6 New Call for Artists

Deadlines for these 6 call for artists range from April 12-April 17. Most have no eligibility requirements noted, budgets range from $1000 honorarium to $235,000.

There are still a few active Call for Artists in our last post. Click here to see those calls and scroll to the bottom (we do our best to put them in chronological order within each post.)

Roswell Ducklings

Roswell, Georgia

Summary: The city of Roswell, Georgia has a wealth of historical, environmental, and recreational sites for residents and visitors alike. To showcase the many wonderful opportunities in this city, the Keep Roswell Beautiful board proposes to have artists create several small duckling statues and informational plaques that correspond to an online children’s story about Roswell’s attractions and a scavenger-like hunt to find the statues.

With financial support from the Roswell Wine Festival Organization, the Keep Roswell Beautiful board and volunteers will commission 5-6 statues of ducklings with identifying plaques and secure mounts from local or regional artists to be placed in various host site locations around the city of Roswell.

Budget: $1000 for each duckling selected

Deadline: 4/12/2019 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: Google Docs

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists at least 18 years of age

Special Notes: Multiple edition work will not be considered. Include proposals with your submission.

You can read the complete RFQ by clicking here.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply (note you must have a Google account and sign in, in order to read more about this project).

Western Gateway Art Project

Colorado Springs

Summary: Project is focused on the Colorado Avenue Gateway, in particular the Colorado and I-25 underpass between Old Colorado City and Downtown Colorado Springs.

Budget: It is intended that a $50,000 all-in stipend shall cover costs and compensation to artist for treatment of the Colorado Avenue Gateway.

Deadline: 4/12/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions provided, this is an international call for artists.

Special Notes: In addition to the honorarium, each artist is offered up to 12 nights of complimentary lodging in Colorado Springs (intended to be used during site planning visits and installation). For an artist team, up to 12 complimentary nights’ lodging can be arranged.

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

Art Bench Project

De Pere, Wisconsin

Summary: Definitely De Pere seeks artists, designers, and makers from all backgrounds to create artistic benches for placement at various locations along downtown De Pere’s main corridors. The goal of the project is to add seating that is both functional and artistically interesting. We are looking for a design that is an original and contemporary alternative to the traditional public street bench.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: 4/15/19

How to apply: Google Forms and email

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: The selected artist will receive $30,000 to design and fabricate approximately 6 – 10 benches that will be installed at various locations along two of downtown’s main streets. Depending on scale and materials, that number could be less or more.

Please fill out the form below and email design drawings

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

Indigenous Public Art Commission

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Summary: Are you a knowledge keeper, a contemporary artist, or a traditional artist interested in making public art? The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with an Indigenous Public Art Selection Committee, invites artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for placement in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus. Individual or collaborative original work may be sculptural; incorporate other disciplines, such as audiovisual or installation art; or include traditionally sourced materials. Aha? ake!

Your application will be acknowledged with respect and discretion. Please read on for more information and share this call with other artists you know.

Budget: $145,000; the artist (or artist collective) selected for the commission will receive a one-time total fee of $35,000. The production budget (fabrication, logistics) will vary depending on the selected proposal but will not exceed $110,000.

Deadline: 4/15/19

How to apply: email (see link below for details)

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be over age 21. Artists with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Dakota culture and language are encouraged to apply.

Click here to read more about this call for artists and instructions on how to apply


Salt Lake City, Utah

Summary: (SLCDA) invites artists and artist-led teams to submit qualifications for The New SLC Art Wall as part of their Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program.

The Salt Lake City International Airport is evolving to meet the region’s growing needs and demands of the Airport’s role as an international hub. The New SLC Airport will be built in two phases, with the first phase set for completion in 2020.

The SLCDA has contracted with a national public art consultant to develop a comprehensive art master plan, which includes the Airport’s New SLC Art Wall opportunity.

Budget: $235,000

Deadline: 4/17/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams based 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. Artists residing in Utah are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

NoBo Library

Boulder, Colorado

Summary: The Boulder Office of Arts + Culture is seeking an artist, or artist team, for a site-specific public art commission for the forthcoming North Boulder (NoBo) Public Library. Envisioned to be a jewel in North Boulder, the library facility will be a beacon for the community, meet the City’s climate action goals, be integrated with and reflect the area’s natural surroundings.  Possible locations and themes for the NoBo Library Public Art Project have been identified with specific emphasis on shared goals of the library facility.

Budget: This public art opportunity has a total budget of $225,000.

Deadline: 4/17/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Although it is anticipated the contract will be given to one artist/artist team in the full amount, it has the possibility to be assigned into two projects: a signature project of $175,000 – $200,000 and a smaller-scale opportunity of $25,000 – $50,000. This will be determined prior to notification of semifinalists.

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