Sept 16 Deadlines, Call for Artists

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Following are 6 opportunities for sculptors with deadlines of Sept. 16, 2019. Also included are 2 call for artists with deadlines of Sept. 18. These commissions include a wide range of projects, so be sure to read through and find the perfect fit for your sculpture and design skills.

Southeast County Park Public Art

West County, NC

Summary: Wake County seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior art work to be placed at the new Southeast County Park.

Based on the park master plan (see “Site History” below), the project provides opportunities to incorporate multiple public art pieces throughout the site. The public art pieces may be interactive and educational as well as visual and should be consistent with the park mission statement and core principles. As the schematic design is just beginning, this provides the selected artist the opportunity to be engaged with the design team, throughout much of the design process.

Budget: $120,000

Deadline: 2:00PM (EST) September 16, 2019

How to apply: by email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Each of the three (3) finalists selected following the initial Request for Qualifications (see “Selection Process” below) will be provided a stipend of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) to facilitate travel to Raleigh, North Carolina with the intent of familiarizing the finalist to the park site.

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RapidRide Expansion Art Master Plan

King County, WA

Summary: 4Culture, which commissions artwork for shared public space, and King County Metro seek a planning artist and/or curator to develop a master plan for artistic impact across the system of six new bus rapid transit lines.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 9/16/19, 4:00 pm PDT

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists and curators, working independently or as a team, who reside in the United States or British Columbia and have experience doing large-scale, arts-related planning work with a focus on equity and social justice.

Special Notes: Artwork planning for six new RapidRide lines:
• G Line @ Madison Valley / Seattle (Madison)
• H Line @ Burien / Westwood Village / Seattle (Delridge)
• I Line @ Renton / Kent / Auburn
• Corridor 1013 @ Seattle / Eastlake University District (Roosevelt)
• Corridor 1071 @ Seattle / Mount Baker / Rainier Beach (Rainier)
• Corridor 1027 @ Totem Lake / Bellevue / Eastgate

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Terminal Roadways and Bridges Public Art Opportunity

Pittsburgh, PA

Summary: Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) is building a new terminal and multi-modal transportation complex at Pittsburgh International Airport. The result of the Terminal Modernization Program (TMP) will be an improved passenger experience and better sense of the culture and amenities of the Pittsburgh region.

The Art in the Airport Program plans to expand with the TMP, including new permanent commissions and places for temporary art and performances. The ACAA is seeking an artist to collaborate with the team of engineers and architects designing terminal roadways and bridges on a series of concrete walls, columns, and other supports connecting the new parking garage and the new terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. The resulting project will be an integrated artwork visible to the thousands of visitors, and employees who experience the airport on a daily basis.

Budget: $75,000 Design Fee (Phase 1 of Project)

Deadline: September 16, 2019 at 11:59 EST

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional visual artists based in the United States of America. 

Artists must have experience working collaboratively with architects, landscape architects, engineers, or transportation planners. 

Artists must have completed one permanent public art project with integrated design elements.

Artists who have experience designing concrete form liners, concrete walls, or concrete columns are encouraged to apply.

Artists who have completed at least one project of similar scale in a transportation setting are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The artist will collaborate with the design team to create a concept for an integrated work of art within the Terminal Roadways and Bridges.  The site will include the walls, columns, and other supports connecting the parking garage and the terminal. The artist and design team may identify opportunities to aesthetically relate these structural elements to other architectural and landscape features. 

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Law Enforcement Training Center Public Art Development Project

Raleigh, NC

Summary: The City of Raleigh invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications to work as a public art consultant for the upcoming Law Enforcement Training Center.

Budget: Phase I of the project is $30,000; Finalists selected for the Stage 2 interviews will receive a $1000 stipend to cover travel and related expenses associated with the interview ; Phase II of the project is up to $100,000

Deadline: Sept. 16 2019

How to apply: Online using WuFoo forms

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to individual artists, artists working with archivists and curators, and other artist teams. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents, and be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have at least a three-year history of professional art or design practice.

Special Notes: Key to the successful integration of public art into the LETC is the desire to address how new trainees and visitors to the facility will engage with the multiple historic, cultural and social stories that emanate from the rich legacy of policing in Raleigh. The art installation or exhibition requires creative and respectful storytelling and should seek to inspire police staff and new trainees as they serve the community.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Campus Redevelopment

Miami, FL

Summary: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places (APP)Program, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), and PortMiami request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission integrated artworks for a new headquarters building and campus redevelopment.

Budget: $3,515,750* (see special notes)

Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019, 11:59PM. (Extended from September 16)

How to apply: DropBox

Eligibility Requirements: Open to local, national, and international professional visual artists or artist collaboratives. APP encourages artist collaboratives or artist-lead teams to submit qualifications only if they have a track record of completed projects that are attributed to that collaborative. Credentials in visual art are essential. . Artists who have not created public art before are warmly invited to apply.

Special Notes: *Multiple commissions of varying dollar value and scale are envisioned for this program.

Shortlisted Artists will receive a proposal honorarium commensurate to the number of proposals they present, as well as an allowance for travel-related expenses for personally attending the recommended meetings in Miami-Dade County, including the Artist Orientation and final proposal presentation meeting.

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Erma Hayman House Public Art Project

Boise, ID

Summary: Boise City invites public artists to apply for an opportunity to design and fabricate public artwork for a significant, historic and cultural site: the Erma Hayman House.

Budget: $125,000 ($100,000 for artist, $25,000 for installation)

Deadline: Sept. 18, 2019, 2pm Mountain Time

How to apply: Mail or email, see pdf for details (link below)

Eligibility Requirements: To support a full creative life for all, Americans for the Arts commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable nation.” Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including, but not limited to, those who have been historically underrepresented based on race or ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented. Cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts sector. The prominent presence of artists challenges inequities and encourages alternatives.

Special Notes: The City seeks an artist with experience working on a project team who can effectively and efficiently communicate and collaborate with a variety of team and stakeholder members.

The selected artist is expected to collaborate on developing a design for this unique, site specific work of public art which serves to visually display the narrative of Erma Hayman’s life, the historic neighborhood and its residents.

In a unique opportunity, the artist selected for this project will spend one-on-one time with the City of Boise’s historian to explore the history of the River Street neighborhood and the primary sources documenting Erma Hayman’s life.

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Alameda Point Site A Public Art

Alameda, CA

Summary: Alameda Point Partners (APP), is inviting artists as individuals or teams, to submit qualifications to create public artwork to be incorporated at two (2) locations within Site A at Alameda Point.

The City’s vision for Alameda Point is to create a vibrant, mixed-use community with urban neighborhood centers, open space, waterfront access, and quality public transportation and commuting options. The development will include the adaptive reuse of many historic Navy buildings complemented by thoughtfully designed new construction. Site A is the first phase of the ambitious redevelopment of the former naval base.

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: Sept 18 2019

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes: Please view Q&A document here.

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