September Call for Artists

Sorry for the short notice, but these Calls have deadlines of today and tomorrow. Typically calls don’t require a project proposal, so don’t let the tight deadline scare you off. After all, we know artists thrive under pressure, right?

The William Lanson Memorial Art Installation noted in our last post has not yet closed.

West Wing Battery of Fort Burgoyne Public Art Commission

Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

Summary: Dover Arts Development, on behalf of the Land Trust, are looking to commission an artist to create an artwork for the West Wing Battery at Fort Burgoyne Dover as part of the Pioneering Places: East Kent project.

Budget: $19,620

Deadline: Expression of Interest deadline:  Midnight, 6th September 2019 (UK time)

How to apply: CuratorSpace

Eligibility Requirements: • Established artists with a proven track record of working to a tight brief and limited budget in the public realm with at least 5 years in practice
• Artists who can demonstrate how their work would respond to the Scheduled Ancient Monument site.
• Artists who are prepared to fully commit the time necessary to the process and to ensure that the opportunity is maximised.

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U.S. Cellular Center Light Sculpture

Cedar Rapids, IA

Summary: The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is requesting proposals for a public art installation to be located in the City of Cedar Rapids Convention Center and U.S. Cellular Center Complex. An enclosed glass room that protrudes over 1st Avenue NE, commonly referred to as “the Lantern,” has been selected by the VAC as the future location of a high-profile work of public art that will further the mission of the VAC by enhancing the vitality and identity of the community, thereby improving the quality of life of those who live in or visit Cedar Rapids.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 9/5/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call

Special Notes:

The RFQ is an opportunity for the artist to complete the application and demonstrate their desire and commitment to the project. While the artist will be required to work with the selection committee, the artist should state their desired approach to the project including suggested materials and lighting in the submission.

Finalists will be chosen and asked to create a physical or digital model for review by the selection committee. After review, the selection committee will choose one artist to work with to complete the project.

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Oekologie: Resilience in Place

Portland, ME

Summary: TEMPOart is seeking proposals for a temporary sculptural installation that investigates the theme of resilient ecologies centered on Haeckel’s original construction of “home” and “place.”

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 9/5/19

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Artists, architects, designers, and landscape architects 18 years and older may apply. Groups and Collectives are invited to apply but must identify a single person within the application who will represent the work of their group.

Special Notes: Selected finalists will receive a stipend of $500.

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Sperrins Sculptural Trail Pre-Qualification

Northern Ireland

Summary: Derry City & Strabane District Council (DCSDC) in partnership with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council (FODC) and Mid Ulster District Council (MUDC) have secured technical support from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to progress the development of a project entitled ‘The Sperrins Sculpture Trail’.

Budget: $2,200,000

Deadline: 9/6/19

How to apply: by email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call

Special Notes: The Sperrins Sculpture Trail will consist of three artworks installed at preselected key locations within the Sperrins.

For further information on the Sperrins go to

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A New View Public Art Project

Camden, NJ

Summary: The City of Camden, partnering with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, was awarded a Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge grant for A New View Camden.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 9/13/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all visual and performing artists, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Local artists are encouraged to apply. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams from multiple disciplines.

Special Notes: The project and the description of the sites is available online at

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San Rafael Parking Public Art Project

San Rafael, CA

Summary: The City of San Rafael’s Parking Division & an anonymous Committee appointed by the Downtown San Rafael Arts District (DSRAD), announce a Call for Artists to submit digital images of public art to be temporarily installed at the parking structure entrance located on the corner of Fifth Avenue & C Street in the City of San Rafael.

Budget: A one-time stipend of $500 will be awarded to each chosen artist. Both the print work and the installation costs will be paid by the City and not by the artis

Deadline: 9/6/19, 5pm Pacific time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists living in San Rafael, California only. All ages welcome.

Special Notes: Artists are encouraged to submit vibrant, colored and spirited designs inspired by the local natural beauty, environment and culture of San Rafael, that which will invoke a sense of community and engage pedestrians and drivers passing by this widely-used parking facility. This is an opportunity to be the first artist (or artist team) to showcase a piece at this location. At the close of this call, up to six pieces will be chosen for up to three, 6-month installations. The goal is to feature artworks from youth artists (age 18 & under) on one side of the sign and artworks from adults (age 18+) on the other side, in each installation. 

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Liberty Park Veterans Promenade Sculpture

Mooresville, NC

Summary: The Town of Mooresville, North Carolina invites a professional artist or artist team to submit a proposal for a permanent display of exterior art – either existing or conceptual – to be placed on a new Veterans Promenade in Liberty Park in downtown Mooresville.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: 9/6/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist or artist team, 18 years and older, who are legal residents of and reside in the United States. 

It is preferable that the artist (or team) has experience working with public art projects and community governments. 

Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual  orientation, marital status or physical ability.

The invitation is open to all residents of the United States; however, priority will first be given to North Carolina residents. Qualifications by Town employees, members of the artist selection committee, Board of Commissioners or their relatives will not be considered.

Special Notes: Dimensions of the area for the artwork are 25 feet x 7.5 feet with a short side of 16 feet.  The construction contractor will provide water, power and drainage for the artwork, if needed.   

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Sculpture in the Parks 2019-2020

Chicago, IL

Summary: Chicago Sculpture International, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, is seeking proposals from artists for the 2019-2020 Sculpture in the Parks Exhibition.

Works must be large scale and suitable for outdoors.  They will be placed near cultural centers (field houses) within the parks, as determined by CPD.  They will be installed on hardscape or softscape (grass), so artists must be prepared for either type of installation.  There are no concrete pads for sculptures.  Sculptures will be on view for one year, from November 2019 to November 2020 (exact dates to be determined).

Each new sculpture will receive a $2000 stipend, and sculptures retained at cultural centers from the 2018-2019 exhibition will receive a $500 stipend.  Interested sculptors, including current exhibitors, must submit an application for 2019-2020 in order for their work to be considered for exhibition.

Budget: $2,000

Deadline: 9/6/19 11:59 PM CST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This RFP is open to professional artists or artist teams 18 years of age or older.  Artists whose proposals are accepted, if they are not already CSI members, will be asked to join. 

Special Notes: Submit one or two sculptures, two images of each. 

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