Announcing 8 Call for Artists

8 wide-ranging opportunities for sculptors for the first half of June in these call for artists. Most are public art projects of varying sizes. Deadlines start June 2 and run through June 15.

Detroit Civic Sculpture – TCF Center

Detroit, MI

Summary: TCF Center is seeking proposals for a large-scale exterior sculpture. The sculpture will reside outside the beautifully renovated convention center in downtown Detroit. It will be placed in the center of the main entrance circle drive.

Budget: $300,000.

Deadline: June 2, 2020 at 5pm

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Artists 18 years of age or older with previous experience on similar projects are invited to submit proposals individually or collaboratively.

Special Notes: Three artists will be invited to create a maquette of their design. From this, one proposal will be awarded a budget of $250,000 to support its conceptualization, fabrication and installment, with an additional $50,000 for the artist.

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Burnaby Aquatic and Arena Public Art Project

Burnaby, BC, Canada

Summary: This Request for Expression of Interest provides an exciting opportunity for a new work of public art for the City of Burnaby. The City seeks expressions of interest from qualified respondents. The successful artist, artist collective, artist team, or party selected will be engaged to create their proposed concept and be expected to collaborate throughout the process of delivering the public art project for the expanded Burnaby Lake Aquatic and Arena Facility

Budget: $750,000 Canadian

Deadline: June 4, 2020 3:00pm Pacific Time

How to apply: using the BC bid site (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Professional Artists are encouraged to submit their qualifications and letters of interest.

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Kyle Boundy Memorial Sculpture

Helena, MT

Summary: The Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) and the Helena Department of Parks and Recreation seek to commission an interactive sculpture to be placed in Wesleyan Park in Helena, MT. This artwork will be a privately funded gift to the City of Helena in memoriam to Kyle Boundy.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: 6/5/20 5:00 PM

How to apply: by mail or in person (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to artists and designers.

Special Notes: A separate fund of up to an additional $2,000 is available to move the sculpture from its place of construction to its final installed location. If the sculpture is to be assembled in place, this separate fund may be eligible to be used to cover expenses of moving materials, renting equipment, etc.

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LSU Ag Center Animal & Food Sciences Building

Louisiana State University

Summary: Medallion locations on all sides of the facility await artwork that represent the research conducted at the facility. A selected proposal will likely include multiples of at least six original designs which may be installed across the building’s twenty-six locations.

The project is intended to be expressive of the mission of the colleges associated with the building. Art can be figurative or abstract. In either case, the message is to be positive and expressive of the research and advancements generated within the building.

Budget: $120,000

Deadline: 6/6/20

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Special Notes: An honorarium/proposal fee of up to $1,500 will be paid to finalists to offset expenses associated with development of proposals and travel.

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New Community Based Mural

Allentown, PA

Summary: The Allentown Arts Commission, in partnership with Materials Conservation of Philadelphia, seeks artist responses via this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission an original, site-specific work of art by a professional artist(s) in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The wall for the mural is the side façade of a privately-owned home and faces a small privately-owned parking lot. The work of art may take the form of mural, low-relief sculpture or other appropriate forms of art.

Budget: $22,000

Deadline: 6/12/20, 1pm

How to apply: Mail or email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: The opportunity is open to artists or artist teams working in a variety of media in the United States. Artists must have successfully completed a work of public art in comparable scale or budget to be considered for the project. Allentown and Lehigh Valley-based artists, female artists and artists of color are encouraged to apply.

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Arts R Alive 10th Annual Sculpture Event

Webster City, IA

Summary: The Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa committee will sponsor its tenth annual Public Art Sculpture Event in Webster CIty, Iowa August 6,2020 A jury with sculpture art background will review the pieces and will choose the pieces to be displayed.

Budget: Unspecified

Deadline: 6/14/20

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Unspecified

Special Notes: An application must be filled out for each entry. Entry fee is $10.00

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Blount-Person Street Corridor Public Art

Raleigh, North Carolina

Summary: Potential public art opportunities include stand-alone sculptures, and/or artwork integrated into pedestrian paving, lighting, benches/bike racks, or other site elements. The Project adds roundabouts at the north and south ends of downtown Raleigh. These roundabouts provide potential locations for gateway artwork(s). The artist will work closely with the design team, project stakeholders, and the community.

Budget: $120,000

Deadline: June 15 (10:00am)

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: insert

Special Notes: Up to three semi-finalists will be selected for interviews and paid a stipend. Artists who are traveling to Raleigh from out of town will be paid a $1000 stipend (NOTE: Travel may be suspended due to COVID-19). Artists who live within a 100-mile radius or who interview via video-conference will be paid a $250 stipend.

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Public Art for McCall Urban Renewal District

McCall, Idaho

Summary: The McCall Redevelopment Agency is seeking an artist- or planner/artist-team to work with City staff and engineers to: 1) Identify and prioritize opportunities and locations for future public artworks within the McCall Urban Renewal—East Downtown District area and produce a short report on potential sites: and 2) Develop not less than three public art design concepts for priority sites identified in the public art siting plan (1) above) and; 3) Fabricate and install at least one chosen public art project within the urban renewal district boundary.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 6/15/2020, noon Mountain Time

How to apply: by email (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This public art opportunity is open to artist- and planner-artist teams, age 18 and over, living within Idaho. Artists living elsewhere that have a demonstrated connection to McCall will also be considered, however preference will be given to Idaho artists.

Special Notes: fabrication and installation by August 31, 2021.

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