Howard County, Maryland (the “County”) desires to secure the professional services of qualified artists for the purpose of commissioning up to three artworks to be installed at its new Circuit Courthouse, which is currently being designed by Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners (ESJP). Permanent public interior and exterior Artwork pieces are planned.

The Howard County Arts Council will serve as one of the art advisors for the selection process. Selected artists will contract directly with the County and work with the public art project team to oversee all aspects of the artwork from design through project implementation, fabrication and installation.

Project Site/Facility Background:
The County will open the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse at 9250 Judicial Way, Ellicott City, MD 21043 in July 2021. The new courthouse site is approximately 14 acres of a 27-acre, County-owned site. The new Howard County Circuit Courthouse will consist of 238,000 square feet of space in a four-story building. For more information on the new Circuit Courthouse project, visit

All professional artists in the United States may apply. Additionally, to be considered for this commission the artist must meet at least three of the following four criteria: 1) has completed public art commissions; 2) has received awards, grants or fellowships; 3) has had work exhibited in museums or galleries; and 4) has demonstrated artistic merit, excellence and innovation through past work.

Budget Details:

County funding for this artworks project will not exceed $460,000.

Submission Procedures:
Interested artists may view the complete Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) and apply online at Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00pm EST on March 29, 2019.