September Call for Artists

Today we announce 19 call for artists with deadlines Sept 1- 31, 2022. Some of these calls include opportunities for multiple sculptors.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in the 2nd half of August at our previous call for artists post.


Franconia Sculpture Park Residencies

Shafer, Minnesota

Summary: Franconia provides a communal residency experience where up to 18 selected artists live on-site at their 4500 sq. ft. farmhouse. This year’s theme is “Public Art IS Public Health.” We want an applicant pool and slate of selected artists that is diverse, inclusive, and just. We know this to be an accurate representation of the world’s multiplicity.

Budget: in addition to lodging, we provide food, laundry facilities, utilities, and WIFI for artist use.

Deadline: Sept 1, 2022. (extended from 8/1)

How to apply: Franconia’s website

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: We support sculpture and installation including land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, and performance art. The program and facilities promote a collaborative community, foster new work and intellectual exchange, offer exhibition and presentation opportunities, and provide artists with exposure to the Twin Cities. We encourage experimentation and knowledge-building–whether artists seek to redefine process, reflect social and cultural contexts of our time, or push conceptual or material boundaries.

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University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center

Kingston, Rhode Island

Summary: YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL AT THIS TIME. You will submit your qualifications (examples of previous work and resume); After review of qualifications, the selection committee will invite several finalists to create a site-specific proposal for the Fine Arts Center. A $3,000 honorarium will be paid to finalists for this work.

Budget: $360,000

Deadline: 9/1/22 11:59 p.m. Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional artists.

Special Notes: According to law, the final recommendation of the selection panel will be presented the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts who will have final approval of the commission.

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Riverfront Plaza Percent for Art Project: Request for Qualifications

Eugene, Oregon

Summary: The fourth interpretive work anticipated within this related set will be a work that speaks about “Industry” as related to the Millrace, a waterway diverted from the Willamette through town which figured prominently in Eugene’s history. This work is anticipated to be integrated into the water feature in the plaza, or if there is not a water feature, it will speak to this important site history in some other manner within the central plaza.

There are three potential locations for artists to consider for future works to integrate into the new Riverfront Plaza.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: September 4th, 2022 at 10:59 p.m.

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to all professional artists who are located and working within Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California.

Special Notes: Experienced artist without public art experience paired with an experienced public artist are encouraged to apply.

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Prospectus #268 Southwest Artists Series Purchase Initiative

New Mexico

Summary: The objective of the 2022 Southwest Artists Series Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state’s public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers. All media in all genres, suitable for both interior or exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.

Artwork will be purchased for publicly accessible buildings throughout the State of New Mexico. The facilities encompass a broad range of use including, but not limited to: amphitheaters, animal shelters, community centers, courthouses, educational institutions, fire stations, healthcare facilities, libraries, recreation complexes, rest areas, senior centers, etc. Participating sites will have a total budget equal to 1% of recent eligible capital outlay funding allocated for new construction or major renovation projects.

Budget: We seek artwork in the $5,000 – $50,000 price range, all-inclusive.

Deadline: date and time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This purchase initiative is open to artists who reside in and galleries that are located in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency.

Special Notes: Whether you install independently or through an art handler, the price of installation MUST BE included in the overall price of the artwork. 

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Utah Public Art – UofU Applied Sciences Facility

Salt Lake City, Utah

Summary: The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and the University of Utah is seeking artists interested in creating site specific art installation for the new Applied Sciences Facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The University of Utah Applied Sciences Facility Art Selection Committee encourages artists to consider the collaborative nature of the new facility, uniting the existing historic structure with a new space.

Budget: $165,000

Deadline: 9/7/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is also open to any resident US artist. Utah artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The design of the building provides many opportunities for the integration of artwork into the architecture and site.

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PUBLIC ART CALL TO ARTISTS: JOAQUIN MURRIETA PARK

Tucson, Arizona

Summary: The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona invite artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications to be considered for a permanent art commission in Joaquin Murrieta Park in Tucson, Arizona. The City of Tucson seeks to commission innovative public artwork(s) that are vibrant and playful, enhance park features and amenities, cultivate a distinct sense of community identity, and acknowledge the culture and history of the region. The opportunity is open to all forms of public art that are appropriate for the desert climate. Public artwork(s) for this project may include but are not limited to art-integrated sidewalks, seating, shade structures, landscaping elements, bike parking, playground, splash pad and community pool enhancements, green infrastructure, as well as sculptures, murals, etc.

Budget: $97,398

Deadline: 9/9/22 11:59pm Arizona Time

How to apply: Arts Foundation Tucson website (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: This public art opportunity is open to professional artists and artist-led teams both nationally and internationally.

Special Notes: Applicants with experience creating holistic environments or integrating green material and technology are highly encouraged to apply.

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2022 Lone Tree Fine Art Expo

Lone Tree, Colorado

Summary: The 21st Annual Lone Tree Fine Art Expo runs October 6th, 2022 – January 3rd, 2023 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, Colorado, 80124. Sculpture entries are limited: Sculpture cannot exceed 24″ and no more than 8 will be accepted

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 9/11/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The artwork must be original in concept and designed and executed by the artist.

Special Notes: Entry Fee: $35.00

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Beam Projects Open Call 2023

Summary: Beam Center seeks design proposals for ambitious public artworks that will be brought to life through collaborations between youth and creative big thinkers.

Projects will be realized by a community of more than 100 young people at each of our three 2023 Beam Project sites: in New Hampshire (NH), on Governors Island (GI), and in a local NYC community. Artists are invited to submit proposals for any or all of these three sites, but each proposal must be unique to a specific site.

Budget: each selected project artists receive a $5,000 award. Selected projects have approximately $15,000 fabrication budget

Deadline: 11:59PM EST on Monday, September 12, 2022 for Beam Project NH and Beam Project GI and no later than 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 7, 2022 for Beam Project NYC.

How to apply: Beam Center’s website (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Any and all artists, designers, architects, and sculptors are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Selected artists must be available for bi-weekly meetings beginning 6 months before project completion in order to facilitate any necessary development, prototyping, and problem solving

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Broadway Mile Public Art Project

Toledo, Ohio

Summary: The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Public Places Program in partnership with City of Toledo Transportation Division, the Broadway Corridor Coalition and the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center, seeks to commission artistically design infrastructure enhancements for a new construction project along the Broadway Street corridor in the Old South End, Toledo. We are looking for artists that have experience with integrating public art into transportation and civic infrastructure projects in addition to facilitating community engagement activities that will inform the project.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 9/12/22, 11:59 pm Eastern

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists in the continental United States with a preference for artists that live within 100 miles of Toledo OH, age 18 and over

Special Notes: The artist must be willing to learn in-depth about the community and the relation to surrounding areas of Toledo, participate on the design team with members of the community and utilize this information in the overall conceptual development of the work.

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Utah Public Art – Bridgerland Technical College

Logan, Utah

Summary: Bridgerland Technical College in partnership with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management and the Utah Arts & Museums’ Public Art Program requests qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the new Bridgerland Technical College Health Sciences Building in Logan, Utah.

The Bridgerland Health Sciences Building Selection Committee invites artists to consider the role of therapeutic milieu while interpreting the architecture of this new building. The artwork should incorporate the natural light carefully employed throughout the building, moving away from a sterile medical environment to a healing space for students.

Budget: $166,000.00

Deadline: September 16, 2022, 11:59p.m. Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Resident US citizen or legal resident artists/artist teams. Utah artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Napa Dia de los Muertos

Napa, California

Summary: The City of Napa invites artists to participate in the 2022 Napa Dia de los Muertos. Artwork is open to outdoor sculpture, installation art, altars, puppetry and craft/art vendors related to Dia de los Muertos. Interested participants are encouraged to submit a proposal of current work or a proposal of an altar or offering honoring the life and memory of lost loved ones to display as part of the celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 9/16/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to artists residing or working in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT, ID or WA. All backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The 2022 Napa Dia de los Muertos will take place Saturday, November 5th, 2022 from 3- 8pm. Installations and altars need to be self maintainable and safe for the public.

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Wisconsin Center District Public Art Opportunities

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Summary: The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) seeks to commission artists or artist teams to create original public artworks for the WCD Expansion Project

The WCD has identified a range of $250,00 – $450,000 to commission a 3D suspended sculptural artwork for the interior of the convention center. This work will be visible as visitors make their way through the North Building entrance and up the social staircase to the exhibit level escalators, as well as visitors coming down the escalators from the ballroom level to the exhibit level.  

The WCD has identified a range of $10,000 – $100,000 to commission an array of 2D and low-relief wall mounted artworks for the interior of the convention center. There are a variety of spaces throughout the building that will accommodate 2D and low-relief artwork.

Budget: 3D Suspended Sculptural Opportunity $250,00 – $450,000 / 2D and Low-Relief Wall Mounted Opportunities $10,000 – $100,000

Deadline: 9/16/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Regional, National, and International Artists

Special Notes: Semi-Finalists will be invited to develop and present artwork concept proposals to the Artist Selection Committee in person or via an online platform. Semi-finalists will be offered a stipend for their time and travel.

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Sanitation Headquarters Public Art Project

St. Petersburg, Florida

Summary: Artists are invited to submit qualifications for exterior art (minimum of 25 years lifespan) for the City of St. Petersburg Sanitation Department Headquarters, a new construction project. The Project Committee seeks artists to design, build and install artwork that could reflect the history of the department.

Low maintenance installations are encouraged. Any installations must withstand the Florida humidity, salt air, hurricane force winds, possible inundation by salt water, strong UV rays, and potential unsupervised contact with children and adults. The City of St. Petersburg will install up to a 100-square-foot concrete pad if required. Proposals may require electric wiring. Conduit, if required, would be funded by the construction budget. All lighting fixtures, themselves, would be funded through the artist budget. Self-contained, solar-powered proposals would be preferred.

Budget: $91,500

Deadline: 9/16/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist must have experience with 2D art or 3D art in public spaces, galleries, or museums. Artist must be based (have legal residence) in the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia.

Special Notes: Artists are asked to specifically pay attention to the history of the department with particular attention paid to the Sanitation Strike of 1968 as well as the patented innovation of the 90 gallon trash container that is easily accepted by the city’s side-loading refuse trucks.

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Valmont Park Rain Garden

Boulder, Colorado

Summary: The City of Boulder Stormwater Quality Program is looking to engage the public at stormwater control measures (SCMs) and increase awareness of stormwater and its impact on water quality. The selection panel identified specific goals for this public art with the hope of creating an original unique work of art. The selection panel is open to artwork in all media and materials that are appropriate to this exterior location. Projects should not obstruct the right of way, impede the function of the rain garden (water needs to be able to enter and infiltrate into the ground), or require any sort of electrical tie-in’s.

Budget: $18,750

Deadline: 9/19/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Colorado-based artists

Special Notes: Rain gardens are shallow, sunken areas with plantings and special filtering soil that are selected to help filter out pollutants and create natural habitats for wildlife and beneficial insects. Rain gardens are at their visual peak and performance from June through November. To learn more, visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/stormwater-resources-property-owners.

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Outdoor Public Art Commemorative Bench (Josephine Sculpture Garden)

Frankfort, Kentucky

Summary: In partnership with the City of Frankfort, Josephine Sculpture Park is seeking to commission an original outdoor site specific sculptural bench commemorating the historical location of racial terror lynchings in Frankfort, KY. The work of art will be permanently installed in downtown Frankfort at the north end of the Singing Bridge. 

Budget: The purchase price for the sculpture is $15,000

Deadline: 9/22/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Unspecified

Special Notes: To learn more about the site, the history, current remembrance work, and to understand the depth of the theme, please read the information at these links:

https://www.focusonracerelations.org/lynching-memorial
https://eji.org/news/eji-joins-frankfort-kentucky-to-confront-history-of-racial-injustice/
https://lynchinginamerica.eji.org/report/

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NJ Climate Resilience Community Based Public Art Projects: 2023

Summary: The Grant Program has selected five (5) New Jersey community-based organizations (CBO’s) to be paired with artists that specialize in environmental topics to create art installations in specific locations within New Jersey’s coastal zone. The CBOs were selected through a separate and competitive process, and this call for artists is to select the artists who will be paired with the CBO’s to develop and implement an art project that is both artistically excellent and communicates to the public coastal hazards impacts, risks and actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of climate impacts.  

Budget: Each CBO was eligible for funding, of which at least $13,000 will be provided to the artist for reimbursement of materials and artist fees- including development and presentation of the art installation selected.  

Deadline: 9/26/22, midnight

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be at least 18 years old, and be residents of the State of New Jersey, or live within 100 miles of the New Jersey state border.

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Orange County Fire Rescue Training Center—RFQ

Orlando, Florida

Summary: The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artists or artist team(s) to develop artwork for the entrance of the Fire Rescue Training Center being constructed in Orlando, Florida. The facility itself is intentionally tucked behind tree lines, fencing and a security gate, and hidden from the road. It includes an artistically designed building for classrooms and meeting spaces where recruits will learn new skills, as well as a training field to put into practice what they have learned.

The Orange County Fire Rescue Training Center is not for public use, but requires a ‘statuesque but not ornate work of art’ to serve as a landmark for the entrance into the Facility. The art should be mission focused, to serve the citizens of Orange County saving lives and property.

Budget: $96,000

Deadline: 9/27/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any appropriate media.

Special Notes: Several artists will be selected to provide proposals and will be paid a stipend of $1000 each for their proposal.

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1 October Memorial

Las Vegas, Nevada

Summary: The 1 October Memorial Committee (“1OMC”) invites anyone with an idea or design concept for a permanent memorial and any professional artist with interest in contributing to the creation of a memorial, but without the team necessary to participate in the RFQ process, to respond to the Call for Creative Expressions.

MGM Resorts International has donated two acres of private land for a permanent memorial honoring the victims and survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting. The victims and survivors attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017.

Budget: No compensation will be provided for participation in Call for Creative Expressions, however the finalist for the RFQ will review and may contact as many artists as they would like to contract.

Deadline: 9/30/22 5:00 p.m. Pacific

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Unlimited. • If you are under 18-years of age, your parent or guardian will be required to submit on your behalf. Or a teacher may submit on behalf of their students.

Special Notes: $25.00 Entry Fee

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Teton County Parks and Recreation Wellness Center

Teton County/Jackson, Wyoming

Summary: Teton County Parks & Recreation seeks an artist or an artist team to create one or more than one project within the budget listed and spaces described. The artwork should welcome visitors, celebrate the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle, inspire physical activity, and create a sense of community wellbeing and connectedness. 

The stakeholders may also consider locations not described in this RFQ but they do not want to include artwork on the walls that are part of creating the “canyon” effect. 

Budget: Once a conceptual proposal is selected, then the artist will be awarded a fee of $15,000 to create the Final Design, adjust the Final Design based on stakeholder input and engineering review, and to develop a complete set of construction drawings that have been reviewed and approved by a Wyoming Licensed engineer.

Deadline: 9/30/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists living in the United States.

Special Notes: One to three artists (or artist teams) whose qualifications best fit the project goals will be invited to create site-specific conceptual designs. 

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