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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The Inn at Honey Run is partnering with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to select up to three central Ohio artists to create outdoor installations for the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
The Inn at Honey Run team is encouraging any artists in Franklin County and surrounding counties who are sculptors, designers, photographers, and imaginative thinkers to submit their ideas. The Open Air Art Museum is set on 56 acres of majestic landscape with lush forest and rolling hillsides on the Inn at Honey Run property. It showcases original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums, and disciplines.
The applications will be reviewed by a panel from the Inn at Honey Run and the Arts Council. The panel will make its final selections by May 31.
Open Air Art Museum artist benefits
The Inn at Honey Run has allotted a budget of up to $30,000 for one to three artists.
In addition to financial compensation, past artists of the Open Air Art Museum have stated their time at The Inn creating installations as “life changing” due to the:
- uniqueness of being able to bring art to life among nature,
- escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while being surrounded by art and nature, and
- opportunity to encounter diverse guests of varying backgrounds who stay at The Inn at Honey Run every day.
Additionally, the Open Air Art Museum is the region’s only one of it’s kind. It is relatively new (grand opening in September 2015). Artists participating at this stage are a part of an extremely unique venture that will grow vastly in the coming years. They will be in the company of up and coming regional artists.
About the Inn at Honey Run
The Inn at Honey Run is an independently-owned boutique resort in Northeast Ohio. It provides luxury accommodations and fine dining to diverse guests from all over the country who have traveled the world.
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The Leigh Square Community Arts Village has opportunities for visual artists and emerging curators to submit exhibition proposals for 2017.
Deadline: 30 May 2016
Leigh Square hosts exhibitions of work by emerging/mid-career/established artists and regional/international work on a regular basis in its gallery and display spaces. Artists working in all mediums welcome, 2D and 3D work, including partnerships with non-profits or artist co-ops looking for space to showcase emerging talent and group shows. We look forward to proposals inspired by Port Coquitlam’s heritage, geography, people, social, economic development, and future possibilities. Priority will be given to work that addresses community issues, relevant topics, and/or involves community development.
Leigh Square offers honorariums to support artists in a community driven space.
The Leigh Square Community Arts Village is a 21st century community arts centre which encourages and facilitates community development through arts, culture, and heritage within Port Coquitlam and serves as a cultural meeting place.
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Elsewhere, a living museum, residency, and creative laboratory set inside a former thrift store, is accepting applications from artists and researchers working across all media, fields, and disciplines for 2016 and 2017.
Deadline: 13 Feb 2016
Residents have access to the enormous collection of textiles, toys, books, consumer technologies, clothes, brik-a-brac, and general thrift for transformation. A curatorial team stewards the creative process and collection use, provides critical feedback, supports artist events, and facilitates connections with Greensboro neighbors and Elsewhere’s national artist network.
Elsewhere’s three story museum contains a vast 60 year inventory of cultural surplus and thrift, no longer for sale, and available for interpretation and transformation by its visiting artists and communities. Elsewhere encourages investigations into people and things, exploring inventories, artworks, living systems, and neighbors that model, exemplify, and invent new ways of living, working, and playing.
Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum and artist residency in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 60-year inventory, Elsewhere’s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our neighborhood and across the world.
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ReCreative Spaces is now accepting submissions for installation artwork proposals on behalf of the Office of the Arts for the Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities Department of Alexandria, Virginia for their SmART Space Program.
Deadline: 11 Jan 2016
Installation art is used in the broadest sense. We are looking for innovative, compelling, and community-inclusive work. All mediums, styles, and collaborations including those not necessarily associated with installation artwork will be considered. Group submissions are encouraged. There is no fee to submit.
Up to ten artists or groups will be selected to create installation work over the course of approximately ninety days within vacant, commercial properties throughout Alexandria, VA. Artists will be paid a commission of $2,500-$5,000 per project.
ReCreative Spaces partners with businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits to develop arts-focused, community-based programming. We make space for art in unused, underused, and unlikely spaces. We are a place for communities to gather and share their passion for art of all kinds. We foster creativity, collaboration, and community. By offering site-specific programming and events, we aim to cultivate artistic expression, build community, encourage social collaboration, and increase civic participation.
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The City of Bellevue seeks sculptures and/or proposals for site-specific/temporary sculptures. Sculptures will be exhibited at Bellevue City Hall, along the Pedestrian Corridor that crosses Downtown, and in the Downtown Park from June 24-October 16, 2016.
Deadline: 8 Nov 2015
Chosen artists will receive an honorarium of up to $1,000. Travel and shipping reimbursements of up to $500 are available.
Bellwether is organized by the City of Bellevue Arts Program and is on view every other year during the summer. It started more than twenty years ago as the Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition and was renamed “Bellwether” in 2010 to emphasize a forward-looking approach. In addition to the biennial sculpture exhibition, downtown Bellevue features 120 year-round public artworks.
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Taking a cue from current world events and our impending relocation, SPACES is exploring the concept of Migration during its 2017 R&D season.
Deadline: 14 Dec 2015
This open call requests that artists and cultural producers respond to the theme’s multiple dimensions through any medium and discipline.
SPACES encourages proposals that seek to leverage the assets of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, including display and engagement opportunities within the public realm. SPACES offers PR sent nationally, modest budget for the project and staff support with connections to the community.
SPACES is a presenting contemporary art venue dedicated to artists who explore and experiment. Located on the west side of downtown Cleveland, SPACES currently operates three programs to feature newly created work by our curated artists: R&D (Research & Development), SWAP (SPACES World Artists Program), and The Vault. Read more about our programs and their impact in the 2014 SPACES Annual Report.
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The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ Sandra J. Blain Galleries invites artists to submit works for consideration for the national juried exhibition, “Touch: Interactive Craft.”
Deadline: 24 Oct 2015
Any work involving viewer interaction is welcome for submission; that which involves audience manipulation or involvement for the piece’s creation or enjoyment, or work that gains significance or emotional resonance by being touched or handled- without white museum gloves. Preference will be given to work that relates to traditional craft practices, but all media will be considered. More information can be found on the prospectus.
Monetary prizes will be awarded as follows: First Place: $1,000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250, Two Honorable Mentions: $125/each.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts.
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Art in Public Places Knoxville (AIPPK), now in its 9th year, is a featured presentation of Dogwood Arts. In partnership with the City of Knoxville, Art in Public Places Knoxville is a juried exhibition of large-scale sculptures created by exceptional local, regional and national artists.
Deadline: 29 Jan 2016
The 2016-2017 Exhibition will feature up to twenty (20) sculptures. The selected works will be exhibited from April 1, 2016 to March 10, 2017. oVER $30,000 in awards and stipends will be granted to artists.
- January 22, 2016: Early Application Deadline [$35 fee]
- January 29, 2016: Late Application Deadline [$45 fee]
Art In Public Places beautifies our streetscapes, contributes to civic pride, and identifies Knoxville as a growing arts destination. By displaying sculptures outdoors, we celebrate not only the art but our natural beauty during this year-round exhibition. 15 million residents and visitors will be exposed to the selected sculptures.
Awards and stipends:
- $3,000: Best of Show
- $2,000: 2nd Place
- $1,000: 3rd Place
- $1,000: People’s Choice Award
- $500: Two (2) Honorable Mention awards
In addition, all finalists whose works are installed will receive a stipend of $1,500.
Dogwood Arts is a 12-month celebration of the thousands of artists who share their talents and of our mission to promote and celebrate the region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty. And whether you call this great city of Knoxville home, or you have joined us from hundreds of miles away, we welcome you and hope you will join us in exploring all that Dogwood Arts has to offer!
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Aurora cordially invites all emerging and established artists working with light, video, sound, digital, internet-based work and/or performance to submit proposals for Aurora in 2015: All Together Now.
Deadline: 15 Jun 2015
Proposals should explore innovative approaches to a free public art event that transforms the neighborhood of the Dallas Arts District (68 acres/19 city blocks of downtown Dallas, Texas). Buildings become projection screens and streets and parks into elaborate art installations. The proposed artworks should contribute to an immersive exhibition for visitors to experience art in unexpected places, while prompting an experience of awe through sensory disorientation.
The exhibition will feature a proportional representation of local and international artists.
The 2015 theme ‘All Together Now’ starts from the concept of synesthesia – a term for the joining of the senses. Artists are asked to propose works that provoke or bring into discussion a multi-sensory, synaesthetic experience using unexpected materials and technologies to create reactions that play on the imperceptible borders between the five basic senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, touch.
- Film, video or image projections
- Installations, sculptures, and interactive environments using light, video, and/or sound
- Sound and audiovisual performances
- Mobile applications
Aurora 2015 curators: Aja Martin, Tim Goossens, Carson Chan, Shane Pennington, Joshua King, and Julia Kaganskiy.
The immersive exhibition showcases work by a confluence of local and international artists, selected by a team of established curators. Visitors are offered the unparalleled opportunity to see their familiar urban environment converted into an interactive site for some of the world’s most innovative contemporary art. Aurora’s aim is to liberate art from space and disciplinary confines, involving the general public and the international arts community in an inclusive and larger cultural conversation about artistic experience.
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