DTSF Art Box Project

DTSF Art Box Project
City of Sioux Falls

The DTSF Art Box Project is seeking community members and stakeholders interested in providing dialogue and feedback on the project. We are extending our timeline to create a community committee that ensures the project reflects the needs of residents, fosters inclusivity and celebrates the diversity of Sioux Falls. The City of Sioux Falls, DTSF, and the Sioux Falls Arts Council invites all interested in this effort to join. If you are interested in being a part of the committee, please see below:

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The City of Sioux Falls together with Downtown Sioux Falls, are requesting submissions from artists for
the DTSF Art Box Project. Traffic signal control boxes are often an overlooked part of urban
infrastructure and can easily be transformed with artwork to celebrate and engage our community. For
this project, vinyl wraps on 25 utility boxes will showcase artworks from regional artists and will
celebrate the cultural diversity of the people living in our city. Selected artists will be awarded stipends
for their artwork.


The City of Sioux Falls is home to over 180,000 people with over 130 languages spoken. Submitted artwork should reflect one or more of the following themes. You are free to interpret the words in your own way: Celebrating cultural diversity, empowering community, and togetherness & shared experience.

Artist/Artwork Criteria:

All art submissions will be juried and selected by the Sioux Falls Visual Arts Commission. All artists will be notified of selection results by the end of September. Selected designs will be printed on graffiti-
resistant vinyl wrap materials and will be placed on 25 downtown utility box locations.

● Open to current South Dakota residents
● All ages are welcome to submit. Parental consent required for minors.
● Imagery must not use any logos or text considered advertising or copyright protected symbols or
● Artwork must not include language or imagery that is or could be interpreted as inflammatory,
discriminatory or stigmatizing.
● Artist(s) may submit single works, multiple works to be considered for various individual boxes,
or multiple works to be displayed on an individual box. More than one artist or work of art may
be selected for display on an individual utility box.

Project Budget:

A budget of $800 has been designed for each of the 25 boxes. Artists whose work is selected to wrap one
box will be awarded $800. Where more than one artist or work of art is selected for display on a
box, the budgeted amount for each box will be divided and paid for each work of art exhibited.

Submission Requirements Checklist:

Qualified artists interested in being considered should:
o Read and complete the Application Form
o Provide an artist bio or statement in a .doc, .docx or .pdf format
o Submit digital photos or images of up to 6 works of art for consideration, properly labeled by title
and must be in .pdf or .jpg format, and should not exceed more than 8 MB each.
o If artist is a minor, a parental consent and agreement must accompany submission

*PLEASE NOTE: While we are still taking applications, please realize that we cannot guarantee a timeframe for the completion of this project. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Ready to apply? Click here.

For any questions, please contact SFAC’s Executive Director, via email at: kboice@artssiouxfalls.org, or by phone at 605.271.6696.