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City Hall Public Art Project – Call For Artists

City Hall Public Art Project – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact mbetz@citymb.info.

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Interactive Art Sculpture – Call For Artists

Interactive Art Sculpture – Call For Artists

The City of Ketchum, Idaho invites experienced artists to apply for a new, long-term interactive art sculpture installation for a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. Original artwork by one selected artist (or artist team) will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in late August 2019.

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Deadline: 3 Dec 2018

The Heritage Corridor spans four blocks, which have been improved with wider sidewalks, benches, street trees, chess tables, bike racks, and rotating art installations. Anchored in the heart of Ketchum by Town Square, the pedestrian walkway now boasts increased outdoor dining options. It is home to many events during the summer and fall months. The selected artwork will enhance the city’s visual environment and provide viewers with an interactive experience that reflects the historic character of the Heritage Corridor.

Following review of the Request for Qualifications submissions, the KAC will select three finalists to submit proposals. Each finalist will receive $500 upon submission of proposal.

Interactive Art Sculpture Artist Benefits

One artist or artist team will be selected to design an interactive sculpture that responds to the history of Ketchum. That piece will then be recommended by the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) to the Ketchum City Council for final approval, fabrication, and installation on an existing concrete pedestal on Fourth Street between East and Walnut avenues. The selected artist will receive a budget of $25,000, inclusive of artist fee, design, materials, fabrication, shipping and installation. The sculpture will be featured on the city’s website and in various social media forums.

About the City of Ketchum

Ketchum is a diverse mountain resort community adjacent to the Sun Valley Resort. Sun Valley Resort is known as one of the country’s premier ski resorts. It is noted for its European style terrain. Ketchum’s early roots were in mining and sheep herding. Today it is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and its sophisticated arts and cultural offerings.

2012: ArtPlace named Ketchum one of the top twelve small-town arts places in the U.S.

2014: Smithsonian Magazine named Ketchum one of the 20 best small towns to visit in the U.S.

In its eleventh year, Art on Fourth has become an exciting part of the city’s summer attractions, presenting artwork by diverse artists ranging from locals to those of national standing. Past exhibitors include Rod Kagan, Boaz Vaadia, Gwynn Murrill, Steve Jensen, Will Robinson and Robert Kantor, among others.

For more information, contact lenourato@ketchumidaho.org.

Previous call for artists from the City of Ketchum

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Bus Stop Installations – Call For Artists

Bus Stop Installations – Call For Artists

The Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) is issuing a call to artists/artist teams interested in creating unique durable artwork to serve as bus stop installations at specific locations in Southern Dallas. Each Bus Stop installation is sponsored by private donors and maintained by DART as part of a network of art installations in Dallas bus stops. The MSC has teamed up with DART, DISD, and local Dallas artists on this new initiative. Together with partners, the MSC is creating the opportunity for artwork designed by local artists and co-envisioned by Dallas high school students to be showcased at select DART bus stops throughout the City of Dallas.

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Deadline: 18 Oct 2018

Each unique bus stop installation:

  • Encourages local DISD students to envision and take ownership for the future of their communities. Working with a team of artists, students envision the future of their neighborhoods while connecting that vision to the recognition and honor of the community’s past.
  • Highlights the history and culture of the neighborhood in Dallas it is located in. This project promotes the strong heritage of communities in Southern Dallas. It highlights the stories and history that aren’t always visible in locations visited by hundreds to thousands daily.
  • Connects Northern and Southern Dallas. By offering a uniquely creative opportunity for investment, the Bus Stop installations facilitate the economic and cultural linkage of south and north. They enable Dallas-based donors and corporations from across the region to consider and invest in Southern Dallas. Sister stops offer the additional opportunity for students and all interested Dallas residents to follow the trail or bus route connecting two Dallas communities.
  • Incorporates the brand or logo of the sponsor. The Bus Stop installations offer a unique way to highlight organizations making an impact in our city.

Bus Stop Installations Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid $1000 for their participation. They will be part of a unique collaboration between Mayor’s Star Council, DISD high school students, a local business, DART, and a local Dallas community. Aritsts learn about the history of the neighborhood. They will be inspired by the kids who will provide their vision for the future of the neighborhood. The art piece will be installed in a DART bus stop shelter. Itwill be visible for the community for years to come. Thousands of people will be exposed to this art piece. The artist becomes part of the MSC community, continuing to work alongside our group in new capacities.

About The Mayor’s Star Council

The Mayor’s Star Council’s mission is to empower leaders to impact Dallas through three pillars: Learn, Connect, and Serve. MSC members engage with peers who share the same passion for improving Dallas. They gain valuable experience that serves as a catalyst for becoming a committed leader.

The MSC is made up of a group of diverse leaders from the ages of 25-40 that come from eight different areas of cultural and professional influence: Arts ahd Entertainment, Business, Education, Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Media, Religion and the Social Sector. This group has accepted the challenge from the Mayor to be civically engaged in the challenges the city faces rather than inheriting them in the future. While not officially affiliated with the city, MSC works alongside the Mayor of Dallas. The MSC projects reflect the priorities set forth by the Mayor. MSC works collaboratively with the Mayor to assist with key initiatives, including GrowSouth.

For more information, contact diana@mayorstarcouncil.org.

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Día De Los Muertos – Call For Artists

Día De Los Muertos – Call For Artists

Main Plaza, in San Antonio, TX, is announces a call for breakout artists to create and build three independent altars for a downtown venue’s Día de los Muertos tribute. The artists must have the idea created and approved before beginning the project. The piece must be appropriate for all-ages. Dates to construct the altar are October 29th & 30th, and must be removed on November 3rd.

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Deadline: 15 Oct 2018

This project will use three separate artists who will create their own, differently-designed altar. All backs will form a triangle in an area that will be open to the public for viewing and interaction by placing memories at them. Each artist will be properly credited.

Main Plaza will pay for the materials purchased for the piece, up to a decided amount. The artists will be publicly recognized and credited as the creator of the altar to all those who view the altars. This space is located in the center of downtown, with constant foot traffic during the day from offices located nearby. An event will be hosted during one of the evenings to tribute Día de los Muertos. The event will host Patricia Vonne, bringing in a large crowd for that night. The display will be during the most active parts of the week – Wednesday through Friday.

About Main Plaza

Main Plaza is known for the constant, active events that are always free and open to the public, along with the people drawn from the area location. It is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing San Antonio and its visitors with the cultural and historical heart of the city values. The organization sits at the center of downtown. It supports local arts and artists. Attendees know that local, incredible talent is always displayed. The venue is known for hosting the top names and the new talent that makes it to be publicly recognized.

For more information, contact casey@mainplaza.org.

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Public Art Installations 2018 – Call For Artists

Public Art Installations 2018 – Call For Artists

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation is seeking creative proposals for public art installations 2018 within the Central Avenue shopping district. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall. Paid upon completion. Preference will be given to proposals that contain 1) original and well-executed use of Trompe l’oeil art technique involving realistic imagery that appears three dimensional and 2) artwork that references the rich history of the surrounding community (i.e. The Heights/ Jersey City/ Hudson County).

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Deadline: 3 Aug 2018

Select artwork for the public art installations 2018 will be commissioned and artists compensated as per written agreement. Fee range from $200 to $3,000. Artwork will be displayed prominently within the Central Avenue shopping district which is centrally located in Hudson County. Population: 674,900. Selected artwork will be part of the daily lives for many local residents. They will experience the murals each time they visit their main street for regular needs such as shopping, dining, banking, and visiting doctor’s offices. Artists will be featured on organization’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) where their contributions to Hudson County’s growing artist community will be recognized.

About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

The mission of the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) is to guide and promote the positive social growth and economic revitalization occurring in the City of Jersey City. They provide supplemental management, maintenance, and improvements to the Central Avenue business district also known as the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (Central Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and North Street).

CASID has commissioned eighteen art installations since 2009. It is seeking to do more. Local residents, businesses, and artists are working together to shape the outdoor art gallery along the Central Avenue shopping corridor. This is adjacent to the Riverview Arts District in the Heights section of Jersey City.

For more information, contact dd@jcheights.com.

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Demarest Place Walkway Mural – Call For Artists

Demarest Place Walkway Mural – Call For Artists

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, the Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT), and the Hackensack Main Street Alliance are seeking an artist or artist team for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Design and paint a mural at 135 Main Street on the corner of Demarest Place in Hackensack, NJ.

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Deadline: 6 Jul 2018

Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway, crossing Main Street, between the Atlantic Street bus stop and the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). This year, the CAT is focusing on activating the site through the arts via a large-scale Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group has granted permission to use the north side wall of its building at 135 Main Street, on the corner of Demarest.

This art application is a recommendation based on the outcomes of the Hackensack Strategy Lab, a joint initiative of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, held at Demarest Place on October 17, 2017. Fifty members of Hackensack and surrounding communities collaborated to brainstorm ideas of art, physical elements (lighting, seating), and cultural programming to create an enlivened and beautified public walkway that would serve as an attractive gateway to Main Street from the bus terminal and the HACPAC.

Hackensack, NJ is going through a major renaissance and redevelopment. The city believes the arts plays an essential role in bringing positive change that will better all who live, work, and visit there. Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway that the city is working to transform into a public space for the arts. The selected artist has an opportunity to showcase his/her creative vision on the wall of a prominent building that can be seen from Main Street. It will be viewed by hundreds of passers-by from the new Performing Arts Center and bus station.

One artist or artist team will be selected for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. The selected artist or team will be paid $9,600 in total for the project, including supplies, planning meeting, design, wall preparation, painting, and sealing of the mural.

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative has been partnering with the City of Hackensack, the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance, and its Creative Arts Team for three years to integrate arts and culture into the city’s redevelopment plans. Together they have accomplished many creative placemaking projects that are enlivening the city through the arts: The Main Gateway Mural Project, Art on a Stick, Interactive Arts Village, and the Utility Art Box Project. They want to make Hackensack a more vibrant place where the arts and artists flourish and community is made stronger.

The Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT) is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders, and public officials working to implement a creative placemaking plan for the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking is the integration of arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The CAT works to identify projects that will move forward the Creative Vision Statement it drafted with the input of various members and sectors of the community.

For more information, contact artsbergen@nnjcf.org.

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Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site – Call For Artists

Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site – Call For Artists

Fresh Coast Capital and their affiliated non-profit, Fresh Coast Communities, announces a call for artists for Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site. The former Bear Brand Hosiery Factory (205 East 21st Avenue) is a historic, ~3 acre brownfield located in Gary, Indiana. While in business, the Bear Brand Hosiery Factory manufactured women’s stockings, and as World War II began, transitioned to making parachutes for troops overseas. Finally in 1965, the factory closed and stood victim to decay and neglection. In partnership with Delta Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit, Fresh Coast Communities will bring together residents and public leadership around integrating an innovative phytoremediation and green redevelopment project to revitalize the demolished factory site and minimize stormwater runoff.

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Deadline: 29 Jun 2018

As part of the effort to create a welcoming and restful parklike site where residents can walk and reflect on the city’s past, present, and potential future, Fresh Coast Communities is seeking local artists and muralists to help bring pride and life back to the site. This is a great opportunity to make a difference, raise awareness about the former factory, and demonstrate the commitment to revitalize the city of Gary. Fresh Coast Communities seeks artists to produce three large murals to be anchored to a split-rail fence and one three-dimensional interpretive sign showcasing the bioremediation process taking place on the site.

Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site Artist Benefits

One (1) 3D Interpretative Project Sign: One finalist will be selected to illustrate the bioremediation and stormwater runoff management currently underway on the project site. He/She will be awarded $1000 and materials and installation costs will be covered separately by Fresh Coast Capital up to $1500. Size is negotiable depending on vision, but must be accomplished within budget. A detailed description of the bioremediation work currently underway on the site will be provided to the finalist to assist in preparing draft art proposal submission.

Three (3) Large-Scale Fence-Mounted Murals: Three mural concepts will be selected to demonstrate themes 1-3 described above. Murals should be 4 X 6. He/She will be awarded $500. Materials, construction, and installation expenses will be covered separately by Fresh Coast Communities.

Depending on art project, muralists will have the opportunity to interview former factory employees and community residents individually for art narrative interpretation. A resource guide outlining all three themes will be provided to finalists to assist in preparing art proposal submissions.

About Fresh Coast Communities

Fresh Coast Communities is a national nonprofit that helps cities get the most good out of green infrastructure through community education and demonstration projects; holistic green infrastructure planning; co-benefits programs and partnerships; and workforce development programs.

It is an independently-governed affiliate of Fresh Coast Capital, a green infrastructure delivery partner that helps cities build high-impact green infrastructure at scale, in partnership with the community.

For more information, contact itsgeneseleach@gmail.com.

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East Village NYC Mural – Call For Artists

East Village NYC Mural – Call For Artists

El Sol Brillante, a community garden on 12th Street between Avenues A and B in New York’s East Village, is seeking artists to create a mural along the back wall of the garden.

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Deadline: 1 Jul 2018

When the garden was first incorporated, a trompe l’oeil mural along the back wall depicted lines of crops extending back into the vanishing point. For years, that mural was the symbol of the garden until subsequent construction resulted in its partial demolition. The new mural should capture the spirit of the original: the infinitely renewing power and energy of nature extending outward from the garden.

A committee of garden members will meet to determine which proposals mesh best with the garden’s values and aesthetic. They will forward those proposals for consideration to the membership of the garden which will vote to determine the final project at a garden meeting.

The garden has received a grant providing for a $250 commission for the artist plus all needed supplies. An additional commission may be available. Include a proposed commission in the proposal.

About El Sol Brillante Jr Community Garden

The garden is a center of community life on 12th street, providing a haven from the hustle city life. It is a place where numerous plants flourish. The garden is a center of artistic activity, from music and dance performances to the Garden of Earthly Delights wrought iron fence created by Julie Dermansky in 1994.

For more information, contact davidgeorgeschultz@gmail.com.

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Open Call 2018 – Call For Artists

Open Call 2018 – Call For Artists

The Shed announces a call for artists for Open Call 2018, a showcase for local emerging artists. The Open Call program provides support, visibility, and recognition for NYC early-career artists aged over 18 to create and present new work in a unique space. Open Call values proposals that are cross-disciplinary, inventive, and bold.

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Deadline: 4 May 2018

Submissions for Open Call 2018 should be idea-driven, poetic, and realized feasibly. Artists should be inclusive and equitable as they engage their ideas and communities with intellectual and aesthetic rigor. Open Call supports NYC’s diversity of emerging talent in many forms—including artistic media, race, ethnicity, age, identity, physical abilities, and experience.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Early career artists and art collectives (no educational requirement)
  • Disciplines include, but are not limited to, performing arts (dance, theater, comedy), visual arts, music, literary arts, film, fashion, design, and science, as well as interdisciplinary and new-media work
  • Must currently live and/or work in NYC
  • Must be able to commit to three visits/work review sessions within the five boroughs by The Shed’s staff over the course of the commissioning period

Open Call 2018 Artist Benefits

Participation in Open Call is free. All artists/collectives selected will receive a commissioning fee of $7,000 – $15,000 to support the creation of their work. Open Call will occupy various spaces at The Shed throughout the year including one of the galleries, the theater, and the outdoor plaza. This allows for artistic diversity in commissioned works. Open Call artists working in the theater and plaza space will follow each other within a presentation period. The gallery space will be presented as a group exhibition. Because every eligible and complete submitted application will be reviewed by the Open Call panel, the program is an opportunity to present your work and ideas to The Shed’s expert staff and distinguished guest reviewers.

About The Shed

The Shed, opening in spring 2019 where the High Line meets Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s west side, will be the first arts center designed exclusively to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. From hip hop to classical music, visual art to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed will bring together leading artists from all art forms under one roof. The building is an innovative 200,000-square-foot structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. It can physically transform to support artists’ most ambitious ideas.

Committed to supporting artistic invention and nurturing creativity, The Shed is led by artistic director and CEO Alex Poots. He will bring together artists from a broad range of genres and backgrounds. This will include innovative thinkers from the sciences, technology, and humanities to advance culture in the 21st century. Nurturing artists at the beginning of their careers is a central commitment for The Shed. It is as integral to their mission as commissioning and presenting new work by established artists.

For more information, contact opencall@theshed.org.

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Electrical Box Paint Program – Call For Artists

Electrical Box Paint Program – Call For Artists

The Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) is inviting artists to participate in the Electrical Box Paint Program. Transform local electrical boxes into visual and graphic delights that will provide an entertaining and stimulating experience to passersby. These stoic industrial essentials are scattered throughout Natick. The Electrical Box Paint Program plans to transform another location in the heart of the NCCD. The location and suggested theme is public safety – on Clarendon Street, on the side yard of the Police Station.

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Deadline: 17 Apr 2018

Selected artists for the Electrical Box Paint Program will receive a $500 stipend, per location, and $100 to cover time and supplies. Chosen artist must be able to complete art on electrical box in town. Artists’ unique electrical box public art will reside on one of our electrical boxes in our cultural district. They will be featured at our events and be able to take part in other cultural district events in Natick center. Artists will have this opportunity to have their artwork on display for people to see everyday, rain or shine. They will be publicized on all the Cultural District social media sites, as well as be recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and receive recognition from the Massachusetts State Representative in the area.

About The Natick Center Cultural District

The Natick Center Cultural District is the only cultural district in the metrowest area. The District works in partnership with the Town of Natick and committed NCA members to cultivate a lively and diverse downtown neighborhood. Together they enhance the cultural, economic, and social life of our community. NCA’s private-public partnership represents innovative cultural voices from merchants and property owners, to arts and cultural organizations, local artists, and concerned citizens. Together the District works to build capacity for cultural programming and creative spaces and fosters creative partnerships. This is pivotal to the continued renaissance of Natick Center.

For more information, contact info.natickcenter@gmail.com.

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