Call for Artists Times Lucky 7

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Budgets for these 7 call for artists range from $10,000 to $281,000. There is a variety of opportunities for sculptors in this post, including artists who have never received a commission before. May this be your lucky day!

There is still one 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.)

Texas Tech University – Womble Basketball Center

Lubbock, Texas

Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific murals to be placed on the exterior of the new Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center, located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, TX. Construction of the facility will be completed by August 2020.

Budget: $281,000

Deadline: 3/20/19, 3pm Central time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional artists

Special Notes: This is a commission for an original sculpture see full RFQ online at http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp/17-04_ART-RFQ.

Public art near this location include “Bulls” by Peter Woytuk and “Texas Rising” by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock (see photos in additional resources).

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


North Avenue Median Sculpture Project- Phase I (RFQ)

Baltimore, Maryland

Summary: The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, Charles North Community Association and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, offer artists and designers a unique opportunity to design and exhibit new outdoor sculpture along the medians of Baltimore’s North Avenue, between Maryland and St. Paul streets. Artist’s and Artist teams are invited to submit their qualifications and interest to this unique opportunity.

Budget: $20,000

Deadline: 3/21/2019 11:59pm EasternTime

How to apply: online via Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to any artist or artist team, over the age of 18, legally living or working within the United States.

Special Notes: Three finalists will receive $400 stipends to develop full proposals. One to two artists will receive the final commission. A final budget of $20,000 will be made available to the selected artist

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TEMPO 2019–Deadline Extended

Austin, Texas

Summary: The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks proposals from professional visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term or time-based exterior artworks in City-owned sites within Austin Public Library Department property.

For the third year, the TEMPO 2019 program will culminate in a temporary public art festival, which will be a registered group exhibition during East Austin Studio Tour in November. The ‘TEMPO Convergence’ festival is will be located in Edward Rendon Sr. Park, located along Ladybird Lake just east of I-35.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: 3/21/2019 5:00 PM Central Time

How to Apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Professional visual artists at least 18 years of age living and working in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply.

Special Notes: Artists who have not received a public art commission before are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.

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


Call for Design Concepts: Interior Sculptural Lighting for Druid Hill Park’s Reptile House

Baltimore, Maryland

Summary: The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts  in partnership with Baltimore City Recreation & Parks offer artists and designers a unique opportunity to submit sculptural lighting design concepts to fit within the vaulted room of the renovated Reptile House in Druid Hill Park. 

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 03/21/2019 11:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: via Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to any artist or artist team, over the age of 18, legally living or working within the United States.

Special Notes: The link below is for a pdf with images for your reference

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Exterior Sculpture for Cahill Community Recreation Center (RFQ)

Baltimore, Maryland

Summary: The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with Baltimore City Recreation & Parks is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a public art opportunity for Baltimore’s new Cahill Community Recreation Center in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park.

Budget: $130,000

Deadline: 3/21/19

How to apply: online via Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to any artist or artist team, over the age of 18, legally living or working within the United States.

Special Notes: For this opportunity, Artists or teams with a demonstrated record of creating dynamic and playful outdoor sculpture from reclaimed timber and lumber, while responding to community input are encouraged to apply

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Peru State College | Performing Arts Center

Omaha, Nebraska

Summary: Originally constructed in 1921, the Peru State College theatre houses a large auditorium with a balcony. The renovation, soon to open its doors as the Performing Arts Center, includes a new main floor and second floor lobby, workshops and dressing rooms, acoustic and technological updates, and new exterior spaces as a welcoming entrance to the campus and for outdoor events.

Budget: $20,700

Deadline: 3/22/19

How to apply: online via SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) competition is open to professional artists or teams above age 18 from Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas.

Special Notes: Three finalists will present proposals in Peru, NE and receive travel stipends. Proposals should include a concept, design, project calendar and budget.

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Interactive Art Call for Artists

Ketchum, Idaho

Summary: The City of Ketchum, Idaho, invites professional artists, architects or designers to apply for a new, long-term interactive sculpture for a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The original artwork selected will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in late fall 2019 and become a permanent part of the city’s art collection.

Budget: $29,000

Deadline: 3/25/2019

How to apply: by email. Details are included in the link below.

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all artists, including architects and designers. All are encouraged to notify with intent to participate as soon as possible via email to Lisa Enourato at lenourato@ketchumidaho.org.

Special Notes: The sculpture must be interactive in nature, allowing viewers of varying ages to interact with the piece in some way.

Examples of interactivity include kinetic elements that allow viewers to alter the sculpture or set it into motion (e.g. levers, wheels, sliding panels); optical devices; elements that allow viewers to create sound; motion activated elements.

The interactive sculpture should reflect the theme of the history or character of Ketchum.

The interactive sculpture will be installed on an existing concrete pad measuring: 5’ x 6’ x 18”.

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