September Sizzles with Call for Artists

13 Call for Artists have crossed our desks for September. Some are for pre-qualification lists, so the opportunities for sculptors are even better! There is a great variety of projects here from small to quite large. There are even some chances to sell existing sculptures.

If you are reading this before the end of August, check out our earlier posts as well. We have posted more than 30 calls for artists with deadlines in August! Happy Sculpting!


Napa Lighted Art Festival 2021

Napa, CA

Summary: Both artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured at the Napa Lighted Art Festival.  For 2021, approximately 15 installations are being sought. Each artwork on the Napa Lighted Art Festival will be open and operational for all festival hours for each of the nine nights.

Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fiber optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, lasers etc.

Budget: stipends between $2,000-$4,500

Deadline: 9/1/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no limitations noted

Special Notes: The spirit of the Napa Lighted Art Festival embodies the following core concepts:

– Innovative
– Contemporary
– Uplifting
– Inspiring
– Imaginative

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Sculpture Wake Forest

Wake Forest, NC

Summary: Experienced artists and artist teams are invited to apply for Sculpture Wake Forest, a juried outdoor sculpture exhibition that will be in publicly accessible outdoor spaces in Wake Forest, North Carolina, including the town hall plaza, the Renaissance Centre and selected Wake Forest parks.

Budget: $2,000

Deadline: 9/1/20

How to apply: mail or email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: This invitation is extended to all artists regardless of their state of residence and there is no entry fee.

Special Notes: Interactive work, pieces of or about the environment, and artistic seating elements are encouraged. In addition to finished pieces, proposed work will also be considered.

Click here to read more about this call for artists and application instructions


Public Works Expansion

Frisco, TX

Summary: Public art areas to the left and right of the Research Rd. entrance have been identified for this project (see View Site Details link above). Use of one side is preferred, but both will be considered if crucial for the design and within the public art budget. The artwork should be intriguing to passing motorists and encourage them to learn more about Public Works by experiencing the artwork. Staff will also invite visitors to the installation for educational opportunities.

The current monument sign will remain, but the artist can consider additions to its surface to tie it into the installation. Tree removal and site leveling will be discussed in the design phase of the project.

Budget: $125,000.00

Deadline: 9/3/20, 4pm Central Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all artists.

Special Notes: The City of Frisco is not required to select from these submissions, if, in their opinion, qualifications are not appropriate or if the project does not come to fruition. Finalists may be requested to develop proposals or be interviewed by the committee.

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San Antonio River Authority Campus: Design Team Artist

San Antonio, TX

Summary: The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) seeks to commission an artist to participate on a design team for the River Authority’s new campus in downtown San Antonio. The new campus is currently in the beginning phases of design and is scheduled to be complete in late 2021. It is also located within walking distance to the new San Pedro Creek Culture Park and the award-winning River Walk along the San Antonio River.

The selected artist is expected to work closely with River Authority staff and its consultants to develop an interactive and educational component as part of a prominent Low Impact Design (LID) feature at the entrance to the main facility. Other opportunities may arise depending on the direction of the overall campus design.

Budget: $8,000. The selected artist will be paid per hour with the anticipation of 60-75 hours over six months. Travel to San Antonio is not required however, if desired by either the River Authority or the selected artist, accommodations would be paid by a separate budget. All other costs are inclusive of the artist’s per hour fee.

Deadline: 9/4/20

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all professional artists residing in the United States. Artists must have prior experience participating on design teams of a similar scope and must have knowledge of environmentally friendly design principals, like LID.

Special Notes: Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams.

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Waterfront Splash Pad

Scottsdale, AZ

Summary: Scottsdale Public Art is seeking to contract with an artist to design and install enhancements at the splash pad between Stetson Plaza and the Marshall Way Bridge at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

The public art project will enhance the area, providing visual interest and adding seating elements.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 9/4/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists working in the southwestern United States, who have experience designing projects with a similar budget and scope, are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and paid a $1,000 stipend to do a site visit (pending ease of restrictions due to the pandemic) and interview.

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Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

Louisiana

Summary: LSMSA is excited to propose that the art installations should both celebrate and afford the school an opportunity to represent the many educational disciplines represented in Dormon’s life and working, including visual arts, humanities, and life sciences, as well as her advocacy for local Native American communities and cultures.

Caroline Dormon made monumental contributions to the conservation of Louisiana’s natural and cultural resources. A passion for plants, old-growth forests, coupled with strong kinship with Native Americans, shaped Dormon’s life and work. Now, Caroline Dormon is considered the state’s first true conservationist, whose efforts helped protect Louisiana’s vast natural and cultural treasures.

Budget: $260,000

Deadline: 9/5/20, 10:59pm Central Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability

Special Notes: This call is for 2 pieces, one exterior piece and one for the lobby interior

Special consideration will be given to Louisiana artists

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Four Corners Gateway Public Art Project

Coeur d’Alene, ID

Summary: The City of Coeur d’Alene seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create an outdoor sculptural installation for the site, a busy intersection in the city called the Four Corners, which marks a major portal in and out of the City.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: 9/10/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists who are legal US residents, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

Special Notes: See the link below for theme ideas

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Six Forks Road Public Art

Raleigh, NC

Summary: Create a gateway sculpture for Raleigh’s major midtown corridor, or a series of episodic interventions along the corridor. Up to three semi-finalists will be selected for interviews.

Budget: $90,000

Deadline: 9/14/2020, 10am

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be either a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident, and be at least 18 years of age

Special Notes: Artists will interview remotely via Zoom and be paid a $250 stipend.

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Crest Lake Park

Clearwater, FL

Summary: The Clearwater Public Art & Design Program seeks an artist or artist team to develop artwork for the Crest Lake Park renovation project.

The project is being funded through the city’s settlement following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The park is located on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, one of the busiest streets in Pinellas County. Improvements at the park include construction of wider sidewalks around the lake and through the park, four new play areas including a splash pad, a lighted fountain in the lake, and improved parking. Native plantings and rain gardens are also being constructed to help improve Crest Lake’s water quality and to increase opportunities for wildlife habitat.

Budget: $62,000

Deadline: 9/14/20

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists residing in the United States and working in any site appropriate media.

Special Notes: Artwork possibilities include, but not limited to: – Discovery trail sculpture series – Small to medium-sized sculpture, free-standing or integrated into landscaping – Kinetic sculptur

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3-Acre Courthouse Plaza Design

Jacksonville, FL

Summary: The City of Jacksonville seeks an artist team to transform the 3-acre lawn at the Duval County Courthouse into a work of public art. 

The vision of the transformation into public art will extend across the entire 3-acre with the understanding that the $500,000 budget may only support first phase concentrations with ripples.  The concentrations might act like a stone causing ripples in water or a grid that fades, appears and fades again.  

The artwork will include a special requirement to make spaces for possible sculptures by others and for the installation of the Law and Liberty relief sculpture.  One sculpture for consideration during the design dialogues will be the memorial to Duval County lynching victims from the Peace and Justice monument in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Budget: $500,000

Deadline: 9/22/20, 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions noted

Special Notes: Three Finalists paid $15,000 each

All applicants should review the PowerPoint Presentation found at culturalcouncil.org/duval-county-courthouse.html

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Prospectus #260 Acclaimed Artist Purchase Initiative

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Summary: The objective of the 2020 Acclaimed Artist 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.

The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection.

Since its inception in 1986, the program has placed more than 3,000 works of art in all of New Mexico’s 33 counties. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico.

Through a fair and open public process, local, regional, and state-wide committees work with New Mexico Arts to select artwork for their communities.

Budget: We seek artwork in the $20,000 – $40,000 price range, all-inclusive.

Deadline: 9/30/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

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

Special Notes: The price of large exterior three-dimensional work should include site preparation and foundation (concrete pad/foundation/pedestal).

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City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Durham, NC

Summary: The City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program commissions a variety of public artworks in collaboration with City departments and other organizations engaged in capital development projects across Durham, North Carolina. The City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program defines public art as original visual art including, but not limited to, sculptures, murals, photographic renderings, mosaics, and electronic art installations.

Project locations may include but are not limited to the City’s parks, sidewalks, interior and exterior walls, vehicles, bus stops, and spaces that are visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways. Public art is traditionally free of admission fees, and administered through a public process that provides opportunities for the community to provide input.

Budget: varies, not specified

Deadline: 9/30/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability. Artists who are selected to join the City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry are encouraged to apply to any additional open calls issued by the City of Durham Public Arts Program, provided they meet eligibility requirements.

Special Notes: The City of Durham’s Pre-Qualified Artist Registry will be used to select artists when a project’s requirements render it suitable. Selection will be based on the appropriateness of the artist’s medium and experience relevant to specific project requirements. The City continuously seeks greater diversity and urges artists and artist teams of all backgrounds and any medium to become part of the pre-qualified registry.

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Floodplain Creative Education Display at Crabtree Creek

Raleigh, NC

Summary: Raleigh Arts, in partnership with the City of Raleigh’s Stormwater Management Division, is seeking an artist or creative to create an installation that educates residents about the floodplain at Crabtree Creek. (Note: this is a revision to a previously listed call, with a new deadline.)

Budget: $35,000

Deadline: September 30, 2020, 5:00pm Eastern

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be either a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident, and be at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: Up to three semi-finalists will be selected for interviews. Artists will interview remotely via Zoom and be paid a $250 stipend.

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