3 Hot Call for Artists

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Denver, Colorado has 2 opportunities for sculptors with deadlines of Monday, March 18 and Seattle, Washington offers a call for artists with Tuesday, March 19 deadline. So act fast and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Be sure to check for various RFQs, and Calls frequently. We do our best to post these in chronological order, but we’re human 😉

47th and York Bike Pedestrian Bridge

Denver, CO

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 47th and York Bike Pedestrian Bridge. The future bridge will be located over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, at 47th Avenue and York Street. The selection panel has recommended an integrated project along the ramps and covered portion of the bridge.

Budget: $65,000

Deadline: 3/18/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

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

Special Notes: The selection panel is interested in artists that can demonstrate a deep understanding of the area’s history, landscape, and surrounding neighborhoods. Emerging artists, Colorado-based artists, and artists working in media that is suitable for outdoor display are especially encouraged to apply.

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


Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center

Denver, CO

Summary: The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create a site-specific public art project at the newly constructed Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center (OMC), slated to open in June of 2020. The artwork for this call for entry must be installed prior to the OMC opening.

Budget: $175,000

Deadline: 3/18/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists residing in the United States, 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.

Special Notes: Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Contact the Denver Public Art office with any questions regarding this designation.

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


The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway Centerpiece Artwork

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway is community-driven and collaboratively-funded, and its goals are: to use public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection, to utilize technology to share stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis, and to provide a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination. The guiding principles of The AMP are as follows: Create Places for Remembrance and Reflection Convey A Sense Of Place—History + Memories + Community Values Tell the Stories of HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County Provide Call to Action: Advocacy, Support & Education Support Racial Equity, Inclusivity, and Universal Accessibility Ensure the Continuation of The AMP Project There are three major segments of The AMP, described in detail in the Master Art Plan, each focused on different emotional and symbolic aspects. The centerpiece artwork does not need to serve all functions of the memorial, it is one part of The AMP which will include multiple works of art.

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: 10:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to professional artists around the world. Students are not eligible to apply

Special Notes: We strongly encourage you to participate via webinar in an information session, especially if you are a first-time applicant. Staff from ARTS and The AMP will share more information about the project and will review steps of the CaFÉ application

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

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