17 More Call for Artists for May

These opportunities for sculptors have deadlines as early as May 15 and run through the end of the month. Included in these call for artists are large and small commissions, as well as art on loan programs.

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

Lexington, Kentucky

Summary: Across the country there is a growing movement to recognize noteworthy women and their historical contributions through public monuments. Unfortunately, less than 7% of the 5,193 monuments in the United States presently recognize women. In Lexington, Kentucky there are none. We are about to change that statistic with the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative.

Our goal is to have a monument in place in a prominent downtown Lexington location in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, enacting women’s right to vote and the role Lexington / Fayette County women played in that historic event.

Budget: $500,000

Deadline: 5/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be 18 or older, with a U.S. Federal Tax ID and appropriate artist and business insurance.

Special Notes: After a thorough review of RFQ submissions by a jury of stakeholders, three to five artists will be selected as candidates for the Request for Proposals.

Artists must have the ability to draw public attention to the history of Lexington Womens’ role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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Madison Manufacturing Art Park Sculpture Program

Madison, North Carolina

Summary: The Madison County Economic Development Board is excited to announce that it is seeking an artist to design and develop a permanent piece of artwork for the Madison Manufacturing Public Art Park, which is located on the Dr. Otis T. Duck Greenway in Mars Hill, NC.

The Madison County Economic Development Board feels that manufacturers are important members of the community and should be celebrated as such. This innovative program seeks to build community, celebrate heritage, and recognize the arts by honoring local manufacturing entities through sculpture pieces.

The 2019 featured industry is Printpack. Printpack is a national leader in developing innovative and flexible packaging. The company has several manufacturing facilities throughout the world; however, the focus for 2019 Madison Manufacturing Art Park project will be the Marshall, North Carolina plant where they manufacture clean packaging for the health care industry. Their products literally help to save lives through assisting institutions with maintaining clean products for medical providers usage.

Budget: $8,000

Deadline: 5/15/19

How to apply: Online here

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions provided

Special Notes: The winning artists will be challenged to create a piece that does one of three things:

  • Create a sculpture that is inspired by the product the identified industry produces.
  • Create a sculpture that is inspired by the people who work within the industry.
  • Create a sculpture using recycled materials from the industry.

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Crested Butte Town Park Sculpture Garden

Crested Butte, Colorado

Summary: The Creative District is requesting proposals from creative individuals for the installation of unique, outdoor three-dimensional art or sculptures for Crested Butte Town Park. There is the potential for one permanent sculpture and two temporary sculptures or installations.

There is an opportunity for three sculptures to be featured on in-ground concrete pedestals adjacent to the Center for the Arts building along the walking path in Town Park. The Creative District will also welcome proposals for temporary public art that could be anchored in the ground without a pedestal (but could be easily moved if a utility issue arose).

Budget: The budget for the permanent sculpture is not to exceed $10,000, including installation and maintenance. Selected creatives will receive a $1,500 honorarium

Deadline: 5/17/19 5pm, Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: All selected temporary proposals will be installed for the summer season from July 1, 2019 – October 15, 2019. The permanent sculpture will need to be installed prior to August 15, 2019. 

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Norfolk Southern – Plaza Sculpture

Atlanta, Georgia

Summary: ConsultArt, Inc. is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams for the commission of between three and four site-specific permanent outdoor sculptures. The commission will be installed and integrated into a landscape/hardscape plaza situated at the primary public entrance to the new headquarters of Norfolk Southern Corporation in Midtown Atlanta, GA.

Budget: $750,000

Deadline: 5/17/19 10:00pm EDT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The RFQ is open to artists or artist teams over the age of 18 who currently reside in the United States of America. 

Special Notes: Up to eight semifinalists will be selected to develop design proposals for projects in the landscape/hardscape area. Each semifinalist artist/team will be paid a $2,500 honorarium for the creation of a design proposal.

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Montgomery County Public Art RFQ

Montgomery County, Tennessee

Summary: Montgomery County, TN, through the Public Art Ad Hoc Committee, seeks to commission an artist to design, construct, and install (or provide instructions for installation including oversight of the installation) an outdoor sculpture acknowledging our relationship with the men and women of Fort Campbell, KY, and honoring their service to the country.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 5/19/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to all artists.

Special Notes: There are no established stylistic/aesthetic criteria for the awarding of this commission; the committee is eager to see a range of solutions to the request. The final sculpture might communicate the core values of the military, including loyalty, honor, and service

Fort Campbell Boulevard is classified as a state highway. Because of this, proposals must adhere to Tennessee Department of Transportation standards (including restrictions on height, color, materials, etc.).

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InSITE 2020 Downtown STL Temporary Public Art Ideas Competition

St. Louis, Missouri

Summary: We invite artists to propose temporary public artworks based on their own ideas and art practices at sites of their own choosing in the core of Downtown St. Louis. Projects must be installed in the spring of 2020 and can be on view from one month to one year.

Budget: Projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 (inclusive of design, supplies, insurance, engineering, fabrications, delivery, installation, and de-installation) will be considered. The total budget available for all projects is $100,000.

Deadline: 5/19/19, 11:59 p.m. Central time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Call for Artists is open to established and emerging artists who have a connection to the St. Louis region. Partnerships between local and non-local artists are eligible. No previous public art experience is required.

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RFQ: Front Range Community College – Health Care Careers Center

Fort Collins, Colorado

Summary: Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific exterior public artwork or series of artworks for Front Range Community College’s Health Care Careers Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Budget: $158,400

Deadline: 5/20/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

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Special Notes: Selected semi-finalists will be invited to propose artwork

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Brooks Street Bridge Public Art Enhancement

Sugar Land, Texas

Summary: The City of Sugar Land’s Public Art Program is pleased to partner with the Economic Development Department and the Public Works Department in offering this opportunity. In November 2016, the Public Art Plan was adopted by City Council outlining a vision and programmatic direction for public art in Sugar Land. Civic infrastructure projects are one of the categories of projects determined to be most meaningful to Sugar Land and a priority for the Public Art Program’s resources.

Budget: $45,000

Deadline: 5/23/19

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists in the United States are eligible to apply. Sugar Land- and Greater Houston-area artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The theme of this project should be based on the history of the “Old Sugar Land” neighborhood and/or other themes that are relevant to Sugar Land, such as nature, native flora/fauna, regional wildlife, etc. We urge the artist to develop a rationale for their design based on the history, environment and/or community of Sugar Land, and include that rationale in the Written Proposal.

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Texas State University LBJ Student Center Expansion

San Marcos, Texas

Summary: Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork for the interior of the LBJ Student Center expansion

Budget: $254,000

Deadline: 5/23/19

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar such projects.

Special Notes: Multiple artists and types of artwork will be considered including large-scale installations and works in a series.

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University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Surgery Addition — Direct Purchase Artwork

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Summary: The Art in Architecture (AIA) Program of the University of Illinois Facilities & Services is pleased to announce a Request for Direct Purchase of Artwork (RDPA). Professional artists are invited to submit images of available work to be considered for the permanent original public art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

This call seeks artwork for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Small Animal Surgery Renovation and Addition in Urbana, Illinois. The project is currently set to break ground in late spring of 2019 and is scheduled to complete construction in the December of 2020.

Budget: $32,000.

Deadline: 5/24/2019

How to apply: Mail, email, or hand-deliver

Eligibility Requirements: This RDPA is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work the United States. Faculty, instructors and staff of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as degree-seeking fine art students are ineligible to apply.

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ACREofART’s Season III

Fox Cities of Wisconsin

Summary: ACREofART’s Season III continues its recognition of public sculpture and its significant contribution to the high quality-of-life in the FoxValley. Sculpture Valley, the sponsoring non-profit, recognizes the generous support or arts advocates and area business who understand the value of public art and its ability to transform urban landscapes into desirable and attractive places to live and linger in.

Budget: Acre of Art will offer selected artists a $3,000 honorarium

Deadline: May 24, 2019 Midnight CST

How to apply: Complete the online artist submission form

Eligibility Requirements: This sculpture opportunity is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older.

Special Notes: honorarium to cover artist expenses such as 24-month lease of the artwork, transportation to and from the installation site, food and lodging, and artist fees for on-site availability during installation and de-installation. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist an honorarium will be awarded for each piece

Sculpture Valley has established a purchase fund and reserves first right of refusal on purchase while work is on display.

There is no required size, however, the sculpture should be capable of serving as a visual focal point and be freestanding once securely mounted on provided concrete display pad or anchored into existing hardscape.

This is a 2 year art on-loan program

Artworks may (or may not) be for sale. Sculpture Valley will help facilitate sales when possible and will seek a 10% commission fee.

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Pittsburgh, PA

Summary: At Duolingo, we are passionate about language and want to make language learning available to everyone. We believe learning a new language is about building bridges into new cultures and ideas, inclusive by its very nature. We hope to capture this optimistic worldview in our new public artwork in a meaningful and thoughtful way, that will continue to inspire residents and visitors to Duolingo HQ in East Liberty for years to come.

Duolingo is requesting qualifications from individual artists or artist collaboratives, to provide artwork incorporated into/onto the façade of Duolingo facilities at 125 S. Beatty St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. This project seeks an artist who can work with Duolingo staff, and community of the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh to design a dynamic and inspiring work of art for the Duolingo HQ Pittsburgh. All types of artists and artworks are open to this opportunity, including, but not limited to painted murals, multimedia, light-based art, façade-based sculpture, and any other that can be feasibly realized within or upon the façade of Duolingo. A committee will choose an individual or collaborative team with which to contract for design, community interaction, and production of artwork in summer 2019.

Budget: $50,000-$80,000

Deadline: 5/24/19 11:59pm Eastern

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all working artists, 18 years and older, and residing upon the planet Earth.

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Orlando International Airport South Terminal C Iconic Art Piece

Orlando, Florida

Summary: The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (“Authority”) seeks one or more artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to develop an Iconic Art Piece for South Terminal C. The selection process will involve two steps:

Step 1: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Process to select up to four (4) shortlisted artist(s) or artists’ team(s) and

Step 2: Request for Proposals (RFP) for those artists or artists’ team(s) shortlisted; stipends included for all shortlisted artists or artists’ team(s) in this step.

Budget: Not clearly stated

Deadline: 5/24/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists or artists’ teams to design, build and install an Iconic Art Piece that reflects the criteria outlined in this RFQ.

Special Notes: There are several PDFs that artists should refer to. Presumably the budget is included in one of those.

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Silverton, Ohio Public Art Project

Silverton, Ohio

Summary: In partnership with Kennedy Heights Arts Center, the Village of Silverton, Ohio invites artists to submit qualifications for a permanent, outdoor piece of public art to be installed at Silverton Park.

This project is the second piece of public art commissioned by the Village of Silverton and is the next step in implementing Silverton’s Art in Public Places Master Plan. They are seeking artists to deliver visually bold and impactful artwork reflective of the Silverton community.

This Call to Artists/RFQ is a two-stage selection process, and only artists who are pre-qualified through this initial stage will be permitted to move to and be considered in the second stage of the process.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 5/25/19

How to apply: by mail or email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists over the age of 18 located in the United States.

Special Notes: Artwork Installation: Spring 2020

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River North Promenade Public Art Project

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for the River North (RiNo) Promenade

Budget: Approximately $80,000 USD

Deadline: 5/27/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists who currently live and work in in the United States.

Colorado artists, emerging artists, and artists working in media that is suitable for outdoor display are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The selection panel members have set forth specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating a unique and inspiring work of art for the diverse communities that will soon visit and enjoy the RiNo Promenade.

The panel is looking for artwork(s) that create a distinct connection to the natural world, while also recognizing the area’s unique industrial past. The panel is open to commissioning one site-specific artwork or several site-specific artworks to be integrated along the promenade. Works that demonstrate the connection between human activity and the natural environment, and tell the story of the place – geologically, socially and ecologically, are encouraged.

Artworks should be pedestrian-scaled and enhance the experience of those who use and enjoy the RiNo Promenade. The selection panel is open to artwork in materials that are suitable for outdoor display and is specifically seeking three-dimensional works of art. Artists are asked to be mindful and respectful of the promenade’s functionality, its users, and the neighborhood and surrounding areas.

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Ruggles Corridor: Dewitt Park at Madison Park Athletic Complex

Boston, Massachusetts

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Budget: $250,000

Deadline: 5/30/19

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This Call to Artists is open to all artists, artisans, architects, landscape architects, or teams with experience in public art, site responsive design, project management, and construction administration.

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2019 Art in The Park

Rock Falls, Illinois

Summary: The Department of Tourism will be hosting their 2nd annual Art in the Park Sculpture Walk on September 7, 2019 with the placement of the sculptures happening on September 6, 2019. 2018 was the first year for this event and it was such a success that we are adding features that will draw double the audience for the event. This event features 10 sculptures from artists throughout the state of Illinois and beyond. This is an annual event where sculptures are placed in the park and the event is open to the public. There will be beverages for purchase as well as the addition of musicians or performing artists, and some interactive exhibits to encourage people to remain in the park.

This year there, to fulfill the public’s demands, the event will also feature tents featuring paintings, photography, and other forms of art. These will only be in place for the duration of the event on September 7, 2019. Artists wanting to display these types of art may bring their artwork with them at the end of the evening. Artists choosing to display this type of artwork do not have to be present at the event but can choose to if desired.

All artwork is able to be sold!

Budget: If selected the artists will be given a $1,000 stipend per sculpture for their sculpture to remain in the park until August 2020

Deadline: 5/31/2019 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: Mail or email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Artist may submit a maximum of 2 sculptures for consideration, however only 1 sculpture will be chosen from each artist

Base of sculpture must fit 4ft x 4ft concrete pad

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