July 1-10 Call for Artists

Announcing 10 opportunities for sculptors with these call for artists with deadlines July 1-10, 2021. Looking for an art on loan program, or an opportunity for a sculpture commission? Find the call that is just right for you here at Sculpture Digest.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in June at our previous call for artists.

Public Art Memorial to COVID-19 Victims at Lake Roland

Baltimore, Maryland

Summary: COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 8800 Marylanders. To honor the lives lost and all those affected by COVID-19, Baltimore County Arts Guild (BCAG) and Baltimore County, Maryland are partnering to seek a highly creative and dynamic public art concept representing hope, unity, and healing.

The free-standing public art will be installed at Lake Roland Park, near walking and biking paths, and among acres of open space. The goal of this initiative is a finished public art project that will exist as a commemorative piece to honor the memory of those affected by this global pandemic, provide a place for remembrance and reconciliation, and create a meditative space.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 7/1/21, 1pm Eastern

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: This call to artists is open to all professional individual artists or teams of artists over the age of 18. Priority is given to those living or working in Maryland and applicants with previous work experience in public art. Artists living or working in the Baltimore region are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Stipends of $2,000 will be awarded to three semi-finalists to aid in further development of design proposal concepts

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Artist of Color for Northeast Community Creative Placemaking Project

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Summary: The Wake Forest Public Art Commission seeks an artist of color for a creative placemaking project located in the Northeast community in Wake Forest, North Carolina. We will engage the Northeast community in an art initiative that will implement ideas from and represent the heart of this historic area. Design vision will rest on community feedback and a partnership with an artist of color to implement the community’s vision.

NOTE: This is a reopened call; if you have already sent in your submission, there is no need to reapply.

Budget: The budget of this project will be determined by the amount of funding received.

Deadline: 7/2/21

How to apply: email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist of color who resides in the United States is eligible.

Special Notes: We are looking for someone who has been a part of creative placemaking or public art projects in the past and has worked well with the provided budget of the previous project(s).

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Capitol Light Rail Extension (2 sculpture opportunities)

San José, California

Summary: Public Art will be an important feature of the EBRC Project distinguishing VTA as a visible and significant part of the city landscape. Public Art will also contribute to the vibrancy of the cityscape, promote neighborhood pride by strengthening the unique character of the individual stations as landmarks, create engaging experiences for pedestrians and transit users, and reinforce intuitive wayfinding.

Budget: There are two discrete opportunities. The total budget of each project shall not exceed $450,000

Deadline: 7/2/21, 10:59pm Pacific

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working and living in the United States. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications. If submitting as a team, a professional artist must be the lead team member.

To be eligible, artists must demonstrate experience developing and implementing projects in public space with a budget of $200,000 or greater. 

Special Notes: one of these commissions will be reserved for Bay Area region artists defined as artists living and working in one of the following counties: Alameda; Contra Costa; Marin; Napa; Santa Clara; Santa Cruz, San Francisco; Sonoma, Solano, and San Mateo.

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Rutgers University Newark Life Sciences Center II

Newark, New Jersey 

Summary: Rutgers University – Newark is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from prospective artists to design, fabricate and install artwork for the Life Sciences Center II project at Rutgers University – Newark Campus in Newark, New Jersey. The proposed artwork for the new building is part of the New Jersey Arts Inclusion Program and is coordinated by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Rutgers University Planning, Design and Development department within Institutional Planning and Operations

Budget: $13,500.00

Deadline: July 2, 2021 

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This exciting opportunity is accepting proposals from adult visual artists who are permanent residents of the State of New Jersey, or who live within 100 miles of the State border; and have experience with contracted projects of a similar budget and scope. Preference will be given to artists with a strong connection to Newark.

Special Notes: Art work completed and installed December 17, 2021

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Dreamland Global Adventure Course – Call for Proposals

Austin, Texas

Summary: Dreamland is pleased to announce the development of a brand new Global Adventure Course as an addition to its two highly successful mini golf courses: Dream Course & Challenge Course. Dreamland is a new one-of-a-kind outdoor entertainment, recreation and arts venue in Dripping Springs 30 minute outside of Austin, Texas. Located on 64 acres in the Texas Hill Country, Dreamland offers an oasis of outdoor sports, music, stunning visual arts, diverse food, and a beer garden and tap room with an expertly curated variety of beer and wine from all over the region. Art and Design merge with Miniature Golf in this open call for amazing designs inspired by landmarks and cultures from countries around the world.


Our favorite design will win the Grand Prize of $2500 and will be used on the course.

Our 2nd and 3rd favorite designs will win an Honorable Mention prize of $1000 each and will be used on the course.

All other selected entries to be used on the course will receive a $500 stipend as compensation for time and ideas

Deadline: 7/4/21, midnight Central

How to apply: Online, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: insert

Special Notes: The theme of the Global Adventure Course is “Immigration” – The U.S. is home to millions of immigrants that make up around 15% of our population and bring rich culture and diversity to our country. Hole designs may be inspired by landmarks and cultures from countries where many U.S. immigrants come from

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Art In Storefronts

Morganton, North Carolina.

Summary: The City of Morganton is seeking proposals for Art In Storefronts. Storefronts provide temporary, street-facing display space for 2-D or 3-D artwork. The artwork will be presented in a locked, unconditioned and vacant storefront in downtown Morganton, North Carolina. The installation will be viewed through windows for a period of up to twelve months. There is a possibility for up to 9 artists to be awarded an Art In Storefronts location

Budget: Stipends range from $100-500.

Deadline: 7/7/21

How to apply: online, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be able to be on site during the installation dates and be available to return if adjustments are needed or the installation needs to be removed.

Special Notes: The goal of the artwork is to create an interesting and engaging experience for pedestrians as they walk and/or drive by the stretch of vacant buildings in downtown Morganton. Content must be G-Rated, suitable for the general public, and can maintain integrity for up to twelve months. Content will be juried and may be removed for any reason.

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Call for ILLINOIS Artists: University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the Computer Design, Research, and Learning Center on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus in Chicago, Illinois.

Budget: $463,000.00

Deadline: 7/09/2021, 4:30pm

How to apply: email submittals required, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This public art commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois.

Special Notes: The artist is responsible for working with the Capital Development Board Art-in-Architecture Program, the using agency, and other relevant partners to oversee all aspects of the art installation.

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City of Cedar Park Sculpture Garden Call for Art

Cedar Park, Texas

Summary: The Park, Arts and Community Enrichment (PACE) Advisory Board would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for a year-long period of display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden.

Since its creation in October 2013, the Sculpture Garden has been a treasured cultural asset in the Cedar Park community. Sculptures on display in the garden have previously sold both to private collectors and have been purchased by the City for its permanent collection. Visitors and Cedar Park residents alike have been enjoying this addition to the City’s parks system and the City’s Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board plans to continue the momentum gained in the first 6 years of the garden’s existence. At this time, the Board would like to invite artists to once again submit their works to be considered for display in the garden

Budget: a $400 stipend will be paid for each selected piece to defer the delivery, set up, and removal costs.

Deadline: 7/09/2021

How to apply: mail in required form

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all large scale, free standing, and/or interactive sculptures. All artists, professional, amateur, and student are welcome to join.

Special Notes: All works must be of original design and execution and must be available for installation during the designated installation period (Oct. 4-8, 2021). At the end of the loan period, the city will consider seeking public input regarding the selection of a piece to purchase for inclusion as part of the City’s permanent collection.

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Sculptors to Design Community Street Monuments

Phoenix, Arizona

Summary: the City is issuing this Request for Qualifications (“RFQu”) for professional artists specializing in three-dimensional works to design sculptural gateway monuments for two prominent street corners in the Eastlake Park neighborhood of the EEC. One monument would be sited on the southwest corner of 16th Street and Washington Street, the other one block south, on the southwest corner of 16th Street and Jefferson Street. The monuments would be expected to celebrate the unique spirit and diversity of the Eastlake Park community’s rich history, and its continuing evolution as a thriving downtown Phoenix neighborhood.

Budget: The amount available for the design of the two monuments depends partly on the design concept and the scope of design services it requires. The artist design fee is not expected to exceed $15,000.

Deadline: 7/9/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to professional artists specializing in three-dimensional artwork in durable media who have collaborative design and project experience. Arizona artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: This RFQu is expected to include a two-stage selection process. During the first, the City intends to select no more than five (5) highly qualified artists or artist teams as project finalists. During the second stage, the finalists will be required to develop and present preliminary design concepts for the two street monuments. The City will award the design contract based on its review of the concepts and interviews with the finalists. The finalists who participate in the stage 2 of this process will be offered a fee

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Art Currents 2021

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Summary: The Coeur d’Alene “ArtCurrents” program consists of sculptures on loan from artists residing in the Pacific Northwest. Artists submit applications for placement of their sculptures in the Coeur d’Alene downtown area and Riverstone area for a period of one year, with an option to renew for a second year.

Budget: the selected artists will be paid a stipend of $1,000.00 for the first year. A second stipend of no less than $600.00 will be paid to the artists at the start of the second year.

Deadline: 7/9/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists residing in the states of Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Oregon regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability, etc.

Special Notes: The minimum size of the artwork must be 36″ tall or larger and must be designed and fabricated for long-term outdoor durability and ease of maintenance, including potential vandalism. We look forward to artistic interpretation and creativity in this call.

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