Call for Artists Oct 30-Nov 8

Following are 8 opportunities for sculptors with deadlines in the next 10 days. Projects range widely in scope and location, so read through and find the one best for you. Remember that a RFQ does not require a proposal for your design, so don’t let a tight deadline stop you from applying if you are interested in one of those!

Request for Qualifications Iconic Art Work at The Culver Steps

Culver City, California

Summary: LeBasse Projects and Hackman Capital Partners seek one or more artist(s) or artist team to develop iconic and dynamic artwork for The Culver Steps.

The artwork will be located at The Culver Steps. Artists are encouraged to think creatively and expansively about the space. This art commission is intended to be an iconic, immersive, and monumental work that will both complement the plaza and become a destination in its own right. The resulting commission should be bold, eye-catching,and even mind-bending, as well as thoughtful and engaging. The installation should be engaging day and night.

Budget: $1.5-$2 million

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019

How to apply: by email to:

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists or artist teams who meet the following criteria:

  • Artists must have completed other public commissions on a similar large scale
  • Artists must have success in translating innovative concepts into large-scale public artworks
  • Artists must demonstrate high-level of creativity when engaging in the public space, and show a capability to introduce unusual ways of approaching existing architectural,landscape, or other elements
  • Artists must have experience in coordinating large-scale public art installations with a diverse team
  • Artists must have a positive critical regard and demonstrated retention of value in work

This is the first step, the Request for Qualifications. Selected artists will then move to step 2 which is the Request for Proposals.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including what to provide when you apply

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

Orlando, FL

Summary: The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks an artist or artist team(s) to develop artwork for the new Back to Nature (BTN) Wildlife Refuge Center located at Eagles Roost, an Orange County Green PLACE property managed by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The Green PLACE program is an Orange County public land acquisition and land management program. This project includes five (5) new buildings that will replace existing portables. The values of nature, history, community and nonurban lifestyle should inform the art.

Budget: $31,500

Deadline: 10/30/19 midnight mountain time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any media. Student artists may apply, if they can secure an experienced public artist to serve as a mentor to oversee their work.

Special Notes: Artwork should reflect the mission of the Back to Nature facility that serves as a rehabilitation center for injured native animals and an educational center for children and adults to learn about nature with help from the resident animal ambassadors (animals unable to be returned to the wild). Many people with impairments find empathy and connection with animals living with impairment

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Art Around the Corner

St. George, Utah

Summary: St. George Art Around the Corner Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and bringing fine art to Southern Utah. An annual show in April of each year selects and installs 3D public art.

Budget: Artists whose work is accepted for inclusion in the Around the Corner outdoor sculpture gallery will receive a stipend of $1,000, two tickets to the Artists Gala, hotel accommodations for one night, and breakfast on Saturday.

Deadline: 5pm Mountain Time, October 31, 2019

How to apply: online at the Art Around the Corner website

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to all artists, regardless of race, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. To be considered, artists must have demonstrated experience creating work of similar scope and scale. 

Special Notes: Artworks are loaned to Art Around the Corner for one year, and all sculptures are offered for sale or lease to public and private collectors.

St. George Art Around the Corner Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and bringing fine art to Southern Utah. An annual show in April of each year selects and installs 3D public art.

Materials used should be able to withstand Southern Utah’s variable climate ranging from 25 degrees in the winter to 112 degrees in the summer months. Additionally, all sculptures should be sturdy enough to withstand children climbing on and interacting with the art. Sculptures should be free of any sharp edges or potentially dangerous elements. All submissions must be original creations by the artist.

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Art Vancouver Art Fair

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Summary: Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is announcing an open call for the 6th edition of Art Vancouver, an international art fair held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue.

Art Vancouver draws over 10,000 well-educated buyers & art lovers from all around the world. For four days, April 16 – 19, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work. Space is limited. Different booth sizes are available.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: November 1, 2019

How to apply: on their website

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The Ogden Honors College at LSU

Baton Rouge, LA

Summary: The concept for the Ogden Honors College Campus is based on a model established by Oxford and Cambridge Universities more than 700 years ago – one in which students live together and take part in educational and social programming within that living space.

Located at the French House, a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this exterior sculptural project/ installation will serve as a beacon and a gathering place at the entryway to the Honors College. The project should be consistent with the college’s vision, values, and mission to engage a diverse populations of high achieving students in a dynamic interaction of outstanding instruction, innovative research and public service.

Budget: $125,000

Deadline: 11/1/19 10:59PM CT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Special Notes: All artists must have a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated professional visual art experience (NOT STUDENT WORK)

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2020 Art on the Street

Lafayette Colorado

Summary: Exhibit your sculpture in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado.  Artists who participate in Lafayette’s Art on the Street program tell us we are one of the best programs they’ve experienced. As we enter our 12th year, we have 19 Art on the Street sculpture locations to fill.

Budget: If your sculpture is selected our honorarium is $1,000 for a one year installation.  Three additional prizes also are awarded, the $1000 Jean Mellblom Award for Artistic Excellence, the $500 People’s Choice Award, and the $500 Most Inspiring

Deadline: 11/4/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: In addition to the Art on the Street Program, Lafayette has over 40 permanent pieces, an Alley Art Amazin’ program with over 80 murals painted in our alleyways and neighborhoods, and several excellent gallery spaces.  Lafayette has built a great reputation as a fun arts destination and earned statewide recognition when we won the Governor’s Award for the Arts.  On average, 1-2 sculptures have been purchased from the AOTS program each year. 

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Frederick, MD

Summary: unchARTed will transform three alleys in Downtown Frederick, MD for one year. Participation in the competition is free and open to everyone. All are encouraged to submit their ideas for design installations in pre-identified Downtown Frederick alleys. Entrants are asked to design a spatial installation that can be used for public events and activities. The design must be safe for general public use and be able to function unattended. The design must be able to be constructed within a seven day time frame. Entrants can pre-fabricate a portion of the installation off-site prior to the seven day time frame.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: 11/4/19

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: All are invited to participate in the unchARTed design competition from anywhere in the world. Entrants can submit either individually or as a team.

Special Notes: The winning entrants will build their entries using the prize money. The winning installations will be in place for one year, during which time they will serve as the site of various public events and community activities. unchARTed also will be the focus of significant publicity efforts.

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Request for Proposals: Public Artwork at Innovation Center Station Metro Garage

Herndon, Virginia

Summary: The County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Public Works and Environmental Services invites artists to submit proposals for a permanent 3-dimensional public artwork for the Innovation Center Station Metro Garage Project located at 2345 Innovation Center Drive, Herndon, Virginia. The garage and surrounding development is undergoing construction in the current Capital Improvements Program and anticipates completion in Fiscal Year 2020. The site-specific artwork is to be integrated within context of the larger public space for the project.

Budget: Budget: $100,000

Deadline: November 8, 2019

How to apply: by mail, see their documents for details

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists or artist teams who work in any medium appropriate for outdoor installation in a public setting are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to locally based artists in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, although artists are welcome from anywhere in the United States. Fairfax County is unable to pay travel expenses during the selection process or the design process.

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