Sprocket Mural Works, a city-wide mural project in Harrisburg, PA, seeks artists interested in producing an original piece of public art during their second mural festival. 2019 HBG Mural Fest is a focused surge of city beautification through the creation of 10 murals in 10 days. The mural festival will run in Harrisburg, PA, from August 30 – September 8, 2019. The first mural festival in 2017 was an incredible success. Sprocket Mural Works is looking for artists who are excited to be a part of the second effort and make their mark on the city landscape.
Deadline: 25 Mar 2019
Prior pubic art experience is appreciated, but not required. Preference will be given to local and regional artists, although national and international artists may be selected. Artists will be notified of their acceptance the week of April 15. The murals will be produced during the 10-day period of August 30 – September 8. Artists must be able to produce a mural within that 10-day period. Starting prior to August 30 may be acceptable, but would need to be coordinated with Sprocket Mural Works in advance.
During the 2017 event, Sprocket added 18 public murals to the face of Harrisburg. In doing so, they created the initial framework of a walkable mural tour. In 2019, they aim to fill the gaps in this trail, ultimately making Harrisburg a mural-dense city.
2017 HBG Mural Fest By-The-Numbers:
- 18 new individual pieces of public art were produced (the original plan was 10)
- 16 artists contributed and were paid for their talents
- 75+ neighbors painted artwork that beautified blighted homes at the Community Paint Day
- 100+ tweed-clad cyclists saw the murals by bicycle during the Stylish Bike Tour
- 2000+ party-goers joined us at the festival-closing block party
- 10+ local photographers and videographers volunteered their time and skills to capture the entire festival
- 35 local businesses sponsored the event and donated towards making the city a more beautiful place
- 150 volunteers helped pull it all off
2019 HBG Mural Fest Artist Benefits
2019 HBG Mural Fest artists will make a permanent, public mark on Pennsylvania’s capital city that will be visible to residents and visitors for years to come. Chosen artists will receive a stipend for their participation and, if required, travel expenses will be covered. Mural materials will be supplied. Walls will be prepped prior to the artist’s arrival.
About Sproket Mural Works
Sprocket Mural Works is a citywide mural project that works with neighborhoods, artists, and organizations to create vibrant community murals across Harrisburg. Their mission is to increase community pride and civic engagement in Harrisburg through creative action.
Over the last 5 years, Sprocket has added more than 25 murals to the cityscape of Harrisburg plus a number of additional privately commissioned murals. They have overseen projects for painting utility boxes, planters, and person-sized ducks which, combined, gave more than 20 additional artists an opportunity to be featured around town.
- Art uplifts the human spirit
- Art should be accessible to all
- Public art contributes to the health of communities
- Collaboration can ignite a group of people
- Collaboration can solidify a common goal
- Art has an economic impact
- Artists should be paid for their work
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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.
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.
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The City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) announces its’ third annual Call for Public Art. The ECAC is searching for two new pieces of public art as part of the “new works program” as outlined in the City’s Public Art Plan: one 2D piece and one 3D piece.
Deadline: 4 Mar 2019
Available locations for the 2D work include the first floor of the Spring Street Parking Deck and the Highland Avenue bridge underpass along the riverwalk. Available locations for the 3D works include Newsome Park, Walton Island, or a pedestal on Riverside Drive. As part of the application, the artist must select a location from those available and propose their new public art piece specifically for that location. Artists must provide a completed application along with a narrative, design illustrations, budget, resume, work samples, references, and supporting materials (if applicable). The honorariums offered are $6,500 for each of the two new pieces of public art.
Applications are scored blindly by the ECAC based on the following criteria: artistic excellence, technical competence, narrative support, appropriate relationship to the function of the site, and long-term feasibility. City staff, to ensure installation feasibility, will evaluate the top three pieces scored. The ECAC will make a final determination based on the scores and recommendations by staff. Winners of the honorariums will be announced in late spring. After selection, production of the new works is expected to begin in early summer and be completed and installed in time for the annual Art Harvest event in late October.
Public Art Artist Benefits
Selected artists will receive an honorarium of up to $6,500 for their work and the support of the City of Elgin for their project. Being that the artist can select the location from those listed on the application, it is up to the artist to determine how they wish their work to impact the community. Once installed, the work will be on display for a length of time set by the artist. It will be included in the city’s public art map and online database. The work will be officially unveiled at the annual Art Harvest event at the end of October. Art Harvest is a family-friendly event that encourages our community to visit the public art installations around the downtown area. It is attended by about 400 people each year.
About the City of Elgin
The City of Elgin tasked it’s Cultural Arts Commission with creating a public art plan in 2016. Part of that process was to determine the needs of the community and how best to fit those needs. Components of the plan include other projects such as utility box wrapping and neighborhood public art grants. Since the plan’s implementation in 2017, the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission has selected and installed five new pieces of public art. The community has been extremely vocal not only in support of the pieces that were selected, but also in support of public art and how it impacts their daily lives.
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The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC), in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough, are seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent piece of public art for the gateway entrance to River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC – the Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project. This prominent sculptural element will incorporate and celebrate wood salvaged from the historic Calvin Street Tree that fell during Hurricane Florence.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2019
Wood has been milled to be used for an artist-created Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project in River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC. This prominent sculptural element will be located close to Churton Street, the main artery through Downtown Hillsborough. The goal of the work is to serve as highly visible welcome for visitors to town, symbolizing the importance of art, history, and the natural environment for the Hillsborough community. The art installation coincides with a major improvement plan for River Park.
Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project Artist Benefits
The artist’s contract for artwork will be $20,000. The contract is inclusive of all artist fees, and associated expenses for design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation, and consultation during installation. The salvaged wood from the tree will be provided to the selected artist. It is not part of the $20,000 budget. An additional $2,000 is available for installation costs that may be required beyond the scope of the artist.
About the Orange County Arts Commission
The Orange County Arts Commission, located in Hillsborough, is an agency of Orange County government. They work to develop the arts in Orange County, North Carolina, which includes the townships of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. Their mission is to promote and strengthen the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina.
Created on February 4, 1985 by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Orange County Arts Commission is the non-partisan countywide arts agency that provides funding and support for a broad range of high quality arts programs. Nominated by the BOCC as the Local Distributing Agent (now called Designated County Partner) and approved by the NC Arts Council in 1985, the Arts Commission awards state Grassroots Arts Program funds in Orange County, adhering to state program guidelines. The Arts Commission awards county-funded arts grants, sponsors programs, and serves as an arts information clearinghouse.
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The Arts Council of Lake Oswego announces a call for artists for a public art gateway project at Highway 43 and Terwilliger Boulevard. Be the first artist or artist team to create a public art gateway of a size and scale that has never before been done in the City of Lake Oswego. This project will produce a public art work to define the Northeastern gateway (entrance) into Lake Oswego. This art work will be a marker of boundary as people cross from one place into another. It shall invoke a sense of place and be associated with the identity of Lake Oswego.
Deadline: 3 Jun 2019
Total public art gateway project budget is $275,000. Of that, about $156,750 is allotted to artist (or artist team).
The Selection Committee will work with the artist (or team) to finalize the schematic design and integration of artwork with the site. Submissions will be evaluated by Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the artists’ past works. The Selection Committee will screen the artists’ applications and may select five or more finalists. Those selected will be paid a modest design fee for an interview with the Art Selection Committee and presentation of conceptual design proposals. Contracts and final budgets will be discussed at that time.
About The Arts Council of Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego’s cultural and natural resources play an important part in shaping the character of the community today. With a population of about 40,000 (largest city in Clackamas County), Lake Oswego is a growing, vibrant city. It is located ten miles south of Portland, Oregon. Demographics of the city include a median age of 45 to 70+, high discretionary incomes, active lifestyle, a love of travel, commitment to the community, and a higher education level.
In the Pacific region, residents have a higher than average attendance of visual arts programming as compared with other areas of the U.S. In Clackamas County, cultural tourism is a key economic driver. Lake Oswego is a leader in forging partnerships with the local arts community. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego administers the public art program; works with the City and community to select, site, and maintain the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls sculpture program; maintains the City’s permanent art collection of over 250 works; and provides accessible arts programming for the community.
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Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors (BMAA) in collaboration with The Executive Committee of The Bower is seeking to commission professional artist/sculptor and or artist teams to design, fabricate, and oversee fabrication and install permanent site-specific sculptures or permanent land art installations as part of its launch of its Phase I Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens. The park is located in Shermans Dale, PA (30 minutes outside of Harrisburg, PA).
Deadline: 18 Feb 2019
The owners are developing The Bower: Sculpture Park and Gardens, a rural setting, garden, and sculpture park located on their 36-acre wooded and meadow site along the northern slope of the Appalachian Mountains in Perry County, Pennsylvania. The Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens will serve as their primary residence, event setting for non-profit organizations, and a nature and art education center. This project is a legacy project they are undertaking to support artists and create a viable sculpture park that will educate and inspire the general public.
The future plans include an artist studio, an artist residency program, possible gallery/exhibition space, and public programming with various museums and collecting groups. There are meadow, garden, and woodland settings on the property where the commissioned sculptures and projects would be placed. It is the owner’s vision to curate an array of sculptural works, both large scale and intimate, that present visual interest from multiple perspectives. The works shall be designed to complement, enhance, or provide interesting contrast within the natural setting. The construction shall be durable to withstand the changing seasons and weather elements and safe for interaction by visitors.
Chosen artwork will be required to withstand a high-traffic, unmonitored outdoor environment with very limited maintenance. Artists should take into consideration the possibility of adverse weather conditions, the well-being of pedestrian traffic passing by and through the site, and the safety of the audience.
Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens Artist Benefits
Approximately five to ten finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants. Those finalists will be provided an honorarium up to $1500.00 to work with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors and attain feedback from the Executive Committee to develop a final proposal for the artwork. Artists may utilize imported materials of their choosing or landforming, stone, wood, or other organics from the natural setting. The chosen artists/teams will then be commissioned to finalize design, fabricate, ship, and install the artwork. BMAA and Executive Committee will discern amount of honorarium to be given out based on potential travel and or other expenses of the particular applicant and an amount of up to $1500.00 will be awarded.
For artists wishing to submit already fabricated scultpure works, they can do so for consideration, however please note if a work is selected that is already fabricated, an honorarium will not be provided in this instance.
About Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors
Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors is a full service art consulting firm based in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. They specialize in art acquisitions, curating collections, and commissioning artworks for private individuals, corporations, and businesses including the hospitality industry and universities.
Services include all aspects of projects including setting budget and collection goals, selection of artworks from acquisition through framing and installation, valuation and insuring of collections, and collections management. In addition, they have extensive knowledge and experience in selling and procuring artworks on the secondary market and the contemporary art market.
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The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) invites artists to submit proposals for the sixth edition of its Georgetown Glow Winter Public Art Exhibition, an outdoor display of light-art installations on view in Washington, D.C. from November 2019 through early January 2020. Georgetown Glow 2019 is free and open to the general public. Installations are lit nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. in the commercial district.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2019
Georgetown Glow 2019 is part of the BID’s overall holiday programming. It includes the region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, holiday shopping, and a holiday window competition. The event includes charming buildings, yuletide decorations, and more than 450+ stores, restaurants, galleries, and salons to shop and dine. The Georgetown neighborhood is internationally renowned. It is the D.C. area’s top stop for all things holiday.
Georgetown Glow 2019 is open to all artists including performance, video, and sculpture that creatively incorporate light as its primary medium. Light at the center of each project. Artists are encouraged to explore concepts of space and place, inspire public interaction, and utilize and respond to Georgetown. The Georgetown BID will not accept projects where light is simply illuminating your art work. The role of light must be essential and integrated with your concept.
Georgetown Glow 2019 Artist Benefits
The all-inclusive budget for each individual project can not exceed $15,000 USD. The budget includes artist fee, all labor costs to build the artwork (from concept to installation on site), all materials, all equipment, all cabling and cable covers, installation, de-installation, engineering services, testing needed for your artwork, shipping costs, permits, all travel and accommodations. The Georgetown BID will provide a discounted hotel rate at a local hotel and basic maintenance.
If the artwork requires a budget beyond that provided by the Georgetown BID, the artist is welcome to seek and propose accompanying sponsors. The artist must indicate the contribution of sponsors within the submission. Private sponsors will only be given recognition as a sponsor in our communication if a specific agreement is made and if the sponsor does not conflict with other Glow sponsors and Georgetown BID businesses.
About The Georgetown Business Improvement District
In December of 2013, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Alliance Francaise D.C., hosted four international artists who showed at the Fête de Lumieres, one of Europe’s most celebrated festivals held annually in Lyon, France, since 1852. This was the first time that any of the Lyon installations had been exhibited in the United States.
In 2014, the Georgetown BID launched Georgetown Glow by commissioning artists to re-imagine the season of light through public art. Glow’s artistic aim is to encourage contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural and historical environment of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.’s oldest neighborhood that dates back to 1751. Over the past five years, Glow has worked with 60 artists and 40 installations. Going into its sixth year, Glow is larger and a widely-recognized public art exhibition in the Washington, D.C. region.
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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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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019 showcases over thirty outdoor sculptures from local, regional and international artists in a rotating gallery in the downtown core. All of the sculptures are available for sale or lease with the winning sculpture (vote) purchased by the City. Sculpturewalk has rapidly become one of the premiere arts events in Canada, drawing people to the beautiful city of Castlegar, BC and earning the trademark The Sculpture Capital of Canada™.
Deadline: 31 Oct 2018
Downtown Castlegar is one of the few venues in Canada where artists have the opportunity to show and sell outdoor sculptural work. It brings international artists to the community and supports emerging local and regional talent. Castlegar’s annual exhibit is more than three times the size of that first year. The permanent collection grows with each People’s Choice award. Public enthusiasm for this cultural economy experiment increases at a similar pace. It places Sculpturewalk at the epicenter of a regional culture boom.
Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019 Artist Benefits
Each participating artist receives an honorarium of $500 (Canadian) and up to $250 in shipping costs. The winning sculpture is purchased for up to $15K. There are additional cash prizes of $7K in two categories: the People’s Choice Vote (via ballot) and Artistic Merit Awards (juried). Accommodation for the installation/opening weekend is covered along with an opening gala. Sculpturewalk has an excellent sales/leasing program. The artist receives 70% of all sales and leasing fees. Many of these sculptures are located throughout the West Kootenay area and British Columbia. A free calendar is produced showcasing the artists work.
About Castlegar Sculpturewalk
The benefits of the Sculpturewalk program to Castlegar have been huge. The program has an even broader impact to the cultural economy than initially imagined. The Kootenays are an area rich with artists, but galleries – particularly outdoor ones – are extremely limited or entirely unavailable to outdoor sculptures. It is important that Castlegar brings international artists to the community to share their perspectives. It is crucial that emerging local and regional artists are supported. With this experience, many artists have gone on to win large-scale commissions in larger, urban centres.
With additional pieces showcased annually, Castlegar is able to feature sculptures from across the world and down the street. It is amazing to look back at how the community has created a vibrant, dynamic public art program respected world-wide. Castlegar Sculpturewalk is the #1 rated local attraction on TripAdvisor.
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