4 Call for Artists Requiring Fast Action

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Sculptors who can act fast may benefit from these 4 call for artists. Deadlines range from March 6 – March 8, 2019. Links are provided for complete RFQs where applicable.

Philadelphia Public Services Building

Philadelphia, PA

Summary: The Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a two-stage selection process by which we will award and commission a site-specific artwork at the Philadelphia Public Services Building. This commission is part of a City’s Public Work’s construction and renovation project managed by the Keating Inquirer Builders LLC on behalf of the Department of Public Property, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Medical Examiner’s Office. Only artists who are pre-qualified through the initial stage of this process will be permitted to move to and be considered in the second stage of this process.

Budget: $715,500

Deadline: March 6, 2019, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: email via file sharing software, see the RFQ for details

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: This is a 2 part process.

Click here to see the RFQ for complete details


St. John Pocket Park

Austin, Texas

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 St. John Pocket Park located at 889 Wilks Ave, Austin, TX 78752.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: March 7, 2019, 5:00 PM (CST)

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Professional visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live in the Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. A professional visual artist is defined as “A practitioner in the visual arts with an original self-conceptualized body of work, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional possessing serious intent and ability.”

Special Notes: click here to see the RFQ

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


RFQ CeMar Trail Gateway Bridge Art Design

Marion, IA

Summary: The purpose of this call for artists is to seek qualified artists or artistic teams that have an interest in creating a gateway feature for the City of Marion that is both interesting to the vehicular traffic below AND the pedestrian traffic on the bridge. Through the selection process, the final artwork will be a unique project that creates interest and draws people to Marion.

Budget: $150,000*

Deadline: 3/8/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: * A budget for the art has not yet been established but it is anticipated that a project over $150,000 may require additional grants for the gateway art piece(s).

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


East 51st Streetscape

Austin, Texas

Summary: The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission professional visual artists, or artist teams, to design and fabricate artwork for the East 51st Street Mobility and Transportation 2012 Bond Project.

Budget: $48,000

Deadline: 03/07/2019 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Professional visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. A professional visual artist is defined as “A practitioner in the visual arts with an original self-conceptualized body of work, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional possessing serious intent and ability.” All artists on the 2018-2020 Local Pre-Qualified Artist Pool are eligible to apply

Special Notes: Review the RFQ here

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

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