Call for Artists: Sept Filled with Opportunities

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16 Call for Artists Perfect for US Sculptors

Whether you are looking for an exhibition, art on loan program, or a commission small to large, the second half of September offers opportunities for sculptors from coast to coast.

We do our best to post sculpture opportunities in chronological order, so be sure to scan for ones you are most interested in and then apply!


In Bloom (exhibition)

Los Angeles, California

Summary: Humans of the Earth: HOTE Gallery, a Los Angeles contemporary art gallery, is accepting submission for its “In Bloom” exhibition.

Flowers have carried the role of key representation of life’s milestones in world cultures for over 50,000 years. We are looking for artist’s works that focuses on flowers symbolism and use in rituals.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: September 16th, 2018 at 11:59pm Pacific Time

How to apply: https://www.hoteart.com/opencall

Eligibility Requirements: The submission is open to all artists, local and international; whose work fits the theme.

Special Notes: All Artwork submitted must be available for sale in order to be included in our exhibition. The Gallery will retain a commission of 50% of the sale price on all artwork sold.

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Call for Public Art at The Foundry

Cambridge, MA

Summary: The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites artists to submit qualifications to be eligible for a $100,000 public art commission for The Foundry, an adaptive reuse project to build a community center for creativity and collaboration.

Submit qualifications online to the Cambridge Arts artist registry by September 17, 2018 to be considered for this commission.

Budget: Cambridge, MA

Deadline: 9/17/18

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to both national and international artists.

Special Notes: For any questions please contact Cambridge Arts Public Art Administrator, Hilary Zelson, hzelson@cambridgema.gov; 617-349-4388.

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Momentum: Twelfth Temporary Public Art Exhibition

Blue Springs, Missouri

Summary: The City of Blue Springs, Missouri established the Blue Springs Public Art Commission (PAC) in 2000 in order to enhance the artistic vitality of Blue Springs and to create a culturally rich community for citizens to live, work and shop.

This is our twelfth year of offering a temporary exhibition of art, which will be entitled “MOMENTUM”. This “Call to Artists” is seeking Artists wishing to be considered by the Selection Panel for this exhibit.

Budget: $2,500

Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Midnight Mountain Daylight Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The “Call to Artists” is open to all professional artists over the age of eighteen. Emerging and professional artists are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Four artists will be selected to provide a work of art for exterior display. The four artworks will be placed along a major thoroughfare with sidewalk access to the sculptures. The “Momentum” exhibit will open on April 1, 2019 and be on display through March 1, 2020. In the past, one or more artworks have been purchased from each exhibition to remain in the City as permanent art.

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Public Art Call for Artists – Atlanta Central Library

Atlanta, Georgia

Summary: Fulton County Arts & Culture (FCAC) Public Arts Program invites experienced professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to create original and site-responsive public artworks using the theme of ‘Light and Enlightenment’ for the Atlanta-Fulton Central Library Branch, part of the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System’ (AFPLS).

Budget: Total Project Budget: $246,000

At least two commissioned pieces valued between $100,000 and $150,000. These amounts are inclusive of all expenses including design, fabrication, transportation, installation, travel, insurance, taxes and fees.

Deadline: 9/20/2018 10:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists and artist teams with at least 5 years professional public art experience and residing in the continental United States are eligible to apply. Students, Fulton County employees and FCAC contractors are ineligible to apply.

Special Notes: Conceptual floorplans available here

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Texas A&M Student Services Building Art Competition

College Station, Texas

Summary: Texas A&M University announces a competition to commission art pieces for two locations in its new Student Services building on the main campus. The building is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by October 2019.

Inspiration Themes: Welcoming, Inclusive, Accessible, Community, Innovative

Budget: 2 locations; $90k commission ofr #1, $150k for #2

Deadline: 9/22/18

How to apply: Apply online at their website

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: A $4,000 stipend will be given to each semi-finalist to develop their concepts, which includes travel to present their concepts to the jury.

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Westwood Park Public Art Project

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for Westwood Park.

A requirement of this project is engaging the community in the creative process through hands-on workshops for youth and residents. The goal of the artwork is to celebrate the community of Westwood and help instill a sense of pride and ownership in the park through the creation of a timeless and permanent art installation of high artistic merit and quality.

Through the community engagement process, the theme of the park’s design became the hummingbird, which reflects the amazing diversity of the Westwood neighborhood.

Budget: $55,000

Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018 11:59 p.m. MST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists residing in Colorado, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability.

Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Emerging artists, Latino artists, and artists representing under-resourced communities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and disabilityare encouraged to apply for this commission.

The art selection panel would like to encourage that in addition to commissioning an artwork from a Colorado resident, that the artwork itself is also fabricated in Colorado.

Special Notes: Artist(s) should consider how the artwork will: enhance neighborhood culture; celebrate public space and promote unity and diversity. The specific locations for proposed artworks are to be determined once a short list of semifinalists are selected.

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Wikitopia International Competition

Summary: Wikitopia is an ambitious, cross-disciplinary research project, the goal of which is to realize technologically-enhanced future cities that can be continuously edited and improved by citizens like the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Primarily funded by the Japanese government (Japan Science and Technology Agency MIRAI Program), the project is an international collaboration between multiple organizations and individuals spread across Japan and the US. As part of our research, we will hold an international competition soliciting a wide range of novel ideas (architectural, technological, regulational, etc.) that can shape the future of urbanism worldwide.

Budget: Winner (1 entry): 500K yen (approx. 4600USD)
Finalists (2~3 entries): 100K yen (approx. 920USD)
Honorable Mentions (4~5 entries): 50K yen (approx. 460USD)

Deadline: 9/24/18 11:59pm Pacific Time

How to apply: online

Eligibility Requirements: There are no restrictions regarding age, nationality, professional status, etc. Both individuals and groups (with one individual serving as the group leader) are encouraged to participate; there are no limits regarding the number of submissions by a single individual/group.

Special Notes:

In the Phase 1 Competition, we solicit new “apps” that will become the foundational building blocks of Wikitopia — “future cities created by everyone”. Here, we use the term “app” to refer to any idea that “affects urban space or people’s activities within it, through spontaneous actions of citizens, digital, physical, or a combination thereof”. Existing “apps” include the following:

• Graffiti, and other spontaneous street art
• Chair-bombing: spontaneously installing chairs/benches in public space
• Parklets: spontaneously building small parks in public space, such as parking spaces
• Guerrilla Gardening: spontaneously converting vacant lots into gardens
• Farmers’ Markets: temporary markets created by multiple small stores gathering in public space
• Civic Crowdfunding: The use of crowdfunding to finance communal urban projects
• Sharing Services: Software services that facilitate efficient use of urban resources (Uber, Airbnb, etc.)
• New public programs that support DIY-style urbanism, such as San Francisco’s Groundplay and the NYC Plaza Program

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Eastside Regional Neighborhood Water Park

El Paso, Texas

Summary: The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Eastside Regional Neighborhood Water Park. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 9/26/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes: This public art project will commission an artist(s) to design and develop public art within the Neighborhood Water Park, developed within the “Hueco Tanks” theme boundaries.  The project will provide the opportunity for the artist to fully engage with the community in developing the concept and design of the artwork.

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District 1 Neighborhood Water Park

El Paso, Texas

Summary: The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the District 1 Neighborhood Water Park in West El Paso. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance.

Budget: $140,000

Deadline: 9/26/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes: This public art project will commission an artist(s) to design and develop public art within the District 1 Neighborhood Water Park, developed within the “Tropical” theme boundaries. The project will provide the opportunity for the artist to fully engage with the community in developing the concept and design of the artwork.

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Schuster Avenue Reconstruction

El Paso, Texas

Summary: The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks for the Schuster Avenue Reconstruction Project. Art opportunities may include all items listed in the scope of work. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 9/26/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes: This public art project will commission an artist(s) to design and develop public art within the Schuster Avenue Reconstruction Project boundaries. The project will provide the opportunity for the artist to fully engage with the community in developing the concept and design of the artwork.

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Fire Response: Round One

Santa Rosa,  California

Summary: This opportunity is for artists, or artist teams to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. In proximity to the one-year anniversary of the wildfires, this funding is to support artists to produce and present community-based projects in response to the fires that activate public spaces. Projects must be temporary installations that are in public places or within public view for as little as one day or up to 3 months.

Projects must be located in public places or within public view within the City of Santa Rosa. Site-specific installations are encouraged, where the artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork. Possible sites include parks, public plazas or interior public spaces. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ask for advice and pursue approval processes. Final placement and installation is subject to property owner and/or City approval.

Budget: $4,000 (Applicants may request up to $4,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses. Multiple projects will be awarded funding)

Deadline: 9/26/18

How to apply: Electronically or by mail, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: This public art opportunity is open to artists, or artist teams residing in California

Special Notes:  This is the first round of this opportunity and includes a fast-paced timeline to allow for projects around the first anniversary of the fires. Round Two will be published next year and will include more lead time for additional projects. Artists who receive funding for a project in Round One are NOT eligible for funding in Round Two.

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ROW Seeks Artists for Pleasant Run Public Art

Indiana

Summary: Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) requests the qualifications of artists and artist teams interesting in completing permanent, exterior artworks for the newly enhanced Spruce Bridge public space, located at the crossing of the Pleasant Run Trail over Pleasant Run Creek at Spruce Street in the historic Fountain Square neighborhood. The artwork(s) should reflect some aspect of the natural environment of the creek and it should include an educational component.

Budget: $20,000

Deadline: 9/28/18 11:59pm

How to apply: Mail, Hand Delivery, or email: see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: Artists and artist teams with all members over 18 and living within the following counties are eligible to submit their qualifications: Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks, Shelby, Johnson, Hancock, Morgan, Boone, Clinton, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Putnam, Owen, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Rush, Henry, Madison and Tipton. Prior experience with creating works of public art, sculptural and/or wall-based, at the indicated scale is required. Artists living in Marion County, particularly the Fountain Square area and surrounding neighborhoods, are strongly encouraged to apply

Special Notes: note: deadline is NOT a postmark date

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Art for New City of Georgetown TX Buildings

Georgetown, Texas

Summary: The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is issuing a call for artist proposals for the new City Hall and Municipal Court. Three areas have been identified for artwork. A theme has not been selected for the spaces to allow each artist an opportunity to present their own unique vision for the space. Below are the details and dimensions of the three areas that are open for entries.

Budget: $15,000 (divided over the 3 areas)

Deadline: 9/30/18

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all for Area 1 & Area 2. Artist must be able to install the artwork onsite for area #3 (there is no travel budget for this though)

Special Notes: There are 3 areas, Area #3 is most suitable for sculpture, they other two are digital printings

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2019 Emerging Artists Target Gallery Exhibitions

Alexandria, Virginia

Summary: Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 3 regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area.

Budget: Each artist will receive a $500 stipend

Deadline: September 30th, 2018 (11:59PM EST)

How to applyonline

Eligibility Requirements: Artists should have no more than 5 years of experience as a professional exhibiting artist, live within D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, and have never had an solo exhibition in a professional gallery space (excluding BFA/MFA exhibitions)

Special Notes: Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, April 10th – Wednesday, June 5th
Reception Date: Friday, April 12th

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HyArts Discovery Walk

Barnstable, Mass

Summary: Mid-Cape Cultural Council (MCCC), in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, is working on a project to create the HyArts Discovery Walk, a series of interactive outdoor sculptures near and on the Hyannis waterfront, and is announcing a call for artists.

Budget: $2,500 to $5,000 per installation

Deadline: 9/30/18

How to apply: mail or hand deliver or email (if e-mailing submission, a link to a Dropbox containing the required submission materials is acceptable)

Eligibility Requirements: All artists over 18 years old, working in any medium, are eligible to apply. Artists who live and work on Cape Cod, year-round or seasonally, will have priority.

Special Notes: The MCCC has raised funds to cover artist fees, fabrication and installation of the artwork (approximately $2,500 to $5,000 per installation). Artworks must be completely installed by fall 2019 for year-round, permanent exhibit.

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JU Public Art Roundabout RFQ

Jacksonville, Florida

Summary: Jacksonville University (JU) seeks artists or teams interested in creating a large, site-specific, public artwork for a newly constructed roundabout. Located at the main entrance to the JU campus, the primary goal of this roundabout public art piece is to serve as a unique landmark celebrating the Arlington neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL. Details about the project and this RFQ (Request for Qualifications) online at ju.edu/roundaboutart/

Budget: $225,000

Deadline: 9/30/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time

How to apply: by email (see link below for details)

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artist or artist team residing in the United States (1) with public art project experience that matches the scope of the project and (2) who have successfully managed and completed at least one publicly-funded commission on schedule and on budget.

Special Notes: Checklist of what you will need in order to apply

Click here to read more about this call for artists and details on how to apply


 

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