April Call for Artists 2

Which of these 6 commission opportunities for sculptors is right for you? Check them out and apply now.

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–but double check as we don’t rearrange them if dates change after we post!)

Weber State University Noorda Engineering Utah Public Art

Ogden, UT

Summary: Request for qualifications from interested artists or artist teams to create site-specific artwork(s) for the new Weber State Noorda Engineering, Applied Science & Technology Building in Ogden, UT

Budget: $410,000

Deadline: 4/10/20

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Resident US citizen or legal resident artists / artist teams are eligible to apply for this project. Utah artists are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Special Notes: The Selection Committee will review all properly submitted qualifications from which a short list of semi-finalists will be selected. Semi-finalists will be asked present a full proposal to the committee on June 18, 2020 to include concept, budget and time-line. 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.)

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

Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum

Springfield, IL

Summary: The Committee is interested in an exterior sculpture or installation that will activate the new entry plaza area being created for the Coliseum restoration project. In addition to artwork the area will provide a sense of arrival to the building and incorporate seating and landscaping.
The themes that the Committee is most interested in exploring are the importance of agriculture to Illinois as well as the Coliseum as a site of joyful gathering.

Budget: $73,000

Deadline: 4/10/2020 4:30 pm (Application before the final deadline is highly encouraged)

How to apply: by mail or email, see link for details.

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 artists/teams and paid a fee of $1,500.00 each to develop and present site specific proposals.

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Iowa Avenue Underpass Public Art Project

Denver, CO

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team for a site-specific artwork at the soon-to-be renovated Iowa Avenue underpass between S. Acoma Street and S. Santa Fe Drive in the Overland Neighborhood. The recommended location for the artwork is along the retaining wall for a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, multi-use path connecting Broadway Boulevard and the adjacent communities to the Overland Park Golf Course and the South Platte River trail system.

The goal of the public art commission is to create a warm, safe and welcoming experience for the users of the pedestrian/bicycle path through imagery and prose.

Budget: $35,000

Deadline: 4/13/20 11:59 P.M. Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist/writer/poet teams residing in the State of Colorado

Special Notes: The selection committee highly recommends for the artist or artist team to collaborate with a writer for original content which may also include poetry.

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Chop House Atrium Project

Toledo, OH

Summary: The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, ProMedica Health Systems and the Chop House Restaurant has convened a Design Review Board to commission a large, hanging, glass, dichroic glass, or acrylic installation to be installed in a 4-story atrium above The Chop House restaurant in the headquarters for ProMedica. We seek contemporary work that is airy, bright, whimsical and is visually interesting from every level of the atrium. The work may take advantage of subtle airflow through the atrium and could incorporate kinetic elements.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 4/13/20

How to apply: On their website: https://theartscommission.org/stories/request-for-qualifications-1

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists residing in the United States, age 18 and over

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UF ASB 394 PK Yonge

Gainesville, FL

Summary: Our new middle and high school facility is located next to Tumblin Creek that wanders through the middle of the school campus and is nestled under large, old oak trees. 

The designated public art space, at the entrance of the school, will serve as the morning/afternoon student gathering and convening space – a sense of family, friends, and caring for our diverse student population permeates the morning/afternoon gathering of our students.  Caring for the environment and humanity inform our shared values.

Budget: $65,000

Deadline: 4/14/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist has met at least two (2) of the following:

  • the artist has completed public commissions similar in budget
  • the artist’s works are in major public, private, corporate, or museum collections
  • the artist has received awards, grants, or fellowships;
  • the artist has had a one-person exhibition in a museum within the past five years

Special Notes: up to 3 finalists (artist or artist team) will receive $1,000 to visit the site, and, create and present a site specific proposal.

Functionality could be addressed through the art such as benches, much needed shade, rain cover, charging stations, solar panels, etc. All appropriate media and designs for outdoor spaces will be considered.

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Recycled Street Sign Sculpture RFQ

Georgetown, TX

Summary: The Arts and Culture Board for the City of Georgetown, TX is accepting qualifications from artists for the commission of a recycled street sign sculpture in the Texas Cultural District encompassing downtown Georgetown. The Board is seeking artists with demonstrated experience in repurposing used materials – including de-commissioned street signs and traffic signs– into sculptural works of art.

Budget: $6,000

Deadline: 4/15/20

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18.

Special Notes: The artists selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board to present a design proposal will be notified by April 24th, 2020. 

Installation will take place by September 15, 2020.

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