Mid August Call for Artists

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6 Call for Artists with deadlines for mid-August. Commission opportunities for sculptors range from small to quite large and cross the USA. Read through the possibilities and apply today!

There are still a few active Call for Artists in our last post. Click here to see those calls and scroll to the bottom (we do our best to put them in chronological order within each post.)

University of West Florida Lab Sciences Annex

Pensacola, FL

Summary: Through the state of Florida’s Art in State Buildings Program, the University of West Florida seeks proposals for existing or new public art to be installed permanently in or on the grounds of the Lab Sciences Annex currently under construction.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 8/16/19

How to apply: email, see link below for information

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all professional artists working in any two or three-dimensional medium.

Special Notes: Artists may submit work currently available for purchase or proposals for site-specific commissions.

The committee is currently accepting proposals for both outdoor and indoor works of art.

Participating artists must have reached a certain level of expertise and recognition in their medium.

Click here to read more about this call for artists and details on how to apply


Western Colorado University: Vehicle Maintenance Garage

Gunnison, CO

Summary: Qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating a site-specific interior public artwork for Western Colorado University’s Vehicle Maintenance and Mountain Search and Rescue Garage in Gunnison, Colorado. The Art Selection Committee is looking to commission an artwork to be located on the floor of the reception area of the garage.

Budget: $22,000

Deadline: 8/18/19 (extended deadline)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be residents of the state of Colorado

Special Notes: Artwork can be any material that is durable and does not impede movement or usage of the space. Mosaic or designed flooring in tile, terrazzo and concrete, etc. are all feasible options

Full RFQ can be viewed as a PDF here


Shade Structure

London, KY

Summary: Seeking a shade structure for a new performance park. Tentatively called “The Town Center Project”

Budget: $39,000

Deadline: 8/18/19

How to apply: mail or email your submission

Eligibility Requirements: Would prefer someone within Kentucky, but all are welcome to submit.

Special Notes: Finished size should be no larger than 33×33 feet. Minimum height is 10 feet, Maximum height is 18 feet.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including information on how to apply


Liberty Square Rising

Miami-Dade County

Summary: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program and Miami-Dade County Department of Public Housing and Community Development, with partners Related Urban with Modis Architects request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to create artworks for Liberty Square, a nine-block area in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, which will be redeveloped to include new multifamily public housing, affordable and workforce housing, affordable home ownership opportunities, economic development and capital improvements.

Budget: $1.1 million

This budget will be split between four to six commissions.
WAYFINDING: $400,000
CENTRAL COMMUNITY PARK: $250,000
FREE-STANDING ARTWORKS: $250,000
ARTWORKS FOR INTERIOR SPACES: $150,000
COMMUNITY POOL: $100,000

Deadline: Aug 19 11:59pm–DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT 20

How to apply: online

Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional visual artists or artist-led teams based in the US

Special Notes: More details are available here

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


Vermont Corridor Building Lobby Artwork

Los Angeles, CA

Summary: The LA County Department of Arts and Culture’s Civic Art Program (Arts and Culture) seeks artist(s) or artist team(s) to design an indoor two-dimensional artwork for the entrance lobby of the Vermont Corridor Building, a new facility for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS).

Budget: $125,000

Deadline: 8/20/19

How to apply: Applications must be received via DropBox link (see link below for more information)

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to all professional artists residing or working in the United States.

Special Notes: This organization has specific artist criteria. Please review those before applying.

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


South Suburban Parks and Recreation: Recreation Complex

Centennial, CO

Summary: The SSPAC requests proposals for permanent artwork to be placed in the interior lobby of South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s (SSPRD) future Recreation Complex that is anticipated to open December 2020.

The Recreation Complex will include a fieldhouse with two indoor synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums, an ice arena with three sheets of ice, a restaurant, and the district administration offices with a board room that is available for event rental.  The artwork will be installed in the main interior lobby of the building on the north wall across from the center point of control and all building visitors will walk past the artwork

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 8/20/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists in Colorado and its seven surrounding states (Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, and Nebraska) who have the background, experience and reputation for completing such a project.

Special Notes: Original commissioned or artist-owned work, if appropriate, will be considered.  The selected artwork may not be duplicated within 500 miles of the site.

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


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