10 New Call for Artists

Exciting Opportunities for Sculptors with these Calls

Sculpture opportunities across the US and in Australia–10, with dealines on or before Nov 15.

There are still a few active Call for Artists in our last 2 posts. The first call has a Nov 9 deadline so if you are reading this after that, you can skip it.

Click here to see 3 additional sculpture opportunities with Nov 9-Nov 11 deadlines.  Scroll to the bottom (we do our best to put them in chronological order within each post.)

Happy Sculpting!

Public Art for Colts Neck Road Underpass

Reston, Virginia

Summary: The Public Art Master Plan for Reston, adopted in December 2008, identifies the underpasses that carry Reston’s path system under major roadways as locations for new artwork commissions. By partnering artists with Reston’s elementary schools and community organizations these projects seek to create permanent enhancements in public spaces throughout Reston.

Budget: $110,000

Deadline: 11/9/18, 11:59pm Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to established professional artists living in the Mid-Atlantic region. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age

Special Notes: The project might be developed in two phases.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply

Sculpture at Scenic World 2019

Sydney, Australia

Summary: Sculpture at Scenic World 2019 celebrates its seventh exhibition transforming the natural Jurassic rainforest with world-class sculptures.

An independent panel will select over 30 highly accomplished artworks across all sculptural and installation mediums, by local, interstate and international artists.


2019 Awards

$20,000 Scenic World Major Award
$5,000 Environmental Award
$3,000 Artist Peer Award
$2,000 Scenic World Staff Choice Award
$1,000 Carrington Hotel People’s Choice Award
$1,000 Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibition Opportunity (Judged by Paul Brinkman and Sabrina Roesner of BMCC)

Deadline: Nov 12, 11:59pm AEST

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call

Special Notes: This 30 exhibition runs April 12-May 12

All entrants are encouraged to discuss their application with the Exhibition Manager on 02 4780 0245 (Monday to Thursday between 9-3pm) prior to submitting their entry. International artists can send an email with a brief introduction to their work.

All applicants must read the Guidelines for Submissions.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or here to apply

39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel Public Art Project

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create multiple artworks for the 39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel Public Art Project. The new 12-acre recreational greenway between Franklin and Steele streets will serve as a safe community gathering space as well as reduce flood risks to nearby homes and businesses. The goal of the artwork is to celebrate the Clayton and Cole neighborhoods and help instill a sense of continuity throughout the Greenway by providing a progression or a narrative to unify the public spaces.

Budget: $400,000

Deadline: 11/12/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open

Special Notes: The specific locations for proposed artworks are to be determined once a short list of semifinalists is selected.

The selection panel is open to two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork in all media, materials and formats including interactive art, environmental art, sound art and landscape art.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply

Morristown Public Art Program- Market and Bank Project

Morristown, New Jersey

Summary: The goal of this project is to enrich the lively downtown area by creating a signature piece of artwork that enhances Morristown’s artistic reputation, speaks to the ideas of energy, movement and transformation, and honors Morristown’s rich history of innovation.

The artist will have latitude in their choice of medium and design specifics of their work. Projects that include both two- or three-dimensional art, as well as lighting installations of the stairwell are encouraged.

Budget: $178,000

Deadline: 11/12/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists. New York Tri-State area artists are strongly encouraged to apply as are professional artists that have had previous experience completing Public Art projects of similar budgets and scales. Artists may apply in groups or propose to use subcontractors or additional hired labor.

Special Notes: Budget includes all fees and expenses associated with the project (e.g., materials, equipment, labor, permits, engineering documents, insurance, taxes, travel, installation, shipping, identification plaque, and written and professional photographic documentation of the completed project)

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply 

Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension

Portland, Oregon

Summary: The Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Port of Portland invite artists/teams living in the U.S. and Canada to submit qualifications for permanent complementary suspended artworks created by one artist/team and in two separate locations along Concourse E at Portland International Airport.

Budget: The total budget is $600,000

Deadline: 11/12/18, 11:59 PM Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: this call is open to artists/teams living in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one art commission (public or private) within the past five years.  RACC staff, Artist Selection Panelists, and Port of Portland employees or their immediate families are not eligible to apply.

Special Notes: This is an opportunity for one artist/team to create large scale, signature artworks that would be visually complementary and suspended from the ceiling of Concourse E in two separate locations. The artworks will be accessible to ticketed customers, PDX employees and vendor employees. Each zone measures 60-ft by 60-ft and artwork must be at least 12 ft from the ground plane. The highest point on the sloped ceiling is 30-ft; and each area is engineered for a weight load of 12,000 lbs.  A PDF describing structural details and lighting are available as part of the RFQ on CaFÉ™.

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MLK Jr. Rec Center Public Art

Denton, Texas

Summary: The City of Denton requests artist qualifications from professional artists or artist teams interested in working with the Denton Public Art Committee and City of Denton Staff to design and create artwork(s) for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center reflect the Southeast Denton community’s collaborative spirit. Artists experienced in working with residents from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. The project artwork(s) should tell the story and capture the cultural essence of Southeast Denton.

Budget: $69,000

Deadline: 11/15/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  •  Applicant must have successfully completed at least two permanent or  temporary site-specific commissions.
  •  Professional artists living and working in the United States are eligible to apply.  Non-US residents must be able to show current ability to work in the United States prior to being contracted for a project in Denton, Texas.

Special Notes: Denton is a community of 136,000 located just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.  For over 150 years, individuals have come to Denton to pursue their passions, share their dreams, and celebrate their journeys. Denton’s original and creative vibe is fueled by its arts community, music industry, universities, businesses, and vibrant, year-round festivals, museums, galleries and historic downtown destinations.

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Town Branch Park: InterACT

Lexington, Kentucky

Summary: LexArts, in collaboration with Town Branch Fund, is initiating an international RFQ selection process for public art to integrate artistic design into the landscape of Town Branch Park.

InterACT will engage artists to tell the story of the history and ecology of Town Branch Creek using Arts, Culture, and Technology. Artists are asked to design modern interactive artistic elements geared toward kids, making the park more accessible to all ages and elevating interaction and civic engagement in the space.

InterACT will celebrate the unique cultural and ecological signi?cance of our downtown through modern interactive programming geared toward youth.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 11/15/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: We are committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

Special Notes: At least one artist will be selected and paid $25,000 for design development. The artist will collaborate with SCAPE Landscape Architects and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures to develop a prototype and integrate their artwork into the landscape design of Town Branch Park.

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Town of Addison Public Art

Addison, Texas


The Addison Arbor Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and enhance landscaping, public art, public parks and parks and recreation programs of the Town of Addison.

To continue to grow and develop the Town of Addison’s public art collection, AAF, in cooperation with the Town’s Parks Department, is issuing a call to identify talented Texas/Southwest Regional Artists working in a variety of media and styles for potential public art projects.

Selected artists may be considered for commissions to design and fabricate potential public artworks or may submit completed works for purchase consideration by AAF.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 11/15/18

How to apply: by mail or email, click the link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: AAF is seeking qualified artists who are at least 18 years of age. Preference will be given to artists with established residency within the State of Texas or in the Southwest region of the United States.

Special Notes: Artists must demonstrate experience working with municipal art requirements for public projects ranging from $5,000 – $50,000.

Artists must be familiar working with materials suitable for outdoor public settings and be able to meet Town Liability Insurance Requirements.

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Pleasant Hill Public Art

Des Moines, Iowa

Summary: The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation in partnership with The City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa is searching for professional artists to submit their qualifications for a public art project. The process, guided by professional expertise and public involvement, seeks out the most imaginative and productive affinity between artist and community.

Budget: $65,000

Deadline: 11/15/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists are encouraged from all cultural and political backgrounds who have had experience working in the public sector.

Special Notes: The public art project should be visible and appealing for both drive-by and pedestrian viewing. It must take into consideration the safety of the public. The material and structure of the artwork must be suitable for an outdoor environment, and be able to withstand local climate extremes of hot, humid summers, and cold, snowy winters. The selected proposal must not require more than minimal maintenance.

Click here to read more about this call for artists, or click here to apply 

Call for Sculptors working in clay, glass, metal, wood & other 3-D materials

Tucson, Arizona


SculptureTucson is accepting submissions for the Annual SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale—the largest juried outdoor sculpture festival in Arizona featuring up to 64 regional, national & international sculptors. Held on April 5,6, & 7, 2019 at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park in Tucson, the show is expected to draw over 5,000 people, and will include artists demonstrations and talks, music, food trucks, a private opening reception for patrons, and more.

Sculptors working in a variety of media, i.e., glass, wood, bronze, clay, metal and other materials are encouraged to apply. Selected sculptors will each have their own 10′ x 15′ space under a large-scale communal tent. A limited number of spaces are available to galleries. Only original sculpture and 3-dimensional works of art will be considered for this outdoor juried sculpture show

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 11/15/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open

Special Notes: This is a SCULPTURE only show.

There is no fee to apply. If selected through the jury process, the booth fee is $100 for artists who personally attend the show and manage their booth.

If you’re selected and plan on sending someone else to manage your booth, the booth fee is $150.

Large sculpture is encouraged too. Special requirements will be discussed if you are selected to participate through the jury process.

Get more information about SculptureTucson here:


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