May is Blooming with Call for Artists (updated)

5 additional Calls added including residencies and grants for a total of 24 24 call for artists with deadlines May 1-19, 2024. In this bouquet of opportunities for sculptors there are several art-on-loan programs, but also many site-specific commissions of widely ranging budgets. Definitely there is something for you to consider, whether you are just starting out or you are an seasoned veteran.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in the end of April at our previous call for artists.

Redbud Trail – Woodlawn Ave. to Webb Rd.

Wichita, Kansas

Summary: Benesch and Landworks Studio, on behalf of the City of Wichita, invite professional artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of completing durable, permanent public art projects to submit their qualifications. The goal: Commission an artist or collaborative to conceptualize, create, and implement artistic features to improve the experience for and engage the users of this segment of Redbud Trail.

Opportunities have been identified for art to be integrated or installed as part of the next 3.5 miles of Redbud Trail improvements to be completed by the end of 2026.

Budget: $300,000 (The total artwork commissions will be $300,000, inclusive of all costs and fees for the artist to execute the project from design through structural engineering, fabrication, site preparation, transportation, delivery to the site, and installation. The artist will be required to provide all mounting hardware for integration into any footings/pedestals.)

Deadline: 5/1/2024

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of completing durable, permanent, outdoor public art projects will be considered. Based on the project character and the budget, the range of calls is limited to artists with residency in Kansas.

Special Notes: The project Selection Committee will select a shortlist for artists’ interviews based on eligibility, submitted qualifications, the demonstrated ability to produce quality art in public spaces, and the criteria included in this RFQ.

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Sculptural Screen Wall and Campus Entry Sculpture – Public Works Campus

Bend, Oregon

Summary: The commission is for a large-scale Sculptural Screen Wall located at the south boundary of the Public Works campus and a smaller-scale Campus Entry Sculpture located at the main entrance of campus. Both works of art should be related to one another and be a continuous idea, sharing materials and inspiration

This work of art is intended to first be a sculptural element that runs along the public street edge of campus where vehicular and pedestrian traffic will view and experience something that may speak to what the public works campus is about or the role that the public works departments have within the city of Bend. Secondly, the sculptural screen wall will serve as a visual screen of the internal public works storage yards from public street view. While the sculptural screen wall does not need to be completely solid, it should shield the public from views into the south storage area, meeting the City’s Land Use code for that function, while sharing abstract hints to those experiencing it about public works, the local natural topography, or the history of this place through the art itself.

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: 5/1/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national Call to Artists and Artists may reside anywhere in the United States.

Special Notes: The Selection Committee consisting of representatives from Art in Public Places, City of Bend and a local architecture firm will select two Finalists. The stipend for travel and design time is $1,750. Finalists will use the stipend for a Site Visit to Bend early in the design phase to see the site and meet key players from the AiPP Committee and a separate meeting with City of Bend and Hennebery Eddy Architects.

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Napa Art Walk 2024- 2026

Napa, California

Summary: The City of Napa, CA is seeking up to 10 temporary installations for the eighth Napa Art Walk outdoor art exhibit.  

The Napa Art Walk is a curated walking tour program that showcases regularly rotating installation art throughout downtown Napa, California. This program is designed to enhance the local environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting artists to temporarily exhibit select works in downtown Napa. The first Art Walk launched in 2009, and collections rotate every two years; the 2024-2026 exhibition will be the eighth rotation in this program.

Budget: $3,000 to cover any associated travel and installation costs.

Deadline: All entries to be submitted via CaFE via MIDNIGHT, Pacific Time, on or before May, 1 2024 

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be established professional artists currently living or working in the United States. They must be at least 18 years of age. All submissions must be previously completed artworks. No artwork proposals for yet-to-be-created art will be accepted.

Special Notes: EXHIBITION TIMELINE:  September 2024 – August 2026 

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Prospectus #275 Miners Memorial Commission at NM Tech

New Mexico

Summary: The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee (LSC) of New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (New Mexico Tech/NMT) seek to commission an artist/artist team to create and install a memorial artwork dedicated to miners/history of mining on the NMT campus. The institute has identified three potential sites for installation, artists will be asked to select the site they are most interested in responding to when submitting their qualifications. The memorial should generally recognize and/or respond to the area’s mining history (Socorro County), the institute’s contribution to the mining industry, and pay homage to those whose pioneering work has helped shape the region.

Up to five finalists will be invited to submit a formal proposal for one of the available locations listed above. Finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium for a written proposal, presentation, and a maquette and/or digital rendering of the proposed artwork.

Budget: $210,500 – $420,000

Deadline: May 1, 11:59 pm Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to all artists/artist teams currently residing in the United States. Artists submitting qualifications should demonstrate a level of experience and professionalism that is commensurate with the project scope and budget.

Special Notes: Please note that the Art in Public Places program does not currently fund memorials to specific individuals in name and/or likeness. Figurative or representational sculptures will be considered as long as there is no identification with actual persons (living or deceased). No artworks incorporating water features or elements will be considered.

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Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition 2024-2025

Rosemary Beach, Florida

Summary: Rosemary Beach, Florida is a pristine coastal community known for its stunning natural flora, white sand beaches, and architectural beauty. Featured in Southern Living, Architectural Digest and Atlanta Magazine, the architectural design of the community was inspired by West Indies, St. Augustine, FL and New Orleans, LA. RBSE is seeking unique outdoor sculptures to enhance the picturesque and natural seaside environment.

We invite artists from all around the world working in the design, construction, and installation of outdoor sculpture, to submit applications. This biennial exhibition, opening in Fall of 2024 and running for one year, seeks to showcase the diverse talents and creativity of artists while complementing the stunning natural landscape that defines Rosemary Beach.

Opening to the public in October 2024 and running through October 2025.

Budget: All artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be offered a $3,000 honorarium once the sculpture has been delivered and mounted in place. In addition, an award of $2,000 will be given to the artist whose sculpture is chosen as the First Place winner and an award of $1,000 will be given to the Second Place winner.

We encourage artists to include sales prices in their submission. There will be a 30% commission fee for any sold sculptures.

Deadline: 5/1/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Experienced sculptors are invited to submit their work for consideration. Artists must have documented experience with the design and construction of outdoor sculpture.

Special Notes: $8.00 (Entry Fee)

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Art on the Avenue 2024

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Summary: Art on the Avenue (AOA) is Manitou Springs’ public art program, administered by Creative Alliance Manitou Springs (CRANE). Each year, we display new rotating sculptures, place new murals, and work to increase Manitou’s public art collection. In 2024, CRANE will install 3 sculptures on 2-year contracts, as well as 1 permanent mural.

Budget: $2,000 per sculpture.

All selected artists are eligible for the following awards, given at the end of the year: $1,500 CRANE Art Excellence Juror Award, $1,000 People’s Choice Award

Deadline: 5/1/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Art on the Avenue is open to artists over 18 years of age nationwide. 

Special Notes: $10.00 (Entry fee). Please note specifications and include your site preference in your proposal.

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Art in the Heart of Main South 2024

Worcester, Massachusetts.

Summary: A panel of artists, art professionals, community members, and the office of Clark University Community Affairs will select seven sculptures for Art in the Heart of Main South.

Budget: $1,500.00 artist stipend

Deadline: 11:59 pm Central 5/1/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Practicing US sculptors of medium to large-scale works are eligible to apply.

Special Notes: $25.00 (Entry Fee)

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‘Self | Portraits” sculpture group exhibit

Chicago Sculpture International Project Space

Summary: Artists periodically ask themselves, “How am I doing?”. A closer look often inspires auto-biographical work. Objects are born of thoughts and feelings, then made from an examined life. Self | Portraits invites sculptors to check-in on their condition.

Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 12, 2024

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 5/3/24

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: insert

Special Notes: Applicants must be current CSI members orIf applicant is not a current member you will be required to join CSI if their work is accepted into the exhibit. To sign-up for membership:

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Mathews-Sanders 11th Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Cleveland, Mississippi

Summary: The Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden in Cleveland, Mississippi, is seeking an open call for 11th Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition for exhibition on the grounds of the Bologna Performing Arts Center on the campus of Delta State University, the Grammy Mississippi Museum, and downtown in the city of Cleveland. We anticipate selecting twelve works: eight sculptures at the BPAC, three sculptures downtown, and one sculpture at the Grammy Mississippi Museum.

Budget: $2,500.00: Each artist exhibiting sculpture will receive a $2,500.00 honorarium per sculpture, which includes the transportation, installation, and de-installation of the pieces. 

Deadline: 5/4/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, using durable materials suitable for outside elements and change in temperature that requires little to no maintenance during the display period.

Special Notes: The call is open to sculptures of all types. Preference will be given to artworks with a musical theme at the Grammy Museum and downtown Cleveland.

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LFRA Fire Station 7 and 10

Loveland, Colorado

Summary: The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for an Artist to create unique exterior works of public artwork for Fire Station 7 and Fire Station 10, located within the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority boundaries, which extend beyond Loveland City limits.

When submitting your application, Artists must state their preference for Fire Station 7, Fire Station 10 or both projects. Please note that the City is currently accepting information regarding qualifications and samples of past work. Artists should not include proposals.

Budget: Total = $99,400 (if both projects awarded 1 Artist)

Deadline: 5/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to any professional artist residing within a 150-mile radius of Loveland, Colorado.

Special Notes: From this RFQ, up to three finalists may be selected to present design concepts for this project. Finalists will be paid a $1500 honorarium to develop and present their artwork design concepts. Please do not submit proposals to this RFQ, as those proposals will be removed from the jury process.

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Arts in the Parks: Call for Visual Artists

Tempe, Arizona

Summary: The City of Tempe is seeking an experienced visual artist or artist collective to create a participatory art piece that is site specific to 8 Arts in the Parks events occurring between September 23 to November 7, 2024. The installation must integrate or address illumination to ensure that the piece remains visible in both daylight and darkness for events spanning from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This artwork should be vibrant, dynamic, and engaging to encourage community exploration and creative collaboration. The artwork must incorporate components that can be touched, arranged, or modified by attendees of all ages over the course of the event(s). Successful candidates are expected to attend Arts in the Parks events and meetings related to this project. Artists with an interest in responding to and collaborating with community are encouraged to apply.

Budget: Up to $40,000 for 8 park events for one artist or artist collective.

Deadline: 5/6/24 5:00 p.m.

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Reside in the regional southwest: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, or New Mexico

Special Notes: This call is for either a singular artist or an artist team. We prefer to commission a new work specific to this call but if there is a pre-existing work that fits this call, we would be interested in learning more about it.

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ArtSS In the Open 2024

Sandy Springs, Georgia

Summary: A Public Outdoor Sculpture Competition Sponsored by: City of Sandy Springs in partnership with Art Sandy Springs

This public sculpture competition was created to bring fine art to the parks and public spaces throughout the city of Sandy Springs, the second largest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Nine sculptures will be prominently displayed around the four-acre green at City Springs, the City’s town center. One or more sculptures from each competition will be purchased by the City to be permanently placed in public locations around Sandy Springs.

Budget: $1,500 to each of nine selected artists

Deadline: 5/6/24 11:59 PM Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to local, regional and national artists.

Special Notes: All sculptures will be for sale and will be promoted as such.

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Sacramento County Department of Airports Request for Qualifications and Experience

Sacramento, California

Summary: The County of Sacramento (County) Department of Airports (Department) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications And Experience (SOQ&Es) from qualified artists to design, fabricate, and install permanent artworks at two sites located at the Sacramento International Airport (Airport) as part of the Department’s large-scale capital improvement program known as “SMForward.” This RFQ&E includes the following four project sites. Artists may apply for one or more of these projects.

Budget: $3,750,000 (4 projects, ranging from $500,000 to $1,750,000 each)

Finalists will be paid a one-time $5,000 fee to help defray the costs of preparing the conceptual proposal and reimbursed for travel expenses for the orientation and panel review.

Deadline: 5/7/24

How to apply: SlideRoom (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Artists and artist teams residing in the United States

Special Notes: up to five finalists for each of the sites will be selected.

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Art Seen Rotating Art Sculpture Gallery

Newport, Oregon

Summary: The City of Newport is pleased to invite emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit work to the Public Arts Committee’s program, Art Seen, a rotating outdoor art gallery. The City of Newport is offering artists an opportunity to display their work in Newport for a two-year period.

Budget: Artists will receive a stipend of $1,500 to display their work for two years.

Deadline: 5/9/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists must be over eighteen (18) years old to be eligible.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $25.00

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UCF Dr. Phillips Nursing Pavilion

Orlando, Florida

Summary: 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. (Note: The pendant lights in the image have been removed from the project pending artwork selection.)

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.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 5/9/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: there are no residency requirements, see call for details

Special Notes: Media should be glass or other materials that are reflective or translucent

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Artist Roster RFQ

Bradenton, Florida

Summary: The City of Bradenton Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and its Public Art Advisory Board (PAAB) are seeking artists and artist teams to place on an artist roster. The artist roster will be used to select artists for murals, sculpture and other media for public art projects in the Bradenton CRA Districts.

Budget: Matching grants up to $20,000 on private property. Public property budgets will be determined as needed

Deadline: 5/12/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: reside in coastal counties of Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas and Hillsborough

Special Notes: Sculptures, 3-D, lighting, augmented reality and other technological advances in public art are welcome. Durability in an outdoor setting will be considered.

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The Hopper Prize

Summary: The Hopper Prize providing 6 grants totaling $11,000. Two artists will each receive $3,500 and four artists will each receive $1,000

Deadline: May 14, 2024

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: All Artists Are Encouraged to Apply

Special Notes: There is a $40 submission fee due with your application

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Prequalified Artists for Public Art Program

Rahway, New Jersey

Summary: The City of Rahway envisions a community in which art and design enrich all aspects of public life and where artists and creatives find opportunity to thrive. The City invites artists to submit their qualifications for the Public Art Program. The City will create a list of pre-qualified artists through this call to artists. Artists chosen for the Pre-qualified Artist List will be eligible for consideration for upcoming public art projects, murals, and sculpture installations in the City of Rahway. Pre-qualified artists will remain on the list through December 2026.

Budget: n/a at this time

Deadline: 11:59 PM Mountain Time on May 15, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: professional artists and artist teams residing within a 50-mile radius of Rahway, New Jersey 07065. 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.

Special Notes: Inclusion in the list does not guarantee a commission.

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Peyton Evans Artist Residency Program at the Pear House

Key West, Florida

Summary: The Studios of Key West, the premier arts organization at the Southernmost Point of the United States, offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers from around the world. We provide residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.

The program grants nearly 40 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections.

Our residencies are one month; they run from the 2nd day of the month to the last day of the month. For example: if you are awarded a residency in June, you would plan to arrive on June 2, and would plan to depart by June 30.

Deadline: May 15, 2024

How to apply: The Studios of Key West website

Eligibility Requirements: We provide residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.

Special Notes: There is a $45 application fee to apply which supports the program.

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2024-2025 Residencies in Ceramics and Woodworking

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Summary: For nearly 80 years, Sawtooth has been a creative hub for the region—an energetic craft school environment in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Our year-long Artist-in-Residence programs encourage the development of new skills, connections, and bodies of work while assisting with studio operations. The residencies will start August 1, 2024, and end July 31, 2025.

Ceramic Residents, 2 in wood firing and 1 in electric/gas firing, are given 24/7 access to studio space, materials at cost, free firings, and the opportunity to teach, inspire, and energize our community.

Our Gondring Resident in Woodworking will receive round-the-clock access to Wood and Lathe studios, a semi-private studio space, and a $3,000 stipend in exchange for working several hours per week.

Deadline: May 15, 2024

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9th Animal International Juried Art Competition

Summary: TERAVARNA announces their “9th ANIMAL” International Juried Art Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their best artworks on the theme for inclusion in the exhibition. All types of art styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works.

​​The theme of this international juried art competition is ANIMAL. For this theme, feel free to represent any animal, from the teeny-tiny insects to the massive blue whales, and even fictional, mythological, or imagined creatures. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation in representing the overall theme. Representational and abstract ideas based broadly on this theme, in any media, will be considered.

Budget: Up to $3,500 in cash prizes will be given out to winning artists. **

Deadline: May 15, 2024, 11:59 PM Pacific

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Please note that you must be 18 years of age in order to participate in any of our events.

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McKnight Fellowships for Ceramic Artists


Summary: Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists and culture bearers thrive, the McKnight Foundation’s arts and culture program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Support for individual working Minnesota artists and culture bearers has been a cornerstone of the program since it began in 1982. The McKnight Artist & Culture Bearer Fellowships Program provides annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in 15 different creative disciplines

Budget: Two $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2024.

Deadline: May 17, 2024, 5pm

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Have or maintain MN residency for at least one year prior to application and for the duration of the fellowship year.

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Stevens Point Sculpture Park Juried Call for Sculpture 2024

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Summary: The Stevens Point Sculpture Park, located in central Wisconsin, is accepting submissions of sculpture work for their annual, three-year outdoor sculpture exhibition. A local jury will choose pieces for display from August 2024 through August 2027. We will consider a wide variety of work, including site-specific work, ephemeral and/or permanent work, work in a variety of scales, art with a performance component, proposed not yet built projects etc.

Budget: Selected submissions will receive $2000 for a three-year loan of their work

Deadline: May 17th, 2024

How to apply: Google Docs, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: All welcome to apply free

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

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Snowy Range Rotating Sculpture Program

Laramie, Wyoming

Summary: Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC) and the City of Laramie are seeking two existing artworks for the Snowy Range Rotating Sculpture Program. This is the second rotation of the program. Two sculpture pads exist on the Snowy Range viaduct, a connector between the east side of Laramie to the west side of the city. The sculpture pads are a gateway to the city, welcoming visitors and residents to Downtown as well as a gateway to all points west.

Two existing artworks will be selected for this rotation, to be temporarily installed from August 2024 to summer 2027. The artwork will be on loan to the City of Laramie for the duration. The ideal artwork will be eye-catching from a distance and speak to the community as a welcoming and creative place. The work must have the ability to withstand the harsh weather of southeast Wyoming, including high winds.

A selection committee including representatives from the City and community members will determine a short list of finalists. Each finalist will be paid $250 to participate in a virtual presentation on their artwork to a larger community gathering.

Budget: $15,000 (The budget for each sculpture pad is $15,000. This budget is inclusive of artist fee, installation and deinstallation, artwork transportation, artist travel, and object insurance during travel.)

Deadline: 5/17/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists residing in the United States. Artists residing in Wyoming and Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply

Special Notes: There is a sculpture pad on the west side of the bridge and a sculpture pad on the east side of the bridge. The west side sculpture pad is 10 feet in diameter. The east side sculpture pad is 6 feet in diameter.

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