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Public Art Benches (Woodlands, TX) – Call For Artists

Public Art Benches (Woodlands, TX) – Call For Artists

The Woodlands Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, invites local, national, and international artists to apply for Phase IV-B Public Art Benches of The Woodlands Arts District, an outdoor permanent collection located in The Woodlands, Texas, USA. This call to artists is for four (4) individual art benches in four separate locations.

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Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

Phase IV-B of this public art project will feature four (4) new art benches to be installed along The Woodlands Waterway adjacent to The Cynthia Woods-Mitchell Pavilion (Ranked #3 Best Music & Outdoor amphitheater in the world). Through a partnership with The Woodlands Township and the generous funding of underwriters, twenty art benches have been commissioned and installed along The Woodlands Waterway and in the Hughes Landing commercial area adjacent to Lake Woodlands. Designed by local, national, and international artists, these one-of-a-kind art benches add beauty to our community while serving a practical function.

Public Art Benches Participant Benefits

Three (3) semi-finalists will be chosen for each bench location in a preliminary selection process. One (1) finalist for each location will be chosen to construct an art bench. Each of the four finalists will receive a $8,000 for bench selected and installed.

About Woodlands Arts Council

The Woodlands Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide regional, cultural, and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts. The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents. Located 40 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands has a strong history of public art.

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Previous call for artists from the Woodlands Arts Council


Howell Art Project – Call for Artists

Howell Main Street announces a call for artists for the Howell Art Project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 May 2016

Submit your original piece of artwork for a chance to be displayed on the exterior of downtown businesses all year long. Categories include Floral, Music, Food, and Seascape/Landscape/Architecture.

Chosen artists will benefit from this opportunity by the top winning artist receiving $1000 cash prize, 2nd place receives $500, and 3rd place receives $250.

Howell Main Street’s focus with the Howell Art Project is to raise funds to help bring more arts and cultural opportunities to our community. 70% of art proceeds benefit participating artists and all other funds go back towards bringing more arts and cultural opportunities to the downtown.

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Howell Art Project


MacDonald Drive Public Art Project – Call for Artists

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo seeks to review qualifications of artist or artist teams who specialize in site specific public art installations.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 28 Sept 2015

MacDonald Drive is a site that boasts strong cultural and historical significance and is situated on the edge of both the Athabasca and Snye rivers. Macdonald Drive is also the main artery to allow traffic into Canada’s largest community recreation facility, MacDonald Island Park. This site is highly visible from Fort McMurray’s largest transportation and pedestrian bridge that passes over the Athabasca river connecting downtown Fort McMurray to its urban neighbourhoods. This project is funded by the percent for art reserve fund as per Municipal Public Art Policy (PRL-160).

The MacDonald Drive Project is open to local, national, and international artists.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) intends to commission an artist or artist team to design and install the regions first large scale public art piece that showcases Wood Buffalo’s vibrant culture, rich heritage and natural beauty. Being situated in the Northern Hemisphere, lighting elements are essential in order to exhibit the piece during the dark winter months. In addition to this, artists and artist teams are encouraged to focus on designs that offer community engagement opportunities during the creation and/or fabrication of the design.

Applicants to the MacDonald Island Park Project will be subject to a 3 phase selection process:

  • Phase 1: Request for Qualifications – Artists and artist teams have 3 weeks to submit qualifications for review by a Public Art Selection Panel.
  • Phase 2: Request for Proposals – Three successful applicants will enter into a design competition and will be awarded 4 weeks to submit a proposal for the project.
  • Phase 3: Public Review and Voting – Design proposals will be circulated for public review and voting over 3 weeks. Feedback from the public will be used in the scoring process for the final selection panel evaluation of the proposals.

Total Awarded Budget: $250,000.00 (CAD Inclusive)

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is a government organizations that aims to provide a balanced future with opportunity for all. The RMWB seeks to continually improve the quality of life within our communities by providing valued services.

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