Call for Artists Heating Up in July

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Check out 22 opportunities for sculptors with these call for artists that have deadlines from mid July to the end of the month. This month there are lots of options from art on loan to small and large commissions with budgets as high as $750,000.

National Western Center Main Campus Plaza Public Art Project

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to work with the National Western Center (NWC) Campus Plaza design team to explore public art opportunities in the National Western Center (NWC) Main Campus Plaza.

Budget: $750,000

Deadline: 7/15/19, 11:59 P.M. Mountain time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Open to local, national, and international artists. The art selection panel is particularly interested in artists who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the area’s history, landscape, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Special Notes: The selected artist or artist team is expected to collaborate with the National Western Center design team and Denver Public Art Program staff when finalizing their designs for installation.

For more information on the National Western Center, please visit: https://nationalwesterncenter.com/

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Midtown Parking Deck

Montclair, New Jersey

Summary: BSREP II Wellmont Midtown Garage LLC (“Developer”), a joint venture of Brookfield Properties, Ironstate Development, and Pinnacle Companies, will be constructing the Midtown Parking Deck (“Deck”) in Montclair, New Jersey as part of the Seymour Street Redevelopment Project. The Developer seeks is a qualified artist with specific and proven expertise and experience to design, fabricate and install art components onto the façade of the Deck.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: 7/15/19 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org.

Eligibility Requirements: This public art opportunity is open to established, professional artists living in the United States.

Special Notes: The vision for this project is to create a defining public art installation for the Seymour Street Arts District. The façade art contemplated with this RFP will be the capstone of a multi-faceted design that will also incorporate a public sculpture, pavement and wall murals, and a multi-story projection element. Together these art components will build upon the recognition of Montclair as a rich, vibrant and diverse arts community with both an historical past and an exciting present and future.

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Frankfort Arts Downtown – Sculpture RFP

Frankfort, Kentucky

Summary: Arts Downtown is a multifaceted, national juried exhibition in historic downtown Frankfort, KY curated by Josephine Sculpture Park and the Franklin County Arts Council.

We are seeking contemporary sculpture proposals for outdoor exhibit for two years. Proposals can be new or existing work created within the past 3 years.

Artists working in a variety of materials are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to stone, metal, wood, concrete, found objects, natural materials, plastics, fiberglass, light, sound, etc.

Budget: Up to five works will be selected for exhibition. Stipends of $2000 will be awarded to exhibiting artists. A purchase prize of $10,000 may be awarded.

Deadline: 7/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a National Call for Artists

Special Notes: Sculptures should be physically and thematically suitable for exhibition in public spaces throughout the downtown business district of Frankfort, KY.

  • Requirements:
  • Works must be suitable for a hands-on outdoor exhibition in a public space.
  • Works must be a minimum of 4’ in at least one direction and no taller than 15’.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration (separate application for each artwork).

Please visit the website for more information at josephinesculpturepark.org

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Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

Summary: The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking one artist and/or one artist team to develop and create original, innovative new works of visual art for exterior or interior spaces of the Kansas City Convention Center, located at 201 West 14th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105.

New works of visual art may include but are not limited to 2D and 3D mediums such as painting, drawing, mural, photography, textile, mixed media, ceramic, digital media, light installation, glass, and sculpture.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 7/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The opportunity to compete for this project is open to all professional artists residing in the United States.

Special Notes: Bronze or other traditional statue works are not desired.

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Bombardier at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport

Miami Florida

Summary: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program and Miami-Dade County Department of Aviation (MDAD) request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission integrated artworks for a new Bombardier business aircraft service center at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport. The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s)that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors and passers-by in unexpected and delightful ways

Budget: $812,000

Deadline: July 15,11:59PM

How to apply: apply here

Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional visual artists or artist-led teams based in the United States

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Ali Cultural Arts Sculpture

Pompano Beach, Florida

Summary: The City of Pompano Beach is looking to purchase a sculpture to be located in front of the Ali Cultural Arts building. The sculpture should have a performing arts theme.

The sculpture can be a prefabricated artwork or a commissioned design that the artist will fabricate and install. The sculpture can be a free standing or pedestal based artwork. If the sculpture is on a pedestal, the artist is responsible for the fabrication of the pedestal.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: 7/16/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a National (US) call for artists

Special Notes: For more information on the Ali Cultural Arts, visit http://aliarts.org/pages/about.

Link to the exact Location: https://pbpublicart.com/assets/docs/files/Location.pdf.

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Tampa International Airport Call for Artists

Tampa, Florida

Summary: Tampa International airport is seeking to commission nine new artists to create bold, innovative public art projects as part of a large expansion.

Budget: Commissions range from $96,898 to $520,000

Deadline: 7/17/19 no later than 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional artists

Special Notes: artists who are selected to move to the next phase will be offered a stipend to develop their concept

Click here to read more about this call, including application instructions


Otero Junior College – Agriculture Science Wing: Request for Artworks

La Junta, Colorado

Summary: Colorado Creative Industries seeks to acquire public art through direct purchase of existing artworks – original artworks that have already been completed – for Otero Junior College’s (OJC) renovated space for their Agriculture Science programs.

Otero Junior College is looking to acquire one or more artworks for display in the new Agriculture Science addition. Due to the building’s design and usage needs, 2D works are the main type of artwork that will be considered. Works may be sculptural in nature, as long as they are wall-mounted and do not protrude more than 4”

Budget: $8,000

Deadline: 7/19/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Submissions are limited to artists residing in Colorado. Artists from the southeastern region of Colorado are strongly encouraged to submit artworks for consideration.

Special Notes: The Public Art Selection Committee would like artworks that embrace the agriculture focus of the program. The committee is also interested in artworks that spark curiosity in students, while speaking to the history of La Junta and/or the region or the agricultural history of the area.

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FedEx Expansion at Miami International Airport

Miami, Florida

Summary: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program and Miami Dade County Department of Aviation (MDAD) request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission integrated artworks for an expansion of the FedEx cargo facility at Miami International Airport.

The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s) that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors and passers-by in unexpected and delightful ways

Budget: $355,000

Deadline: 7/22/19 11:59pm Eastern

How to apply: Online here

Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional visual artists or artist-led teams based in south Florida

Special Notes: insert

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National Bowling Stadium RFP

Reno, Nevada

Summary: The Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams who have experience working on public art projects interested in creating a suspended/hanging artwork for an interior space in the National Bowling Stadium (NBS), located in Downtown Reno.

Budget: $55,000

Deadline: (Deadline extended to ) August 2, 2019

How to apply: Codaworx

Eligibility Requirements: The RACC seeks artists in the United States with public art experience.

Special Notes: There is an existing artwork centrally located in the lobby. New artwork does not need to match or coordinate with this piece.

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Permanent Artwork for LA County + USC Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

Summary: The LA County Department of Arts and Culture (Arts and Culture) Civic Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create an artwork to recognize the women and events surrounding the practice of coerced sterilization at the LA County + USC Medical Center in the 1960s and 70s.

The opportunity is for an exterior imbedded floor and/or 3-dimensional artwork in the upper courtyard.

The selected artwork will recognize the history of coerced sterilization at LA County + USC Medical Center and convey the County’s sincere apologies to the women and families that were harmed by the County’s practices. Engagement with the survivors and their families is integral to this civic artwork. During the development of the final design, the artist will participate in an engagement process to inform the artwork concept and inspire a sense of community ownership.

The ideal artwork will reflect a respectful and contemplative presence through a floor artwork and/or a 3-dimensional sculptural element. The artwork materials must be durable with a minimum estimated 25-year lifespan. All artwork must take into account the broad age range of the visitors in regards their safety, and be easily maintainable. The artist or artist team for this artwork will be responsible for design services, fabrication, and installation.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 7/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

How to apply: The preferred method to apply is thru a file sharing service such as Dropbox

Eligibility Requirements: This civic artwork is open to professional artists residing or working within LA County that have had experience with permanent public art projects.

Special Notes: Full RFQ available here

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Lathrop Homes Art Project

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: Architreasures, an arts-based community development organization, along with our collaborators Lathrop Community Partners, is seeking an artist / creative team to produce public artwork for Lathrop Homes, a new mixed income development located on Chicago’s North Side.

Budget: $25,000. The creative design and production fee for the project is $10-15K, to be determined based upon design and proposal.

Deadline: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Central

How to apply: email

Eligibility Requirements: The project seeks a professional artist / team with experience producing site specific artwork for outdoor spaces. Artists should have experience working with mosaics and may incorporate other mediums (i.e., paint, metal, wood, glass etc.) into their practice. Artists should also have experience working within neighborhood community settings.

Special Notes: Click for details on the site

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Colorado State University – Johnson Family Equine Hospital

Fort Collins, Colorado

Summary: Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific public artwork or series of artworks for Colorado State University’s new Johnson Family Equine Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Budget: $138,000

Deadline: 7/26/19, 11:59pm Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national (US) call for artists

Special Notes: Read the full RFQ here

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12th District Police Station Percent for Art Commission

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) invites Chicagoland-based professional artists to submit their qualifications for a public art commission on the triangle plaza directly across from the 12th District Police Station on the Near West Side, sited between Blue Island Avenue, Racine, and 14th Place.

Budget: $177,000

Deadline: 7/26/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to Chicagoland-based artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of completing large-scale, outdoor public art projects.

Special Notes: The site for artwork is approximately 4,000 square feet, with a 310 foot perimeter.

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Child and Family Wellbeing Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

Summary: The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture’s Civic Art Program (Civic Art) seeks an artist or artist team to create an artwork to contribute to the Child and Family Wellbeing Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center campus.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 7/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

How to apply: The preferred method for submitting materials for the RFQ is to upload your files to a file sharing service, such as DropBox.

Eligibility Requirements: The Department of 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.

Special Notes: Be sure to read the instructions as applications that do not include specifications will not be considered

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RISCA- DOT Pawtucket Central Falls Train Station

Providence, Rhode Island – South Attleboro, Massachusetts

Summary: RIDOT is constructing a new station between the Providence, RI and South Attleboro, MA Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) stations to provide transportation opportunities to the cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, RI by extending transit options to Boston, Providence and beyond along this pre-existing MBTA commuter rail line.

Budget: not specified

Deadline: 7/30/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a regional call for artists

Special Notes: This Request for Qualifications is the first step in a RISCA public art selection process. YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL.

If selected as a finalist, artists will craft detailed proposals including an itemized budget, scale models and renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $1,000.

The final commissioned work must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act: http://www.ada.gov/.

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Call to Artists for Tax Collectors Office

Alachua County, Florida

Summary: The Alachua County Arts Council (“the Committee”) invites artists or artist teams to submit their proposals for public art installations planned for the Alachua County Tax Collector’s remodeled Downtown Public Branch office.

The project may consist of art (1) affixed to an interior wall in our public waiting area, and/or (2) may be free standing interior or exterior artwork in our customer wait area or outside our public entrance.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: Bid Opening Date has been extended to July 31, 2019, at 2:00 pm Eastern

How to apply: mail or hand delivery. See link below for details on how to apply

Eligibility Requirements: This call is an open call to all artists and student artists.

Special Notes:

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See the addendum to this call for artists here


Main/Imperial Entry Gateway

El Segundo, California

Summary: The City of El Segundo and the Gateway Committee are seeking a qualified Artist/Team to create an iconic Gateway Entry into El Segundo at the intersection of Main Street and Imperial Highway. With the development and growth of the city, there is a desire to create an entry that uniquely reflects the character of El Segundo.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 7/31/19 5:00pm Pacific

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist/architect/landscape architect over the age 18 working in California is eligible to apply.

Special Notes: The existing rock walls shall remain. The other elements, landscaping and signage may be removed. NOTE: there are height restrictions due to overhead utility lines. City to provide restrictions

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Commerce Drive Improvement Project

North Mankato, Minnesota

Summary: The City of North Mankato has been working with stakeholders and the general public to achieve a shared vision for the future of Commerce Drive. A mix of industrial, commercial, and residential uses combine to provide a major employment center and a key retail and service district for area residents. Surface transportation dollars will facilitate needed upgrades to the roadway and other improvements such as streetscaping and reduced vehicular access points. This core business district will become a community destination through an enhanced business presence, improved transportation and cohesive area design.

Opportunities for public art are located within four pedestrian gathering locations complete with benches, pedestrian level lights, plantings, drinking fountains, waste receptacles, and wayfinding signage.

Budget: Abstract Metal Sculpture (LOCATION 1): up to 10,000
Bike Rack (LOCATION 2): up to 10,000
Sculpture (LOCATION 2): up to 10,000
Interactive Artwork (LOCATION 3): up to $18,000
Bronze Sculpture (LOCATION 4): up to $15,000

Deadline: 7/31/19

How to apply: electronically, by email or filesharing system such as Google Drive or DropBox

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all artists in the United States who are at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: Semifinalists asked to submit full proposals for new, original artwork(s) they are proposing will receive a fee of $500.

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City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Durham, North Carolina

Summary: The City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry will be used to select artists when a project’s requirements render it suitable. Selection will be based on the appropriateness of the artist’s medium and experience relevant to specific project requirements. The City continuously seeks greater diversity and urges artists and artist teams of all backgrounds and any medium to become part of the pre-qualified registry.

Budget: n/a for the pre-qualification list

Deadline: 7/31/19 11:59 PM Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability. Artists who are selected to join the City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry are encouraged to apply to any additional open calls issued by the City of Durham Public Arts Program, provided they meet eligibility requirements

Special Notes: Project locations may include but are not limited to the City’s parks, sidewalks, interior and exterior walls, vehicles, bus stops, and spaces that are visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways. Public art is traditionally free of admission fees, and administered through a public process that provides opportunities for the community to provide input.

The City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry will be used to select artists when a project’s requirements render it suitable. Selection will be based on the appropriateness of the artist’s medium and experience relevant to specific project requirements. The City continuously seeks greater diversity and urges artists and artist teams of all backgrounds
and any medium to become part of the pre-qualified registry.

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LASED Inglewood Artist Registry

Inglewood, California

Summary: An Inglewood Artist and Non-Profit Arts Organization Registry is being established as a resource for the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District (LASED) for ongoing temporary and permanent artworks, cultural programming and site activation over the next ten years. The purpose is for LASED to connect with the creative people who live, work, or maintain a studio in Inglewood.

Budget: n/a for the pre-qualification list

Deadline: 7/31/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Live, work, and/or maintain a studio/theater in Inglewood, CA.
  • Identify as an artist/non-profit arts organization and actively practice an art form.
  • Members of the City of Inglewood City Council, City of Inglewood Arts Commission and City of Inglewood staff are ineligible to apply.

Special Notes:

This registry is for informational purposes and does not pre-qualify the artists or arts organizations in the registry for specific projects. As opportunities arise, the LASED public art consultant team may solicit proposals from artists and arts organizations on the registry. In addition, specific opportunities may allow for a notification to be sent to everyone on the Artist Registry indicating the project scope and application procedures. The Landowner is committed to working with the Inglewood’s creative community to review and make recommendations of Inglewood artists for temporary and performing arts opportunities.  All recommendations must be approved by the Landowner.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGISTRY MAY BE SUBMITTED UNTIL MAY 15, 2020, HOWEVER, APPLICATIONS FOR PHASE 1 MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JULY 31, 2019.

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The Decatur Artway V

Decatur, Georgia

Summary: The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition. 

We will only accept existing and ready to install works.

Budget: Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000.

Deadline: 7/31/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: insert

Special Notes: The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission, which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance. 

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