IN FLUX Cycle 9

Request for Qualifications

Deadline – September 20, 2019, midnight (Mountain Standard Time)

Projects – Multiple opportunities throughout the Valley with IN FLUX Partner Cities: Peoria, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Glendale

Opportunities range from $5,000 to $10,000

Eligibility: professional artists and artist teams. Artists commissioned in the previous Cycle 8 are not eligible for Cycle 9.

IN FLUX Cycle 9 Partner Cities invite artists across all disciplines to create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley.

Project Information

IN FLUX demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art through a showcase of site-specific projects by visual artists working in various mediums and performing artists who specialize in dance, theatre, music, or spoken word. These opportunities provide artists a chance to expand their skills, challenge their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work. Presented simultaneously by six Partner Cities, IN FLUX fosters the notion of the Valley as one art community. IN FLUX creates connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences.

IN FLUX partners seek to provide opportunity, experience, and education to emerging and established artists who want to enter the field of public art. These opportunities are well suited for artists with no public art experience but also offer a fresh approach for experts in the field. Arizona artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

To see previous IN FLUX artworks and learn more, visit

Selection Process

Each partnering city will hold its own selection panel for its site(s). The selection panelists will make recommendations based on the specific nature of each site. Once these recommendations have been made, the IN FLUX partners will meet to determine final locations for selected artists to ensure placement is feasible and there is diversity within the IN FLUX collection for Cycle 9. Members of each panel will include artists, arts professionals, and community members.  The selection panels will meet in mid-October; artists will be notified shortly thereafter.  

Selected artists will be contracted by each commissioning agency and work directly with the project manager designated by their assigned partnering organization. All artists will be notified of selection results via email in October and given the opportunity to request feedback from the selection panel.

Opportunity Categories

In your application submission, please include the opportunity you are interested in. This does not guarantee that the selection panel will place you in that specific opportunity; however, it will give the panelists a better idea of how you would approach this opportunity.

The following opportunities have been identified for Scottsdale (see the PDF linked below for all IN FLUX opportunities across the Valley):

  • Plinth at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Oak Street
    Concrete plinth for 3-D sculptural works. The size of the concrete mounting surface on the plinths is 40” x 40”. Outdoor/streetscape installation.
  • Plinth at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Roosevelt Street
    Concrete plinth for 3-D sculptural works. The size of the concrete mounting surface on the plinths is 40” x 40”. Outdoor/streetscape installation.
  • Miller Plaza at the northeast corner of Miller Road and Indian School Road
    Outdoor installation at retail plaza landscaping beds for 3-D sculptural works.

Please keep the following in mind when creating your proposal:

  • Outdoor installation: Materials must be durable enough to withstand up to one year in the elements and be safe if the public interacts with the piece.
  • Plinth: These are existing concrete structures. Proposals for plinths could be a loan agreement for a new commission of a sculptural work. The artist would retain ownership of the work following completion of the IN FLUX Cycle.

Application Process

Artist Presubmittal Session:

Representatives from IN FLUX partner agencies will join ArtLink for a Mixed Media Happy Hour presentation on Tuesday, August 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m., at Fate Brewing Company, 1312 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.

Attendance at an artist presubmittal session for IN FLUX Cycle 9 is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged, especially for first-time applicants. IN FLUX partner staff will be on hand to give advice and review materials.

To Apply:

The entire submission must be completed on Submittable at To view all the requirements for submission, please view the PDF linked below.


  • Deadline for Application – September 20, 2019
  • Panel Selection – Mid-October 2019
  • Contracts signed ­– November (schedule will vary depending on IN FLUX partner’s artist approval process)
  • Design process – begins in November (timing of approval/acceptance of final design varies depending on IN FLUX partner’s design approval process)
  • Installation of all projects ­­– completed by end of March2020
  • De-installation of all projects – completed by April 1, 2021
  • Timeline may vary at the discretion of the applicable partner cities. 


Download PDF with complete listing of opportunities and application details.


Scottsdale Public Art offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to serve as a leader in defining art in the public realm through creative placemaking, signature cultural events, exhibitions and installations that contribute to the community’s creative, cultural and economic vitality. Scottsdale Public Art internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.

Internships Available:

No internships available at this time, please check back in the upcoming semester.

How to Apply

1. Review the list of internships offered. (Note: The following list of openings are indicative of the kinds of internships available; however, internships offered each semester are based upon the organization’s need.) Please clearly state your area of interest in your application.
2. Please provide:

-Two references (one academic and one professional—contact information only; no letters, please)
-Cover letter describing your interest in your preferred internship position.

3. Complete the online application found here.

FALL Internships (August-December)

Applications Open: mid-May

Application Deadline: August 30  

SPRING Internships (January-May)

Applications Open: mid-October

Application Deadline: November 30  

SUMMER Internships (June-August/September)

Applications Open: mid-March

Application Deadline: April 30 (NOTE: Late applicants will not be considered.)


View a current list of employment opportunities offered through Scottsdale Arts.