Local Opportunities

All public art opportunities with Norfolk Arts and any other art opportunity with us will be posted here. Every summer we hire lead artists to temporarily work with students to complete public art projects. Check back in May or June for information pertaining to that call to artists.
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Bay Oaks Park, Norfolk, Va

Budget:

$125,000

Medium:

natural and organic artwork


Location:

Bay Oaks Park, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

05.23.2019


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The Bay Oaks Public Art Planning Committee seeks artwork that will speak to the strength and resiliency of the community, make a statement, and serve as one of the pinnacles of Ocean View. It should enhance, but not mimic, what is already there, be natural and organic, stimulate thought and inspire viewers to get out of their cars to experience the park.
BAY OAKS PROSPECTUS
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Fire Union Local Chapter 68, Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$6,500

Medium:

mural


Location:

5691 e. va beach blvd


Deadline:

04.29.2019


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The International Association of Fire Fighters Local Chapter 68 seeks to commission an artist to create a mural to bring attention to the Norfolk headquarters located at 5691 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. The building sits at the busy off-ramp and is visible from the Military Highway overpass. The final artwork should have a fire fighter theme that represents the organization and includes gender and racial diversity as well as the dual duties of firefighting and emergency medical services. The mural should show a unique perspective that is different from the traditional firefighter themes often represented.
More information here: Fire Union Call to Artists (002)

Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library, Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$125,000

Medium:

pedestrian scale artwork


Location:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA


Deadline:

05.03.2019


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The Norfolk Public Art Commission
and the Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library Planning Committee seek to commission an artist to design and create artwork.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Planning Committee wants the artwork to tell the story of the rich culture and history of Campostella and make a statement about the people that live here and their contributions to society. Residents should connect with and see themselves in the artwork. The work should be a bold statement, thought-provoking, and represent and connect with this strong neighborhood. This is an opportunity to address history and the untold stories of the past while pointing to the future. Campostella has embraced STEM ideals in their schools and in this library.

PROJECT SITE: The Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library will be located on a large corner parcel surrounded by native vegetation and wetlands and adjacent to the new Southside Aquatics Center. There are plans to develop a nature walk and recreation area making the entire acreage into a multi-use public space. The new library will include a Nature Explorium, which will be an outdoor nature classroom. The front corner of the lot is open for future development and/or an entry gateway. We imagine the artwork will be located at the front of the new building, scheduled to open in late spring 2020 but multiple pieces/sites are acceptable to best tell the story.
Overall site plan
Picture of Libary

SIZE/MEDIUM: The artwork will be pedestrian scale. Artist should assume artwork will be touched and must be durable and of permanent materials.
Apply HERE
Richard Tucker RFQ with Site Plan

Summer Lead Artist

Budget:

$25

Medium:

summer lead artist starting in June


Location:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA


Deadline:

04.20.2019


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City of Norfolk’s Department of Communication, Norfolk Arts Bureau, is currently seeking two Recreation Activities Instructors. The Recreation Activities Instructors will work as artists with the 2019 Norfolk Emerging Leader summer program. Work involves teaching practical art skills and positive work habits to emerging apprentice artists.

Norfolk Arts is dedicated to creating a rich, diverse environment that reflects, celebrates and welcomes all to experience the arts. Norfolk Arts strives to unite, energize, prompt dialogue, and inspire the unique character of Norfolk.

Hiring Salary: $25.00 per hour
Work day: 1/2 days starting in June. The NEL Program will run for 7 weeks. During this time you are expected to instruct for a 4 hour time period either 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm. You will also be required to work prior to the beginning of the program creating your design, preparing your budget and materials list, etc. Additional hours may be allowed at the end of the program or outside of the 4 hour work day as needed. You will be given a specific budget to allow for materials, actual hours worked and installation. You will consult with a VA licensed contractor and be given an estimate re: installation. A City engineer will assist as needed.

Requires some Visual Arts, Public Art, and/or teaching experience.

The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.

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