May 16-31 Call for Artists

Presenting 7 call for artists with deadlines March 16-31, 2021. Opportunities for sculptors in America’s heartland and north to Alaska, large commissions, art purchases and art on loan programs are included in this list.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines May 1-15 at our previous call for artists.

Founders Memorial

Valdez, Alaska

Summary: The City of Valdez Parks & Recreation Public Art Committee (VPRPAC) seeks to commission a permanent public artwork to be installed at the entrance to Meals Hill at Hazelet Avenue, Valdez, Alaska to memorialize and honor the founders of the City of Valdez, George Cheever Hazelet and Andrew Jackson Meals.

Three finalists will be selected to develop site-specific proposals and present them to the committee. Each finalist will receive a $2,500 honorarium to develop a proposal. Finalists will receive additional information about the entrance area to Meals Hill and existing structural footing upon notification.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 5/17/21

How to apply: Coda Worx

Eligibility Requirements: Artists 18 years and older residing in the United States or throughout the world. Finalists will have a demonstrated record of public commissions of similar scale and budget to this project.

Special Notes: The project must be completed by September 30, 2022.

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RFQ for Public Art for MAPS 3 Lower Scissortail Park

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Summary: The artwork sought through this call to artists is a sculpture to be installed in MAPS 3 Lower Scissortail Park in Knuckle Plaza. The sculpture is envisioned to include a strong vertical element which will create a visual relationship with the sculptures Taking F(light), planned for the Upper Park, and the existing SkyDance Bridge which connects Upper and Lower parks crossing Interstate 40. Elements of lighting, sound, and movement may be incorporated into the sculpture but are not required.

Budget: $121,000

Deadline: 5/19/21

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all practicing artists who are at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: teams are particularly encouraged. All artists and artist teams selected as finalists must attend all required information sessions or site visits.

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Stevens Point Sculpture Park

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Summary: The Stevens Point Sculpture Park committee is accepting submissions of sculpture work for their annual, three-year outdoor sculpture exhibition for display from August, 2021 through August, 2024.

Budget: Selected submissions will receive $1500 for a three-year loan of their work

Deadline: May 21, 2021

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Sculpture submissions must be self-supporting; foundations or bases are not provided.

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Colorado Convention Center Expansion

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork for the Colorado Convention Center Expansion. The panel seeks to commission an interior suspended artwork to activate the vertical space for the Colorado Convention Center’s D Lobby that will engage visitors from multiple locations and levels and is also visible to viewers from the exterior of the center.

Budget: $900,000

Deadline: 5/24/21 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists internationally. Denver Public Art is committed to building a public art collection that represents a broad diversity of artists based on race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. The selection panel is especially interested in artists who can demonstrate an understanding of Colorado’s seasonal changes and Denver’s urban landscape in context with current social and cultural events.

Special Notes:   Three to five artists/artist teams will be selected as finalists. Those selected will receive more specific information regarding the site and can meet with community members from the art selection panel and public art program staff. Finalists will receive an honorarium to prepare and present the proposal in a virtual format.

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Public Art Call for Art on the River: Resiliency Flows

Dubuque, Iowa

Summary: The City of Dubuque, Iowa, is soliciting sculpture submissions for the 2021-22 Art on the River public art sculpture exhibit, to be held along the Mississippi Riverwalk in the Port of Dubuque. “Resiliency Flows” has been selected as the theme for the 2021-22 exhibit.

Ten sculptural works will be selected for this exhibition, to be displayed at the Port of Dubuque from August 2021 to July 2022. Application is free and artists can submit completed works or those to be fabricated by Summer 2021 install dates.

Budget: Selected artists receive a $1,800 stipend for each work included in the exhibition. Additional cash prizes of $1,000 for Best in Show and $200 for People’s Choice are also available

Deadline: 5/24/2021 11:59 p.m Central

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Existing sculptures, as well as concept proposals for new sculptural work, are encouraged. Both permanent and temporal/semi-permanent works will be considered. Successful applications will propose sculptures that draw upon themes of resiliency, in relation to communities and the earth’s resources; speak to overcoming impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; or that speak to issues around social justice.

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Austin Convention Center Warehouse

Austin, Texas

Summary: The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission an Austin-area visual artist or artist team to design and fabricate a work of public art to be sited on or near the exterior of a new off-site warehouse being built by the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD).

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 5/27/21

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: Artists familiar with the Montopolis community and/or who are intimately connected to the history and heritage of the area are highly encouraged to apply. Multilingual artists and/or artists able to interact with the community in languages other than English are also encouraged to apply. Due to the challenges for maintenance of the artwork, only artwork of substantial durability and low maintenance needs will be considered.

Special Notes: This opportunity is ideal for experienced muralists, mural groups, and artists working in other 2D disciplines, however, a range of materials and conceptual approaches will be considered.

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Indiana Call for Artists


Summary: EL Design Studios (art consultants) is currently recruiting all Indiana and Midwest artists, galleries, and art organizations whose work may be considered for purchase and display at a hospital in Indiana.  

Artists are invited to submit both 2D and 3D work, with an emphasis on nature and or Indiana inspired art. Artwork can be readily available for purchase or artist is open to possible commissions. Purchases will be chosen by EL Design Studios who is tasked with selecting pieces that reflect the hospital’s criteria for artwork.

Budget: not provided

Deadline: 5/31/21, 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to residents of Indiana and the Midwest. Priority applicants must be residents of Indiana. Artists with addresses outside of Indiana will be reviewed by EL Design Studios and may be considered for the project at the discretion of the art consultant.

Special Notes: Art provides a positive diversion, inspires hope, and contributes to an atmosphere of healing and restoration. In the hospital setting, art addresses the health of the human body and spirit, reminding us of the human connections, life experiences and memories that can support and comfort us as we confront illness.

By providing positive distractions to patients of all ages, the art program will play an integral role in supporting the healing process while enhancing the patient, family, staff, and community experience. The hospital’s desire is to feature art from local artists that incorporates a variety of styles, mediums, and content.

Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that are nature and culturally inspired to help celebrate what represents Indiana

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