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Interactive Mural (Venice, FL) – Call For Artists

Interactive Mural (Venice, FL) – Call For Artists

Venice MainStreet is holding a contest for an interactive mural in Historic Downtown Venice, Florida. The mural will be located predominately downtown for hundreds of thousands of yearly visitors to see. Work must be completed by June 14, 2019. A Visit Florida grant will pay for a portion of this project.

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Deadline: 29 Mar 2019

Create an interactive mural that encourages people to take a picture with the image and share on social media. It must fit in with the ambiance of Historic Downtown Venice and advertise Venice, FL. Concept should include details on scope of pay, maintenance expectations, artist bio with images of past work, and the materials to be used. Theme: 3-D action image fitting to Venice in the time period of 1920s and the 1930s. A committee will choose the winning artwork by April 5, 2019.

Interactive Mural Artist Benefits

The artist will receive the credit and recognition of the artwork and financial compensation for their time and efforts. Financial compensation amount is yet to be determined.

About Venice MainStreet

Venice MainStreet (VMS) is committed to preserving and enhancing the character, beauty, economic, and community vitality of Historic Downtown Venice, Florida. Since 1988, Venice MainStreet has operated as a volunteer driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by preserving, protecting, and promoting Historic Downtown Venice. This goal is achieved by bringing interesting events to attract visitors and enhance the lifestyle of local residents. It invests in amenities, marketing, and infrastructure for Historic Downtown Venice.

Venice MainStreet is funded by grants, fundraising, donations, and partners. It is an accredited through the Florida Main Street Program and Main Street America. VMS is united with thousands of other Main Street organizations around the country, all of which work in a similar defined district of a historic downtown. Main Streets follow a structured approach called “the four point approach.” This was created in the 1980s by the National Main Street Center in response to nationwide large commercial shopping malls which threatened historic downtowns. VMS was formed by a partnership between the The Downtown Venice Association, City of Venice, the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, and historic enthusiasts in 1987.

For more information, contact info@venicemainstreet.com.

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Interactive Sculpture – Call For Artists

Interactive Sculpture – Call For Artists

The City of Ketchum, Idaho, invites professional artists, architects, or designers to apply for a new, long-term interactive sculpture for a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The original artwork selected will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in late fall 2019. It will become a permanent part of the city’s art collection.

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Deadline: 25 Mar 2019

The selected artwork will enhance the city’s visual environment and provide viewers with an interactive experience that reflects the character of the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans four blocks. It has 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.

Following review of the submissions, the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) will recommend three semifinalists to Ketchum City Council. Upon Council approval, each semifinalist will be asked to submit proposals for the design of an interactive sculpture that responds to the history or character of Ketchum. Each semifinalist will receive a stipend of $500 upon submission of its proposal.

After review of the three semifinalist proposals, one finalist will be selected and recommended by KAC to the Ketchum City Council for final approval. The finalist will receive a budget of $29,000, inclusive of artist fee, design, engineering, materials, fabrication, shipping and installation.

About The City Of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, shopping, and sophisticated arts and cultural offerings. In 2018, Ketchum was awarded designation by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community and is included in the Nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 13 in the world. The city of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents.

For more information, contact lenourato@ketchumidaho.org.

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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.

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Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact connect@currentsnewmedia.org.

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2018-19 Exhibitions – Call For Artists

2018-19 Exhibitions – Call For Artists

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, a call for artists for their 2018-19 exhibitions. This call represents MOXI’s first open application process for artists and art collectives to propose works for 2018-19 exhibitions. For reference, recent artworks have incorporated elements such as Kinect-based body interaction, camera-based interaction, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The design language of MOXI, on every floor, invites visitors to interact fully.

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Deadline: 26 Apr 2018

As part of the current application process, artists are asked to submit a three paragraph exhibit proposal summary for either one or two exhibits. The summary can include up to two embedded images in the PDF, and should include an estimated total budget. Budgets can be up to $10,000, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, hardware, software fabrication, and installation costs. Lower budgets may, in some cases, increase likelihood of funding. For the current application, budget detail is NOT required. Details of budget will come in the second phase.

The review committee will select artists that best meet the requirements, based on the submitted information. The following criteria will be examined:

  • Quality of the artist’s past work, both aesthetic and technical, as represented by the media submissions
  • Experience of the artist in creating interactive artworks
  • Experience of the artist in successfully designing, fabricating, and completing public artworks that are highly durable and robust – on time and within budget
  • The artist’s training, education, and artist statement
  • Quality of the proposed interactive exhibit and alignment with MOXI’s mission and audience

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, opened in Santa Barbara, CA in early 2017. It recently celebrated its first birthday, and has welcomed over 175,000 visitors in its first year. MOXI’s mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. The museum has garnered numerous accolades during its first year, including being listed by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top ten new museums in the world. MOXI’s three floors are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits and experiences. MOXI believes in the importance of art and creativity. Supporting that belief, has dedicated two museum spaces to rotating three-month interactive media artworks. These spaces are the Interactive Media Theater and the Bridge.

For more information, contact curator@moxi.org.

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Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017 has issued a call for all artists who depict sexuality, gender, identity, and relationships for the 15th annual festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017

All artists 18 years old and over are encouraged to submit works of erotic art in any medium. Sculptors, multimedia artists, painters, and those creating interactive art are particularly encouraged to apply.

Call is open noon on December 1, 2016 through 11pm on January 15, 2017.

Regular submission fee is $35 for: 5 pieces of art submitted in in Visual and Literary categories; 3 proposals for Interactive Installations and Performances; 20 items for the Festival Store. In honor of our 15th anniversary, the Early Bird submission fee is $15 between December 1st and December 14th.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017  jury is comprised of five individuals: an artist, an art professional, an art collector, a sex-positive activist, and a Festival committee member. Jury members are selected by the Festival Director and the Steering Committee and change each year except under special circumstances or on the basis of expertise in the realm of erotic art. The jury will select pieces based on: quality of execution, depth of emotion, originality of subject, and thought-provoking elements that ignite conversations about sexuality, erotica, art, and/or societal mores.

There are many benefits to submitting your work to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017. Everyone who pays a submission fee receives a discounted admission to the Festival.

Accepted visual, literary, and installation artists:

  • Receive a full pass to the three-day Festival for their personal use
  • Receive an invitation for self and a guest to our exclusive Artist Reception with our Art Activists, VIPs, and other artists
  • Featured in the Festival, for an audience of thousands
  • Part of an exhibition with high art sales (avg. 25%) and competitive commissions
  • Featured in a keepsake Festival program
  • Promoted on the Festival website
  • Offered printing and framing opportunities and artists’ workshops (for visual artists)
  • Included in a professionally produced Anthology, and have an opportunity to be a part of the popular Poets’ Tour (for Literary artists)

About the Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Seattle Erotic Art Festival encourages the creation, enjoyment, and purchase of erotic art – sparking conversations to ignite personal and cultural evolution. It began with a desire to showcase stunning erotic art – to create a place to celebrate, discuss, and support pieces that were rarely seen in mainstream galleries and museums. We dreamed of sexy people in a lush environment devouring amazing art and an event that joyfully encouraged people to be as open and expressive as they wanted to be.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is the flagship program of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting healthy expression of sexuality and creating consent culture through education, the arts, and community outreach.

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture offers the Foundation Award to one artist whose work will be purchased to be showcased in the Foundation’s collection and will be an invited artist at the next year’s Festival.

For more information, contact info@seattleerotic.org.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017

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w.a.v.e.s. 2016 – Call for Artists

The City of Windsor announces a call for w.a.v.e.s. 2016 (Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies & Sculptures), a two-day festival connecting communities through waves of art, culture, and technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016

The City of Windsor is seeking outdoor projects that will transform and illuminate the Windsor Sculpture Park in new ways to inspire and engage the public in examining its cultural significance. Activities and opportunities for community engagement and hands-on experience are encouraged.

Potential projects could include:

  • Light, video or interactive installations
  • Multimedia or interactive performances
  • Works that utilize mobile performances
  • Kid-friendly or educational workshops
  • Sound or performance art
  • The unexpected

The festival will be held Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2016 at 4 PM – 11PM at Windsor Sculpture Park (on the border of Detroit, MI).

Successful applicants for this open call will receive funding for their participation and be determined under one of the following categories:

  • Large installation or performance = $4000
  • Emerging artists or community groups = $1500
  • Individual or student-led projects = $500

The Windsor Sculpture Park is ending its final year in the fulfillment of a bequest to give the park back to its residents. This showcase is for contributing artists who can re-imagine the space and coordinate installations or activities that transform how we view the park. The Windsor Sculpture Park sits on the banks of the Detroit River in a lush green space with the Detroit skyline on the horizon. Our community is the longest-running inhabited land in the country. We are the gateway to Canada.

For more information, contact vsamek@citywindsor.ca.

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Touch: Interactive Craft – Call for Artists

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.”

Call for artists application

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.

For more information, contact khider@arrowmont.org.

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Commissions for the Art Maze

Art Playground are offering 4 commissions of £500 each to create work for their newest project- the Art Maze. We are building a maze where the walls are different artworks and each dead end is an installation.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 13 Mar 2015

The opportunity is open to artists working in any medium. We would like to work with artists who are interested in engaging their audience in a different way and creating work for a broad public audience of all ages. We’re interested in hearing from young, emerging artists as well as more established artists.

The maze will be open to the public 1-19 April.

“We’re expecting at least 3,000-4,000 visitors, based on previous similar projects and it’s an opportunity to engage with a really varied audience. The maze will be visited by adults and children, art enthusiasts and passers by alike.

We have a good track record in engaging press coverage for our events and the maze will be covered by a range of publications, via our website, mailing list and social media which will include information about the artists involved in the project.

We work closely with artists who responded to previous open calls and create opportunities and commissions within our work for them.”

We are a social enterprise. We create interactive arts project and places and provide opportunities for artists in the early stages of their career. We create arts events that engage adults and children alike and use empty retail spaces to encourage a new audience for art.

For more information, contact niki@artplayground.org.uk.

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Urban Air Market in San Francisco

San Francisco’s favorite outdoor sustainable market, Urban Air Market, is making features over 100 vendors specializing in sustainably designed products, as well as local artists, live music, and creative performances.

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Deadline: 10/1/2014.

If you are interested in performing or providing interactive/live art, please email us.

Urban Air Market is the largest outdoor independent design show in the country. Featuring over 130 designers & artists at each event, our curated marketplace focuses on and features sustainable design. We’re always on the hunt for emerging and established talent, proud to introduce our shoppers to top quality, locally designed and one-of-a-kind finds!

For more information, contact danielle@urbanairmarket.com.

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