New Year New Call for Artists: UPDATED

Dec. 21, 2023 2 additional opportunities for sculptors have opened up, bring this Call for Artists post to 12.

We welcome the upcoming New Year with 10 new call for artists with deadlines in the first 10 days of the month. In this group are rosters for future work (even more opportunities for sculptors!), exhibitions, art-on-loan programs, as well as site specific commission opportunities. Check them all out to find the right one for you.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in MONTH at our previous call for artists.


‘Ewa Mahiko District Park Gymnasium

Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Summary: The City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts desires to commission a work of art for the ‘Ewa Mahiko District Park Gymnasium. The Commission on Culture and the Arts suggests that the theme of the work of art relate to the history of the surrounding areas of ‘Ewa Mahiko District Park. The park is in the vicinity of numerous historically and culturally significant sites including O‘ahu Railway and Land Company (OR&L) Railroad System, Kapapapuhi Shoreline Park, ‘Ewa Honouliuli Internment Camp, and ‘Ewa Sugar Mill.

Budget: $180,000.

Deadline: January 1, 2024

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Request for Qualifications is open to all artists, or artist teams, qualified to work for the City and County of Honolulu.

Special Notes: The artwork must be of an outdoor durable material that is permanently installed to fit within the established area and not require electrical or water service.

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


City of Olathe 2024 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Olathe, Kansas

Summary: The City of Olathe is seeking large-scale, three-dimensional sculpture entries or temporary art installations. Olathe’s annual Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit supports the City’s vision to build the identity of Olathe, activate public spaces, and connect people to the community through art.

Large, colorful, and/or interactive pieces are encouraged! 

Sculptures must be delivered Monday-Friday between 9 am-3 pm no later than June 3, 2024.

Budget: Artists will receive a $2,500 honorarium for each work selected for a one-year lease.

Deadline: 1/2/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

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

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $10.00, You may submit up to 3 sculptures for consideration in a single application.

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


Terra / Earth / Ground

Lakewood, Colorado

Summary: Earth: Sol III, Terra, Tellus, Gaia, Mother Earth, the world upon which we dwell, the soil under our feet or the dirt sprinkled ceremoniously on top of our coffins by a grieving loved one. How do you relate to the earth and the resources of this planet? Is it the color of the soil, the gardens that grow, the places of profound beauty or the roads you travel that speak to you? Or is it the spinning of the globe, of orbits and stars that take you to the cosmos to peer down on this big blue marble? Is it the color of paint or a clay tablet that is inscribed with words of ancient wisdom? Is it the worker who digs the soil or the potter that sits at her wheel making the earth yield under their pressure?

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 1/2/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Core New Art Space invites all artists of any mediums, 2d & 3d (except video/installations).

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $35.00

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


Pompano Beach Powerline Road Entrance Sculpture

Pompano Beach, Florida

Summary: The City of Pompano Beach will commission an artist/artist team for a work for hire project to design, fabricate, and install a freestanding sculpture. This sculpture will be an entryway artwork into the City of Pompano Beach. The artwork must be a standalone sculpture. The theme should incorporate futuristic, industrial, contemporary urban, power, and energy. No logos are to be used. Pompano Live! Will be providing the pad and exterior lighting.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 1/3/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all professional artists nationwide.

Special Notes: Three (3) artists will be shortlisted and paid an honorarium of $200 to create a detailed proposal.

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


City of Westminster One Book Community Celebration

Westminster, Colorado

Summary: 2024 represents the first time the City of Westminster has sought to display art in conjunction with the One Book community reading event. The Westminster One Book Sculpture on Loan Program will provide an opportunity for the community to learn about and enjoy art created by or about indigenous peoples of North America.

White Horse, by Erika T. Wurth is the novel that has been selected for the Westminster 2024 One Book program. To celebrate the work of Ms. Worth, the City of Westminster is encouraging the submssion of artworks that promote indigenous peoples of North America or artworks that relate to the White Horse novel. Sculptures should be of a size that is impactful in an outdoor setting and/or a indoor setting with a large volume of foot traffic.

All Artworks must be available for purchase. Sales will be encouraged to further the efforts of the artists and to stimulate acquisition of original art by patrons and the public.

Budget: The artists selected will receive a stipend of $500 after acceptance and installation of the Artwork.

Deadline: 1/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental ability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Work must be original art. The jury reserves the right to disqualify any work which they consider to be in poor taste or inappropriate.

Special Notes: Artists and artworks that promote indigenous peoples of North America are encouraged to participate.

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


Bronze Statue honoring Fred Gray

Montgomery, Alabama

Summary: The objective of this project is to commission a life-size bronze statue of Fred Gray, measuring approximately six feet, capturing his likeness and character in a manner that is both realistic and artistically impressive.

Fred Gray was a 2022 recipient of the Medal of Freedom. the nation’s highest civilian honor, representing his unwavering commitment to justice, equality, and social progress. He was also awarded the ABA Medal, the highest award given to a lawyer. Fred Gray has made a profound impact on the legal community for his unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of justice, equality, and civil rights. He has used his lifelong dedication to the law as a powerful instrument for positive change and the advancement of civil liberties. Gray’s work not only broke down legal barriers but also inspired countless individuals to pursue a career in the law with a deep sense of purpose and social responsibility.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 1/5/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Proven professional artist skilled in the art of sculpture.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $15.00

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


Public Art at Neuse River Park

Raleigh, North Carolina

Summary: The City of Raleigh seeks to hire an artist to create public art at Neuse River Park. Artwork can be integrated into the planned amenities, or artwork can be stand-alone in the park. The team is embarking on a master planning and visioning process for the park now and then will transition into schematic design in 2025.

The selected artist will create concept designs, final designs and conduct community
engagement 2024-2025. Artwork fabrication will likely occur 2026-2027. There are opportunities
for the City to store the artwork after fabrication, before it is installed. Installation 2028-2029.

Budget: $86,000 budget inclusive of design, artwork fabrication, community presentations, taxes, travel and fees.

Deadline: 1/5/24

How to apply: SlideRoom (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to individuals and teams who live or work in the United States. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: The Artist Selection Panel will evaluate the qualifications of artists based on four criteria:
artistic merit; appropriateness for the project; community engagement; and social/cultural
relevance of work.

Up to three semi-finalists will be selected to interview and paid a $100 honorarium.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including a link to the SlideRoom Application


St. Paul’s Artist Roster

Norfolk, Virginia

Summary: The City of Norfolk and the Art Planning Committee seek to create a pool of qualified artists to design and create large-scale public artwork. We are accepting applications to the 2024-2026 Artist Roster. We seek to build an artistically broad range of artists and artist teams to create public art place-making experiences as part of the new St. Paul’s Transformation into a mixed-use, mixed-income community.

The Committee will commission 6-10 site-specific placemaking artworks in the next two years.

Budget: $70,000 to $600,000

Deadline: 1/7/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The Roster is open to individual artists and artist teams or artist collectives. Local artists of color or teams including local artists of color are especially welcome to apply. All artists must be 18 years old or older to apply.

Special Notes: The Art Planning Committee has identified potential sites, themes, and historic narratives for public artwork within St. Paul’s boundaries.

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


Alexandria Art in Transit – West End BRT

Alexandria, Virginia

Summary: The selected artists/artist teams will join an interdisciplinary project team (Design Team) that is designing and building the BRT. The Artist and the Design Team will work closely together to integrate public art into the BRT that aligns with the Design Team’s overall design and layout of the site.

Public art in these stations may address elements including, but not limited to windowpanes in shelters, railings, seating, sidewalks, retaining walls, or freestanding (where space is available outside of the immediate shelter). Please note that the shelters themselves will be standardized, and artists are not requested to design custom shelters in their entirety. Elements of the shelter may be modified with public art.

Budget: The project budget will vary based on selected elements with each station not to exceed a budget of $25,000.

Deadline: 1/8/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be 18 years or older to apply. Emerging artists and artists who have not made public art are encouraged to apply if they have experience as a working artist as evidenced by their portfolio, exhibition record, critical reviews, honors, awards, etc.

Special Notes: In collaboration with the Design Team, the Artist is expected to attend public meetings. After a final concept design is approved, the Artist will oversee the fabrication and installation of the public art.

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


Art Takeover Public Sculpture – One Year Display

Carrollton, Georgia

Summary: The Carrollton Center for the Arts is accepting proposals from local and regional professional artists for a one-year public sculpture installation at Neva Lomason Memorial Library near downtown Carrollton, Georgia. The sculpture will be showcased during a spring art celebration event called Art Takeover. One sculpture is selected per year.

The selected sculpture will be installed on a 6′ x 6′ exterior concrete pad at the library for a one-year display. Artworks must be durable enough to last one year in an exterior, all-weather environment and not require surveillance or maintenance of any kind. All work must be safe with no sharp edges, loose or easily breakable pieces, easily scalable parts or other hazards that could endanger the public.

Budget: The selected artist will receive a $3,000 stipend to cover the one – year lease of the sculpture, transportation of the sculpture, and labor, equipment and any other costs of installing and removing the artwork.

Deadline: 1/8/24

How to apply: Carrollton’s website

Eligibility Requirements: Artists from the Southeastern United States may submit a proposal. Artists must be at least 21 years old and have previous experience with public art pieces. Only pre-existing pieces will be reviewed.

Special Notes: Installation date – To be scheduled with the artist. This should be completed before Art Takeover on March 28, 2024

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


Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency – Call for Artists 2024 / 2025

Joshua Tree, California

Summary: Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture.

JTHAR fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.

The residency provides studio space and living accommodations. Each artist will be assigned their own house in which to live and work for the length of the residency.

Seven Week Artist Residencies :
MAY 1, 2024  –   JUNE 19, 2024
AUGUST  21, 2024  – OCTOBER 9, 2024
JANUARY  15, 2025  – MARCH 5, 2025

Budget: Residency recipients will receive a fifteen hundred dollar scholarship to deter costs of participating in the program. Funds can be used towards art supplies, transportation, meals, etc.

Deadline: 1/10/24

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All 18 year old + US and International artists are eligible for JTHAR program. Artists must provide transportation to and from the program. A vehicle is needed during the residency stay.

Special Notes: (Entry Fee): $45.00; Artists chosen for the residency will be required to donate one completed work to the JTHAR program.

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


Call for ILLINOIS Artists: Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville, Illinois

Summary: The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the Health Sciences Building at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, IL.

The Committee is interested in artwork that is in dialog with the building architecture and addresses concepts including the value of caring for others, equitable access to wellness resources, and community connections. Among the key concepts artists may consider are the following:

  • Healing
  • Human connections
  • Wellness
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Nature

Budget: $378,000: At least three artists/teams will be selected from the pool of eligible artists/teams and paid a fee of $4,500.00 each to develop and present site specific proposals. The winning artist budget is $378000.00.

Deadline: 1/10/24

How to apply: Please go to the link below to learn how to apply. https://cdb.illinois.gov/content/dam/soi/en/web/cdb/professionalgrowth/art/documents/rfq/siue-health-sciences-building-rfq.pdf

Eligibility Requirements:

Special Notes: The committee is open to a variety of interpretations of these themes, and does not intend for the artwork to be limited to iconography related to the healthcare field.

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