National Opportunities

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

Durham, NC

Budget:

$225,000

Medium:

permanent public artwork in the form of a parking deck screen wall


Location:

Durham, NC, USA


Deadline:

09.29.2020


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The County of Durham, North Carolina is seeking artists or artist teams to design permanent public artwork in the form of a parking deck screen wall. Candidates should have experience creating structural building components as public art elements.

Portage, IN

Budget:

$75,000

Medium:

arge-scale, site-specific art installation as a centerpiece for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park


Location:

Portage, MI, USA


Deadline:

10.30.2020


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The City of Portage, MI seeks proposals from qualified firms or persons to design, fabricate, and deliver a large-scale, site-specific art installation as a centerpiece for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Alexia Grant for Photographers

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

grant for students and a grant for professionals is available


Location:

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA


Deadline:

10.05.2020


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Alexia Grant Competition – offers grants to student and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.

St. Petersburg

Budget:

$81,500

Medium:

to design, construct and install (or provide instructions for and oversight over the installation in the event the City elects to install) art to enhance the public spaces of the Shore Acres Recreation Center Complex (“Complex”), which is currently planned for construction


Location:

Shore Acres Recreation Center, Shore Acres Boulevard Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL, USA


Deadline:

10.15.2020


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The city of St. Petersburg (“City”), through the Shore Acres Recreation Center Committee (“Committee”) a sub-committee of the City’s Public Arts Commission, seeks to commission artist(s) or artist(s)’ team(s) (“Artist”) to design, construct and install (or provide instructions for and oversight over the installation in the event the City elects to install) art to enhance the public spaces of the Shore Acres Recreation Center Complex (“Complex”), which is currently planned for construction.

Fisher, IN

Budget:

$275,000

Medium:

gateway


Location:

East 116th Street, Fishers, IN, USA


Deadline:

11.06.2020


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The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) seeks an artist, artist team, or creative company to design a gateway feature located within a median on the west side of Exit 205, E 116th Street and I-69 in Fishers, Indiana.

The gateway feature and art installation are intended to be representative of Fishers and the Nickel Plate District, a statewide designated cultural district. Artists are encouraged to maximize the use of color, texture, variations in height, and lighting. The installation must be durable and projected to withstand weather conditions for up to ten (10) years.

The site for this artistic feature has a strict footprint determined by the City and the Indiana
Department of Transportation (INDOT). Artists must work with both entities to ensure that the design meets all legal and design standards and best practices.

Craft Research Fund – Artist Fellowship

Budget:

$200,000

Medium:

wards of $20,000 will be granted to two artists to support research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund - Artist Fellowship. At the end of the grant period Fellows will present their new body of work in an exhibition at the Center for Craft as well as present their research methodologies and finding in the Center for Craft’s symposium.


Location:

Asheville, NC, USA


Deadline:

10.01.2020


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The Center for Craft’s Craft Research Fund in Asheville, NC—Artist Fellowship
Grants two awards of $20,000 to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice.
FELLOWSHIP AMOUNT: $20,000 for an 18-month research fellowship
ELIGIBILITY: Mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptors, etc. age 21 or over and eligible to receive income in the United States, who identify their practice within the field of craft.

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Mini-Grants

Budget:

$250

Medium:

Individual Artists of all Disciplines for Creative Endeavors


Location:

USA


Deadline:

10.23.2020


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Grants for Individual Artists of all Disciplines for Creative Endeavors: Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Mini-Grants for artists (of most disciplines)
Funding is intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, residencies, project related expenses, etc. Simple application process.

HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute

Budget:

$500

Medium:

Residency


Location:

Santa Fe Art Institute, Saint Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM, USA


Deadline:

10.01.2020


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The HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute is a prestigious award established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability and an evolving practice, the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development.

The annual Artist Fellow receives a 6-week residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a private room and bath, a semi-private studio space, access to common facilities and basic tools, and a $500 travel stipend. All other expenses, materials, and equipment are the responsibility of the fellow. In addition to the $10 application fee, SFAI requires a refundable $150 security deposit to be paid upon acceptance.

This fellowship is open to international applicants who are self-defined under-recognized* visual artists** over the age of 25 and not enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline.
*To determine whether an artist is “under-recognized” the selection committee looks at an artist’s resume and overall presence in the field. If they see that the artist has already achieved a certain amount of prominence and recognition because they have (1) presented their work at venues such as major museums, art centers, international biennales, (2) received multiple notable awards and grants, (3) enjoy the representation of a prominent commercial gallery, they would likely not consider the applicant to be “under-recognized” by the field. As a general rule, the HARPO Foundation prefers that their funding go toward providing opportunities and encouragement to artists who have yet to receive this level of support.
**Visual Artists (e.g., Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking). Creative writing, dance, theater, film, digital/new media, performance art, and site specific installation art fall outside the purview of the HARPO Foundation. However, a proposal with an interdisciplinary approach may be considered as long as it has a strong visual art component.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Budget:

$2,000

Medium:

For any experimental artist who have been impacted by the economic fallout


Location:

Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

12.01.2020


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The Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund is a temporary fund intended to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.

Hopper Art Prize

Budget:

$1,000

Medium:

$1,000 to 10 artists 5 artists receive awards in Spring and 5 artists in Fall


Location:

Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

11.17.2020


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There are no restrictions on media, the awards are open to all artists.

They encourage applications from painters, photographers, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, experimental genres, filmmakers, printmakers, and more — with only one exception — they cannot currently accept applications for sound based art.

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