Mid-August Call for Artists = HOT! (updated)

15 call for artists with deadlines August 11-20, 2021. From local to international calls, these opportunities for sculptors come in all budgets. Read through now and, Happy Sculpting!

There are still early August sculpture opportunities available, see our previous call for artists.

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

San Juan Island, Washington

Summary : The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park is located on beautiful San Juan Island in Washington State, and is home to over 150 unique outdoor art creations by world renowned sculptors. Covering 20 acres, the park includes 5 marked trails and a gorgeous natural pond. There is a current call for artists for a regular rotation of sculptures in the park.

Budget: The SJISP will reimburse up to $300 travel expenses after installation, and after submission of valid receipts

Deadline: Extended to August 11, 2021

How to apply: Online, at their website, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: All sculptors All artists are equally welcome, whether well-known or undiscovered. The emphasis is on the art and the development of the artist and the park.

Special Notes: Artist agrees to placement for a two-year period if the work is not sold sooner. A 30% commission will be taken on all sculptures sold during the exhibition period and for 90 days after.

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Sculptural Art Pieces at South Terminal Complex

Orlando, Florida

Summary: The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (“Authority”) seeks one or more artist(s) to provide Sculptural Art Pieces for South Terminal C under a lease or lease to purchase agreement, a summary of which is available under the “Legal Document”. The selection process will involve a Request for Proposals (RFP)  to select up to two (2) artist(s). The Sculptural Art Pieces should provide a “wow” or sense of place wayfinding landmark for the travelling public. The piece should be reflective of the transformative nature or environment of Central Florida.

Budget: The budget for the Sculptural Art Pieces is $300,000.00, inclusive of the costs of installation, subject to agreements to the terms of a lease or a lease purchase agreement.

Deadline: 8/12/21, midnight Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all artists, with a preference to local professional artists, to lease with an option to extend or purchase a Sculptural Art Piece that is already fabricated and ready for installation that reflects the criteria outlined in this RFP. 

Special Notes: To qualify as a “local artist,” artists must currently live or have a studio, or lived or had a studio as of January 1, 2020, within the Greater Orlando Metropolitan Statistical Area. Artists may not be employees or independent contractors for the Authority.

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Retirement Community

Charleston, South Carolina

Summary: We invite you to submit your work for consideration for a retirement community located in the Charleston, SC area that offers independent living, assisted living, skilled/nursing care, and memory care.  Please review the guidelines and submission instructions.  The following types of artwork will be considered:

· Wall-mounted sculpture (ceramic, acrylic, wood, metal, glass) – cannot project off wall more than 4”

· Outdoor sculpture – freestanding something that is suitable for a courtyard.

Budget: no details provided

Deadline: 8/13/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a local sculptural open call for indoor and outdoor artworks. We are seeking artists within the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Special Notes: Project install for indoor sculpture estimated for December 2021, outdoor sculpture estimated for an early spring 2022 install.

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Prospectus #263 New Mexico Only Purchase Initiative

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Summary: The Art in Public Places Program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection. Since its inception in 1986, the program has placed more than 2,500 works of art in all of New Mexico’s 33 counties. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico.

Through a fair and open public process, local and regional selection committees work with New Mexico Arts to select artwork for their communities. The Art in Public Places Program also commissions large-scale projects that are designed for integration directly into the architecture of a building, or purchases existing original artworks to be placed in public buildings.

Budget: Project amounts are $1,000-$20,000 all inclusive.

Deadline: 8/13/21, 4pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to artists who reside in and galleries that are located in New Mexico. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artists represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency

Special Notes: The price of large three-dimensional works should include the cost of site preparation and foundation.

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Legler Regional Library Artist in Residence Program

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in partnership with the Chicago Public Library (CPL), seeks artists to participate in the inaugural Legler Regional Library Artist-in-Residence Program. During a two-year residency, an artist will be given studio space at the library to develop public art projects and art programs that utilize the artist’s unique talents to promote greater connectivity between the library, its services, and the needs and aspirations of the local West Garfield Park community.

Budget: In addition to the in-kind use of space at Legler Regional Library, the Artist-in-Residence will be given an annual budget of $50,000.

Deadline: 8/15/21, 5pm Central

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists/ artist teams who live or work in the City of Chicago.

Special Notes: Final projects will become a part of the Library’s growing collection.

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Starlight Theatre public art, east side green space

Kansas City, Missouri

Summary: The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design original, site-responsive public art for Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, utilizing a green space near the east entrance of the facility

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 8/15/21 11:59 p.m. Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional visual artists or artist teams based in the United States at least 18 years of age are eligible, with a preference for artists who live or work in the Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, and Ray County, or the Kansas counties of Johnson and Wyandotte.

Special Notes: Demonstrated experience working with diverse community stakeholders is desired.

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Public Sculpture for Roundabout

Olathe, Kansas

Summary: The City’s existing roundabout at S Ridgeview Rd and E Sheridan St is in a high traffic location with good sightlines from a distance that lends itself well to a public art piece that will enhance the experience of driving through the community. Seeking proposals for either an existing sculpture that will fit the site, or ideas for original work to be commissioned for the site that can meet the deadline of a March 2022 installation.

Budget: $50,000. The selected artist will be responsible for shipment/delivery to site and installation. The available budget must cover all artists’ expenses including price of artwork, artist fees, materials, tools, travel, installation, and other associated costs. The pad for the artwork as well as any necessary lighting or integrated landscaping will be provided by the City.

Deadline: 8/16/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all experienced artists age 18 years of age and older. All entries must be original work.

Special Notes: The artwork should be appreciated from a distance, not requiring up-close or extended inspection. Interactive artwork is discouraged, so as not to encourage pedestrian activity in the roundabout.  

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Art Consultant for Fire Station Projects

Kirkland, Washington

Summary: The City of Kirkland, WA seeks respondents to a request for qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firms or individuals to provide services as an art consultant for four fire station projects in the City.

Budget: $466,500

Deadline: 8/18/21

How to apply: All applicants must submit qualifications via the City of Kirkland’s website. 

Eligibility Requirements: The consultant should possess a high degree of competency not only with traditional program and project management and administration processes and methods, but they should also be well-versed in the issues associated with building information models, computer-based schedule programs, web-based file management and information systems, and other engineering and construction technology tools being used by sophisticated design and construction firms.

The consultant should demonstrate competency in areas such as cost estimating, constructability reviews, value engineering, risk management, development consulting, permitting, A&E services, and project budgeting.

Special Notes: The complete RFQ, including all submittal requirements, can be found on the City of Kirkland’s website at: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/Government/Departments/Finance-and-Administration/Purchasing-Services/Doing-Business-with-the-City.

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2022 Special Olympics USA Games Cauldron Arts Project

Orlando, Florida

Summary: The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is now accepting applications for the design and build of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Cauldron.

The design of the cauldron should be unique, artistic, meaningful, and inspired by the existing Special Olympics 2022 USA Games brand and campaign tagline, “Shine as One.” Click here to watch a video about the creation of the 2022 USA Games logo and learn more about the “Shine as One” theme.

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games has retained a vendor partner to build the flame package for the cauldron, so artists will not be responsible for this element of the sculpture.

Budget: $45,000

Deadline: 8/18/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to local, regional and national professional artists. It is required that artists have experience in the design, construction, transportation and installation of medium to large-scale outdoor sculptures. Artists must have a proven track record of meeting budget and timelines for projects.

Special Notes: Production and management of the flame package and transportation expenses (including the initial delivery of the cauldron to the Opening Ceremony, moving to ESPN Wide World of Sports, and the final move to its permanent site) will be covered in a separate budget and is not part of the $45,000 budget.

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South Valley Pool Mosaic

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summary: The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists or artist’s teams for a permanent site-specific mosaic art project for the recently renovated South Valley Pool and Splash Pad located at 3912 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105.

The project is a permanent mosaic installation to be created for the South Valley Pool and Splash Pad facility. The artwork shall be designed to have a structural lifetime of at least 25 years and be able to withstand the harsh conditions of the high-altitude ultraviolet rays of the sun and being in contact with water. The mosaic will be integrated into the architecture of the facility and the artwork should not affect the integrity of the walls of the building or the safety of the public.

Budget: $35,000. 

Deadline: 8/20/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a local call open to New Mexico based artists.

Special Notes: The wealth of nearby public facilities creates an opportunity for a broad sector of the public to view the artwork. Additionally, the proximity to local schools creates an opportunity for the artist to engage with local students in the design and implementation of the mosaic.

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Downtown Signals & Lighting Upgrades – 4th Avenue, E street to A street

Anchorage, Alaska

Summary: In accordance with Municipal Code 7.40, the Municipality of Anchorage is announcing a call for qualified artists to create artworks in 2 locations as part of the Project Management & Engineering Department’s Downtown Signals and Lighting Upgrades construction in Anchorage, Alaska.

The themes discussed by the Art Selection Jury for this segment of the ongoing Downtown Signals and Lighting upgrades, focused on highlighting Anchorage as a distinctly unique northern environment. Suggested themes to explore include, but are not limited to: historic preservation, nature and wildlife conservation, and indigenous values and traditions associated with land stewardship. Recognizing Anchorage as a winter city, artwork proposals should stand out as a prominent feature throughout all seasons. The commission is intended to highlight this corridor into the downtown area and the Anchorage Design District.  

While it is not a requirement, the jury expressed interest in seeing proposals that are illuminated or otherwise incorporate or respond to light. Proposals incorporating a lighting element should not cast significant light. No light should trespass beyond the sidewalk to the north property line and should not create glare that will be distracting to vehicles or pedestrians.

Budget: $30,000 each (2 commission opportunities)

Deadline: 8/20/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: International Call 

Special Notes: Artists or artist teams may apply for one or both locations. 

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Bramhall Square Public Art

Portland, Maine

Summary: The Portland Public Art Committee announces an open call for artists to submit qualifications for a new public artwork commission for the redesigned Bramhall Square park in Portland, Maine. Artists are invited to submit qualifications for a new public artwork commission in a small park in downtown Portland, Maine referred to as Bramhall Square. The redesigned park space will likely go into construction in 2022.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 8/20/21, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: by email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: The Portland Public Art Committees is committed to working with the arts community to cultivate a public art program that serves, celebrates, represents, and values every resident, worker, and visitor to Portland. Artists who identify as having an underrepresented racial, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic backgrounds, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or ability are especially encouraged to apply for this commission.

Special Notes: The Artwork should be attractive to children/families and have a playful or whimsical character

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City of Livermore Outdoor Sculpture

Livermore, CA

Summary: Sculpture Site –Livermore is divided into 4 voting districts; past City funded sculpture installations have been centered in the downtown Cultural Arts District.  In an effort to include all districts when considering art installations, this RFP will be the first to focus on a site in District 2, commonly referred to as Springtown. Refer to site location information.

Budget: $40,000.

Deadline: 8/20/21

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Call for Artists is open to all sculpture artists residing in the United States, with special consideration given to submissions by local San Francisco Bay Area artists. The first 250 proposals will be accepted.  Previous placement of a permanent outdoor sculpture is not a requirement; however, demonstrated experience in successfully realizing permanent public art installations will be considered when reviewing submissions.   

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Artist-in-residence public art project

Chesapeake, Virginia

Summary: ForKids is accepting applications to commission an artist-in-residence to design, create and install permanent exterior large-scale public art at Lost and Founds Park at the front of The Landmark Center for Children and Families in Chesapeake, Virginia. We will invite the selected artist-in-residence to collaborate, design and teach with children in ForKids programs, community members and staff.

ForKids will work with one artist who will create and install a 10–20-foot exterior mural OR a two-dimensional sculpture that would attach to The Landmark Center- the newly constructed ForKids headquarters. The artist-in-residence will work with youth in ForKids programs, staff and members of the community to give art enrichment education, experiment with art creation and to gain design input on the final design. The design, fabrication and installation are the responsibility of the artist.

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 8/20/21, 5pm Eastern

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: All are welcome to apply; however, the artist must be willing and able to complete at least a one-week on-site residency in Chesapeake, VA in the fall of 2021.

Special Notes: ForKids proposes a quick timeframe to adhere to funding requirements of this project. Ideally, the residency, design and installation would take place this fall and be completed by November 30, 2021.

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Public Art Parklet Installation

Modesto, California

Summary: The Modesto Downtown Improvement District and the Downtown Modesto Partnership seek artist responses via this Request for Proposals (RFP) to commission an original, site-specific work of art. The art piece will be located in/on a street platform “parklet” tentatively slated to be installed in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 “I” Street. The work of art may be constructed, take the form of sculpture, or other appropriate forms of art.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 8/20/2021, 5pm Pacific

How to apply: by email or mail, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call, however a strong priority will be given to Stanislaus County residents

Special Notes: Art piece will be installed in/on an approximately 8′ x 22′ platform. The three-dimensional artwork must be structurally sound and designed to be secured to a parklet platform. Media may include, but are not limited to, stone, bronze, steel, wood, etc. Entries must be able to withstand extensive public contact and use.

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