The 2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program at Fort McMurray is requesting proposals for this year’s mural at Timberlea Community Park.
Deadline: 27 Apr 2017
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) intends to commission an artist/artist team to design and install murals on four storage sheds in Timberlea Community Park. The murals will cover the entire exterior of each shed.
The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters:
- Installation process does not pose a risk of injury to the public
- Finished with a graffiti resistant coating (provided by the artist/artist team)
- Appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience and be suitable for all ages
- Located in the public realm, therefore subject matter must be considered
As part of an ongoing effort to promote and cultivate local art and artists, the artist/artist team commissioned to install the Timberlea Community Park murals will be expected to host two community workshops during the installation process. The parameters of the workshops include the following, but are not limited to:
- Provide a hands-on, on-site workshop specifically for local teens
- Host an on-site hands-on workshop for the general public
- Cost to facilitate the the workshops (plus any promotion) will be covered by the RMWB
2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artist benefits
The budget for the project is $30,000.00 CAD, all inclusive. The budget includes all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, artist design fee, travel/accommodations, meals for the artist/artist team, materials, equipment costs, transportation, and installation.
2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artists/artist teams will also have the opportunity to work with (and mentor) local youth while creating a significant contribution to the local art collection within the region. If so inclined, artists may establish relationships with other artists and arts organization in Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray is a close-knit community with a small-town feel.
About the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Wood Buffalo is a large, scenic region in Northeast Alberta. The region stretches from north central Alberta east to the borders of Saskatchewan and up north to the border of the Northwest Territories. It covers 10% of the province, spanning almost 70,000 square kilometers. It has extensive natural resources and is filled with natural beauty including beautiful clear waters and expansive forests.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities. It is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.
Approximately 5,000 years ago, the region was inhabited by two distinct First Nation people including the Chipewyan and the Cree. In 1778, a fur trader named Peter Pond traveled to the region and it became known for its abundance of good quality furs. This led to other explorers visiting the region and to the discovery of bitumen, a natural resource that, when refined, can be converted into petrol. The discovery of these large deposits of bitumen, commonly known as the oil sands, led to rapid growth and development. In the last century, the population has grown from a sparsely populated area to over one hundred thousand people.
Wood Buffalo boasts a rich and diverse culture. It is home to a population with a variety of ethnic backgrounds and cultural beliefs. The arts and culture scene, including live theatre, historical centres, cultural societies, and visual arts, continues to grow within the region. Outdoor festivals and local art shows are commonplace year-round. In support of the increasing interest in Wood Buffalo’s arts scene, the Municipality recently approved a Public Art Policy.
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The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA), in cooperation with several private property owners, are seeking artists to participate in the 2017 downtown mural project.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
The Downtown Mural Project committee has identified two locations for murals this summer:
- West side of the Graffiti Records building (403 N Front Street, Elk Street side), and
- Anderson Warehouse located at the intersection of 2nd and F Streets, across from Broadway Burger Station.
The process for application this year includes a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from interested artists. From the submitted 2017 Downtown Mural Project RFQs, the committee will select three artists for each project site to develop proposals. Artists will be compensated $150 each for concept development. The committee will select one artists (or team) for each project site from the concepts presented.
A stipend of $7,000 is available for the Anderson warehouse. An additional $2,500 is available if the west end of the building is incorporated. A stipend of $2,500 is available for the Graffiti building.
About Rock Springs Main Street
Rock Springs Main Street is responsible for Downtown redevelopment. Part of which is the addition of public art in the downtown area. Last fall, a Kickstarter program was utilized to raise funds for murals. It surpassed the goal of $7,500 by raising nearly $20,000. The community support for more art and murals in our community has been overwhelming. There is a huge sense of excitement about the program within our community.
The Rock Springs Main Street/URA is charged with the redevelopment of Downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are four standing committees – Economic Restructuring, Organization, Promotions, and Design.
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John Fluevog Shoes is putting out an open call for artists for the Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant. Send in design ideas for a wall installation to be displayed in their new Edmonton store, opening on Whyte Avenue in late March.
Deadline: 13 Mar 2017
Opening in a refreshed heritage building with brick walls from the 1920’s, Fluevog Edmonton will have a historic vibe to it with:
- Reclaimed wood furnishings in various tones and textures
- Grey floral and burgundy crocodile leather furnishings
- Touches of brass
- Wood floors
- A large mirrored back wall
The available wall space for this art installation spans 68′ long and 6′ high with a backdrop of historic brick.
Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant benefits
The chosen artist’s work will be a prominent fixture of our newest location in Edmonton, helping to shape the overall feel of the shop. The work will be shared through our social media channels. It will be seen by visitors to the store and Fluevogers worldwide. Our hope is for the artwork to be a long-term installation that ties the store to the local arts community in Edmonton. With $10,000 to cover the cost of installation and the artwork, this is a rare opportunity to design something original and creative that will reach a large and diverse audience of customers.
About John Fluevog Shoes
John Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970, he has been steadfast in creating ‘unique soles for unique souls’ that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and Jack White to the runways of high fashion. John has used his belief in creative expression and ingenuity to turn his vision into a successful enterprise currently celebrating its 45th year in business. Traditionally made in old world factories; Fluevog shoes are produced in small runs; are fully repairable; and, with their look of quality and timeless luxury, always stand out in a crowd. John Fluevog Shoes uses eco‐friendly, vegetable tanned leathers and water based glues wherever possible. In keeping with John’s motto: good soles leave small prints (no matter what your shoe size).
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Midtown Detroit announces a call for artists for Dlectricity 2017, a biennial nighttime outdoor festival of art and light that showcases extraordinary art by artists and creative design professionals in Detroit’s public spaces.
Deadline: 28 Feb 2017
Up to 25 site-specific, outdoor projects for Midtown Detroit’s Woodward Corridor will be selected through this call. Midtown Detroit is looking for high-quality projects that will activate the outdoor, nighttime landscape of their Woodward Corridor including:
- Light art
- Video art
- 3D video mapping projections
- Multimedia installations
- Projects that use technology or interactivity and community engagement
- Works that utilize mobile platforms (smart phones, tablets)
- Performance (art, dance, theatre, music)
Criteria for selection will include creativity, innovation, and suitability. The selected projects will be announced in May 2017.
This two-day festival was last held in September 2014. The open call process attracted over 360 proposals from artists representing 38 countries. 39 projects were presented. 28 artists were selected from the Open Call and 11 other artists were invited to participate by our Curatorial Committee. Over 3,400 cyclists participated in our signature Light Bike Parade and 150,000 people attended th3 second edition of Dlectricity.
Accepted projects will be funded up to 3,000 USD. Artists will receive a 1,000 USD honorarium.
The media coverage extended beyond the Detroit market for this festival. The Dlectricity social media channels have a large and growing audience. The website is frequently visited. Each artist is well represented on the website and all project info is archived.
The goals of Dlectricity 2017 include:
- Introduce thousands of people to innovative contemporary art. Awaken them to the potential impact of art on public spaces.
- Showcase diversity in the arts by working with more artists of color.
- Provide a platform and a real budget for emerging and international artists to develop new work. Further support the artistic community by employing other artists and tech people to help the participating artists realize their installations.
- Strengthen the community and economy over the festival weekend. On a broader scale, Dlectricity plays a positive role in shining a spotlight on the success of Midtown, generating unprecedented excitement for the City of Detroit, and building upon Detroit’s reputation as being a world destination for the arts.
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Art Takes Manhattan Fair 2017 announces a call for artists for Frieze Art Week in the heart of Chelsea offering 6,000 sq ft of living art by living artists.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2016
The New York Landmark site is an unavoidable meeting point for collectors arriving at Frieze Art Week, adjacent to the world famous High Line walking park, and three blocks from the revolutionary Hudson Yards.
The curatorial board will review all proposals and respond on a rolling basis. Selected proposals will receive a minimum of 4 linear feet or 16 square feet and a maximum of 33 linear feet and 137 square feet at a rate of $320 per linear foot and $80 per square foot. Larger proposals may be granted special conditions.
Participation in Art Takes Manhattan Fair 2017 requires filling out the application form before January 1st and paying the exhibiting area fee in full before January 15th.
Participation includes, but is not limited to:
- Agreed upon space and lighting
- Onsite marketing materials such as art captions, cards, and flyers
- Onsite support by art handlers and administration personnel
- VIP opening reception (5+ tickets per exhibitor)
- Public relations professional outreach
- Advertising in major art magazines
- Digital marketing campaigns and dedicated personnel
- Social media multiplatform promotion for all exhibitors
- Art fair catalog inclusion for all exhibitors
Art Takes Manhattan‘s mission is opening Manhattan’s art market to the world beyond.
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ArtsAlive is Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s annual public sculpture program where pieces are selected to be shown outdoors in our municipality of Oak Bay, BC (Canada) for approximately one year.
Deadline: 20 Jan 2017
In 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday, and many communities across the country will make plans to mark the occasion. The Oak Bay Public Art Committee is looking for sculptural works of art to be placed in our community, based on the theme Transitions. We invite artists to submit proposals for sculptural works that engage notions of community transitions, especially as they apply to the unique experience of life in Oak Bay – a community with a strong sense of cultural identity rooted in the past, lived dynamically in the present, and greatly engaged in its future.
Some ideas could include still and kinetic representations of or allusions to historical figures or events, references to eras of the natural environment, depictions of everyday people and familiar items (past, present, and future), and displays of local iconic names and symbols. Any of which can be imagined through the unique, ironic, comic, or thoughtful lens of the creative artist.
All fine artists are invited to submit proposals for the ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program.
- Proposals will be reviewed by a jury of art professionals and citizen enthusiasts.
- Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
- Up to 13 pieces to be selected and installed in secure, highly visible outdoor locations.
- The public will be invited to vote on a People’s Choice Award.
- Through this annual program, Oak Bay intends to develop a public art collection for permanent display.
The ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program is an excellent opportunity for artists to showcase their work, imagination, and talent. The municipality, local media, Tourism Victoria, and Tourism Oak Bay will promote this show throughout the year. Related art events like art walks, paint-ins, and celebrations will be organized to encourage excitement and community participation.
It is our hope to provide successful bids with an honorarium of $1,000 and a travel/delivery budget of up to $500. This is dependent on the number of community sponsors who sign on to support the ArtsAlive Oak Bay program and as such is not guaranteed. We hope to be able to confirm this in January 2017.
Works selected by the committee will also be eligible to be chosen for the Peoples’ Choice Award. This winning piece will be considered for eventual purchase and inclusion in Oak Bay’s permanent public art collection pending municipal budget approvals. Therefore, artists must also agree to make their piece available for the municipality to purchase for fair market value (to a maximum of $18,000). Should such funding approvals be successful the purchase would take place in 2017.
Artists may sell or lease their works at the end of the show (with the exception of the People’s Choice winner).
About the Oak Bay Recreation, Parks, and Culture
The municipality of Oak Bay, part of Greater Victoria, is located on the south eastern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Surrounded by beaches and parkland, its scenery includes splendid views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Salish Sea. Oak Bay is legendary for its fine domestic architecture, picturesque gardens, and for old world atmosphere. This geologically fascinating area is also home to the unique and rare Garry Oak Meadow ecosystem. Our 18,000 residents have a deep attachment to our natural and built environment. We have a majority of the region’s art galleries and many resident artists and arts enthusiasts. Now in its third year of development, the ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program, with its Arts Laureate position, is an expression of our municipality’s support for a flourishing arts environment for the economic, social, and personal benefit of our entire community.
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The City of Peoria in Arizona is seeking submissions for outdoor public artwork at the City of Peoria North Community Park.
Deadline: 2 Dec 2016
The park will offer regional level recreational services to the public. The facilities programmed for this community park include lighted sports fields such as soccer and ball fields, court games, a skate park, an activity area that consists of a splash pad, and large play facility/plaza areas. The initial planning also proposes a dog park area and a lake that will be stocked for catch and release fishing. The City selected a unique 450-acre site. The attributes of the site include areas that are in their natural undisturbed condition. The habitat consists of the Upper Sonoran Desert ecology with majestic saguaro cacti and desert riparian vegetation along the natural drainage arroyos that flow through the site.
There are multiple potential site locations for public artwork at the City of Peoria North Community Park. The total art budget for the project is two hundred sixty thousand ($260,000) for up to three public art pieces. Artists may submit for one or multiple pieces. Artists will have the opportunity to collaborate with the park design team as their work may influence park design elements.
The City of Peoria is in the State of Arizona and is a major suburb located northwest of Phoenix. The City limits consist of approximately 178 square miles of residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal developments. The City has an estimated population of 150,000.
The Peoria Arts Commission oversees Peoria’s public art program and is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community by fostering and supporting cultural opportunities for both local artists and the general public. Funding for art projects comes from the city’s capital improvement projects (streets, parks, fire stations, libraries, and so forth) which contribute one percent of the total cost of the projects into a dedicated arts fund. The arts fund is then used for acquiring public art.
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Glendale Arts seeks southern California artists and architects to submit proposals for a Donor Recognition Project, the Glendale Arts Donor Wall.
Deadline: 16 Aug 2016
Glendale Arts anticipates selecting at least two artists to have more in-depth discussions with and will make an award to one of these artists.
Glendale Arts is a nonprofit arts organization charged with the responsibility of managing the historic Alex Theatre in downtown Glendale, CA. The mission of Glendale Arts is to bring arts and entertainment to the community. Glendale Arts believes that a great city is defined by its arts. We envision a supportive environment that encourages and values all artistic disciplines and believe that the arts are an essential ingredient for a vibrant, creative, and economically healthy community.
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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is looking for a Canadian artist/artist team to design and install a mural at the Bob Lamb Bandstand in Borealis Park, Fort McMurray.
Deadline: 10 Aug 2016
The purpose of the Graffiti Abatement Mural Project is to provide a solution to graffiti while bringing public art into the community. This mural will be the sixth installation within Fort McMurray. In addition to installing the mural the artist/artist team will be expected to mentor a local emerging artist to help build artistic capacity within the region. The mural will cover the entire interior of the bandstand (including the underside of the roof) and the exterior walls and must appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience while being a suitable backdrop for a range of cultural performances. The mural installation should begin early September.
This project pays $15,800.00.
RMWB is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities and is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.
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