Call for Artists Closing out August

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17 opportunities for sculptors round out this month’s call for artists. Sculpture commissions and exhibitions across the US as well as Ireland, the UK and Canada.

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.)

Downtown Greenway Freedom Cornerstone

Greensboro, NC

Summary: The Downtown Greenway is a collaborative, public/private partnership between the City of Greensboro and Action Greensboro. A Selected Artist will lead their own team to design, fabricate and install the last of four major public art cornerstones for the Downtown Greenway in Greensboro, NC. This fourth and final Cornerstone commission will be known as the Freedom Cornerstone. The theme of “Freedom” was inspired by the City’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, especially the non-violent protests of the pivotal 1960 Greensboro lunch-counter sit-ins that served as a catalyst to the larger movement

Budget: $350,000

Deadline: 8/21/19

How to apply: CodaWorx

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional Artists who reside in the United States with experience in implementing and working in the public arena

Special Notes: The budget shall be allocated as follows: Artwork, $200,000; Site costs and landscaping, $150,000

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Chapel Hill Park & Ride

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Summary: The City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program invites artists to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a temporary artwork for Chapel Hill Park & Ride

The City of Ottawa is designing and constructing a new Park and Ride facility at Navan Road and Brian Coburn Boulevard. Chapel Hill Park and Ride is identified as an ‘interim’ facility, with plans for the site to be integrated into future phases of Bus Rapid Transit development. Currently, it is expected that the earliest any changes will be made to the facility will be in 2032, therefore the public artwork that is installed as part of this opportunity will be deemed to be temporary for approximately 13 years.

Budget: $18,000 plus HST

Deadline: August 21, 2019, 12 noon, EST

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: This request for qualifications is an equal opportunity, open to local professional artists and artist teams with experience in creating permanent public art and working with multidisciplinary teams. City of Ottawa employees are not eligible to apply.

Special Notes: Towards the end of the lifespan of the Park and Ride, the future of the installed artwork will be determined depending on a variety of factors including the proposed changes to the site, the condition of the artwork, etc.

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Dewsbury Better Spaces: Wall Panels Installation

Dewsbury, United Kingdom

Summary: Kirklees council is seeking to introduce an artistic intervention within Dewsbury town centre.

The commission will creatively research and present findings to people’s feelings/perception and aspirations in terms of Dewsbury and present one main concept for the artwork to a selection panel. The pieces can be made from any material suitable for outdoor display, i.e. metal. Wood, glass.

We would like to incorporate a textile which claims to absorb air pollutants into the panels. (Details of fabric supplier: https://www.urbanvision.com/website/wp-content/themes/amaranto/the_breath_UK.pdf) This textile can be manipulated/painted/printed. The works should be designed in such a way that the pollution absorbing fabric could be replaced or removed at a later date.

Budget: $9,000

Deadline: 8/22/19

How to apply: Apply directly through the CuratorSpace portal

Eligibility Requirements: Artist and artist teams residing in the United Kingdom are eligible to apply for this call

Special Notes: This textile can be manipulated/painted/printed. The works should be designed in such a way that the pollution absorbing fabric could be replaced or removed at a later date. The art pieces should have a life expectancy of at least 5 years

Selected Artist will be given 8 weeks for fabrication with the aim of installation in December 2019

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Playable Art DC Design Competition

Washington, DC

Summary: The District of Columbia Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH) in partnership with the District of Columbia Office of Planning (DCOP) is excited to announce a national call to artists for the Playable Art DC, a creative play and placemaking project.

We are seeking artists and design professionals with prior site-specific public art experience to design, fabricate and install playable artworks at three unique sites in Washington, DC.

Budget: $50,000 – $90,000 (Award) per site location

Honorarium Award Amount: $2,250 (Award) per application
Final Project Award Amount: $50,000 – $90,000 (Award) per site location

SITE 1 (ANACOSTIA LIBRARY) GRANT AMOUNT: UP TO $80,000
SITE 2 (GREENWAY NEIGHBORHOOD) GRANT AMOUNT: UP TO $80,000
SITE 3 (KENNEDY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD) GRANT AMOUNT: UP TO $60,000

Deadline: 8/23/19

How to apply: CAH utilizes an online grant portal to receive grant applications. Upon site registration, applicants select the desired grant program; then select the Playable Art site to which you want to apply.

Eligibility Requirements: Artist/Lead Artist residing in the United States of America, aged 18 or older. Artist/Artist team is a practicing professional artist with a minimum of four years demonstrated large-scale fabrication and installation experience

Special Notes: Commission on the Arts & Humanities (CAH) recommends using internet browser Google Chrome for the smoothest applicant experience.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Public Art Project

Charlotte, NC

Summary: The Arts & Science Council is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity at the upcoming CMPD South Police Station. ASC is seeking artists with a demonstrated record of creating low-relief images on exterior architectural facades

Budget: $63,112

Deadline: 8/23/19–extended to Aug 30 11:59pm EST

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to U.S. based artists

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Public Art Project

Charlotte, NC

Summary: Opportunity to create freestanding artwork(s) to be placed along the pedestrian areas of the property. This location will be highly visible to pedestrian and vehicular traffic

The Arts & Science Council is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity at the upcoming Independence Division Police Station, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The selected artist will work with the ASC, staff from the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department, Moseley Architects, CMPD representatives, and local communities to create impactful artwork that responds to the parameters of the site, the aesthetics of the architecture, and the themes identified by the project team. The artwork should highlight the relationship between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the community they serve.

Budget: $80,750

Deadline: August 30, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all U.S. professional artists.

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Nashville Fairgrounds Public Art Project

Nashville, TN

Summary: Metro Nashville Arts Commission is issuing a national Call to Artists for an artist to design, fabricate and install an iconic, permanent public artwork for The Fairgrounds Nashville (TFN).

Budget: $650,000

Deadline: 8/23/19

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Submissions will be accepted from professional artists working or living in the United States

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Kansas City Campus for Animal Care

Kansas City, MO

Summary: The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking artist(s) to develop and create original, innovative new works of visual art for exterior or interior spaces of Kansas City Campus for Animal Care located at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and E Gregory Blvd..

The selected artist(s) will create one (1) work of art for Kansas City Campus for Animal Care. The selected artist will work collaboratively with City staff, KCCAC Board, and the design team to develop concepts that are site-specific and site-responsive.

Budget: $175,000

Deadline: 8/23/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

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

Special Notes: There are 4 sites the artist may choose between

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Public Art from Recycled Road Signs & Signals

Raleigh, NC

Summary: The City of Raleigh Department of Transportation is seeking artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to create artwork from recycled roadway signs and signals.

Budget: $5,000

Deadline: 8/25/19

How to apply: WuFoo

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists, 18 years of age or older, residing, working, or attending school in North Carolina

Special Notes: Three semi-finalists will be selected to create a proposal (with concept sketch and rough dimensions) for $250 each. The selected finalist will be paid $5000 to fabricate and install their final design. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that effectively utilize the long hallway space and create vibrancy.

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STL Airport 2020 Legacy Project

St. Louis, MO

Summary: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (“the Airport”), owned and operated by the City of St. Louis, is seeking qualifications from artists and artist teams to create an original work of art for a highly visible two-story wall in the C-Concourse Checkpoint/Exit area of Terminal 1.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 8/26/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call.

Special Notes: PLEASE DO NOT SEND SPECIFIC PROPOSALS AT THIS TIME.

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City Hall Atrium Public Art Project

Sugar Land, TX

Summary: Call Summary The City of Sugar Land desires a hanging atrium artwork that will be installed in City Hall’s atrium. This double-vaulted area is high profile and has many visitors each year. This public art project will commemorate the City’s 60th Anniversary.

Budget: $82,200

Deadline: 8/27/19 10:00 AM Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists in the United States are eligible to apply. Sugar Land- and Greater Houston-area artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Alameda Creek Watershed Center Public Art Project

Alameda, CA

Summary: The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the Alameda Creek Watershed Public Art Project.

Opportunities include: • Large outdoor sculpture located on a 30′ diameter plaza at the entrance to the Center’s gardens • Artwork integrated into the Center’s gardens, which may consist of sculpture(s)

Budget: $500,000

Deadline: 8/28/19

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States

Special Notes: If chosen as a finalist, the artist will be paid an honorarium of $2,000 for the development of a conceptual design proposal, plus the reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses approved by the Arts Commission prior to travel arrangements being made for the orientation and panel interview.

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William Lanson Memorial Art Installation

New Haven, Connecticut

Summary: The City of New Haven, Connecticut (the “City”) is accepting qualifications from interested and qualified consultants (the “Consultant(s)”) with the intent to contract with an artist(s) for the interpretive art element (“portal/silhouette sculpture”) of the William Lanson Memorial Plaza.

The purpose of the request for qualifications, as described more specifically in Section II, Scope of Services, is to evaluate a professional artist(s) ability to perform the design, fabrication, and installation of the portal/silhouette sculpture associated with the William Lanson Memorial Plaza.

The William Lanson Memorial Plaza aims to honor the life and accomplishments of William Lanson (1776-1851), a former slave and one of the earliest black entrepreneurs in Connecticut. Lanson’s significant contributions to City of New Haven include, but are not limited to, the development an extended harbor at Long Wharf, the construction of a retaining wall for the harbor basin of the Farmington Canal, and cofounding the Temple Street Church, known today as the Dixwell United Church of Christ.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: Questions Due Date: Aug 28th 2019, 5:00 PM EDT;

Close Date: Sep 10th 2019, 11:00 AM EDT

How to apply: BonfireHub

Eligibility Requirements: No residency requirements (the consultants will have to gain registration to conduct work in the state of CT)

Special Notes: you will need to create an account at BonfireHub in order to apply if you do not already have one.

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Dublin Inner City Public Art Project, Three Art Opportunities

Dublin, Ireland

Summary: Grangegorman Public Art invites artists and curators to apply for one of three art commission opportunities associated with three distinct building projects (see below) which are now underway for this new part of Dublin’s inner city.

Budget: $269,000

The total overall art budget is €240K (~$269,000). It is envisaged that this will be shared between the three builds and that no single commission will be less than €60K – €80K (~$67,000 – ~$89,000).

Deadline: 8/29/19

How to apply: CodaWorx

Eligibility Requirements: The following are eligible: Artists working with any visual or engaging media and/or Curators who may propose an artist or collective with whom they would work.

Special Notes: Completed applications may also be sent electronically to email address provided, under the subject line “Three Art Opportunities.”

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Martin Luther King Jr. Behavioral Health Center Facade

Los Angeles, CA

Summary: The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture’s Civic Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create artwork to contribute to and transform the Martin Luther King, Jr. Behavioral Health Center façade.

Budget: $750,000

Deadline: 8/30/2019

How to apply: The required method for submitting materials for this RFQ is through Dropbox.

Eligibility Requirements: Arts and Culture is open to professional artists residing in Southern California (defined as Ventura to San Diego Counties) who have had experience with permanent public art projects and familiarity with retrofit projects entailing engineering considerations. Artists who have not had permanent public art project experience entailing engineering and retrofitting are encouraged to apply in artist teams with the appropriate experience.

Special Notes: This artwork will be retrofitted on an existing building façade. The artist will provide original two-dimensional ceramic tile or three-dimensional artwork(s) located on the three façade insets of the structure

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Midwest Sculpture Initiative 2019-20 Fall Series

Michigan

Summary: The Midwest Sculpture Initiative is proud to be organizing three outdoor sculpture exhibits for 2019-20 Fall Series.

Budget: All exhibits feature stipends of $850, paid to sculptor at time of installation.

Deadline: 8/31/2019

How to apply: Mail or email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions noted

Special Notes: Artists may submit an unlimited number of pieces, though the work should be durable enough to withstand the harsh Michigan/Ohio/Indiana winters and be suitable for public viewing. Do not be afraid to re-submit pieces that may not have been accepted in previous years or that have been in previous MSI exhibits (example: just because it was in Canton last year doesn’t mean it can’t go to Toledo this year! Also, remember: jurors are fickle!)

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5th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Ocala, Florida

Summary: The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office is placing a call for entries for the 5th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park located in Ocala, Florida.

Budget: Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium to cover transportation, installation, and de-installation of the sculpture.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art.

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