April 2024 Call for Artists-Part I (Updated 4/3)

Call for Artists are springing up all across the country this month, with 19 calls with deadlines April 1-10, 2024 already! April 3, 2024 one new call has been added with a deadline of April 5.

Like March, there are so many opportunities for sculptors in April, the calls for the month will be divided into 3 parts. So keep an eye out for Parts II and III!

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with March 21-31 deadlines at our previous call for artists.


May Street and San Marco Avenue Roundabout

St. Augustine, Florida

Summary: The City of St. Augustine (City) is seeking an artist or team of artists to create an original design, outdoor, permanent, large-scale, site-specific civic art installation for the roundabout at the intersection of May Street and San Marco Avenue.

The art installation must meet all FDOT requirements, including non- reflective paint, no movement or mobile component, placement outside of sight triangle for traffic, and otherwise not obstructing traffic signalization. The art installation will not be accessible to the public but must be viewed from external sidewalks or the public park across the street from the roundabout.

the artwork must fit within a roughly circular surface 7.8’ radius (15.6’ diameter, 191 square feet area), and may not exceed 25’ in elevation above the road.

Budget: $250,000

Deadline: 4/1/24, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Visual artists experienced in media compatible with large-scale, permanent, civic outdoor public artwork, at least 18 years of age are eligible to apply. Candidates must be United States residents and legally authorized to work in the United States.

Special Notes: The City will only provide a stipend to the finalists, to defray the cost of travel, accommodations, and preparation for the public meetings. The stipend may not exceed $5,000 (five thousand dollars) total per artist or artist team selected as finalists. The stipend is inclusive of reimbursement for travel and accommodations not to exceed $4,000 per artist or artist team as a whole, and $1,000 for preparation for the finalist artist or artist team.

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Something New VII (A Rotating Art Exhibit)

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Summary: The Something New program is a dynamic public art experience as well as an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work. The exhibit places sculptures in five outdoor locations in downtown Winslow on beautiful Bainbridge Island. The five locations are located inside the boundaries of the Bainbridge Creative District. The state of Washington now hosts 13+ Certified Creative Districts, which are defined as a walkable neighborhood designated hub for creative sector jobs, tourist, and cultural activities.

Budget: $2,000 to each of up to 5 selected Artists with the opportunity to be recognized for a $1,000 People’s Choice Award

Deadline: 4/1/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The Something New Program is an opportunity to represent all members of our community through Public Art, and we welcome all regional artists to apply (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, California, and possibly Vancouver, BC.)

We actively encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, and young emerging artists to apply.

Special Notes: It is the Artist’s responsibility to deliver and oversee the installation of their sculpture in July of 2024 and to be present for the removal at the end of the exhibition in June of 2025 (or a to-be-determined date). 

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Raleigh Union Station Bus Facility

Raleigh, North Carolina

Summary: Create Public Artwork thoughtfully integrated into the design of the Raleigh Union Station Bus Facility project.

Budget: $250,000

Deadline: 4/1/24

How to apply: File Sharing/email (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to individuals and teams who live or work in North Carolina. Applicants must be least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States.

Click here to read more about this call for artists and for link to PDF for full RFQ


Exterior Plaza Sculpture/Alamo Colleges/Westside Education & Training Center (WETC)

San Antonio, Texas

Summary: The Alamo Colleges District seeks an established artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install a monumental, vertical exterior sculpture on the circular drive/island (approximate 12’ radius) at the Westside Education and Training Center (WETC). This exterior roundabout area is a central focal point to the entrance of the main building as a drop off/pick up place for students and community members. This is a prime location for a creative and interpretive sculpture relating to the theme of the building and history of this area of San Antonio.

This is phase 1 where the Art Advisory Committee is holding this open RFQ. The AAC will review the submissions and narrow the list to at most three finalists.

Budget: $80,000 – $100,000

Deadline: 4/1/24

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Age 21 or older, professional artist who lives or works in the Texas region

Special Notes: the selected finalists from the Request for Qualifications will move forward to a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, wherein an artist/team will design and present a proposal for review and consideration to the AAC.

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Artadia Awards

New York, New York

Summary: Artadia has active awards programs in the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Awards are granted in participating cities on a rotating basis. Artadia Awards are $15,000 and are unrestricted: The award money can be used however the artist sees fit. This deadline is for the New York City grant opportunity

Budget: $15,000

Deadline: April 1, 2024, 11:59pm Eastern

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc.

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: Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel

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Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence Program

Omaha, Nebraska

Summary: Since 1981, Bemis Center has provided artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work. Residents have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000-square-foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication, plus a sound studio for rehearsing and recording.

Budget: Artists receive access to private live/work studios, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and a $750 travel stipend.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Central on April 1, 2024

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: Bemis residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age showing a strong professional working history.

Special Notes: There is a $40 application fee.

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Heritage Park Public Art Project / Potawatomi Trail of Death

Olathe, Kansas

Summary: The Public Art Program is interested in commissioning an artist or artist team to create a site-specific, permanent sculpture at Heritage Park to commemorate the Trail of Death and celebration the resiliency of the Potawatomi tribe. The Trail of Death, a forced removal journey of the Potawatomi tribe, occurred in 1838. This 660-mile grueling trek passed through the land that is now Heritage Park in Olathe, Kansas. The site of the art will be adjacent to the current historical marker, located in the Heritage Park Marina Parking lot, located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, Kansas 66062.

Lighting should be considered as part of the design. JCPRD will assume the cost of any external lighting elements, within reason.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 4/2/24, 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The public art opportunity is open to professional artists residing within the United States with a tribal affiliation that is recognized. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us at jcprdpublicart@jocogov.org.

Special Notes: The Heritage Park Public Art Project Art Selection Committee (ASC) will review artist qualifications and select up to 3 finalists. Finalists will be paid a stipend to develop a site-specific concept proposal that includes a sculpture or series of sculptures at the designated site.

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Veterans Memorial in Municipal Park

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Summary:

The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking an artist or artist team for the design, fabrication, and
installation of a permanent work(s) of public art within a municipal park (site to be determined).
The artist(s) selected for the commission will conceptualize and identify appropriate aesthetic
treatments to proposed project elements.

The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking an artist or artist team with experience creating site-specific art installations. The City is seeking artistic excellence and innovation in past artwork, especially in similar settings.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 4/3/24

How to apply: PDF file via email (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Visual, craft or design artists (or artist teams), in all media, including landscape architects and interior designers, at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States are eligible to apply.

Special Notes: Artwork will contain scenes from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and all Middle East Wars.
Artwork should reflect scenes of war from a soldier’s viewpoint, memory, and/or reflections (i.e., Soldier’s face in the foreground with smaller images of war in the background)
Monument should contain a quote relating to the piece (i.e. ““Although we have left the war, the war will never leave us”)

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Creative Capital Awards – 25th Anniversary

Summary: For our 25th Anniversary, Creative Capital welcomes innovative and original new project proposals in visual arts, performing arts, film/moving image, technology, literature, multidisciplinary, and socially engaged forms. 

Creative Capital plans to award approximately 50 individual artists across a range of disciplines, demographics, and geographic locations.

Budget: Award amounts range from $15,000 up to $50,000 per project. Creative Capital grants are structured so that the artist(s) may draw down the funds over a multi-year period.

Deadline: April 4, 2024 at 4PM Eastern

How to apply: Creative-Capital.org

Eligibility Requirements: US citizen, permanent legal resident, or O-1 visa holder, at least 25 years old, working artist(s) with at least 5 years of professional artistic practice

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Center Artists in Residence Program Class of 2024-2025

Pompano Beach, Florida

Summary: Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is operated by the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Affairs Department (PBCAD) which is seeking participants for its Artists in Residence Program (AiR).  As part of this program, eight studios at BaCA are available to individual artists- visual, performative, and theatrical- for a nine-month period from October 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.

24-hour access to affordable studio space. Studios range from 96 – 196 square feet in size. A participation fee of $250/month, total of $2,000, will be charged during the residency, although no fee will be charged during the move-in month of September or for the final month in June. ALL participating artists will pay this amount, regardless of the size of the studio they are assigned. After the conclusion of the 9-month residency, the artists in residence will be reimbursed 30% of their paid participation fee ($600), without including any late fees that had been applied. Artists in residence must complete the full 9-month residency in order to receive the reimbursement.

Budget: Artist receives $500 during AoM to spend on materials for AoM exhibit and retail window

Artist has opportunity to teach classes for a 70/30 commission cut

Artist has opportunity to sell artwork in Studio for no commission and out of Studio during AoM, on the Salon Wall, and during the final group exhibition for 70/30 commission cut.

Deadline: 4/4/24, 11:59pm Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all individual artists in the U.S. who are at least 18 years of age and not currently enrolled in an academic program.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $25.00

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Schoolside Park

Fort Collins, Colorado

Summary: The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Art in Public Places Program (APP) is seeking submissions to select an artist/artist team to develop art concepts for a Schoolside Park near Bacon Elementary School. The site is 5.3 acres in size and it is located just north of the elementary school. The artists/teams will work with the project team to develop concepts for art at the site.

Budget: $45,000

Deadline: 4/4/24, 5:00 p.m. Mountain

How to apply: City of Fort Collins website

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists/artist teams who reside within a 250-mile radius of Fort Collins, CO, who are at least 18 years of age, and legally residing in and authorized to work in the United States.

Special Notes: Do not include a proposal, graphic rendering or illustration with this application.

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Denver Zoo

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s) for the Denver Zoo, located in Denver, CO. The goals of the commission are to create artwork for the Denver Zoo’s new “Guest Experience Hub” that celebrates the Zoo as a place of curiosity, gathering, discovery, and inclusivity.

  • The panel is invested in commissioning an artwork that is inclusive, accessible and welcoming to all. The artwork should be accessible to visitors of all abilities, with strong consideration for young children with disabilities.
  • The panel is interested in artwork(s) that have an experiential or sensory element such as kinetic movement, sound, smell, tactile elements, etc.
  • Artists are encouraged to consider Colorado – the plants, topography, history, and Colorado’s uniqueness as a place – when submitting proposals.

Budget: $184,000

Deadline: 4/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists or artist teams residing in the United States.

Special Notes: Eligibility Requirements: Denver Arts & Venues is committed to building a public art collection that represents a broad diversity of artists and encourages applicants from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities, including artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/x, People of Color (BILPOC), people with disabilities, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexual, asexual, Two-Spirit+ (LGBTQIA2S+) communities. Denver Arts & Venues also encourages applicants at various stages in their career and applicants practicing a variety of artistic disciplines.

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Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center Exterior

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork for the exterior of the Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center

  • Artwork should explore the idea of creating a landmark or “icon” for the neighborhood of Green Valley Ranch. The selection panel is interested in commissioning an artwork that has a strong visual impact as seen by pedestrians and car users passing by.
  • Artists are encouraged to consider the diversity and intergenerational nature of the communities that use the Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center.
  • The panel is also interested in inviting artists who have direct relationships with Green Valley Ranch, and/or experience creating artworks that explore themes of intergenerationality, diversity and belonging.

Budget: $118,000

Deadline: 4/5/24 11:59 P.M. MST

How to apply: CaFÉ

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

Special Notes: Three to five artists/artist teams will be selected as finalists. Those selected will receive more specific information regarding the sites and have the opportunity to meet with community members from the selection panel, Denver Public Art staff and Denver Parks and Recreation staff. The finalists will receive an honorarium to prepare a proposal and present it in person or virtually.

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West Cascade Park Sculptural Memorial

Atlanta, Georgia

Summary: The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs invites experienced Metro Atlanta based public artists to submit qualifications for the design, production and installation of a freestanding bronze sculpture with a multigenerational theme.

This artwork will have a minimum of 4 figures (bust, silhouette, or relief style preferred) and 8 cast bronze plaques on a round, polished stone base. Artwork size with custom pedestal, 3.5’ to 4.5’ wide x 5’ to 7’ high.

The selected artwork will be visually interesting on all sides for 360° viewability

Budget: $100,000, The artist will be responsible for all costs including but not limited to pedestal, foundation, lighting, design, materials, labor, transportation, installation, engineering, insurance.

Deadline: 4/5/24, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: The City of Atlanta is seeking qualifications from sculptors with portfolios that demonstrate experience with community led public art of a similar size and scope. Artists must be United States residents and live in Metro Atlanta (Fulton, Dekalb, Douglas, Cobb, Forsyth, Rockdale, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton, Fayette).
All Applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability my apply.

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The Deschutes Public Library Creates New Art Collection

Deschutes County, Oregon

Summary: The renovation and new construction of all the branches is scheduled to conclude spring of 2027. The renovations and new construction throughout the entire library district bring the opportunity for the district to build a new art collection. Art in all six Deschutes Public Library branches will be diverse in both concept and material. Works will be traditional and non-traditional and possess a lasting endurance. The DPL Art Committee seeks works in all media and genres: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, Mixed Media, New media/genres. Suspended from ceilings, mounted on walls, embedded in floors, anchoring a public space, works will exist in both expected and unexpected places within the building and on library grounds.

Budget: Budgets for art per branch range from $30,000 to $900,000 for a total project budget for art of just under $1.5 million for the county wide library system.

Deadline: 4/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: ONLY artists residing in the Western United States may apply: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming with special consideration given to artists from Oregon.

Special Notes: This call is in 2 parts:

First:  Build a roster of qualifying artists from Western states for consideration across all branches.

Second:  Invite artists who have pre-qualified by inclusion in the roster to submit proposals for specific artwork commissions in one or more library branches.

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56th Avenue Corridor

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s), for the 56th Avenue Corridor in Denver, CO.

  • Artwork should be dynamic and explore the concepts of motion and energy.
  • Artwork should be engaging and help amplify the stories of the area. It is imperative that any artistic representation accurately reflect the community’s heritage and narratives, honoring its past and present contributions.
  • Artworks should be captivating for all multi-use trail users, including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
  • Artists should possess excellent group facilitation skills and should be enthusiastic about working with nearby community members.
  • The panel strongly encourages artists who have a connection to the Montbello neighborhood to apply.

Budget: $275,000

Deadline: 4/8/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists residing in the United States. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to building a public art collection that represents a broad diversity of artists and encourages applicants from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities including artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/x, People of Color (BILPOC), people with disabilities, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexual, asexual, Two-Spirit+ (LGBTQIA2S+) communities. Denver Arts & Venues also encourages applicants at various stages in their career and applicants practicing a variety of artistic disciplines.

Special Notes: The selection panel imagines activating spaces along the 3.2-mile stretch of 56th Avenue between Peoria Street and Peña Boulevard (See Figure 2) on the northside. However, it is critical that artwork support motorist safety, road and roadside functions, and corridor design standards.

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2024 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program

Keller, Texas

Summary: The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking five sculptures that are appropriate for public viewing and support the family-friendly atmosphere of the City of Keller. Sculptures remain under the artist’s ownership and are loaned to the exhibit for a two-year period. All sculptures must be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety; no sexual, bloody or violent content shall be accepted. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. Pieces sold while on display may be removed but the artist must replace the sold artwork with a different sculpture, with approval by the Board, within 60 days of removal of the sold piece.

Budget: A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded for each piece for the installation, exhibition and removal of the artwork for a two-year period.

Deadline: 4/8/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements:  Artists must reside in Texas. All works must be original.

Special Notes: Three sculpture submissions per application, 2 applications per artist limit – PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IMAGES OF MORE THAN THREE SCULPTURES PER APPLICATION

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Art in the Yard

Worcester, Massachusetts

Summary: Art in the Yard is presented by Gloria D Hall, Ideator and Co-Founder of Art in the Park, Worcester in conjunction with the Oxford Free Public Librarian Brittany McDougall and the library’s trustees. The exhibit is designed to enhance the library experience, bring public art to the citizens of Oxford, and provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their work.

Sculptures should be large scale and have the ability to be well anchored in a tree, into the ground, on the ground with a 
base platform provided by artist.

Budget: nothing mentioned in the call

Deadline: 4/8/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Sculptors that create medium to large scale sculptures for outdoor installations.

Special Notes: Artists are encouraged to submit work with strong color. However, pieces will not be judged solely on the basis of color. Highly desired a sculptures with light feature(s). The Oxford Free Public librarian and trustees will select the sculptures.

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Artists for Art Bench Project RFQ

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Summary: The City of Asbury Park, New Jersey invites local, national and international artists or artist teams to provide qualifications for the City’sArt Bench Program. The Art Bench Program will see five art benches installed in Sunset Lake Park, the largest park in Asbury Park.  These one-of-a-kind benches are envisioned to add beauty to our community while serving a practical function.  To maximize variety, each artist or artist team will be selected to create only one bench. It is the City’s intention to select up to ten (10) artists or artist teams based on qualifications received for interviews and further consideration and will select up to five (5) artists or artist teams to design, produce and install an art bench.

Budget: The total budget for each bench shall not exceed $23,500.00 and includes Concept Fee, Artist Fee, Design, Materials, Engineering, Fabrication, Transportation, Installation and Taxes.

Deadline: 4/9/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The RFQ is open to all practicing artists or artist teams, at least 18 years of age, who reside in the United States and territories, as well as international artists with legal authorization to work in the United States.

Special Notes: For additional information, please obtain a copy of the RFQ on the City’s website at:  https://www.cityofasburypark.com/Bids

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Art Bench Sculptors Phase VI

The Woodlands, Texas

Summary: All Art Benches to be created and installed shall be of a kind and nature reasonably acceptable to be displayed in a family-oriented, public setting, giving due regard to the colors, structural design, contextual design, and functional design for intended use as outdoor park/civic plaza bench.

Up to three (3) semi-finalists will be chosen for each location in a preliminary selection process. Each ART BENCH semi-finalist will receive a $300 stipend paid on May 6, 2024.

Budget: Each of the ART BENCH finalists will receive $10,000 for bench selected and installed

Deadline: 4/9/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists, including, but not limited to, sculptors, architects, and other builders are eligible to submit up to three applications per location site. There are no geographic limitations. Artists from any state or country are encouraged to respond to this Call to Artists. Artists are encouraged to visit the artwork location but are not required to do so.

Special Notes: Entry Fee (Design): $25.00 (Entry fee is $25 for first design, $5 fee per design for additional designs: up to three designs per location.)

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