The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC), in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough, are seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent piece of public art for the gateway entrance to River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC – the Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project. This prominent sculptural element will incorporate and celebrate wood salvaged from the historic Calvin Street Tree that fell during Hurricane Florence.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2019
Wood has been milled to be used for an artist-created Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project in River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC. This prominent sculptural element will be located close to Churton Street, the main artery through Downtown Hillsborough. The goal of the work is to serve as highly visible welcome for visitors to town, symbolizing the importance of art, history, and the natural environment for the Hillsborough community. The art installation coincides with a major improvement plan for River Park.
Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project Artist Benefits
The artist’s contract for artwork will be $20,000. The contract is inclusive of all artist fees, and associated expenses for design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation, and consultation during installation. The salvaged wood from the tree will be provided to the selected artist. It is not part of the $20,000 budget. An additional $2,000 is available for installation costs that may be required beyond the scope of the artist.
About the Orange County Arts Commission
The Orange County Arts Commission, located in Hillsborough, is an agency of Orange County government. They work to develop the arts in Orange County, North Carolina, which includes the townships of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. Their mission is to promote and strengthen the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina.
Created on February 4, 1985 by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Orange County Arts Commission is the non-partisan countywide arts agency that provides funding and support for a broad range of high quality arts programs. Nominated by the BOCC as the Local Distributing Agent (now called Designated County Partner) and approved by the NC Arts Council in 1985, the Arts Commission awards state Grassroots Arts Program funds in Orange County, adhering to state program guidelines. The Arts Commission awards county-funded arts grants, sponsors programs, and serves as an arts information clearinghouse.
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The Arts Council of Lake Oswego announces a call for artists for a public art gateway project at Highway 43 and Terwilliger Boulevard. Be the first artist or artist team to create a public art gateway of a size and scale that has never before been done in the City of Lake Oswego. This project will produce a public art work to define the Northeastern gateway (entrance) into Lake Oswego. This art work will be a marker of boundary as people cross from one place into another. It shall invoke a sense of place and be associated with the identity of Lake Oswego.
Deadline: 3 Jun 2019
Total public art gateway project budget is $275,000. Of that, about $156,750 is allotted to artist (or artist team).
The Selection Committee will work with the artist (or team) to finalize the schematic design and integration of artwork with the site. Submissions will be evaluated by Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the artists’ past works. The Selection Committee will screen the artists’ applications and may select five or more finalists. Those selected will be paid a modest design fee for an interview with the Art Selection Committee and presentation of conceptual design proposals. Contracts and final budgets will be discussed at that time.
About The Arts Council of Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego’s cultural and natural resources play an important part in shaping the character of the community today. With a population of about 40,000 (largest city in Clackamas County), Lake Oswego is a growing, vibrant city. It is located ten miles south of Portland, Oregon. Demographics of the city include a median age of 45 to 70+, high discretionary incomes, active lifestyle, a love of travel, commitment to the community, and a higher education level.
In the Pacific region, residents have a higher than average attendance of visual arts programming as compared with other areas of the U.S. In Clackamas County, cultural tourism is a key economic driver. Lake Oswego is a leader in forging partnerships with the local arts community. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego administers the public art program; works with the City and community to select, site, and maintain the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls sculpture program; maintains the City’s permanent art collection of over 250 works; and provides accessible arts programming for the community.
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The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, (NTU) announces a call for artists for the NTU Global Digital Art Prize 2019 (NTU GDAP), organised by the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) and the School of Art, Design and Media. Taking the form of a biennial competition, it recognizes global artists and technologists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design, and cultural heritage.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2019
The theme of the inaugural NTU Global Digital Art Prize 2019 is Fourth Industrial Revolution. The key components driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution include big data, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, real-time and deep data generation and analytics, 3D printing, machine learning, personalized healthcare and medicine, and cyber security. Their effectiveness in shaping the human condition in the 21st century will inevitably call for close integration of technological innovations with areas such as social sciences, ethics, policy, and digital arts and humanities.
The competition is free to enter and open to international artists and local (Singapore) students. NTU welcomes submissions of new works to two categories: International Professionals and Local Students. Artists working in any genre of digital art are eligible, with more than 50% of the media engaged involving digital technology.
Global Digital Art Prize 2019 Artist Benefits
The prestigious NTU GDAP comprises a total of SGD$50,000 (USD 35,000) in prize money. The best submissions, selected by a panel of distinguished judges drawn from all over the world, will have their debut showcase in October 2019. International winners will be invited to attend the showcase opening and prize presentation ceremony.
About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU President Professor Subra Suresh announced his vision of transforming NTU into a Smart Campus that harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources. “As a microcosm of Singapore, NTU’s large, beautiful, and green campus makes it the ideal place to research, testbed, and showcase new smart technologies from applications for sustainable buildings and efficient energy use to electric and autonomous vehicles,” he said.
NTU Singapore is ranked the top university in the world for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a ranking jointly compiled by Nikkei and Elsevier that measures research citations between 2012 and 2016. The University is also globally recognized for its strengths in engineering, computing, and innovation.
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The City of Manhattan Beach announces a call for artists for the City Hall Public Art Project. The site is located in the City Hall Lobby area. There is a grand stair case that runs between the upper and lower floors. Submissions that address the whole space, including both upper and lower floors, furniture, and fixtures are encouraged.
Deadline: 13 Feb 2019
The City of Manhattan Beach is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a public art sculpture. Approximately 3.8 million tourists arrive in Manhattan Beach every year.
The budget for the City Hall Public Art Project is not to exceed $250,000.00. This amount includes all costs related to the artist’s design and project management fees; all subcontracted and consultant costs including engineers, electricians, materials, fabricators, studio, and overhead costs; fabrication, transportation, delivery, storage, and installation of all art components; general and automobile liability, professional liability insurance, and automotive insurance as required; and all other costs associated with the art project including a minimum budget contingency of 15%. Please note that the budget includes all costs required for all permits and licenses.
The City Hall Public Art Project RFQ is open to professional artists residing in the United States who meet the minimum eligibility qualifications indicated below:
- Successful completion of at least 2 (two) permanent art installation or design projects valued over $150,000.00, preferably those that are similar in scope and nature to this project. Prior work could include architecture, landscape, or urban design projects if public art was an integral component.
- Experience in working cooperatively with multiple professionals including City staff, regulatory agencies, community members, and design professionals such as engineers, landscape architects, and architects.
- Aesthetic excellence in the design and execution of completed projects.
- Ability to install or oversee the installation of the commissioned work.
About the City of Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach has been featured in many Hollywood films and series including 1408, 2012, Against All Odds, CSI Miami, Jerry Maguire, Weeds, Veronica Mars, Tequila Sunrise, Point Break, and Starsky and Hutch. Manhattan Beach has 2.1 miles of beach. At the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard is a 928 foot long pier where fishing is permitted from all year long. One of the largest flocks of wild parrots in the United States lives in the South Bay, and you can hear their loud squawks all over town.
Manhattan Beach’s schools were ranked #1 by Forbes in 2014, and it has a more educated population than any other suburb in Los Angeles. Manhattan Beach is located on Santa Monica Bay’s southern end. The International Surf Festival and the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament is held every August in Manhattan Beach. Because of its beauty Manhattan Beach has been given the nickname ‘Pearl of the South Bay’. Manhattan Beach has the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium where visitors can see a variety of sea life species. The members of the band The Beach Boys surfed at Manhattan Beach growing up, as they were from Hawthorne, an adjacent city.
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Art Design Consultants (ADC) invites artists to apply to Art Comes Alive 2018. There is a diverse panel of jurors. Jurors will cast their votes for the top artists who will be showcased in a final exhibit in Cincinnati.
Deadline: 10 Aug 2018
The top 150 finalists will be showcased in a two-month long gallery exhibit. ADC awards over $300,000 to artists in a variety of categories including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solo shows, and cash prizes.
About Art Design Consultants
For over twenty five years, Art Design Consultants has been dedicated to showcasing and selling the best local, regional, and national artists’ works. These artists have been placed in some of the most prestigious corporate and private collections in the country. Art Design Consultants’ mission is to help artists be more successful, introducing their work to a new audience of collectors, gallerists, and professional art buyers.
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Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture announces a call for artists of the Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition. A generous donor has offered to commission an iconic seaside sculpture for the enjoyment and enrichment of all Oak Bay citizens and visitors. The theme for the sculpture, which is hoped to become a permanent and treasured landmark, is “Sea Lore” inspired by the maritime character of Oak Bay.
Deadline: 7 Sept 2018
Oak Bay enjoys a uniquely beautiful seaside location. The sea draws our attention, nurtures our well-being, and inspires all who live here. The coast is rich in sea life, birds, and plants. There is a long history of indigenous activity and settlement along its shores. For over a hundred years, there has been a boat house or marina on the bay. The municipality is home to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There is a tradition of nautical sports and activities like paddling, sailing, fishing, and beach walking. The Sea Lore sculpture is meant to celebrate Oak Bay and its maritime character — past, present, and future.
Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits
The opportunity to have a permanent sculpture as part of the lively public art collection in Oak Bay, Victoria BC. For the past five years Oak Bay has become a new destination for arts and culture as a result of its ArtsAlive public art program and unique painted pianos, spearheaded by Oak Bay’s Arts Laureate Barbara Adams. These engaging public art projects have sparked a new discourse in the community. They have attracted spectacular works from renowned North American artists and sculptors.
About Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s mission is to “To enhance life in our community through the provision of quality services.” Located in one of the most beautiful communities on Vancouver Island, Recreation Oak Bay is a department of the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay. The department is overseen by a Parks and Recreation Commission who has served one of Canada’s most active communities for more than 35 years. Oak Bay has a rich heritage of supporting arts in our community. Many art-related community events are held throughout the year. Many community organizations contribute to the arts through education, performance, display, creation, or sponsorship.
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The City of Napa announces a call for artists for the Napa Lighted Art Festival. For 2019, approximately fifteen installations are being sought. The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Napa Lighted Art Festival is a true celebration of creative arts, technology and light. Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fibre optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, and lasers. The City of Napa is open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works provided they meet the Festival themes and criteria.
Deadline: 17 Aug 2018
Napa Lighted Art Festival Artist Benefits
The Napa Lighted Art Festival artist’s stipends will range between $2000 – $5000 which includes travel expenses. The artwork will be shown to 20K + audience who will be attending the festival and viewing the artwork. The Napa Lighted Art Festival marketing for this event will be reach over 300K+ followers on social media channels and printed materials.
“We know how to do Art After Dark!”
About the City of Napa
City of Napa and the Arts Council Napa Valley are proud supporters of public art, art walks, and the growing medium of light art. The Napa Lighted Art Festival is an exciting opportunity. Also, it is one of the few lighted art festivals on the West Coast. Non-profits, schools, private business, and the art community are involved in the festival. Napa Valley is soon to be the destination in order to experience dynamic art, diverse culture, creative opportunities, and world class wines. It will be the place to be in January each year. It is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on.
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FRESCO and Elastos have joined forces to create the FRESCO Art Award, the world’s first blockchain art award. Create a work of art on the theme of blockchain. Artists have absolute freedom in choosing their medium.
Deadline: 22 Aug 2018
The winning artists will be selected from overall public support (likes, comments, retweets) from social media platforms including Medium, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram along with the final community voting. The top 100 finalists will be selected based upon the final points from the public support and be recognized as The FRESCO 100. After the top 100 finalists are announced, FRESCO will showcase their artworks on the official social media platforms and on FRESCO website with each artist’s description, social profile, and artwork details. The audience can vote directly for their favorite of 100 finalists. Each person has only one vote.
Top five most voted artists from the FRESCO 100 will win the FRESCO Art Award and be recognized as the FRESCO Five:
- First Place Winner will receive 500 ELA and 500,000 FRES
- Second Place Winner will receive 300,000 FRES
- Third Place Winner will receive 120,000 FRES
- Fourth Place Winner will receive 60,000 FRES
- Fifth Place Winner will receive 20,000 FRES
FRESCO is the world’s first blockchain art digital asset network. Through blockchain technology and Elastos’ operating system, FRESCO enables liquidation, promotion, and provenance of artworks at a global scale. FRESCO consists of FRES artwork trust value (FRES Trust) and FRES artwork blockchain digital copyright (FRES Edition). FRES Trust is a blockchain-based art value measurement system. FRES Edition is the limited digital assets copyright issued by artwork holders on FRESCO platform. FRESCO is launching the world’s first ICD (Initial Coin Distribution), distributing 300 million FRESCO tokens to the global community free of charge. Through this process, FRESCO will enable nearly 150,000 people to learn and understand the art world. Through FRES Trust and FRES Edition, FRESCO expands the art investment population.
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Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the Sculptures At Bayside 2018 7th annual exhibition for temporary public artworks. Proudly sponsored by the Sydney Airport and Cooks River Alliance. Successful artworks will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore from Sunday 15 April to Sunday 29 April 2018.
Deadline: 18 Mar 2018
Entry is free. Artists may submit up to three artworks to be considered by the Selection Panel.
This year an acquisitive prize of up to $50,000 will be introduced. It will be awarded by the judges to the most outstanding eligible sculpture submitted. Artists submitting to Sculptures at Bayside 2018 will be able to opt in to be considered for the acquisition prize; however, not every entry may be eligible.
Sculptures At Bayside 2018 Prize Categories
- Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize – (up to) $50,000
- Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) – $6,000
- Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award – $2,000
- Cooks River Rescue Prize – $2,000
- People’s Choice Award – $1,500
Sponsored by the Sydney Airport and Cooks River Alliance. No commission on sales. All sales to be negotiated by the artist.
About Bayside Council
Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting Bayside communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. The Council embraces the concept of community capacity building: that is, facilitating the ability of community members, governments, and businesses to take the steps to find solutions to issues in their own communities.
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The City of Grand Junction has recently constructed Las Colonias Park Amphitheater. The Commission on Arts and Culture is spearheading selection of an artist to create a site-specific work of art representing the Grand Junction Lions Club at a total cost of up to $27,000.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2018
The Lions Club is a prominent philanthropic organization in the community that helped to fund this project. Since 1929, the Grand Junction Lions Club has provided over $7 million to local non-profits, charities, schools, and events in the Grand Valley. The intent of the art work is to depict the Grand Junction Lions Club in a realistic form and celebrate their participation in the community. Installation by June 29, 2018. All Colorado artists are eligible to submit.
The selection committee, comprised of the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture, representatives from Grand Junction Lions Club, and the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department, will review the submissions for the Las Colonias Park Amphitheater and choose three finalists. To maximize the budget for the artwork, stipends will be $100. Finalists will have the option for a Go To Meeting rather that interview in-person. All finalists will be given equal consideration regardless of the type of interview conducted. The project budget is $27,000.
About the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture
The Grand Junction (Colorado) Commission on Arts and Culture is dedicated to developing the quantity, quality, and affordability of arts and culture for the citizens of the Grand Valley. Since 1990, the Commission on Arts and Culture has worked to support the Grand Valley’s artistic resources and cultural activities. Their goal is to form strong, lasting, and dynamic connections with artists, arts organizations, businesses, government, and educational institutions throughout the City of Grand Junction. The Arts Commission focuses on supporting artists via our four public art exhibit spaces, an online artist registration, managing a $40,000 grant program to Colorado non-profits for arts and culture, holding networking events, and completing economic impact studies and the strategic cultural plan.
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