Call for Artists: Deadlines Today & Tomorrow

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If you can act fast, one of these may be for you! In case you haven’t seen these calls for artists, we are posting them here. Our apologies for the last-minute notice.

Hopefully as a sculptor seeking commission opportunities you have a CSV, bio, etc that you can use as a standard–or at least a template. If you don’t, we encourage you to get these documents ready so you can take advantage of sculpture opportunities on short notice with minimal stress.

Montopolis Recreation and Community Center – Exterior sculpture

Austin, Texas

Summary: The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission visual artists, or artist teams, to design and fabricate an exterior sculpture for the new Montopolis Recreation and Community Center at 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741, a joint-use facility between the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Public Health Department (APH).

It is the intent of this project to create public artwork opportunities while featuring Austin artists with lived experience in the Montopolis neighborhood.

Budget: $90,000

Deadline: 2/21/19

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists who have a connection to, and/or lived experience with, the Montopolis neighborhood are encouraged to apply, regardless of professional experience.

Visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply.

All artists on the 2018-2020 Local Pre-Qualified Artist Pool are eligible to apply.

Special Notes: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/cultural-arts

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


Montopolis Recreation and Community Center – Exterior Stairwell

Austin, Texas

Summary: The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission visual artists, or artist teams, to design and fabricate an exterior sculpture for the new Montopolis Recreation and Community Center at 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741, a joint-use facility between the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Public Health Department (APH).

It is the intent of this project to create public artwork opportunities while featuring Austin artists with lived experience in the Montopolis neighborhood.

Budget: $70,000

Deadline: 2/21/19

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements:
Artists who have a connection to, and/or lived experience with, the Montopolis neighborhood are encouraged to apply, regardless of professional experience.

Visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply

Special Notes: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/cultural-arts

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


Montopolis Recreation and Community Center-Exterior window shade screens

Austin, Texas

Summary: The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission visual artists, or artist teams, to design and fabricate an exterior sculpture for the new Montopolis Recreation and Community Center at 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741, a joint-use facility between the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Public Health Department (APH).

It is the intent of this project to create public artwork opportunities while featuring Austin artists with lived experience in the Montopolis neighborhood.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 2/21/19

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists who have a connection to, and/or lived experience with, the Montopolis neighborhood are encouraged to apply, regardless of professional experience.

Visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply

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


Montopolis Recreation and Community Center – Interior Lobby Wall

Austin, Texas

Summary: The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission visual artists, or artist teams, to design and fabricate an exterior sculpture for the new Montopolis Recreation and Community Center at 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741, a joint-use facility between the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Public Health Department (APH).

It is the intent of this project to create public artwork opportunities while featuring Austin artists with lived experience in the Montopolis neighborhood.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 2/21/19

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists who have a connection to, and/or lived experience with, the Montopolis neighborhood are encouraged to apply, regardless of professional experience.

Visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply

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


Sculpture Honoring the Public Service of Sam Betters

Loveland, Colorado

Summary: The Loveland Housing Authority seeks proposals for a bronze sculpture honoring the professional life and public service of Sam Betters, Loveland Housing Authority Director from 1976 – November 2018. This sculpture will be installed near the entrance to the Loveland Housing Authority offices located at 375 West 37th Street, Suite 200, Loveland, Colorado.

The Loveland Housing Authority requests submissions that:

*convey sense of home & family

*support the mission of the Loveland Housing Authority

*cast in bronze

Budget: $30,000.00

Deadline: February 22, 2019

How to apply: drop off (see link below for details)

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to any Loveland sculptor with demonstrated experience in creating distinctive bronze artwork. The selected artist must be able to work effectively and collaboratively with the Project Team. The timeline for installation will be determined by the artist and the Loveland Housing Authority.

Special Notes: Sculpture submissions may be from an artist’s existing inventory or may be created specifically for this project.

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


Scottsdale Gateway Makers Public Art Project

Scottsdale, Arizona

Summary: Scottsdale Public Art is accepting preliminary design proposals from artists for a public art opportunity to create new, iconic gateway markers for Scottsdale, Arizona. The thirteen locations of the markers will be at high-traffic-volume entry points into the City. There may be more than one successful design proposal awarded.

Budget: $97,500

Deadline: 2/22/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists residing nationally or internationally are eligible to apply. Artists who have experience designing projects with a similar budget and scope are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Specific proposals are not requested at this stage in the process, only a preliminary design idea. If you are selected as a finalist, then you will be asked to develop your proposal.

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


GLEAM, Art in a New Light

Madison, Wisconsin

Summary: GLEAM, Art in a New Light, seeks exciting light-based installation proposals to be situated within Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ landscape or the Bolz Conservatory. Each proposal must utilize light as its major component to achieve a dynamic evening / nighttime presence.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 2/22/2019 11:59pm

How to apply: digitally

Eligibility Requirements: Must have previous experience with illuminated installations, projections and/or lighting design concepts,preferably involving outdoor install. Scale & Materials Light-based installation project of compelling scale to be illuminated within 16 acres of outdoor gardens.Traditional object based sculpture will not be considered. Consider the many aspect/angles of light; o Shadows o Reflective materials o Altering the Gardens’ landscape with lighting o Projection mapping o Color theory o Kinetics – motion or the illusion of o Transmission of light through a medium Project must be weather worthy for Midwestern autumn conditions: rain, wind, frost, etc. or for the constant wet conditions of the tropical conservatory. Electrical components must be contained in outdoor rated dry boxes or an acceptable alternative. Project must be stable and safe for public audiences of all ages. safety and functionality. Project must be able to function on outdoor timers scheduled for specific days of the week and times of day.

Special Notes: In 2019, the GLEAM team is considering proposals for a total of 7-8 installations with budgets of different sizes and stipends may vary accordingly within the total budget of $50,000.

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Boathouse Sculpture Project

Traverse City, Michigan

Summary: The Traverse City Arts Commission is seeking to commission a new work of art to be placed on the Gordon and Jean Cornwell Sailing Center Boathouse located in Hull Park on Boardman Lake in Traverse City, Michigan.  The art will be completed by a commissioned artist.  The proposed art will be located on the south facing facade of the Boathouse.  The project will be one of the first exhibits that are planned for the Boardman Lake Art Trail; a total of three exhibits are currently in the planning stages for a 2019 implementation.

The project will be a permanent work of art and become part of the Arts Commission’s collection.  The type of artwork will be a sculptural mural and be attached to the outside south-facing wall of the Hull Park Boathouse.  A sculptural mural being defined as an assemblage of sculptural elements that are attached directly to the existing Boathouse wall.  The building wall space available is approximately 8’x 60’ by a 6” maximum depth.

Budget: The artist fee is $16,500.00

Deadline: 2/22/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all qualified artists age 18 and over.  Michigan-based artists and Kendall College of Art and Design alumni are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The sculpture will commemorate a family member of a Traverse City resident, inspire youth, be a destination and a landmark in Traverse City, be one of the first pieces of public art planned for the Boardman Lake Art Trail, and ultimately become part of the Arts Commission’s permanent collection.

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


Clinch Park Tunnel Art Exhibition

Traverse City, Michigan

Summary: The Traverse City Arts Commission is seeking to commission a new work of art to be placed in downtown Traverse City.  The mural art will be completed by a commissioned artist.  The proposed art will be located in the existing pedestrian tunnel located under Grandview Parkway at the intersection of Cass Street.  The tunnel provides a safe pedestrian connection between downtown Traverse City and the waterfront and provides access to over 300,000 people annually.  The project will be a rotating exhibition with the possibility that the artwork will be compiled into a collection.   At a later date, the pieces in the collection could be displayed as its own exhibition or loaned to other art organizations, tribes, and communities to display.

The artwork will need to be transferable into a mural format and will be a digitally printed replication from original art.  The original art will be prepared by a professional artist who will coordinate and oversee the printing.  The original art will remain in the possession of the Arts Commission who may choose to display the art at another location or request the artist store the art.  A digital copy will be provided to the Arts Commission.

Budget: $9000.00

Deadline: 2/22/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all qualified artists age 18 and over.  Artists who understand the history and culture of the Anishabek and Woodland Indians of Great Lakes are encouraged to apply. S

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Douglas County Art Encounters

Douglas County, Colorado

Summary: Art on loan program in various towns/cities within Douglas County, Colorado. This is a one-year loan with the opportunity for works to be purchased.

Budget: All artists whose sculptures are selected will receive a stipend of $800, payable after completion of the installation process. The artist of each installed sculpture has the opportunity to win two $1000 awards.

Deadline: 2/22/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Art Encounters is open to artists and/or artist teams over 18 years of age.

Special Notes: Event Dates: 5/15/19 – 5/15/20

Any sculpture submitted that is a replica or duplicate must include the other locations where this piece is available. Duplicate sculptures within a 60-mile radius of Douglas County will not be accepted. Art that is accepted into the Art Encounters program that has a duplicate, may not be submitted to another program within a 60-mile radius of Douglas County.

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