Oct Opportunities for Sculptors

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5 Call for Artists in October. One art on loan program, the remainder are commission opportunities with budgets as high as $1 million USD. Find the right sculpture opportunity for YOU and keep us posted on your success!

Greensboro Science Center/Public Art Endowment Sculpture Project

Greensboro, North Carolina

Summary: This project is a partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Public Art Endowment (PAE) and the Greensboro Science Center (GSC) to create an iconic outdoor artwork for the renovated entry plaza of the GSC facility located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, NC.

This unique collaboration between the GSC and the PAE is underway for the creation of a public work of art that represents how science and art are intertwined.  The sculpture is intended to engage viewers’ imaginations and symbolize a spirit of discovery and learning.

Budget: $225,000

Deadline: 10/11/19, 5pm Central

How to apply: CodaWorx

Eligibility Requirements: Local, regional and national professional artists 18 years of age and older and artist teams are invited to submit application.

Special Notes: Create a free account on CodaWorx to submit an application

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


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Siebel Design Center

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Summary: The Art in Architecture (AIA) Program of the University of Illinois Facilities & Services is pleased to announce a Call For Artwork (CFA). Professional artists are invited to submit images of available work to be considered for the permanent original public art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Artists’ work may also be considered for custom or commissioned work. This call seeks artwork for the new Seibel Design Center located at 1208 South Fourth Street on the Urbana-Champaign Campus in Champaign, Illinois. The project will construct an iconic new 60,000 GSF design center facility. The project is currently under construction with completion scheduled for late spring of 2020.

Budget: $173,500

Deadline: 10/16/19 4pm Central Time

How to apply: Mail or email (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This Call For Artwork is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work in the United States. Faculty, instructors and staff of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as degree-seeking fine art students are ineligible to apply.

Special Notes: The total Art in Architecture budget for the Project will not exceed $173,500; purchases from individual artists will not exceed $100,000. Submitted pieces must fit within the budget negotiated with each artist. Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams.

Do not send a proposal unless you have been contacted by the Art-in-Architecture Coordinator.

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


ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour 2020

Roswell, Georgia

Summary: Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2020, a Sculpture Tour: a temporary art installation to be installed at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during an 11-month tour from April 2020 – March 2021.

Ten outdoor sculptures will be selected and installed in key locations.

Budget: $2,500

Deadline: 10/18/19

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional artists and artist teams. Students enrolled in degree programs are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Special Notes: Photos of current sites and sculptures can be viewed at www.roswellartsfund.org

Artwork preferred produced within the past four years.

Artwork preferred not to have been displayed in similar exhibitions within a 50-mile radius within the last three year.

Artwork must be original, one-of-a-kind artwork. Multiple edition work will not be considered.

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


Science Museum of Virginia Call for Artists

Richmond, Virginia

Summary: Broad Street Station has been the home of the Science Museum of Virginia [the Museum], for the past 40 years. Broad Street Station (Union Station) was the only railroad station designed by American architect, John Russell Pope. Pope’s other notable designs include the Jefferson Memorial,
the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art—West Building located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The Museum, located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, USA is seeking requests for preliminary proposals from a qualified individual artist and/or artist teams to design an original, large-scale iconic exterior artwork reflecting the theme of science and the Museum’s mission. The artwork should complement the museum’s beautiful architecture and landscape.

This public artwork will serve as a new destination point and source of inspiration for Museum guests, the Richmond community, and
tourists alike.

As a catalyst for inspiration, a place that sparks curiosity, encourages discovery and presents ideas through the lens of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), the Museum inspires hundreds of thousands of guests each year to enrich their lives through science.

Budget: $850,000.00–1M USD

Deadline: 10/18/19 11:00 PM EasternTime

How to apply: Dropbox (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to professional artists 18 years of age and older.

Special Notes: The Museum will choose three (3) finalists from the submissions received. Each of the three finalists or team of finalists will be offered a small stipend to produce a refined viable design proposal which
must include: an outline of the scope of work, materials plan, installation plan, long-term maintenance plan, and budget.

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


Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

Orlando, Florida

Summary: The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks an artist or artist team(s) to develop artwork for the new Back to Nature (BTN) Wildlife Refuge Center located at Eagles Roost, an Orange County Green PLACE property managed by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

Budget: $31,500

Deadline: 10/30/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any media. Student artists may apply, if they can secure an experienced public artist to serve as a mentor to oversee their work.

Special Notes: Several artists will be selected to provide proposals and will be paid a stipend of $500 each for their site-specific proposal.

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

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