Jan 11-20, 2021 Call for Artists

We are happy to share with our sculptor readers 11 new call for artists with deadlines Jan 11 – Jan 20, 2021. Included are opportunities for sculptors to participate in on-loan programs as well as commissions.

There are other sculpture calls with deadlines through Jan 10 in our earlier post which you can read here.

City Heights Residence Hall

Denver, Colorado

Summary: Qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating custom mural or wall-mounted artworks for the City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons on the University of Colorado Denver’s campus in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Budget: $20,000-40,000

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2021

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be residents of the United States.

Special Notes: The total value will be considered in selection process and cost will be a significant factor in the selection.If selected to present a proposal, artists are encouraged to break down the cost by piece.

Semi-finalist artists will receive $1,000 as an honorarium for the creation of a design proposal.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply

Sculpture on the Move!

Manchester, Missouri

Summary: We are now accepting applications for the 2021 round of Sculpture on the Move where we will install approximately 20 sculptures for prominent display in outdoor, public areas across the region. These sculptures will be installed in the spring of 2021 for a period of two years, at which point artists can resubmit their work to be selected for another location within the regional display. Artists may submit multiple works and may have multiple works selected across the participating communities.

Budget: The winning artists will be awarded $1,000 per year for two years, for each sculpture selected, resulting in a total of $2,000 per sculpture.

Deadline: 1/15/21

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists living in the United States

Special Notes: There is a $10 entry fee for this call.

Each work must fit on a 4ft x 4ft concrete pad.

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“The House that Sweatt Built” Outdoor Monument

Project Head (H3)

Summary: The intent for this project is to have an artist create a monument that evokes the image of Heman Sweat and the theme of “the house that Sweatt built” that provides students, faculty and visitors with a meaningful experience of how and why Texas Southern University came into existence.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: 1/15/21

How to apply: Mail or email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist is eligible to submit a proposal. Professional artists who are residents of the Houston metropolitan area shall be given special consideration, but one or more commissions may be awarded to regional, national, or international artists.

Special Notes: The monument (s) must depict the physical form of Heman Marion Sweatt and/or spirit of the Houston College for Negroes (circa 1927) through representational or abstract imagery.

Click here to read more about this call for artists and submission instructions

Jake Rusher Park Public Art

Asheville, North Carolina

Summary: Together the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department and the Public Art and Cultural Commission (PACC) seek qualified artists to submit a statement of interest for consideration in creating a public art installation at the newly updated Jake Rusher Park in south Asheville.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 1/15/2021

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This call for artists is for those aged 18 or older and eligible to work in the United States

Special Notes: This installation is intended to be played upon, so it should be playful and interactive as well as thoughtfully integrated into the site with respect to both new and existing site elements.

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Victory Park Public Art

Stockton, California

Summary: The Stockton Arts Commission is seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an original large scale artwork for a prominent location at the corner of Victory Park, located at 1001 North Pershing Avenue, in Central Stockton. This project should serve not only as a celebration of place for residents but also serve as a welcoming gateway into the City.

Budget: The completed Project budget will be between $100,000 and $175,000.

Deadline: 1/16/21

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: The Stockton Arts Commission is looking for artists with a wide variety of public art experience who will bring the highest standard of public art to Stockton.  Artists may submit a Conceptual Design Proposal package individually or as a team. Artists living in or experienced working in California are encouraged to apply; City scoring provides a local preference for artists living in San Joaquin County and the City of Stockton. 

Special Notes: Competitive proposals will demonstrate an understanding of the site including its history, previous public art installations, and its role as an active City park and community gathering space. Competitive proposals should also reflect the sentiments expressed by residents in previous community engagement meetings.

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17th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibit

Wichita Falls, Texas

Summary: The Arts Council Wichita Falls’ year-long Sculpture Garden Exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts is in its 17th year. The juror will accept 10 pieces for exhibition. Artwork is exhibited for 12 months. In addition to installation stipends, there are three cash prizes awarded by the juror/judge at the time of installation.

Budget: Artists will be provided with an installation stipend totaling $1000. Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively).

Deadline: 1/17/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: none provided

Special Notes: Sculpture should be garden-sized or larger (at least 3 feet in one dimension is recommended).

Artwork does not need to be for sale to be exhibited.  If artwork is listed for sale, The Arts Council WF will receive a 30% commission on all sales and will collect and process the appropriate sales tax in addition to the sales price.  The Arts Council WF will not provide transportation for sold items.

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University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Donor Wall Art at Level 1 Lobby Glass

San Antonio, Texas

Summary: University Health’s Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks an artist or artist team to design a donor wall for the Level 1 Lobby Glass of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Hospital’s Medical Center campus.

This opportunity is considered DESIGN ONLY, artists are not responsible for fabrication.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: 1/17/21

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists and artist teams, 21 years and older, residing in the United States

Special Notes: The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health and will incorporate the names of approximately 20,000 donors into the design.

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Victorian Square Temporary Art Project

Sparks, Nevada

Summary: The City of Sparks, Nevada is seeking up to 5 temporary sculpture installations for the inaugural City of Sparks Victorian Square Temporary Arts Program, an outdoor artwork exhibition, June 2021 to May 2023.

All pieces submitted for the Victorian Square Temporary Arts Program should integrate and embody a specific sense of renewal, newness or rebirth.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive an Artist Honorarium of $3,500

Deadline: 1/18/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to established professional artists residing or working in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT or WA; age 18 and older. All submissions must be previously completed artworks.

Special Notes: The Victorian Square Temporary Art Program is a curated collection that will showcase regularly rotating installed art throughout downtown Sparks, Nevada. This program is designed to enhance the local environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting artists to temporarily exhibit select works in selected areas. Collections will rotate every two years.

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Art in Roanoke Temporary Sculpture Exhibition: Reimagining Roanoke

Roanoke, Virginia

Summary: The City of Roanoke is seeking at least eight (8) artists or artist teams to exhibit sculpture in the sixth Art in Roanoke (AIR) temporary sculpture exhibition running May 17, 2021 through April 14, 2023.  The theme is “A New Life: Reimagining Roanoke.”

Artwork may incorporate interactive as well as functional elements, but must include at least 50% repurposed material.

Budget: Artists chosen to participate will receive a stipend of up to $4,000 per selected artwork.

Deadline: January 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This invitation is extended to all artists 18 and older.

Special Notes: The Art Walk includes ten pads surrounded by native plantings.  Each pad is 6’ by 6’ and can hold up to 1,500 lbs. Work cannot be over 15’ tall or 6’ wide. Anchor bolts are required and must be set at least six inches from the edges of the pads. 

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2021 Yokna Sculpture Trail

Oxford, Mississippi

Summary: Named by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of the six amazing outdoor sculpture destinations in the South. The Yokna Sculpture trail is a partnership between the City of Oxford, the University of Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Museums and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.

The collaborative project, called the Yokna Sculpture Trail, provides between 15 and 20 large-scale sculptures connecting the campus and community.

Budget: Honorarium is $1500

Deadline: January 18, 2021

How to apply: JotForm

Eligibility Requirements: artists 18 and older

Special Notes: The sculptures selected for 2021 will be exhibited in four distinct locations throughout Oxford, MS from April 2021 to March 2023.

All works entered must have been created within the last five years

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Even more details, and the application form are available by clicking here.

RISCA-Rhode Island National Guard Joint Force Headquarters

East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Summary: The RI State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island National Guard will commission artwork for the 1st and/or 2nd floor lobbies or the exterior site in front of the building. Exterior works should not interfere with visibility around the facility. Interior works could be 3-d, freestanding, wall-mounted or painted, among the possibilities.

Budget: $26,500

Deadline: January 18, 2021 (this is an extended deadline, not a new call)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to all working artists residing in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts. Students are not eligible to apply.

Special Notes: This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is the first step in the RISCA/RING public art selection process. It is not considered best practice for an agency to ask an artist to craft a proposal without financial compensation. Therefore, RISCA will conduct the Public Art application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (see below). There is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images.   

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