March 2024 Calls Part III–Updated 3/21

2 additional calls for artists have come across our desk with deadlines in the latter third of March. That brings the total number of calls in this list to 17. Happy sculpting!

The last third of March gives sculptors lots of opportunities with an additional 15 call for artists with deadlines March 21-31, 2024.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with March 11-20 deadlines at our previous call for artists.


Elderberry Park Artist Residencies

Anchorage, Alaska

Summary: The art selection jury intends to commission two artists, artist teams, or collectives to implement non-permanent projects to take place in and around the area of Elderberry Park in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

There are no limitations on mediums or practices so long as they are not permanent in nature. Non-permanent art proposals may include, but are not limited to performance art, installation art, relational art, social art, and other practices that include public engagement strategies such as education, conversation, inspiration, participation, or collaboration. Some examples of these practices include, live art, workshops, demonstrations, site-tours, music, dance, story-telling, and temporary installations.

Budget: $44,000; Two 12-month artist residencies to be funded at $22,000 each

Deadline: 3/22/24, 11:59 PM Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call

Special Notes: Proposals must be non-permanent in nature.

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Susannah Kelly Art Award

Portland, Oregon

Summary: The newly launched Susannah Kelly Art Award offers three $2,000 grants for artists working in drawing, painting, and sculpting. Recipients will also receive a solo exhibition at Antler and Talon galleries in Portland. The grant fund was created to honor the memory and legacy of artist Susannah Kelly, who co-founded the galleries.

Budget: $2000 Stipend

Deadline: March 22, 2024

How to apply: See link below

Eligibility Requirements: no residency restrictions noted

Special Notes: A $6 fee is required per applicant to cover administrative costs of the online platform. Award winners will be expected to create and ship works to the gallery to arrive by September 18th for installation ahead of the show.

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SEA Airport- Checkpoint 1 Wall opportunity

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Port of Seattle is seeking artists to submit artwork(s) to be sited within SEA’s wall next to baggage claim #2. The artwork(s) should be available for acquisition by the end of April 2024, exploring ideas within the realm of history, craft, landscape, and the subject matter consistent with the artists’ studio practice. The Public Art Program is looking to purchase artwork(s) from multiple artists in order to create a Salon-Style wall at this location. The work must consider the aesthetic of the facility and proposed artworks must be thoughtful regarding long term maintenance and conservation.

Budget: $950,000

Deadline: 3/22/24

How to apply: To have access to the full Request for Acquistions, please click on the link below. Once you are on the VendorConnect’s website make sure to click on “documents” to have access to all the information (budget, renderings, timeline…).

Eligibility Requirements: Nation-wide call

Special Notes: The Public Art Program is looking to purchase artwork(s) from multiple artists, it is not clear if the budget is for both calls

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SEA Airport- Checkpoint 1 Cases

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Port of Seattle is seeking artists to submit artwork(s) to be sited within SEA’s newest display cases located at Checkpoint 1. The artwork should be available for acquisition by the end of April 2024, exploring ideas within the realm of history, craft, landscape, and the subject matter consistent with the artists’ studio practice. The Public Art Program is looking to purchase artwork(s) from multiple artists. The work must consider the aesthetic of the facility and proposed artworks must be thoughtful regarding long term maintenance and conservation.

Budget: $950,000

Deadline: 3/22/24

How to apply: Please follow the instructions described in the Request for Acquistion document. To access it, click on the link below, once you are on the VendorConnect website, make sure to select “documents” to have access to valuable information such as budget, renderings, timeline…

Eligibility Requirements: Nation-wide call

Special Notes: The Public Art Program is looking to purchase artwork(s) from multiple artists, it is not clear if the budget is for both calls

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Rockville Swim and Fitness Center RFQ

Rockville, Maryland

Summary: As part of the city of Rockville’s Art in Public Architecture program, an art installation is proposed for inclusion in renovations of the outdoor pool at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center. The project aims to bring a unique and vibrant artwork to the community while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the outdoor pool. The selected artist(s) or artist teams will work to develop a design that complements the pool and surrounding environment.

Budget: $125,000

Deadline: 11:59pm Eastern 3/24/24

How to apply: online at Survey123

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call

Special Notes: There are three possible areas for artworks in and around the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center. More details are included in the Request for Qualifications for this project.

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Downtown Market Plaza Public Art Request for Qualifications – Gateway/Entry Public Art

Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Summary: The City of Lee’s Summit Cultural Commission seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to create an outdoor, site-specific, or site-responsive art piece for public view. The art piece may include illumination. Visitors will be able to touch or interact with the art piece. This piece is meant to serve as an iconic beacon and gateway installation for the Downtown Market Plaza development. The art piece should maintain views of the Market and Plaza features.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 3/24/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This public art opportunity is open to professional visual artists and artist teams residing in the United States and at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: We are seeking experienced public artists and artist teams with backgrounds in a variety of mediums specific to this project site.

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Veterans and First Responders Memorial RFQ

Redwood City, California

Summary: The County of San Mateo County (County) is seeking to commission a local experienced public and/or outdoor Artist or Team of Artists to design a Memorial honoring the County’s veterans and first responders.

This project supports the County of San Mateo’s commitment to increasing public art within the County with the purpose of: Creating a Memorial Space for visitors to County Center to PAUSE, REFLECT, AND HONOR the service of Veterans and First Responders of San Mateo County and providing diverse and meaningful art in-and-around County Center to evoke emotion and engage the public.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 3/25/24, 5pm Pacific

How to apply: email (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: THE ARTIST MUST RESIDE IN ONE THE 9 BAY AREA COUNTIES: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Special Notes: Artists of color and BIPOC, women, gay/lesbian/transgender/non-binary, and members of historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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


Oregon Department of Administrative Services Executive Building

Salem, Oregon

Summary: The Oregon Arts Commission is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for Percent for Art in Public Places opportunities at the Department of Administrative Service (DAS) Executive Building. The Executive Building is undergoing a full renovation, while maintaining and restoring historic elements of the building and the recently remodeled lobby. The building is scheduled to reopen in Spring of 2024, but artwork will be expected to be installed by Spring, 2025.

There are two art zones for the Executive Building. Images of the potential art locations are in the final pages of the pdf (see link below)

Budget: The anticipated art budget for the project is $270,000 total, which will be allocated to two commissions: an interior and an exterior commission. The budget for the interior commission is $90,000; for the exterior, it is $180,000.

Deadline: 3/25/24, 5pm Pacific

How to apply: Dropbox (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists who reside in the states of Oregon, California, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.

Special Notes: Artists from traditionally or currently underserved communities including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Click here to download the pdf with full details


ArtScape 8

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Summary: The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is seeking temporary and permanent
installations/works for its annual ArtScape 8 public art installation. The Arts Council is looking
for 3-D outdoor sculptures/works/installations and will place 15-20 temporary works at varied
and diverse outdoor sites in downtown Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Works will be leased
for a period of no less than one year.

In addition to the temporary installations, the Arts Council
is also looking to purchase several permanent works for the Cape Fear River Trail and
Murchison Road Corridor.

Budget:

our organization agrees to pay selected artists a one-year lease of $1,500, $3,000,
or $5,000+. Please be advised that in addition to the lease fee, each sponsored artwork will be
allotted a travel stipend of up to $500 per installation.

Deadline: March 25, 2024 at 5:00pm Central

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Selection criteria shall include, but not limited to: Artistic excellence, safety, suitability for public display, compatibility with site(s) available, durability and maintenance.

Special Notes: In addition to the above the Arts Council is celebrating our 50th anniversary and is interested in leasing/purchasing a few vibrant, colorful pieces that reflect “50 Years of Color” at the Arts Council.

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2024-25 Dexter Art Gardens Temporary Sculpture Display

Dexter, Michigan

Summary: The “Dexter Art Gardens” is an annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Five (5) temporary outdoor artworks will be juried and placed on temporary display with the City’s permanent collection for one (1) year: June 2024 – May 2025. Works must be threedimensional artwork suitable in scale and materials for public outdoor display.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive an $900 stipend.

Deadline: 3/26/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Must be over the age of 18 and capable of installing the art on-site.

Special Notes: Artist may submit up to three (3) original artworks.

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12th Biennial Art 2C On Havana Street 2024-2026

Aurora, Colorado

Summary: The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and the Havana Business Improvement District (HBID) are looking for thirteen outdoor sculptures to be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, for two years. The exhibit is scheduled to open in October 2024. Selected artists should anticipate installing their artwork in the first week of October 2024 and de-installing it in mid-September 2026.

Budget: Exhibiting artists will be paid a $2,500 stipend for the transportation, installation, and de-installation of their artwork. The HBID is providing funds for cash awards in the following amounts: 1st Place: $1,250 2nd Place: $750 3rd Place: $500

Deadline: 3/29/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a regional call for artists residing in the following states: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Special Notes: minimum 4’ and maximum 14’ in height, minimum 100 lbs. and maximum 4,000 lbs. in weight

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Bates Street Public Art Bench Project

Keller, Texas

Summary: TThe portion of Bates St. where the public art bench will be installed is a recently reconstructed festival street featuring string lighting, gateway structures and food truck accommodations. The ideal bench will be useful, aesthetically pleasing, and contribute to the place-making goals of the improvements project. There is no theme for the art bench. The bench must be family-friendly and appropriate for public display. The City of Keller will provide a 4″x6″ plaque for each bench to include artwork title, artist name and year of installation.

Applicants are asked to submit sketches of proposed benches that will be reviewed by the Board.

Budget: $8,000 to include design, fabrication and installation of the bench

Deadline: 3/29/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible artists must reside in Texas.

Special Notes: Artists are invited to submit up to three original designs for consideration. Each design shall be submitted as a separate application.

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Public Art at Tarboro Road Park

Raleigh, North Carolina

Summary: Create Public Artwork at Tarboro Road Park. Artwork can be integrated into the renovation of the historic building or incorporated into the site. Selected artist will have the opportunity to work with the architectural and design teams to integrate artwork into the landscape and/or buildings.

Budget: $129,000

Deadline: 3/30/24, by 11:59 p.m Eastern

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to individuals and teams who live or work in the United States. Artist must be at least 18 years old.

Special Notes: A helpful reference for additional information is the 2023 book written by historian Carmen Cauthen, Historic Black Neighborhoods of Raleigh, which has additional information about the area and its history.

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Naturalized Park Areas Temporary Art Installation RFQ

Upper Arlington, Ohio

Summary: The City of Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department invites artists and/or artist teams to submit their qualifications to envision, produce and exhibit a unique, surprising and inclusive temporary sculpture in naturalized areas at Burbank and/or Northwest Kiwanis Park that connects visitors to nature and celebrates the natural beauty of Upper Arlington.

Budget: $10,000, all-inclusive

Deadline: 3/31/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible artist or artist teams must reside in the Ohio

Special Notes: Selection of up to three finalists

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The Deschutes Public Library Creates New Art Collection

Deschutes County, Oregon

Summary: Deschutes County will now be home to a new 100,000 square foot library in east Bend known as Stevens Ranch, a new branch library in Redmond and completely renovated and renewed libraries in the communities of La Pine, Sunriver and Sisters and in historic downtown Bend.

Budget: $1,500,000+ (for multiple pieces of art) Budgets for art per branch range from $30,000 to $900,000 for a total project budget for art of just under $1.5 million for the county wide library system.

Deadline: 3/31/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: ONLY artists residing in the Western United States may apply: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming with special consideration given to artists from Oregon.

Special Notes: While the Deschutes Public Library seeks artwork for six library branches with multiple deadlines, we encourage artists to submit NOW, as the art selection committee is actively seeking artworks for all branches, regardless of construction completion timelines.

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Englewood Median Art Call – Hampden and Delaware Median

Englewood, Colorado

Summary: This opportunity is for a permanent small-medium size art, both new or existing piece. This is the third in a median art series. It is an opportunity to add vibrancy and a sense of place to a growing and ever-changing Englewood. The piece will include the installation of a medium-large format (no more than 7’ tall by 3’ wide) art/sculpture piece at the median on Hampden/Delaware Street.

Budget: $20,000 Submissions over $20,000 budget will not be considered.    

Deadline: 3/31/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to any individual or team of artists living in the state of Colorado who have the vision and skills required to the highest standards of innovation and technical expertise.

Special Notes: The project lends itself to a variety of artforms, including, but not limited to sculptural and two-dimensional works, as well as kinetic artwork.

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Charlotte Area Transit System – Hambright Park & Ride

Charlotte, North Carolina

Summary: The City of Charlotte is continuing to expand transportation options in the region, and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking a professional artist or artist team to incorporate art into the Hambright Park & Ride.

A primary art opportunity is the driver’s comfort station. Artists may choose to integrate art on the exterior of the comfort station building (i.e., mosaics, metal work, etc.), working collaboratively with the project architect. However, the chosen artist is not limited to this option and may include art in the bus shelter(s), stand-alone art, hardscapes, and other visible areas. The finished art will be fully integrated into the site.

CATS is seeking artists who create two and three-dimensional art and are comfortable engaging local communities to ensure the resulting art and imagery resonates with not only the parking lot patrons but the surrounding community. CATS will select one artist or artist team for this project.

Budget: $20,000 (Design only. Additional funds of $81K are reserved in the project budget for fabricating/installing the art and/or material deltas associated with the artist’s final designs.)

Deadline: North Carolina

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists living or working in NC or SC are invited to apply. Experience in public art or comparable visual art experience is desirable. Local artists are strongly encouraged to submit qualifications. Students are not eligible.

Special Notes: The AiT program acknowledges that cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts. The program actively seeks to work with artists of all backgrounds and to inclusively engage the talents of historically underrepresented peoples.

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