May Call for Artists Part 2-UPDATED

One additional call for artists added to this post for a total of 23 different opportunities.

Following are 22 commissions, grants, awards, temporary exhibitions and installations, and other call for artists with deadlines May 20-31, 2024.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with May 1-19 deadlines at our previous call for artists.


Cultural Currents

Eugene, Oregon

Summary: Cultural Currents is an ongoing collaborative public art initiative to strengthen multicultural hubs, programming and experiences in Eugene throughout the Downtown core and into the Downtown Riverfront Park. Cultural Currents started in 2023 thanks to funding from The National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant which established infrastructure for artists interested in entering the public art field while creating access to the arts for the community. 

This year’s temporary art installations will be celebrated during Visual Arts Week September 27-October 6 2024 organized by City of Eugene Cultural Services and Lane Arts Council. Installations will occur in mid-September.

2 sculptors will be selected for a one-year installation

Budget: $2,000 for each work, City of Eugene Cultural Services will support the artist with the cost of equipment to install the sculptures.

Deadline: 5/20/24, 9:59pm.

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: 18+ or youth in partnership with an adult mentor, A connection to the community, culture, region/land, including the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people, encompassing Eugene and the Willamette Valley

Special Notes: First time public sculpture artists are encouraged to apply. 

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College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus

Waukegan, 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 for the purchase of permanent original art for the College of Lake County (CLC), Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan, Illinois.

Budget: The total budget is $71,635 and will be used to purchase artwork from artists in a variety of media and themes. The College is interested in purchasing “mini-series” from multiple artists.

Deadline: 5/22/24

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: These purchases are open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois.

Special Notes: Type of media for this project is open and includes two-dimensional media such as painting, drawing, photography, textiles, collage, mixed-media, and small-scale three-dimensional pieces suitable for hanging.

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Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex Interior Public Art

Greensboro, North Carolina

Summary: This RFQ represents an opportunity for an artist or artist-led team to create an artwork on the interior program wall. This work will be a mosaic or relief sculptural wall approximately 12’ high by 24’ wide. The area is in the lobby entrance and program well and will be visible from the outside as well as the inside spaces.

Budget: The total project budget will be $146,000

Deadline: 5/22/24

How to apply: CODAworx

Eligibility Requirements: Local, regional and national professional artists and artist teams, age 18 or older

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RFQ for 7+ Projects

Wake County Parks, North Carolina

Summary: Wake County seeks to commission professional artists to create site-specific exterior artwork to be placed at 7 Wake County Parks being renovated through Wake County’s Capital Improvement Plan as described below. There will also be additional future public art opportunities in Wake County parks associated with this RFQ beyond the initial 7 projects.

Budget: $50,000 Per Park (All inclusive – design and construction).

Deadline: 2pm Eastern 5/24/24

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: National call, open to artists in the Continental US over the age of 18

Special Notes: Each of the finalists selected for in-person interviews will be provided a stipend of $2000 to facilitate travel to Raleigh, NC.

Applications to be submitted as a single PDF, details are in the file.
Be sure to follow their instructions including naming format or your application may be deemed ineligible.

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UCF Dr. Phillips Nursing Pavilion

Central Florida

Summary: The impact of one nurse has a cascading effect, touching the lives of many, including the individual patient, the family, the community, and the art and science of nursing. Symbolism can be incorporated into the art to convey the endless possibilities that a UCF nurse can have on the world.

Location is the First Floor, Two-Story North lobby, that represents the “heart of the building”. We seek an artwork that will be suspended from the ceiling. Any costs associated with the lighting and support of the piece is not the artist’s responsibility.

Media should be glass or other materials that are reflective or translucent.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 5/24/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no residency requirements, see call for other eligibility requirements

Special Notes: For additional images and a virtual tour of the Dr. Phillips Nursing Pavilion visit https://nursing.ucf.edu/new-nursing-building-at-lake-nona/ (Note: The pendant lights in the image have been removed from the project pending artwork selection.)

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The Lumen Prize 2024

Summary: These are the five categories which you may enter. Up to 70 artists will become finalists, whose work will then be reviewed by the Jury Panel. There will be nine total prize winners.

Budget: $18,000 Prize Fund

Deadline: May 25, 2024

How to apply: https://www.lumenprize.com/apply

Eligibility Requirements: open

Special Notes: Entry Fee $35

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EOI: NJ Juvenile Justice Commission – Circular Medallions

New Jersey

Summary: This commission will entail design and fabrication of 6 unique medallions for external application on the dormitory buildings; the circular medallions, 4’ in diameter, roughly 14’ above the adjacent grade, could be fabricated of cut and/or painted metal, ceramic tile or mosaic, relief sculpture in carved stone or other permanent materials. All medallions should be of the same uniform size and dimensions. The designs for each of the two campuses will have their own theme (for example: one campus could be animals, the other plants, etc.). Each medallion should have its own design to differentiate each dormitory building (for example: one campus could have a bird, a fish, and a bear, while the other has a tree, a flower, and a fruit). Design themes have not yet been determined but will be provided to the shortlisted artists for proposal design.

We are not seeking submissions of project proposals in this phase.

Budget: $100,000, all-inclusive for 6 medallions total, installed at 2 locations.

Deadline: 5/27/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals who self-identify as women and/or BIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to apply.  All applicants must be regionally based, residing no more than 150 miles from the New Jersey border.  All applicants must be over the age of 18 to be considered for this opportunity.  

Special Notes: Three (3) selected finalists each will receive a stipend of $2,000 for proposal preparation expenses. 

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EOI: NJ Juvenile Justice Commission – Glass Wall

New Jersey

Summary: This commission will entail the design and coordination of Art Glass wall and doors (2 doors total), roughly 20’ wide x 14’ high, inside the building lobby. The selected artist will be responsible for the design of the glass walls and doors, and coordination with the State’s selected glazing contractor for fabrication and installation. The costs of the glazing and installation are accounted for in the overall construction project budget- the commission award will cover costs for design and coordination, as noted. We are not seeking submissions of project proposals in this phase.

Budget: $150,000, all-inclusive for two glass wall and door sections, installed at 2 locations.

Deadline: 5/27/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals who self-identify as women and/or BIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to apply.  All applicants must be regionally based, residing no more than 150 miles from the New Jersey border.  All applicants must be over the age of 18 to be considered for this opportunity.  

Special Notes: Three selected finalists each will receive a stipend of $2,000 for proposal preparation expenses. 

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EOI: NJ Juvenile Justice Commission – Tile/Mosaic Mural

New Jersey

Summary: This commission will entail design, fabrication, and installation of Tile and/or Mosaic Murals in interior spaces of approximately 37’ x 31’. We are not seeking submissions of project proposals in this phase.

Budget: $250,000, all-inclusive for complete tile and/or mosaic murals, installed at 2 locations.

Deadline: 5/27/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals who self-identify as women and/or BIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to apply.  All applicants must be regionally based, residing no more than 150 miles from the New Jersey border.  All applicants must be over the age of 18 to be considered for this opportunity.  

Special Notes: Three selected finalists each will receive a stipend of $2,000 for proposal preparation expenses. 

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Barrett Playground

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Summary: commission site-specific, permanent public artworks to be installed at Barrett Playground. The Barrett Percent for Art commission will provide an opportunity for one (1) artist or artist team to create two (2) complementary, indoor public artworks to be located in the main “Commons” area of the new community building. The first artwork will be a sculptural ceiling-hung art installation, and the second artwork will be an indoor art wall installation.

This is a two-part competition consisting of Part 1: Submission of Qualifications and Part 2: Finalist Proposals. In Part 1 of the competition, all artists or artist teams who are interested in this opportunity are invited to respond to this Call for Artists by submitting an application detailing their qualifications ONLY. Applicants will be narrowed into a smaller group of the four (4) best qualified Finalists who will move on to Part 2 of the competition where they will receive a $1000 stipend to develop thorough design proposals for the Barrett Playground art opportunity. No design proposals are requested at this time

Budget: $135,000

Deadline: 5/28/24

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Priority will be given to artists or artist teams who reflect the diversity of the Logan community, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and female artists or artist teams are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified local artists or artist teams who live or work in the community around the Barrett Playground will also be prioritized for this opportunity, but any artist may apply.

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Covid Memorial Sculpture

Howard County, Maryland

Summary: The County decided in 2021 to create a memorial to honor the front-line and emergency personnel that did so much to help get our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as remember those who were lost to COVID-19 during the pandemic. It was decided to create a grove of trees as a setting for a sculpture, as well as a seating area with reflecting water fountain to provide a bright and vibrant, but also quiet and serene location for reflection and remembrance.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 5/29/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists or artist teams in the United States may apply.

Special Notes: The artist will be responsible for submitting an artwork maintenance manual upon completion.

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PLAYA Residency

Summer Lake, Oregon

Summary: Awarded residencies are funded opportunities available through an application process and awarded to people actively working to promote dialogue and positive environmental change. Wide open vistas and opportunities for field exploration in the high desert’s living laboratory provides rich inspiration. Residents stay in their own cabin, free of charge, and are responsible for their own travel costs and food while they are in residence.

Deadline: May 30, 2024

How to apply: SlideRoom, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: PLAYA is open to international and domestic applicants as long as eligibility requirements are met. PLAYA welcomes applications from both emerging and seasoned professionals.

Special Notes: Applicants may choose a 12 or 26 day session. All residency sessions begin on a Thursday and end on a Monday. Applicants must choose from the dates available. We cannot accommodate custom residency dates. 

$30.00 non-refundable processing fee

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City Square Sculpture

Joliet, Illinois

Summary: The City of Joliet announces a request for proposals (RFP) for a signature sculpture installation at City Square, which is a new 1.3-acre urban park located within the 100 block of N. Chicago Street, directly across from the Rialto Square Theatre. City Square will be a catalytic transformation of underutilized, publicly owned space into a vibrant gathering place to the heart of downtown Joliet. We are seeking a unique sculpture that will act as a centerpiece to the City’s much anticipated public square. The sculpture should be reflective of Joliet’s culture and diversity.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 5/31/24

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: The RFP is open on a national level to all professional sculptors. Interested artists should have demonstrated the capacity to create and install three-dimensional artworks that are innovative, unique, and highly visual.

Special Notes: The designated area for this sculpture is 20 feet wide in diameter. The City will install a 20-foot wide in diameter concrete pad upon which the sculpture will rest. The City will provide lighting to illuminate the sculpture. The City may have the ability to provide customized lighting for the winning design. Water will not be available at this designated location.

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Rugged and Unforgettable, Arts Across the Prairie

North Dakota

Summary: Arts Across the Prairie (AAP) is a first of its kind, statewide Creative Placemaking program, developed by North Dakota Council of the Arts (NDCA). Eight large-scale art installations will be created that reflect the unique history, landscape, and cultural heritage as defined by Stakeholder Groups in each of the 8 Regions that make up North Dakota. All eight artworks will be placed in decidedly rural locations. (Rural = no buildings, no people!) The art installations will reference and represent the natural setting, as well as the cultural and economic history of each region. Each of the eight installations will be selected through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process which includes two phases with separate application deadlines. The first phase is a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from artists and/or creative teams. During the second phase, the top three candidates will be asked to submit proposals.

The vision is for a permanent large scale art installation, and the finalist’s proposals should reflect your affection for and attention to place. Rural communities/residents will be living with the artwork for a long time, perhaps generations.

Budget: $150,000 (The artist fee is $55,000, apart of the total project budget of $150,000. Includes fabrication.)

Deadline: 5/31/24

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: An artist or creative team may apply; the total fee for the project will not alter. You must be an established artist, with experience in large-scale outdoor installations, public art, placemaking or placekeeping, community work, and teaching.

Special Notes: Selection of three (3) finalists

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LSU Health Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana

Summary: At the entrance of LSU Health Shreveport’s main building, a striking public art installation will embody the institution’s mission to teach, heal, and discover. This meticulously chosen artwork serves as a visual anchor, encapsulating the essence of medical excellence and innovation.

Budget: $160,000

Deadline: 5/31/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call for artists is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Special Notes: Examples of work submitted must be original, recently completed artwork (within the last 10 years).

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Gallery of Dreams Artist in Residence Program 2024

Fort Worth, Texas

Summary: Gallery of Dreams, a local art and community non-profit, is excited to announce the commencement of its 2024 Artist in Residency (A.I.R.) program, made possible by a generous grant from The Arts Fund of the North Texas Community Foundation and Fort Works Art. This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to nurturing creativity, community engagement, and the advancement of the arts in Fort Worth.

Residency Dates: July 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Residency Location: Fort Works Art Gallery

Budget: The selected artist will receive studio space from July 1 to September 30, 2024 at Fort Works Art Gallery, with a $7,500 cash award and monthly stipend for supplies. The residency concludes with a solo exhibition at Fort Works Art Gallery. The exhibition date is TBD.

Deadline: 5/31/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to all artists living and working in Fort Worth, TX.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $35.00

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Aviário Studio Multidisciplinary Residency

Ferreira do Zêzere 2240-334, Portugal

Summary: Aviário Studio is an art residency situated in the center of Portugal.

Your residency is customized according to the duration you wish to stay, your artistic and aesthetic focus, and the outcomes you wish to achieve. Here, you can test what’s possible. And translate ideas into reality. Your stay can be a time of transition, working with experimentation, research, and new techniques. Or, your residency could be a time of realization, creating the physical outputs of your artistic process.

Residency durations are from 2 weeks to 6 months.

Deadline: May 31, 2024

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18th Street Local Artist Residency

Santa Monica, California

Summary: Local studio artist residencies are open to local artists who wish to rent either live/work or day studios at the center for terms of 1-2 years with a possibility for renewal. We have artist studios on two campuses – on our 18th Street campus at 1639 18th Street, and the Airport campus at 3026 Airport Ave at the Santa Monica airport. On our 18th Street campus, these studios are subsidized in part by 18th Street Arts Center at far below market rate in an effort to provide local artists with affordable rental properties within Santa Monica. Our Airport campus is a city-owned building and artists lease directly with the City of Santa Monica, who set the terms for the leases on that site, with 18th Street Arts Center acting as facility and program managers. The local studio program is open to artists of all disciplines, as well as small, artist-run initiatives. When a space becomes available, applications are reviewed by an impartial jury and artists are selected at that time. Applicants should indicate their space and affordability requirements, as well as which campus they prefer.

Deadline: May 31, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: The Local Studio Artist Residency program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practice. The program is open to artists of all disciplines, as well as small, artist-run initiatives. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Special Notes: For its Local Studio Artist Residency programs, 18th Street Arts Center seeks to work with artists whose practices relate to our organization’s mission statement, which is to “provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Artists who can help broaden our reach within diverse communities and who can potentially partner in upcoming programming initiatives are prioritized.

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Grants, Awards, Fellowships

Causability Grant

Summary: By empowering creatives, nonprofits and communities can benefit much more from collaborating together on a project rather than just creatives one-time ‘gifting’ their art away. 

Therefore, we’re offering three $5K grants to empower and encourage cause collaboration

Deadline: 5/31/24

How to apply: CausabilityGrants.org

Special Notes: Funding for Causability’s grants comes from private donors, individual supporters, and revenue percentages from our partner site Art For Your Cause.

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ArtPrize 2024: Global Art Celebration in Grand Rapids

Summary: $400,000 prize pool across multiple categories. ArtPrize is an annual international art competition and cultural event held in Grand Rapids, MI. ArtPrize is a 501c3 nonprofit. We fundraise year round to cover our entire operating budget, including the over $600,000 awarded in prizes and distributed in grants to Artists, curators, and educators. The largest source of contributions is corporate giving, followed by governmental support, foundations and individuals.

Deadline: May 31, 2024

How to apply: Registration must be completed online; there is no paper application.

Special Notes: $65 registration fee

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Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

Summary: The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded annually to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians.

OSGF intends to award the Fellowship to an exceptional artist whose works show remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world, and humankind’s place in it.

Budget: The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 – 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at OSGF, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art.

Deadline: May 31, 2024

How to apply: online

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants must be early-career artists not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2025. We will consider individuals with a proven track-record of professionalism, but who are yet under-recognized, as early-career.

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The Jonathan and Barbara Silver 2024 Grant for Writing on Sculpture

Summary: The Foundation is offering one $20,000 grant for 2024. In this grant program, the Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation’s goal is to encourage and support sculptors, whether emerging or established, and writers about sculpture. The Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation regards writing about sculpture, like sculpture itself, as a field with unlimited potential. The foundation is an organization in which making and finding language for sculpture are equally at home.

Budget: The JBSF offers one $20,000 grant per year.

Deadline: no later than 11:59pm Eastern on May 31, 2024. It is strongly recommended that you submit several days before the application deadline to avoid technical or submission issues. You will receive confirmation of a successful submission within 24 hours.

How to apply: electronically through the JBSF Grant Application Form.

Eligibility Requirements: You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, or you hold an O-1 Visa.

Special Notes: The JBSF grant program operates on a 2-year cycle with alternating grants that support writing in even years and sculpture in odd years. Applications are now open for writing on sculpture, and the recipient will be announced later in the year. The sculpture grant application will be available in 2025.

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