National Opportunities

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

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

Des Moines

Budget:

$75,000

Medium:

Artists are asked to create a repeatable prototype project that is interactive and performs two functions: (1) Beckon people to the river’s edge and (2) Advise river users of the water’s relative safety, including flow rate for paddlers and anglers. Water quality data for flow rates, nitrates, and other measures are available at a limited number of sites.


Location:

Des Moines, IA, USA


Deadline:

11.03.2020


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Part of the Central Iowa Water Trails initiative, Shoreline Signals will install at river access points across the larger Des Moines region. Artists are asked to create a repeatable prototype project that is interactive and performs two functions:
(1) Beckon people to the river’s edge and (2) Advise river users of the water’s relative safety, including flow rate for paddlers and anglers. Water quality data for flow rates, nitrates, and other measures are available at a limited number of sites.
Deadline: Nov. 3rd
Three unique sites are identified for activation.
BUDGET:
Three artists (or teams) will be selected to develop proposals. Proposal development will be paid at $5,000 each plus a site visit travel stipend. The overall project has a generous artist fee and a fabrication budget of $75,000 for one or more installed proof of concept prototypes. Additional funds are allocated to support the project with insurance, engineering, and artwork transportation.

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.

Hillsborough County

Budget:

$75,000

Medium:

interior work of art focusing on the history of transportation in Hillsborough County


Location:

601 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL, USA


Deadline:

11.02.2020


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Hillsborough County is inviting interested artists to provide responses to an RFQ for an interior work of art focusing on the history of transportation in Hillsborough County, for the lobby area of the Frederick B. Karl County Center Building at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33602.
Deadline: Nov. 2nd

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.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis

Budget:

$20,000

Medium:

large-scale, painted portrait murals of “legends” important to the growth and culture of Indianapolis


Location:

Indianapolis, IN, USA


Deadline:

11.08.2020


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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 anticipated to be executed between 2021 and 2023. At least 2-3 murals will be created during the initial phase, with additional murals pending funding.

COMMISSION FEE: $20,000-$30,000 per mural (covers artist labor, materials, and travel expenses; for some murals it may also cover equipment expenses)

ELIGIBILITY: Professional mural artists over 18 and legally able to work onsite in the United States

DEADLINE: November 8, 2020 for murals to be created in spring/summer 2021; artists may provide information after this date to be considered for murals to be created in fall 2021 and later

Denver Art Museum and Denver Central Public Library Campus

Budget:

$600,000

Medium:

Denver Art Museum and Denver Central Public Library Campus


Location:

Denver, CO, USA


Deadline:

11.16.2020


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The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create original public artworks for the Denver Art Museum and Denver Central Public Library Campus. The campus is located in the heart of Denver and the Golden Triangle Creative District.

Portage, IN

Budget:

$75,000

Medium:

arge-scale, site-specific art installation as a centerpiece for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park


Location:

Portage, MI, USA


Deadline:

10.30.2020


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The City of Portage, MI seeks proposals from qualified firms or persons to design, fabricate, and deliver a large-scale, site-specific art installation as a centerpiece for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Fisher, IN

Budget:

$275,000

Medium:

gateway


Location:

East 116th Street, Fishers, IN, USA


Deadline:

11.06.2020


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The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) seeks an artist, artist team, or creative company to design a gateway feature located within a median on the west side of Exit 205, E 116th Street and I-69 in Fishers, Indiana.

The gateway feature and art installation are intended to be representative of Fishers and the Nickel Plate District, a statewide designated cultural district. Artists are encouraged to maximize the use of color, texture, variations in height, and lighting. The installation must be durable and projected to withstand weather conditions for up to ten (10) years.

The site for this artistic feature has a strict footprint determined by the City and the Indiana
Department of Transportation (INDOT). Artists must work with both entities to ensure that the design meets all legal and design standards and best practices.

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.

Hopper Art Prize

Budget:

$1,000

Medium:

$1,000 to 10 artists 5 artists receive awards in Spring and 5 artists in Fall


Location:

Norfolk, VA, USA


Deadline:

11.17.2020


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There are no restrictions on media, the awards are open to all artists.

They encourage applications from painters, photographers, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, experimental genres, filmmakers, printmakers, and more — with only one exception — they cannot currently accept applications for sound based art.

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