Call for Artists June 16-30, 2021

7 call for artists with deadlines June 16-30, 2021. Some of these opportunities for sculptors are pre-qualification lists which mean you could have many more chances for commissions.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines June 1-15 in our previous call for artists.

Fire Station 3 Memorial Public Art Call

Boulder, Colorado

Summary: The City of Boulder Fire Station 3 Public Art Selection Panel is seeking an artist or artist team for a site-specific, tribute public artwork to narrate dignity and respect to all who dedicate their lives to public service. The tribute will specifically acknowledge two Boulder firefighters that gave their lives while on duty. An additional goal is to narrate hope, transformation, and support to the Fire Team, their families, the Boulder Community, and the desire of safe communities for all. This opportunity is part of the relocation and reconstruction of Fire Station 3.

Budget: $65,000

Deadline: 6/16/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to all Colorado artists/artist teams working in all media, 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 encouraged to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art.

Special Notes: A memorial is currently located at the original Fire Station 3 site, roughly 30th St. and Arapahoe Avenue. *Decisions are still being made in regards to relocating this existing memorial to the new site.  

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ITSLIQUID International Contest – 9th Edition 2021

Venice, Italy

Summary: ITSLIQUID Group is proud to announce ITSLIQUID International Contest – 9th Edition 2021, a free theme international contest open to artists, architects and designers from all over the world, divided into ten categories: painting, photography, video-art, sculpture and installation, performing art, architecture, product design, fashion design, computer graphics, illustration and drawing.

Budget: n/a Winners are awarded exhibitions in London or Venice

Deadline: June 17, 2021

How to apply: Register Online

Eligibility Requirements: Solo artists, architects and designers can participate to the contest as well as groups, after the designation of a group leader useful for the registration. The participation is without any limit of age and nationality.

Special Notes: There is a fee to apply for this contest

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Public Art, Light and Infrastructure Prequalified List

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The City of Chicago seeks qualified light-based artists and designers for ambitious new projects that will inspire bright ideas for future growth in our neighborhoods. The intent of this RFQ is to identify qualified Artists/ Artist Teams that have demonstrated experience and expertise in facilitating community engagement, design, permitting, fabrication and installation of significant public art lighting, and lighting of infrastructure projects.

Artists/ Artist Teams that are selected for the List will be eligible to receive direct commissions and/ or to compete with other prequalified Artists/ Artist Teams for these projects. Inclusion on the List may be required eligibility criteria for upcoming public art lighting projects. Eligibility will extend until December 31, 2024.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 6/18/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to Artists/ Artist Teams with significant experience in light-based design and public art that are based in the continental United States with experience in lighting-based projects including experience working as part of a team with government and municipal agencies to develop significant projects that intersect with public infrastructure, including bridges, roadways, streets, and viaducts.

Special Notes: All future lighting projects will be made available to the List via Requests for Proposals (“RFP”). The lighting projects will vary in size and scope with project budgets ranging from $500,000 to $5 million.

DCASE anticipates a total of five to ten lighting projects over the course of the next three years with the first RFP being issued by the fourth quarter of 2021.

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KCI Airport Concourses A & B

Kansas City, Missouri

Summary: The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the quality of public places by selecting a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. The public art at KCI should reflect our City’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission professional visual artists based in the Kansas City area to create wall-based works of art to be placed in Concourses A and B in the New Single Terminal at KCI airport.

Wall-based/wall-mounted artworks may include (but are not limited to) traditionally framed drawings, paintings, photography, textiles, mosaic or tile wall hangings, mixed-media or assemblage, digital art displays, artwork utilizing electricity or digital components, relief or wall-mounted sculptural works (under 4″ depth).  

Budget: up to $20,000 (twenty thousand US Dollars), all inclusive, each location

Deadline: 6/18/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists residing in the Missouri counties of Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Platte and Ray and the Kansas counties of Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Shawnee and Wyandotte. In addition, artists living outside of these counties who can demonstrate significant ties to Kansas City and/or Kansas City International airport in their Letter of Interest are also eligible to apply.

Special Notes: In your application, please include sketched images of your artwork proposal, a written description, and budget. Your proposal may include a single artwork or multiple artworks as a cohesive group. The total artwork area may not exceed 4′ h x 20′ w x 4” d.

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ArtsWA’s Public Artist Roster

Summary: The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) is working to make the 2021-2025 Public Artist Roster our most inclusive and equitable ever. We seek a diverse range of artists to create artworks for state agencies, colleges, universities, and public schools throughout Washington state.

The Roster is our main tool for choosing artists. It is a list of artists who pre-qualify to create artworks through our program. It allows for a simplified selection process.

Budget: We use the Roster to choose artists for projects with budgets between $45,000 and $250,000. Most budgets fall between $55,000 and $125,000. For projects above $250,000, we hold open calls.

Deadline: 6/21/21

How to apply: Arts Washington website

Eligibility Requirements: open to artists who live in the United States or British Columbia and who are not enrolled as a visual arts student as of June 21, 2021

Special Notes: Art in Public Places is uniquely positioned to advance and support art and artists across Washington. Our goal is to build and care for a dynamic contemporary art collection that is accessible and valued. We seek impactful and lasting artworks that reflect Washington’s diverse communities. We place artworks in K-12 public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies. We place 60% of our artworks in public schools.

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Fayette Park Public Art

Mountain View, California

Summary: The City of Mountain View Visual Arts Committee (VAC) seeks to commission an artist, or an artist team, to create the design and commission for public artwork for Fayette Park, a planned neighborhood park located on Fayette Drive between Del Medio Avenue and San Antonio Road.

Budget: The VAC is requesting proposals where the artwork, including all costs associated with production, installation, and permitting, totals up to $13,000 and up to $26,000.

Deadline: 6/28/21 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Applications will not be accepted after 11:00 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2021, and only the first 120 applications will be accepted (whichever comes first).

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all professional artists/artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the state of California.

Special Notes: Please include a final proposal. The proposal should include the artwork design, artwork medium type, and estimated time to commission the artwork.

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Sculpture for Roundabout in South Cape

Cape Coral, Florida

Summary: The Community Redevelopment agency seeks to commission an artist/artist team to create site-specific artwork to be placed in the roundabout, shaded by palm trees, that will serve as a landmark, as a marker in the cultural history of the City. The ideal artwork will create visual interest for the recently enhanced streetscape and pedestrian pathways and further Cape Coral’s identity and sense of place.  The CRA is looking for a sculpture with contemporary design elements that will withstand our sub-tropical winds, intense sunshine and rainfall

Budget: $45,000

Deadline: 6/30/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists 18 years and older residing in the United States.  

Special Notes: The sculpture at the base is not to exceed 5 feet in diameter and 10 feet in height.  There is room for the sculpture to extend beyond the 5-foot diameter in the middle or toward the top.  There are four palm trees surrounding the center of the roundabout.(see photos for visual description of area). Since vehicles circumnavigate this circular area, it would not be appropriate to include interactive features that encourage children or adults to climb or play on the artwork or have such fine detail requiring close interaction.  The work must not include moving parts. The work must be original and preferably (but not required) be relatable to the City of Cape Coral, South Cape. The sculptural components and materials must be able to withstand the tropical elements including intense sunlight, excess rainfall, hurricanes, cyclones and high summer temperatures. Electricity available at the roundabout is on two 20 Amp/120 Volt circuits.   

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