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Public Art Opportunities
Utah Public Art Program Opportunities
OTHER PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES IN UTAH
Brian Head Town is soliciting qualifications from all professional artist and/or artist led-teams residing in the Western United States region to design, construct, and install a public art piece in Brian Head that would be iconic in nature and serve as a major visual focal point of the Town.
Budget: $100,000 - Deadline: May 7, 2021
Please note, projects marked with ⊗ indicates the artist(s) may be requested to supply uncompensated services to apply.
National & International Public Art Opportunities
The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission four (4) local artists or artist teams to create permanent public artwork for stations related to fire and emergency medical services. The commissioned artwork should reflect the mission of the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (AFD/EMS) “to create safer communities through prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response.” Artworks should be integrated into the spaces of the stations. A range of materials and conceptual approaches are welcome!
Budget: $365,000 - Deadline: April 8, 2021
The City of Sugar Land, Texas requests artists or artist teams submit a statement of qualifications, letter of interest and other materials for the commission of projects through the Creative Placemaking Program, #AllinforSLTX, a program to aid local small businesses.
Budget: $15,000 - $150,000 - Deadline: April 8, 2021
The city of Ketchum, Idaho, invites experienced artists to apply for Ketchum’s summer sculpture exhibition, “Art on Fourth.” Original three-dimensional artwork by selected artists will be displayed in outdoor public spaces along Ketchum’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor from June through October 2021. Selected artists will receive a $2,500 stipend for the exhibition of their work.
Deadline: April 8, 2021
The city of Thornton, in collaboration with the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) and Adams County, is seeking to commission original public art. This project will commission 3D, large-scale, site-specific work that will have a strong visual impact and push Thornton into a contemporary setting. The final design will include indigenous intervention into the practice of public art by honoring the location’s indigenous history in addition to the current cultural contributions made by Indigenous peoples in an effort to inspire an ethos for living in harmony with nature and preserving natural resources (given the locations close proximity to the South Platte River). Artists are strongly encouraged to explore contemporary materials, themes, and utilize interdisciplinary practices to meet the scope of the project in addition to unique and exciting use of technology. This project encourages artists to go beyond the use of static imagery to weave a dynamic, intersectional story of Indigenous cultures and influence that may inspire the preservation of water resources.
Budget: $75,000 - Deadline: April 8, 2021
The city of Thornton, in collaboration with the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO), is seeking to commission original public art. This project will commission a graffiti-style mural that will have a strong visual impact, engage visitors (specifically, youth), and push Thornton into a contemporary setting. The final design should include dynamic style elements and visual ques that speak to the community and add beauty to inspire creativity and local pride. Artists will be challenged to explore contemporary materials, themes, and/or utilize interdisciplinary practices to meet the scope of the project. This project encourages artists to go beyond the use of static imagery to weave a dynamic, intersectional story of art, culture, and influence to inspire Thornton residents.
Budget: $11,500 - Deadline: April 8, 2021
The City of Sugar Land is requesting artists or artist teams to submit a statement of qualifications, a letter of interest, and other materials for the commission of projects through the Creative Placemaking Program, #AllInForSLTX, with a specific goal to aid local small businesses. The goal of the Creative Placemaking Program is to increase resiliency for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and provide local residents with vibrant and creative spaces that encourage patronage.
Budget: $150,000 - Deadline: April 9, 2021
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 of community representatives, arts and culture professionals, and civic leaders has been assembled to identify art opportunities, and to select and recommend an artist or artist team for this project.
Budget: $250,000 - Deadline: April 12, 2021
To mark the centennial of the landmark legislation that granted women the right to vote, WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) will commission the creation of a mural related to Women’s Suffrage in a highly trafficked site in Denver's Montbello neighborhood. A mural or series of murals will be painted along the canals located within the median across from the Montbello Student Campus near the intersection of Crown Boulevard and 51st Avenue. The selected site is central to many of those who reside in District 11 and will generate a great deal of traffic among school students and those who live and work in Montbello. This project was made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Federal Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.
Budget: $18,000 - Deadline: April 14, 2021
The City of Monticello's arts program, MontiArts, is issuing a call for a large scale outdoor public sculpture to be installed in a premier river front park downtown. The sculpture will be attached to a footing provided by the city, and must be durable enough to withstand MN's 4 season weather. The sculpture will be set into a landscaped area off a paved trail, overlooking the Mississippi River. See included site pics for a sense of scale desired. This is a prominent space in one of our most popular parks. Over the past 3 years, Monticello has embarked on an ambitious public art program. In a city that is already home to a number of high quality public sculptures, we'd like this sculpture to be the cornerstone of a larger public bikeable/walkable public sculpture exhibit we'll be launching over the next several years.
Budget: $15,000 - Deadline: April 16, 2021
ECAGI and APPT are issuing a Request for Artist Qualifications (RFQ) with the intent of selecting 3 or more artists to submit proposals to design and fabricate a monument to be the focal point of the new Veterans Monument and Veterans Yard area. The monument would be situated adjacent a majestic oak at the end of a block-long, rectangular yard reserved for the interment of United States Military Veterans. It is the intent of the plan to reserve an area between the monument and the yard where attendees to events can be seated, with the monument and oak behind it as a visual “backdrop.” ECAGI and APPT are looking for artists or design firms who can design, fabricate and install the monument at the identified location in Evergreen Cemetery. The artist or design firm must have significant experience creating public art, outdoor sculpture or cemetery monuments and have created work that responds to themes fitting the profound nature of this project. Where the monument may be a freestanding piece, ECAGI and APPT are also open to a design concept that considers the surrounding environment and incorporates seating for event attendees.
Budget: $45,000 - Deadline: April 18, 2021
Historic Evergreen Cemetery, the City of Gainesville’s municipal cemetery, is a 164 year-old, 56-acre historic landmark located in East Gainesville just off of Williston Road. Evergreen Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 1,000 Veterans from every conflict from the 2nd Seminole War to more recent conflicts in the Middle East. The Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc. (ECAGI) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose role, among others, is to advise the City of Gainesville regarding the ongoing care of Evergreen and to raise money for special projects that enhance the Cemetery. The Gainesville Art in Places Trust (APPT) is a City Commission appointed advisory body that evaluates and selects public art for select City projects.
Budget: $45,000 - Deadline: April 18, 2021
The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Art in City Life Commission invite artists to submit qualifications for a Landmark Public Artwork in the City’s new Providence Innovation District Park. This inaugural, large-scale, signature, permanent work of art will be the first of its kind in the City and is the first activation of Providence’s Art in City Life Ordinance. Successful proposals will grapple with the historic complexity of the site. A site brief accompanies the RFQ and outlines both the current site condition and use as well as historical context. This call for qualifications is open to professional artists within the United States. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, gender nonconforming persons, LGBTQIA+ community members and people with differing physical abilities are highly encouraged to apply. Artists living across Rhode Island are highly encouraged to apply.
Budget: $850,000 - April 18, 2021
Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, Public Art Office, is seeking artists to design, fabricate, and deliver a kinetic sculpture. The County expects the project to be completed by May 1, 2022. This project is open only to artists over the age of 18, who are not part-time or full-time Clark County employees or currently under contract for any Clark County project larger than $50,000. The selected artists will be required to provide their Social Security number or Federal Tax ID Number as well as have a current State and County business license.
Budget: $56,500 - Deadline: April 19, 2021
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), 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. This plan will create a robust, cohesive long-range vision for how SCL's 1% for art funding will connect with community members, provide support to the arts community, and reflect the mission, vision, values and Race and Social Justice goals of SCL. The artist/artist team will develop the master plan in two phases. The first phase will consist of conducting research and compiling information with the help of an SCL staff project team. The second phase will include the writing, designing, and review/revision of the master plan for publication and distribution. The master plan will serve as a roadmap to SCL and ARTS staff to provide input into decision making for future 1% for art projects and develop a suggested methodology for coordination.
Budget: $75,000 - April 19, 2021
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) requests proposals from artists or artist groups to design, fabricate, and install small-scale or mid-scale permanent outdoor works of art along the Monarch Art Trail (MAT). Eight (8) pieces of work that are inspired by, representative of, or celebrating the natural environment of Northwest Florida and/or the natural migration of the Monarch butterfly through our region will be installed along a one mile stretch of bike path that connects Highway 98 with Scenic Highway 30A. The work can be interactive or participatory if it is safe for public use and can withstand long-term, outdoor environmental factors. The Trail will be complimented with seating, lighting, signage, and landscape design that includes native species attractive to butterflies.
Budget: $72,000 - Deadline: April 23, 2021
The City of Lauderhill’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork(s) for the exterior of Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. The identified exterior area for the potential art opportunity is located outside of the box office area.
Budget: $100,000 - Deadline: April 30, 2021
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places seeks to commission an Artist/Artist team (Artist) to create art that encourages Palm Beach County residents to vote; serving as a call to action to participate in the election process. Artists are invited to create original art inspired by the following statement on Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections’ website: “The right to vote is one of the most fundamental liberties we enjoy as Americans and it is also one of our greatest civic responsibilities. Make freedom count.”
Budget: $796,000 - Deadline: April 30, 2021
University of Florida has released a call for artists and 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. Data Science and Information Technology Building will house 4 user groups: the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, the College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the Informatics Institute, which is part of UF Research. Thoughtful design unites these departments through an open stairwell “spine” connecting the 7 floors of the building with informal gathering spaces. Department branding will adorn the landings of each level.
Budget: $100,000 - April 30, 2021
Experienced artists and artist teams are invited to apply for Sculpture Wake Forest, a juried outdoor sculpture exhibition that will be in publicly accessible outdoor spaces in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This invitation is extended to all artists regardless of their state of residence and there is no entry fee. Interactive work, pieces of or about the environment, and artistic seating elements are encouraged. In addition to finished pieces, proposed work will also be considered.
Budget: $2,000 - Deadline: April 30, 2021
The Public Art Project in Vincennes, Indiana was formed in 2019 with the goal of bringing public art into the City of Vincennes. A consortium of four local galleries manages the project: Art Space Vincennes, LLC (project director); Northwest Territory Art Guild Gallery (Indiana Arts Commission grant applicant); Open Gallery; and Shircliff Gallery (part of Vincennes University). Since 2014, these galleries have collaborated on the First Friday Art Walks, which have contributed to an ongoing revitalization of the Main Street area. This second year of a three-year project is designed to bring art out of the galleries and into a public sphere where a wider audience can be reached. The galleries are assisted in this project by a committee of art professionals and community members representing a variety of stakeholders. The Public Art Project presents an opportunity for sculptors from across the nation to submit up to two (2) entries to the First City Public Sculpture Exhibition of large-scale public sculpture to be installed in the City of Vincennes. Sculptures will be on loan for a period of three years, at the end of which time they will be picked up by the artists and new works will be rotated in. Artists will receive an honorarium totaling One Thousand Six Hundred Dollars and Fifty Dollars ($1,650.00) to help defray costs of transportation and installation. The honorarium will be distributed in three installments over the exhibition loan period. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: May 3, 2021
Orange County, Fla. – Artists are invited to submit work – existing or conceptual – for the 7th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily. Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from January 2022 to January 2023. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.
Deadline: May 10, 2021
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.
Budget: $100,000 - Deadline: May 15, 2021
Artists working in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture are invited to submit an application for the third biennial Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition, opening on Labor Day weekend, September 4, 2021 and closing on September 5, 2022. We encourage entries that reflect on our state of environmental interdependence and how concerted actions we take today can ensure a healthier population and planet for tomorrow. Between 10 - 14 sculptures will be chosen for this juried exhibition. A $1,500 honorarium will be awarded to each artist whose sculpture is selected. First and Second Place winning sculptures will be named, with awards of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.
Deadline: May 15, 2021
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital TX's Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks an artist or artist team to design and create on-site a mosaic for the main lobby of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Health’s Medical Center campus. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health.
Budget: $25,000 - Deadline: June 2, 2021
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital TX's Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks an artist or artist team to design and create site-specific artwork for the garage bridge of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Health’s Medical Center campus. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health.
Budget: $100,000 - Deadline: June 2, 2021
University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital TX's Salud-Arte: Art of Healing program seeks an artist or artist team to design and create a site-specific hanging sculpture for the main lobby of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital at University Health’s Medical Center campus. The building is set to open in early 2023. The commissioned artwork will thoughtfully respond to this unique context in a way consistent with the mission of University Health.
Budget: $150,000 - Deadline: June 2, 2021
Please note, projects marked with ⊗ indicates the artist(s) may be requested to supply uncompensated services to apply.