Local Opportunities

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Sentara Brock Cancer Center Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

exterior artwork that represents healing, hope, and resiliency


Location:

Sentara Brock Cancer Center, East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

02.25.2021


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PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Public Art Planning Committee seeks to hire an artist to design and create exterior artwork that represents healing, hope, and resiliency. The work should be elegant, sophisticated, and visually stimulating. We hope the artwork will convey a sense of peace and serenity and lift-up the patients, families, and staff who come to the building. Artists may want to explore organic, natural themes and shapes that are tactile and engaging.

PROJECT SITE: The beautiful, contemporary glass and stone building was designed as a place of healing. Artwork, plants, and furnishings embellish a light-filled interior that evokes calmness. There is a healing garden and fountain on the side of the building, adjacent to the parking garage currently under construction. Artists should consider the dialogue between the architecture, the local area, and the artwork to complement the building and the building’s use. The artwork will mark the Main Entrance and will serve as a visual point of reference. Photos are attached.

SIZE/MEDIUM: The artwork should be at a scale to complement the building but not obstruct entrance into the building by pedestrians or cars pulling into the drop off area. It will be experienced up close by pedestrian traffic as the sculpture will be featured in the large peninsula shaped sidewalk. It must be constructed of durable, permanent materials that are safe and easily maintained. Artwork should be constructed and operate to the highest level of sustainability.

CERF Covid relief grant

Budget:

$1,000

Medium:

artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic.


Location:

535 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, USA


Deadline:

02.03.2021


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COVID-19 Relief Grant
CERF+ — the Artists Safety Net is launching a third round of COVID-19 Relief Grants. The $1,000 grants are for artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
In the first two cycles of the program, we awarded 592 grants to artists in 46 states, 3 territories, and the District of Columbia.
The third cycle will begin accepting applications on January 13th, and will close on February 3rd, 2021. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and folk and traditional artists.

Art Fields

Budget:

$3,000

Medium:

With this new initiative, we aim to make ArtFields a place to explore artists’ big ideas. Artists from the 12 Southeastern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible.


Location:

Lake City, SC, USA


Deadline:

02.01.2021


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Brand-new aspect of ArtFields for 2021! In addition to the competition you’ve loved each year, there will be large scale/installation pieces in key places outside around downtown. Each year, we hear from artists with large outdoor pieces that transporting their work to Lake City is just not feasible for a 9-day period. Because of the nature of the competition, we’re unable to offer assistance. With this new initiative, we aim to make ArtFields a place to explore artists’ big ideas. Artists from the 12 Southeastern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible.
Artists can submit a proposal from December 1st, 2020 to February 1st, 2021.

5 projects will be invited to install their work beginning March 2021 for display through ArtFields 2021 into early 2022. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 to cover artist fee, transportation, materials, etc.

Selected artists will be offered assistance to bring their artwork to Lake City and install.

This is NOT part of the competition. If artists are accepted into the competition and invited to install public art, they must choose which to participate in.

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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