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6 Opportunities for Artists from Coast to Coast–with Deadlines Oct 31-Nov 3

Wide range of sculpture opportunities, from temporary exhibits to large scale commission. Budgets range up to $275,000


Sculpture on Sample/ArtWalk: Coral Springs, FL

Call for Artists: Sculpture on Sample/ArtWalk, Coral Springs, FL

Summary: Sample Road and the NW 31st Court ArtWalk are outdoor venues to display public art for the City of Coral Springs.  Along the 1 mile of roadway on Sample Road and the 1600 linear-foot ArtWalk on NW 31st Court, up to eleven (11) sculptures will be temporarily displayed. A flyer along with social media, press releases and local press will be completed on the artworks and artists selected. The city holds festivals throughout the year on the ArtWalk; the sculptures involved with this program will be featured during these events. Of the artworks on display, the Public Art Committee, with input from residents of the city, will select one or more pieces of artwork to purchase for their permanent public art collection.

Budget: Each slected artist will receive $2,000 for temporary exhibition.
Permanent Artwork Purchase Budget:  $38,000

Deadline: October 31, 2017

How to apply: via CaFe.org

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to any professional visual artist with experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts.

Special Notes: Artists should submit pre-existing artworks for purchase. The City of Coral Springs will only purchase unique works of art, unless the series itself has a conceptual basis.

The artwork must be capable of “holding its own” in the temporary location and the artwork’s final location at the NW 31st Court ArtWalk, Sample Rd. or its final location as identified on the Public Art Master Plan.

Artwork must be able to fit on a 4-foot by 5-foot pad. Vertical sculptures will be preferred

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Public Art for the Liberty Warehouse Wall in Durham Central Park, NC

Summary: Durham Central Park, Inc. and the City of Durham are seeking Candidates with experience in creating public art that fosters a unique sense of place to design, fabricate, and install a permanent public artwork at the Liberty Warehouse Apartments wall in Durham Central Park in downtown Durham.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 5pm EST Nov 1, 2017

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be professional artists or designers as stated in your resume, eligible to work in the United States, and age 18 or older.

Special Notes:

Fabrication and installation: April 2018 – July 2018

Project Completion: August 2018

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Rio Grande Farm Park Call for Public Art, Alamosa, CO

Rio Grande Farm Park Call for Artists Alamosa CO

Summary: The Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP), housed within the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (SLVLFC) seeks an artist, art collective, carpenter, craftsperson, or maker of any kind to design and fabricate a permanent, public art installation inclusive of the RGFP landscape. This project uses art to encourage creative placemaking, focusing on the community’s physical, mental, spiritual, creative, and social well-being. The primary goal of this work is to serve its community’s interest, while promoting transformation that develops quality of place. The committee will consider sculptures or objects that can be physically engaged as seating elements.

This includes, but is not limited to, sculpture, earthworks, benches and landscape architecture. The sitting places should provide cross cultural opportunities for meditation, healing, and health.

Budget: $1,000- 10,000

Deadline: midnight Mountain Time, Nov. 1, 2017

How to apply: Applications can be hand delivered, mailed, or submitted electronically. Please send applications to the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition office or email files in a single PDF format to Marlena Antonucci at rtsinsociety.rgfp@gmail.com.

Eligibility Requirements: The RGFP seeks to promote inclusive participation in and engagement with the arts. Thus, this RFQ is open to all. This includes, but is not limited to, craftspeople, engineers, artists, art collectives, or self-identifying creatives. Preference will be given to SLV residents.

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Read about the Master Plan for this project

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MARVIN E. MILLER, JR. MEMORIAL Airport Aviation Sculpture RFQ

Lancaster PA Airport Memorial Call for Artists

Summary: The Lancaster Airport Authority of Lititz, PA, seeks to commission an artwork to be permanently installed outside the main entrance to the Lancaster Airport Terminal Building

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 2pm Eastern Time, 11/3/17

How to apply: by mail, email, or file sharing

Eligibility Requirements: This Public Art commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, and designers, or a team thereof, capable of designing the piece, arranging the fabrication, and working with the Lancaster Airport Authority to install the final artwork. There are no geographic limitations, however, the Lancaster Airport Authority cannot provide transportation or housing. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

Special Notes: This artwork should:
Be a showpiece at the entrance to the Lancaster Airport Terminal Building
Reflect the nature of aviation as it relates to the Lancaster Airport
Inspire visitors and employees to consider the value of aviation in our community

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Bellevue Downtown Park: NE Entrance Art, Bellevue, WA

Summary: The City of Bellevue is seeking an artist or artist team to join the Bellevue Downtown Park design team to integrate a signature public art feature into a new park entrance. The recommendation is for a permanent art installation to create a significant entrance that responds to the existing park design and neighborhood dynamic. The gateway should serve as a welcoming beacon to the park as well as a recognizable landmark. The notion of “gateway” is wide, providing the artist latitude to work closely with the design team to potentially leverage other park features and/or integrate into park infrastructure as the art opportunity.

Budget: $275,000

Deadline: 5pm Pacific Time, 11/3/17

How to apply: Apply via Dropbox or other file sharing service to Josh Heim (jheim@bellevuewa.gov) or deliver by hand at Bellevue City Hall Service First Desk (450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) Only thumb drives will be accepted.

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional artists or artist teams residing in the U.S. and British Columbia. Because the artist is expected to work with the Design Team, the artist selection panel will consider the proximity of the artist’s studio to the project site and the availability of the artist to be present at Design Team meetings.

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Richland Community College Student Success Center, Decatur, IL

Summary: The committee is interested in an interior statement piece, pieces, or permanent installation.

In order for the piece to be durable, safe, and cost effective to maintain, media selections will be limited to fade-resistant and easily cleanable materials such as plastics, metals, glass, stone, wood, brick, and tile. Soft materials subject to fading such as textiles and paper are not suitable for the sun-lit environment.

Budget: $15,000

Deadline: 11/03/2017

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois. Candidates must apply to the Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program, or have already done so after Nov. 1, 2012

Special Notes: read the full RFQ

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