Call to Artists

Call to Artists: Traffic Control Boxes

Ethel Maharaj, Kettleman and BeckmanREQUEST FOR DESIGN PROPOSALS
The City of Lodi is currently accepting proposals for original artwork to be displayed on several Traffic Control Boxes throughout Lodi.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all practicing professional and emerging artists and design teams residing in Lodi and surrounding areas.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The City of Lodi, with input from the Lodi Arts Commission (LAC), will select original artwork to be displayed on several traffic control boxes throughout Lodi. The Arts Commission will determine the specific location for each piece of artwork.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until all boxes have been assigned an artist.

For more information, contact Tamatha Litfin at (209) 333-6782.

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Poet Laureate

Poetry Opens in new windowREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 
The City of Lodi is currently accepting proposals for the City's first Poet Laureate.

ELIGIBILITY
An eligible applicant must: 

  • Live in Lodi, California or surrounding communities and be authorized to work in the United States. 
  • Be 18 years of age or older. No preference will be given to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability. 
  • Have a demonstrated history of community involvement, in particular, Lodi, CA. 
  • Have the ability to engage the public and show past experience engaging with the public. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The selected Poet Laureate will become the City’s first Poet Laureate, serving as a liaison, advocate, and leader for poetry, spoken word, and the literary arts. The Poet Laureate will leverage their artistic excellence and literary achievements to inspire Lodi’s diverse residents to have a greater appreciation of the literary arts. The Poet Laureate is expected to create engaging and conceptually driven, original works stimulated by and in response to the local communities, and cultivate critical thinking, connection, and appreciation of the literary arts through public readings, in-person literary workshops, and civic events. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Laura Johnston, Deputy Director, (209) 333-6742.

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