Palm Beach County Artists COVID-19 Relief Initiative

The City of West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places Committee (“AiPP Committee”) is dedicated to supporting the local creative sector by providing opportunities to create at this critical moment in time. The Committee will select 15 professional artists who reside in Palm Beach County for The Commons Project (“Project”).

Open to professional artists over 18 who reside in Palm Beach County. Proof of residency will be required. Applicants’ residency will be verified. Prior public art experience is not required. Preference will be given to artists who reside in the City of West Palm Beach (“City”).

Application Deadline:
June 24th, 2020
– Resume Submit to Subject line: The Commons/Covid-19
July 15th, 2020 – Deadline to submit videos to

Curatorial Vision:
Rethinking our commons is vital to the current challenging times. The City’s AiPP Committee supports artists’ process of creating in complex times through and with art. Fifteen multidisciplinary artists will be commissioned to create temporary works that address our community’s need to connect in public spaces.

Public spaces inherently connect us to one another; the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our public environment and inadvertently created a greater tension between the public and private spaces. This Project offers responsive opportunities for our local artist community to reimagine our commons, to ask what we seek from our public spaces and how to safely rebuild our community in solidarity, after isolation.

The Project will provide the City’s creative sector with an opportunity for local artists to further their practice while receiving monetary relief.

Project Total Budget: $90,0000
Fifteen artists to receive up to $6,000 each. Each award will include a not to exceed $1500 artist fee and the remaining balance of $4,500 (not to exceed) on design, materials, build and installation. (invoices/documentation required for the materials and installation.)

For more information, download the full documentation below, or email – subject line The Commons/Covid-19.