National Opportunities



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Baltimore, MD

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

Free-standing, highly creative and dynamic public art concept representing hope, unity, and healing


Location:

Lake Roland Park, Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD, USA


Deadline:

07.01.2021


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To honor the lives lost and all those affected by COVID-19, Baltimore County Arts Guild (BCAG) and Baltimore County, Maryland are partnering to seek a highly creative and dynamic public art concept representing hope, unity, and healing. The free-standing public art will be installed at Lake Roland Park, near walking and biking paths, and among acres of open space. The goal of this initiative is a finished public art project that will exist as a commemorative piece to honor the memory of those affected by this global pandemic, provide a place for remembrance and reconciliation, and create a meditative space.

Five Points Neighborhood Park, Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$125,000

Medium:

The artwork should draw people in from the busy intersection and be detailed enough to be enjoyed up close. There are light poles around the perimeter making electricity and the use of LED lighting easy. Artwork must be durable and of permanent materials that will stand the test of time. Materials must be safe and easily maintained.


Location:

Five Points Neighborhood Spot, Sewells Point Road, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

07.19.2021


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The Norfolk Public Art Commission
and the Five Points Park Planning Committee seek to
commission an artist to design and create artwork.

LOCATION/CONTEXT: The new Five Points Park sits between a once-bustling retail center and a busy five road intersection. The intersection is a major, north-south and east-west thoroughfare with 45,000-65,000 cars passing through daily. Five Points has a history as a retail center with an exciting skyline of large 1950’s style signs atop each business attracting shoppers from the busy intersection. The area is surrounded by 14 neighborhoods of residential housing, three schools, and a community center. It is a pedestrian-friendly, culturally diverse, blue collar, working class community.

PROJECT SITE: The new neighborhood park is being designed now. There is a small stage for programming at one end of the park with a large open grass multipurpose area in the center, a tot lot, shade structures and casual seating. The park will accommodate smaller community gatherings, farmers markets, craft fairs, informal games, play, and relaxation. The entire park is surrounded by trees and sidewalks to buffer from traffic. It is easily accessible to pedestrians from five entrance points. It will be a landmark in the community supporting revitalization efforts.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The committee would like to commission an artist to create thoughtfully delightful artwork. Artists may want to give a nod to Five Point history but should look to the future, representing the people who live in the area and will use the park. Artwork should focus on a fresh, revitalized identity and be a new brand. The artwork will draw people to the park and orient them to the space. We hope the final artwork will be light-hearted, connecting, unifying, blend with the park, refer to nature/the organic, and be symbolic of Five Points.

ELIGIBILITY: This project is open to all artists. Norfolk Arts staff can assist new public artists and advise about materials, engineering, fabrication, insurance, construction, and installation.

Upperville VA Residency

Budget:

$1,000

Medium:

$1,000 + artwork purchase of $1,000


Location:

Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Loughborough Lane, Upperville, VA, USA


Deadline:

07.15.2021


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Botanical Artist-in-Residence Program
Upperville, Virginia

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation offers a residency in their formal garden and broader 700-acre landscape, open to national and international botanical artists who can create beautiful and scientifically accurate depictions of plant species. Accepted residents will receive a $1,000 grant, and an offer to purchase one final work on paper for $1,000.

San Jose East Ridge Transit Center

Budget:

$450,000

Medium:

These sites allow for both discrete sculpture as well as integrated plaza enhancements.


Location:

Eastridge Transit Center, San Jose, CA, USA


Deadline:

07.02.2021


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San José Public Art seeks artists/artist-led teams for the design, fabrication, delivery, and installation oversight of signature public art associated with two (2) stations along the 2.4-mile light rail extension in East San José, CA.
Public Art will be an important feature of this light rail extention, distinguishing VTA as a visible and significant part of the city landscape. Public Art will also contribute to the vibrancy of the cityscape, promote neighborhood pride by strengthening the unique character of the individual stations as landmarks, create engaging experiences for pedestrians and transit users, and reinforce intuitive wayfinding. The primary opportunities for artwork are located at the Story Road and Eastridge Transit Center stations. These sites allow for both discrete sculpture as well as integrated plaza enhancements.

AZ

Budget:

$300,000

Medium:

Exterior entryway project


Location:

Surprise, AZ, USA


Deadline:

06.23.2021


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The City of Surprise, AZ is seeking qualified artists to design its latest public art project. The ideal artist should strive to create the city’s first exterior statement piece, to be located in the future entertainment district in City Center. Qualified artists will have the unique opportunity to create a work of art that not only serves as a welcoming entryway to the city, but also an anchor to attract future development.

Tuscaloosa Alabama

Budget:

$50,000

Medium:

sculpture


Location:

norther riverwalk Tuscaloosa


Deadline:

07.02.2021


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The City of Tuscaloosa Public Art Committee invites artists to submit proposals for an outdoor sculpture on The Northern Riverwalk.
💰Budget: $50,000 + $10,000 installation
Tuscaloosa’s Riverwalk on the south bank of the iconic Black Warrior River is one of the most popular destinations in the city. The existing 2.5-mile path extends from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on the west side to the area adjacent to North Campus Way on the east side. Several parks and amenities also exist along the path.

Greenvillle NC

Budget:

$2,000

Medium:

graphic for vinyl banners


Location:

Greenville, NC, USA


Deadline:

08.28.2021


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Create an original design to be reproduced on large vinyl banners in Pitt County in Greenville, NC.
The Pitt County Arts Council invites visual and graphic artists 18+ located nationwide to create an original design w/ an emphasis on community, innovation, and/or culture.
The design should reflect Pitt County’s diverse demographics and welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.
Artists will be reproduced on large vinyl banners measuring 120 x 204 inches and installed in five archways on the side of Starlight Café located at 104 W. 5th Street in Greenville, NC.

Each artist may only submit one application with five 120” x 204” designs. This can be one cohesive design broken up into five rectangles, or five different scenes. A low-resolution design of all five panels is required for the proposal. However, the chosen artist will need to supply a high resolution, actual size, vector based file upon acceptance.

Art Fluent Evolution Grant

Budget:

$1,000

Medium:

Grant for individual artists


Location:

Massachusetts, USA


Deadline:

06.25.2021


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Art Fluent’s Evolution Grant for individual artists provides funding to an artist with artistic excellence in fine art media & a demonstrated commitment to their art. No restriction on style, genre, or subject matter.

Residency in Upperville VA

Budget:

$0

Medium:

residency


Location:

Upperville, VA, USA


Deadline:

07.15.2021


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In 2022 the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will award their annual Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence to an early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. Open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a two-to-eight-week stay at Oak Spring. Granted to an exceptional artist who shows remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world, and humankind’s place in it.
The dates of the Fellow’s residency should fall between Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022.

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.

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