Mid-March Call for Artists

7 Call for Artists with deadlines from March 11-March 16. Note that one of these calls is for 7 separate RFPs, therefore there are actually 13 opportunities for sculptors in this posting alone!

Miller Community Center Solar Microgrid Project

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), is seeking an artist/artist team to develop an interior permanent site-specific artwork as part of a solar microgrid project at the Miller Community Center in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The artist will meaningfully engage with the users of the Miller Community Center as part of the design process and work with SCL staff to gain a working knowledge of Seattle City Light’s sustainability goals.

Budget: $46,000

Deadline: 10:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to emerging and established artists residing in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Special Notes: The Seattle of Office of Arts & Culture encourages diversity in its collection. Artists whose work is well represented in the city’s collection are eligible to apply, but the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process. Students are not eligible to apply.

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The State of Water

Gainesville, FL

Summary: In anticipation of World Water Day on March 22nd, the State of Water will showcase up to 50 original works of art by the most talented artists residing in Gainesville and in surrounding communities. Established and emerging artists who reside in the North/Central Florida region are eligible to submit entries for consideration. The State of Water exhibition will be held at Cypress and Grove Brewery from March 20th – 29th, 2020 and coincide with the World Water Day Festival at the brewery on March 22nd and Art Walk on March 27th.

Budget: $1,000 in awards presented to the winning artists

Deadline: 3/11/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Established and emerging artists in the Gainesville area and in the surrounding central and north Florida areas are eligible to submit up to 3 different objects for consideration for the exhibition.

Special Notes: Entry Fee (FIRST Object $25 Entry Fee – additional entries must be submitted separately. ): $25.00
Entry Fee (SECOND or THIRD object entry only – each additional object requires $10 fee ): $10.00

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Corridor Construction Program Artist Pool

Austin, Texas

Summary: The purpose of the Corridor Construction Program Artist Pool is to provide a streamlined application and selection process for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects related to the Corridor Construction Program through the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program (AIPP).

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 3/12/2020

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: Visual artists, or artist teams
At least 18 years of age who live in the Austin metropolitan area (Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties)

Special Notes:

Artists with lived experience in the corridor location areas are highly encouraged to apply.
Artists with a social practice are highly encouraged to apply.
Artists under current City of Austin AIPP contract are eligible to apply.
Artists who have not received a public art commission before are encouraged to apply

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Piedmont Triad International Airport Call to Artists

Greensboro, North Carolina

Summary: The Project: The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) is now opening the 2020 search for artists with a call for two-dimensional paintings, photographs, mixed media, small, three-dimensional sculpture, large outdoor sculpture and special projects. This request is open to all artists in the State of North Carolina and southern Virginia Counties who border the Piedmont Triad

Budget: The Budget: The artwork will be on loan to the PTAA. Artist will be paid for travel to and from airport during installation and de-installation. An agreed upon fee will also be paid for installation time and transportation costs for large sculptures and special projects. The work will be insured by PTAA while exhibited at the PTI Airport.

Deadline: 3/13/20

How to apply: email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: The Call to Artists is open to all artists who live or work in the State of North Carolina. Artists within the Piedmont Triad Area will be given preference. The Piedmont Triad consists of the 12 counties of Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin. Artists from the Virginia counties bordering the Piedmont Triad are also invited: Grayson, Carroll, Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Halifax.

Special Notes: Six Outdoor Sculpture Spaces have 6” deep cement pads. Four that are approximately 4′ x 7′ and two larger pads (10’x10’ and a 15’ Triangle.) Work to be delivered to and picked up from PTI by artist. Work to be installed by an airport provided professional installer. Artist must provide all hardware for installation. Individual artist and transportation fees will be agreed upon between artist and PTI before loan commences.

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2020 Fine Art Acquisition

Fulton County, Georgia

Summary: Fulton County Arts & Culture’s (FCAC) Public Art Program announces the 2020 Call for Artists for the Fine Art Acquisition program. FCAC seeks to acquire existing unframed artworks and freestanding sculptures by professional Georgia-based artists that will be displayed at Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303. Every artwork submitted must be available for purchase and remain available for purchase (without substitutions) during the review and approval process until the announcement by FCAC (up to six months).

Budget: $48,000. The Public Art Program seeks to purchase through this Fine Art Acquisition Call for Artists unframed 2-D artworks and small 3-D works priced up to $5,000 that are suitable for framing, and suitable for wall display. A small number of works valued up to $15,000 may be purchased as well.

Deadline: 3/15/20

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: The Fine Art Acquisition Program Call for Artists is open to all professional visual artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the State of Georgia.

Special Notes: Please ensure you read the document titled ‘Guide to Artists’ attached under Additional Resources

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Public Safety Center

San Rafael, CA

Summary: The City of San Rafael is pleased to announce a Call for Artists to submit images/renderings/drawings of public art to be permanently installed at the main entry of the new Public Safety Center Building.

Budget: The budget for the project is not-to-exceed $50,000

Deadline: 3/15/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open for all artists nationwide. City of San Rafael residents are highly encouraged to enter.

Special Notes: Artwork must have a base no larger than 8 feet in diameter. Artwork must be able to be securely anchored down to the concrete pad. Artist to avoid the use of profanity, mature content, political statements. Also avoid the use of sculptures of people/faces/busts.

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Multiple Projects at Omaha Children’s Hospital

Omaha, NE

Summary: The Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is hosting 7 different RFPs for its innovative addition call the Hubbard Center, from large scale piece in very high traffic areas to smaller framed pieces in quiet, intimate settings like seating areas or patient rooms. The overarching goal of the Selection Committee is to curate work that coincides with the mission – improve the life of every child –through exceptional clinical care, research, education, and advocacy – by working with artists who create work that create a positive environment.


Hanging Mobile Sculpture $30,000 to $150,000
Interactive Sculpture $30,000 to $150,000
Sculpture Series $70,000 to $150,000.
Open Sculpture $10,000 to $100,000

Deadline: 3/16/20

How to apply: via email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: The CHMC Art Selection Committee has full oversight for the selection of an artist and specific works of art for this project. Artists or artist teams throughout the United States are eligible. Artists from Nebraska and surrounding states in the Midwest will receive preference

Special Notes: The RFPS are posted on the website: https://www.chmc4art.com/ and include details for each individual project, a budget range for each project, and submission instructions.

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