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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 Mobile and the Mobile Arts Council are calling for submissions of early concepts for a project that will commemorate Mobile’s local sports icons. Earlier this year, Mobile Mayor Stimpson announced plans to establish a “Hall of Fame Courtyard” near the Mobile Convention Center and Cooper Riverside Park to honor the five Mobilians inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as other sports legends from the Port City. The initial concept will include life-sized bronze statues of Hall of Famers Henry “Hank” Aaron, Satchel Paige, Billy Williams, Ozzie Smith and Willie Lee McCovey. It would also include former Houston Oiler and National Football League Hall of Famer Robert Lorenzo Brazile Jr. Eventually, the courtyard will expand to include other members from Mobile’s Sports Hall of Fame. 
Deadline: July 23, 2021

In accordance with Municipal Code 7.40, the Municipality of Anchorage is announcing a call for qualified artists to create artwork for the Ship Creek Trail as part of the Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility, Ship Creek Water Treatment Facility construction in Anchorage, Alaska. The Ship Creek Water Treatment facility construction was completed 2020. The 1% for Art funding allocation has been directed to the designated location on the Ship Creep trail. The installation of artwork will be coordinated with the Curator of Public Art and the Department of Parks & Recreation. 
Budget: $80,000 - Deadline: July 23, 2021

Eight traffic control boxes in Johnson City, TN are in need of some creative touches. Traffic control boxes sit at signalized intersections and are a great place to incorporate art. Selected designs will be printed on vinyl and installed on each box. Submit your proposal today! Artists may submit up to 3 designs. Wrap designs may explore any theme, though the content must be appropriate for all audiences. Artwork may be designed at any size as long as it is proportionally suited to the traffic control box dimensions (44”w x 26.5”d x 56”h). 
Budget: $4,500 - Deadline: July 23, 2021

The City of Sunrise seeks applications for artworks/designs that can be reproduced as vinyl wraps and applied to up to seventeen (17) traffic control boxes in the City of Sunrise’s Business and Entertainment District. Selected student, emerging, and professional artists will be paid $500 per design for an approved final design and licensing rights that will enable the City to reproduce the design on one or multiple traffic control boxes in the City. This opportunity is open to visual artists, illustrators, designers and otherwise creative individuals working in any medium, as long as the final artwork can be translated and digitally reproduced on a three-dimensional vinyl wrap. The goal of the project is to help brand the western portion of the City of Sunrise as a business and entertainment destination and the best place to live, work and play while also enhancing Sunrise’s public spaces by adding vibrant works of art to utilitarian surfaces that are in high visibility areas and/or are often targeted by vandalism. These pieces of public art can enhance the visual character of our city, promote community dialogue, and turn ordinary spaces into community landmarks. This Call to Artists is the second phase of the Traffic Control Box Art Wrap Project in Sunrise. In October 2020 a total of twenty nine (29) artworks were installed on traffic control boxes in the center portion of the City of Sunrise. Unlike the current project, the first phase did not have a specific theme. Click to see images of the artworks from phase I of the project. 
Budget: $500 - Deadline: July 26, 2021

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Public Places Program has partnered with the Lucas County Commissioner’s office to commission new public art for specific sites in the soon to be renovated Glass City Convention Center. A Design Review Board (DRB) plans to select three artists to design public art installations for strategic areas of the renovation. 
Budget: $375,000 - Deadline: July 26, 2021

The City of Saint Paul seeks qualified artists or artist teams for a public art commission for a new urban village development, called “Highland Bridge,” in Saint Paul, MN. The public art will help to embody and express values, visions, and goals of this new area, the former site of a Ford Motor Company factory. 
Budget: $150,000 - Deadline: July 29, 2021

NC State University is seeking proposals from artists/teams to create a themed Wolfpack art installation for the newly completed Wellness and Recreation Center at Carmichael Gym, located in the Central Campus precinct. The vision for the new building addition was to shape the future of wellness on campus by unifying, celebrating and inspiring active lifestyles of NC State students, faculty and staff. The project includes expansive workout space (group fitness, mind/body studio, cardio, weights, functional training, personal training, rock climbing, bouldering, etc.) and 4 multi-purpose classrooms to serve Health and Exercise Studies (HES) as well as a Teaching Kitchen/Classroom to promote heathy cooking and eating habits. NC State University is commissioning an art installation of the Wolfpack Wall, integrated into a large wall (metal stud and drywall) located on the South side of the building’s prominent four-story atrium and is conceptualized as having some 3-dimensionality (relief or sculptural). The atrium wall is visible from the exterior through a large glazed curtainwall system on the South of the building. The concept of the art installation of the Wolfpack Wall is to illustrate the attributes of the pack, that live, feed, and travel as a family group. The art installation should represent the strength, confidence, pride, courage, spirit, and passion of NC State. As visitors circulate around the open atrium, we anticipate an emotional moment, a feeling of being part of the pack. It is envisioned that the installation will be integrated into the existing wall within the atrium. Current Building Code and ADA requirements will be adhered to, including Flame Spread requirements. Any structural elements required to support the structure will need to be included in the project budget and the design of such must be signed and sealed by a professional engineer registered in the State of North Carolina. The installation must be very durable and easily maintained. This experience will become part of the new history of the Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym at NC State and will be memorable for future generations. The art installation may involve more than one medium but water and non-durable materials cannot be included in the design. The installation (objects and or features) must be anchored to prevent removal and the materials should be durable, lasting and vandal resistant. 
Budget: $200,000 - Deadline: July 30, 2021

The City of Alexandria’s Public Art Program is inviting artists to create an original, permanent public artwork for the new Colasanto Spray Park. 
Budget: $50,000 - Deadline: July 31, 2021

Thanks to support from the Lupin Foundation, Atlanta Celebrates Photography sets out to find fresh thinkers with exciting novel ideas for creating a temporary public art exhibition in Atlanta which will appeal to diverse audiences and uses the power of photography as a catalyst for dialogue to stimulate cultural transformation. Strength of concept as well as artistic quality is of prime importance. The artistic team (curator + artist, artist collective or individual artist) will determine the concept, content, and form of the exhibition. They will also be asked to contribute ideas for public programming with the aim of deepening the impact of the project. The team will be involved on a project basis from August/September 2021 through at least October 2022, culminating in a temporary public art installation and events to encompass 2-3 months during the 2022 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival season (Sept./ Oct.) 2022. 
Budget: $20,000 - Deadline: August 1, 2021

UPMC is building the UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower at UPMC Mercy (VRT)in the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Designed by the architecture firm HOK, the building will open to the public in 2023. The VRT is a specialty outpatient facility conducting cutting-edge research and providing expert care for vision and physical rehabilitation patients. The ten-story building is designed for the many patients in the Pittsburgh region and beyond who need physical rehabilitation and those who have diseases of the eye or vision impairment. The space is carefully planned to welcome all patients and visitors with the thoughtful placement of physical cues that will help navigate from the point of entry throughout the entirety of the hospital. Key project stakeholders, providers, and staff worked with a consultant to develop the VRT Art Plan. Commissioned works of art are one of the building features focused on enhancing the experience of patients and caregivers. We are seeking artists who will create works of art attuned to the needs of our diverse patients and caregivers, reinforce a welcoming atmosphere, and inspire curiosity and enrichment. 
Budget: $800,000 - Deadline: August 2, 2021

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee (LSC) for the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) seek an artist or artist team to create an exterior, site-specific commission project to be situated at the Paseo Acequia on the eastside of campus. The LSC is interested in commissioning artwork that will engage visitors of all ages to NHCC and explore the following ideas: acequias, water, movement, journeys, voyages, passageways, connections, the river, the history of acequias, water as life, and respond to the movement and shape of the acequia itself. Artists should also consider the location of the acequia on campus, and the programming that occurs at the NHCC. The LSC’s goal is to interject color and liven this area of campus, to attract visitors and make the walk between buildings more enjoyable. The Paseo Acequia is currently being used as a planter, but artists are encouraged to use all areas of the acequia in their artwork as they see fit. Proposals can incorporate artwork in, on, and/or around the concrete acequia and adjoining graveled area. 
Budget: $80,000 - Deadline: August 6, 2021

The Leesburg Center for the Arts is placing a Request for Qualifications for Public Art Sculptural Screening at 4 sites. The budget for this project is $28,000. The selected artist/artist team will be expected to visit the site prior to fabrication and work with the City of Leesburg on logistics and final installation. Three finalists will be shortlisted and compensated $350 for conceptual designs. Commissioned artwork should reflect themes preselected by the community and the values and mission of the Leesburg Center for the Arts and the City of Leesburg. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply and must show appropriateness of previous work to the scope of the project. 
Budget: $28,000 - Deadline: August 6, 2021

In accordance with Hawai‘i Revised Statute 103-8.5, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places Program is requesting qualifications from individual artists for artwork to be commissioned for various locations statewide. Through this RFQ we intend to establish a qualified pool of professional artists for consideration. Sites for art may include opportunities for three dimensional freestanding sculpture, two dimensional images translated into durable materials and large painted murals. Specific locations have not been announced. 
Deadline: August 6, 2021

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (“Authority”) seeks one or more artist(s) to provide Sculptural Art Pieces for South Terminal C under a lease or lease to purchase agreement, a summary of which is available under the “Legal Document”. The selection process will involve a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select up to two (2) artist(s). 
Budget: $300,000 - Deadline: August 12, 2021

In accordance with Municipal Code 7.40, the Municipality of Anchorage is announcing a call for qualified artists to create artwork at the intersection of 4th Avenue and B street as part of the Project Management & Engineering Department’s Downtown Signals and Lighting Upgrades construction in Anchorage, Alaska. Project construction will be substantially completed during the summer of 2021. The installation of artwork is planned for the Summer of 2022 and will be coordinated with the Curator of Public Art and PM&E. 
Budget: $30,000 - Deadline: August 20, 2021

The Pitt County Arts Council, in collaboration with the Civic Arts Committee, invites visual and graphic artists located nationwide to create an original design for the Five Points Archway Public Art Project. The design should have an emphasis on community, innovation, and/or culture. The Pitt County Arts Council seeks to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the quality of public places by selecting a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. The public art in Greenville, NC should reflect our city’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment. Artists will 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. The archways face Five Points Plaza, a parking area that is converted to an events location for popular events such as Freeboot Fridays, Umbrella Market, and PirateFest. One artist will be chosen and will receive a $2,000 honorarium and the opportunity to have their artwork reproduced on the five banners. 
Deadline: August 28, 2021

Calling all dreamer artists — submit your grand scale public art idea to be the featured 2022 ArtSpot artist. The ArtSpot is a project of JH Public Art, in which local artists are invited to create site-specific installations that inspire moments of discovery and joy for the more than 30,000 daily drivers that pass by along Broadway in the Town of Jackson. Local and regional artists can apply now through August 30 to be the next featured artist, with their work on view for 2022 (which also happens to be JH Public Art’s 10th Anniversary year)! 
Budget: $3,000 - Deadline: August 30, 2021

Dublin Arts Council is seeking to commission an artist and/or artist’s team to create a site-specific permanent public artwork installation in Dublin, Ohio’s M.L. “Red” Trabue Nature Reserve, a 90-acre park which features restored wetland and vernal pools, a boardwalk, biking and walking paths, ponds of varying sizes stocked with bass, bluegill and hybrid striped bass, an arboretum, wildflower and prairie grasslands, bluebird nest boxes, and the historic Fleming log cabin built in 1865. The artwork will be the latest large-scale permanent artwork of the Dublin Art in Public Places program, which was begun in 1988.
Budget: $150,000 - Deadline: September 1, 2021

SculptureWalk is open to professional and amateur sculptors of all backgrounds. Sculptors may submit up to five (5) of their own original (in concept, composition, and execution) sculptures and the entry fee per sculpture is $25.00. SculptureWalk will not accept sculpture entries that are identical to sculptures already installed or to be installed in other similar public sculpture programs within 200 miles of Sioux Falls. If a sculpture in this circumstance has already been placed in SculptureWalk, it will not be eligible for any SculptureWalk awards. We welcome all sculptures and values; however, those not willing to accept up to a $20,000.00 purchase price for their sculpture will be excluded from the public voting for the People’s Choice Award. SculptureWalk will receive a 25% commission on any sculpture sold and on any commissioned sculptures, except for the People’s Choice and Best of Show sculptures. SculptureWalk will provide liability and Inland Marine (collision & comprehensive) insurance coverage on all sculptures.
Budget: $1,500 - Deadline: October 1, 2021 

LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the biggest worldwide art event dedicated to Paper as an artistic and architectural means. LuBiCa takes place every two years in Lucca, Tuscany. Founded in 2004, the event is committed to promoting tradition, culture, sustainability and innovation in art and design, and next year marks XI edition. This Call for Entries invites artists from around the world to express their vision by using paper and its by-products. The goal of LuBiCa is to promote dialogue amongst the artists who choose to push their limits by breaking away from their patterns and moulds and to help create new points of view. Entry fee.
 Deadline: October 31, 2021

The City of Durham's Cultural and Public Art Program commissions a variety of public artworks in collaboration with City departments and other organizations engaged in capital development projects across Durham, North Carolina. The City of Durham's Pre-Qualified Artist Registry will be used to select artists when a project's requirements render it suitable. Selection will be based on the appropriateness of the artist's medium and experience relevant to specific project requirements. The City continuously seeks greater diversity and urges artists and artist teams of all backgrounds and any medium to become part of the pre-qualified registry. 
Deadline: November 17, 2021

Please note, projects marked with ⊗  indicates the artist(s) may be requested to supply uncompensated services to apply.


Jim Glenn
Visual & Public Art Manager