Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Public Art CommissionOverview

The Wake Forest Public Art Commission invites artists and artist teams to apply for the Pre-Qualified Artist Registry. This registry will serve as a resource when selecting artists for public art projects, streamlines the process for responding to calls for artists, and fast tracks project initiation. 

The pre-qualification application process does not have a deadline. Artists are welcome to apply at any time. Artists must be pre-qualified in order to be considered for any public art opportunities with the Town of Wake Forest.

Submission Requirements

Application materials must be submitted via our online form.

The following items are required: 

  • Artist Statement
    Briefly describe your experience, discipline(s), and qualifications for completing artworks, including a short description of why your work would be a good fit for the Town. Artist teams should explain their qualifications collectively.

  • Images
    One to three samples of previous work with corresponding images, title, location, cost, materials/medium, and timeline associated with each project that demonstrate the skill of the artist as well as the ability to work within a community’s context. Images should be in .jpg format. For 3D work, please provide photos from multiple angles.

  • Resume
    If applicable, please include a list of places previously or currently exhibited in the last five years. Please also include one to three professional references.

  • Artist’s Social Media Handles
    For example, the Town of Wake Forest uses the following:

    Facebook: Town of Wake Forest, NC

    Instagram: townofwakeforest

    X:  @WakeForest_NC

    LinkedIn: Town of Wake Forest, NC

Please also complete and submit the following:

If you are chosen for a project, having these forms filled out in advance will fast track the project timeline and allow you to begin your work sooner.

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About the Public Art Commission

The PAC administers a collaborative process to invest public and private funds toward curating art that fosters a unique sense of place to strengthen economic development. This art enlivens public space, connects our community, and enriches a vibrant and engaging Wake Forest. 

The PAC’s structure, duties and responsibilities are outlined in Town Ordinance Chapter 25. The PAC seeks to support the Town’s strategic goals and all applicable laws from town, state, and federal governments. 

The definition of public art includes, but is not limited to, traditional forms such as sculptures and murals but also encompasses festivals, interactive art, integrated architecture/ landscape and more. 

Wake Forest recognizes that public art is for all.


Pre-Qualified Artist Registry
Renaissance Centre Specialist
Art Liaison