National Opportunities



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

Alexandria

Budget:

$500,000

Medium:

site-specific public artworks


Location:

Potomac Yard Trail, Alexandria, VA, USA


Deadline:

05.14.2021


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The WMATA Art in Transit Program is working with the City of Alexandria to solicit qualifications from accomplished Artists/Artist Teams to create site-specific public artworks following the principles of Biophilic Design for the North and South pavilions of the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. The selected artworks will be the first in a US Transit system to introduce biophilic elements and provide credit towards LEED Transit accreditation of a Metrorail station. The Artists/Artist Teams are asked to consider metal screens with a high level of transparency that are to be attached on the exterior of the pavilions façades’ glazed panels.

IN “Fish Out of Water”

Budget:

$6,500

Medium:

Sculpture series


Location:

Jefferson, Indiana, IN, USA


Deadline:

05.07.2021


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Jeffersonville Indiana Public Arts Commission seeks artists/artist teams to design, execute, and install original outdoor small-scale sculptures for a “Fish Out of Water” scavenger hunt. The objective is for the series of sculptures to be small in scale but easily viewable (approximately 4-6 inches in scale). The preferred mediums for this project are welded metals/cast metals/other suitable outdoor sculpture materials. 1 series of sculptures will be accepted for this commission containing 6-10 pieces in the series. Sculptures will be selected as permanent.

Questions can be directed to Emily Dippie, the Jeffersonville Public Art Administrator. 502-558-5500 or edippie@cityofjeff.n

Murals DC

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

aerosol murals


Location:

Washington, D.C., DC, USA


Deadline:

04.23.2021


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MuralsDC Aerosol Mural #calltoartists
Design, create & install aerosol murals in Washington, DC. Artists will engage in a guided component of the program w/ youth (ages 14-18).
Awards: $2,500 – $20,000

West Texas Food Bank

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

Prominent and several smaller sculptures WTFB Innovative Gardens in Midland, TX


Location:

Midland, TX, USA


Deadline:

05.15.2021


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West Texas Food Bank in conjunction with Odessa Arts & Abell-Hanger Foundation, Warren Charitable Foundation, Don Bennett & family, Concho, Ovintiv,, FMH Foundation, H-E-B, Occidental, PDC Energy, Scharbauer Foundation, XTO Energy Mike Black & Lea Crump, invite professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and complete one prominent and several smaller sculptures at the new WTFB Innovative Gardens in Midland, TX

University Health San Antonio, TX

Budget:

$150,000

Medium:

3 opportunities at University Health


Location:

San Antonio, Texas, USA


Deadline:

06.02.2021


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Open University Health Calls:
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Site-Specific Community Mosaic Project – SA, TX
$25,000
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Site-Specific Art – Bridge to Garage – SA, TX
$100,000
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Site-Specific Hanging Sculpture Main Lobby – SA, TX
$150,000

Not Real Art Grant

Budget:

$2,000

Medium:

grant


Location:

California, USA


Deadline:

05.01.2021


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NOT REAL ART: The Grant is is designed to empower the practice of 6 contemporary artists, each who receive $2,000.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for a Grant the Artist Applicant must:

Be a practicing visual artist in a two or three dimensional medium;
Be at least 21 years old;
Be a resident of the United States or of Canada;
Complete the submission process for the Program through this website and its interface submitting at least three and no more than five works as part of the submission (no submissions will be accepted in any other manner);
The submitted works must be the sole work of the artist submitting the work (no collaborations may be submitted);
Prior Not Real Art grant recipients are ineligible for the 2021 Program.
Deadline for submission is: May 1, 2021

Create Asphalt Artwork in Tidewater Gardens in Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$3,000

Medium:

Asphalt artwork


Location:

Ruffner St, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

04.25.2021


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Corner of Ruffner and Charlotte Streets in Tidewater Gardens

Norfolk Arts and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia (BGCSEVA) have received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to create inspirational asphalt art interventions in each of the three Norfolk Police Patrol Districts to improve public safety and enhance quality of life.

The 1st asphalt artwork project was created in Norview in October 2020. This 2nd call to artist/artist team is to develop a design and create asphalt artwork in Tidewater Gardens at the intersection of Ruffner and Charlotte Streets. Painting is scheduled for June 16-18, 2021. A community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place, June 19, 2021, to include a Double Dutch jump rope performance with competitive teams returning to reconnect to the neighborhood they once called home.

Selected artists or artist team will work with the community, Boys and Girls Club members, and the Norfolk Police Department to develop a design that includes a portion to be painted by volunteers. The beautiful, meaningful artwork will be specific to the neighborhood, enhance the pedestrian experience and support police relations. The artwork will serve as the stage for the Double Dutch jump rope competition during the community celebration.

The celebration event date, scheduled for the 19th of June, is recognized as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, a state holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Artists should consider themes related to Double Dutch and Juneteenth in their artwork design.

PROJECT FUNDS: A $3,000 budget for artwork design and completion of the project includes artist’s honorarium, fabrication, insurance, and other expenses necessary to complete the project. A separate materials fund will be established after the design and budget is approved. Up to three finalists may be selected to be interviewed virtually by the Asphalt Art Committee. A preliminary discussion of the site will also take place. Finalists are not expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work and creative process. The committee reserves the right to select the final artist without a finalist process.

Selected artists must carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy naming the City of Norfolk and partners as an additional insured and must provide certificates of insurance to that effect.

Harpo Foundation

Budget:

$10,000

Medium:

Grant for Visual Artists


Location:

South Royalton, Royalton, Vermont, USA


Deadline:

04.30.2021


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Grants For Visual Artists

The Harpo Foundation is accepting applications for its Grant for Visual Artists.

The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field. Awards can be for up to $10,000. Grants are made to support the development of artists’ work and a grantee may use their award to support any activity toward that purpose

Denver CO

Budget:

$250,000

Medium:

original public artwork for the Denver District 5 Police Substation and new 911 Call Center


Location:

12025 E 45th Ave, Denver, CO, USA


Deadline:

04.18.2021


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The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork for the Denver District 5 Police Substation and new 911 Call Center located at 12025 E. 45th Ave. in the Montbello neighborhood in Denver. A selection panel has identified the exterior entry plaza for potential art opportunities and will select one artist or artist team for the allocated total budget of approximately $250,000.

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.

Hopper Art Prize

Budget:

$11,000

Medium:

art prize


Location:

Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

05.18.2021


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Hopper Art Prize is now accepting entries for their Spring 2021 artist grants.
Total Awards: $11,000 USD for visual artists
2 grants = $3,500 & 4 grants = $1,000

Artist-in-residence

Budget:

$75,000

Medium:

artist in residence: virtual and in person as health restrictions permit


Location:

Seattle, WA, USA


Deadline:

04.19.2021


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The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will commission one artist/artist team to serve as an artist-in-residence for the development of an Arts Master Plan. During the residency, the artist will work with SCL staff to research and investigate the work of SCL in order to create a master plan that will guide and inform future public art commissions. Residency is virtual with a limited time in-person as health guidelines permit.
Questions maija.mcknight@seattle.gov

Abbey Mural Prize

Budget:

$40,000

Medium:

mural prize


Location:

National Academy of Design, Gramercy Park South, New York, NY, USA


Deadline:

04.23.2021


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The National Academy of Design invites artists, architects, arts and community-based organizations, and other nonprofits to submit applications for the 2021 Abbey Mural Prize.

Created in 1932 through an endowed bequest in honor of illustrator and muralist Edwin Austin Abbey NA, the Abbey Mural Prize awards grants to support the commission of public murals in the United States. Building on a tradition of public murals as instruments of social activism, neighborhood revitalization, and community engagement, the Abbey Mural Prize aims to broaden support and recognition of the vital role that murals play in making public space more open and accessible.

Juried by the Academy’s Abbey Mural Committee, the Abbey Mural Prize supports projects by individuals or organizations with grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. Grants will be awarded for the creation or restoration of public murals, especially those that promote accessibility, serve local audiences, and inspire community dialogue. Funded projects must be in or on public buildings or on buildings owned by charitable institutions; otherwise, there are no restrictions. While murals are conventionally defined as paintings or mosaics on a wall, the Abbey Mural Prize encourages proposals that broaden the definition of what a public mural can be.

University of Florida

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

site specific


Location:

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA


Deadline:

04.30.2021


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Create public art for the University of Florida Data Science and Information Technology Building
$100,000 for a site-specific work of art
Honoraria: up to 4 finalists (artist or artist team) will receive $1,000 to visit the site, and, create and present a site specific proposal. A separate travel stipend may also be awarded. The honoraria and travel stipend are separate from the listed art budget.
Criteria to Apply: Artist has met at least two (2) of the following:
The artist’s works are included in private, public, corporate or museum, collections;
The artist has received awards, grants or fellowships;
The artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale;
The artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.

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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