September’s Call for Artists

Sculpture Commission Opportunities

GLOW in the Park – Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Philadelphia, PA

Glow in the Park Philadelphia Pond

Summary: Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks to commission one artist or artist team to create a temporary outdoor art installation for the 6th annual GLOW in the Park at the Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. We are looking for a work with a sense of fun, spectacle and intentionality, speaking to its setting as well as creating a unique experience for those attending.

Budget: $7,000

Deadline: 9/6/17 10:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: All materials must be submitted as a PDF by email to

Eligibility Requirements: Artists of all backgrounds, disciplines, and experience levels may submit proposals.

Special Notes: The event takes place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm. The temporary piece will remain installed for the duration of the event. There are no limitations as to material or form, but the piece should not permanently alter or damage any element of the grounds and landscape at the Horticulture Center, including the pool itself.

The Reflecting Pool is nearly 300’ in length, with a width of approximately 35’ and a depth of approximately 1’-2’. It is located between the Horticulture Center and the Centennial Arboretum, directly adjacent to Alexander Stirling Calder’s Sundial sculpture.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or here for more information about the organization.


Artist in Residence Opportunity

Creatively Addressing Homelessness in Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Artist in Residence Plan

Summary: The City of Tacoma is seeking an individual to act as an Artist in Residence (AiR) for 14 months, November 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018. The AiR will be embedded within the City, and will work collaboratively with staff to find creative ways to address homelessness and related issues in Tacoma. This residency is both proactive and responsive – the artist will be expected to equally address issues of Creative Site Reclamation and issues of Creative Prevention and Community Engagement.

Budget: $4,000 monthly stipend for 14 months, plus material costs

Deadline: 09/06/2017 11:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: Visit for all the details and apply at

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must: reside in the US; relocate and commit an average of 30 hours per week if selected; be 18 years or older and not a full-time student during the residency; be an individual artist not an artist team

Special Notes: People who are members of historically disenfranchised racial, ethnic, cultural, and other identity groups are encouraged to apply.

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Public Art Sculpture

England Airpark/Alexandria Int Airport

England Airpark logo

Summary: England Airpark and Community, home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.

Budget: $125,000

Deadline: 9/08/2017 11:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must…
– Have installed pieces of similar scale for the public art sector
– Demonstrate involvement in a public art project/process
– Demonstrate ability to design, fabricate, coordinate public art commissions
– Able to join electronically for meetings w/ the England Airpark Authority and/or the selection committee
– Demonstrate experience in engaging with community through public art unveiling and public meetings.

Special Notes: we originally posted this sculpture opportunity last month

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Gladys Woods Elementary School Call for Public Art

Anchorage, Alaska Sculpture Opportunity

Summary: Municipality of Anchorage is announcing a call for qualified artists to create artwork for Gladys Woods Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska. The art selection jury intends to commission four art installations, all are interior locations. An artist may apply for one, multiple or all locations.

Budget: The total budget for the artwork during this renovation is $125,000 broken into four project locations: $42,000 Location 1, $31,000 Location 2 and $31,000 Location 3, and $21,000 Location 4.

Deadline: 9/12/2017 11:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: via

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Special Notes: The themes discussed by the Art Selection Jury focused on the natural and Alaskan environment with an emphasis on South Central Alaska. Representing the four seasons is crucial to the design elements of this renovated school. The architectural design of the renovation focused on Spring, Fall, and Winter and the jury would like to see this consistent approach in any proposed concepts. The color palette for the seasons represented in the school are inspired by the three seasons; Fall, Winter, and Spring and can be found in the information packet located here:

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2 Fort Collins, Colorado Opportunities

Horsetooth and College Intersection Project

Summary: The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Art in Public Places program is seeking an artist/team for an intersection project. The selected artist will collaborate with the Project Team to develop site-specific artwork(s) for the Horsetooth and College Intersection Project. The selected artist/team will help to identify and design artistic experiences that engage the community. Artist will start meeting with project team after selection.

The project will offer improvements aimed at reducing congestion and mitigating safety concerns.
Safety & Durability — The work is intended to be a permanent addition to the City of Fort Collins. Design and installation must consider that the work will be situated in a public location and subject to the elements and potential vandalism.

Budget: $23,000

Deadline: 9/13/2017 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: by mail, email, or hand delivery, see for more details

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all professional artists/artist teams, legally residing in and authorized to work in the United States.

Special Notes:

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Riverside Bridge Project

Summary: The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Art in Public Places Program is seeking an artist/team to collaborate with the Project Team and develop site-specific artworks for the Riverside Bridge Project. The department, design team, and APP Board will determine the extent of the artist’s involvement in the project.
The Riverside Bridge Project is on Riverside, south of Prospect Road near Edora Pool and Ice Center. The bridge will be replaced and raised to minimize flood risks. The Spring Creek Trail goes under the bridge. There will be stream restoration as part of this project.sert

Budget: $20,000

Deadline: 9/13/2017 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: by mail, email, or hand delivery, see for more details

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists/artist teams within a 250 mile radius from the City of Fort Collins, CO who are legally residing in and authorized to work in the United States.

Special Notes:

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Dove Springs Recreation Center

Austin, TX

Dove Springs Rec Center Call for Artists building design

Summary: The Art in Public Places program seeks to commission works of art of redeeming quality that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the aesthetic quality of public places through the selection of a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. For the Dove Springs Recreation Center, the AIPP program seeks to a commission a contemporary work of art that is interactive and family oriented.

Budget: $44,000

Deadline: 9/14/2017 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: Professional visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply.

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EDGE District Gateway Marker Project

St. Petersburg, FL Sculpture Opportunity

EDGE district logo

Summary: The City of St. Petersburg, in conjunction with the EDGE District, seeks to commission artist(s) or artist(s)’ team(s) (“Artist”) to design, engineer, construct and install EDGE District Gateway Markers to identify the EDGE District, St. Petersburg, FL.  The two sites for the larger scale markers will be (1) the northwest corner of Central Ave. & MLK St., and (2) the southeast corner of Central Ave. & 16th St. in St. Petersburg, FL. The sites for the smaller markers will be on 1st Avenues North and South at major intersections bordering the EDGE District. The marker design must incorporate the EDGE District’s logo. The logo is depicted on the EDGE District’s official website at

Budget: $249,000

Deadline: 9/15/2017 10:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: via

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to all professional artists who are United States residents with experience creating (designing, fabricating, installing, or overseeing the installation of) public art in active, urban settings.

Special Notes: The project under this Call to Artists – Request for Qualifications is for multiple gateway markers utilizing one design, i.e., two markers of larger scale and six to eight of smaller scale.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply, or click here to read more about the EDGE district.



Multisensory Technology and Design Project Mint Museum Uptown

Charlotte, NC Opportunity


The Mint Museum Uptown opened in October, 2010 as a significant part of the Levine Center for the Arts. While the museum’s shop resides at street level, the main entrance to the museum is on the second floor, accessed via its grand staircase that reaches down to the plaza, as seen above. Since its opening, the museum has received feedback that its entrance could be more welcoming and inviting to visitors and consistently that the grand staircase is often perceived as intimidating.

With this in mind, the museum is issuing a request for proposals to enliven the grand staircase, particularly utilizing its handrails and surrounding areas, in order to make it more appealing and inviting to visitors. Ideally, the proposal would include interactive components featuring innovative use of light and sound and immersive technologies. Internal discussions have included potential partnerships with local performing arts organizations (such as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra or Opera Carolina, although other sound options are welcome) for the sound component. Preferably, the number of users would be able to be tracked. The existing handrails on the staircase are currently wired for light. Successful proposals will position the museum’s staircase as a must-see, must-touch, must-hear, must-experience art and design feature, encouraging new visitation and amplifying the museum’s accessibility and partnerships with other arts organizations.

Along with submitting a compelling proposal, the ideal candidate will have a track record of innovation, successful implementation of similar projects, and a history of delivering work that is of the highest quality that comes in on time and on budget.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 9/15/2017 10:59 PM Central Time

How to apply:

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Special Notes: All proposals should comply with current ADA regulations.

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Clippership Wharf Public Art

East Boston, MA

Clippership Wharf RFQ

Summary: Lendlease Clippership Wharf LLC (“Lendlease”) is interested in commissioning a large-scale sculpture in the round to install in the northwest corner of their Clippership Wharf Development. Lendlease is looking for a landmark sculpture that will promote and reflect the neighborhood, and provide an impactful enhancement to the public realm.

Budget: $123,250

Deadline: 9/15/2017 11:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: via

Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional artists and artist groups within New England. Artists must have experience with projects of comparable budget, scale and scope.

Special Notes:

The Clippership Wharf project will transform an underutilized section of the East Boston Waterfront into an active, publicly-accessible extension of Maverick Square and the surrounding East Boston neighborhood.

This mixed-use project features both apartments and condominiums within four buildings comprised of approximately 478 housing units on the upper floors, and a mix of residential, community, restaurant, and recreational uses at the ground level. The site will create a waterfront destination with its diverse public amenities– including a public social and fitness club, destination restaurant, commuter café, secure bicycle storage, public parking, public restrooms, and boating and recreational facilities.

The sculpture will be installed along the Harborwalk adjacent to Boston Harbor near Clipper Ship Lane in East Boston, MA. The site will be outfitted with public seating and lighting. Additional site images are available upon request

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Estrada Park Public Art Opportunity

Tempe, AZ

Estrada Park Public Art Opportunity Plan

Summary: The City of Tempe invites artists to submit qualifications to create enhancements for a fitness/ walking path at Estrada Park, located at 1801 E. Palomino Drive. The walking/fitness path will create a means for the public to experience the park in a new way, traversing past various amenities and connecting with the surrounding neighborhoods. The intent of the artwork is engage users of the path through points of interest along the way. Works can be integrated into the path itself, free standing, or attached to the side wall facing McClintock, which separates the park from the roadway. All artwork must be permanent and made from materials that can withstand the elements as well as heavy use by residents in the park.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 9/15/2017 11:59 PM MountainTime

How to apply: online at

Eligibility Requirements: This Call to Artists is open to a professional artist or artist team residing and eligible to work the United States.

Special Notes:

Tempe Parks are strategically placed throughout the city so most residents are within one half mile, Tempe parks serve as the community’s backyard, providing residents and neighbors a venue to relax, learn and connect with one another and the environment.
For more information regarding the Tempe Park Improvement Plan:

Tempe Public Art aspires to cultivate a unique community identity that advances Tempe as a vibrant and progressive destination. Tempe’s diverse collection of permanent and temporary public art complements the natural and built environment through innovative place-making, installations and infrastructure enhancements. Tempe Public Art promotes artistic expression, bringing people together to strengthen Tempe’s sense of community and place.

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Capricious Public Art Commission: Temporary Exhibit

Blue Springs, MO

Summary: This is our eleventh year of offering a temporary exhibition of art, which will be entitled “CAPRICIOUS”. This “Call to Artists” is seeking Artists wishing to be considered by the Selection Panel for this exhibit.

Any proposed artwork should relate to the artist’s conception of the exhibit theme of “Capricious” which consider concepts such as fun, whimsical, unusual, unpredictable, surprise, unexpected pleasure, and serendipity.

The “Capricious” exhibit will open on April 1, 2018 and be displayed through March 1, 2019.

Budget: $2,500, Each Artist will receive an honorarium of $2,500 for the 11-month exhibition.

Deadline: 9/18/2017 6:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: The “Call to Artists” is open to all professional artists over the age of eighteen. Emerging and professional artists are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Artists may offer their work for sale but PAC reserves the right of first refusal for any artwork purchase from the exhibit. If PAC chooses to purchase an artwork for permanent exhibit, the $2,500 will be credited toward the purchase price. PAC will encourage the offer of sale to others if it does not choose to retain the art. A limited travel allowance may be available depending on budget and travel requirements of the artist when installing art.

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Happy Hollow Park Sign/Sculpture Project

West Lafayette, IN

Happy Hollow Sign Sculpture Project Map

Summary: The Public Arts Team seeks an artist, team of artists, or design firm to create a permanent public artwork at the Entrance to Happy Hollow Park with 3 smaller sculptures at the pedestrian entrances

Happy Hollow Park is the crown jewel of our parks department with 81 acres with its ravines, creek and trails. It has two accessible playgrounds, five shelters and open space for picnics. It is home to walkers, runners, skateboarders, dog walkers, and people wanting to sled or play volleyball

Budget: Projects ranging from $70,000- 80,000 are sought and the committee envisions successful projects at any level within that range.

Deadline: 9/19/2017 4:30 PM Central Time

How to apply:

Submission materials should be sent to the address listed above as digital files on disk or via Dropbox to

Eligibility Requirements: none provided

Special Notes:

Successful proposals should:

  • engage with the life that occurs in the setting
  • allow for clear sightlines and pedestrian accessibility, in accordance with the Americans
    with Disabilities Act
  • not interfere with overhead utilities
  • Consider the input from residents (see Appendix A for more details)

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Site-Specific Outdoor Sculpture Commission

Terre Haute, IN

Wabash Valley Art Spaces Outdoor Sculpture Collection logo

Summary: Art Spaces – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Inc. is issuing a request for qualifications for a site-specific project to be located on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana at the east entrance of the College of Health and Human Services

The goals for this project are to provide a unique sculpture which the students, faculty and staff of ISU will eagerly engage with throughout their educational careers or employment at ISU. The completed piece will be located in an outdoor area where it will be visible by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. It is important that this work serve as a focal counterpoint to some industrial equipment across the street which serves as infrastructure for the Hulman Memorial Student Union. It is of equal importance that the sculpture offer additional intrigue for people entering the building and seeing it close up. A sculpture that encourages interaction and dialogue will best serve the goals of this project.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 9/20/2017 10:59 PM Central Time

How to apply:  email or mail, see:

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to practicing professional artists over 18 years of age working with durable outdoor materials.

Special Notes:

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Jessica Hollis Park Mural

Austin, TX

Summary: ​The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is soliciting proposals from qualified, eligible suppliers to provide artwork to enhance the existing entrance station and restroom buildings at Jessica Hollis Park.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: 9/21/17 2:30 PM Central Time

How to apply: Proposals will only be accepted via e-mail to ebids@lcra.orgwith a courtesy email to

Eligibility Requirements: none provided

Special Notes: see for more details

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Entertainment District Park – Call for Sculptures

Lone Tree, CO Opportunity for Sculptors

Summary: South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee (SSPAC) is requesting proposals from artists interested in creating public artwork for a plaza space at the Entertainment District Park in Lone Tree, Colorado.

The proposed art must be 1) an impressive structure with vertical presence and interactive features 2) a single piece or series of elements; 3) located in the plaza; 4) an integral part of the site in theme, materials, and scale; 5) unique, and be thoughtfully integrated into the existing environment; 6) meet or exceed standards for structural integrity and durability; 7) must be weather, vandal, and graffiti resistance; 8) and must meet or exceed standards for public safety. Submissions may include existing artist-owned work, if appropriate, for the site. SSPRD will provide reasonable care with regard to security and maintenance. The artwork’s dimensions and design are to be at the artist’s discretion. It is recommended that artists visit the site prior to submitting a proposal to fully understand the scope of the project.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 9/21/2017 11:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: via CaFE

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience and reputation for completing such a project.

Special Notes: Commissioned or artist-owned work, if appropriate, will be considered. The selected artwork may not be duplicated within 200 miles of the site.

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Buckley War Memorial Public Art Commission

Buckley War Memorial Public Art Commission detail drawing

Summary: Flintshire County Council is commissioning a public art work at the Buckley War Memorial site, north Wales.

The installed artwork will take the form of an original, eye catching, thought provoking yet sensitive work which may involve elements of landscape design, sculpture, 3-D, 2-D or other artworks. The precise form of the work, in both concept and construction, will be determined by the artist. The commission proposal should include all groundworks required within the site. The groundworks can be considered part of the artwork.

Budget: £35,000

Deadline: Sept 22, 201

How to apply: apply via email to Michael Powell:

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Special Notes: CV is separate from application. Artist statement & initial ideas are to be no more than 2 pages of A4 size paper. Links to past works/portfolio are accepted, but no attachments.

The following, in particular, should be avoided
– work that:
•includes nudity
•is attractive to vandalism
•includes sitting areas
•is purely abstract
•is aggressive, confrontational or unfriendly to children
•is heavy with political or other ‘messages’
•is silly, comic, humorous or weird
•is quirky or too clever
•includes soldiers or arms
•incorporates sound

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Chestnut Street Garage Mosaic

McKinney, TX

Summary: The Artist/Artist- team will be asked to submit a detailed proposal for a new, original work which will be installed on an exterior wall of a new downtown public parking garage. The wall-site overlooks the parking garage pedestrian entrance/exit and faces a pedestrian walkway leading into/ from the garage. The walkway will also include an outdoor restaurant patio area.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 9/29/2017 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: mail or hand delivery, for more details click here

Eligibility Requirements: All Artists who are 18 years of age, or older, are eligible. Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artist-teams must divide the allocated number of work examples described below between them.

Special Notes: Suggested and favored themes and mediums include mosaics; mother and child; McKinney history; and hibiscus inspired works; however, any innovative or unique concept will be given consideration.

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Artists Alley Mural

Pompano Beach, FL

Summary: The City of Pompano Beach will commission an emerging artist for the design and installation of a mural that will be located on an exterior wall behind the Bailey Contemporary Arts Building located at 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, Florida. The mural should focus on the idea of playing with perspective. The City plans on continuing to expand the area into a mural alley entitled Artists Alley. This will be the fourth mural located in the alley.

Budget: $1,500

Deadline: 9/29/2017 10:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: via CaFE

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national Call. The project is open to emerging visual artists only. An emerging artist refers to someone who is in the early stages of his/her career, who is up and coming and on their way to becoming a more established artist but who has not yet established a reputation among art critics. Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee or program staff.

Special Notes:

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Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Ocala, FL

Summary: The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition is a catalyst for rejuvenation of Tuscawilla Park and the surrounding redevelopment area by providing opportunities for self discovery, art education, community gatherings, and the celebration of creativity. The competition is executed through a partnership between the Appleton Museum of Art, City of Ocala, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance.

Budget: $24,000 in various cash prizes

Deadline: Sept 30, 2017

How to apply: by mail or email, click this link for details

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists in North America 18 years and older

Special Notes: There is a $25 entry fee for this competition

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Early October Call for Entry to Be Aware of

Public Art Project for Roundabout at McCaslin Blvd, Superior CO

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Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 10/2/17

How to apply: via CaFE

Eligibility Requirements: none provided

Special Notes: The artwork should be designed “in the round” and be equally intriguing from all angles.

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There are several more big commission opportunities coming up in October, so be sure to check back!