Royal Oak Seeking Public Art Submissions, Deadline Feb. 15

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(City of Royal Oak, Dec. 20, 2015)

Royal Oak , MI – The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts (ROCFA) is excited to announce its fourth annual call for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan.  Artwork will be displayed from June 2016 to April 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed and juried by a committee of ROCFA members and prominent community art representatives that have not yet been selected.

Selected artists will receive a $600 honorarium. Artwork will be accompanied by plaques dinos02sidelogo3identifying the artwork and artist.

A 25 percent commission will be paid to ROCFA by artists if their work is sold during the exhibit.  Funds will be used to sustain the Art Explored public art program in the future.  Preference may be given to work that has already been completed.  However, conceptual proposals will be entertained if the artwork can be created within the presented timeline, and applications are submitted with clear and detailed specifications and renderings.

A signed contract and license agreement approved by the city commission will be required before artwork can be displayed. General liability insurance is not required from the artist. However, ROCFA does recommend that all artists obtain property insurance to cover their work.

How to Submit an Application

Artists interested in submitting proposals for consideration must submit a completed application with required attachments at: A printer friendly version of our Call for Artists may be found here.ChamberAd_01

Project Timeline

  • February 15, 2016: Application Deadline
  • February 16 – 29, 2016: Jurying and Selection
  • March 15, 2016: Selection(s) Announced
  • March 4 – 25, 2016: Site Identifications and Contracts Signed
  • April 6, 2016: Final Approval of Signed Contracts
  • June 6, 2016: Artwork Installation Deadline

Questions? Contact or 248-246-3200.

Art Explored Program and Map

Art Explored public art installations are now up in Downtown Royal Oak.  Please scroll down to learn about the artists, the artwork, and the nine installations.  You can also click the image below for an interactive map of all ten installations, or for a printable version of the map click here.

Sale of Artwork Supports Art Explored!

All artwork is for sale by the artists.  25 percent of any sales goes to support Art Explored, and keep public art alive in Royal Oak.  Please visit the artists’ website below for information on the pieces, and contact the artist or if you’d like to make a purchase to support the program.

Meet the Art Explored Artists

Richard Gage

Doug DeLind

Paolo Pedini

Desiree Kelly

Molly Diana Murphy & Peter Pawlicki

Michael Jones

Tim Gralewski

John Sobczak

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