Call to Artists

RFQ for Public Art in the C & Main Couplet

Project Description

The City of Moscow invites artists to submit qualifications for a public art project to be installed in the couplet at C and Main streets. This location is at the northern edge of Moscow’s downtown core, and is an important landmark for locals and visitors alike. The couplet marks the place where Highway 95 turns into Main Street, where the pace slows upon entering a hometown. Appropriately, this part of the road is where parade participants assemble before they proceed through the city. Whether gathering for a Homecoming parade or simply arriving in the city from the north, this unique intersection evokes the sensation of coming home.  


Artists from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah are eligible to apply for this project. Artists are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation. No artist sitting on a Selection Panel may submit a proposal for the project for which the Selection Panel was formed.


The total amount of funding available for the piece is not to exceed $40,000. Included in this budget are the artist’s fee, travel, fabrication, engineering, materials, installation, documentation, and all other costs accrued by the artist specific to this project.

Project Timeline

May 10 – July 31 2019
Application Period
August 2019  
Selection Panel chooses 3 artists to create finalized designs
September 2019
3 Artists will create finalized designs

(Each finalist will be paid $1000 for design time and travel expenses.)
October 2019
Selection Panel and Arts Commission recommend one finalist design to City Council

View of the couplet at C and Main looking northView of couplet at C & Main, looking north

Related Documents

How to Apply

Visit the Moscow Arts Submittable page to view ongoing Calls for Artists, Requests for Proposals, and Applications for various programs with the City of Moscow Arts Department and Moscow Arts Commission.

After selecting a submission opportunity, you must then create a free Submittable account to get started. Your account will allow you to save/review your work before submitting, view your application status and even find more opportunities at other organizations.

Questions about using Submittable? Contact