Call for Artists: April 2024 part 2

WOW! 35 call for artists with deadlines April 10-30 are included in this post. Check out these opportunities for sculptors today, they include commissions, residencies, art on loan programs…and more!

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines April 1-10 at our previous call for artists.


Funded Artist Residency

Silver City, New Mexico

Summary: Western New Mexico University (WNMU) is pleased to announce a call for applications for an Artist in Residence for the upcoming academic year (2024-2025).

This funded residency will run concurrent to the academic year, beginning 8/15/24 and concluding 5/15/25. We seek a dynamic and innovative artist to join us on our beautiful Silver City, NM, campus. This residency offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an academic and local community steeped in the arts and surrounded by the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forrest wilderness. This unique residency offers a stimulating environment for artists to create and collaborate with WNMU faculty, students, and engage with the greater Silver City community.

Budget: The AiR will be provided with:

-A $20,000 stipend will cover living expenses and materials during residency.

-A dedicated studio space on the WNMU campus. Additionally, residents can work with individual faculty to use the studios and equipment on campus. Studios include ceramics, design, painting, photography, and sculpture.

-The opportunity for a solo exhibition and artist talk at the McCray Gallery on campus .

Deadline: 4/10/24, 11:59pm MT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants are required to be citizens of the United States.  

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $20.00

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


Green Bay | Rotating Art Sculpture Program 2024 – 2025 Season

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Summary: The Rotating Art Program was created to beautify our community, promote our cultural identity, and encourage artistic engagement. The Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC) invites artists to submit existing or planned sculptures for the Rotating Art Program. Six concrete pads have been installed throughout the city to serve as platforms for the art to be on display for one year. Six artists will be selected to participate

Budget: $1,500

Deadline: 4/12/24, 5:00 PM

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, collect your submission materials and submit them through the online form located on the City’s website. (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all individuals and groups regardless of experience or background.

Special Notes: The six sculpture footings are located throughout the city of Green Bay, WI. A map of the six sculpture sites can be found at the bottom of the following webpage: https://greenbaywi.gov/rap

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Public Art for the Outdoor Stage and Great Lawn Project – Design Phase at BlackRock Center

Germantown, Maryland

Summary: As part of its Outdoor Stage and Great Lawn Renovation Project (“the Project”) BlackRock Center for the Arts (“BlackRock”) is seeking the design services of an artist or artist team (“Artist”) to design artistic elements for its outdoor spaces with a goal to provide a visible, recognizable, welcoming entrance area to BlackRock

Budget: The budget for Concept Design and Design Development is $7,250, inclusive of all costs associated with the final Designs (participation at Team meetings, participating at community meetings, travel, model, printing costs).

Deadline: Applications must be emailed by 6:00 PM on April 12, 2024

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: All professional Artists/Teams that are Maryland residents are welcome to apply.

Special Notes: Proposed artwork should complement the overall Design as well as anticipated uses of the area. Artistic elements may be included as either part of the hard scaping elements, part of the Outdoor Stage, lawn element(s), and/or as stand-alone focal features. Lighting should also be considered and incorporated in the design for visibility during evening hours.

Click here to read more about this call on PublicArtist.org, including application instructions


National Sculpture Society Sacred Spirit — EXHIBITION

New York, NY

Summary: The theme of this show is sculpture that portrays the deeper soulful inner self of all beings. The exhibition will include a wide range of expression celebrating man and nature’s unique ability to communicate. Spiritual or Religious, Deities or Muses; sculpture that deals with a belief system or tries to make sense of the metaphysical world. Realistic work inspired by nature is preferred.

Works in the round must not exceed 100 pounds and the crate must not exceed the dimensions of 90 inches x 35 inches (size of the gallery doorway). Wall works must not exceed 20 pounds.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 4/12/24

How to apply: https://nationalsculpture.org/entry-thingy   and search for “Sacred Spirit”

Eligibility Requirements: The exhibition is open all sculptors.

Special Notes: Free for NSS Members in good standing. $50 entry fee for non-NSS members.

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Delong Park Public Art Installation

Golden, Colorado

Summary: The project location is a smaller scale neighborhood park in Central Golden generally located on the southerly side of 23rd Street east of East Street. The parkland was acquired from long standing local family estate in response to City plans that identified the established low density residential area as one of a couple underserved areas of Golden.

The artwork should be a welcoming enhancement to the visual appearance of the site and should appeal to a broad range of people and be uplifting and stimulating to the spirit, intellect and physical senses.

Budget: The project budget range is $75,000 including concept design, fabrication and artist fee, travel, installation, and all other project related expenses.

Deadline: 4/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all artists and artist teams 18 years and older. Experience creating public art is preferred. The selection panel will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or physical challenges.

Special Notes: Submit at least three images or drawings of the proposed artwork with all pertinent information including artist name, medium, and artwork title.

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New Loveland Mine Park Public Art Installation

Golden, Colorado

Summary: Seeking to commission sculpture to add to Golden’s public art collection

Budget: The project budget range is $75,000 including concept design, fabrication and artist fee, travel, installation, and all other project related expenses.

Deadline: 4/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: insThe call is open to all artists and artist teams 18 years and older. Experience creating public art is preferred. The selection panel will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or physical challenges.ert

Special Notes: Submit at least three images or drawings of the proposed artwork with all pertinent information including artist name, medium, and artwork title.

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Clear Creek Trail Welcome Public Art Installation

Golden, Colorado

Summary: Seeking to commission sculpture to add to Golden’s public art collection

Budget: The project budget range is $20,000 including concept design, fabrication and artist fee, travel, installation, and all other project related expenses.

Deadline: 4/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call for entry is open to all artists and artist teams 18 years and older. Experience creating public art is preferred. The selection panel will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or physical challenges.

Special Notes: Submit at least three images or drawings of the proposed artwork

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2024 Stuart Artist-in-Residence

Brookings, South Dakota

Summary: Applications for 4-week artist-in-residence are now being accepted from visual artists working in any discipline, including interdisciplinary approaches. The committee encourages artists to create and develop artwork independently in the Ritz Gallery. Artists should be willing to discuss their project conceptualization and visual progression with School of Design students, faculty, and the community during open studio hours and public events. It is not intended that the selected artist teach or provide workshops.

Budget: Honorarium: $2500; Materials Stipend: $200; During the residency the artist will be provided 24/7 access to our Ritz Gallery, a 1,200 sq. ft. lockable studio space that normally functions as a teaching gallery. The resident studio is located on campus within an academic environment. The resident artist will be provided with a private, furnished, and equipped apartment within walking distance from the studio.

Deadline: 4/14/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Given South Dakota State University’s commitment to “extend the reach and depth of the University by developing strategic programs and collaborations”, the residency selection committee especially encourages applications from artists who are currently residing and working outside and beyond the South Dakota region.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $18.00

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Bayview Campus Sculpture Series

Bayview, Wisconsin

Summary: Bayview Foundation and the Bayview Public Art Selection Committee invite artists and artist teams to submit public art qualifications for the design and installation of a series of sculptures (8-10). The series of sculptures will be designed as a seek-and-find experience, starting with a larger sculpture to be located within Bayview’s new playground structure. This initial sculpture – that doubles as a play/climbing piece – will lead participants throughout Bayview’s campus where they will find 8-10 smaller sculptures at various locations.

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 4/15/24, 4 pm

How to apply: email one pdf (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Bayview seeks to support and fund artists working in all career stages and a range of public art practices with an emphasis on supporting and amplifying the artistic work of BIPOC, Native artists, and artists of historically marginalized backgrounds.

Special Notes: The series aims to foster interaction and create a sense of wonder while providing education about the native landscape.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including instructions on how to apply


Four Corners Arts Center 2024 Sculpture Park

Tiverton Four Corners

Summary: Submissions for the 2024 Sculpture Park Season is now open.

Utilizing a picturesque two acre setting behind The Meeting House, the Four Corners Arts Center has
created a variety of outdoor exhibits beginning in 1993 and following each summer season since 1998.

We would like to invite artists working in outdoor mediums to submit images for
consideration.

Budget: There is a stipend of $1000.00 to be split amongst the participating artist(s)

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: A maximum of five artworks may be submitted per artist with a $25 processing
fee

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply (PDF download)


Central Plaza – Signature Sculpture

Marion, Iowa

Summary: In 2022, Marion was awarded a Destination Iowa Outdoor Recreation grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for our Central Plaza and Regional Trail Connection project. RDG Planning and Design was hired in 2021 to progress the Central Plaza from concept to schematic design and into construction documents. As part of the Central Plaza, a signature sculpture piece location was identified to be in the northeast corner, near 7th Avenue and the newly constructed oversized pedestrian crosswalk leading to the North Plaza.

Artists are encouraged to create a signature sculpture that creates a sense of place while considering ideas of nature/growth or people, is interactive or playful in character, or is connected to its surrounding environment. the enhancement of lighting is encouraged but should not flash or scroll to create a distraction to vehicular traffic or emulate traffic control devices or EMS. We would allow for the sculpture to cantilever out beyond the identified perimeter, but a minimum height of 8’ from grade will be required for any part that extends beyond the 12’ diameter area.

Budget: $60,000 for the artist commission, materials (and footings if required), labor, and engineered structural plans for the designed art piece. A small stipend will be provided to those artists selected to provide a proposal.

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: To be considered, the submitting artist or artistic team must be at least 18 years of age and have previous experience creating sculpture pieces meant for outdoor installations.

Special Notes: A landscaping plan is not required to accompany the proposed sculpture but will not be refused if it is integral to the art component. Artwork is allowed to be interactive or illuminated, internally or externally, so long as it is not deemed to be an unreasonable distraction to vehicular traffic or include flashing lights. To ensure the stability and longevity of the sculpture, footings may be required; engineer signed plans will be the responsibility of the artist.

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Installation Artworks in ARTSPARK

Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary: The Indy Art Center is excited to announce a call for installation artwork proposals! This outdoor exhibition is seeking site specific, temporary installations to be located on the grounds of the IAC’s 9.5 acre ARTSPARK. This exhibition will be on view through a particularly high trafficked season in ARTSPARK. The exhibition runs May 13th-June 13th spanning the Art Center’s annual Broad Ripple Art Fair (May 17-19), the beginning of IAC youth summer camps, regular education programming, and special event rentals including wedding receptions.

Proposed projects are encouraged to utilize recycled materials, previously installed outdoor-works, and ephemeral installations.

Budget: One project will be selected and the invited artist or artist team will be awarded a $1500 stipend to create/install their work.

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This exhibition is open to all individual Artists or Artist Teams over the age of 18 residing in Central Indiana. This exhibition is geared towards currently enrolled art school students or emerging artists. Selected artists MUST be available to install their work during the installation period of April 25 – May 12, 2024.

Special Notes: All accepted work must remain on display through the end of the exhibition on June 14th, 2024

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2024-2025 Downtown Liberty, Missouri Rotating Sculpture Program

Liberty, Missouri

Summary: Twelve sculptures will be selected and on display September 2024 – September 2025 in Downtown Liberty, MO. All work entered must be freestanding and resilient to variant temperatures and outdoor elements as it will be displayed outdoors for long-term public display.

Budget: $2,000 honorarium, $20,000 for purchase piece.

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The Liberty Public Art Sculpture Program is open to all artists regardless of location and who are at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: ·Artists may sell the exhibiting artwork during the scheduled time period. However, exhibiting artwork may not be removed until the exhibition has concluded in September 2025. The City of Liberty shall have first right of refusal.

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2024 City of Lone Tree Interactive Art Installation

Lone Tree, Colorado

Summary: The City of Lone Tree Arts Commission is seeking proposals from Colorado artists for an outdoor, temporary, three-dimensional art installation to be displayed for no less than 60 days at a pre-selected site near the Lone Tree Arts Center.

Artwork should be suitable for outdoor public display, weather resistant, pedestrian safe and appropriate for all ages. There should be an interactive component that engages and unites people across all ages, genders, and cultures through a shared experience.  Daytime presence/activation is required, nighttime is encouraged.

Artists are encouraged to stretch the boundaries of what art means by engaging multiple senses, utilizing kinetic motion, and the use of sustainable materials.  This installation should be eye catching and be able to withstand the roughest engagement by children and the weather.  

Budget: $9,500

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is limited to professional Colorado artists who are at least 18 years of age or older.

Special Notes: The Arts Commission will narrow the field down to a group of finalists who will be invited to pitch their concept design in person or virtually. Proposals will be reviewed and scored based on the technical feasibility of the project, its ability to meet the guidelines laid out in the call details, and whether it furthers the mission and goals of the City of Lone Tree. Each finalist will receive a $100 honorarium for pitching their proposal.

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Donor Wall Public Art Installation

Town Branch Park, Kentucky

Summary: LexArts Inc. in association with Town Branch Park seeks artists to create a public art installation in Town Branch Park on an exterior wall or free standing structure adjacent to the performing arts facility.

This artwork will serve as recognition of donors and other contributors to the project and will have names and potentially acknowledgments in the piece in a variety of ways representing different levels and types of contributions. We will consider a variety of materials the artists might suggest including glass, wood, stone etc. Our goal is to commission proposals by three experienced public artists for the site with the expectation of realizing one of the proposals in spring 2025.

Budget: The project budget is $100,000. The budget is all inclusive to complete the artwork including artists fee, travel, research, execution, insurance, taxes, site preparation equipment rental and materials.

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Any Artists 18 years or older residing in Kentucky or contiguous states may apply.

Special Notes: The artwork will cover a wall that is approximately 20’ high x 40’ long. The total area available to be activated is approximately 800 square feet. Concept development will be addressed with finalists during the proposal stage.

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Jordan Art Walk, Exploring Nature Through Art

East Jordan, Michigan

Summary: Sculptures are in place for three years and if the artist chooses to offer their sculpture for sale, a 20% commission is paid to the committee. If sold, the work will remain in place until the end of the three year period or be replaced by the artist with another sculpture approved by the committee.

Budget: $600 stipend to accepted artists

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Any professional or student artist 18 years or older.

Special Notes: Concrete pads will be provided to fit the works of art by the art walk committee.

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Rhode Island College Craig-Lee Building

Providence, Rhode Island

Summary: The selection panel met in February 2024 and determined that the building presents excellent opportunities for artwork to be incorporated. Artwork might be commissioned for the interior or exterior.

Potential locations for artwork identified by the panel are:

  • Within the first floor “commuter lounge” (interior artwork).
  • In the gardens and/or plaza immediately adjacent to the west side of the building (but not to extend into the “quad”).
  • In the gardens and plaza areas adjacent to the south entrance and rain garden, or
  • On the south-facing exterior wall.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Call is open to all artists regionally from the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and Maine. Those currently enrolled in undergraduate-level programs are not eligible to apply. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, gender nonconforming persons, LGBTQIA+ community members and people with differing physical abilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Artists will be asked to define how they anticipate making their creative process visible to the student body and alumni. Note, however, that a collaborative design process is not desired.

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Landmark Bank- Sculpture RFQ

Manhattan, Kansas

Summary: Manhattan Arts Center in partnership with Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant sculpture piece for the front corner of Landmark Bank – Poyntz Avenue location.

The artwork should reflect a sense of joy and happiness, welcoming visitors to the bank and to Downtown Manhattan. The artwork should also incorporate themes of growth and stability, emphasizing the strength of both Landmark Bank and the Manhattan community. It should be a source of pride and beauty for the community. This could be a unique, modern approach that is eye-catching and a point of interest and beauty for community members and visitors to Manhattan, KS. Themes of life and growth could be reflected in this piece.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar projects. Priority will be given to local/regional artists in Manhattan, and throughout Kansas – including the Midwest.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $20.00

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2024 Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources Artist in Residence Program

Wyoming

Summary: This program joins visual artists with the wonder and unexpected opportunities in Wyoming State Parks. This is a 10 day road trip residency in August 2024 where artists will have a choice of itinerary that includes visiting a minimum of 4 state parks where you can be inspired by the beauty of the state. Camping is required, no gear will be provided although cabins, yurts and dorm housing will be offered. This is a joint program through Wyoming State Parks and the Wyoming Arts Council.

Budget: Camping and Day Use fees are waived for the 10 days an artist will be in State Parks. Stipend is $3500.00. Half is payable prior to the trip and half is payable upon completion of the 10 day trip.

Deadline: 4/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be a year-round resident of Wyoming and at least 18 years of age. The Wyoming State Parks Artist in Residence program is open to visual artists. Both established and emerging artists of promise are welcome to apply. You must be willing to travel and camp in our wonderful Wyoming State Parks.

Special Notes: Must be able to travel to a minimum of 4 state parks over the course of 10 days in August, 2024

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Elk Grove Library Public Art Project

Elk Grove, California

Summary: The City of Elk Grove invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit statement of qualifications for the Library Public Art Project in the City of Elk Grove. The artwork opportunity is for a pedestrian-scale sculpture or sculpture installation integrated into a plaza at the front of the building.

This is an RFQ, proposals are note requested at this time.

Budget: The total budget of $140,000 includes all costs to design, fabricate, and install the artwork

Deadline: 4/18/24, 4:00 pm

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: The selected artist/artist team must live in the United States, be 18 years of age or older, and be available to begin work immediately and complete the project by September 2025.

Special Notes: The artwork opportunity is for a sculpture, multiple sculptures, or sculptural installation.

Download RFQ PDF here to read more about this call for artists or to apply


Alameda Wellness Campus: Two Community Art Projects

Alameda, California

Summary: APC is pleased to announce an opportunity for an artist or artist team to create one or two community artwork opportunities for the Medical Respite Center, a key element of the Alameda Wellness Campus.

APC and LifeLong seek to commission a visual artist(s) or artist team(s) to create artwork to bring
beauty and vitality to the two-story, 30,000 SF Medical Respite Center. The Medical Respite Center
will be the first purposely designed building with a recuperative care program and on-site health clinic
in California.

This RFQ identifies two art opportunities which can be two-dimensional, sculptural, or suspended artwork. A suspended piece in the atrium is feasible in collaboration with the structural engineer.

Budget: The maximum budget for Art Opportunity One is $30,000. The maximum budget for Art Opportunity Two is $50,000.

Deadline: 4/19/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: We invite Bay Area artists and teams to submit their qualifications for this Open Call. All artists must live, be employed or have an artists studio in the ten counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. BIPOC artists and artists who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply. All artists must have the right to work in the United States and be available to contract immediately upon selection.

Special Notes: This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) intent is to create an accessible submission process for artists to provide background information, sample work, and a statement of interest to be considered for either or both of the art opportunities. 

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2024 – 2025 City of Westminster Sculpture on Loan Program

Westminster, Colorado

Summary: In its eighth year, the City of Westminster’s Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for the community to learn about and enjoy art displayed in both the Vicky Bunsen Sculpture Garden Park, an outdoor art venue in Historic Westminster and in the City’s newly developed downtown area. The Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for artists to prominently display their artwork in unique areas of the City for the public to enjoy.

Sculptures should be garden size or larger with a minimum of 3 feet in one dimension.

All Artworks must be available for purchase. Sales will be encouraged to further the efforts of the artists and to stimulate acquisition of original art by patrons and the public. The City of Westminster will collect a 10% commission on all sales.

Budget: The artists selected will receive a honorarium of $750 after acceptance and installation of the Artwork.

Deadline: 4/19/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental ability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Work must be original art. The jury reserves the right to disqualify any work which they consider to be in poor taste or inappropriate.

Special Notes: The selected Artwork shall be on display for the duration of the 2024-2025 Sculpture on Loan Program period which is late May/early June 2024 through late May/early June 2025. If the Artwork is removed (through sale or other reasons), a sculpture of equal or greater value, created by the Artist and approved by Cultural Affairs staff, shall be installed within 7 days of the original sculpture being removed.

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Southern Utah University Music Center – Utah Public Art

Cedar City, Utah

Summary: Southern Utah University (SUU), 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 new SUU Music Center

Budget: $130,000

Deadline: 4/19/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists/artist teams residing in or with connections to the state of Utah.

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Fire Station 9

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Summary: The City of Las Cruces Public Art program (LCPA) seeks an artist or artist team to create a site-specific outdoor art piece to promote the forthcoming Fire Station #9. LCPA wishes to commission an art piece that is evocative of the history and ethos of the local firefighting community, adds identity to the fire station and neighborhood, serves as a focal point of the fire station, and is visible from several vantage points. It may be inspired by an original Las Cruces 1915 pumper that will be displayed in the fire station lobby. The art piece will be prominently installed in front of the new Fire Station facility

Up to three semi-finalists will be invited to submit a formal proposal for the project. Artists will have 60 days from notification to prepare their proposals for an in-person presentation to the selection committee in a public forum. Semi-finalists will receive a $750.00 honorarium for their proposal

Budget: $100,000.00

Deadline: 4/20/24

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 working in any media are eligible to apply. 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: The area proposed for public art at the site is approximately 15 sq. ft. Refer to attached site map for specific location. If more than one piece, size may be maximum of 3000 square ft. The terrain is flat. Artists may visit the site to better understand its layout and context.

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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. The Keller Public Arts Board aims to install sculptures that are diverse in style and media.

Budget: A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded for each piece

Deadline: 4/22/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements:  Artists must reside in Texas.

Special Notes: Only fully completed sculptures are eligible for submission. Sketches and drawn renderings will not be accepted.

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Canal Convergence 2024: Request for Temporary Public Art

Scottsdale, Arizona

Summary: Canal Convergence seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in and around the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront in Scottsdale, Arizona. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from Nov. 8–17, 2024. Some projects may be selected to remain installed for an additional 1–2 months after the Canal Convergence event dates. This year’s central theme is “Reflections.”

Budget: $35,000 (We will accept budgets between $5,000 and $35,000 (USD), with a limited number of larger budgets (up to $50,000 USD) being awarded to new commissions and/or major works of a larger physical scale.)

Deadline: 4/24/24

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: All local, regional, and international artists— including architects, designers, and multimedia specialists—are invited to submit proposals for outdoor installations that take into consideration the 2024 central theme, Reflections, and our perennial themes of water + art + light, interactivity, and sustainability.

Special Notes: This call is Phase I of II. Phase I asks artists to focus primarily on the proposal concept, images, rendering, and estimated total budget. Once Phase I closes on April 24, 2024, up to 30 proposals will be selected for Phase II via Scottsdale Public Art staff review.

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Steel District Monumental Sculpture – Public Art

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Summary: The Steel District in partnership with The Washington Pavilion located in Sioux Falls, SD requests qualifications from experienced and innovative artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific, monumental sculpture that seamlessly integrates technology. This unique public art installation will enhance the landscaping in a vehicle roundabout, serving as a dynamic focal point for both residents and visitors in a brand new development in Sioux Falls, SD.

Budget: $400,000.00

Deadline: 4/24/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: National and International professional artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific, monumental sculpture that seamlessly integrates technology.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $25.00

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City Hall Southwest Lawn

Kansas City, Missouri

Summary: The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission a U.S.-based professional visual artist or artist team to design art for the southwest corner lawn of City Hall grounds.

Budget: $140,000

Deadline: 4/26/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility is limited to professional visual artist teams or artists at least 18 years of age based in the United States. Preference will be given for artists based in the Kansas City Combined Statistical Area (CSA). The Kansas City CSA includes the Missouri counties of Andrew, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray and the Kansas counties of Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Wyandotte.

Special Notes: Three semifinalist artists will be asked to propose designs. All semifinalist proposals must be designed to be installed on the southwest corner lawn of City Hall grounds. The southwest corner lawn measures approximately 90’ x 30’. All art must fit within these dimensions.

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Clover Meadows Neighborhood Park

Longmont, Colorado

Summary: The Clover Meadows Neighborhood Park is expected to include a nature-themed playground area, bike track/pump track, a picnic shelter, xeric garden area and orchard with fruit bearing trees, and several other amenities. A highly successful artwork project will be seamlessly incorporated into the park design. The selected artist will work directly with the Art in Public Places staff and the Parks team.

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: The budget for the artwork is up to and not to exceed $60,000.

Deadline: 4/28/24

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: Interactive artwork concepts will be considered; though all proposed concepts should be mindful of safety considerations such as fall zone, entrapment, climbing footholds etc. The scale of the art should be appropriate to the scale of the site and budget.  

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Buffalo Bills New Highmark Stadium Bison Sculptures

Orchard Park, New York

Summary: The Buffalo Bills Art Program seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to create public artwork(s) to be placed in New Highmark Stadium. This artwork will be thematic, public-facing, and part of the permanent collection at the Stadium.

An exterior, public, large-scale, custom commissioned permanent sculpture featuring a herd of American Bison. Location within the public “family circle” area of New Highmark Stadium grounds.

Budget: $5,000,000

Deadline: 4/29/24, 11:59 p.m. MT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional visual artists, or artist teams, must be at least 18 years of age and living in the United States. Demonstrated experience creating large scale public art and working with diverse community stakeholders is desired

Special Notes: The public art at New Highmark Stadium should reflect the city’s diverse demographics, team and fan engagement, and be welcoming to travelers of all backgrounds to experience artwork in an inclusive environment.

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Ray Charles Easley Memorial Sculpture RFQ

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: DCASE, Alderman Christopher Taliaferro, and the 29th Ward seek to honor Ray Charles Easley for his significant contributions to the Chicago Westside community. As a long-time community activist with the Westside Branch of the NAACP, Mr. Easley held the position of Chair of the labor and industry committee.

The site for this sculpture will be near the east entrance of Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60644 next to Central Avenue. The park has been a place of community activism, where residents have gathered for protests, rallies, and social justice movements. It has provided a platform for the local residents to voice their concerns and advocate for change.

Successful public art proposals will approach the artwork’s subject with a deep understanding of Ray Charles Easley’s personal story and his leadership role in impacting the Westside of Chicago. Successful proposals will address its site with a bold and creative vision that is sensitive to the historic setting. Designs will be informed by a robust community engagement process involving the artist and interacting with project area neighborhood residents, Ray Charles Easley’s family, historians and organizers. Designs should include elements of an appropriate size, scale, likeness and orientation to engage viewing from multiple potential vantage points.

Budget: Finalists will be paid a $1,000 honorarium to develop proposals. The artwork commission will be $150,000

Deadline: 4/29/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open nationally to all professional artists and artist teams, though the project advisory panel may have a preference for locally-based artists and artist teams.

Special Notes: The committee will select 3-4 finalists, who will be commissioned to develop public art proposals.

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49th Ward Public Art RFQ – 7442 N Ashland

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The 49th Ward 7442 N. Ashland Ave, Public Art Menu Project invites professional artists, artist teams, and arts organizations living in Chicago with a demonstrated history of completing permanent, large-scale, public art projects to submit their qualifications to develop an outdoor mural that will activate and enhance the eastern facing wall at Dubkin Park.

Successful public art proposals will approach the site with a bold and creative vision that emphasizes the significant people and attributes from around the community. Designs will make passers-by aware of the rich cultural, social, and practical resources in and around Dubkin Park. They will amplify the richness and vibrancy of the past, present, and future of the Rogers Park neighborhood and the greater Northside of Chicago.

 Proposals will consider the park’s surrounding area and provide a welcoming face to the community.   Designs will include elements of an appropriate size, scale, and orientation to engage viewing from multiple potential vantage points, including pedestrian and vehicular traffic.    

Budget: Finalists will be paid a $1,000 honorarium to develop proposals. The artwork commission will be $60,000

Deadline: 4/29/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open nationally to all professional artists and artist teams, though the project advisory panel may prefer locally-based artists and artist teams.

Special Notes: Applicants will be shortlisted based on a competitive review

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49th Ward Public Art RFQ – 1532 W. Jarvis Ave

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The 49th Ward 1532 W. Jarvis Ave Public Art Menu Project invites professional artists, artist teams, and arts organizations living in Chicago with a demonstrated history of completing permanent, large-scale, public art projects to submit their qualifications to develop an outdoor mural that will activate and enhance the eastern facade of the Jarvis Redline Station.

Successful public art proposals will approach the site with a bold and creative vision that emphasizes the significant people and attributes from around the community. Designs will make passers-by aware of the rich cultural, social, and practical resources in and around Jarvis Red Line Station. They will amplify the richness and vibrancy of the past, present, and future of the Rogers Park neighborhood and the greater Northside of Chicago.   

Proposals will consider the surrounding area of the Jarvis CTA station and provide a welcoming face to the community.   Designs will include elements of an appropriate size, scale, and orientation to engage viewing from multiple potential vantage points, including pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Budget: Finalists will be paid a $1,000 honorarium to develop proposals. The artwork commission will be $60,000

Deadline: 4/29/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open nationally to all professional artists and artist teams, though the project advisory panel may prefer locally-based artists and artist teams.

Special Notes: Following the RFQ application deadline, DCASE will convene a selection panel of community representatives, arts professionals, and 49th Ward staff to review the applications. The committee will select 3-4 finalists, who will be commissioned to develop public art proposals. Finalists will present their design proposals to the selection committee, and a final artist or artist team will be selected.

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Morean Center for Clay 2024-2025 Artist in Residence

St. Petersburg Florida

Summary: The Morean Center for Clay (MCC) is located in the Historic Train Station, positioned within the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg Florida. Under the larger umbrella of the Morean Arts Center (501)(c)(3), MCC offers a variety of educational courses in ceramics ranging from introductory to advanced approaches and techniques. MCC also offers studio rentals, and hosts exhibitions and workshops. One of MCC’s strongest programs is our nationally recognized Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program.

The residency is a work exchange program. Each resident agrees to work a total of 8 hours a week in exchange for their studio (450 cubic ft), 24-hour studio access, and free firings (Electric and Gas). Residents also get discounts on clay purchases and classes. Weekly hours can include, but are not limited to these tasks: assisting in workshops, sweeping/mopping, loading/firing kilns, mixing glazes, splitting/stacking wood, installing exhibitions, and assisting in maintaining a safe and healthy studio atmosphere. To achieve these weekly hours, residents agree to work one day per week (Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm) at MCC.

Budget: MCC also offers additional work for hire compensation for resident artists. Residents can work an additional 20 hours a month at a rate of $12/hr for first year residents, and $13/hr for second year residents. Duties that fall under these available hours include, but are not limited to: loading/firing kilns, mixing glazes, splitting/stacking wood, installing exhibitions, and assisting in facilities maintenance.

Deadline: 4/30/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants should ideally have a degree from an accredited school or university before the beginning of their residency at MCC. It is preferable that applicants have experience mixing clay and glazes, are independent in their studio practice, and have some experience with firing electric kilns. Our residency program is best suited for emerging artist, and artists recently graduated from undergraduate programs.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $25.00

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Artist and Arts Educator in Residence

Hyannis, Massachusetts

Summary:

The HYARTS PROGRAMMING ANNEX is nestled among museums and arts organizations, a public library, a shared art wall, green space, vibrant businesses, a lively main street, and education partners. It’s all within walking distance of the harbor in downtown Hyannis. This community arts space offers arts education, salon performances, artist dwell spaces, and a glass studio and workshop.

As an artist in residence, you will have access to private living space, studio space, gallery space, and support to create and showcase your work, as well as opportunities to connect with other artists and educators in the area.

Artists are required to host open studios one (1) day a week

Residency: June 1 – August 3, 2024

Budget: The arts educator in residence is required to teach summer classes for 24 hours each week during the weeks of July 8, 15, 22, 29. This is a paid stipend of $600 per week.

Deadline: 4/30/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements:

The residencies are open to all artists, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

To qualify for the Arts Educator in Residence program, candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Fine Arts, Education, or a related field. They must also possess a minimum of 2 years of experience in teaching or working in an arts education program.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $25.00

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