July 2024 Call for Artists: Part Deux

6 new opportunities for sculptors in this post which covers call for artists with deadlines from July 16-31.

Be sure to also check out the opportunities with deadlines in the first half of July, here.


MedAct Station Public Art

Johnson County, Kansas

Summary: The Johnson County Public Art Commission, on behalf of the Johnson County (KS) Public Building Commission and Johnson County MedAct, is seeking Artists or Artist Teams to closely collaborate with the Architect and Contractor to develop innovative, original art for a new MedAct Station.

One or more commissions may be selected for the project, pending the advice of the Artist Selection Panel (ASP) and approval of the Public Art Commission (PAC).

We are interested in eventual proposals that are able to be accessed by viewers and members of the public in the most visible and / or engaging manner. Some spots are designated on the attached plans, and artists may be able to suggest other opportunities.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 7/17/24 11:59 PM MDT.

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The opportunity to compete for this project is open to all professional Artists residing in the United States, including emerging Artists in collaboration with other professional Artists. Emerging artists are highly advised to submit qualifications.

Special Notes: Shortlisted Artists will be provided with additional project information, as available, and will be required to present one or more proposed concepts. A $1,500 stipend will be paid for the development of proposals & finalist interviews.

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Sonoma County Fire Memorial Artist RFQ

Santa Rosa, California

Summary: On the night of October 8, 2017, one of the worst firestorms in Sonoma County history tore through the region, followed by almost three weeks of fire. The Nuns, Tubbs, and Pocket Fires (together comprising the Sonoma Complex Fire) burned over 110,700 acres in Sonoma and Napa counties. In Sonoma County, the Complex Fire tragically took 24 lives, caused an estimated 100,000 people to evacuate, and destroyed more than 5,300 homes. Many of those killed in the fires are believed to have died late on October 8 or early on October 9, 2017, when most of the fires broke out overnight. Overall, 6,997 structures were destroyed in the County, resulting in direct losses exceeding $7.8 billion.

This RFQ is issued to identify a qualified artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install a permanent commemorative public artwork honoring the 2017 Sonoma County wildfires. This artwork will serve as a lasting symbol of remembrance, reflection, and community resilience.

The memorial will be situated in Nagasawa Community Park in Santa Rosa, a 33-acre park, which offers a serene environment for remembrance. The selected artist will work closely with the Sonoma County Fire Memorial Task Force, a dedicated group of community members committed to creating a meaningful memorial.

Budget: $320,000

Deadline: 7/19/2024

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This public art opportunity is open to all individuals and/or teams of practicing professional artists or creative entities. Preference will be given to local individuals and entities in accordance with the County’s Local Preference policy

Special Notes: Central to creating the Fire Memorial is a collaborative design process led by the
selected artist in close partnership with the community. Through workshops and public meetings, the artist will gather insights and stories from residents, ensuring the final design reflects the community’s spirit and the personal experience of the event.

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75th & Wornall Streetscape RFQ

Project Head (H3)

Summary: The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission a U.S.-based professional visual artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install a permanent 3-D, sculpture &/or surface-based artwork for a circular plaza near the intersection of 75th and Wornall Streets in Kansas City, Missouri’s historic Waldo neighborhood. Preference will be given to artists based in the Kansas City, Missouri Combined Statistical Area.

2-5 semifinalist artists will be asked to advance to the RFP phase and propose designs. All semifinalist proposals must be designed to be installed on the 32′ circular plaza at the site. Semifinalists will be paid a design proposal stipend of $3,750.

Budget: $250,000

Deadline: 7/19/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility is limited to professional visual artist teams or artists at least 18 years of age based in the United States. Preference will be given for artists based in the Kansas City Combined Statistical Area (CSA). The Kansas City CSA includes the Missouri counties of Andrew, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray and the Kansas counties of Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Wyandotte.

Special Notes: Artists using artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the creation of their portfolio or semifinalist proposal must identify the use of AI in the information accompanying each image.

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Overall Morristown Downtown Public Arts Program – Market and Bank Street

Morristown, New Jersey

Summary: The Town of Morristown, in collaboration with Morris Arts, seeks a professional visual artist, or artist team, to create public artwork at a critical gateway to the Town.

The goal of this project is twofold. First, the artist should aspire to create a signature piece of artwork, that enhances Morristown’s artistic reputation and speaks to the energy, movement, and transformation of Morristown. Second, the art itself should be viewed by the community as a destination in and of itself, as well as contributing to and accentuating the overall aesthetic of the surrounding area. The artist will have latitude in their choice of medium and design specifics of their work.

Budget: $170,000

Deadline: 7/29/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists residing in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania are eligible to apply. Artist must be over the age of 18 and be a legal, permanent resident.

Special Notes: All RFPs will be reviewed by a designated committee of project stakeholders.  After the initial review, up to three finalists will be recommended.  Finalists will receive a $500 honorarium and will be invited to submit a formal site-specific proposal for the project.

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Series of Sculptural Artworks along a Pedestrian Loop

Erie, Colorado

Summary: The Town of Erie, Colorado is seeking an artist or artist teams working in all sculpture mediums to conceptualize, fabricate, and install a series of sculptures along a 15 minute, mixed-modality, pedestrian loop through urban and recreational settings. The selected artist(s) and community stakeholders will determine artwork placement along the “loop” [Map provided in Exhibit A]. This project will be a loop of reimagined canaries connected by a common theme, approach, design, and/or perspective. It is expected that at least three (3) 3-dimensional sculptural forms be created. This series of small sculptures will serve to promote exploration and engagement around the Town of Erie.

A canary is the unofficial emblem to represent the Town’s connections to nature, community history, and beyond. This series of small, three-dimensional sculptural forms should repeat the form of a
canary throughout the loop. While each sculpture should assume the form of canary, the
motif or themes applied to each canary’s form may vary, as long as a unifying idea is present.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: 7/29/24, 3pm Mountain

How to apply: email or Google Drive, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: visual artists 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States

Special Notes: A stipend of $1,000.00 will be provided for up to three finalists for the development of
concepts.

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Public Art at Sertoma Arts Center

Raleigh, North Carolina

Summary: Create Public Artwork at Sertoma Arts Center as part of the upcoming renovation and expansion of the existing center. Artwork can be integrated into the renovation of the community studio building or incorporated into the site. Sertoma Arts Center has served as a hub of creativity and community arts education in Raleigh since 1979.

Sertoma has five studios with professional art making equipment to support a wide range of visual, craft, and performing arts mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics, metalworking, printmaking, glass, and sewing. The Center offers year-round classes, workshops and open studios as well providing exhibition space for local artists. After completing a qualifying program at Sertoma, many artists continue working in Sertoma’s ceramic, metalworking, or painting studios as studio members or in artist groups. Sertoma is working to make the arts accessible to people with disabilities, offering accommodations and programs to ensure all artists can participate. The large Raleigh Room is Sertoma’s movement and performing arts programming including dance, yoga, and music.

Budget: $73,000

Deadline: 7/30/2024

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to individuals and teams who live or work in the United States. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and have unexpired documents that establish employment eligibility. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: The project timeline for planning, design, and construction of these improvements runs from 2024-2028.

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