More October Call for Artists

Today we are pleased to post 6 additional call for artists with October deadlines. Be sure to also review our previous post which, as of this writing, still has 13 opportunities for sculptors which gives artists 19 chances for shows or commissions. Good luck, and Happy Sculpting!

20/20 Visions: Art & Interpretation

Southport, Connecticut

Summary: Pequot Library in Southport, Connecticut is pleased to announce a call for submissions to 20/20 Visions: Art & Interpretation. In the spirit of persistence that our community has so gracefully harnessed, Pequot Library is pleased to continue the tradition of celebrating its annual Art Show this fall. While this year’s virtual show will be experienced slightly differently than the previous 22 years, it will still once again showcase some of the region’s most talented artists of all ages.

Budget: the winning artist will receive the Enid Munroe Award ($250 cash prize

Deadline: October 15, 2020

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Virtual exhibition on view October 26-November 13, 2020
All works must be for sale. Pequot Library and the artist will split the proceeds of sold art 50/50.

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Inspiration Way

Tamarac, Florida

Summary: Objectives of Inspiration Way are:

  • To enhance the quality of life for the residents of the City of Tamarac
  • To increase awareness and understanding of public art
  • To promote Sculpture on Nob Hill and the City of Tamarac as a cultural destination for visitors.
  • To provide a showcase for local, regional and national artists

Budget: Selected artists will receive a total honorarium of $2,500 per selected artwork, $1000 Cash Award for Best of Show, plus purchase budget up to $60,000

Deadline: 10/16/20, midnight Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists nationwide creating original three-dimensional artwork of a scale and material suitable for outdoor display.  Florida artists are encouraged to apply. Previous years of experience in outdoor installation of public work is preferred but not necessary

Special Notes: The artwork should be durable and require minimal ongoing maintenance. South Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with an intense sun and seasonal heavy rain. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. The sculpture should be designed and constructed so that they can be securely anchored to a concrete pad which will be provided, if necessary.

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Glendale Town Center Public Art

Glendale, Indiana

Summary: The Arts Council of Indianapolis, on behalf of Kite Realty Group (KRG) and through the Public Art for Neighborhoods Program, is requesting qualifications from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating outdoor public artwork for the Glendale Town Center project.

Budget: $70,000

Deadline: 10/19/20, 11:59 p.m. Eastern

How to apply: FormStack

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists over 18.

Special Notes: No designs are required as part of the artist’s application materials!

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BART Irvington Transit Station Public Art

Fremont, California

Summary: As a result of this RFQ, one artist or artist team will be selected to engage with the Station Design Team (“Design Team”) to determine the location, design, content and materials for station artwork, all of which must comply with BART’s material requirements and restrictions, the project budget, and long-term maintainability.

The selected artist/team will be issued two separate Agreements. The first Agreement will be a contract with BART for design services; the second will be with the selected General Contractor (“Contractor”) for the fabrication and installation phase of the art project. During the design phase, the artist/team will confer with BART to determine which art elements will be fabricated by the artist/team and which elements the Contractor will fabricate. The Contractor, under consultation from the artist/team, will install all art elements.

Budget: $70,000 (design phase)

Deadline: 10/23/20, 11 p.m. Pacific

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists or artist teams residing in the United States at the time of application. Bay Area artists that meet the eligibility requirements set forth above and following are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Due to the nature of the station design and siting, as well as to ensure the longevity of the artwork, the preferred artwork opportunities will be fully integrated to the station elements rather than standalone art objects.

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Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Castlegar, BC, Canada

Summary: Sculpturewalk is one of the premiere arts events in Canada, drawing people to the beautiful city of Castlegar, BC and earning the trademark The Sculpture Capital of Canada™.

Budget: They offer a $500 artist honorarium in addition to a shipping contribution, accommodation for the opening event, and other great benefits. Up to $15k purchase plus $7k in cash awards

Deadline: October 31, 2020

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: There is an application fee of $35CAD

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City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Durham, North Carolina

Summary: The City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program commissions a variety of public artworks in collaboration with City departments and other organizations engaged in capital development projects across Durham, North Carolina. The City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program defines public art as original visual art including, but not limited to, sculptures, murals, photographic renderings, mosaics, and electronic art installations.

Project locations may include but are not limited to the City’s parks, sidewalks, interior and exterior walls, vehicles, bus stops, and spaces that are visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways. Public art is traditionally free of admission fees, and administered through a public process that provides opportunities for the community to provide input.

The City of Durham’s Pre-Qualified Artist Registry will be used to select artists when a project’s requirements render it suitable. Selection will be based on the appropriateness of the artist’s medium and experience relevant to specific project requirements. The City continuously seeks greater diversity and urges artists and artist teams of all backgrounds and any medium to become part of the pre-qualified registry.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 10/31/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability. Artists who are selected to join the City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry are encouraged to apply to any additional open calls issued by the City of Durham Public Arts Program, provided they meet eligibility requirements.

Special Notes: This is a rolling call, so you will see this in the future with different deadline dates.

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