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The following call for artists is presented by Valley Metro (“Program Sponsors”) with support provided by Artlink Inc. The updated deadline to submit is Monday, April 10, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

Valley Metro is inviting artists to design artwork that will promote creativity and public outreach in the transit experience. 

Project: Artsline Spotlight Artists for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Request: Original work(s) that will be featured on the large-scale wall at Roosevelt Ave/Central station and other various opportunities. Selected artists are responsible for providing professionally scanned or digitized original artwork. 

Stipend: $2500 honorarium

Artsline Overview: Valley Metro’s investment in arts and culture through Artsline programming contributes to enhancing the quality of life and producing economic support to the communities which we serve. Artsline creates a sense of place through a variety of artwork and enhances connections through art and transit. 

Valley Metro Artsline is defined as placemaking, people and community that exists in the physical space at stations, on board light rail, art programs and partnerships with community destinations and organizations. The pillars of the program are creativity, culture and community.

The objective of the campaign is to continue to message and promote Artsline and encourage the public to participate in the upcoming events, subscribe to Artsline communication and use public transit to access arts and cultural destinations along the rail line. 

The Artsline program will continue to grow through collaborations with arts and culture/community organizations as well. The goal of this call is to provide local artists an opportunity to create artwork that will be put on public display at the Roosevelt Ave/Central Station Wall; in addition to enhancing the portfolio of the artist.


Project Honoraria/Artist Rights:

One artist (or team) per season (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024) will be selected with each artist (or team) being paid a $2500 honorarium. Artist will provide licensing and reproduction rights, and permit photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with media. Artist will be asked to sign a contract that outlines terms and conditions.


  • Call Issued: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Submissions Due: Monday, April 10, 2023, by 5 p.m. (local AZ time)
  • Selected Artists Notified: TBA

*Timeline subject to change.


Must be at least 18 years of age and resident of Arizona for at least two years.

Must have a thorough knowledge of the program requirements with the capacity and capabilities to fulfill according to the dates established.

Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. It is free to sign up as a working artist. Find the registration form at 

This call is open to the public including artist teams. There is no fee to enter. 


Applicants should demonstrate artistic merit in conceptual approach and technical execution.

Originality and quality of workmanship.

Ability to translate work in acceptable 2-D digital medium.

Application Materials

A current resume.

Letter of interest.

Portfolio of at least 10 digital images documenting previously completed creative work. Portfolio should demonstrate originality and skill in creating and executing artwork such as murals, graphic design, painting, digital content creation, illustration, etc.

  • Images should reflect work produced within the past five years.
  • When submitting your portfolio, provide title, date, size, medium and brief description of the artwork. Provide location if displayed in a public space.

Email and phone contacts for two professional or art discipline references. Your references will only be called if you are a finalist.

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered. Artists will be notified by email. 

Please send any questions to

NOTE: Submissions are received through this Submittable platform. Please create an account or sign in below. 

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