National Opportunities



For public art opportunities outside of the area or across the country, be sure to look here.
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MN

Budget:

$150,000

Medium:

design and execute site-specific art installation/s, to be located on the grounds of the Water Treatment Plant


Location:

Northfield, MN, USA


Deadline:

06.24.2024


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The City of Northfield seeks an artist or artist team to design and execute site-specific art installation/s, to be located on the grounds of the Water Treatment Plant in Northfield, MN. The artist(s)/artist team will work with the project team to integrate the artwork into the overall landscape design.
Budget: $150,000 – Deadline: June 24, 2024

CA mural artist pool

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

mural


Location:

Redondo Beach, CA, USA


Deadline:

11.15.2024


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The City of Redondo Beach, California Public Art Program requests artists and artist teams who are interested in being included in an artist roster which will be used to open a competitive RFP process for a number of mural projects.

Carrboro, NC

Budget:

$23,650

Medium:

The mural shall be permanently affixed to the concrete surface and use materials suitable to withstand the elements for many years to come.


Location:

Carrboro, NC, USA


Deadline:

07.12.2024


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The Town of Carrboro is inviting artists to apply to design and install a mural on the exterior of The 203 Building garage. The address of the building is 203 Greensboro St. Carrboro, NC 27546. The mural will be situated off Maple Ave on the side of the parking garage.

The section available is 73’ wide by 10’ high (rough average height as it varies) All or most of the mural should fit within these dimensions. The mural shall be permanently affixed to the concrete surface and use materials suitable to withstand the elements for many years to come. All scaffolding, ladders, lifts, etc. will be the responsibility of the artist as well as supplies necessary to complete the project and clean-up of the site post installation.

Budget: $23,650 which includes all materials, workmanship, insurance, design, and installation of the final product. Each submission must include the specific cost as part of the proposal.

Open to all local professional artists creating original works of art, suitable to the exterior of a brick building. Local, regional and North Carolina based artists are specifically encouraged to apply.

Raleigh, NC

Budget:

$40,000

Medium:

Artwork can be integrated into the planned amenities or artwork can be stand-alone in the park.


Location:

Raleigh, NC, USA


Deadline:

07.01.2024


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The City of Raleigh seeks to hire an artist to create public art at Kyle Drive Park. Artwork can be integrated into the planned amenities or artwork can be stand-alone in the park. Artwork should be nature-oriented.

Norfolk, VA York Street Public Art Project

Budget:

$50,000

Medium:

Artists may want to explore kinetic materials. The artwork must be made of durable, permanent materials – NOT PAINT - that are safe and easily maintained and will stand the test of time.


Location:

Virginia Sinus Center - Norfolk, West York Street, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

07.15.2024


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Read Full Prospectus Here

The Norfolk Arts Commission and the York Street Building Planning Committee seek to commission an artist to design and install artwork on the exterior of the York Street building in the Downtown Historic District. The artwork must be made of durable, permanent materials – NOT PAINT – that are safe and easily maintained and will stand the test of time. There is electricity at the site. Artists may want to explore kinetic materials. Artwork must be attached to the building through the mortar joints and be able to be removed without damaging the brick. The artwork should foster a sense of identity and belonging, and contribute to the charm and character of Norfolk. As the back and side of the building face Brambleton Avenue, the artwork could wrap the corner and down the windowed side creating a sense of motion and pulling attention to the front. The artwork should be large enough to be seen by vehicular traffic both during the day and at night.

The York Street Building is a one story 3,760 square foot structure built in 1946 in the city’s oldest standing neighborhood. The historic building currently operates as the Virginia Sinus Center. Located in downtown Norfolk it is a tangible link to Norfolk’s history. The artwork will be highly visible from Brambleton Avenue, a major thoroughfare traveled by 31,000 cars a day.

Funding made possible through a Norfolk Arts Private Partnership Match with the doctor who owns the building. The total budget for the completed, delivered, and installed artwork is $50,000. This will cover artist’s honorarium, engineering, fabrication, installation, materials, shipping, insurance, and travel expenses necessary to complete the project, project plaque, final documentation, and any incidental expenses. The artist must hire a Virginia licensed contractor to install the artwork. The selected artist may be asked to present a community educational workshop or presentation.

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Alexandria, VA Asphalt Mural

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

exterior mural


Location:

Alexandria, VA, USA


Deadline:

06.24.2024


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⚠️Call for artists in the DMV!
The Alexandria Public Art Program is inviting artists/muralist to submit their qualifications to design and execute a street mural associated with a new mini-roundabout in the City.
Upon selection in July, the project timeline requires that the artist begin engagement with the community in August 2024 with installation of the street mural no later than November 1, 2024.

Virginia Zoo seeks an artist to re-paint their mermaid

Budget:

$2,000

Medium:

any


Location:

Virginia Zoo, Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

06.13.2024


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DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE CALL TO ARTISTS HERE
The Virginia Zoo is seeking an artist to design, paint, embellish, and completely makeover their mermaid
sculpture, giving it a new life as a photo opportunity for guests. The Virginia Zoo will provide the selected
artist $2,000 to cover project materials and labor costs.

Artists are encouraged to submit design concepts for the Virginia Zoo Mermaid. The following
information should be included in the response:
• Materials used
• A sketch of proposed designs (attached rendering preferred)
• 3-5 work samples, or link to online portfolio
• A brief description of your art related experience
• Estimated timeline for completion

The proposed designs must meet the following criteria:
• Some reference to the Virginia Zoo either through use of the words “Virginia Zoo” or the Virginia
Zoo logo or depictions of animals/animal print in the design.
• Work must be suitable for outdoor installation and must be capable of withstanding adverse
weather conditions.
• Final work must be completed by July 12, 2024.

A selection panel coordinated by the Virginia Zoo, consisting of staff members, will review the
submissions and notify all applicants of the outcome of the process by June 17, 2024 Recipient should be
prepared to work on the design at the Virginia Zoo, outside and at the current location of the statue as she
cannot be moved.

Send proposal submissions or questions to the Virginia Zoo’s Director of Communications at
emily.smicker@norfolk.gov

Call for artists!
Virginia Zoo is seeking an artist to design, paint, & makeover their mermaid sculpture, giving it new life as a photo opportunity for guests.
Budget: $2,000 to cover materials & labor
Deadline: June 13th
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Call for artists!
Virginia Zoo is seeking an artist to design, paint, & makeover their mermaid sculpture, giving it new life as a photo opportunity for guests.
Budget: $2,000 to cover materials & labor
Deadline: June 13th

Illinois

Budget:

$220,000

Medium:

Permanent original public art for the William Rainey Harper College Canning Center in Palatine, Illinois.


Location:

Illinois, USA


Deadline:

06.28.2024


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The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists to create permanent original public art for the William Rainey Harper College Canning Center in Palatine, Illinois.

Rhode Island

Budget:

$154,000

Medium:

Multiple artworks in series presenting a unified vision for the facility is desired.


Location:

Rhode Island, USA


Deadline:

06.25.2024


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Artwork for the new Female Youth Residential Facility will be commissioned through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law. The panel desires artwork throughout the facility as budget permits. Multiple artworks in series presenting a unified vision for the facility is desired.

At this preliminary selection stage, we request submissions from artists or artist teams consisting of 6-15 images representing work completed within the past ten 10 years, a brief, one-paragraph statement of interest, and a document describing the relevant experience of all team members.

Applications by teams are encouraged.

Three finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants. Finalists will be invited to craft a detailed proposal including an itemized budget, scale models and/or renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $3,000. This stipend includes all travel expenses including but not limited to hotel, transportation, mileage, etc., for both the site visit and the subsequent presentation meeting. Finalists will not be reimbursed separately for any travel costs.

NOW Art Mural program

Budget:

$1,000

Medium:

mural


Location:

USA


Deadline:

12.31.2024


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2024 Request for Qualifications: Community Mural Program
NOW Art is actively seeking artists nationwide to design unique and original mural compositions for community-focused programs. These public facing projects are in partnership with corporations. Each mural is delivered as digital compositions or scanned high-resolution traditionally created artwork files. Approved artwork images will be printed on high quality vinyl, enlarged and adhered professionally in site specific locations.

Skills and Qualifications
Artists should be skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, or other software that uses a variety of brushes, filters, and effects or able to generate scanned digital files of work that are color corrected and clean to enlarge at scale.
Artists will be required to provide a high-resolution file at a minimum of 500-720 dpi. Exact dimensions will be provided once an artist is engaged in a project. Selected works will be significantly enlarged, so attention to detail is key.
Turnaround time per project is approximately 7 – 14 days, so efficiency is key.

Denver, CO

Budget:

$110,000

Medium:

sculpture


Location:

Denver Zoo, Steele Street, Denver, CO, USA


Deadline:

06.21.2024


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The Denver Zoo seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original sculpture based “Art Play Experience (APE),” to be located in the Denver Zoo’s Headwaters Guest Experience Hub project. An Art Selection Panel has set forth specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating a safe interactive art experience for visitors to the Zoo.

Greenville, NC

Budget:

$2,000

Medium:

banner design


Location:

Greenville, NC, USA


Deadline:

07.01.2024


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Seeking visual and graphic artists to create an original design that 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. Artists with a connection to Greenville, Pitt County, eastern NC, and/or ECU are encouraged to apply.
Imagery should reflect the city’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment. Any subject matter and design can be proposed, but an emphasis on community, innovation, and/or culture is encouraged.

NY

Budget:

$750,000

Medium:

public monuments


Location:

New York, NY, USA


Deadline:

12.31.2024


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The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs seeks artists to design public monument(s) to honor four women, Katherine Walker, Billie Holiday, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, and Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trias, and women’s history in New York City.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to solicit artists or artist teams who are interested in being considered to design a permanent public monument to the selected woman, group of women, or event in women’s history that significantly impacted New York City. The City will match the selected woman, group of women, or event from the shortlist to one public site, and the artist chosen to design a monument will be determined through the City’s Percent for Art commissioning process.

PROJECT BUDGET
The project budgets will range from $250K up to $750K and must include all project costs, including but not limited to the following: artist’s fees, design services, community engagement, site preparation, engineering, fabrication, travel, transportation of the work to the site, insurance, permits, installation, documentation of the artwork, and contingency.

WHO MAY APPLY
Professional visual artists or artist teams, working in any and all media, legally authorized to work in the U.S., and who are at least 18 years of age, are eligible to apply. Employees of the City of New York, Committee members (as defined in the following section) and their family members are not eligible to apply. If applying as an artist team, please identify the team member who will serve as the lead artist.
By applying, artists or artist teams could be considered for any of the upcoming 4 new memorials.

WA Exhibition Proposals

Budget:

$0

Medium:

any


Location:

Washington County Arts Council, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD, USA


Deadline:

12.31.2024


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The Washington County Arts Council is currently accepting show proposals for 2025.
Deadline: Rolling – Must live within a 50 Mile Radius

There are options for the Main Gallery (Estimate of 50 works) and the Hall Gallery (Estimate of 30 works– suggested small group or solo show.). There is no submission fee.

30% commission on all sold work.

Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers

Budget:

$10,000

Medium:

grant


Location:

NYC, NY, USA


Deadline:

06.30.2024


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The Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers supports the creation of work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity.

Queer|Art’s first international grant provides an award of $10,000 for the winner and $1,250 for distinguished finalists, to support the creation of new work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers. Named in honor of photographer Robert Giard (1939-2002), a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work focused on LGBTQ+ lives and issues, the grant focuses on supporting emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity.

The grant was organized in partnership with The Robert Giard Foundation from 2020 until 2022 when the Foundation ceased operations. The Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers supports and promotes self-taught, early career or otherwise emerging LGBTQ+ artists, awarded on a yearly basis. This support is vital for emerging artists, who may lack the financial resources or institutional support available to more established artists. The 2024 Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers is made possible with the generous support of Joan Cadden, Glenn Stancroff, and the Robert Giard Foundation. After five years, 2024 will be Queer|Art’s final year hosting the Robert Giard Grant.

$10 application fee.

Stitching Together History: 250 Quilts Commemorating the Commonwealth of Virginia

Budget:

$-1

Medium:

No awards. This is an opportunity for your work to be exhibited. Entry fee is $40.


Location:

Virginia Quilt Museum, South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA, USA


Deadline:

09.30.2024


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This project asks artists to commemorate a person, place, event, thing, or idea from Virginia or West Virginia’s history. The project will be divided into four themes that artists should consider when making their pieces: Unfinished Revolutions, Power of Place, We the People, and Virginia Experiments.
Quilt Requirements:
20 inch square quilt (20 inches wide by 20 inches high)
2-dimensional works only
4 inch hanging sleeve attached to the back, along the top of the quilt
Sleeve should be 1 inch from the top of the quilt and should end 1 inch from each side of the quilt
Must include an identification label on the lower-left corner of the back of the quilt that includes:
Artist’s name
Year made
Artist contact information
Title of the quilt
Must meet the definition of a quilt put forth by the Studio Art Quilt Associates: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”
Must be an original design, no adaptions or copyrighted patterns, and must not violate any copyright laws
No work with glitter will be accepted
Embellishments should not protrude from the quilt more than 1 inch in any direction
No sharp or pointed embellishments
No highly fragile work

Note artists must agree:
I agree to loan my artwork to Virginia Quilt Museum, Inc. I understand the costs of insuring my work for the duration of the project and shipping my artwork to and from the museum in Virginia are my responsibility. I further agree to permit the images or detail images and/or all or part of my artist statement to be used in the exhibition catalog, articles, ads, promotions, books, websites, blogs, CDs, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about the exhibition or for and about the shows at which the exhibition may be seen. I confirm the artwork entered is original and does not violate any copyright or trademark laws.

Art Fluent Grant

Budget:

$999

Medium:

Open to ALL fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, ceramics, digital art). AI will not be accepted. There is no restriction on style, genre, or subject matter. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible.


Location:

Boston, MA, USA


Deadline:

06.21.2024


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Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art.

AWARD
$1,000 to one visual artist each grant cycle.
Unrestricted funds applied toward any expense to enhance the artist’s ability to create work.

APPLICATION FEE
$35. The application fee is non-refundable. It helps defray the costs of administering this grant so we can continue to support and fund artist’s creative projects.

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Once an artist is awarded an Evolution Grant, they will not be eligible to apply again

Embracing Our Differences Billboard Art

Budget:

$6,000

Medium:

any


Location:

Sarasota, FL, USA


Deadline:

07.01.2024


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Submit Art | 2025 Exhibit
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2024
CASH AWARDS: $6,000 TOTAL
$2,000 each for Best-in-Show Adult, Best-in-Show Student & People’s Choice Award

Featuring 50 billboard-size images measuring 16 feet (4.88m) wide by 12.5 feet (3.81m) high, each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “embracing our differences.”
Your art should measure or fit an aspect ratio of 12.8” (325.12 mm) wide by 8.8” (223.52 mm) high

Plein Air Abingdon Call for Artists

Budget:

$4,000

Medium:

Note: no deadline indicated Register soon 54 slots left as of 02/26/24.


Location:

Abingdon, VA, USA


Deadline:

08.01.2024


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October 3-5, 2024
A three-day, open enrollment painting event now celebrating its 8th year. Not only is this an artists’ competition with $4000 in cash prizes, it’s also a unique opportunity for the public to witness creative action as artists remove the confinement of their studios’ four walls and paint in the open, drawing inspiration from the beautiful scenery in Abingdon, Virginia.

Best in Show $1,500
1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $600
3rd Place $400
Quick Draw winner $500

Virginia Museum employment opportunities

Budget:

$0

Medium:

any


Location:

Virginia, USA


Deadline:

12.31.2024


more information »

Visit the Virginia Association of Museum’s for museum employment in Virginia.

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