13 Call for Artists for August

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These opportunities for sculptors are across the globe. 13 different call for artists with deadlines 8/7-8/15.

Urban Park Public Art Collaboration – Westside District

Boise, Idaho

Summary: Boise City invites public artists to apply for an opportunity to join a project team to collaborate with and lead on the design and fabrication of public artwork(s) to be integrated into a new urban park in the Westside District of Downtown Boise.

Budget: $150,000 – $200,000 + engineering support up to $25,000

Deadline: 8/7/19 1pm Mountain Time

How to apply: DemandStar

Special Notes: The vision of the project is to create a distinctive, urban open space, a neighborhood draw, a place for people to connect with the outdoors on a daily basis, and a hub for community events. The space should serve as a common area to bring urban livability to the office workers, residents, shoppers and visitors of the west side of downtown and serve as a catalyst for continued quality, urban, mixed-use development. The proposed park has been themed around the core concept of an oasis.

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Significant, Interactive Artwork for New Urban Park

Boise, Idaho

Summary: Boise City invites public artists to apply for an opportunity to join a project team to collaborate with and lead on the design and fabrication of public artwork(s) to be integrated into a new urban park in the Westside District of Downtown Boise.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 8/7/19 1pm Mountain Time

How to apply: DemandStar or BidNet

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: We are seeking an Artist who is civic-minded, an adept collaborator, with proven experience on large scale public artwork. The ability to work with the stakeholder group, park design consultants, and members of the community is essential; a critical factor to providing a successful work of art. The artist will be invited to provide input during the park design process through development of the artwork. For this reason, clear and competent visual and communication skills provided by the artist will be evaluated.

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New Cultural Quarter Sculpture

Portlaoise, Laois County, Ireland

Summary: Laois County Council is commissioning a permanent public art / sculpture under the Per Cent for Art scheme for the new Cultural Quarter in the centre of Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

The brief asks the applying artist/s to consider the following in expressing their interest in this commission:
• Focus on the historical but also the current cultural context of Portlaoise.
http://laoisarchaeology.ie/a-little-history-on-the-old-fort-portlaoise/
• The Gaelic (O’Moores and Seven Septs), Medical (Bartholemew Mosse and Jacobs) and Aviation (James Fitzmaurice and The Aldritt’s Family) Heritage of Portlaoise.
• Be willing to take part in Public Engagement in the process of project development.
• Focus on the creation of an engaging and ‘living’ artwork for all the citizens and visitors to Portlaoise.
• Consider the relevance of the artwork now and in the future.
• Consider the durability, health and safety and the requirement for a low maintenance artwork.

Budget: €52,000

Deadline: noon, Friday, Aug 9

How to apply: mail

Eligibility Requirements: not noted

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Roundabout Portlaoise Sculpture

Portaloaise, Laois County, Ireland

Summary: Laois County Council is commissioning a permanent public art / sculpture under the Per Cent for Art scheme for the Roundabout entering Portlaoise at O’Moore Park on the Abbeyleix Road from exit 17 off the M7 Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Budget: €71,000

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 9th August, 2019

How to apply: mail

Eligibility Requirements: none noted

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International Avenue Public Art project Sites A & B

Calgary, Canada

Summary: The City of Calgary Public Art Program has an exciting new opportunity for artists or artist teams with public art experience to create permanent artwork along International Avenue (17 Avenue SE), between 26 Street SE and Elliston Park.

Budget: Site A budget: $45,5000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Site B budget: $45,5000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline: 4:30 pm MST on Friday August 9, 2019

How to apply: by email, see the links below for details.

Eligibility Requirements: We are seeking artists who have significant experience with, and relationship to this area in Calgary.

Special Notes: Two different artists or artist teams will be hired to work on two sites (Site A and Site B) along International Avenue (17 Avenue SE).

The permanent public artwork will enhance the site by creating an environment that is welcoming, aesthetically interesting and engaging for pedestrians, transit riders and motorists. Consideration must be given to the public nature and regular daily use of this location. The artwork should reflect the community and incorporate feedback collected from residents and businesses through engagement. The work should also demonstrate a thorough understanding of the unique makeup and attributes of this area of the city.

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Kansas City Campus for Animal Care

Kansas City, Missouri

Summary: The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking one artist and/or one artist team to develop and create original, innovative new works of visual art for exterior or interior spaces of Kansas City Campus for Animal Care located at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and E Gregory Blvd.

Budget: $175,000

Deadline: date and time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a National call for artists

Special Notes: There are 4 possible sites for the proposed artwork.

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Public Art for Bridgewater Bank Plaza

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Summary: Bridgewater Bank has contracted with Forecast Public Art to facilitate a call for an artist/team to design and create a public artwork in a new plaza outside of the new Bridgewater Corporate Center in St. Louis Park. Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunity

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 4pm Central 8/12/19

How to apply: AdobeCloud

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be experienced visual artists or artist-led teams residing in the state of Minnesota

Special Notes: insert

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Westwood Hills Nature Center

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Summary: Seeking an artist or artist team from the Twin Cities to create and install a permanent public artwork at the new Westwood Hills Nature Center Interpretive Building in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will consist of a two-part process, with an initial response to this RFQ due in July.

Budget: $35,000

Deadline: August 12, 2019 11:59pm

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: We are seeking artists based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area.

Special Notes: Artists are not required to have previously completed a public art project, but successful candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to lead and complete a large, permanent public art project.

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Memphis Convention Center Atrium

Memphis, TN

Summary: As part of the overall reimagining of the convention center, $1 million has been allocated to produce new site-specific public art projects at key locations throughout the facility, as well as ten spaces for rotating exhibitions from Memphis-based artists and arts organizations.

Budget: $400,000

Deadline: 8/14/19

How to apply: UrbanArt Commission

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to any artist currently living and working in the United States.

Special Notes: Each finalist will be asked to prepare a schematic design, followed by a presentation to the artist selection committee. Each finalist will receive a $1,500 honorarium for an original design developed specifically for the site. One of three finalist positions will be reserved for a Memphis-based artist.

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Memphis Convention Center Front St. Entry

Memphis, TN

Summary: As part of the overall reimagining of the convention center, $1 million has been allocated to produce new site-specific public art projects at key locations throughout the facility, as well as ten spaces for rotating exhibitions from Memphis-based artists and arts organizations. UrbanArt Commission is partnering with the City of Memphis and the Memphis Convention Center Board of Commissioners to produce a mural or series of small sculptures for an interior wall inside the Front St. entrance of the West Meeting Rooms.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 8/14/19

How to apply: UrbanArt Commission

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to any artist currently living and working in the Memphis metropolitan area.

Special Notes: UAC now posts all open opportunities and accepts applications online through Submittable. Note that you will no longer need to join UAC’s Artist Registry within urbanartcommission.org to apply to an opportunity.

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Memphis Convention Center Front St. Corridor

Memphis, TN

Summary: As part of the overall reimagining of the convention center, $1 million has been allocated to produce new site-specific public art projects at key locations throughout the facility, as well as ten spaces for rotating exhibitions from Memphis-based artists and arts organizations. UrbanArt Commission is partnering with the City of Memphis and the Memphis Convention Center Board of Commissioners to produce a mural for the West Meeting Rooms along Front St. that will be visible both to visitors of the convention center and pedestrian and foot traffic.

Budget: $90,000

Deadline: 8/14/19

How to apply: UrbanArt Commission

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist currently living and working in the Memphis metropolitan area.

Special Notes: Each finalist will be asked to prepare a schematic design, followed by a presentation to the artist selection committee. Each finalist will receive a $1,500 honorarium for an original design developed specifically for the site.

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Tigard Outdoor Museum Major Works

Hillsboro, Oregon

Summary: The City of Tigard, Oregon and partner organization Tualatin Valley Creates seek qualified artists/artist teams to create original or significantly updated outdoor work(s) for the Tigard Outdoor Museum.

Budget: $35,000, No more than three works will be commissioned for the Outdoor Museum. Each work has a maximum budget of $35,000 which includes all expenses incurred from design, fabrication, transportation, installation, and artist fees. Artists who apply may indicate their interest/willingness to contributing one, two, or three works for the project.  

Works may utilize varied media including but not limited to sculpture, mural, soundscape, and lightwork. Earthworks are not possible due to land constraints.

Deadline: 8/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: none noted

Special Notes: Oregon Artist Suenn Ho will be creating a series of smaller interpretive works for the museum that more explicitly explore the themes listed above. The commissioned works should harmonize with the interpretive portion of the museum; however, the artist(s) commissioned for the larger installations will have artistic freedom to articulate their individual vision for the project. 

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Douglas Avenue Interchange Outdoor Installation

Urbandale, Iowa

Summary: The Urbandale Public Art Committee (UPAC) is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to artists/artist teams for the submission of their qualifications for the design, fabrication, and installation of artwork for permanent outdoor installation at the Douglas Avenue Interchange.

Budget: The artist selected to create and install the artwork will be provided a commission in the total amount of $40,000 (for two separate sculptures)

Deadline: 08/15/2019 1:00 PM Central

How to apply: electronic submission, please see link for details

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: A stipend of $1,000 will be provided to the two RFP finalists who are not awarded the commission.

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