Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) Artwork Commissions is the state’s Percent-for-Art program.

For all new or renovated State-owned buildings, a percentage of the construction budget is set aside for public art. Independent artists and artist lead teams apply for a project through an open Call to Artists and are selected by an artist selection committee. MSAC manages the process from artist selection, through design, fabrication, and installation and the work becomes part of the State public art collection.

Please see below for currently open Call to Artists.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest Historical Black College/University in Maryland. This public art project represents an opportunity for BSU’s history and heritage to be communicated visually through two and three dimensional site-specific artwork at the new MLK Jr. Communications Arts & Humanities building, being designed by Perkins & Will. 

Please review the RFQ document for a full scope and more information about this opportunity.

RFQ: Bowie State University Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Arts & Humanities Building RFQ

Artwork Budget: $515,000 (all-inclusive)

Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2022


Please check out a recorded webinar here originally from a live “How to Apply: Bowie State University” webinar on November 10th.

The Maryland Public Art Commission (MPAC) oversees MPAI. The Commission meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public. Find dates for upcoming meetings on MSAC's Meeting Notices page. 

A Maryland Public Art Commissioner representative serves on each MPAI project Artist Selection Committee. Click here to meet the current Commissioners.