counties. Applicants should be practicing artists or artistic teams with previous art and design experience. Sunnyvale artists are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be over the age of 18. (There will be a future phase developed for high-school students only.) Artists who were previously awarded a utility box for Phase 1 and City of Sunnyvale employees are not eligible to apply.
Selected artists may recruit assistants to help with prepping and/or painting their utility box. However, assistants must register as a City of Sunnyvale volunteer in order to participate.
Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 at noon (12 p.m.)
Public Art Budget
Design Honorarium (per location) $1,000