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Calls to Artists

Fellowships & Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in getting involved in bringing exciting and engaging public art exhibitions to the greater Chattanooga community? Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) announces a number of opportunities for the 2016/17 year!

If you are interested in applying for a paid City internship with Public Art Chattanooga, submit your resume at: http://connect.chattanooga.gov/internship/  and send an email (with job title in the subject line), a letter of interest (one page only) and your resume to: publicart@chattanooga.gov.

Application deadline for city paid internship is Thursday, September 15. Volunteer & fellowship opportunities will be open until filled.


All long-term opportunities require a time commitment of 10 - 20 hours/ week and may last as long as 1 semester (3 months) up to a full year (12 months).


  • Research artists and artwork in permanent collection, record data, and create content for public use
  • Work with City and University IT departments and GIS departments to transfer public art data to open source content for use in creating maps, apps, etc....
  • Research mobile apps and technology to make Public Art Chattanooga collection and exhibitions more accessible to the public
  • Provide research and recommendations to integrate Public Art Collection details and data in a searchable format on the city's website.
  • Extend research and data collection to include all publicly accessible artwork in the city


  • Marketing, event production and/or community outreach experience desired
  • Assist in developing project specific programing and educational opportunities around current public art collection and upcoming exhibitions.
  • Draft content for use online and on social media channels
  • Post to social media pages (facebook, instagram)
  • Draft press releases, project one pagers, signs and posters
  • Assist with community outreach for community meetings, special events and programs
  • Coordinate community engagement strategies with various city departments and external organizations
  • Maintain Public Art contact lists
  • Meet regularly with the PAC community engagement committee, take minutes and report to PAC Director


  • Photojournalism or architectural photography background or training
  • Photograph permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Attend and photograph events and public art happenings throughout the city
  • Capture visual content for the Public Art Chattanooga website, facebook page and Instagram account
  • Manage Public Art Chattanooga Instagram account
  • Maintain and manage Public Art image collection


All available positions are unpaid internships and/or volunteer opportunities. Time commitment for short term opportunities vary.


  • Available September 26 - November 17 for multiple planning and working sessions for The Blue Trees Project in coordination with PAC, the artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos and community groups.
  • Lead a team of 8 - 10 volunteers
  • Assist artist in installing the artwork in multiple locations and support community participation in paint days.
  • Onsite coordinator and support to artist and team


  • Available October 12 - November 17 for multiple working sessions for The Blue Trees Project in coordination with PAC, the artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos and community groups.
  • Be part of a team of 8 - 10 volunteers
  • Assist artist in installing the artwork in multiple locations and support community participation in paint days.

The Blue Trees is an environmental art installation that brings together environmental consciousness and social action. By bringing the community together to color trees throughout our city and our neighborhoods the artists transforms the way we view trees and our outdoor spaces - raising awareness of how individually and collectively we shape the world we inhabit. Organic and ephemeral, the artwork changes through the cycles of nature and the color gradually fades away over the course of a year. This project is generously supported by the City of Chattanooga with private funding from the Benwood Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation and the Footprint Foundation. For more information about the artist and the project visit: http://kondimopoulos.com/the-blue-trees/

Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) is dedicated to introducing a wide variety of high quality public art into the community, enhancing the civic environment and enriching the lives of visitors and residents. PAC oversees all temporary and permanent public art projects on City of Chattanooga property and maintains the city's public art collection of over 153 works. PAC is administered by the City of Chattanooga and the Public Art Committee, partnering closely with the private sector to support public art projects throughout the City. The Mayor appointed Public Art Committee reviews and approves all public art projects—ensuring artworks on city property meet city safety regulations and national standards for excellence. The PAC team provides resources and technical assistance for artist selection, artwork design, installation and maintenance and also creates opportunities for civic engagement through programming, education and advocacy.



Public Art Chattanooga
Department of Economic and Community Development

2nd Floor City Hall
101 East 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402(map)
Email: publicart@chattanooga.gov