Call for Artists
Project: Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I
Deadline: December 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CST
Artists and artist teams are invited to submit materials for a painting commemorating the Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I for an Oklahoma Art in Public Places project at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Submit materials using the application form below.
Download the RFQ for a full project description and list of requirements.
Questions should be directed to our Director of Art in Public Places.
About Oklahoma Art in Public Places
Signed into law in 2004, the Oklahoma Art in Public Places Act requires that eligible state capital improvement projects have 1.5 percent of their budgets invested in public art that represents the history and values of the state. The program advances state economic development goals and enhances public spaces for Oklahoma residents. In its management of the program, the Oklahoma Arts Council facilitates a process that brings together state government entities, artists, and local citizens in the commissioning or acquisition of artwork.
How does the program meet Oklahoma’s needs?
The Oklahoma Art in Public Places program augments the state's economic development goals and enhances public spaces for Oklahomans within their respective communities. Benefits of the program include:
- Fosters local and state pride
- Invests in the state's infrastructure
- Strengthens Oklahoma’s image
- Appeals to businesses and families
- Conveys community vibrancy
- Supports cultural tourism
- Enhances property values
Public Art Locations
Locations that may benefit from state public art projects include:
- State buildings
- Colleges and Universities
For more information, contact our Director of Art in Public Places.