Announcing June 2024 Call for Artists

Things are heating up! We have 27 call for artists in this post with deadlines in June, 2024. The variety in these calls is incredible. There really is something here for every artist–from coast to coast, and even in Australia, so read through the calls today and decide which is right for you.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with May 20-31 deadlines at our previous call for artists.


Artadia San Francisco Bay Area

Artadia Awards

Summary: The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose.

The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure and Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the seven active partner cities. Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process: we consider the unique populations of each community and are proud to reflect our country’s diversity with an Awardee pool that is over 50 percent female and over 40 percent persons of color.

Budget: $15,000-$25,000

Deadline: 6/1/24

How to apply: Artadia.org

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be currently living and working within the city’s eligible counties and resided there for at least two years prior to the application deadline.

Special Notes: For their time and labor in the application process, Artadia provides honorariums to each Finalist ultimately not chosen as an Awardee.

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Fox Meadows Neighborhood Park

Longmont, Colorado

Summary: The Art in Public Places Commission in partnership with the Parks Department is requesting qualifications and professional samples of past public artworks to be considered for the project. From the RFQ, three finalists may be selected to present design concepts for this project.  Finalists will be paid an honorarium to develop and present their artwork design concepts. Artist and artist teams looking to participate should not submit proposals to this request for qualifications RFQ as those proposals will be removed from the selection process.

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 6/2/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to professional artists residing in the United States, with slight preference given to artists living or working within the state of Colorado, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion, or affiliation, mental or physical disability.

Special Notes: Design concept could not be construed as signage or wayfinding signals; Design concepts should not include music play, encourage climbing or be used for skate park activities

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Legler Regional Library Artist-in-Residence RFQ

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in partnership with the Chicago Public Library (CPL), seeks an artist to participate in the Legler Regional Library Artist-in-Residence Program. During a one-year residency, an artist will be given studio space at the library to develop a public art project that utilizes the artist’s unique talents to promote greater connectivity between the library, its services, and the needs and aspirations of the local West Garfield Park community.

Budget: In addition to the in-kind use of space at Legler Regional Library, the Artist-in-Residence will be given a budget of $50,000. The budget is all-inclusive of costs associated with the engagement program, activities, and final projects–including guest artist/panelist fees, travel, materials, and supplies–and includes a $15,000 stipend paid directly to the Artist-in-Residence to support their administration of the program. 

Deadline: June 2nd at 11:59 pm CDT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists/ artist teams who live or work in the City of Chicago. The selected artist or artist team must demonstrate commitment to working with and for the benefit of the public. Artists living and working on the West Side of Chicago, specifically near Legler Regional Library, are highly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Anticipated term of residency: August 2024-August 2025

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The Farm Margaret River Residency

South West Western Australia

Summary: eight-week residency to be undertaken between February and October 2025. This residency tasks artists with creating a site-specific artwork informed by the environment. Spanning eight weeks, the program offers studios, accommodation, support for travel, and a $7,500 grant.

Deadline: 5 p.m. AWST on June 2, 2024.

How to apply: Online, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be at least 18-years-old.

Special Notes: The chosen recipient will be housed in comfortable live-in studio accommodation, with bathroom and kitchen facilities, potbelly fire, fan and Internet access. We supply linen, towels, cookware, crockery and cutlery; however, artists must self-cater while in residence. Partners and children may accompany you, accommodation dependent.

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The Enclave by Archway Partners—RFQ

Orlando, Florida

Summary: Archway Partners in collaboration with Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks one or more artists or artist team(s) to develop artwork for The Enclave by Archway Partners. The Enclave at Canopy Park is being developed as a 104-unit, affordable housing development that will provide high quality residences to low and moderate-income families. The proposed artwork should be fresh and reflective of the local community.

Budget: $72,750 has been approved for artwork.

Deadline: 6/3/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any appropriate media.  Student artists may apply if they can secure an experienced public artist to serve as a mentor to oversee their work.

Special Notes: Artists will be evaluated on artistic excellence as evidenced by submitted materials; professional experience; compatibility with the architectural design, facility environment and values of the county and this particular community.

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Theodora Family Hotel

Denver, Colorado

Summary: Denver Public Art seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s) for the Theodora Family Hotel in Denver, CO. Artwork should invite reflections of hope, growth, joy, and understanding.

Artworks should engage and help share the stories of families who experience homelessness and provide a sense of dignity to those seeking support. It is important that the artwork demonstrate to families that they are loved and truly valued in this space.

Artworks should celebrate and be inclusive to all types of family structures with an emphasis on children.Artists are encouraged to consider biophilic and trauma-informed design strategies that support mental health through color, pattern and subject matter. Biophilic design is the practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. Trauma-informed design is the practice of combining trauma-informed care with the design process.

Budget: $245,000

Deadline: 6/3/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists residing in the United States. The panel is especially interested in inviting artists to apply who have lived experience with homelessness or by having worked meaningfully with communities experiencing homelessness. The panel also welcomes artists to apply who have a connection to the West Colfax neighborhood and West Denver.

Special Notes: Denver Public Art will host a virtual pre-application meeting on Wednesday, May 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for interested applicants. 

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East Mesa Public Recreation Complex Public Art

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Summary: Las Cruces Public Art (LCPA) seeks an artist or artist team to create a site-specific outdoor art piece to be designed and installed at the new East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC). LCPA wishes to commission an art piece that will be installed in the new 10-acre park located in East Las Cruces.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 6/4/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to all artists/artist teams, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion, or affiliation, or mental or physical handicap. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art but should demonstrate a level of expertise and professionalism that is commensurate with the project scope and budget.

Special Notes: Artwork should not be sports specific, Shall be large enough in scale and scope to be visible from multiple vantage points

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Valley Metro CAPEX Light Rail Public Art 2024

Phoenix, Arizona

Summary: The Project shall include two, split platform stations (4 total platforms) along the route: 1) at 7th Avenue, on Washington and Jefferson streets, and 2) at 15th Avenue on Washington and Jefferson streets. There is one new traction power substation (TPSS), one operator facility and additional sidewalk railing also planned.

Experienced public artists are invited to apply for the four station platform projects ($275,000 each). Emerging public artists are invited to apply for the traction power substation ($50,000), operator facility ($25,000) and three sidewalk railing ($40,000 each) projects. Artists will apply for all projects in this call.

Budget: Up to $275,000 each

Deadline: 6/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists living, and legally able to work, in the United States

Special Notes: Communication, coordination and connection with the diverse communities along the alignment will be key to a successful art program for this extension.

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10th Annual Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition—RFP

Orlando, Florida

Summary: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Public Art Review Board invite artists to submit work – existing or conceptual – for the 10th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.

Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction, and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from January 2025 to January 2026.

Budget: Each artist will be awarded $5,000 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation, and housing costs.

Deadline: 6/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures.

Special Notes: Sales of the works are encouraged. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until January 2026.

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Memorial Site Sculptures for Freedom Park at Navy Pier

San Diego, California

Summary: The USS Midway is seeking to create two life-sized bronze memorial monuments. Artists are invited to provide proposals for one or both of the monuments:

  1. A sculpture of John William Finn, a San Diego native and enlisted sailor who was awarded the Medal of Honor award.
  2. A Family & Sacrifice sculpture. From the young Navy widow who christened the Midway in 1945, to the thousands of women and children who waved goodbye to their sailors at the end of Navy Pier, this monument will tell their story.

Budget: The John William Finn Memorial: $150,000-$250,000; The Family & Sacrifice Memorial: $900,000 to $1,000,000

Deadline: 6/06/2024, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: by email

Eligibility Requirements: Artists with proven experience in representational memorial/monumental sculptures and the creation of art for public spaces are encouraged to apply. Citizens of the United States and/or legal residents are eligible. Citizens of the State of California are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Memorial Sculpture Installation to Start: Spring 2027

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Utah Tech University Performing Arts Center

St. George, Utah

Summary: Utah Tech University, in partnership with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Public Art Program, requests qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific artwork(s) for the renovated performing arts center in St. George.

Budget: $170,000

Deadline: 6/7/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to professional artists and artist teams; artists who belong to a historically underrepresented population are strongly encouraged to apply. Utah artists will be given additional weight in the selection process. Applicants must have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other).

Special Notes: All semi-finalists will be awarded an honorarium to help defray the costs of the development of the proposal. The honorarium will be applied toward the commission amount for the artist(s) awarded the commission(s.)

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Art in Public Spaces

Kyle, Texas

Summary: The City of Kyle Arts and Cultural Board is seeking professional services for design and installation of a piece of Artwork in the City of Kyle, TX. The Board is looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind, large-scale piece of artwork such as a sculpture or monument that is appropriate for its proposed placement. The Board’s vision is an art piece that is contemporary in style and visually striking. If moving parts are included, the Board’s visions would be for these parts to utilize a natural energy source such as wind or solar power.

Budget: details not provided

Deadline: 6/12/24, 3:00 p.m. Central

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: details not provided

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Brighton Volunteerism Sculpture

Brighton, Colorado

Summary: The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission is requesting proposals from professional artist to design and install a sculpture in Carmichael Park located 650 Southern Street, Brighton Colorado located east of the Brighton City Hall at 500 S 4th Ave. Brighton, Colorado. The city will be designing and constructing a plaza where the sculpture will be the focal point.

The theme of the sculpture is to celebrate the many volunteers that serve the Brighton Community. The volunteers include city boards and commissions, city council members, and the many service organizations that work in the Brighton Community. 

The sculpture will be of monumental size. The sculpture will be displayed outside and should be made of a material that is suitable for this application. The sculpture can be constructed of bronze, stone, metal, or other suitable materials. The sculpture shall include the base for the sculpture. The commission is looking at a proposal that will celebrate the volunteers of Brighton in a unique way.

Budget: $65,000

Deadline: 6/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists from Colorado are eligible for this call

Special Notes: The sculpture installation must be completed by December 31, 2025.

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Palmdale Yellen Park Ceramic Tile Art

Palmdale, California

Summary: One of the project requirements is to work with students from Yellen School and Buena Vista Elementary School to inform the final design of two ceramic tile artworks with a maximum size of 64’H x 105”W each. Artist must have experience working with children and will determine the type of engagement that best represents the project objectives and park themes.

Budget: The all-inclusive budget for this project is $31,500.

Deadline: 6/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Applications will be accepted by artists residing in the State of California.

Special Notes: Selected artist will receive a $450 stipend to submit a proposal to include student engagement, and a color sketch or digital image of the proposed artwork to scale.

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Palmdale Roundabout Sculpture

Palmdale, California

Summary: The City is in the process of converting the existing four-way stop at Avenue S-8 and 40th Street East to a roundabout as a traffic calming measure. The primary purpose of traffic calming is to support the livability and vitality of residential and commercial areas through improvements in non-motorist safety, mobility, and comfort. A public art sculpture will be installed in the roundabout to further enhance our environment and transform the urban landscape.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 6/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Applications will be accepted by artists residing in the State of California.

Special Notes: Selected artist will receive a $450 stipend to submit a color sketch or digital image of the proposed artwork to scale.

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Palmdale Yellen Park Sculpture

Palmdale, California

Summary: Core functions/uses of this park include futsal courts, a dog park, multipurpose sports areas, playgrounds, and a small event plaza.

The Public Art Commission has reviewed the core functions and recommends dogs, sports, and gatherings as the public art themes for this park. When asked what residents would like the new artwork to represent, the following two themes resonated the most with members of the community who participated in the survey:

·         Reflect on our landscapes (desert, Joshua trees, yucca trees, poppies, lake).

·         Create meaningful, authentic, and culturally appropriate artworks to be enjoyed by the community.

Budget: $53,000

Deadline: 6/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Applications will be accepted by artists residing in the State of California.

Special Notes: Selected artist will receive a $450 stipend to submit a color sketch or digital image of the proposed artwork to scale.

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Call for Curatorial Exhibit Proposals

San Rafael, California

Summary: Art Works Downtown invites curators to submit proposals for exhibition in Gallery 1337. Our mission is to offer compelling visual art experiences to the community, and we value diverse and imaginative viewpoints. We encourage proposals that showcase professionalism, clarity of vision, and innovative concepts. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Budget: Approved proposals receive a two month exhibit and a curator stipend up to $5,000.

Deadline: 6/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Exhibit Dates: Sep 27–Nov 8, 2024 and 2025. Proposals will be considered as they arrive before the due date.

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Illinois Department of Transportation Rail Splitter North/South Safety Rest Areas

Sangamon County, Illinois

Summary: The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Rail Splitter North/Southbound Safety Rest Areas in Sangamon County, Illinois. The artwork must be visually engaging and should honor the legacy of Illinois’s contributions to interstate design and development.

Budget: $64,000

Deadline: 6/14/24, 3pm Central

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: These public art commissions and potential purchases are open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois.

Special Notes: At least three artists/teams will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants and paid a fee of $1,500 each to develop and present a site specific proposal.

Click here to download the PDF with details


West Side Community Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summary: The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists or artists’ teams for a site-specific public art project. The art should represent the cultures, people, heritage and/or landscapes of the South Valley of Albuquerque. The artwork should enhance the performance space both during the day and at night and provide an artistic element for the public to enjoy when the stage is not in use.

Budget: $40,000.00

Deadline: 6/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The Call for Art is open to New Mexico based artists. Both experienced and emerging artists and craftspeople are encouraged to apply.

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TEMPOart Request for Qualifications 2025 Project Commission

Portland, Maine

Summary: Each year new projects from TEMPOart enliven Portland’s public spaces. We present art that doesn’t need a ticket or an instruction manual to make the power and possibility of art free, open, and inclusive. Our projects and events help people see their world in a new way, or just go through their day with a new found energy–feeling less alone, alive with wonder, and knowing more is possible.

TEMPOart seeks artists, architects, designers, and landscape architects to design and realize a temporary outdoor public work of art to begin in June, 2025.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 6/16/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist must be a New England resident. 

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Morristown Downtown Public Arts Program – Market and Bank Street

Morristown, New Jersey

Summary: The Town of Morristown, in collaboration with Morris Arts, seeks a professional visual artist, or artist team, to create public artwork at a critical gateway to the Town.

The goal of this project is twofold. First, the artist should aspire to create a signature piece of artwork, that enhances Morristown’s artistic reputation and speaks to the energy, movement, and transformation of Morristown. Second, the art itself should be viewed by the community as a destination in and of itself, as well as contributing to and accentuating the overall aesthetic of the surrounding area. The artist will have latitude in their choice of medium and design specifics of their work.

Budget: $170,000

Deadline: 6/21/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists residing in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.

Special Notes: Project completion within one year of award

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Southern Utah University Business Building West – Utah Public Art

Southern Utah University

Summary: Southern Utah University, in partnership with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Public Art Program, requests qualifications from Utah artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific artwork(s) for the Leavitt Business Building West.

Budget: $107,000

Deadline: 6/21/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist / artist teams living in the state of Utah or with connections to Utah are eligible for this commission. Applicants must have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other). 

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Call for Public Art: Gallup Park

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Summary: City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Area is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to design a unique public artwork for the new Gallup Park Pedestrian and Vehicle Bridge Project and/or adjacent landscape in Ann Arbor, MI. The City is open to proposals for different art mediums, including but not limited to sculpture, installation, mosaic, and murals. The community desires a work that positively reflects the themes of nature or the Huron River and integrates well into the park and trail’s natural setting.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 6/23/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The City is seeking artists or artist teams who can commit to working in Ann Arbor as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this project. Any artist or artist team residing in the United States can apply.

Special Notes: The selection panel will choose three semi-finalists. The three semi-finalists will further their concept and create site-specific proposals and renderings for the City’s final selection. These artists or artist teams will then be interviewed in person or virtually. Artists will be paid a $500 honorarium for this work.

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Artist-in-Residence – Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Sun Valley, Idaho

Summary: The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (Sawtooth NRA) and Sun Valley Museum of Art seek candidates for a 2-week Artist-in-Residence project during late September/early October 2024.

One visual artist-in-residence will be selected to participate in a residency in the Sawtooth NRA during fall 2024. The Sawtooth NRA will provide the selected artist with 2 weeks lodging in or near the Sawtooth NRA, and SVMoA will provide the artist-in-residence with a $500 stipend. Lodging may be in either shared or private U.S. Forest Service housing. Artists are responsible for their own transportation, materials, and any required preparation of artwork for exhibition.

Deadline: 6/24/24

How to apply: email / Filesharing, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Visual artists over the age of 18 working in any medium are welcome to apply. This includes but is not limited to: painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, fiber artists.

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Call for Artists: Rhode Island DCYF Female Youth Residential Facility

Exeter, Rhode Island

Summary: Artwork for the new Female Youth Residential Facility will be commissioned through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.

Budget: $154,000

Deadline: 6/25/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Call is open to all professional artists and artist teams nationally. Students are not eligible to apply.

Special Notes: Three finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants. Finalists will be invited to craft a detailed proposal including an itemized budget, scale models and/or renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $3,000.

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William Rainey Harper College Canning Center

Palatine, Illinois

Summary: The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the William Rainey Harper College Canning Center in Palatine, Illinois.

Budget: $220,000.

Deadline: 6/28/2024

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: These public art commissions and potential purchases are open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois.

Special Notes: At least three artists/teams will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants and paid a fee of $3,000 each to develop and present a site specific proposal.

Click here to download the pdf to read more about this call for artists and for application instructions


Open Call for temporary public art exhibitions

West Hollywood, California

Summary: The City of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside (AOTO) program funds the temporary display of rotating exhibitions of art at publicly accessible, City-owned locations that include but are not limited to parks, traffic medians, and communal areas of City-owned facilities.

Artworks exhibited through this program include sculpture, murals, digital screen-based artwork and projections, and performance art. Most exhibitions remain on display for a duration of 6 months to 3 years, depending on the concept, construction, and location of the approved artwork. While proposals for new artworks are eligible for review, the AOTO program is best suited to realizing exhibitions consisting of prefabricated artworks that can be installed at the approved site without extensive modification. This is due in large part to funding limitations of the program and prohibitive costs associated with fabricating unrealized artwork suitable for outdoor display.

Budget: $8,000

Deadline: 6/30/2024

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call to individual artists, curators, and non-profit arts organizations, based in the United States, for exhibitions of emerging, mid-career, and established artists.

Special Notes: Concept: The Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission encourages proposals that demonstrate experimentation, risk-taking, boundary-pushing characteristics compared to current practices and trends occurring locally, nationally, and internationally in public art.

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