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Charlotte Urban Design Center
Michele Tejuola Turner, On the Move (credit: JoAnn Sieburg-Baker)

The City of Charlotte is continuing to expand transportation options in the region and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking professional artists living and/or working in the Charlotte area to integrate art into two future bus stops at the intersection of West Blvd. and Remount Rd.

Artists living and/or working in the Charlotte area are invited to submit qualifications. Artists should be accustomed to engaging with local communities in an effort to ensure that the art is accessible and meaningful to the public. Emerging artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

The City of Charlotte will select at least 1 artist to incorporate art into the bus stop shelters. Art budget is $5K and application materials are due by May 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE


Opportunities to partner with the Charlotte Urban Design Center are always popping up! Bookmark this post and check back often to see what we are working on and how you can get involved. Here we will post those opportunities and those from our partners in other City of Charlotte departments.

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Public mural artist, Rosalia Torres Weiner, standing in front of a mobile art studio speaking to a man and a woman.
Public mural artist, Rosalia Torres Weiner, standing in front of a mobile art studio speaking to a man and a woman.
Public mural artist, Rosalia Torres Weiner, standing outside of her mobile studio, Red Calaca Studio, at the City of Charlotte Eastland Rising event in 2017. (Photo by Austin Caine)

The Charlotte Urban Design Center is calling all types of creatives to apply for two opportunities to work with the City of Charlotte like never before.

First, we are expanding our Placemaking Creative Pool to include a wide range of creatives who manage, create, and implement original compositions. This includes creatives who work in mixed media, performance, written and spoken word, video/photography, fabrication, and more. We also want to include teams, organizations, and businesses who manage the process of implementing public art and performance. Learn more and apply here.

Second, we are putting out the call for creative engagement specialists…


People Make Cities, the motto of the Charlotte Urban Design Center

Welcome to the Charlotte Urban Design Center’s new Medium blog. Here, readers will find in-depth storytelling, thought leadership and information on the latest design trends from the center’s resident experts.

The City of Charlotte officially unveiled the new Charlotte Urban Design Center on Jan. 28 at the 2021 Southeast Urban Design Summit, a virtual gathering of urban designers from city governments across the southeastern United States.

The new center consolidates the Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department’s existing urban design services under one roof. These services include urban design consultation and guidance for citywide projects, connecting people to the built…

Charlotte Urban Design Center

Advances the quality of the built environment, creates public awareness, and communicates the importance of urban design in Charlotte, NC.

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