Call for Artists March 2024 part 2 (updated)

One additional opportunity for sculptors with a deadline of March 15 has been posted. This brings the total on this post to 15 calls.

Announcing 14 call for artists with deadlines March 11-20, 2024. Commissions and art on loan programs are in the offerings for this 2nd part of March, 2024

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines March 1-10 at our previous call for artists.


MCRC Outdoor Gathering space

Surprise, Arizona

Summary: The City of Surprise invites artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to lead the design and integration of a creative outdoor gathering space at the new Multigenerational Community Resource Center. he selected design should recognize and celebrate the history, contributions and culture of the Original Town Site, inspire creativity and curiosity, and consider elements of landscaping and shade in the design. A community selection panel will select four finalists to participate in a design proposal phase where they will receive a $2,000 design fee + travel costs to meet with stakeholders, submit design proposals and participate in interviews with the selection panel.

Budget: $400,000

Deadline: 3/11/24

How to apply: Online (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to artists and artist teams in the United States. Artists working in any medium may apply, but designs must translate to a physical three-dimensional artwork. Artist teams may not change over the duration of the project.

Special Notes: If you need accommodations or additional support to complete your application, please contact them at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

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Oregon State University, Withycombe Hall RFQ

Corvallis, Oregon

Summary: Oregon Arts Commission is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for Percent for Art in Public Places opportunities at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon (two commissions).

Budget: The total anticipated art budget for the project is $390,000, which will be shared between two commissions, one exterior and one interior. The exterior commission budget will be $290,000 and the interior will be $100,000.

Deadline: 3/11/24

How to apply: Please see project PDF (link below) for information on how to submit qualifications.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility: Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. Artists living in the Pacific Northwest and those from traditionally or currently underserved communities including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The art selection committee has identified two art zones for the Withycombe project. Other locations may be suggested by artists who are shortlisted to create proposals after visiting the site.

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2024 Art on Loan – South Suburban Public Art Committee

Centennial and Littleton, Colorado

Summary: The 2024 Art on Loan Program administered by the South Suburban Public Art Committee (SSPAC), a committee appointed by the South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) Board of Directors, is accepting proposals to promote and highlight local and Colorado artists and their work. The program is a year-long outdoor exhibit designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride, and enhance the visitor experience around the Goodson Recreation Center (Centennial) and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center (Littleton).

SSPAC seeks applications for up to three (3) sculptures to be placed outdoors at Goodson Recreation Center and up to two (2) at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center.

Budget: A $500 Exhibitor’s Honorarium is provided to each artist after the artwork is installed in June 2024.

Deadline: 3/11/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience, and reputation for completing such a project.

Special Notes: 2 EXHIBITION AREAS: Goodson Recreation Center:  6315 South University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121 OR The Hudson Gardens and Event Center: 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120

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I-25 GIbson Interchange Reconstruction Project – Aesthetic Treatment

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summary: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is seeking an artist or artist team to advise and provide specific recommendations to the design team on the aesthetic treatment of the I-25 Gibson Interchange Reconstruction project in Albuquerque, NM.

Surfaces to be addressed may include bridge parapets, abutments, railings, project retaining walls, and pedestrian fencing as defined by the design team. Treatments may be expressed through color, texture, and unique repeating concrete form liners for vertical surfaces and metallic shapes for fencing. Treatments will address the cultural and natural resource qualities of this part of Albuquerque, and comprise a holistic aesthetic ‘look’ for the interchange without providing a distraction to the traveling public.

Budget: An honorarium of $750 will be paid to each participating semi-finalist who must appear in person to interview with the LSC. The semi-finalist should bring an aesthetic concept to present to the LSC. The selected artist will be compensated as an independent contractor by the consulting engineering firm (Horrocks), $10,000 for the draft alternatives for presentation to the public and $12,000 for the final design.

Deadline: 3/11/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist living in New Mexico are eligible to apply. (Artist living in Albuquerque are highly encourage to apply).

Special Notes: The project area resonates with the profound themes that have shaped the community’s history. It echoes the legacy of farm and labor activism, reflective in the cultural diversity the area is known for. From the African American heritage to the vibrant Asian, Native American, and the diverse Hispano and Latin American influences, this area stands as a living testament to the harmonious coexistence shaped by history and evident in the artistic traditions that carry on today. Maintainability and constructability of proposed features will be important evaluation criteria.

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Request for Qualifications: MAPS 4 Diversion Hub

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Summary: Request for Qualifications to be considered for a 3-Dimensional sculptural installation, to be installed in the new Diversion Hub facility. The artwork’s impact should communicate and reflect the following themes: “taking flight”, empowerment, hope, restoration, and purpose.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: 3/13/24 4pm Central

How to apply: Proposers must register with Periscope (BidSync) and submit their qualifications electronically through Periscope. (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all practicing artists who are at least 18 years of age. All Artists and Artist Teams selected as finalists must attend all required information sessions and site visits. Artist Teams may include Artist Apprentices younger than 18, as long as written permission is provided from the Artist Apprentice’s Parent or Guardian.

Special Notes: All responses to this Call will be evaluated, and up to three (3) finalists for the Project Award will be chosen. The Finalists must attend a mandatory site tour and prepare a Conceptual Design Report to present to the Selection Committee.

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2024-25 Downtown Sculpture Gallery

Auburn, Washington

Summary: The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit applications for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) September 2024 – September 2025 and can be available for sale during that time.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 stipend. At the conclusion of the exhibition a sculpture from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. The purchase budget is $10,000.

Deadline: 3/14/24, 10:59 PM Pacific Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist are required to be living or working in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Montana) and deliver their artwork in person to Auburn, Washington.

Special Notes: Applicants may submit up to ten sculptures for consideration

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Stilson Transit Center

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Summary: The Town of Jackson, Teton County and Jackson Hole Public Art announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork(s) for the Stilson Transit Center in the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Stilson Transit Center (STC) is located at a community crossroads: including the movement of humans, wildlife migration, geological forces, and a wild and scenic river.

Artists will be asked to submit their qualifications. A selection panel unique to this project will identify the 3-5 artists whose qualifications best fit the goals of the project. The invited artists will be provided with a stipend to create a site-specific proposal. The selection panel will then identify the concept that is the best fit for the project goals. One finalist will be invited for a site-visit, and to interact with the community as they refine their concept into a final proposal.

Budget: $110,000

Deadline: 3/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists living and workin in the United States are invited to apply who meet the criteria described below.

Special Notes: Public art will beautify and humanize the new Stilson Transit Center, which can help boost ridership and improve user experience. Public art will enliven the transit center, visually engaging riders who are waiting to catch a bus or a shuttle.

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Pentwater Public Arts: Sculpture Walk 2024/25

Pentwater, Michigan

Summary: The sculpture walks from 2022 and 2023 resulted in two sculpture purchases each year. Four works now have permanent homes in the downtown area and the PAC is looking for entries this year that reflect themes such as Pentwater history, water, nature, flora and fauna, the seasons and even the produce grown in Oceana county (asparagus, blueberries, cherries, apples, etc). The selected piece will be on display June 2024 through the end of May 2025.

Budget: Each of the five artists chosen will receive an honorarium of $3000. Additional monies have been raised for a “Best of Show” award and also a purchase award.

Deadline: 3/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and all artwork must be original and executed by the applicant. Artwork must be completed by the time of installation.

Special Notes: Jury Dates: 3/16/24 – 3/24/24

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Arkansas River Corridor Improvement Project – West Bank – Douglas to Waterman

Wichita, Kansas

Summary: LK Architecture and the City of Wichita invite professional artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of completing complex, permanent, outdoor public art projects to submit their qualifications The intent of the RFQ is to procure a public art planning consultant who will be responsible for coordinating with the design team and City staff to determine appropriate locations and scope of integrated public art within the project and conducting a Call for Artists to provide the artwork.

Budget: $700,000 to be spent on public art for this project. This budget shall include fees for the Public Art Planning Consultant and all artist(s) creative work, art, and installation on site.

Deadline: 3/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The role of Public Art Planning Consultant is open to professional artists and art consultants with proven experience and expertise in large-scale public art projects, who live and work in the United States of America.

Special Notes: This RFQ is open to both individual consultants and consultant teams. Preference may be given to individuals who qualify as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

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Ray Charles Easley Memorial Sculpture RFQ

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: Successful public art proposals will approach the artwork’s subject with a deep understanding of Ray Charles Easley’s personal story and his leadership role in impacting the Westside of Chicago. Successful proposals will address its site with a bold and creative vision that is sensitive to the historic setting. Designs will be informed by a robust community engagement process involving the artist and interacting with project area neighborhood residents, Ray Charles Easley’s family, historians and organizers. Designs should include elements of an appropriate size, scale, likeness and orientation to engage viewing from multiple potential vantage points.

Budget: Finalists will be paid a $1,000 honorarium to develop proposals. The artwork commission will be $75,000, inclusive of all costs and fees for the artist to execute the project from design through structural engineering, fabrication, site preparation, and installation.

Deadline: 3/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open nationally to all professional artists and artist teams, though the project advisory panel may have a preference for locally-based artists and artist teams.

Special Notes: Proposals must follow all requirements per the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) regarding placement of art within the public right of way

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Bates Street Public Art Bench Project

Keller, Texas

Summary: The portion of Bates St. where the public art bench will be installed is a recently reconstructed festival street featuring string lighting, gateway structures and food truck accommodations. The ideal bench will be useful, aesthetically pleasing, and contribute to the place-making goals of the improvements project. There is no theme for the art bench. The bench must be family-friendly and appropriate for public display. Phase I – Applicants are asked to submit sketches of proposed benches that will be reviewed by the Board.

Budget: $8,000 to include design, fabrication and installation of the bench.

Deadline: 3/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible artists must reside in Texas.

Special Notes: Artists are invited to submit up to three original designs for consideration.

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40th Streetscape – Public Art Project

Emeryville, California

Summary: four plazas will serve as locations for art installations or integrated materials envisioned by artists. The Project encompasses various physical enhancements, including the installation of street furniture and landscaping—ranging from bus shelters to trash cans. While each of these facilities adheres to a standard specification for security purposes, they won’t be directly designed by an artist. Instead, they present an opportunity for artists to conceive and design fitting installations that can be affixed to these street furniture elements or hardscapes. Lastly, the Streetscape project marks the initiation of the first phase of a Citywide wayfinding program. Artists will be responsible for designing and providing print-ready imagery of an icon determined through a community process, to be featured in signs printed and installed by the City

Budget: $500,000

Deadline: 3/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to teams consisting of visual artists specializing in outdoor public art installations and designers with expertise in iconographic development, and potentially landscape architects, all residing in the United States

Special Notes: The 40th Streetscape Public Art RFQ theme is “Bringing Nature into the Urban Streetscape”

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M2R TrailFest 2024 Sculpture Tour

Marietta, Georgia

Summary: Each May, the Marietta Arts Council celebrates the thriving art scene of the City of Marietta with an all day festival, M2R Trailfest, that debuts new and exciting public art installations along the Mountain to River Trail. The M2R Trail is an urban walking and biking trail that runs through downtown Marietta. The Marietta Arts Council is seeking proposals for 3D artwork to be featured in a 1 year exhibition in various locations along and near the M2R Trail.

Budget: All artists are asked to submit a cost breakdown of installation and stipend needs for the exhibition of their work. All costs associated with the project should be inclusive of, but not limited to, artists design fees, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses, and any other costs related to the project. Please provide a cost breakdown for a 1 year installation.

Deadline: 5pm Eastern 3/15/24

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This RFP is open to all professional artists or artist teams over the age of 18. Artists local to the greater metro-Atlanta area are especially encouraged to apply, but all artists both national and international are welcome to apply as well.

Special Notes: Artists are invited to submit a detailed concept design proposal including the specific site (or list of suggested sites) for the work.

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2024 Bonnaroo Call for Artists at Nashville International Airport

Nashville, Tennessee

Summary: The Bonnaroo Works Fund in partnership with Arts at the Airport, are seeking proposals for 4 temporary public artwork Bonnaroo-themed displays at BNA, in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling

Each artist will be applying to create a site-specific sculpture/kinetic mobile for one skylight that will be located on two different concourses throughout BNA. There are 4 skylights, 1 on B and 3 on C. Each application will be for one skylight. Artists will be assigned to a specific skylight after being selected to exhibit in the competition.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $4,500 and 2 General Admission Weekend Passes + 1 Car Camping Pass to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Deadline: 3/17/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All U.S. Citizens ages 18+

Special Notes: Project may NOT include elements requiring electricity or maintenance after installation.

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University of Oregon, Heritage Project

Eugene, Oregon

Summary: The Oregon Arts Commission is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for Percent for Art in Public Places opportunities at the University of Oregon’s Heritage Project, in Eugene, Oregon. The Heritage Project includes the full renovation and restoration of both historic University Hall and Villard Hall, to create sustainable, innovative and flexible spaces that support general studies and the Departments of Mathematics, Theatre Arts and Cinema Studies. University and Villard Halls are the two founding buildings of the University of Oregon. Together, along with the surrounding grounds, the buildings are designated a National Historic Landmark site. The Heritage Project considers layers of time and that which is valued through cycles of change over many generations. It embodies a circle of life, decay, and renewal; integrating historic and contemporary to inspire a thoughtful convergence of tradition and innovation.

Budget: $486,000 (The total anticipated art budget for the project is $486,000, which will be allocated to three commissions at three different locations. The budget for an exterior commission will be $300,000; for the interior of Villard Hall, $116,000; and for the interior of University Hall, $70,000.)

Deadline: 3/18/24, 5pm Pacific

How to apply: Please see project PDF (below) for instructions on how to submit qualifications.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility: Open to all professional artists and artist teams residing in the United States. Artists from the Pacific Northwest and those who are from traditionally or currently underserved communities including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The committee will review submitted qualifications and select up to three finalists to create concept proposals for each art zone. Finalists selected for each zone will create a concept proposal and will receive a design fee of one percent of the commission budget for that zone.

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