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Jump Right In: Public Art Series (Zephyrhills, FL) – Call For Artists

Jump Right In: Public Art Series (Zephyrhills, FL) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing]  Zephyrhills Main Street announces a call for artists for the Public Art Series, Jump Right In. Using the theme of water, Zephyrhills is the City of Pure Water and the City’s new tag line is Jump Right In. The first art project will be murals created for locations within the City’s historic downtown district. Professional artists, designers, and fabricators of public art are encouraged to submit their work for future public art projects.

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Enter by: 8 July 2024

Jump Right In is open to all professional artists, with prior experience of creating and implementing the design of large outdoor murals that foster a unique sense of place.

The Review Committee will select up to three (3) artists to create an original mural design incorporating water and the City’s tag line, Jump Right In. The three (3) selected artists will be compensated $500 for their time in creating a site-specific design rendering. The top-ranked artist or artist team will be compensated up to $10,000 for original large scale mural. The City of Zephyrhills is home to many downtown festivals and events that will showcase the artwork. There will be a series of public art projects in the downtown area of Zephyrhills.

About Main Street Zephyrhills

Main Street Zephyrhills is dedicated to fostering a robust business district with a creative cultural experience and living environment. Zephyrhills is a place where each building tells a story, the downtown is a place where the community comes together. Young and old, lifelong residents, newcomers, and people from all walks of life mingle together at events throughout the year. Main Street Zephyrhills fosters a vibrant business climate, promotes unique special events, and designs the historic core as an inviting location for the community and its visitors.

For more information, contact director@mainstreetzephyrhills.org

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Urban Environmental Health Lab Fellowship (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Urban Environmental Health Lab Fellowship (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the Urban Environmental Health Lab (UEHL) Fellowship. Through collaboration with environmental health experts, artists, and youth leaders, fellows will engage in innovative projects aimed at tackling environmental health threats and promote pollution prevention tools.

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Enter by: 20 June 2024

Artist and youth fellows will be in-residence at local, New York City environmental justice organizations, learning about their work, communities, and needs for creative communications and engagement. Together, equal justice groups, youth fellows, and artists will develop a creative project (i.e. film, social media campaign, installation, performance) to deepen the cultural connection(s) between climate justice and community-based solutions.

These projects will be celebrated during Climate Week NYC 2024. The Urban Environmental Health Lab (UEHL) fellowship program is designed to empower underrepresented communities in New York City by addressing urban soil, water, and air challenges. Artists will receive a stipend of 1000 USD upon completion of the program.

Fellowship Focus:

  • Environmental health awareness
  • Pollution prevention
  • Climate justice
  • Community engagement
  • Creative storytelling

The Fellowship provides artists a chance to build community and expand their network of climate experts and organizations.

About Human Impacts Institute

The Human Impacts Institute (HII) is dedicated to building a global cultural movement that inspires bold climate action through creative and community-driven approaches. They build collaborations between artists, scientists, policymakers, activists, and educators, as well as develop over 25,000 hours of creative climate programming to audiences across the globe. Since it’s inception in 2011, the HII has grown their reach and built an international team that is passionate about the role of art in climate. Through educational workshops, salons, and exhibits, HHI amplifies the voices of communities directly impacted by climate change.

For more information, contact community@humanimpactsinstitute.org

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NATO Mural Competition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

NATO Mural Competition  (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] NATO announces a call for young artists (under 35 years old) from the United States or any other NATO member county to submit artwork featuring their interpretation of peace, security, unity and freedom for the NATO Mural Competition, the celebration of the Alliance’s 75th anniversary.

 

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Enter by: 12 May 2024

Submit your work to the NATO mural competition – an opportunity to showcase your talent and artistic vision of the future. This is NATO’s 2nd mural competition. In January 2024, NATO unveiled its first public mural, created by street artists in Vilnius, Lithuania, to celebrate the summit held in the city in 2023 and symbolise NATO’s collective defence mission.

The winner of this year’s NATO’s mural competition will get to work with a Washington, DC, street artist to develop their artwork. The design will be featured as a permanent mural on a wall in Washington, DC.

Additionally, top artworks from this year’s mural competition will be displayed at an exhibition at the 2024 NATO Summit venue in Washington, DC.

About NATO

In 2024, NATO celebrates 75 years of collective defence. Since its creation on 4 April 1949, the transatlantic Alliance has grown from 12 founding members to 32 member countries, all working together to keep our people safe. A community of Allies bound together by common values of democracy, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law, NATO celebrates its anniversary on 4 April at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and at the upcoming summit on 9-11 July in Washington, DC, where its founding treaty was signed.

For more information, contact honor.addington@mcsaatchi.com.

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Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the 2024 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program.

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Enter by: 22 April 2024

In 2017, the Keller Public Arts Board (“Board”) implemented a rotating public art program for outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area. A $1,500 honorarium is available for five pieces selected by the Board for the eigth year of the program.

The City of Keller invested over $4 million in improvements for the Old Town location, including the addition of approximately 170 parking spaces; construction of a linear pedestrian promenade; improved streetscaping and landscaping; addition of outdoor seating and community areas; and installation of 11 concrete sculpture pads. Old Town is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and small businesses that, in combination with the public improvements, attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For 2024, the Public Arts Board will select up to 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit beginning in June 2024 and will host the sixth Keller Art Walk event on October 26, 2024. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program Artist Benefits

A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded to each artist for each piece of that artists sculpture chosen for the installation, exhibition, and removal of the artwork for a two-year period. One-half of the stipend will be provided to the artist upon selection and the remainder shall be paid upon completion of a successful installation. The existing 5’x5’ concrete pads shall be used for display and the City of Keller may provide some assistance with installation and removal of the artwork. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500 on or before the Keller Art Walk on October 26, 2024.

About the Keller Public Arts Board

The Board hopes to expose the local community to different types of art, increase tourism, and encourage visitors to the Old Town area by providing a dynamic and engaging exhibits. The program provides bi-monthly art shows in Keller Town Hall, 15 permanent public sculptures, an annual Fort Worth Symphony concert, and smaller concerts throughout the year. A highlight of each season is the Annual Keller’s Got Talent Art Show and Competition which brings together local Keller and Keller ISD artists. The show gives local artists the opportunity to have their works seen and appreciated.

For more information, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Bates Street Public Art Bench Project (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

Bates Street Public Art Bench Project (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Keller, Texas, announces a call for artists for the 2024 Bates Street Public Art Bench Project.

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Enter by: 22 March 2024

The portion of Bates Street, where the public art bench will be installed, is a recently reconstructed festival street featuring string lighting, gateway structures, and food truck accommodations. The ideal bench will be useful, aesthetically pleasing, and contribute to the place-making goals of the improvements project. There is no theme for the art bench. The bench must be family-friendly and appropriate for public display. The City of Keller will provide a 4″x6″ plaque for each bench to include artwork title, artist name, and year of installation.

The Old Town Keller Improvements Project is aimed at upgrading the infrastructure in one of the oldest areas of the city. It includes amenities like landscaping, street lighting and public art. The city hopes to foster the development of Old Town Keller into an arts and entertainment district, with an eclectic blend of restaurants, shops, and services.

A stipend of $8000 will be paid, one-half upon acceptance and one-half following installation and acceptance.

About the City of Keller

The City of Keller Public Arts is a growing program in the community within and outside of the Keller area. It boasts 15 permanent sculptures, 11 sculptures that rotate 5 or 6 yearly for a 2-year period. Five gallery art shows take place in Keller Town Hall throughout the year, boasting a wide variety of genres. Concerts are part of the annual arts events, with an annual performance by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and smaller, intimate concerts at Town Hall or in the park.

For more information, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

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Enter by: 1 July 2024

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.

The outdoor juried art exhibit will be on display January 19 through April 13, 2025, in two locations in Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida. There are approximately 320,650 visitors to the park every year. The exhibit will take place in two cities providing the artists with more exposure.

Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by exhibit visitors to each location. Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Southwest Florida along Florida’s Cultural Coast. They use the power of art and education to celebrate and promote individuality and common humanity. They accomplish this through an annual, large-scale, juried exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students.

For more information, contact exhibit@embracingourdifferences.org

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Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and ImageOut Art seek artist submissions for Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024, a juried exhibition opening in Rochester, New York, in October 2024.

Queer art has achieved greater prominence in recent years, yet the LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle for freedom and equality persists. RoCo hopes this exhibition will serve as a reflection of our current moment, and as a poignant response to the alarming rise of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation sweeping the nation.

 

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Enter by: 15 June 2024

For Queering Democracy, RoCo welcomes 2D, 3D, and electronic media that showcases experiences, emotions, and thoughts on the evolving struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights and representation. Artists located in the United States of all backgrounds, identities, and those exploring all narratives of genderqueerness are invited to apply.

Accepted artists will receive a stipend to help offset the cost of production or transport of their work. RoCo’s community consists of a membership base of over 1,000 artists and art-appreciators, and many non-members who visit regularly and support their exhibitions. They offer a wide range of promotion, including daily social media posts, weekly newsletters, and posts to a variety of art and news websites. RoCo hopes to support both familiar faces and new artists through this exhibition and introduce their important artwork to RoCo’s audience.

About Rochester Contemporary Art Center

RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas whose mission is to support and exhibit artists who address pressing issues through their work, especially emerging artists, both from Rochester and beyond. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. They host five or six exhibitions each year, including a Members Exhibition in the winter and an annual fundraising exhibition, 6×6, every summer. Other exhibitions are often curated or juried, many times in partnership with other local or regional organizations and curators. RoCi has a special focus and interest in providing curated video programs in their media room and public art in the park outside their building.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org

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Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the 2024 Creative Climate Awards (CCA), with the theme of Solutions from the Frontlines. Address the following prompt: How does your artwork amplify solutions from communities most impacted by climate change?

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Enter by: 10 March 2024

The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.

Artwork submissions may include: all 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), and performances (dance, theater, music).  Only completed pieces will be considered. Do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions.  Artists from communities that  are underrepresented and/or are most impacted by the climate crisis are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from New York City. Performers must be able to perform in New York City between April 20th and May 20th, 2024.

Creative Climate Awards Artist Benefits

The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City. The Creative Climate Awards exhibition and event provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by judges and mentors from some of the top art and environment institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, and All Arts/WNET. Over the last decade, the Creative Climate Awards have showcased climate-inspired artwork from around the globe, including 194 artists from 31 countries and reached over 200,000 audience members.

About Human Impacts Institute

Climate change is complex and often overwhelming. The Human Impacts Institute knows that caring about something doesn’t necessarily lead us to meaningful impact. They make action personal and practical by highlighting new voices of leadership, connecting you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcoming you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis.

For more information, contact programs@humanimpactsinstitute.org

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ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Discover Wauwatosa announces its 3rd annual call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament with a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 presented by North Shore Bank takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.

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Enter by: 1 March 2024

In three rounds, 64 artists are paired to go head-to-head and given 60 minutes to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on canvas. Members of the public, both in-person and virtually, are invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite artists to advance online.

All accepted participants will receive money for participating: All 64 artists who participate will receive a minimum of $100. Artists who advance to Round 2 will receive $250 in total. Artists who advance to Round 3 will receive $750 in total. The sole winner of ART 64 will receive $20,000 in total.

The 2023 ART 64 event saw over 8,000 visitors in The Village of Wauwatosa, thousands of votes cast for artists, and over 100 tournament paintings sold.

Discover Wauwatosa will auction all artwork online through OneCause’s mobile bidding auction platform. If sold, artists receive 70% of sale. 20% commission goes to the Wauwatosa Parks Improvement Fund and will be used to contribute to park system improvements adding to visitors’ experience and enjoyment of parks and green spaces. 10% will be used toward funding the following year’s ART 64 program.

Testimonials

“ART 64 is like no other art competition out there. As an artist, I loved the interaction with the public and being able to be part of such a well organized and fun event. I enjoyed meeting other artists and art enthusiasts…it was such an amazing family oriented celebration of art and I encourage all to be a part of the experience.” – 2023 Winner, Lori Ehlke

“ART 64 was honestly the best event I’ve participated in. The caliber of artists was amazing. The Village of Wauwatosa was not only an amazing venue, but the support of the village & their respective vendors was unmatched. The event ran the weekend without a single hiccup, even despite tricky weather conditions. This crew knows exactly what they’re doing and how to run the best artist-centered event I’ve seen.” – 2022 Winner, Ben Otten

“We are excited to bring a wide range of artists to Wauwatosa to compete in this one-of-a-kind event. It is an opportunity to showcase their unique talents and allow residents and visitors to experience art and our vibrant community in a completely unique way,” says Melissa Weiss, Deputy City Administrator for the City of Wauwatosa.

About Discover Wauwatosa

Discover Wauwatosa is the tourism organization for The City of Wauwatosa, an urban enclave with a charming small-town feel located 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee. It is affectionately known as “Tosa” to the locals, and is home to many locally-owned shops and restaurants, loads of outdoor activities and experiences, and affordable accommodations.

For more information, contact art64tosa@newaukee.com

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Boston Marathon Winged Feet (Hopkinton, MA) – Call For Artists

Boston Marathon Winged Feet (Hopkinton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Hopkinton Center for the Arts and 26.2 Foundation, 501(c)(3) organizations, invite artists to submit their design ideas for the Boston Marathon Winged Feet project, celebrating the 100th time Hopkinton served as the starting line of the Boston Marathon. Selected artists will be paired with a local business sponsor that will provide a stipend to cover the cost of art materials.

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Enter by: 5 February 2024

Artists will be provided a winged foot cut-out of Veritek. The winged feet will be approximately 2 feet wide by 3-foot-high exterior art installations. They will be mounted to metal poles and rest at eye level. Designs should be appropriate for all ages. The artwork will be on display outdoors mid-March through the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2024.

The Boston Marathon is the oldest marathon in the world. Hopkinton serves as the start time for the event and sees over 200,000 visitors and runners in the days leading up to the event and the day of this famous marathon. The designs will be on display in the plaza where the start line of the race is held.

The Boston Marathon Winged Feet project is a fundraiser for two non-profit organizations: Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the 26.2 Foundation. The artwork will be auctioned off after the running of the Marathon to help raise funds for these two organizations.

About Hopkinton Center for the Arts

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is a visual and performing arts center located in Metrowest, Massachusetts.

The HCA offers classes for youth, teens, and adults in the visual and performing arts. Every year, over 2,000 students enjoy classes in fine art, dance, music, theater, filmmaking, photography, acting, and ceramics. In addition, students can take private music and art lessons with qualified instructors.

The Lotvin Family Gallery showcases a variety of exhibits, including juried exhibits, the HCA Members show, featured solo artist exhibits, and educational and community projects. Juried exhibits are curated by guest jurors who select pieces from submissions received during open calls for art. The Delbridge Family Performance Center is home to a variety of music, dance, and theatrical performances throughout the year. It is available for public rental.

The 26.2 Foundation’s signature project is the development of the International Marathon Center (IMC) in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, designed to honor, celebrate, and inspire the sport of marathoning. IMC plans call for a state-of-the-art education and conference facility, a marathon museum, and a hall of fame.

As a destination designed to engage multi-generational visitors intellectually, emotionally, and physically, the IMC will feature compelling programs on history, democracy, civics, fitness, nutrition, health, and human potential. Funded by individual and corporate philanthropy, the IMC will be located on the Boston Marathon race course, less than a mile from the starting line.

For more information, contact info@hopartscenter.org

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