National Opportunities



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GA

Budget:

$2,500

Medium:

exterior mural


Location:

Tucker, GA, USA


Deadline:

03.02.2023


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The City of Tucker is seeking an artist to design and install a mural on a retaining wall at the start of the city trail network in the heart of Downtown Tucker.

The project area is approximately 200 square feet. The design of the mural can take up the entire area of the wall or a smaller section of the wall. The mural will be painted directly on the existing concrete retaining wall and should be designed so as not to impede pedestrian traffic. Artwork may not be a form of signage or commercial advertisement in any way.The budget for the artists compensation for the mural is $2,500. The city will also reimburse the selected artist for the reasonable cost of materials. An estimate of material costs should be submitted with the proposal. The compensation for this project must include the artists general liability insurance, travel to and from the site, all labor costs for designing and creating the mural, and all costs for thorough cleanup by the artist. Once an artist has been selected, a final design will be required that will include all details for fabrication and installation of the mural

MD

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

mosaic or mural


Location:

Gene lynch urban park silver spring md


Deadline:

03.10.2023


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Create public art for Gene Lynch Urban Park, a 0.25-acre new park located at 8410 Colesville Road in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.The park is currently under construction. The finish of the wall and columns is a sand blasted, dark grey tinted, cast-in-place concrete. The artist’s installation work shall include any surface preparation or priming required for the concrete surface, the artwork, and any recommended finish coats or sealants.

Water and electricity will be available if needed. Special care must be taken to protect the adjacent recently finished features and surfaces.

Project Goals:
The artwork should improve the overall visitor experience by creating a memorable and strong sense of place.
The artwork may express the community’s culture and identity and may reference elements from the surrounding geographic area, natural systems, or site history.
The artwork may draw from current historical movements and or events.
The artwork may use any media appropriate for installation on outdoor walls, columns, and/or the spaces between the columns. It should be integral to the pergola structure and could take the form of a mural, mosaic, 3-D mounted sculpture, etc., and may include a combination of different media.
The artwork shall be permanent, durable, and easy to repair and maintain.

Charleston

Budget:

$50,000

Medium:

wall relief sculpture or mosaic


Location:

Charleston, SC, USA


Deadline:

02.14.2023


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Office of Public Art – City of Charleston in partnership with the Briar Hills Garden Club, is soliciting Expressions of Interest from qualified individuals/artist teams to install a permanent wall relief sculpture or mosaic on the Living Wall at City Center at Slack Plaza, located between Summers Street and Laidley Street in downtown Charleston.

Baton Rouge

Budget:

$10,000

Medium:

exterior mural


Location:

West Baton Rouge Parish, LA, USA


Deadline:

02.15.2023


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The West Baton Rouge Museum is excitedly planning to have a new mural painted on the side of its Juke Joint venue and exhibition space. The mural will celebrate and honor the Port Allen/Greater Baton Rouge community’s extensive contributions to the legacy of Blues music—and the Museum is currently seeking applications for artists and teams of artists who want to take on the project. If the artist is selected, the grant will cover all materials, the artist fee, and maintenance/conservation.

Milwaukee

Budget:

$50,000

Medium:

exterior mural


Location:

South Milwaukee, WI, USA


Deadline:

03.13.2023


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The city of South Milwaukee is looking for an artist to create a mural project on the west wall of the South Milwaukee Human Concerns building.

Located in the heart of downtown, 1029 Milwaukee Avenue, the building sits adjacent to the South Milwaukee Downtown Market, Da Crusher statue and the new Bucyrus Commons gathering space.

According to the city, the project’s goal is to bring the community together and attract visitors to downtown. The city is encouraging projects to bring “surprise and delight,” and should represent new beginnings for South Milwaukee.

Applicants may be an individual, artist, or group of artists.

Oregon

Budget:

$150,000

Medium:

permanent public art


Location:

Corvallis, OR, USA


Deadline:

03.06.2023


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The Arts Center and Corvallis Parks and Recreation in Corvallis, Oregon, invite artists to submit their qualifications for the design and installation of permanent public art that will be a part of the enhancements at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (MLK Park). Up to 5 finalists will be selected. These finalists will be invited to a site visit,and awarded up to $1200.00 to cover costs associated with proposal preparation.

Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$0

Medium:

Create a birdhouse sculpture for exhibit during the summer of 2023 at the Norfolk Botanical Garden during "Beakitecture".


Location:

Norfolk Botanical Garden, Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

03.03.2023


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Norfolk Botanical Garden is looking for fun, original, whimsical and one-of a kind-birdhouses for a Beakitecture community during the summer of 2023. From the tiniest house to larger-than-life human-sized birdhouses, the Enchanted Forest (one of the most visited locations for our over 14,000 Garden Members and daily admission guests) will be home to these community-based creations.

Builders, Architects, Organizations, Local Artists, Students and Individuals! Beakitecture is open to EVERYONE in the local community. Teaming up with others in your company, or network is highly recommended. Join this team-building activity and together show off your amazing talent in the largest Botanical Garden in Virginia!

You do NOT have to be a professional or work with a business to enter. Students, individuals and groups are all welcome to participate. Have an idea? Build with friends, family, classmates, co-workers, or create your very own piece.

NY

Budget:

$50,073

Medium:

Traffic circle artwork


Location:

Amsterdam, NY, USA


Deadline:

02.23.2023


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The City of Amsterdam invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications to be considered for a permanent public art opportunity located in the traffic circle on NYS Route 5 in downtown Amsterdam, New York.

he final selected artist will create a permanent art installation at the site. Artists who have experience designing, fabricating, and installing projects with a similar budget and scope, are encouraged to apply.

All inquiries regarding the RFQ should be made in writing and sent either regular mail or e-mail and must cite the RFQ section in question. Inquiries should be directed to:
Amanda Bearcroft, Director of Community & Economic Development (518) 841-4304
abearcroft@amsterdamny.gov

KY

Budget:

$25,000

Medium:

The artwork will be a visual marker at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, in Lexington, Kentucky.


Location:

Henry Clay Estate, Lexington, KY, USA


Deadline:

02.28.2023


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The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, in partnership with LexArts, seeks an artist or artist team to create an artwork that engages Ashland’s descendant community by incorporating stories passed down through families and community lore—a history too long marginalized within public memory.

Finalists will be paid $2,500 to develop a design and deliver a proposal of composition, concept statement, and process. A review of the final design will be conducted by the selection committee. One artist or artist team will be selected to realize their proposal by June 2025.

Their goal is to commission proposals by three experienced public artists for the site, with the expectation of realizing one of the proposals by June 2025.

There is no application fee to enter.

Illinois

Budget:

$0

Medium:

Exterior murals


Location:

Rockford, IL, USA


Deadline:

03.01.2023


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As part of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB), the CRE8IV initiative is looking to produce murals throughout the Rockford, IL region. RACVB is soliciting artists with mural experience to produce large-scale works of art on exterior walls.

The murals will be placed throughout the Rockford, IL region. Each location will be selected based on its high visibility, overall wall condition and overall pedestrian traffic within the neighborhood. CRE8IV has curated 32 murals and 16 sculptures for the community.

The targeted locations are within specific neighborhoods throughout the Rockford region. Sizes range from 20’X30’ to 50’X100’
• Artists will be commissioned to exhibit original pieces of art.
• Works are required to be created with the best quality paints to help with longevity and overall look of piece.
• Murals that are vulgar, politically polarized, contain profanity or otherwise offensive language or symbols will
not be considered.
• Content must be appropriate for all ages. The review committee reserves the right to inspect all work and
instruct the removal of elements not approved in original sketch.
• Artists are strongly encouraged to showcase a diverse mix of styles including abstract, exuberant, positive,
uplifting, and inspirational work.
• We recognize the sizes are vastly different and would commission at different costs. We are looking to get a sense of your projects of various sizes and will assign a wall / provide dimensions prior to you creating anything specific for this project.

Artists are required to submit a proposal that includes all requirements for the project. This should be an itemized list that includes, any/all fees other than what is noted below.
We will have your wall prepped and primed to your preferred color and provide an appropriate lift. We will also provide 1 hotel room for you throughout your stay (anticipated 7 nights, not applicable to local applicants). Your proposal should include a lump sum requirement for your original work, travel and paint/supplies. We will consider additional items, such as additional hotel rooms, but this must be included in your proposal.

Atlanta

Budget:

$385,000

Medium:

The city’s expectation is for a figurative piece to provide a contemplative experience at the ground plane plus a monumental aspect to reach out above the water feature and the vehicular traffic. This can be accomplished either with one piece or multiple pieces, and can deploy multiple media. This commission can be awarded to one artist or to multiple artists who collaborate on their submission.


Location:

Sandy Springs, GA, USA


Deadline:

02.28.2023


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The City of Sandy Springs, the second largest city in metropolitan Atlanta, is seeking proposals for a Veterans Memorial Sculpture. The sculpture will be placed at the high point of the city’s new Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at a busy intersection across from City Springs, the city’s civic center, which serves as a gathering place for residents and visitors, and features a variety of art, musical, and cultural venues and events. The sculpture will express the community’s gratitude to those who have served in in our military and those who now serve to protect and preserve our freedom.

Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$50,000

Medium:

Seeking proposals that educate and inspire thought, dialogue and caring among diverse communities about its mission: To restore the environmental quality of the Elizabeth River


Location:

Elizabeth River Project, Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

02.15.2023


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#calltoartists to create public art in #Norfolk, VA for the Elizabeth River Project at the site of their new Ryan Resilience Lab to be installed September 2023

The Elizabeth River Project encourages proposals that educate and inspire thought, dialogue and caring among diverse communities about its mission: To restore the environmental quality of the Elizabeth River through business, government and community partnerships. Within that mission and for this Tidemarker piece, the Elizabeth River Project seeks to employ art and science to achieve a special focus on inspiring resilience to sea level rise, foremost for the protection of the ecosystem, but also to safeguard quality of life for humans.

The following criteria will be used in the proposal evaluation process:
1)Artistic merit (excellence, originality, creativity) as evidenced by submitted materials
2)Professional artistic experience to fulfill the requirements of this project either in studio, educational, community, employment and/or art projects and the ability to undertake the design, creation, and installation of the artwork
3)Appropriateness of materials, style, and concepts in relation to this prospectus

Eligibility:
The project is open to all experienced professional artists. Artists who are new to the field of public art are encouraged to apply. Artists who have experience interacting with community are also encouraged to apply. The selected artist must provide proof of general liability insurance coverage.

MD

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

The artwork should create a memorable and strong sense of place and express the community’s culture and identity


Location:

Silver Spring, MD, USA


Deadline:

03.10.2023


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Montgomery Parks part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is seeking qualifications from artists who are interested in creating a new public art installation at Gene Lynch Urban Park. The newly completed .25-acre park is in downtown Silver Spring, Md., and includes an open lawn area, walls for seating, a pergola structure with bench swings, extensive landscape planting, irrigation, and lighting. A 10-foot by 13-foot concrete wall serves as a focal point of the park for the public artwork.

“This park, named for the late Montgomery Planning Board Commissioner Gene Lynch is situated at a busy crossroads near one of the most popular metro stops in the Washington region and along a two-way bike lane. It’s a new respite for passersby to take a break from their busy days to meet up with friends, enjoy lunch or just take a few moments to reflect. The artwork will be a wonderful addition to this new open space,” said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks.

The artwork should create a memorable and strong sense of place and express the community’s culture and identity. It may draw from current historical movements or events and may use any media appropriate for installation on outdoor walls, columns, and/or the spaces between the columns. It should be integral to the pergola structure and may take the form of a mural, mosaic, 3-D mounted sculpture, among other forms, and may include a combination of different media. The artwork shall be permanent, durable, and easy to repair and maintain.

Norfolk, VA

Budget:

$10,000

Medium:

The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to create a mural and event


Location:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA


Deadline:

02.22.2023


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The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks to hire a multidisciplinary team of artists to create a mural and event. The team could consist of mural artist(s), theatre artist(s), performance artist(s), literary artist(s), videographers, or other technical artist(s). The artist team will design and create a mural and a multidisciplinary event that will engage the community and showcase the depth and creativity of Norfolk’s art community.

LOCATIONS: The mural event should take place in the Berkley neighborhood, in Ocean View near 1st View and West Ocean View Avenue, or near 35th Street and Colley Avenue. Please specify in your proposal which area you prefer to work and a potential building wall location for the mural. The building can be privately owned.

Learn more and apply by email with a pdf and images:
When Walls Speak Prospectus

Charles City

Budget:

$0

Medium:

mural


Location:

Charles City, IA, USA


Deadline:

03.12.2023


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We are looking for talented artists to paint murals in Charles City, summer 2023. Locations of murals is to be determined. Commission will be based on the size of the murals.
Budget is not listed.

MD

Budget:

$3,000

Medium:

sculpture


Location:

Ellicott City, MD, USA


Deadline:

02.22.2023


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The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its 12th Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit from August 2023-July 2024. HCAC’s goal is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County. The sculpture will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces and generate interest in public art. HCAC will administer the selection process and provide an identification plaque for each work and promotional support for the exhibit. HCAC staff will serve as a liaison with site administrators. Sale of artwork will be encouraged; a 20% commission of work sold as a result of the exhibit will go to HCAC. Work must remain on view for the duration of the entire exhibit.

MD

Budget:

$1,000

Medium:

Exterior sculpture


Location:

Elkton, MD, USA


Deadline:

03.31.2023


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Cecil County Art Walk #callforartists
The Friends of Cecil County Parks & Recreation is seeking artists to create interactive sculptures for the Brantwood Park Art Walk that they are creating. These sculptures will showcase “hidden stories” from Cecil County. They already have 3 specific stories in mind and they need artists to bring them to life.

Rhode Island

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

Interior = $35,000 Exterior = $100,000


Location:

Rhode Island College, Mt Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI, USA


Deadline:

02.06.2023


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Rhode Island State CounciFor the exterior commission, artwork might:

Serve as a gateway piece, heralding the school’s presence
Create a gathering space, a focal point, or be intentionally functional
Be sited on the patio outside the front entrance or at the Southwest corner facing College Road
Be lit for visibility at night as well as during the day
create a connection with the dichroic glass facade
The interior commission might:

Enliven the community spaces on the first, second and/or third floors.
Create a welcoming atmosphere, increase collaborative space and sense of community
Might be a series of works uniting various spaces and floors throughout; or a single large work
For both works, artwork might:

Evoke learning, play, childhood, knowledge, intellectual growth, teaching;
Be celebratory, welcoming, inclusive; reflect RIC’s diversity or its central geographic urban location;
Reflect the goals and values of RIC’s public art master plan
While not required, projects that engage, employ, or share skills with RIC students are welcome.l on the Arts seeks artists for a Public Art Commission for the Rhode Island College Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

Contact Email: molly.dickinson.ctr@arts.ri.gov
Contact Phone:
401-573-9838

Roanoke

Budget:

$25,000

Medium:

Exterior mural


Location:

Roanoke, VA, USA


Deadline:

02.07.2023


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The Roanoke Arts Commission’s “River’s Edge Mural” project seeks to engage an Artist or an Artist Team in developing a public art project on the side of the South Jefferson Street foundation wall. This project will be funded through the City’s Percent for Art Program.

River’s Edge Park – North was renovated in 2020 with new, multi-use Bermuda grass athletic fields, lighting, scoreboards, parking lot, fountain feature, magnolia walkway, and greenway connector. It is also home to the ADA accessible Maher Baseball Field, eight tournament-ready and recently renovated, ADA-accessible tennis courts. River’s Edge North is one of the busiest parks in Roanoke. Many large events and festivals take place in the park. The park recently won an award from the Virginia Sports Turf Association.

Beyond the wall are the multistoried and growing towers Roanoke Memorial Hospital and other healthcare facilities and the trails, amenities and overlooks of Mill Mountain. It is neighbored by the research buildings of Carilion Clinic, including the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. South Jefferson Street, the road that sits above the foundation wall, creates Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor, stretching from the Carilion complex to Downtown Roanoke.

Bordering the park are the Roanoke River and Franklin Road. The wall is visible to passing traffic on US-220 in the distance. The Roanoke River Greenway and railroad tracks run adjacent to the park just across the river.

Texas

Budget:

$200,000

Medium:

Outdoor and Indoor public art. (2) projects for (1) artist or artist team.


Location:

Texas A and M University Lake Number 1, College Station, TX, USA


Deadline:

03.15.2023


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Texas A&M University announces an open competition for professional artists or artist teams to commission two site-specific public art installations inside and outside of the Innovative Learning Classroom Building (ILCB).

The primary installation will be an outdoor piece located on the second floor on a rooftop terrace. The second artwork will an inside wall installation, also located on the second floor across from the terrace. Both pieces should connect to each other in a meaningful way.

One artist or artist team will be chosen to produce both installations.

Artists should consider the following inspirational words when coming up with ideas for the public art installations:

Expressive | Engaging | Innovative | Activating | Welcoming

Budgets: $125,000 and $75,000

Reno

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

Exterior mural


Location:

Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center, Elementary Drive, Reno, NV, USA


Deadline:

02.01.2023


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The Reno Arts & Culture Commission is looking for an artist/artist team to design and create a large-scale mural on the exterior of the activity center at Teglia’s Paradise Park. This project will add vibrancy to the building and surrounding area and reflect the character of the neighborhood. Part of this project includes a community engagement component. Selected artist(s) will be expected to work with City staff to conduct community engagement sessions with users of the building, the surrounding neighborhood, and the elementary school located adjacent to the activity center. The final design of the mural will be created from input from these sessions.

The mural will be painted on the exterior south wall and west walls of the activity center. Approximate square footage to be painted is around 2,000 square feet.

NC

Budget:

$100,000

Medium:

Budgets are dependent upon site. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis.


Location:

Durham, NC, USA


Deadline:

04.30.2023


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Murals at Mason is seeking artists in DC, MD, and VA to submit proposals for multiple sites inside the Manassas Regional Airport. There are 4 sites of varying sizes. Commission amount will be determined based on square footage and upon negotiations with individual artists. Submissions should be vibrant, colorful, and a notable statement piece that makes the airport a landmark of Manassas/Prince William County. There should be an aviation or aerial theme, including the planes that are flown at Manassas Regional, as well as drones, blimps, hot air balloons, helicopters, and other aircraft. Birds and insects could also be incorporated. Landmarks of Virginia may be included.

Indianapolis Mural

Budget:

$30,000

Medium:

exterior mural


Location:

Indianapolis, IN, USA


Deadline:

12.31.2023


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#callforartists
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assembling a pool of artists interested in creating large-scale, painted portrait murals of “legends” important to the growth and culture of Indianapolis. Murals are being executed through 2023.
For each mural, three artists from the pool will be selected by the mural’s community stakeholder group to create design proposals for $750. As artists are identified to provide design proposals, they will be informed as to the budget of the particular mural project (up to $30,000) they are invited to design for. Artist fees for Legends murals include compensation for artists’ engagements with the community, design work, installation, travel and lodging, and meals. Depending on the site, the artist may also be compensated to rent the necessary equipment to execute the mural.
Eligibility: Professional mural artists over 18 and legally able to work onsite in the United States.
Application Requirements:
Work examples: 1 – 20
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.

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