ArtPrize Grand Rapids announces a call for artists for a Public Art Grant. On March 16, the selected artists will each have five minutes to pitch their installation ideas for ArtPrize 2020 to a panel of art experts from around the country. ArtPrize will work to connect the selected artist with firms providing in-kind services, designed to assist with project budgets. These firms can include shipping, construction, engineering and materials. These donations are not guaranteed.
Deadline: 14 Feb 2020
The ArtPrize competition, which takes place every other fall in Grand Rapids, MI, is open to any artist and decided by public vote. It invites artists to try out new ideas for an audience. Registered artists and venues connect online at artprize.org and agree to present the artwork for public display during the 19-day event. The public votes using mobile devices and the web to distribute $250,000 in cash prizes.
In 2018, the tenth installment of ArtPrize included over 1,260 entries representing 40 countries and 41 U.S. states and territories. ArtPrize annually attracts more than half a million active participants. Since its inception, individuals of all backgrounds have cast more than 3.4 million votes for public art.
Public Art Grant Participant Benefits
$15,000 will be provided to the winning artist to offset costs for
- Transportation and installation of artwork to ArtPrize
- Maintaining the installation throughout the event
- Removing installation after ArtPrize 2020
- Restoring installation site to its original condition (Leave No Trace)
Following this open call for proposals, five finalists from anywhere in the U.S. will be provided with a stipend of $500 to travel to Austin during SXSW Interactive. Each artist will present for five minutes, using up to five slides to describe their proposal to a live audience and a panel of five judges. One artist receives a $15,000 grant to install the project at ArtPrize 2020, slated to take place from September 16 to October 4, 2020. At ArtPrize, the project will compete for $250,000 in prizes determined by public vote.
About ArtPrize Grand Rapids
The ArtPrize organization produces citywide contemporary art experiences that encourage critical discourse, celebrate artists, transform urban space, and promote cultural understanding.
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Quad City Arts invites artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit a proposal for the Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020, a gallery exhibition in one of two gallery spaces during 2020-21 (Downtown Rock Island, IL and MLI airport in Moline, IL). Exhibitions will occur September 2020 through August 2021.
Deadline: 15 Sept 2019
Artists who have exhibited at one of Quad City Arts’ galleries within the past two years will be considered for exhibition in the alternate space. For example, if you were selected for a show at the airport during 2019-2020, you are eligible to exhibit at the Rock Island Gallery.
- All media will be considered
- There is no cost to enter
- Cohesive bodies of work are highly desirable
- You may apply as an individual or group
- Artists will be notified by 18 Oct 2019
Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020 Artist Benefits
Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery is located in what was once a department store in 1908, with the original wood floors and a 14′ high, tin ceiling. The exhibition gallery has 1500 sq. feet of space and 106 running feet of wall space. There are floor-to-ceiling north facing windows looking out on the Mississippi River.
Art @ the Airport is in front of the main arrival/departure seating area in the Quad City International Airport. It houses 1,600 square feet of exhibition space in floor to ceiling glass cases. Over 2 million visitors pass through this space annually.
Exhibitions at our Rock Island gallery also include an opening reception on the first Friday of the exhibit.
About Quad City Arts
Quad City Arts Council, founded in 1970 as an arts advocacy organization that operated a visual arts gallery and re-granting program for local artists, launched Visiting Artists, Inc. in 1974 as an educational residency program presenting multi-disciplinary performing arts through residencies in schools and at community sites. Due to high demand for the residencies, Festival of Trees debuted in 1986 as a fund raiser for the program.
The organization’s dual role of presenting the arts and humanities, as well as serving as an arts resource, allows them to serve more than 350,000 people annually in the Arts Center in Rock Island and at over 200 rural and urban community sites.
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Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) seeks fine artists and fine crafters for the Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 (LAF) on August 17th and 18th in Michigan City, Indiana. This popular festival is currently in its 38th year. Exhibitor categories include 2-D art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects, and wearable art. LAF takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to dynamic programming and exhibitions.
Deadline: 29 Mar 2019
LCA selects individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, LCA’s galleries will be available for use by regional galleries that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. LCA anticipates 75 to 100 exhibitors in total.
Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 Artist Benefits
LAF is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print, and promotional signage. This year’s festival will take place during LCA’s summer blockbuster exhibition, “The Chicago Imagists: Before and After.”
$3,000 in cash awards will be distributed between:
- Best in Show
- 1st Place Artist
- 1st Place Artisan
- Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
- Juror’s Awards (2)
Amenities for exhibitors include:
- Parking – Designated parking areas for artists are located adjacent to LCA property.
- Hospitality – Complimentary water and snacks are provided during Friday setup and throughout the festival.
- Indoor restrooms will be accessible during setup and festival hours, in addition to portable restrooms outside.
- Security – Off-duty police officers will be onsite both Friday and Saturday nights.
- Booth Sitters – Volunteers will be available Saturday and Sunday to provide short relief breaks for exhibitors.
- Art purchase pick-up service is available for patrons at Office Trailer/Entrance.
About Lubeznik Center for Arts
Lubeznik Center for Arts (LCA) serves as a hub for arts and culture for the entire region. They strive to ensure that everyone in their community receives equal access to high quality cultural experiences. In order to accomplish this, they provide:
- World class contemporary art exhibitions, open to the public at no charge
- Educational tours and artmaking for approximately 1,800 students annually
- After school art education programs at eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school
- Free visual arts classes for adults with cognitive disabilities at no charge to participants
- Scholarships to help ensure all children have the opportunity to attend our art classes and camps
- Free First Friday cultural events
- A gallery shop featuring one-of-a-kind artisan-made items
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Octagon Center for the Arts calls artists for the 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, an annual, national all-media juried exhibit. Artists must be 18 years or older to apply and may reside anywhere in the United States.
Deadline: 3 Dec 2017
2018 marks the 50th annual all-media juried exhibit at the Octagon Center for the Arts. The first Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood opened in 1968, two years after the organization’s founding in 1966. The annual exhibit is Octagon’s most prestigious and well-known exhibit which has gained its reputation through consistently high standards.
Juror: Peter Pinnell’s first professional position was as Artist in Residence at the Octagon Art Center in Ames, Iowa. A position he held from 1984 to 1987. “I loved the Octagon, and my wife and I loved living in Ames. It was the perfect place for me at that point in my career.” After leaving Ames, Pinnell spent eight years in Kansas City. He worked as a studio potter and taught part-time at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1995, Pinnell was offered a faculty position at the University of Nebraska, where he is now Professor of Art.
Chosen 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood artists have the opportunity to receive $2,000 in cash awards. The artists retain 60 percent of the commission on artwork sales.
About Octagon Center For The Arts
The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization located in downtown Ames Main Street Cultural District. The Octagon has been a cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966. It was founded out of the community’s desire to provide exciting art experiences for the public and professional opportunities for artists. The Octagon serves more than 30,000 people annually through education classes and outreach programs, rotating exhibits, retail gallery shop, and special events such as the annual Octagon Art Festival. The Octagon Center for the Arts is a prestigious, high quality center for arts-related activity in the area. The Center:
- Anchors the arts district of Ames;
- Adds substantially to the appeal of visiting or living in Ames and the region;
- Fosters new initiatives by providing a locale and structure where arts- based activities can flourish;
- Serves as a center for art experiences to engage people of all ages through classes, workshops, performances, and exhibits;
- Encourages beginning, intermediate and advanced students of the arts to develop their skills through classes and workshops; and
- Provides local/regional artists with opportunities to teach their areas of expertise, enter their work into shows, and sell through the Octagon Gallery shop.
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