Request for Qualifications for University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center

Deadline for submission is Sept. 1, 2022

RISCA has announced a new public art commission for the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Center. The budget for the artwork is $360,000. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2022.

Opened in 1968, URI’s Fine Arts Center is an example of the Brutalist style of architecture. The building houses the Fine Arts, Music and Theatre departments. The building serves more than 5,000 students per year and welcomes over 50,000 attendees annually in attendance at concerts, plays, gallery exhibitions and openings. Long-anticipated renovations are scheduled to begin in 2022, with construction expected to be complete by 2025.

This call is open to all professional artists. Students are excluded.

Artists are invited to submit their qualifications digitally through the online platform CaFÉ, at  You can also view the prospectus, by clicking here.

Not familiar with CaFÉ?  Assistance for Rhode Island artists is available by appointment with Molly Dickinson, Director of Public Art & Cultural Facilities Program, at