Call for Entries Sept – October

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Massive Opportunities for Sculptors: USA, Australia, and UK

A few Calls for September have crossed our desk, as well as many for October. There is an art-on-loan opportunity, an interesting Call that will use salvaged pieces of a ferry, and purchase and commissions with budgets ranging up to $2 million USD.

Call for Entries with September Deadlines

Hayes Recreation Center, Philadelphia, PA

Summary: The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $13,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for Hayes Recreation Center. This commission is part of the $1.3 million renovation at Hayes Recreation Center by Councilman O’Neil’s Office, the Bustleton Bengals Club, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Budget: $13,000

Deadline: 9/26/17, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: Electronically or by mail. See this pdf for details

Eligibility Requirements: US artists

Special Notes: There is currently a mural honoring Office Robert Hayes on part of the area that will be covered by this project. Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Ordinance was enacted in 1959, and is the nation’s largest. To date they have commissioned more than 300 works of art through this program.

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Dove Springs Recreation Center, Austin, TX

Dove Springs Recreation Center call for artists

Summary: The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate artwork for the Dove Springs Recreation Center at 5801 Ainez Drive

Budget: $44,000

Deadline: NOTE: This deadline has been extended to Sept 28, 2017, 5pm Central Time

How to apply: via PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists, who are at least 18 years old, living and working in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties (Texas)

Special Notes:

The goals of this specific public art project are to:

» Create an iconic artwork that heightens awareness of the facility;
» Demonstrate an interest in sustainable materials and builds upon the vision of the on-site wildlife habitat;
» Integrate educational elements that promote an investigation of the natural environment (educational elements could be physically or visually interactive);
» Consider the diverse community served by the center and the surrounding neighborhood;
» Enriches or adds to the depth/breadth of the City of Austin’s public art collection

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Rutgers University Nursing and Sciences Building Camden Campus – NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

Rutgers University Call for Artists

Summary: The State University of New Jersey is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from prospective artists to design, fabricate and install artwork for the entry lobby and upper atrium of the new Nursing and Science Building at Rutgers University’s Camden Campus, located in Camden, New Jersey. The proposed artwork for the new building is part of the New Jersey Arts Inclusion Program and is coordinated by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Rutgers University Planning, Design and Development a department within Institutional Planning and Operations.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 9/29/17, 10:59pm Central

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: This call is only open to artists living in Washington DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA

Special Notes: This call specifies they are looking for ceiling mounted art.

The Interior Design concept begins with the notion of genetics as a bridge between science and nursing – the two departmental occupants in the building. The sequencing of the human genome opened new windows into the understanding of human traits, skills, and disabilities. These and other scientific innovations continue to translate into advancements in medicine and patient care, which, along with clinical simulation, is central to nursing education.

One of the systems used in genetics is DNA barcoding, a standard for fingerprinting a species’ genetic code. The genetic sequence can be represented by a series of letters – CATG – representing the nucleic acids – cytosine, adenine, thymine and guanine – or by a series of colored parallel bars with a distinctive graphic appearance. In the case of the Nursing and Science Building, these unique patterns have been translated into architectural ceiling and floor patterns, structural rhythms, fabric textures, lighting and interior chroma.

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Call for Entries with October Deadlines

 

City Hall Temporary Art Installation, Claremont, California

City of Claremont CA call for artists

Summary: The City of Claremont invites artists and artist teams to submit proposals for a site- specific outdoor public art installation to be exhibited in front of City Hall in downtown Claremont.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: October 2, 5pm Pacific Time

How to apply: by mail, see the link below for complete details.

Eligibility Requirements: California artists who are at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes:

Seeking artwork that is either already fabricated or can be fabricated for the purpose of enhancing the aesthetics of the location to be on site for at least 18 months.

The work should engage visitors and create a sense of community.

The ultimate goal is to find an iconic, timeless, and durable handcrafted permanent piece for City Hall.

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Public Art Project for Roundabout at McCaslin Blvd, Superior, CO

McCaslin Blvd roundabout call for artists Superior CO

Summary: Artwork in the round for new intersection along McCaslin Boulevard allowing one new intersecting road on the east (Main Street) and a future intersecting road on the west.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 10/2/17

How to apply: via CaFe.org

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Artwork Safety and Durability Requirements

  • The artwork should be designed “in the round” and be equally intriguing from all angles.
  • The artwork must improve and not detract from the safety of the site.
  • The artwork must not create a disorienting situation or cause a distraction for drivers.
  • The artwork should be scaled to the attention of approaching drivers, but should not be so detailed that it requires up-close or extended inspection for appreciation.
  • The artwork must be fabricated in durable, permanent, outdoor media that is safe, easily maintained, and proven its viability in public installations.
  • The artwork must be able to withstand deep snowfall and high winds.
  • The artwork must be constructed to reasonably discourage or deter theft and vandalism.
  • The artwork must be suitable for public viewing by all ages.

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Oasis Sculpture – Pompano Beach, FL

Pompano Beach, FL call for entries

Summary: The City of Pompano Beach will commission an artist/artist team for the design and installation of a sculpture that will be located at the Oasis Water Plant. This project must focus on water education and the Oasis Reuse Program in the City.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: 10/5/17

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: The theme for this project is water education and with special focus on the Oasis Reuse Program implemented in the City. As part of the Oasis Reuse Program, all water is delivered through purple pipes throughout the City. The City would like the selected artist to create a sculpture using the theme of purple pipes. The purple must match the pipe color the Oasis Program uses. The sculpture must be sufficient in size and command attention from the roadway.

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ArtAround Roswell 2018, Roswell, GA

ArtAround Roswell Call for Artists

Summary: The City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2018, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary art installation to be installed at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during an eleven month tour from April 14, 2018 – March 1, 2019.

Budget: $2,500

Deadline: 10/5/17, 11:59pm Mountain Time

How to apply: via CaFe.org

Eligibility Requirements: professional artists at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: Artists may submit up to 3 sculptures for consideration. Each piece must be submitted separately. ArtAround Roswell introduces public art to a broad community, promotes appreciation of fine works of art, enhances outdoor spaces and enriches lives.  We seek to have a well-balanced and diverse exhibition of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes.

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New Johnson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Facility, Olathe, KS

Summary: The Johnson County Public Art Commission, on behalf of the Johnson County (KS) Public Building Commission, is seeking artists or artist teams to closely collaborate with project designers and constructors to develop innovative, original art for the new building project

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: October 6, 2017, 5:00pm

How to apply: by mail or email

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists living in the United States

Special Notes: insert

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New Johnson County Courthouse, Olathe, KS

Johnson County Courthouse Olathe, KS call for artists

Summary: The Johnson County Public Art Commission, on behalf of the Johnson County (KS) Public Building Commission, is seeking artists or artist teams to closely collaborate with project designers and constructors to develop innovative, original art for the new building project listed above.

Budget: $1,000,000

Deadline: 10/6/17, 5pm

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

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists living in the United States

Special Notes: insert

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Mandurah Bridge Public Artwork, Mandura, Western Australia

 

Summary:

The City of Mandurah is calling for Expressions of Interest for artists to create a landmark public artwork to complement the new Mandurah Bridge.

The City is working with arts consultants, Maker + Co and Artsource, to find multi-disciplinary artists to create works that share local stories, heritage and the community’s vision for a welcoming and multicultural city.

Budget: $500,000

Deadline: 10/9/17

How to apply: Interested artists must register on Tenderlink

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes:

Artists must carefully consider how their proposed works will complement the bridge and its elements including lighting and artworks.

The City encourages the presentation of multi-disciplinary artworks and interpretive material/s that tell the stories of the Bindjareb people, settlers and holidaymakers, and our community’s vision for a welcoming and multicultural city.

Collaborative approaches to the creation of the artwork between traditional and non-traditional public artists, our community and innovators, and those working with words, sound, light, the landscape and emerging technologies are welcomed.

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Cherry Knolls Park Permanent Art 2017, Centennial, CO

Cherry Knolls Park Centennial CO call for artists

Summary: The South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee (SSPAC) requests proposals for permanent artwork to be placed at South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s (SSPRD) Cherry Knolls Park, a heavily used, 25 acre community park located in Centennial, Colorado.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 10/13/17

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience and reputation for completing such a project. Commissioned or artist-owned work, if appropriate, will be considered.  The selected artwork may not be duplicated within 200 miles of the site.

Special Notes: The proposed art 1) should be appropriate for the surrounding family focused uses; 2) should be an integral part of the site in theme, materials, and scale; 4) should be unique, and be thoughtfully integrated into the existing environment; 5) must meet or exceed standards for structural integrity and durability; 6) must be weather, vandal, and graffiti resistance; 7) and must meet or exceed standards for public safety.

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Art Bike Racks I, Tarpon Springs, FL

Tarpon Springs bike rack call for entries

Summary: The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee is seeking designs for Phase II of its Art Bike Rack Project. This phase of the project will place artist-designed and fabricated bike racks primarily in downtown Tarpon Springs along the City’s Art and History Trail. Bike rack designs must accommodate two to four bicycles and represent the unique aesthetic and cultural identity of Tarpon Springs’ downtown historic district, built primarily at the turn of the twentieth century.

Budget: $3,000 (per bike rack, there are 6 opportunities)

Deadline: 10/16/17 and time

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to all artists, age 18 and older, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

Special Notes: Wheel Benders: In the bicycle community, bike racks that hold bicycles upright by the wheel are known as “wheel benders”.  Bike racks popular with bicyclists support bicycles by their frames instead of the wheels. Designs that appear to encourage “wheel bending type” bicycle parking will be disqualified.

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San Francisco’s Treasure Island Phase 1: 3 Separate Calls for Artists

Treasure Island Call for Artists

Announcing the first three large scale permanent public art commissions planned for a robust new art program on Treasure Island that may include as many as thirty permanent works and multiple temporary art projects in all media over the next two decades. This is a high profile and unparalleled opportunity for artists to create bold and imaginative large scale sculpture for prominent locations on Treasure Island and the adjacent Yerba Buena Island concurrent with the island-wide redevelopment.

Building 1 Plaza on Treasure Island

Summary: Building 1 (also known as the Administration Building) is an Art Deco building that was constructed for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. The building currently houses administrative offices for TIDA and office space for other firms involved in the project’s redevelopment. As part of the redevelopment, it is expected to serve in the interim as a visitor center and temporary grocery store; in the long-term, it will house office space, ground floor retail, community services space, and potentially a small museum of historical artifacts for Treasure Island.

One or more artworks are to be placed within the landscaped quadrants of the proposed Building 1 Plaza. The artworks should acknowledge the importance of the landmark Building One while marking the transitional nature of the site through the use of contemporary materials and styles. The scale of the artwork should correspond to the scale of the building. A line of sight must be maintained from Building 1 to the Bay, and the original historic character-defining features of Building 1 and its landscape must be maintained.

Budget: $1,000,000

Deadline: 10/16/17 5pm Pacific Time

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Use the name of the island (Treasure Island) as a source of inspiration. Consider the island’s unique vantage point in the Bay, amidst the Bay Bridge, San Francisco and the East Bay and the notion of art on the edge, where the land meets the sea.

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The Waterfront Plaza

Summary: Waterfront Plaza is an important site that will serve as the gateway to Treasure Island. It is the primary point of entry to the island whether arriving by ferry, public transit, bicycle or vehicle. The 2.4 acre site will feature a public plaza, ferry shelter, and coastal landscape. Seating nodes and terraces flank the central Ferry Shelter to take full advantage of the views to the Bay and the San Francisco skyline.

This is a significant, high profile opportunity for a monumental sculpture or sculptural installation with multiple components that will be a beacon for the island to be located in the vicinity of Waterfront Plaza. This artwork will mark an important point of entry to the island, greeting residents and visitors upon their arrival. It should have an iconic presence and be grand and bold. It will be visible from the Bay and the San Francisco shoreline. This will be the first in a series of large scale sculptures to be installed over time along the shoreline of the adjacent waterfront linear park. Any artwork commissioned for this site must be of significant scale to command its Bay front location and should respond to the unique vantage points from which it will be viewed.

Budget: $2,000,000

Deadline: 10/16/17 5pm Pacific Time

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Use the name of the island (Treasure Island) as a source of inspiration. Consider the island’s unique vantage point in the Bay, amidst the Bay Bridge, San Francisco and the East Bay and the notion of art on the edge, where the land meets the sea.

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Yerba Buena Hilltop

Summary: Hilltop Park sits atop Yerba Buena Island, which is a natural island whose military history dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. Rising up to 350 feet above the Bay, Yerba Buena Island (YBI) is characterized by its steep slopes, wooded hillsides, and breathtaking views. Redevelopment on YBI will be limited in footprint, with a maximum of 300 homes and a small 50-room hotel. The majority of YBI will be preserved as open space, crowned by Hilltop Park.

The northern hilltop offers an excellent opportunity for a large-scale sculpture to function as a focal point for the built landscape. This work should be monumental in scale whether through its verticality or through a horizontal series of related sculptural installations. The artwork created for Hilltop Park should enhance the viewer’s experience of the natural setting.

Budget: $2,000,000

Deadline: 10/16/17 5pm Pacific Time

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Use the name of the island (Treasure Island) as a source of inspiration. Consider the island’s unique vantage point in the Bay, amidst the Bay Bridge, San Francisco and the East Bay and the notion of art on the edge, where the land meets the sea.

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Call for Concepts using salvaged pieces of the Kalakala Ferry, Kirkland, WA

Summary: The City of Kirkland is seeking qualified artists or artist teams to develop concepts for artwork using salvaged pieces of the Kalakala – an iconic Art Deco ferry boat that was built in Kirkland and sailed the Puget Sound region. Up to four artists will be selected to develop concepts. These concepts will be reviewed by the Kalakala Committee, representing citizens, local historians and artists, and the Cultural Arts Commission with a final decision by the City Council.

In early 2015, the City of Kirkland purchased several pieces of the historic Kalakala Ferry, which was built at the Lake Washington Shipyards (present day Carillon Point) in 1935. The City of Kirkland has allocated funds for the development of art concepts with future funding to be determined.

Budget: $2,500 for each artist selected

Deadline: 10/16/17 and time

How to apply: CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes:

Artists are encouraged to respond to the following considerations in developing an art concept for repurposing the Kalakala:

Use the remnants of the Kalakala to create something that commemorates the vessel, its contribution to Northwest maritime history, its unique expression of Art Deco, and innovative engineering.

Consider using new technologies in an art concept.

Develop a site-specific installation. There are possible public spaces, the most likely along the Cross Kirkland Corridor, an abandoned stretch of the former BNSF Railroad line that runs north-south through Kirkland with several waterfront overlooks.

View images of the salvaged pieces to be used in this call for artists here.

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VIA Arts Prize

VIA Arts prize call for artists

Summary: The Embassy of Brazil to the UK, in partnership with ACALASP (the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal), People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) and Itaú, is currently inviting entries for its VIA Arts Prize. Following a pre-selection process conducted by the curatorial committee, up to 30 artworks will then go on display for three weeks at the Embassy of Brazil

The Arts Prize is dedicated to supporting UK-based artists in the production of cross-cultural artworks, giving them the freedom to develop their creative ideas, based on a theme, and contributing to their personal and professional growth. It also encourages them to engage with and take inspiration from Ibero-American art and cultures, through a process of intercultural exchange. It will be an opportunity for the artists to exhibit their work at a prestigious and highly visible space in the heart of London and to have their profile raised through media coverage.

Budget: Cash prizes are to be given to the jury’s first (£5,000) and second (£2,000) choices.

Deadline: Oct 16, 2017 and time

How to apply: online submission form

Eligibility Requirements: open to UK-based artists

Special Notes: Theme is “Dialogues” We are inviting visual artists working in the media of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and print-making to produce original works in dialogue with a work or the oeuvre of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art and artists.

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Public Art for New Downtown Mixed Use Parking Garage, Durham, NC

Durham NC call for artists

Summary:

Public art is one of the guiding design principles for this project, and permanent art is defined by the City’s “Resolution Establishing A Public Art Policy” as:
i. Original visual art including, but not limited to, sculptures, murals, photographic renderings, mosaics, lighting and electronic art installations installed on a permanent basis in spaces which are visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways, free of any admission fee, through a public process providing opportunities for community input.

The objective of this RFQ is to identify up to five (5) candidates with the qualifications to participate in a finalist selection round (referred to as “Finalists”).

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 10/19/17 5pm Eastern Time

How to apply: via CaFe.org

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be professional artists or designers as stated in your resume eligible to work in the United States and age 18 or older. Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Special Notes: Candidates and Finalists are prohibited from contacting any City official or employee during the course of the application period, interview process, or other processes of this solicitation, except to submit questions via the City’s designated project manager. Any such contact shall be grounds for disqualification of any Candidate who may have initiated such contact.

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Illinois Math & Science Academy Artwork Purchase, Aurora, IL

Summary: Located in Aurora, the Illinois Math and Science Academy is a publicly-funded school for gifted students and was founded as a teaching and learning laboratory by the state of Illinois. The residential public high school serves 650 carefully selected 10th through 12th graders who have demonstrated talent in math and science. This construction project consisted of renovation of four 1970s-era science labs with the equipment and technology necessary to support a world-class science education. In addition the project allowed the IMSA to incorporate new countertops and cabinets as well as upgrade the building’s structural components, including plumbing, electrical and climate control systems

Budget: $18,000

Deadline: 10/20/17 4:30pm

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

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must live and work in the state of Illinois

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TTUHSC Lubbock Education, Research & Technology Building – INTERIOR Art

Lubbock call for artists

Summary: This public art piece should not only interact with what is going on in the building, but also be inclusive of all of the sciences and medical disciplines located within the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Artists can also consider TTUHSC’s slogan “your life, our purpose.” Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Artists should attempt to create a design that speaks to the diversity that a university such as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Lubbock brings to the community.

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: 10/17/17 3pm Central time

How to apply: via PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists are eligible.

Special Notes: Read the complete RFQ here.

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Windridge Park Mural Project, Artist in Residence, Allen, TX

Summary: The City of Allen and the Allen Public Art Committee (PAC) invite artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for an artist in residency to work with both elementary and high school students to develop a mural concept and for installation of mural by artist(s) on seating wall at Windridge Park. This project requires collaboration with teachers of the local school district and the Project Manager for the park project.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: 10/20/17 5pm Central Time

How to apply: via email

Eligibility Requirements: The City of Allen follows the definition of an artist as being a professional practitioner in the arts, generally recognized by his or her peers as possessing serious intent and ability. Any artist or artist team 18 years of age or older who are authorized to work in the United States are eligible to apply; however, any individual working with students will be subject to a thorough background check. Artists who have past experience with creating Public Art with youth, teaching and curriculum development experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Texas Touring Artists and local Texas artists

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San Jose Co-Generation Plant Public Art Project, San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA call for artists

Summary: The new Co-Generation Facility will be located on Zanker Road which is predominately travelled by RWF and landfill employees.  It is also an alternate route in and out of Alviso and used by residents.  The current Co-Generation Facility program calls for screening the four 50-foot-high emissions treatment exhaust stacks with a simple perforated metal screen.

While there are programmatic and structural constraints, there exists the potential to address this public-facing façade, with a 2-dimensional integrated approach to aesthetically enhancing the surface. Other 3-dimensional sculptural approaches will also be considered.

Conceptually, this is an opportunity for education and inspiration.  It is also an opportunity to contribute to and promote ESD’s sustainability goals for the RFQ by incorporating functional energy producing elements.

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: 10/23/17 11:59pm Pacific Time

How to apply: via CaFe.org

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working and living in the United States. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications. If submitting as a team, a professional artist must be the lead team member.

Special Notes: The artist or artist team selected for this project will engage in research and discussion with key stakeholders and the community, and develop a concept proposal for the art project.

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Manufacturing Art Park, Madison County, NC

Summary: Madison County Economic Development is excited to announce their Manufacturing Art Park Public Art Program! This innovative program seeks to build community, celebrate heritage, recognize the arts, and encourage balanced living. This program is thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of WNC. We are excited to get started on this program as a way to connect the diverse populations of makers in our community…but we do not yet know what the artists will come up with! Artists and collaborations from anyone anywhere are encouraged to submit proposals. Each of the pieces will be installed along the scenic growing greenway in Mars Hill, NC. There will be a sculpture unveiling event each year to celebrate our new public art addition.

Budget: $6,000

Deadline: 10/23/17

How to apply: via email, please click the link below for the details and submission form.

Eligibility Requirements: Anyone- Anywhere is eligible, including collaborations.

Special Notes: Submission will be based on Advaced Superabrasives Inc.

Artists shall submit proposals that meet at least one of the three challenges:
1) Inspired by the people who create at Advanced Superabrasives Inc
2) Inspired by the product Advanced Superabrasives Inc manufactures
3) Made from recycled materials from Advanced Superabrasives Inc
 Industry will have 6160 Aircraft grade aluminum, 1045 steel in round form or shavings, aluminum powder, and bakelite plastic available.
sculptures shall be no smaller than 4×4, no larger than 6×6

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Central Nebraska Veterans Home, Kearney, NE

Summary: Three separate 1% for Art opportunities are now available at Central Nebraska Veterans Home.

Budget: Exterior Sculpture: $125,000 — Interior Mural: $50,000 — Two-Dimensional Work: $60,000 — finalists will receive stipends

Deadline: October 23, 2017

How to apply: Slideroom, see links below

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists or artist teams, at least 18 years old from Nebraska, or those who have ties to Nebraska. Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes:

Exterior Sculpture: The committee is seeking a large sculpture or installation public art project. The proposed site of the commissioned artwork will be reside in the exterior grounds in the walkways between the back entrance of the Veterans Home Center and the south side of the fishing pond. The site to be utilized is approximately 50 x 40 feet. The committee is seeking artists who can design, in an engaging manner, innovative, thought-provoking projects that relate to the proposed space and are aligned thematically with the Veterans Home’s mission.

Interior Mural: The committee is seeking a large interior mural, sculpture or installation public art project. The proposed site of the commissioned artwork will be on the highly visible Hearth Room ceiling, spanning approximately 50 x 17 feet. The committee is seeking artists who can design, in an engaging manner, innovative, thought-provoking projects that relate to the proposed space and are aligned thematically with the Veterans Home’s mission.

Two-Dimensional Work: All two-dimensional work submitted must fit within the following dimensions (max size): 48 inches height, 72 inches width, 4 inches depth and have of purchase price of $1000 or less.

Total budget for 2D collection aquisition: $60,000

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City of Seattle, WA: 2018 Arts in Parks Temporary Art and Activations Program

Summary: The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities.

ARTS and PARKS are looking for artists/artist teams to work with communities who live, work near, or visit the selected parks. The artists will create a site specific temporary artwork or social practice that aligns with the goals of the Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. The artist will work with community members who live or work near the specific site to develop their concept, and will work to engage members from historically under-represented communities, including communities of color and immigrant/refugee communities.

Budget: $4,500

Deadline: 10/24/17

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to artists living in Washington State who have a documented track record of making art and are interested in creating art in public places. Applicants must be over 18 years old and interested in working collaboratively in public settings.

Special Notes: It is strongly recommended that proposed art installations do not have electricity requirements or are self-sufficient in their power needs. It is strongly recommended that proposed artworks should not require digging or staking on Parks grounds.

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TTUHSC Lubbock Education, Research & Technology Building – EXTERIOR Art

Lubbock call for artists

Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a site-specific exterior installation to be placed in front of the new Lubbock Education, Research, and Technology Facility, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Lubbock, TX. Construction of the facility will be completed by summer of 2019

Budget: $530,500

Deadline: 10/25/17, 3pm Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists are eligible.

Special Notes: Among relevant concepts to consider are helping others, touching lives, inclusivity, and hope. Artists should also consider the TTUHSC motto “your life, our purpose.” This is an innovative medical facility, so also consider the imagery of a big, blue sky – breaking boundaries, thinking outside of the box, and innovative thinking. Pieces that are considered too abstract should be avoided.

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Public Art Project Central Library Branch – Norman OK

Summary: Norman Arts Council on behalf of The City of Norman and Norman Forward Percent for Art, for Norman Public Library Central, is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a significant work of art for the new Norman Public Library Central Branch to be located at 103 West Acres Street, Norman, Oklahoma.

Budget: $230,000

Deadline: 10/27/17, 11pm Central Time

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements:

Open to professional artists with experience working on public art projects of this scale and creating site-specific works.

Special Notes: The Project Team has determined that the most effective artwork will be a monumental,  exterior piece located in either of the two spaces indicated on the attached site plan. Because the library is one story where the plaza is located, (the circle on the attached plan), a component of the artwork could be located on the roof of that story which would make it very visible from the other two stories when viewed from inside the library. (The limit weight load of the roof would have to be determined and taken into consideration.)

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2018 Bonnaroo Call for Artists at Nashville International Airport, TN

Nashville TN airport call for artists

Summary: The Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF), in partnership with Arts at the Airport, is seeking proposals for four temporary public Bonnaroo-themed artworks at the Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tenn. The artworks, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 12, 2018 – January 20, 2019, encompass four skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $4,500 and two general admission tickets to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Deadline: 10/30/17

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes:

The ideal project will be of highest artistic quality (any media) and should be inspired by the principles of the Bonnaroovian Code. The public art work could communicate the Bonnaroo brand to new and familiar audiences through incorporation of the following project elements:

  • Creative incorporation of iconic Bonnaroo festival elements. Examples of iconic elements include the Bonnaroo Arch, Fountain, Fire Tower with Cuckoo Clock, fan atmosphere and the Bonnaroo infinity symbol. Please note the full Bonnaroo brand logo may not be included.
  • Display of 2017 location (Manchester, Tennessee).
  • Bonnaroovian Code: Prepare Thy Self, Play as a Team, Radiate Positivity, Respect The Farm, Don’t be that Guy/Gal, and Stay True Roo (see website for more info https://www.bonnaroo.com/experience/the-code/).

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Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

 

Summary: The committee is seeking a large sculpture or installation public art project. The proposed site of the commissioned artwork will reside in the exterior grounds between the stadium and the Chicione Center. The proposed site is a highly visible, elevated location that overlooks the stadium, near the Chicione Center entrance.

Budget: $64,000

Deadline: October 31, 2017

How to apply: via Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) competition is open to all professional artists or artist teams, at least 18 years old from Nebraska, or those who have ties to Nebraska. Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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