Call for Artists: March 1-10

Today we are posting 15 call for artists with deadlines March 1-10, 2024. Art on loan programs and site specific commissions are in the mix for the calls in the first 10 days of the month.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in February at our previous call for artists.

Sculpture in the Parks 3 year art on loan program

Beverly Hills, Michigan

Summary: Sculpture artists are invited to participate in the Village of Beverly Hills 3rd annual Sculpture in the Parks exhibit. The Village is currently seeking applications for original sculptures of a size, weight and material suited to an outdoor setting. Selected works will demonstrate the connections between art and the natural environment. The sculptures, to be selected by local artists and approved by the Parks and Recreation Board, will be on loan from the artist to the Village for three years, May 2024 through April 2027.

Budget: Selected artists will receive a $1000 stipend upon successful installation of the sculpture.

Deadline: March 1, 2024

How to apply: see link below (to download the pdf)

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist 18 years of age or older is eligible to enter. Work from individuals or teams will be considered; student work is encouraged.

Special Notes: The offering of the sculpture for sale is encouraged. The artist will pay a commission equal to 30% of the gross purchase price to the Village of Beverly Hills upon completion of the sale. This commission will build funds for future sculptures in the village. Pieces sold may be removed after one year of display.

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COCC Civic Scenery: Sculpture Exhibition Program

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Summary: In a continued effort to introduce varied elements of public art into the Cape Canaveral landscape, the City of Cape Canaveral has created a program that will invite an individual artist to exhibit work as a biennial installation at the entrance of the Cape Canaveral Public Library. This program reinforces the City’s commitment to art and culture and fosters marketable opportunities for working artists in our community.

Budget: Artist of each selected sculpture will receive a $2,000 honorarium

Deadline: 5pm March 1, 2024

How to apply: online see link below

Eligibility Requirements: There are specific requirements for sculptures to be considered for this program. Be sure to review the PDF with all the details

Special Notes: Artwork must be no more than 3 years old and never previously displayed in the State of Florida.

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Call for Sculpture Artists CRE8IV

Rockford, Illinois

Summary: The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) works to encourage and enhance cultural life and public art in the Rockford, Illinois region through facilitation, recognition, and financial support of public art. The organization’s Forest City Beautiful initiative includes a Sculpture Biennial consisting of a two-year installation of sculptors’ work. Life size and/or monumental sculptures of varying sizes are recommended.

Budget: each artist receives an honorarium of $2,000-$4,000, dependent on size/height/scope of installed selection.

Deadline: March 1, 2024 (note: the deadline appears to have been extended to March 15)

How to apply: mail or email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: no artist eligibility restrictions noted

Special Notes: Multiple applications are encouraged

Click here to download the pdf to read more about this call for artists, get the application form, and instructions on how to apply.

Art on the River

Dubuque, Iowa

Summary: The City of Dubuque (Iowa) is now soliciting sculpture proposals for consideration for the 2024-25 Art on the River public art sculpture exhibit, to be held along the Mississippi Riverwalk in the Port of Dubuque from August 2024 through July 2025. The theme for the 2024-25 exhibit is “Culture & Conversation”: Through visual creations, artists have a powerful ability to enlighten, educate and affect communities and culture. Culture is learned. Culture is adaptive. Culture is shared. We are seeking large scale, outdoor sculpture pieces that invite guests to get to know the artists through their work – who they are, where they’re from, what they value, and what they believe. We seek works that express themselves boldly and authentically and that encourage, challenge, and educate. With that vision in mind, the City of Dubuque welcomes and encourages submissions for existing and/or proposed 3D public art works that reflect upon and embody the theme and ideas of culture and conversation. Our aim is to curate a range of distinctive pieces that move beyond amusing and delighting visitors, but engage them in conversations with each other, the artists and the life behind the works. Up to eleven sculptural works will be selected for the 18th edition of this annual temporary public art exhibit.

Budget: Selected artists receive an $1,800 stipend for each work included in the exhibition. Additional cash prizes of $1,000 for Best in Show and $200 for People’s Choice are also available. Artworks are encouraged to be for sale as the City makes special efforts to promote purchasing throughout the year.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST March 1, 2024

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: no artist eligibility requirements noted

Special Notes: Artists may submit multiple works for consideration; a separate application must be completed for each artwork.

A panel of jurors will make their selections based on adherence to theme and structural and artist integrity. Sculptures need to be sturdy and able to withstand a mid-west winter.

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2024-2025 Alamosa ARTScape

Alamosa, Colorado

Summary: The City of Alamosa is accepting entries for the eighth annual “Alamosa ARTscape” Art on Loan Program. This public art program is open to all professional and amateur artists. Artists may submit 1 artwork (with 2-3 images of that work) per application. Up to 2 applications per artists will be accepted.

15 pieces will be selected based on their originality and suitability for outdoor display. Submissions must be more than two feet in height and valued at no more than $20,000.

Budget: Artists receive a $1,000 honorarium for selected artwork delivered by due date. Throughout the display period, community members will be asked to vote for a “People’s Choice Award.” A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the Artist whose work is selected.

Deadline: March 1, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: none noted

Special Notes: 17 Sculpture have been purchased from the ARTscape exhibit in the first six rounds.

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Walk of Art 2024

Elk Rapids, Michigan

Summary: Art Rapids is seeking Artist applications for original sculptures of a size, weight, and material suited to an outdoor park setting. The sculptures will be exhibited in the Walk of Art at the Elk Rapids Day Park, owned by Antrim County and located in Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Selected works will demonstrate the intimate connections between art, place, and the natural environment.

Budget: no details provided

Deadline: March 1, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: None noted

Special Notes: There is a $25.00 entry fee

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WAA 2024 Art Studio Tour

Woodinville, Washington

Summary: The WAA Art Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour around Woodinville involving multiple studios and artists. From recycled art, paintings, pottery, mixed media, jewelry and 2D glass, customers and visitors can spend time with the artist, view studios not normally open to the public and purchase art.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: March 1, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists must be a WAA member. If you are not already a member of WAA, you can click on JOIN on the website landing page:

Special Notes: There is a $35.00 entry fee for this call. Upon acceptance a Tour Participation fee of $125 is due. The studio tour participation fee is used to support marketing and administrative costs.

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sculpTOUR 2024

Anderson, South Carolina

Summary: Join in the Anderson Arts Center’s annual juried show exhibit by submitting entries for SculpTOUR, a sculpture competition held through a partnership with the City of Anderson.

Budget: This competition allows for up to four outdoor sculptures to be juried into a year-long outdoor exhibition with cash prizes of $2000 for each selected piece.

Deadline: March 1, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call for entries is open to all sculptors working in North America.

Special Notes: There is a $40 entry fee for this call

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Headquarters Lobby & Terrace – Public Works Campus

Bend, Oregon

Summary: The City of Bend in partnership with Art in Public Places (AiPP) invites professional Artists to apply for a public art commission in connection with the construction of a new Headquarters Building on the Public Works Campus in Bend, Oregon. The Headquarters Building will be the ­gateway of the new Public Works Campus for any public visitors or other City of Bend departments coming to the campus.

The commission is for a large-scale work of art on three prominent walls in the public lobbies and outdoor terrace of the main Headquarters Building on the Public Works Campus. The work of art should be one continuous idea that spans between the three walls. The lobby is a 2-story vaulted space and the work of art will continue up to the third-floor lobby wall and outside to a third-floor terrace.

Budget: $185,000

Deadline: March 4, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must reside in one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico or Texas. Additionally, the City of Bend is dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Special Notes: We actively encourage individuals from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ artists to apply. Furthermore, we value and support the participation of local artists in this initiative.

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Destination Clare County: Art Sculpture Walk

c, Michigan

Summary: The Clare County Arts Council welcomes all artists to apply to have your art sculpture featured as one of ten pieces. The selection committee will choose the top ten entries based upon artistic merit, creativity, public safety and durability in an outdoor setting. The exhibit will run May 7, 2024 through April 2025.

Budget: There are several competitive rounds for finalists to participate in. On May 7, a jury will be assembled to award $2500 for the Best of Show which will be awarded at an Opening Event the evening after all art has been installed. The People’ Choice award ($1,000) will be given to the piece that receives the most votes from exhibit attendees. Additionally finalist are eligible for $1000 honorarium once the art is installed.

Deadline: 3/4/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All residents of the USA are eligible to apply

Special Notes: Each entry shall be listed “For Sale by Artist” and CCAC shall have the opportunity for purchase, with one entry being chosen for a purchase which will become a permanent display within the community.

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2024-25 Dexter Art Gardens Temporary Sculpture Display

Dexter, Michigan

Summary: The “Dexter Art Gardens” is an annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Five (5) temporary outdoor artworks will be juried and placed on temporary display with the City’s permanent collection for one (1) year: June 2024 – May 2025. The selected pieces will be installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations in historic Dexter, Michigan.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive an $900 stipend.

Deadline: 3/4/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to all artists 18 years of age and older.

Special Notes: Seeking Threedimensional artwork suitable in scale and materials for public outdoor display.

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Utah State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Logan, Utah

Summary: Utah State University, in partnership with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Public Art Program, requests qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific artwork(s) for the new College of Veterinary Medicine in Logan, Utah.

Budget: $166,000

Deadline: 3/8/24, 11:59p.m. Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to professional artists and artist teams; artists who belong to a historically underrepresented population are strongly encouraged to apply. Utah artists will be given additional weight in the selection process. Applicants must have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other).

Special Notes: Please review the full RFQ in order to learn more about the potential artwork locations.

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Pioneer Sculpture RFQ

St. Michael, Minnesota

Summary: The St. Michael Historical Society is seeking the credentials of an artist who will create a sculpture to be placed permanently in the city park. The sculpture would honor the memory of the pioneer founders while also connecting them to the people who now call St. Michael their home. The pioneers were hard-working, sturdy people with a deep religious faith. In some ways they clung to their German heritage, but in many other ways they simply wanted to prosper and be very American. They were not unlike many immigrants today. Our hope is that the art will invoke understanding and/or respect for the city’s founding settlers while giving present and future generations a way to connect to their home.

Budget: $7,000 (Selected artists, up to seven (7), will be awarded $1,000 to create a full proposal.) Budget for the final piece has not yet been determined*

Deadline: 3/9/24

How to apply: Online at the St Michael Historical Society site

Eligibility Requirements: The RFQ is open to all professional artists residing in the U.S. although we are especially interested in Minnesota/regional artists. Artists with a track record of previous public art projects are preferred, but emerging artists may also apply.

Special Notes: The St. Michael Historical Society is not set on a particular vision for this artwork; however, something very abstract is less desirable.

*Since funding for the second phase is not yet secured and is dependent on grant application timelines, the selected artist must be able to be flexible with a timeline which could take 1-3 years for completion.

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Quad City Arts Sculpture Program

Quad City region of Illinois and Iowa

Summary: The rotating Public Sculpture program facilitated by Quad City Arts offers established and emerging public sculptors the chance to compete for multiple sites throughout the Quad City region. Artists may submit up to eight pieces to be considered for all sites. Sites are in the cities of Rock Island & Moline, Illinois; Bettendorf, Davenport, Clinton and DeWitt, Iowa. Between 20-30 sculptures will be needed to fill all spots.

Budget: Artists may have multiple sculptures chosen with a $1500 stipend paid per sculpture

Deadline: 3/10/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all artists within the United States

Special Notes: Sculptures will be for sale. More than sixteen sculptures have been purchased since the beginning of this program in 2002.

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Art on the Move 2024-2025

Longmont, Colorado

Summary: Art on the Move (AOTM) is an art on loan program that exhibits artwork by regional artists in Longmont, Colorado for up to one year. Regional artists are invited to submit up to three different pieces of sculpture, in separate applications, to be considered for installation outdoors.

The Art in Public Places Commission is seeking to display unique, original artwork of a diverse range. All artwork must be size/scale appropriate to available space; work will be installed in predetermined spaces selected by the panel. No additional lighting will be provided for any of the artwork. A

Budget: Select artists will receive a stipend of $1,000 per piece after delivery and installation of the artwork. 

Deadline: 5:00p.m. 3/10/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists in the region without regard to race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the Longmont Public Art Administrator.

Special Notes: The selection panel will consider the following criteria in its review of submitted artwork: appropriateness, durability, uniqueness, compatibility with an available site, and safety.

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