Community Services

Bernalillo County Public Art Program

Bernalillo County strives to include artists of all backgrounds and abilities in the public art solicitation process.

For a current listing of calls for art please see: https://www.bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx

Bernalillo County solicits proposals for public art through various methods including online, email, or mailed applications. For online proposals, the county uses a platform called CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org).

To assist artists with the online application process, we offer the following web-based resources and information:

Please contact the Bernalillo County Public Art Coordinator with any questions you may have regarding your proposal.

Kent Swanson
Public Art Project Coordinator
Email: kswanson@bernco.gov
(505) 314-0467

Thank for your interest in our public art program and thank you for supporting Bernalillo County.


Recursos para Artistas

El Programa de Arte Público del Condado de Bernalillo

Un trabajo importante del programa de arte público del condado de Bernalillo es incluir artistas de todos los orígenes y habilidades en el proceso de solicitud de arte público.

Para obtener una lista actualizada de las convocatorias de arte para el Condado de Bernalillo, consulte: https://www.bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx

El condado de Bernalillo solicita propuestas de arte público a través de diversos métodos como las solicitudes en línea, correo electrónico o por mandar propuestas por correo al Program de Arte Público. Para las propuestas en línea, el condado utiliza un método llamada CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org).

Para ayudar a los artistas con el proceso CAFÉ, ofrecemos los siguientes recursos e información disponibles por internet:

Gracias por su interés en el arte público y por apoyar el condado de Bernalillo.

Comuníquese con el Coordinador de Arte Público si tiene alguna pregunta sobre su propuesta.

Kent Swanson
Coordinador de Proyectos de Arte Público
Correo electrónico: kswanson@bernco.gov
(505) 314-0467

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