National Opportunities

For public art opportunities outside of the area or across the country, be sure to look here.
Click below for Local opportunities.

Kansas City International Airport Artwork

Budget:

$5,000,000

Medium:

Check-In Hall: Large-scale ceramics (DUE Feb.13, 2021) Connector: experiential art installation (DUE Feb.13, 2021) Parking Garage Stairwells: installations (DUE Feb.13, 2021) Arrivals roadway: lighting installation (DUE Feb.13, 2021)


Location:

Kansas City International Airport-Mci (MCI), International Square, Kansas City, MO, USA


Deadline:

02.13.2021


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At just over one million square feet, the Kansas City International Airport Single Terminal is the largest single infrastructure project
in the City’s history. It will have a profound and lasting economic impact on the region in the form of new jobs, opportunities for local and small businesses, and a first-class traveler experience for airport users. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2023, with 39 gates and the ability to expand to 50 in the future, the project will also include
a seven-story 6,200-space parking structure along landside and airside improvements.
HERE ARE ALL THE CALLS IN ONE DOCUMENT

Dayton Ohio

Budget:

$150,000

Medium:

memorial sculpture


Location:

Montgomery County, Ohio, USA


Deadline:

02.01.2021


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The Dayton Ohio Law Enforcement Memorial Association’s main goal is to build a permanent outdoor memorial in honor of this Ohio county’s fallen officers––whose ultimate sacrifice helped keep their communities safe.

The Association will also provide up to $50,000 for landscaping and up to $25,000 for site preparation.

Paint a mural in Indiana

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

mural


Location:

Salem, Indiana, USA


Deadline:

02.15.2021


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The Washington County Community Foundation, City of Salem and Washington County Historical Society have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from an artist or artist team to design and implement a new public mural in Salem, Indiana. The artwork will be part of a larger master plan for a new pocket park designed by LAA Office and will be located adjacent to city hall and the town’s central square. Design and planning for this project have been funded by Indiana University’s Center for Rural Engagement and the Eskenazi School’s ServeDesign Center. Implementation funding has been generously provided by the Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) Ready Communities Program.

Va. Beach Cultural Arts Manager

Budget:

$60,000

Medium:

Not a public art opportunity


Location:

Virginia Beach, VA, USA


Deadline:

02.15.2021


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Cultural Arts Manager – City of Virginia Beach
Coordinate cultural arts operations functions for the Cultural Affairs Department, including providing financial, human resources, planning, and promotional support for the department. Oversee cultural and museum facilities including: programming and program development, revenue creation and management, marketing, maintenance, emergency planning and management, and capital improvement projects.

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.

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.

Midland

Budget:

$50,000

Medium:

original work of art that expresses “Wind” as a theme


Location:

Southwest Bank- Midland, West Wall Street, Midland, TX, USA


Deadline:

02.15.2021


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KMB is seeking an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art that expresses “Wind” as a theme. KMB is looking for applications showing artists conceptual plans and preliminary designs in advance of fabrication and installation of the work of art to be located at traffic island formed by W. Wall St, W. Front St, and Williams St, in Southwest Midland, illustrated in the Location Map. Because of the nature of business conducted by KMB, use of natural products and materials is recommended

Sacramento

Budget:

$350,000

Medium:

monumental artwork as an entrance gateway to the River District and the City of Sacramento downtown areas


Location:

Sacramento, CA, USA


Deadline:

02.23.2021


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The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Office of Arts + Culture (OAC), a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites Artists and Artist teams to submit their qualifications for a new Gateway sculpture project at or near the intersection of Richards Blvd and North 12th Street. The project will welcome visitors to the River District and become an important threshold for vehicular traffic coming from Hwy 160 and traveling toward downtown Sacramento.

Seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install this monumental artwork as an entrance gateway to the River District and the City of Sacramento downtown areas. This project will coincide with a number of housing, lighting, and street improvement projects through the corridor.The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Office of Arts + Culture (OAC), a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites Artists and Artist teams to submit their qualifications for a new Gateway sculpture project at or near the intersection of Richards Blvd and North 12th Street. The project will welcome visitors to the River District and become an important threshold for vehicular traffic coming from Hwy 160 and traveling toward downtown Sacramento.

Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

Budget:

$103,000

Medium:

site-specific, community driven, piece of public art


Location:

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Deadline:

02.11.2021


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The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE), the Office of Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and Rebuild announce a Percent for Art opportunity for a site-specific, community driven, piece of public art for the Mann Rivera Renovation Project. The art could include a mosaic installation, mural, or sculptural elements for the project’s perimeter wall.

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.

Colorado Springs

Budget:

$16,000

Medium:

Art on the Streets is exhibited outdoors throughout the 40-square-block urban environment of Downtown Colorado Springs. Works should be suitable for placement in a setting that is accessible to the public 24/7 and subject to extreme sun, strong winds, freezing/moisture, and rapid fluctuations between hot and cold. A few special sites offer the opportunity to display works that fit a more specific set of criteria. Please note the following criteria DO NOT need to be met for work to be considered for Art on the Streets as a whole. If works are being submitted for the following sites, please indicate in application narrative. Mural Opportunity Sites Please visit http://downtowncs.com/muralsites to view a portfolio of priority sites for murals throughout the Downtown area.


Location:

111 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO, USA


Deadline:

02.09.2021


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Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor gallery of sculpture, mural, performance and installation works. More than 300 works have been exhibited Downtown since AOTS began in 1998, and the district is home to more than 50 permanent works, over 30 of which have been purchased through AOTS.

COMPENSATION

Honorarium: $2,000 per artist
Prizes: Up to $16,000
Opportunity grants: Up to $1,500
In kind: Two nights of complimentary lodging; one for installation and one to attend exhibit opening reception

Prizes: All selected artists are eligible for the following awards.

$10,000 Juror Award
$2,500 Juror Award: Second Place
$1,000 Juror Award: Third Place
$500 Jurors’ Honorable Mention
$1,000 People’s Choice Award
$1,000 Social Impact Prize
Opportunity Grants: Up to $1,500 in additional funds are available for opportunity grants for artists who belong to demographics underrepresented in the public art realm including, but not exclusive to, women, nonbinary individuals, artists who are Black, Indigenous or people of color; and artists with disabilities. Funds are intended to defray fabrication and transportation costs. If you are interested in receiving AOTS opportunity grant funds, please state your grounds for eligibility in your artist’s statement and describe how funds will be used.

Virginia Groot Grant for Ceramic Artists

Budget:

$50,000

Medium:

Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $50,000, $20,000, $10,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline.


Location:

Virginia A Groot Foundation, 55th Place North, Minneapolis, MN, USA


Deadline:

02.01.2021


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The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work.

Awards: $50,000, $20,000, $10,000 (3 awards total, 1 in each amount)

Eligibility: Artists working in ceramic sculpture and sculpture: may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. International applicants are welcome and encouraged.

University of St. Thomas

Budget:

$45,000

Medium:

sculpture to serve as a memorial commemorating students who have died during their time at St. Thomas.


Location:

University of St. Thomas, Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA


Deadline:

01.31.2021


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The University of St. Thomas invites artists’ proposals for a sculpture to serve as a memorial commemorating students who have died during their time at St. Thomas. This work will be located adjacent to the Chapel of St. Thom- as Aquinas on our St. Paul, Minnesota campus. Students, staff, faculty, and community use this area for a variety of functions including transit, individual and group prayer, private contemplation, homework, and relaxation. An annual day of remembrance for families, friends, and the University community will occur on the site each May. Although St. Thomas is a Catholic university, this work should broadly engage all forms of diversity.

Projects may be proposed by individual artists or collectives (in which case a lead artist must be identified in the application). Organizations, architectural and engineering firms, design firms, galleries, and public art consultants are not eligible. This call is open to all artists in the United States who are at least 18 years of age.

Florida

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

Note: Timeline: This project is being advertised on a rolling timeline. However, the committee intends to make the first round of applicant reviews in early 2021. $20,000 + Honorarium TBD


Location:

Gainesville, FL, USA


Deadline:

09.30.2021


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The Institute of Black Culture will offer educational, cultural and community building programs and initiatives sponsored by Black Affairs, Multicultural and Diversity Affairs and various University of Florida student organizations and departments. Spaces available for reservation by groups in the Institute of Black Culture include a multi-purpose event space and a conference room.

The sites for art are the 1st and 2nd story curved “Beacon” walls and curved window wall. All appropriate media will be considered. Both abstract and representational art will be equally considered. However, if representational, art should engage occupants through wholistic views with uplifting references to Black culture and history, and not solely the struggle narrative.

Brooklyn NY

Budget:

$15,000

Medium:

mural


Location:

Maimonides Medical Center, 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA


Deadline:

01.31.2021


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Maimonides Medical Center RFQ for a lead artist/s to work on a mural or public artwork to be displayed in a prominent location on the Maimonides campus in Brooklyn, New York. The artwork will serve as a tribute to over a century of individuals working together to serve their vibrant community and beyond.

Gottlieb Grant

Budget:

$25,000

Medium:

Individual visual artists who have been working for at least 20 years


Location:

United States


Deadline:

02.26.2021


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The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Announces 2021 Individual Support Grant Program
Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to 12 artists. The program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist.
Individual visual artists who have been working for at least 20 years have from October 19, 2020, to February 26, 2021, to apply for the grant.

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