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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 an open call for the 2023 Creative Climate Awards, with the theme of Inspiring a Climate Renaissance.

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. The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City.

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Enter by: 27 February 2023

Submissions should address the following prompt: How does your work inspire innovation, collaboration and action for climate justice?

Mediums: All 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), and performances (dance, theater, music). Only completed pieces will be considered. Please, do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions.

Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. Performers must be able to perform in NYC between April 16th and May 14th, 2023.

Selections announced: March 13th, 2023

Creative Climate Awards Artist Benefits

  • US$300 participation award
  • A month long exhibit in NYC
  • Work viewed by our mentors and partners
  • Potential to lead a virtual master class
  • Present your work through HII social media takeovers
  • Meet-and-greet curators, mentor, judge and artists events

The CCA provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by judges and mentors—some of the top artists, curators, art institutions, and international leaders in the world. Past participants include leaders from the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, and All Arts/WNET.

About the Human Impacts Institute

Human Impacts Institute is an association which supports arts and culture to inspire action for a just and thriving world. Through exhibitions, salons, training, education, storytelling, and conversations, their missions are to highlight new voices of leadership, connect you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcome you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis. The Institute works in city streets, schools, galleries, and museums, bringing people together to promote equitable solutions in positive and creative ways.

The first edition of the Creative Climate Awards was in 2012, and every year since, Human Impacts Institute has been organizing an open call to find and value innovative artists and new ways to experiment in inspiring positive human impacts. We are always looking for new partnerships to create a network of artists coming from different countries.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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 a call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament with a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.

In four 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.

 

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Enter by: 10 March 2023

The 2022 ART 64 event drew thousands of attendees.

All accepted participants will receive money for participating: First round competitors receive a total of $100, second round competitors receive a total of $200, third round competitors receive a total of $400, and final round competitors receive a total of $800 for their participation. The sole winner of ART 64 receives $20,000 in total.

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 our parks and green spaces, and 10% used toward funding the following year’s ART 64 program.

“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 hosts ART 64. Wauwatosa is located immediately west of Milwaukee, and is a part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is named after the Potawatomi Chief Wauwataesie and the Potawatomi word for firefly. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin is a growing arts destination. Check out the Magic Murals while you’re in town, a seven-part mural art installation that can be seen along the North Avenue corridor in the North Mural Arts District, also known as “NoMAD.”

For more information, contact art64tosa@newaukee.com.

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Arts Alive Public Art Program (Victoria, BC) – Call For Artists

Arts Alive Public Art Program (Victoria, BC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture announces a call for artists for the annual Arts Alive Public Art Program, a public art exhibition. Sculptures are selected by a peer jury to be displayed for up to a year at outdoor sites in Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They are on temporary loan by the artists who are sponsored by a local business or community group.

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Enter by: 23 January 2023

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture has installed outdoor sculptures in a variety of locations around Oak Bay — from stylized realistic pieces to the purely abstract, in various media including static and kinetic sculpture. They have been greatly appreciated for their artistic merit and have challenged viewers to pause and reflect about living in this special seaside community, proud of its distinct heritage even as it contemplates its future as a vibrant place to live and work. The permanent sculptures frame views, animate parks, streetscapes, and viewpoints.

Arts Alive Public Art Program Theme for 2023: What is home?

This is an excellent opportunity for both mid-career and emerging artists to showcase their work. Artists are invited to reflect on and interpret the theme ‘What is Home?’.

A physical space or place? A nation or region? A connection to land or landscape? A sanctuary? A memory? Recollections of layers of history told through stories or legends? Cultural roots that extend for many generations? A safe space that satisfies the longing for connection? A palatial, modest, temporary or mobile residence? A place that is rented, borrowed or owned? A safe space that satisfies the longing for belonging? A place to thrive, forgive, love, celebrate, play, share, and dream of the future? A place that is no longer there, hidden, or make-shift?

How can an idea of home be communicated through the medium of sculpture?

Arts Alive Artist Benefits

Artist’s work will have exposure to thousands of residents and visitors in this high-profile program. The municipality, local media, and Oak Bay Tourism will promote this show throughout the year. Related arts events like art walks, paint-ins, concerts, and celebrations will be organized, generating excitement, and building community.

  • Artists based in Western Canada are invited to apply for our 2023-2024 outdoor public art program
  • Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by an expert volunteer jury.
  • Depending on community sponsorships, up to 8 works may be selected.
  • Successful submissions will be provided with an honorarium of $1,600.

About Oak Bay

The municipality of Oak Bay is part of Greater Victoria and is located on the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It lies in the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən people, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

Surrounded by beaches and parkland, its scenery includes splendid views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea. This geologically fascinating area is home to the unique and rare Garry Oak meadow ecosystem.

The 18,000 residents have a deep attachment to a natural and built environment. This municipality is legendary for its fine domestic architecture; picturesque, luxuriant gardens; and parks. Its compact and charming village heart is the home of several art galleries enjoyed by local artists and art enthusiasts.

For more information, contact apass@oakbay.ca.

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Japan Parade Art Contest 2023 (New York City) – Call For Artists

Japan Parade Art Contest 2023 (New York City) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Japan Day announces a call for artists for the Japan Parade Art Contest 2023.

The Japan Parade Art Contest began in 2012 as the Japan Day Art Contest, when Japan Day first invited the public to submit illustrations for official posters, flyers, and programs. The contest was a success, resulting in many splendid entries, and yielding wonderful winning artwork, that Japan Day decided to make the art contest an annual part of the Japan Day event. This year marks the 11th annual Art Contest and the second Japan Parade Art Contest.

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Enter by: 20 January 2023

There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner, who will receive two (2) round-trip tickets from New York to Tokyo courtesy of ANA (All Nippon Airway), one (1) Second Place Winner who will receive a one (1) night stay at a Japanese style bed and breakfast courtesy of Ogawa shou, and four (4) Honorable Mention Winners. All prize winners will receive a Brand Watch by Citizen.

The winning artwork will be utilized as Japan Parade 2023’s key visual and will be featured on official materials.

About Japan Day

Japan Day has held Japan Day @ Central Park since 2007. Conceived as a way to promote cross cultural exchange, give thanks to New York City, and celebrate Japanese culture, the event was reborn as the Japan Parade in 2022. Japan Day seeks to not only contribute to and encourage the long-lasting friendship between Japan and the United States, but also to expose more people to the beauty and value of Japanese culture. They additionally organize charity efforts concurrently with events and donate to worthy causes such as the Central Park Conservancy and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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Public Art Mural Grant (Rosendale, NY) – Call For Artists

Public Art Mural Grant (Rosendale, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for the Public Art Mural Grant, a four-week residency in which an artist will create an original work for WSW’s mural wall. The mural space at Women’s Studio Workshop faces the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT), which is an active outdoor public trail used primarily for walking, running, and cycling. The mural space is 10′ x 23.5′ and overlooks a new, ADA accessible patio and community gathering area.

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Apply by: 15 January 2023

No application entry fee for the Public Art Mural Grant residency.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, $500 for materials, $250 for travel, and free on-campus housing. Applicants should keep in mind all COVID-19 related travel stipulations. WSW artistic staff will be available for technical and material support throughout the residency. WSW estimates that approximately 3,000-5,000 WVRT users pass by the facilities on a monthly basis, many coming onto the campus to view the current mural or inquire about the organization.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Since the founding in 1974, Women’s Studio Workshop has been a professional artist studio dedicated to the creation of community, opportunity, empowerment, and development for women artists in all stages of their careers. As WSW continues to serve this mission, they believe that they can honor their core values and address gender equity more fully by explicitly expanding their concept of gender beyond patriarchal frames of reference. WSW supports all women, trans, intersex, nonbinary and genderfluid people in residencies and internships. Classes, studio rentals, and public events are open to all.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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Best American Artist (Virtual Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Best American Artist (Virtual Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Holy Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the 2023 Best American Artist virtual exhibition. Submit works in any medium. This is an open theme exhibition.

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Enter by: 5 November 2023

Any American artist from any background can submit their work. There is no charge to submit your application. A fee ($55) is chargeable to the artist once they have been selected for the exhibition.

Virtual shows have a reach of 3.5 million people weekly. First place prize is $1000.

For artwork purchases, buyers will be directed to the artists. 0% commission from any sold work. 100% of funds go to the artist.

About The Holy Art Gallery

The Holy Art Gallery is a group of companies and young art organization. With two permanent galleries, a series of art fairs, and pop up events, the gallery offers a unique boost for artists attempting to differentiate their art.

For more information, contact virtual@theholyart.com.

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Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Penticton, British Columbia, announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition which opens May 2023. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. Seven (7) sculptures will be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown, and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout (intersections of Front Street, Marina Way, Ellis Street and Vancouver Avenue) in Penticton, BC.

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Enter by: 5 December 2022

The Pentiction Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Pentiction hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

General Information

  • PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds.
  • Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture must be included, as well as photo examples of previous work.
  • Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2023 – April 2024). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two-year term (May 2023-April 2025).
  • Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals / pads will be provided by the PPSE.
  • Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and will be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability, or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.
  • The City will enter into a lease agreement with the Artist for the duration of the exhibition and the Artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.
  • City staff will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture.
  • Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City.
  • Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2023, and removal in April, 2024. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide, in writing, a representative to be present on their behalf.
  • At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City.
  • The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition.
  • The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $3,000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton.

With Pentiction being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year, for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two-year period for the Front Street roundabout site. Throughout the lease period, artists gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. The city is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, which is easily accessed by major highways and airports. Known for beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Penticton is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people. Its name, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact info@proficientartstallations.ca.

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Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach announces a call for entries for Phase VIII of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

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Enter by: 30 November 2022

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. There is no application fee.

An all-inclusive honorarium of up to $5,000 will cover transportation logistics, insurance, and artist’s fee. Tens of thousands of visitors walk through Civic Center Park every year, and frequently pose with and share pictures of the sculptures. At least one work has been purchased for permanent display and another for a private collector. Brochures, audio tour, and online promotion describe the work and artist. There is an annual celebratory luncheon debuting the newly-installed works.

This is the eighth cycle for the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, which has become a beloved public art institution in the city. Several artists have become repeat exhibitors, embraced and celebrated by the community for the character of their work and how it activates the environment of the Civic Center.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing its creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. As one of the portfolio of services, ArtsOC is contracted by the City of Newport Beach to provide administration and facilitation services for this public art call.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships (Rosendale, NY)

Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships (Rosendale, NY)

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for their Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships.

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Apply by: 15 November 2022

Studio Internship: Each term, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. You’ll work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community.

Non-profit Management Internship: This intern works directly with WSW’s Managing Director and Digital Content Manager, and gains experience working on the operational side of an established nonprofit arts organization. The intern will, among other things, undertake projects relating to public relations, marketing, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration.

All Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships include a private room in on-campus housing, a stipend of $600/month, and unlimited access to WSW’s studios outside of work hours. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but the schedule may change to accommodate programming. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term. You’ll be asked to work hard and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop’s mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women and trans, intersex, nonbinary, and genderfluid artists. WSW provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history.

WSW maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. The studios are housed in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2023 Newton Free Library Art Exhibits. The Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

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Enter by: 9 December 2022

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Free-standing sculptural pieces not eligible.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show fee-free. The library has a robust social media presence and will do an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Library patrons are keenly tuned into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. Many artists meet with success in selling their work. There is no commission for work sold.

About the Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, Massachusetts, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly-educated and the population includes more than one Nobel Prize winner. Residents enjoy the art exhibits in the library’s galleries and eagerly await them each month. The highly-visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by the galleries as they come into the building. There is competition for exhibitions where many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact emeyers@minlib.net.

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