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Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Creative Sonoma announces a call for artists for the Meredith Pier Public Art Project in Bodega Bay, CA. This opportunity is for a public art installation located at the site of the former Meredith Pier. The Meredith Fish Company pier and cannery building was originally built nearly 80 years ago, which was abandoned and then fell into disrepair. The site was formally condemned in 2004 as physically and environmentally unsafe posing dangers to residents, visitors, the water surrounding it, and its ecosystems. The pier is currently being demolished, leaving behind a cement “footprint” on which this public art project will be sited.

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Deadline: 12 Apr 2021

Bodega Bay is the ancestral land of the Coast Miwok Native Americans. The community has a rich and diverse history of cultures, industries, and economies. Potential themes for the artwork include, but are not limited to:

  • Acknowledgement of the area’s history and the heritage that carries forward
  • Homage to the lives of the people who have and currently populate the area, as well as those who have lost their lives at sea as an opportunity for reflection and contemplation by their friends and families
  • Celebration of the ecology and conservation of the Bodega Bay waterway

A Sonoma County artist will have the opportunity to install art on a site that holds a lot of history, and something for the future. Projects will be funded up to $10,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees as well as all expenses related to design development including engineering, fabrication, transportation, installation of the artwork, insurance, and other project related expenses.

About Creative Sonoma

Creative Sonoma provides programs and services to help their creative community do what they do better. They believe that creativity lives in us all – it just takes a little care and feeding. They believe that the people who have spent a career exercising their creative muscles make the community more vibrant, interesting, provocative, and satisfying. In this case, they believe that more is more.

Creative Sonoma defines the creative community as individuals, organizations, and businesses whose work is creative at its core. That means artists, craftspeople, nonprofits, and business enterprises working across all creative disciplines and genres. They consider writers, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, technologists, design firms, galleries, recording studios, metal workers, instrument manufacturers, and many more to be a part of the creative community.

For more information, contact creativesonoma@sonoma-county.org.

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Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) announces a call for artists for the public art Brush to Table picnic table project, seeking artists to design and paint a series of 10 picnic tables to be displayed in various areas in Milford, MA. Brush to Table is the MCC’s first public art initiative. They look forward to showcasing a diverse range of talent. Table sponsors will negotiate stipends with artists. Artists and sponsors will be recognized on an engraved metal plaque attached to each table. Finished tables will be put on public display in mid-July. The tables are one piece with benches attached, all made from pressure-treated wood. Dimensions are given in the entry form.

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Deadline: 16 Apr 2021

Artists must complete the entry form, which includes a template for depicting their proposed design. Design proposals should be positive, original, and colorful as well as (but are not required to) reflect the following: the immediate environment in which the table is located, the character or culture of the Town of Milford, the history of the area, community pride, and creativity. All design proposals must be family friendly and; therefore, appropriate for all viewing audiences. Designs cannot include letters or numbers.

Brush to Table Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive a stipend between $250-$500 to be negotiated with the sponsor. Their work will be showcased in five different parks in town, therefore being viewed by thousands every year. Plus, the artist’s work will be highlighted in local media including print, radio, and TV. Although this project will be the first public art initiative in Milford for quite some time, Milford, MA is the proud host to an equestrian statue by Daniel Chester French. It sits atop a pedestal by Henry Bacon. All artists who present proposals will be added to an artist database for reference for future projects.

About Milford Cultural Council

The Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents, thereby contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. This year, MCC awarded over $15,000 in grants for a diverse range of projects, events, and performances including photography, music, local history, ballet, choral music, online art exhibitions, lectures, and environmental science internships for high school students.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com.

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Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the 2021 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program, seeking five sculptures that are appropriate for public viewing and support the family friendly atmosphere of the City of Keller. The rotating sculptures join a permanent collection of 8 diverse pieces located throughout the city. The City of Keller invested over $4 million in improvements for the Old Town location, including the construction of a linear pedestrian promenade, addition of outdoor seating and community areas, and installation of 11 concrete sculpture pads. Old Town is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and small businesses that attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

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Deadline: 20 Mar 2021

Sculptures remain under the artist’s ownership and are loaned to the exhibit for a two-year period. All sculptures must be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety; no sexual, bloody, or violent content shall be accepted. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. Pieces sold while on display may be removed but the artist must replace the sold artwork with a different sculpture, with approval by the Board, within 60 days of removal of the sold piece.

Rotating Sculpture Program Artist Benefits

A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded for each piece for the installation, exhibition, and removal of the artwork for a two-year period. One-half of the stipend will be provided to the artist upon selection and the remainder shall be paid upon successful installation. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500.

About The City Of Keller

The mission of the Public Arts Program is to support and promote a process that will encourage visual and performing arts in public places and to define the programs, policies, and guidelines for acquiring and commissioning of arts of the highest standards that shall enrich the quality of life for all residents and visitors of the City of Keller. By focusing on this mission, the program has a reach not only in the local community, but also throughout the state inclusive of artists and art enthusiasts. The establishment of the annual Keller Art Walk, which showcases the rotating sculptures, brings in artists and visitors from all over, providing additional recognition.

For more information, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

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Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Master Performing Public Space of Fontys School of Fine & Performing Arts in the Netherlands is looking for goal-oriented creatives, who are currently developing artistic work in public space. Are you a committed artist who wants to recreate public space as a shared space for social, political, and ethical confrontation?

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Deadline: 31 May 2021

European artists can apply till May 31, 2021. For non-EU students the deadline is March 31, 2021.

With a distance learning program, Fontys encourages creatives who are committed to society to enrich a current or new project in public space with an advanced artistic research. During this 1 year study program, students will be asked to reflect on their individual work in progress, and to co-investigate intervention practices in public space. Become part of an international network of like-minded artists and experience 3 intensive bootcamps in the Netherlands. This Master opens the door to a PhD, municipalities, and companies with an interest in public space.

Many art courses talk about innovation, but none have done so much to educate a new generation of artists than Fontys Arts in the Netherlands, with their new Master program, Performing Public Space. The mission of the program is to guide artists that wish to leave behind conventional spaces, that want to re-think and re-discover shared spaces. Creatives with a background in theatre, dance, circus, music, fine arts, architecture, digital arts, and graphic design are welcome to join this program.

Take your profession to a next level with the advanced Master Performing Public Space starting in September 2021!

Master Performing Public Space Benefits

Artists will become part of an international network of artists and researchers. They will be introduced to multiple art forms and working methodologies, all focusing on creating art in public spaces. The fact that this is an international one-year master program will make every working group individual very multidisciplinary. You will be working with your own coach throughout the program, guiding you and your individual project.

“The combination of individual distant work and intensive group work is functional for this kind of program and offers a big agency to the artists.” – Danae Theodoridou, Program Coach

“Having an international network gives artists the possibility to understand and get different perspectives. And this is very important as artists, to have this discussion.” – Alessandro Carboni, Artist/Researcher

“I think something that’s really enriching about working as an artist in the public space is the direct contact with the passers-by.” – Vitória Aquino, Graduate 2018

“If we look outside of the traditional infrastructure, we see so many possibilities for art.” – Karen Neervoort, Dean of Fontys Arts

About Fontys

Fontys is a future-oriented university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and courses in various fields. Their mission: to provide inspiring, challenging, and excellent higher professional education and to conduct practice-oriented research that is truly meaningful to society.

For more information, contact FHKpublicspace@fontys.nl.

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Cover Art (Ketchum, ID) – Call For Artists

Cover Art (Ketchum, ID) – Call For Artists

The City of Ketchum, Idaho, invites experienced artists to apply for a “Cover Art” public art project. Artwork by one selected artist will be transferred to vinyl and applied (wrapped) on three garage doors on the exterior of the Recreation Building at the City of Ketchum’s Atkinson Park. The intention of the project is to use public infrastructure as a canvas to enliven the community with art. The Recreation Building faces a heavily-used playground on the grounds of Hemingway STEAM School, a school for students in grades K–8, and the garage doors are seen by hundreds of playground and park users every day.

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Deadline: 14 Jan 2021

The Cover Art Project began in 2012. During the inaugural year, the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) wrapped six utility boxes in four locations in the City of Ketchum. Since that time the city has added an additional 12 boxes to its Cover Art collection. Between 2014 and 2018, Ketchum, in collaboration with the Sun Valley Company, the US Forest Service, and the USDI Bureau of Land Management, wrapped three gondola cars on Bald Mountain. Cover Art projects in and around Ketchum continue to be very popular with area residents and visitors.

The selected artist will receive an artist fee of $1800. It is payable in two installments: $900 upon the City of Ketchum’s receipt of a signed artist contract; $900 upon installation of the final artwork onto the garage doors. Artist is responsible for all costs associated with photography of original artwork in preparation for transfer to vinyl wrap.

About The Ketchum Arts Commission

The Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) was created by the City of Ketchum in 2007 with the objective of integrating arts and culture into the community’s life.

The KAC consists of local volunteers who are active in and passionate about the arts. Numerous other individuals donate time and services to help implement the KAC’s initiatives.

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 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.

For more information, contact ksharp@ketchumidaho.org.

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Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

The City of Penticton, BC, Canada announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton. The city is looking for up to six (6) sculptures to be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout.

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Deadline: 6 Dec 2020

The Penticton Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, that influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers alike. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Pentiction hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including Artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

The exhibition is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds. Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture and photo examples of previous work must be included.

Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2021 -April 2022). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two year term (May 2021- April 2023).

Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals/ pads will be provided by the PPSE.
Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.

The City will enter into a lease agreement with the artist for the duration of the exhibition. The artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.

City staff and/or City contractors will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture. Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City. Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2021, and removal in April, 2022. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide in writing a representative to be present on their behalf.

At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City. The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition. The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $4,000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded.

With Penticton being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two year period for the Front Street roundabout site. Throughout the lease period, artists also gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters, and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. It is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Easily accessed by major highways and airports.

It is known for its beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Penticton, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact ckyeske@me.com.

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Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase VI of its ongoing Invitational Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

This is a unique opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean-view setting made to be beautified by sculpture. This exhibition has consistently delighted and enriched visitors with the works of world-class artists both local and national.

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Deadline: 8 Dec 2020

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. The Civic Center Park has developed into a destination for residents and visitors to gather for events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trail, appreciating its environmentally-friendly expanse of native plant life. As home to City Hall, City administrative offices, and the Central Branch of the city’s public library system, the Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach.

Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. The honoraria shall be used to cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon signing the contract and the second half of the payment after de-installation.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner. It is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Arts Orange County manages the submission process for this Exhibition on behalf of the City of Newport Beach, which declared a mission for its Civic Center Park to act as a “Museum Without Walls”.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Gallery Without Walls (Lake Oswego, OR) – Call For Artists

Gallery Without Walls (Lake Oswego, OR) – Call For Artists

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) is pleased to invite artist submissions of up to three works of art per artist for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. In its twenty first year, this program’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors by presenting works from artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds. Public Art in Lake Oswego fosters a sense of place for the City, it enriches built and natural environments, encourages economic development, promotes sustainability, and provides opportunities for exploration, discovery, and delight.

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Deadline: 23 Nov 2020

Artists can submit completed works and proposals for new works to be completed by installation in August of 2021. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2021 and ending in the summer of 2023. Submissions will be evaluated by a Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the submitted art works. The Arts Council seeks works of a variety of media including sculpture, new media, projections, and murals. They encourage proposals that engage, educate, and inspire the community. Submissions of artwork that has been created within the last three years is highly encouraged.

Gallery Without Walls Program Goals

  • Display quality art work suitable for public display in a downtown, outdoor setting
  • Support artists in showing their work to new audience
  • Display art that contributes to the sense of pride in our community
  • Strengthen and sustain our nationally recognized GWW program

Logistics

Artworks are generally displayed on concrete plinths of varying sizes and locations. There are options (while limited) for earth mounting works in a park or green space as well as utilizing building facades for proposed murals, projections, or similar. A limited number of plinth locations have electrical capability. Selected artists will be notified of their anchoring/display method in May. Anchor methods are either anchor bolts or weld only depending on the assigned site location. The engineer typically requires 1/2″ Titen HD bolts that screw through the sculpture base. Bolts are provided by the Arts Council. Base plate holes must be drilled to 3/4″ to accommodate bolts.

Concrete pads range in size from 2 x 2′ – 7 x 7′ (4 – 49 square ft.). Weld only pads require weld-able tabs on the sculpture/sculpture base. If welding, ACLO will provide a welder and contractor on-site for installation and de-installation. The Arts Council’s provided contractor will install all works of art and artists (or an artist representative) are required to attend installation.

Upon installation and during the two-year exhibition period, the City will maintain liability insurance to cover any damages, should they occur. It is the artist’s responsibility to deliver and be present (or send a representative) for installation and de-installation of the work. Artwork cannot be shipped as there are no available vehicles, storage space, or staff for this purpose.
The Arts Council reserves the right to reject work that, upon delivery, differs from the original proposal, or does not meet standards of durability, safety and quality. Artists in the current 2020-2022 GWW exhibition are ineligible to apply and encouraged to apply next year

Gallery Without Walls Artist Benefits

Up to fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to display in Lake Oswego, OR. Selected artists will be:

  • Awarded an honorarium of $1000
  • Eligible for an annual People’s Choice purchase award of up to $20,000 (with a 30% gallery fee)
  • Invited to attend the annual Gallery Without Walls Celebration in September. (This is a community celebration premiering the new sculptures and recognizing artists and all who support this wonderful program.)

Selected artists will enter into a two-year contract with the City of Lake Oswego for the exhibition loan period. During the exhibition period, works will be available for sale with a 30% gallery fee, if sold, paid to the Arts Council. Sold artworks must remain on display for the contracted exhibition period.

About the Arts Council of Lake Oswego

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure the arts are an integral part of life in the community. With the purpose of placement and preservation of public art in Lake Oswego, ACLO provides access to art exhibitions for residents and visitors, and advance lifelong learning about the arts through educational programs and docent tours. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego administers the public art program partnering with the City and community to select, site, and maintain the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls public art program, maintains the City’s permanent art collection of over 250 works, and provides accessible arts programming for the community.

For more information, contact sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city.

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Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in Jersey City, NJ seeks creative proposals for public Central Avenue Artwork Installation within the shopping district. Artwork must be considered family-friendly or suitable for all members of an average family.

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Deadline: 24 Jul 2020

The Central Avenue Artwork Installation artwork should complement Central Avenue’s main street environment and contribute to positive energy, boost morale, and upbeat attitudes among residents, visitors, and shoppers. This project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding art destination to Hudson County’s distinct resume.

The artist with the winning mural design(s) will receive agreed monetary compensation and be featured on the organization’s website and other social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Artists will have the opportunity to address the public at a press conference.

About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

Central Avenue in Jersey City prides itself on the outdoor art gallery along the shopping corridor. This past spring, New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City. This year will mark Central Avenue’s eleventh consecutive year installing artwork. With over 20 art pieces on the avenue, colorful artwork is appreciated by hundreds of shoppers each day.

For more information, contact alima@jcheights.com.

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Decatur Artway VI (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway VI (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of Decatur Artway VI. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition. The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. No maquettes or renderings will be considered for selection. The Decatur Arts Alliance will only accept existing and ready to install works. All durable outdoor media are encouraged.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway VI will be subject to a 20% commission, which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The Decatur Arts Alliance will, in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority, market Decatur Artway VI including, but not limited to, printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, online tour with a mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway VI opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

About the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, Georgia. The DAA sponsors annual festivals and members only special art events. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and to develop the city as a strong arts community.

DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact admin@decaturartsalliance.org.

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