Local Opportunities

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Virginia Housing

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

Art that represents what the "Power of Home" means to you. 16MB image limit. No fee to apply.


Location:

Virginia Housing, South Belvidere Street, Richmond, VA, USA


Deadline:

10.15.2022


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All Virginians are invited to create and submit one piece of original art that represents what the “Power of Home” means to them. Acceptable 2D and 3D mediums include painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), pen and ink, marker, crayon, photography, sculpture, mixed media, charcoal, digital paintings, and drawings.
$6,000 prize pool for their School-Age Categories
$4,000 prize pool for the Adult-Amateur Category
$10,000 prize pool for the Adult-Professional Category( First Prize – $7,000; Second Prize – $2,000; Third Prize – $1,000)

Questions: contact VH50@VirginiaHousing.com

Chelsea West Fest Vendors needed

Budget:

$0

Medium:

Arts and crafts


Location:

Chelsea, Norfolk, Virginia, USA


Deadline:

09.05.2022


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There’s still time to get your applications in to be a crafter at Chelsea West Fest! Join local artists, crafters, and makers at this fun festival that kicks off the Fall season. To apply contact Laura DeVore at ldevore@hope-house.org. Artist applications are due September 5th! The festival is Oct. 1st in the Chelsea Business District.

Portsmouth, VA

Budget:

$1,500

Medium:

Call for mural artists - deadline ongoing until grant is depleted.


Location:

Portsmouth, VA, USA


Deadline:

07.31.2023


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Call for VA artists:
Support Portsmouth Public Art is seeking submissions for their H.U.G. Project (Hope/ Understanding/Giving) to create murals featuring thought-provoking views on issues of the day. Budget: $1500-$2250
📧jojoyce@cox.net 📲757 582-5330

Micro Grant for artists in the DMV

Budget:

$2,000

Medium:

Applications open on August 15th. Grants are awarded in sums between $500 and $2000, depending on your proposed budget. Q: When are applications due? A: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Q: When will I find out if my proposal was selected? A: Grantees will be announced by the 15th of each month and will be notified via email and/or phone.


Location:

Delaware/Maryland State Line, Delmar, MD, USA


Deadline:

09.15.2022


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Tour de Force provides support to artists and educators who are working to enrich and inspire the DMV community. We award monthly microgrants for artistic ideas that yield educational and/or social impact. We know that art has the power to excite, educate, and open doors, and we believe in helping provide resources that will make these opportunities accessible. We use art to foster connections, enrich our community, and infuse our environment with beauty.

Apply to exhibit at the Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center in 2023

Budget:

$0

Medium:

Submit your proposal for an exhibition


Location:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA


Deadline:

08.15.2022


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Call for exhibition proposals. Norfolk Arts hopes to bring innovation and experimentation to the Offsite Gallery located on the 2nd floor of MacArthur Center. We encourage artists to take visitors to a new level of participation and engagement with a contemporary approach. Exhibitions rotate every 6-8 weeks.

Open to all artists 18 years or older, working in any visual media, residing in the Hampton Roads region to include Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Suffolk, Franklin, Poquoson, Williamsburg and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Southampton, Surry, and York.

Proposals can be for solo, two-person, or group exhibitions. Special consideration will be given to proposals that include a community engagement component to be facilitated during the exhibition or opening reception such as a hands-on workshop, artist talk, etc. Offsite Gallery will consider the diversity of beliefs and values of the citizens of the City of Norfolk, VA.

Delivery: Artists are responsible for the delivery of artwork. Offsite Gallery will not be responsible for any shipping costs.

Installation: All artwork must be gallery ready with hanging wire attached. No sawtooth hangers. Offsite Gallery will hang artwork (unless unusual requirements are necessary). Artwork may not be drilled into the ceiling or floor. Any unusual expenses deemed necessary by the gallery for installation or removal will be the artist’s responsibility. Please explain any special installation requirements in your proposal. Approximately 8 pedestals ranging in size without bonnets are available. A display window leading into MacArthur Center from the gallery is available for a separate installation or to place a screen to loop a video.

Opening Reception: Offsite Gallery will host an opening reception, create, and print 50 invitations for your use, prepare artwork labels, and advertise on social media. Offsite Gallery does not take any commission. Sales are between the artist and buyer.

Exhibition Schedule Draft (subject to change):
January 27 – March 3, 2023
March 10-April 28
May 5 – June 16
June 23-August 11
August 18-October 6
October 13 – November 24
December 1-January 12, 2024

Submission requirements:
DEADLINE: August 15, 2022
No fee to apply.
Submit 5-10 JPEG or PNG images, and a written proposal for committee review by midnight, August 15, 2022 on CaFE.

Proposals must include:
1) Artist statement and CV or resume
2) Information about the subject of the work and intent of your exhibition
3) 5-10 JPEG or PNG images that accurately represent a cohesiveness of work to be exhibited
4) An image list that includes title, medium, dimension and year work was completed
5) Idea for a community engagement component to your exhibition
6) Name, address, phone, email and dates preferred from Exhibition Schedule Draft above.
Questions email: publicart@norfolk.gov or dorothy.coakley@norfolk.gov ph: 757.664.6854

In the event your proposal is accepted, you will be contacted by October 15, 2022

Norfolk Private Partnership Public Art Match: $25,000

Budget:

$25,000

Medium:

Any


Location:

Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

12.31.2022


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(Note: No Deadline, this is an ongoing opportunity)

The Norfolk Public Art Commission seeks to match funds to create Public Private Partnerships to create public art in Norfolk, VA.

CONTEXT: Public art is a valuable tool for creating dynamic and sustainable places. Art displayed prominently at locations within the community serves as an effective tool for creating unique and diverse destinations. Public art can also bring added texture to otherwise indistinguishable areas. Funded by 1% of the City of Norfolk’s Capital Improvement budget, the Norfolk Public Art Program has been successfully commissioning public art for the past twelve years in downtown, parking garages, the zoo, light rail stations, community centers and a variety of other public spaces.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: We are seeking private commercial developers who want to enhance their development project with public art. The Norfolk Public Art Commission will match up to $25,000 for each project.

PROJECT SITE: Artwork must be placed within Norfolk city limits at the private development site where it can be experienced by the maximum number of people.

SIZE/MEDIA: Artwork size and materials will be determined by the project site(s). Artwork must be fabricated in durable, permanent materials that are safe and easily maintained. Artwork will become the property of the City of Norfolk and will be maintained by the City.

PROJECT FUNDS: The total budget for the completed artwork will be a minimum of $50,000 with $25,000 from City Public Art funds and $25,000 or more from the developer.

TO APPLY: All commercial developers and foundations are eligible. Please submit a letter of interest to Karen Rudd, City Hall, 810 Union St., Room 409 Marketing and Communications, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 or email karen.rudd@norfolk.gov. Candidates will be interviewed prior to final selection. There is no fee to apply.

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