National Opportunities

For public art opportunities outside of the area or across the country, be sure to look here.
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Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting

Budget:

$7,500

Medium:

This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center.


Location:

New York, NY, USA


Deadline:

12.15.2020


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Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting
US-based artists aged 19+ can enter to win the $7,500 cash prize, solo exhibition, and printed catalog. This juried competition honors the memory and achievements of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916–1997).
Application Fee: $35

Coppin State University

Budget:

$190,000

Medium:

unique site-specific artwork


Location:

Coppin State University, West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA


Deadline:

11.24.2020


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Coppin State University seeks to commission a new and unique site-specific artwork for the new College of Business. The general location selected for the commissioned artwork is on the exterior of the building at the intersection of North Avenue and Loop Road. The artwork will be viewed and experienced by both the campus community and West Baltimore community.

The commissioned artwork will be the first public artwork on the Coppin State University campus. Given its importance to the University and its prominent high visibility location, the artwork should honor the history and presence of the University as an urban HBCU with an open door to the Baltimore community. The artwork should reflect the overall values of the University to connect, inspire and empower the residents of Baltimore and the state.

Los Angeles

Budget:

$2,000,000

Medium:

seeks an artist or artist team to create an artwork for the Whittier Aquatic Center


Location:

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Deadline:

12.04.2020


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The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture seeks an artist or artist team to create an artwork for the Whittier Aquatic Center, scheduled to open in Summer, 2022.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Budget:

$6,000

Medium:

sculpture


Location:

Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Boulevard, Queens, NY, USA


Deadline:

12.04.2020


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Socrates Sculpture Park 2021 Socrates Annual 10 Artist Fellows will each receive a $6,000 production grant, a $1,500 honorarium, and three months of access to the park’s outdoor studio to produce ambitious public art for dedicated exhibition.

2 opportunities at: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Budget:

$175,000

Medium:

interior and exterior artwork


Location:

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, College Backbone Road, Princess Anne, MD, USA


Deadline:

11.24.2020


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Artists are sought for public art for two sites (one interior, one exterior) at the College of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a land-grant historically Black college (HBCU) located in Princess Anne, MD.
Interior project (3-story atrium): $175,000;
Exterior project (entrance plazas and sidewalks): $85,000

The City of Kansas City, Missouri

Budget:

$100,000,000

Medium:

4 opportunities


Location:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA


Deadline:

12.06.2020


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The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to create 4 public art projects:

(1) artwork placed in The New Single Terminal at KCI airport, suspended from the Check-In Hall Ceiling.
Budget up to $1,000,000, all inclusive
(2) Escalator to Baggage Claim: seeking an artist to create a hanging installation suspended from the roof structure.
Budget: up to $700,000, all inclusive
(3) Node A: Fountain in New Single Terminal: seeking an artist to create an installation inspired by Kansas City’s history as “The City of Fountains.” While no water may be used in this location due to its position above the terminal’s baggage system, it is intended to embody the qualities of a fountain and may be hung and/or floor mounted. The installation is centered on the clerestory “popup.” KCI intends to host musical performances in the space adjacent to the installation.
Budget: up to $1,200,000, all inclusive
(4) Node B: In the concourse retail node: seeking an artist to create a hanging installation to be suspended from the roof and centered on the “popup” clerestory. The installation will serve as a focal point for the B node and a wayfinding marker for passengers traveling within the terminal.
Budget: up to $500,000, all inclusive

Innovative Grant

Budget:

$550

Medium:

grant for artists and photographers


Location:

United States


Deadline:

12.12.2020


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Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on their website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

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.

The University of Nebraska Lincoln

Budget:

$330,000

Medium:

3 projects


Location:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, R Street, Lincoln, NE, USA


Deadline:

12.04.2020


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The University of Nebraska Lincoln seeks artists for several public art projects in its new Mabel Lee Hall (MLH). This new MLH replacement building will house activities related to the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS), which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities and to strengthening the relationships among them.
There are three sites available with this project, each with its own inclusive budget and requirements. Site renderings and details are in the RFQ. The committee will grant preference for artistic quality, cohesion and adherence to the committee’s vision. Artists can submit to be considered for one site, up to three sites, please indicate which site(s) the committee should consider in the artists statement. All artwork should be suited for permanent placement with low maintenance care. The overarching goal for the art in this building is to “Make Learning Visible,” a unifying concept – figural and practical – for the various art sites throughout the building. The students and faculty of all ages should be able to interact with and make discoveries about the artwork. The artwork should be inspiring, innovative and accessible, as the CEHS endeavors to create new approaches to learning, generate new knowledge and research and develop new methods of working with youth, families, schools, and communities. “Make Learning Visible” is achieved in the architecture with ample glass walls for transparency and natural light, open spaces to engage in active learning and collaborations, and beautiful exterior landscaping for opportunities for natural discoveries. The committee also envisions the building’s art potential to create a “sense of place” for the CEHS people in order to build a stronger College community.

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.

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