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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The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a call for artists for the 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition. This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. This year, an 11th sculpture will be chosen by the jurors for display on the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) campus, just a short distance from the university.
Deadline: 22 Feb 2019
The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is the longest running outdoor sculpture competition east of the Mississippi. Each year, new sculptures are located throughout the Appalachian State University Campus, located in scenic Boone, North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sculptures are enhanced by the striking and dynamic landscape. The exhibition brings artwork to a rural community. The Rosen Sculpture Competition’s longstanding history has fostered an appreciation for dynamic public sculpture. Both the campus and regional community have come to anticipate this annual exhibition and related programming. Each summer, the winners are revealed with an open community sculpture walk and talk organized by the juror.
The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition is made possible by the continued generosity and support of the Rosen Family: The Martin and Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles and Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.
33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits
All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1,300 honorarium to offset round trip transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artists. The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition will cover the material costs of installation and de-installation.
The 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition will feature three cash prizes. All winners will be designated the Martin and Doris Rosen 33rd Annual Award Winners. The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season. The top three artists will receive the following cash prizes: $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $20,300.
The competition offers a sales program, brochure/map, and extensive promotion as a featured exhibition in conjunction with both the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Appalachian Summer Festival as well as permanent archiving on the competition’s website.
About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach, and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts. They create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is an engaging and accessible resource. It responds to diverse educational, cultural, and health needs by meeting participants wherever they are in their personal relationship with the visual arts. It provides them with opportunities to access the power of the arts to help learn, grow and heal.
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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.
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.
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Currents New Media is an annual new media arts festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its tenth year will take place from June 6 – 23, 2019. The Currents New Media 2019 festival is accepting artist submissions in all new media art genres.
Deadline: 5 Nov 2018
Currents New Media festival is the largest and longest-running of its kind in the United States and is an integral part of an exciting emerging media arts movement in Santa Fe. This year’s categories include Interactive Environments, Entrance Design, Installations (Interactive and non-interactive), Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics, Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing, CNC, and more), Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, and Experimental Documentary.
Currents New Media 2019 Artist Benefits
Specific chosen artists will benefit from this opportunity by being flown out to Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA to install their art. They will be housed by Currents New Media in a hotel nearby the festival. They will be invited to spend several days in Santa Fe to experience the city. There is a possibility of giving an artist talk, presentation, or workshop at the festival. In 2018, the opening night of the festival boasted over 3,000 attendees.
About Currents New Media
Currents New Media is a new media arts festival and nonprofit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Predating organizations like Meow Wolf and SITE Santa Fe, Currents is changing the trajectory of New Mexico and the American Southwest into an emerging and new media arts hub. Currents has worked with over 700 artists and exhibited nearly 1,000 individual artworks and installations. Currents is moving into a permanent gallery space along with its annual June Festival, and its 10th anniversary in 2019 is scheduled to be its largest year yet.
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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.
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.
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The City of Napa announces a call for artists for the Napa Art Walk, a curated walking tour program that showcases regularly rotating installation art throughout downtown Napa, California. Collections rotate every two years. The 2019-21 exhibition will be the sixth rotation in this program. All pieces submitted for the sixth Napa Art Walk should integrate and embody a specific sense of place. The aim of this exhibition is for the public to identify their own symbolic and literal relationship to the environment(s) in which they live, and inspire a recognition or creation of experience tied to the place in which the artwork resides.
Deadline: 30 Nov 2018
Among twenty potential sites situated along primary pedestrian corridors in downtown Napa, ten will be finalized to best match the chosen artworks. All sites are a brief distance from one another. Several are on or near popular visitor destinations such as the Oxbow Public Market, Napa Mill, and Napa River Inn. Busy pedestrian walkways, bridges, the riverfront, and plazas serve as accommodating and attractive sites that elevate the artwork while simultaneously integrating it into the cityscape. The route is not limited to walking, but strollers, wheelchairs, bicycles, and any other necessary assistance can be easily accommodated. The route may be enjoyed as a loop or customized by the individual viewer(s) to meet specific preferences and/or logistical restraints. Napa Art Walk Goals:
- Create exciting, appealing and harmonious public environments by integrating outdoor art into public spaces;
- Showcase public art that celebrates Napa’s historical, socio-cultural and aesthetic values;
- Preserve and enrich Napa’s cultural environment;
- Enhance the character of Napa through visibility of community-valued artworks;
- Promote public participation and interaction with artists and artwork; and
- Stimulate the downtown economy through increased pedestrian activity and positioning Napa as an art destination.
Napa Art Walk Artist Benefits
Ten pieces will be selected by a jury and placed among twenty potential sites in Napa. Each selected artist will receive an Artist Honorarium of $2,000 to assist with transportation, travel and other expenses; $1000 will be paid upon artwork installation in 2019, and $1000 will be paid upon artwork de-installation in 2021, at the end of the exhibition.
Printed and downloadable brochures with a map of art locations enable self-guided viewing of the exhibition. Volunteer docents lead Napa Art Walk tours. The pieces are on display 24 hours a day, though viewing of some may be restricted to daylight. The following will be also provided to increase public awareness of this exhibition:
- Grand Opening reception / Meet and Greet with the Artists
- Media releases
- Printed and downloadable brochures
- Napa Art Walk Website
- The “DoNapa” website, social media and blog postings
- Features on the City of Napa and Arts Council Napa Valley websites
- Calendar listings
- Docent-led tours
- Inclusion in media and school tours
- Artwork plaques
- People’s Choice Promotion
- Instagram account dedicated to the Art Walk
To enhance the usability and visibility of Napa Art Walk, the City partnered last year with Otocast, a mobile app program which provides information about each of these pieces and the artists, (Voices of Napa Art Walk Artists). The Otocast app may be downloaded on any smart phone to find “Napa, CA Napa Art Walk” and hear about the art and surrounding points of interest in the current exhibit. Images of the artworks, a printable brochure and map, and links to the audio tours from current and past exhibitions may be found at Napa Art Walk.
Napa Art Walk Exhibition Programming
There is an opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with the artists during their time in Napa – akin to the popular “Inside the Actors Studio” format. These will be voluntary and at the convenience of the artist. In coordination with Arts Council Napa Valley, the City of Napa will organize small group gatherings for interested parties to meet the artists, ask questions, and hear about their work and interests. These events will be held in the homes and/or offices of local artists and art supporters. They will be organized as installation schedules are finalized.
Artworks will remain on view for a period of approximately two years (July 2019 – August 2021), during which community members and visitors may vote online to select one artwork for the “People’s Choice Award”. This award is announced in spring prior to close of the exhibit. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a Proclamation from the Napa City Council and gifts from local merchants and hospitality partners. Past prizes have included overnight getaways, dinner for two at an acclaimed restaurant in Napa, spa treatments, and gift certificates.
About the City of Napa
The City of Napa is in the heart of Napa Valley, a world-class winegrowing region and travel destination. Located along the banks of the Napa River, Downtown Napa is emerging from its origins as a civic district to a vibrant hub of beautiful hotels, charming inns, exceptional culinary establishments and wine-tasting rooms, all enhanced by the arts, parks and entertainment.
The first City of Napa Public Art Master Plan was approved in June 2014. The first Public Art Steering Committee art project, “First Street Art Benches” was completed in 2015, with nine custom-designed benches created by Berkeley, CA artist Eric Powell. The City is presently nearing final design for the renovation of Dwight Murray Plaza. It is one of the most visible and popular plazas located on First Street. Public art is expected to be a major component of the plaza; professional artists are now preparing their submittals for final selection.
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Artrooms Fair announces a call for artists for Artrooms Fair London with an extended deadline. The Fair will run from the 11th to the 13th January 2019 at iconic Meliã White House Hotel, Albany St, London NW1 3UP near Regent’s Park in London. Artrooms is an international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
Room/Video Art Application: Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed into their own creative and intimate studios. It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries. Application fee is £20.
The Single Work Application: Artists submit one application for one work and, if selected, will not be required to attend the fair. It is a great opportunity for all artists who express their interest in Artrooms Fair but experience difficulties in covering transport and accommodation expenses on top of the shipment and/or getting a travel VISA. Application fee is £50.
Selected artists for Artrooms Fair London, chosen by a prestigious selection committee, will be announced in September 2018.
About Artrooms Fair
Artrooms Fair’s mission is to exhibit artworks in an intimate surrounding. It shortens the distance between artists, curators, and visitors away from the daunting walls of the white cube ideology of the gallery space. After four editions, the fair has become the largest event for independent artists in the UK. It is one of the most talked about in the UK art’s calendar, receiving approximately 1,700 applications and showcasing more than 1,000 art works. Artrooms Fair has been receiving applications from 65 countries worldwide. Artrooms’ most innovative concept is to reconnect artists and galleries. It turns the fair into a hunting ground for scouting international trends. Since the last edition, the fair has engaged galleries launching a new affiliation programme. Artrooms has became not just an innovative fair for art buyers but also a place where enthusiastic visitors can approach art for the first time and enter the artist’s universe.
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The Chicago Lighthouse is hosting a public art display, Lighthouses on The Mag Mile, and invites artists to participate. Chosen artists will design a provided fiberglass lighthouse sculpture, 6 foot tall by 30 inches in diameter, for The Magnificent Mile. The sculptures will illustrate what it means to be a beacon for access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Deadline: 19 Mar 2018
Chosen artists for Lighthouses On The Mag Mile will receive a stipend of $750.00 for completing the project. Their work will be installed on The Magnificent Mile from June 19 – August 11, 2018. The artist name(s) will be on a plaque attached to the sculpture for the exhibition. Artists names and bios will be shared on a mobile app. All artwork, design materials, and artists’ statements may be used in print and electronic media for the purposes of promoting and publicizing The Chicago Lighthouse Public Art Display and may be reproduced in a book, itinerary, or other publications and communications developed by The Chicago Lighthouse.
About The Chicago Lighthouse
The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and Veteran communities. Recognized as a pioneer in innovation since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse provides vision rehabilitation services, education, employment opportunities, and assistive technology for people of all ages. Through 39 unique programs and services, the organization helps clients optimize remaining vision, meet developmental and educational milestones, find employment, and lead more independent lives. In 2012, The Chicago Lighthouse expanded to include a location in Glenview. The new location offers comprehensive vision care services to patients and clients in the north and northwest suburbs. Each year, The Chicago Lighthouse serves more than 67,000 people.
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Rookwood Cemetary announces a call for artists for Hidden 2018, the 10th anniversary of the Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk. The exhibition runs from 1 September to 1 October 2018.
Deadline: 14 Mar 2018
No application fee
Hidden is Rookwood Cemetary’s signature annual event. Hidden was established to encourage public use of the historic Rookwood Cemetery, the oldest, largest and most multicultural cemetery in Australia. The exhibition is a platform for community engagement. It remains respectful of its purpose and place. It aims to de-mystify some of the misconceptions surrounding cemeteries as dark and intimidating settings.
Hidden 2018 is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that provides artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in Australia’s most historic and culturally significant cemetery. Rookwood Cemetery is interested in exhibiting works that respond to the themes surrounding the Rookwood site such as history, culture, remembrance, and love. They are interested in applications that are inspired by the sculpture walk’s 10th anniversary. This may include, but is not limited to, notions relating to the changing role of public interaction with cemeteries over the past ten years such as the reinvention of graveyards into active parklands. Other themes include an exploration of where we see ourselves as a community in terms of conversations around end of life and how cemeteries could look in the future.
Rookwood Cemetary is open to a wide range of artistic approaches. Artists can choose to approach the themes in a representational, conceptual, symbolic, or abstract way. Artists may propose works yet to be made or existing works that relate to the exhibition themes produced post-September 2016.
Hidden 2018 Awards
- Artists selected will receive $300 per artwork
- Artists whose artwork requires transporting from a distance over 500km may be eligible for an additional $200 payment
- Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Award (non-acquisitive) $10,000
- Elite Funeral Director’s Award $1000
- People’s Choice Award $500
- Staff Choice Award $250
- Artist at the Armory Award $800
- Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio Residency and Mentorship Award $1000
Hidden 2017 saw visitation double with just under 5,000 people visiting the exhibition. Media coverage increased three fold. Hidden is continuing, year-on-year, to grow in popularity. It has firmly established itself as part of the Sydney outdoor sculpture event calendar.
About Rookwood Cemetary
Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance and considerable natural and built beauty. With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world. Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people. Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.
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Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks to commission one artist or artist team to create a temporary outdoor art installation for the 6th annual Glow in the Park. Event to be held at the Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.
Deadline: 6 Sept 2017
Fairmount Park Conservancy is looking for a piece with a sense of fun, spectacle, and intentionality. The artwork should speak to its setting and create a unique experience for those attending. This commission is part of a larger effort to forge new connections between artists and cultural partners with communities and the public realm. The conservancy is working to engage the power of the arts to enhance treasured city parks and to provide a new lens through which to see, understand, and experience them.
Chosen Glow In The Park artist(s) will receive an artist fee. The total project budget is $7,000 which is inclusive of all artist fees and fabrication costs.
About Fairmount Park Conservancy
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. They lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs. They are located throughout 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It provides residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic, and cultural benefits.
Through sustained leadership, significant investment, and strategic efforts, Fairmount Park Conservancy positions Philadelphia’s park system to become a world-class, preeminent park system. It is a national model for urban revitalization, sustainability, and civic engagement.
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