Feb 2024 Call for Artists (updated 2-11-24)

Update: Today we have added 17 Calls and RFQs for sculptors, several with opportunities for multiple sculptors. That means there are a LOT more opportunities for you coming in the last couple weeks of February!

Today we announce 20 call for artists with deadlines in Feb, 2024, plus a sneak peak of a deadline of March 1 (just to keep you on your toes!) Read through and find the right call for you.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in Jan (latter half) at our previous call for artists.


2024 Wrangell Mountains Center Residency

McCarthy, Alaska

Summary: The Wrangell Mountains Center (WMC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is connecting people with wildlands through art, science, and education in Alaska. The Wrangell Mountains Residency Program aims to support visual artists of all genres, performers, and writers. Artists from the global majority, who are underrepresented, marginalized, Alaska Natives, etc. are especially encouraged to apply. The residency will provide unrestricted work time and space to focused individuals. We invite applicants from a diversity of backgrounds with creative and inquisitive minds who will both add to and benefit from the interdisciplinary efforts at our campus in McCarthy, Alaska and the surrounding Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Please consider how you might engage with the local ecology, community, or history before applying.

We plan to host four residents during two two-week periods in the summer (June 5-19 and July 30-August 13). Teams of two artists are welcome to apply and will be awarded two of the four residency slots.

Budget: Each resident will be provided with a furnished live/work space. These spaces are rustic but sufficiently equipped to provide basic comforts, a productive space, and privacy as well as the opportunity for immersion in the natural world and the human community. Residents will have access to common areas on campus and a fully stocked kitchen supplemented by several staff-prepared simple, healthy, vegetarian meals inspired by our garden and shared communally with WMC staff, students, and visitors.

Deadline: 2/1/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: We invite artists and writers of all genres and stages in their careers to apply for two-week residencies at our campus in McCarthy, Alaska during the summer 2024. Artists from the global majority, who are underrepresented, marginalized, Alaska Natives, etc. are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Entry Fee: $25.00

Participants should come prepared with all the necessary research materials and art supplies since they are not available for purchase locally. Please communicate specific needs for the residency period to ensure enjoyment and productivity. Limited wi-fi internet is available (but not reliable!) and the ability to charge electronic devices is dictated by solar power availability.

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The North Carolina Zoo and North Carolina Zoo Society RFQ

Asheboro, North Carolina

Summary: The North Carolina Zoo and North Carolina Zoo Society announce a new Call to Artists. Open to artists (and artist teams) for the design, fabrication, and installation of permanent outdoor artwork for installation within the continent of Asia.

At the Zoo we strive to protect wild life and wild places and to inspire the conservation of the natural world with our guests. Our animal Art in the Park plays a key role in this effort by providing life-sized, tactile representations for our guests to experience

Budget: $250,000

Deadline: Midnight 2/2/24

How to apply: email, see link

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists or artist-led teams are eligible to apply. Applicants must be aged 18 and above and have experience with successfully managing and completing at least on similarly commissioned project. Special consideration will be given to Asian artists and/or artists native to North Carolina. 

Special Notes: The Zoo features over 150 art pieces that range from wall art, to animal sculptures and paintings that emulate nature’s diversity.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including application instructions


2024 Art on Parade

Northglenn, Colorado

Summary: Northglenn Arts is conducting an open entry competition to select six sculptures ─ valued at no more than $35,000 each ─ to be part of Northglenn’s “Art on Parade” on-loan sculpture program. The selected pieces will be installed for a period of one year at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park surrounding Webster Lake in Northglenn, Colorado.

Since the program’s inception in 2001, with funding provided by the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF), Northglenn Arts has purchased each of the People’s Choice winning sculptures. Although the purchase of the People’s Choice winner is not guaranteed, it is the goal to purchase permanent art for the City of Northglenn through the program

Budget: Each of the six finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium to help offset their expenses. In addition, $1,000 will be awarded to the artist who is the recipient of the annual “People’s Choice Award.”

Deadline: 2/2/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Submitted sculptures are to be garden-sized or larger (at least three feet in one dimension) and valued at no more than $35,000. The sculpture must be completed before the submission deadline.  Edition sizes over 50 will not be accepted.

Special Notes: Any subject matter already represented in Northglenn’s permanent collection will not be accepted. Artist is responsible for familiarizing themselves with the collection by visiting https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/northglenn-arts-humanities-foundation/collections

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Maui Public Art 2024 Request for Proposals

Maui, Hawai’i

Summary: Maui Public Art Corps is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization founded in 2020 to connect people, place and story through the development of exceptional public art. Created in response to our successful 2018 SMALL TOWN * BIG ART pilot in partnership with the County of Maui + Hale Hō‘ike‘ike at the Bailey House/ Maui Historical Society, our work extends these Wailuku-based activities to a countywide movement.

We are currently seeking artist proposals that interpret stories from our Hui Mo‘olelo program as works of visual, performance or experiential public art. To create an efficient panel selection process, applicants are asked to base their proposals off of the excerpts listed at Hui Mo‘olelo, yet upon invitation to join may choose any part of the full recording for the final project. 

There are 2 projects that may most appeal to our sculptors. Both are for temporary installations.

Budget: see link for full details.

Deadline: 2/4/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists 18 years and older are invited to apply

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $10.00 Please view photos and additional details at https://www.mauipublicart.org/apply.html

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Evergreen Sculpture Walk 2024-2025

Evergreen, Colorado

Summary:

Sculpture Evergreen merged with Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) on January 1, 2023. The two organizations finalized an agreement to become one, with Sculpture Evergreen becoming a part of CAE. Over the years, Sculpture Evergreen created a highly-respected program of public art acquisition to beautify open spaces and public buildings in Evergreen, CO, in the foothills west of Denver. A critical component of Sculpture Evergreen’s mission is the annual Sculpture Walk, and Center for the Arts Evergreen is proud to continue this legacy.

Initiated in 1999, this is a juried exhibition of up to 16 large sculptures suitable for OUTDOOR DISPLAY. All works must be original. 

Sculptures will be installed Saturday, June 8, 2024. Artists must be present for their installation. Artists must also be present for the deinstallation during the first week of June 2025. CAE shall make reasonable efforts to sell the art during the Sculpture Walk.

Budget: A stipend of $1,200 will be awarded for each accepted sculpture. In addition, there is a Juried Award of $1,000 for artistic excellence.

Deadline: 2/4/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artwork may not have been shown previously in the Evergreen Sculpture Walk or in any exhibition at Center for the Arts Evergreen. Sculptures must be at least 4 feet tall to be eligible.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $35.00

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Houston Public Works Civilian Employee Memorial RFQ

Houston, Texas

Summary: On behalf of Houston Public Works (HPW), the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, and install a memorial honoring 30 City of Houston employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This artwork will be proposed for a location within Buffalo Bayou Park, a 2.3-mile-long municipal park located on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, west of Downtown, Houston.

Budget: $165,000

Deadline: February 5, 2024, 5:00 PM CST

How to apply: Submittable, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all Houston area artists and artist teams over 18 years of age to work at the required scale and have availability to accomplish by the deadline. “Houston Area Artist” is defined by the following: Currently residing within the Greater Houston Area: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, or Waller counties

Special Notes: Artwork should be void of electrical or water features and be developed with the consideration of the flooding nature of the Buffalo Bayou

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Swansea Recreation Center

Denver, Colorado

Summary: he City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s) for the Swansea Recreation Center located at 2650 East 49th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216. A 13-member selection panel of community representatives, arts and design professionals, and civic leaders has been assembled to identify art opportunities and to select and recommend an artist or artist team for this project.

The selection panel members have set forth specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating unique and inspiring works of art for the diverse communities that visit the Swansea Recreation Center.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: February 5, 2024, 11:59 P.M. MST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists residing in the United States.

Special Notes: Denver Arts & Venues is committed to building a public art collection that represents a broad diversity of artists and encourages applicants from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities, including artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/x, People of Color (BILPOC), people with disabilities, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexual, asexual, Two-Spirit+ (LGBTQIA2S+) communities. Denver Arts & Venues also encourages applicants at various stages in their career and applicants practicing a variety of artistic disciplines.

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2024 Art Around Town

Carbondale, Colorado

Summary: The Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission is seeking 15 outdoor street sculptures for the annual rotating “Art Around Town” show. A change in the program this year will allow one artist to potentially secure the opportunity to display up to four original sculptures

The Public Art Commission assists in the marketing and sales of the sculptures to enhance the possibility of an artist commission. An Artist Reception and Community Art Walk takes place on June 6, 2024, and offers every artist an opportunity to market and speak about their sculpture.

Budget: $1,000 honorarium per sculpture awarded. A $250 travel allowance for out-of-town artists will also be awarded.

Deadline: 2/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All sculpture artists may apply who have met the requirements of CAFE.

Special Notes: All sculptures will be placed on random sized blocks of Colorado Yule Marble. Each piece of marble has a custom steel plate adhered to the top of the marble. Sculptures will be tack welded to the steel plate on top of the marble, so it is imperative that every sculpture arrive for installation with a steel plate attached to the bottom of the sculpture. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for installation.

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Connecting Community Public Art Project

Warsaw, Indiana

Summary: The City of Warsaw, Indiana and the Warsaw Public Art Commission (WPAC) present this request for proposals as part of our Artfully Warsaw: Connecting Communities project. We are seeking proposals for outdoor, site-specific public art that will engage the community in its design, content, and/or actual making of the artwork. The artwork will be a permanent piece of Warsaw’s expanding collection of public art.

Budget: Artists will receive $10,000 as an artist stipend. Additionally, up to $10,000 for material and installation cost. A $750 travel & accommodation budget will be available for the artist. $750 is allotted for the shipment of the artwork.

Deadline: 2/8/24 also note: within this listing it says the deadline is Jan 31. At this time we have not been able to verify that the deadline has been extended.

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to a practicing artist or artist team with a professional resume and exhibition record. Artists must demonstrate a history of completing durable public art projects. 

Special Notes: There is a $20 application fee. 

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Ray Charles Easley Memorial Sculpture RFQ

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: This project is generated by the City of Chicago’s Public Art Menu Program, through which DCASE works collaboratively with Aldermanic offices to administer neighborhood public art commissions using discretionary capital funds provided by the City’s Wards. 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.

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: 2/9/24

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: Selection criteria include Meaningful relationship of the artwork with Ray Charles Easley, his likeness and the Austin community.

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Mother’s Milk Art Residency 2024

Newton, Kansas

Summary: Mother’s Milk is an interdisciplinary residency (2, 4, 6 weeks) designed to support visual artists, sound artists/composers, dancer/choreographers, writers or other creatives who are pursuing innovative work in their field. The goal of this program is to provide individuals or collaborative teams with the time and space to pursue their creative projects alongside other residents whose different perspectives, backgrounds and interests offer inspiration and interaction. Work that is more experimental in nature without regard to commercial viability is of special interest, a focus on process over product. Residents have studios in a 1,500 sq. ft. hay barn studio and share housing in a fully renovated 1898 farmhouse.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 2/10/24 (Applications are due February 10, 2024 for May 11 – November 8, 2024 residencies. Jury notification will be mid-March 2024.)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Residents (teams) will be exceptional creative practitioners – including emerging, mid-career and established artists – who desire time and space to work on their projects. Residencies will be awarded based on excellence and merit of project proposal, and the applicant’s interest in and ability to work independently. Residents cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, must be at least 21 years old, and must reside on-site for the duration of the residency. International applicants will need to show proof of English language skills and will be responsible for acquiring appropriate visas if accepted.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $25.00. For more information about fees, financial aid, equipment, and logistics check our website: www.mothersmilkart.com

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Jeremy Ranch Roundabout RFQ

Park City, Utah

Summary: The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board (“SCPAAB”) is pleased to provide an opportunity for artists and artist lead teams to submit qualifications to integrate highly creative three-dimensional artworks to be placed in the two recently constructed roundabouts located at the Jeremy Ranch/Pinebrook exits

Budget: Up to $194,000 for both roundabout locations Up to three finalists will be paid an additional $2,000 for developing their proposal

Deadline: 2/11/24

How to apply: email, including digital images (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams 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 accomplishing work of similar scope, scale, and material and using appropriate materials for Utah’s variable climate. Preference will also be given to those with previous large scale project experience and experience with community engagement. Additional consideration may be given to submissions with stated relevance and ties to Summit County, UT.

Click here to read more about this call for artists and to get link to download PDF with full details


The Stifel Artist Residency

Wheeling, West Virginia

Summary: Oglebay Institute advocates the essential value of arts and nature in our personal lives and its public worth to our community. Experiences in arts and nature break cultural, generational and social barriers, teach commonalities among us, connect people more deeply to the world and open up new ways of seeing.

Each residency is 12 weeks. Three terms are available: Feb 1- April 30, 2024; March 1- May 31, 2024; and April 1 – June 29, 2024. Artists are needed for each term; and may only apply for one term. First residency deadline is 1/14/24, second residency deadline is 2/9/24 and third residency deadline is 3/8/24. This residency program is supported by funding from the EQT Foundation and the Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation.*

While the residency is multi-faceted, one significant goal is to broaden the Stifel Fine Arts Center’s community outreach with seniors (age 65+) in Belmont County, Ohio. The resident artist will collaborate with Stifel Fine Arts Center staff to develop an arts curriculum to engage seniors in learning about and creating original art. The resident artist will participate in professional development with Stifel Fine Arts Center staff and local master artists and will teach workshops and assist teaching classes at the Stifel Center during the regular Spring class session.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 2/11/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The residencies are open to all professional and emerging artists, age 21 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, or marital status. Should have reliable transportation for outreach programs. Preference given to artists working in ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, and/or print making.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $30.00

*The terms are approximate and may be adjusted slightly to accommodate developing schedules. Preference given to artists working in ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, and/or print making.

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Sky Vista Roundabout Public Art

Reno, Nevada

Summary: The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) invites you to submit your qualifications to be eligible for a $120,000 public art commission for the roundabout at Sky Vista Parkway and Silver Lake Road at the entrance to North Valleys Regional Park in Reno, Nevada. This opportunity is open to artists who are at least 18 years old and living and working in the United States.

Budget: $120,000

Deadline: 2/11/2024 11:00 pm PT (note: in one place it says Feb 12 at 3am, but I suggest erring on with the earlier deadline if interested)

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions noted

Special Notes: The review committee will select 3 finalists to interview.

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Call for Entries, 2025-2026 El Paseo Sculpture Exhibition

Palm Desert, California

Summary: El Paseo is the premier shopping district in Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley, located in southern California. The exhibition space consists of eighteen lighted concrete pads located in the median of a prime retail corridor. The artwork will remain on exhibition for approximately two (2) years, with installation tentatively planned for October – November 2024 and de-installation planned for October 2026.

Budget: A $5,000 honorarium will be provided for each selected artwork. Participant is responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork per scheduled date.

Deadline: 2/12/24 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists, galleries, museums/non-profit arts organizations, and private collectors are encouraged to apply. Limited to USA, Canada and Mexico.

Special Notes: All sculptures MUST fit on one (1) of the existing concrete pads. Other height and weight restrictions also apply (see full call for details)

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Historical Park Marker Kiosks

Milpitas, California

Summary: The City of Milpitas invites qualified professional artists to submit concepts for an artist-designed historical park marker kiosk that will be unique to Milpitas and designed to include graphic panels, which will vary by park. Note, fully rendered designs are not required with Concept Proposals.

The City Council has approved this project to commission artist-designed Historical Park Markers to honor these park namesakes and educate the public about their historical importance, as well as provide an opportunity to display art by local residents.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 2/12/24

How to apply: mail, email, file sharing (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: All qualified artists are eligible.

Special Notes: The kiosks should not exceed seven (7) feet in height and should be designed to affix to existing or poured cement pads.

It should be noted that the City’s intention is to commission a special kiosk design that can be replicated, with or without the artist’s direct involvement, at other named parks as funding becomes available. The artist will be offered the opportunity to consult for a reasonable fee on marker placement location and interpretive panel selection for markers in future phases.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including instructions on how to apply


¡Sombra! The Celebration of Shade

Phoenix, Ariona

Summary: The City of Phoenix Department of Arts and Culture seeks to commission nine temporary art installations as part of ¡Sombra! The Celebration of Shade. In 2025, the nine projects will be temporarily located in neighborhood parks throughout Phoenix; in September 2025, they will be reinstalled at Steele Indian School Park for a free, one-day festival celebrating the community’s resilience to heat and the critical importance of shade in Phoenix.

Each proposal must respond to the urban heat challenges in Phoenix by providing communal cooling environments, promoting personal protection from the heat, or other creative tactics that advance Phoenix’s mission to become the leading heat-ready city.

Budget: $75,000 (The all-inclusive budget for each temporary installation is $50,000 – $75,000.)

Deadline: 2/12/2024 5pm Mountain

How to apply: SmartSimple (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all artists and designers, at least 18 years of age, living in the United States regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender. No public art experience is required.

Special Notes: The City of Phoenix is one of eight winners of the Public Art Challenge from more than 150 project proposals received from cities in 40 U.S. states. The project will be developed over the next two years and conclude at a free, one-day festival in September 2025. Visit publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org to learn more about the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge, and stay tuned for updates as Phoenix’s project comes to life at www.phoenix.gov/arts/sombra.

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2024-25 Downtown St. Joseph Sculpture Walk

St. Joseph, Missouri

Summary: The Allied Arts Council and the City of St. Joseph invite regional, national and international sculpture artists to enter a sculpture for the eleventh annual St. Joseph Sculpture Walk. The exhibit opens in June 2024 and runs through May 2025.

Budget: Artists chosen will receive a $750 honorarium per sculpture selected and compete for up to $10,000 in cash prize awards. Each sculpture entered must be available to the public for purchase. Additionally, the Allied Arts Council purchases one sculpture each year and donates it to the City of St. Joseph for its public art collection.

Deadline: February 13, 2024

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: regional, national and international sculpture artists

Special Notes: Artist Fee: $15 for each submission

Click here to read more about this call for artists including downloading application


Hopkins ArtStreet 24-25

Hopkins, Minnesota

Summary: Hopkins ArtStreet is a select, juried public art display centered on charming, historic Mainstreet in Hopkins, MN (15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis). Artists working in all outdoor-tolerant media are invited to apply. Accepted artwork is displayed for approximately one year (May to May).

Larger works (greater than 4′ in one dimension) are encouraged, as are artworks that are interactive, reflective, kinetic or otherwise engage the curiosity and imagination of viewers.

Budget: Selected artists will receive a stipend of $1000 to offset the cost of transportation of their artwork and any other incurred travel/hotel expenses. Artists must be present at the installation of their work.

Deadline: 2/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This exhibition is open to established and emerging artists, working in all media that can withstand outdoor public display. Each artist may submit up to three original artworks for consideration.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $25.00

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Public Art for Various Durham County Buildings

Durham, North Carolina

Summary: The County of Durham, North Carolina is seeking artists or artist teams (“Candidates”) to design and install permanent public artworks in collaboration with County departments and other organizations engaged in capital development projects across Durham County.

Budget: not specified as there are multiple projects

Deadline: 2/15/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to artists eligible to work in the United States, preference will be given to artists from North Carolina and Durham County. Candidates must be professional artists or designers as stated in your resume. Candidates must be age 18 or older and are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Special Notes: Multiple artists will be commissioned for various project locations which include but are not limited to Durham County Administration Building 1, the New 300 E. Main Street Parking Deck, the New 500 East Main Street Parking Deck, and the New Durham County Youth Home.

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Cedar Falls Iowa Trail System Public Art Project

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Summary: The City of Cedar Falls Public Art Committee (CFPAC), under the direction and approval of the Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board (ACB), seeks to commission a series of permanent, cohesive public artwork(s) from an artist or team of artists to be installed along the existing trail system.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 2/15/2024

How to apply: apply by email (download PDF at the link below to get all the details)

Eligibility Requirements: Artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. Finalists will have a demonstrated record of public commissions of similar scale and budget to this project. Project is targeted to be completed by fall 2024.

Special Notes: Artwork Goals: Enhance & highlight the natural beauty of the trails system, reflect the nature and evolving culture of the Cedar Valley, these artworks can also serve as wayfinding and highlight points along the trails. Artworks for this project should engage local residents and tourists visiting Cedar Falls, serving as a recognizable icon for use in promoting the active outdoor lifestyle enjoyed by all who use these trail systems. Pedestrians enjoy these trails on foot (walking or running), by bicycle, or traversing the river – winding through parts of the trail system. The trail system links to beautiful parks, which residents of all ages enjoy.

Click here to read more about this call for artists (download PDF with application instructions)


Connecting Community Public Art Project

Warsaw, Indiana

Summary: The City of Warsaw, Indiana and the Warsaw Public Art Commission (WPAC) present this request for proposals as part of our Artfully Warsaw: Connecting Communities project. We are seeking proposals for outdoor, site-specific public art that will engage the community in its design, content, and/or actual making of the artwork. The artwork will be a permanent piece of Warsaw’s expanding collection of public art.

WPAC welcomes visual artists, sculptors, light and/or sound artists, performing artists, photographers, filmmakers, artist teams, and others to submit a proposal. Artwork size and location is bound to engineering and safety constraints. The location of the artwork will be finalized in collaboration with the selected project/artist(s) and our Public Works department (we have ample options with a variety of qualities and dimensions)

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 2/15/24 (extended deadline)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to a practicing artist or artist team with a professional resume and exhibition record. Artists must demonstrate a history of completing durable public art projects. 

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $20.00

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Denver Arts Festival

Denver, Colorado

Summary: This is the 25th anniversary of the Denver Arts Festival. Show dates May 25 – 26, 2024.

“THE DENVER ARTS FESTIVAL IS A FINE ARTS AND FINE CRAFTS FESTIVAL THAT CONTINUES TO BE DEDICATED TO SHOWCASING COLORADO ARTISTS AND A SELECT GROUP OF NATIONAL ARTISTS.”

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 2/15/2024 (extended deadline)

How to apply: Zapplication (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Learn more about the Denver Arts Festival here

The link to apply is https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=11881


North Valley Aquatics Center

Summary: he Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists or artists’ teams for a site-specific, outdoor public art project that will be located at the North Valley Aquatics Center/Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center. The public art project will be completed in two phases, with Phase I installed by May 2025 and Phase II completed by January 2026.

The winning artist or team will work with local schools in the North Valley to help create the final design for the project and implement installation. The project will represent the cultures, heritage and landscapes of Albuquerque and the North Valley. 

Budget: $75,000.00 ($35,000 for Phase I and $40,000 for Phase II.)

Deadline: 2/16/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to New Mexico-based artists.

Special Notes: The Board seeks artists or artists’ teams working in murals, mosaics, and other large scale public art. Durability and low maintenance of all materials is required. The artist must ensure that the artwork is protected against graffiti and ultraviolet rays. The artist may create the work using materials including but not limited to durable, graffiti and UV-resistant paint, mosaic, steel or other media. The size of the wall where the artwork will be located is approximately 560 square feet (70 feet long by eight feet tall).

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Utah State University Gardner Learning and Leadership Building

Logan, Utah

Summary: Professional artist and artist teams are invited to submit letters of interest and qualifications for the creation of site-specific artwork(s) at Utah State University Gardner Learning and Leadership Building.

Budget: $85,000

Deadline: 2/16/24 11:59p.m. MT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to artists/artist teams residing in the Intermountain West to include: Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

Special Notes: Utah artists and artists of historically underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Houston Public Works Civilian Employee Memorial Request for Qualifications

Houston, Texas

Summary: On behalf of Houston Public Works (HPW), the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, and install a memorial honoring those City of Houston employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This artwork will be proposed for a location within Buffalo Bayou Park, a 2.3-mile-long municipal park located on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, west of Downtown, Houston.

The work that City of Houston employees engage in can be hazardous, at times, and as such there are thirty employees who have lost their lives in the line of civic duty. The site-specific work of public art is intended to highlight these thirty workers, celebrate their strength, and honor their lives through a vibrant and relevant permanent work of public art.

Budget: $165,000

Deadline: 2/19/2024

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all Houston area artists and artist teams over 18 years of age to work at the required scale and have availability to accomplish by the deadline. “Houston Area Artist” is defined by the following: Currently residing within the Greater Houston Area: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, or Waller counties

Special Notes: A panel of three art representatives will review qualified submissions and select a short list of up to three individual artists or artist teams who will develop concept proposals for the opportunity.

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Sculpture/Obelisk and Viaduct Art Installation

Oak Park, Illinois

Summary:

Sculpture/Obelisk: The sough sculpture/obelisk will be the highlight of a public gathering space, located in a popular business district in town. The vision for the piece is to serve as a beacon of the area and to be a distinguishing feature not only to the immediate area and the business district, but to Oak Park as a collective whole.

Viaduct Art Installation: The sought viaduct art installation will be located on both sides of the viaduct walls between North and South Blvd on Oak Park Avenue. The installation should have a significant lighting component, and create an inviting and comfortable space for pedestrians. It will serve as a connection between the north and south sides of the Business District.
The location of both proposed installations sees thousands of vehicles, pedestrians, and tourists daily.

Budget: $250,000 (The budget for the sculpture/obelisk is currently $50,000, and the budget for viaduct art installation is currently $200,000. The budget for both pieces is flexible and the Village is open to increasing the budget depending on the proposal.)

Deadline: 2/20/2024

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Anyone is able to apply except: Village of Oak Park employees and their immediate family members/persons living in their household and Elected officials and their immediate family members/persons living in their household

Special Notes: 2 separate installations

Please visit: www.renewtheavenue.com/ to download the RFQ for more information and how to apply.


Herman Melville Statue

New Bedford, Massachusetts

Summary: The City of New Bedford is seeking proposals from artists for the creation and installation of a permanent, life-sized sculpture depicting author Herman Melville. Melville continues to be a celebrated figure in New Bedford with the annual Moby-Dick read-a-thon at the Whaling Museum and self-guided walking tours of the landscape that inspired the author’s vivid descriptions of the city.

The City is seeking a life-sized sculpture of Herman Melville. The artist can decide between a young Melville, as he looked when visiting New Bedford, or the older, more recognizable version of Melville.

Budget: Artists are asked to submit a proposed budget for their work. Each semi-finalist will be awarded a $2,500 stipend for the development of a proposal, travel, and overnight accommodation for presentation.

Deadline: 2/20/2024

How to apply: GoogleDocs

Eligibility Requirements: All are eligible.

Special Notes: The site for the sculpture will be in a public space in the historic district of downtown New Bedford.

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26th Annual Art on the Streets

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Summary: Art on the Streets (AOTS) celebrates the power of art in public places, turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor gallery of sculptures, murals, and installations. More than 300 works have been exhibited Downtown since AOTS began in 1998 and the creative district is home to more than 50 permanent works, over 40 of which have been purchased through AOTS.

Budget: $2,000 honorarium per artist plus Complimentary lodging during installation of work (up to seven nights for muralists) and on evening of exhibition opening reception. All selected artists are eligible for the following awards.

Additional funds are available for opportunity grants for artists who belong to demographics underrepresented in the public art realm including, but not exclusive to, women, nonbinary individuals, artists who are Black, Indigenous and/or people of color; and artists with disabilities.

Deadline: 2/21/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Art on the Streets is open to artists worldwide.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $15.00 (The application fee is waived for the first application, see call for details)

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Peter Bullough Foundation Fall 2024 Artist Residency

Winchester, Virginia

Summary: The Peter Bullough Foundation in historic downtown Winchester, Virginia provides intimate, focused residencies to emerging artists and writers, including those elevating voices and topics relevant to the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Applications are now being accepted for spring 2024 residencies to work in the private studios and enjoy the garden and former homes of Dr. Peter Bullough. 

The ideal applicant will be self-directed, motivated, able to work independently, and interested in engaging with the local community and fellow residents. Each awarded residency period is four weeks long and shared with 1-2 other artists in residence. Artistic collaborators in groups of 2-3 may apply in one application.

Fall 2024 Residency Dates
August 22 – September 17
September 26 – October 22 
October 24 – November 19

Budget: A $550 stipend is provided to aid in covering supplies, necessities, and food for the month. Free accommodations are offered in Dr. Bullough’s former home, a renovated 1840’s house with private bedrooms and shared common spaces and bathrooms. Private studios and workspaces are located in an adjacent building that also houses the majority of the late Dr. Bullough’s book and art collections. Gardens connect the properties and are also available as open-air workspaces.

Deadline: 2/22/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The PBF accepts applications from emerging artists and scholars working in the following disciplines: architecture, literature, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, music/music composition, playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, theatre, and the visual arts. 

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $5.00

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Sculpture at the River Market Commission Opportunity 2024

Little Rock, Arkansas

Summary: Sculpture at the River Market, Inc. invites professional sculpture artists and/or a sculpture artist team with a demonstrated history of completing permanent, large-scale, public sculpture to submit their qualifications to develop an outdoor sculpture.

How the sculpture is ultimately sited is based on how your proposal best utilizes the space. Your proposal may only be viewed from the Chamber building. Your proposal may simultaneously be viewed from the Chamber and Hwy 10. The hedge may remain or be removed. There is no preferred option. We look forward to reviewing your original works.

Budget: Semifinalists will receive a $500.00 honorarium to develop project proposals. Up to $60,000.00-Commission to the artist chosen for the commission. The budget is inclusive of the artist fee and all expenses for sculpture, including but not limited to design, materials, supplies, equipment, fabrication, structural engineering, transportation, installation, and insurance.

Deadline: 2/22/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all fine art sculptors who are residents of and/or working in the United States.

Special Notes: Entry Fee (2024 Call): $5.00

If chosen to be a finalist, the artist must travel to Little Rock, Arkansas to present their proposal to the Sculpture at the River Market patrons in late April 2024 at the “A Night in the Garden” party in Little Rock. The party is a private ticketed event. Patrons will view and discuss the finalist’s proposal. A travel stipend of up to $500.00 will be awarded to each finalist for transportation to and from Little Rock. Sculpture at the River Market provides a hotel room for one night’s stay in Little Rock at the River Market.

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Downtown Welcome Art for the Town of Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Colorado

Summary: The Town of Castle Rock Public Art Commission seeks proposals of artworks to welcome residents and visitors to the northern entrance of Downtown Castle Rock at the northeastern intersection of Interstate 25 and Wilcox Street.

The ideal piece could tell the local story or history, strengthen community pride, evoke feelings of inspiration or joy, encourage fun and play or outdoor recreation, cultivate community dialogue, foster reflection, promote unity and connectedness or instill a sense of home and place.

Budget: $200,000 (The budget for this commission, including all elements and the artwork’s foundation and lighting, is $200,000. Once a finalist is selected and under contract, 10% of the project budget will be paid to the artist for their design. The project will commence the following year (or as soon as possible) once funds are secured and the project and its budget is approved by Town Council.)

Deadline: 2/25/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The request for proposal is open to all artists/artist teams with legal status to work in the United States without preference to racial/ethnic origins, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or disability.

Special Notes: The proposed artwork should be distinctive in design, color and subject matter and appropriate for public viewing of all ages. The piece will ideally be colorful to contrast the existing tan/concrete surrounding installation site.

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City View Park Public Art

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Summary: The City of Virginia Beach seeks a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install a freestanding and interactive sculpture(s) for City View Park. This sculpture will serve as an invitation for families and children to play, engage, and explore in new and unique ways while in the park.

The artwork should balance the themes of community and learning with the invocation of whimsy and joy. Suggestions for inspiration include nature and wildlife, music, art history, human history, science, and visitor collaboration.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 2/26/2024

How to apply: Online using JotForm (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Local and national professional artists or artist teams are eligible to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. Applicants must have experience with community-based projects and to have successfully managed and completed at least one similar commissioned project.

Special Notes: A high priority of this project is accessibility and offering individuals with and without disabilities a variety of multi-sensory ways to interact with and explore the artwork. Potential opportunities for accessibility may include the integration of light, sound, movement, color, pattern, texture, etc.

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Midwest Sculpture Initiative “Spring Series”

Project Head (H3)

Summary: The Midwest Sculpture Initiative is proud to be organizing a total of ­­­­­13 outdoor sculpture exhibits for the 2024-2025 exhibition year. The “Spring Series” will consist of 7 exhibits. Attached you will find the Midwest Sculpture Initiative’s Call for Entries for the 2024-2025 “Spring Series”.

Budget: All exhibits offer a stipend of $1000 per sculpture. We are offering three annual awards. The “Over-Achievers Award” paying $250, to any and all sculptors who get into ALL exhibits, the “Dammit, Just Missed It Award” will pay $200. to any and all sculptors who get in 12 exhibits, and the “Hey, I Got Real Close Award“. pays $150. to any and all sculptors who get into 11 exhibits. Good Luck!

Deadline: 2/28/2024

How to apply: you can send us your entry via email as well as snail mail

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Submitted before? Feel free to submit the same sculpture to a different exhibition in this group this year, even if it didn’t get in before.

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250Lex Public Art Project

Lexington, Kentucky

Summary: In preparation for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of Lexington, Mayor Linda Gorton identified new public art as a priority for the 2025 anniversary year. A prominent outdoor site along Main St. in downtown Lexington, at the front of the Robert Stephens Courthouse Plaza, has been selected for the artwork. This will be the largest work of public art ever commissioned by the City of Lexington.

The goal is for this public art project to celebrate artistic excellence in a work of art that will activate the site, and create an art space that will draw people in, engage the community, and encourage social interaction in the heart of downtown Lexington. This work of art, in a prominent city setting, will elevate a sense of awareness of our community and help to cultivate a shared cultural identity and sense of belonging. While acknowledging this important historical milestone for the City of Lexington, and working within the surrounding design of the Courthouse Plaza, the primary purpose for this art commission is to create a highly visible and site-specific work of art that is timeless and that will express a forward-looking, ambitious, positive, and hopeful gaze toward the future.

Budget: $850,000 (The budget for artwork is up to $750,000 all-inclusive of all costs for the project, including artist fees, other consultants’ and subcontractors’ fees, insurance, engineering, materials, fabrication, and transportation, and lighting. There is an additional $100,000 allowance for site prep for the project.)

An additional $50,000 will be designated to support future conservation and maintenance of the artwork.

Deadline: 2/29/2024 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists and design teams must be professional and practicing artists who can demonstrate experience in successfully executing large-scale public art projects. Artists must be legally able to work in the United States and be at least 18 years of age. Artists not meeting these requirements will not be considered.

Special Notes: Each invited finalist will be awarded $5,000 upon receipt of completed proposals. In addition, there will be a travel allowance of up to $1,500 per finalist to visit Lexington and the selected site upon shortlisting and again to present their proposal in person.

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Mare Island Artyard Sculpture Exhibition

Vallejo, California

Summary: Mare Island Artyard sculpture exhibition is currently planning our 4th year of art installations that will be on public display from mid-May 2024 through mid-May 2025 on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA. Mare Island is a peninsula that was home to the oldest Naval Base on the West Coast. It still has an active ship port, residential communities, nature preserve, a brewery, distillery, and is a destination for special events including concerts and races.

Previous years we have curated directly from artists/fabricators that build art for Burning Man, so in this spirit we are seeking art that is contemporary, imaginative, and suitable for a very broad general public. 

You must commit to keeping your installation on display for a period of 12 months from mid-May 2024 through mid-May 2025 (precise installation and strike dates will be worked out with the selected artists).

Budget: We will be selecting six (6) self-standing installations to receive a stipend from $3,000 – $10,000 depending on the size and quality of the art.

Deadline: 2/29/2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: There are design and construction requirements, but no eligibility requirements are noted.

Special Notes: Event Dates: 5/15/24 – 5/15/25

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ArtSites 2024

Monument, Colorado

Summary: The Town of Monument is launching its annual ArtSites call to artists for 12 sculptures to be located on pedestals throughout the Monument area.  The pieces will be displayed for one year. Selected artists will be awarded a $1,000 stipend for each selected piece. 

New as of 2022 is a partnership with Otocast; a mobile app that can be downloaded at no cost.  Otocast has prepared an audio driving and walking tour of the outdoor public art in the TriLakes area.  QR codes will bring up individual pieces with audio descriptions recorded by the artists.

Budget: Selected artists will be awarded a $1,000 stipend for each selected piece.

Deadline: 2/29/2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: ArtSites does not have eligibility requirements.

Special Notes: However, applicants must have means to deliver sculpture piece to Monument by the install date in the week of June 17th, 2024 and be prepared to take custody of sculpture at the end of exhibit period.

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March 1 Deadline: Sneak Peak!


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

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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