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The Billboard Creative SUBMISSION PROCESS OPENING SOON

The Billboard Creative / TBC is working on the last few details before opening submissions for their Q4 2015 show.  They have their guest curator lined up and will be announcing their Call to Artists and new submission process soon.

Sign up for their newsletter here to get their forthcoming Call to Submit your art.

 

 

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Open Call for Visual Poets/Artists to Collaborate On NYC Market Poetics Project

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Lower East Side (LES) New York City artist is seeking two visual poets / visual artists to collaborate on a public art project at Essex Market in the Lower East Side.

Yes, this is paid work! 

Artists and poets with text, writing, visual skills, particularly photographic, who are tech savvy and passes the ability to channel interactions with people into collaborative compositions of text + image are welcome to apply.   Fluency in Spanish is also helpful.

The project is called Market Poetics and is tied to the 75th Anniversary of Essex Market and Lower East Side History Month– both occurring in May in collaboration with NYEDC and the Artists Alliance. Dates: May 9th and 30th at the market. Includes prep work and some production in the streets

This project uses a Visual Poetics app to create visual poems and to channel stories from the people flowing through the market.  The project work occurs within one of the market stalls, as well as while moving in the market and surrounding streets. We will be creating and uploading work to a project Tumblr blog and that will be projected as a realtime slide show on a wall at the market.

Here’s a link to the past public artwork installations that resulted in the development of the Poetics App software, which is now at version 1.25 and currently used in over 150 countries:   http://www.sic.ph/poetics   An iPhone is required, as it’s the sole platform thus far for the app.

INTERESTED? Send a link to your work, a short introduction about your interest and background, and contact information via the email on the site: http://www.sic.ph/poetics

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Arts Incubator: New Media + Digital Artists Public Art Project w/Grants to Travel to Asia

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ZERO1 is calling innovative new media and digital artists with a love of travel and passion for community-driven art to apply to participate in the second round of the American Arts IncubatorAmerican Arts Incubator is an international arts exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program sends artists abroad to collaborate with youth and underserved populations on community-based new media projects that bolster local economies, address a local social issue, and further social innovation. Artists will be working directly with ZERO1, U.S. embassy officials, and overseas partners to realize a series of public art projects that cultivate individual and community engagement and citizenship internationally. While the first round of artists are in the midst of their exchanges, American Arts Incubator will start looking forward to the next round of artist applicants.Participating overseas locations for the second round are: China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. One artist will be selected for each location and will be responsible for creating a public art project plus overseeing a unique “small grants” program to facilitate community-driven art in that location. The deadline to apply May 31, 2015 by 11:59pm PST.

Learn more about criteria and application requirements here > >

Recent:  American Arts Incubator workshop held at the Negros Museum in the Philippines. Artist Kendal Henry debuted his Arts Incubator public art project in Papua New Guinea.

American Arts Incubator artist Felipe Castelblanco is currently in the Philippines, where he is working with artists in the Bacolod community to create a series of art projects focused on environmental health. He just finished leading a weeklong workshop, where participants shared their environmental concerns through stop-motion animations, and then designed 3D scaled models of a fictive city to propose sustainable urban planning. Next up, he will be building The People’s Island, a floating platform for collaborative performances and sculptural artworks that explores the bond of this community to the surrounding ocean.You can follow his project and read more about the four projects that were just selected to receive “small grant” awards here. In honor of Earth Day, Felipe is leading a video screening of artistic projects that explore the oceanic life and the environment in unusual ways, which will be followed by a test launch of the floating platform.Learn more about Felipe’s exchange and all current American Arts Incubator artists at americanartsincubator.org 

 

Artists: Level Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, Lobby Commission Opportunity

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Lobby Commission

The Level Hotel is seeking expressions of interest from artists for a commission of artwork for the hotel lobby. The work to be commissioned and installed in the hotel lobby will be sculptural in nature.

The commission is $200,000 US dollars.

Deadline for artists to express interest in this commission is September 15, 2014

To apply, read the details here.

Find more opportunities similar to this on our Directory of Art Consultants e-list click here.

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Public Artists Website: Provides Artists Interested in Public Art with Opportunites / RFQ (Request for Qualifications)

Artist may sign up free on the Public Artists website www.PublicArtist.org.   Once you have your account set up you may select options to receive email notifications for opportunities. You can select local, national or international opportunities, and also–

Select the types of projects and media for which you would like to be considered.

 Architectural Arts
Bronze
Ceramics
Glass
Kinetic
Landscape
Light
Metal
Mixed Media
Mosaic
Multimedia
 Murals
Painting
Photography
Reclaimed/Found Objects
Sculpture
Sound
Stainless Steel
Stone
Textile/Fiber
Water
Weathering Steel

On the PublicArtist site you can search for public art projects that require electronic submissions.

If you are an artist interested in getting a public art contract, below is a sample of a current RFQ or Request for Qualifications, the first step of the process. To submit to a public art project RFQ, you are not expected to provide your completed art proposal, but rather a statement of interest in the project, including your general approach and experience working on comparable projects in regard to size, scope, and budget (1,000 words maximum). This statement should take the form of a description of the process from design through finished installation rather than that of a specific design proposal. Include Up to ten images of previously completed work relevant to the project.

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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY for GE AVIATION – ASHEVILLE, North Carolina  REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)  announcement date: August 4, 2014

OVERVIEW

Budget:  $40,000.00

Eligibility:  North Carolina Artists

Submission Deadline:  Friday, August 29  5:00 PM EST

Installation:  Spring 2015

PROJECT AND SITE DESCRIPTION

GE Aviation – Asheville, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, seeks to commission an aviation inspired piece of public art to be installed at the entrance of its newly built advanced composites factory located at 502 Sweeten Creek Industrial Park, Asheville, NC 28803. This 170,000-square-foot facility will be the first in the world to mass-produce engine components made of advanced ceramic matrix composite materials.

GE Aviation – Asheville is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business, and general aviation aircraft, and ship propulsion applications. A jet engine specific reference is desirable, but not required.

ELIGIBILITY  This opportunity is open to any artist or artist team living and working in North Carolina. Preference will be given to artists living in the 23 counties of western North Carolina.

SCOPE OF WORK

The piece will be installed outdoors in a 10’ by 10’ square space (vertical dimension flexible) near the entrance of the building. Any necessary footings or site preparations will be the responsibility of the artist

Climate, maintenance, safety, and durability must be addressed in the design. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic must also be considered. Incorporating green practices or materials is desirable. ! The finished piece will require little to no regular maintenance. The selected artist will be expected to collaborate! with all necessary parties for the successful installation of the piece.!

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Friday, August 29 Submission of qualifications due by 5 PM EST
Friday, September 5 Notification of finalists
Friday, September 19 Selection committee interviews
Friday, September 26! !Notify selected artist
Wednesday, October 15! !Presentation by artist at grand opening
Spring 2015! !Installation of completed artwork!
SELECTION PROCESS

Up to three finalists will be selected directly from the initially submitted RFQ applications to present detailed proposals. From the pool of interviewed finalists, the selection committee will commission one piece.

A selection committee of five to seven members, including an artist or public art professional, and at least four GE Aviation – Asheville representatives will review submissions and award the contract. Plato! Strategies, a public art consulting firm, will facilitate the selection process.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional qualifications

Previous experience in design, production, and installation of public art.

Approach to the project,  articulated in the statement of interest. Appropriate facility and technical capabilities for design, production,  and installation!

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a budget and meet deadlines

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Friday, August 29, 2014 by 5:00 PM. To ensure fairness to all, there are no extensions or waivers of deadlines.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Responses to this RFQ will only be accepted electronically at www.PublicArtist.org. If you aren’t a member you will be asked to set up a free account. From there you can search for this project and related planning documents. Mailed or hand delivered hardcopy packets, videos, or optical media will not be accepted.

Once logged in to the application site you will be asked to submit the following information:

‣ Artist(s) name(s), name of business, mailing address, phone number(s), email, website.

Artist’s bio

  • A statement of interest in this project, including general approach and experience working on comparable projects in regard to size, scope, and budget (1,000 words maximum). This statement should take the form of a description of the process from design through finished installation rather than that of a specific design proposal.

Up to ten images of previously completed work relevant to this project.

A resume (two pages maximum) for each team member highlighting professional accomplishments.

  • A list of three professional references with contact information: name, title and affiliation, phone number, and email address. References should be able to speak to your ability to provide services for a public art project of similar size and scope.!

Any proposed design accompanying this RFQ submission is optional.

FINALISTS

Each finalist will receive $1,000 to cover costs to present their concept to the selection committee. This amount is intended to cover all phases of research, concept development, and associated costs

including travel, materials, samples, and models.

Interviews with the selection committee are scheduled for Friday, September 19, at the GE Aviation – Asheville offices.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This project is managed by GE Aviation – Asheville, under contract with Plato Strategies.

All correspondence and communications by and between applicants and members of the selection

committee should be directed to: Geraldine Plato http://www.PLATOstrategies.com  email: geraldine@PLATOstrategies.com

Discussion regarding this project, by and between any applicant and any member of the selection committee outside of regularly scheduled meetings during the selection process may be grounds for the disqualification of the applicant. Such determination shall be at the discretion of GE Aviation – Asheville.

The commissioning of an artist or artists by GE Aviation – Asheville and the pursuit of all GE Aviation – Asheville activities are implemented without preference to racial or ethnic origins, gender, sexual

orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or age.

GE Aviation – Asheville reserves the following rights:

‣ to modify this solicitation and to request additional information from participating artists

  to reject any or all applications or proposals, to reject any finalist, to waive informalities in applications or proposals, or to terminate the selection process for any project without prior notice!

  • to make selections from invited artists in addition to submitted applications or in the event that insufficient or inappropriate applications are received.
  • to terminate any project prior to the commission of the work when the termination would be in the best interest of the project.

The selected artist(s) will enter into a contract with GE Aviation – Asheville. A copy of the provisions of the contract is available upon request.

Artists retain all rights of copyrighted materials submitted, except as limited by this section. By submitting to this RFQ those artist(s) responding to this prospectus agree to a copyright release for controlled usage of the submitted materials for committee distribution, GE Aviation – Asheville, shall not! be responsible for any third party infringement of artists’ copyrights.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

The chosen artist will be required to provide certification of:

GE Aviation – Asheville requires that the final approved contract for professional services specify that the selected artist(s) shall maintain at all times during the term of the contract, at its sole expense:

Statutory workers’ compensation in accordance with the laws of the state where such compensation would be payable. Employers’ liability (Coverage B) with limits of not less than $500,000 per accident. Automobile liability insurance on any owned, non-owned or rented vehicle with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit bodily injury and property damage. Comprehensive general liability, including products liability, completed operations liability, blanket contractual liability, broad form property damage and personal injury liability insurance with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit. Professional services liability for a limit of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence. Visual artists cannot obtain professional liability insurance; however, in the event that services delivered as a part of this agreement require professional services by a subcontractor of the ARTISTS, Professional Liability, Errors and Omissions coverage shall be provided by the subcontractor. “Professional Services”, for the purposes of this agreement section shall mean any services provided by a licensed professional, such as structural review or engineering. The subcontractor of the ARTISTS shall provide a certificate of insurance to ARTISTS as to proof of Professional Liability Insurance.

GE Aviation – Asheville shall be named as additional insured and be provided with a certificate of insurance prior to the effective date of the contract or any renewal contract. GE Aviation – Asheville shall be provided with all renewal certificates within 30 days of the expiration date of any and all policies listed on the certificate of insurance.

San Francisco Bay Area: 5 Artists Will Win Honorarium for Sketches, Winning Artist Paid to Create Art Panels

Kapor Center Building: Façade Art Competition deadline is only a few days away.

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Entry Deadline: 10/13/13

The Kapor Center for Social Impact (www.kaporcenter.org) is a Oakland California-based organization that leverages creative uses of information technology for positive change. The center  invites socially engaged visual artists to submit entries for a two-stage competition to create a series of art panels to cover the first floor of their building at 2148 Broadway in Oakland, CA. The installation will remain in place from December 2013 until the building’s renovation begins in late spring, 2014.
The winning artist will receive a $7,500 artist’s fee and will have up to $20,000 available for the production of the installation. The deadline for Stage I entries is 11:59pm, October 13, 2013. On Friday, October 18th, five selected entrants will be invited to submit formal renderings of the installation by Friday, November 1st ($150 honorarium for sketches). The winning artist will be announced by Wednesday, November 6th and will have one month to produce and mount the installation, unveiling the new work on Friday, December 6, 2013.

(RFQ) Public Art CALL FOR WALL ARTISTS

The city of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs  is seeking artists and artist teams interested in creating permanent and/or temporary art projects for large-scale outdoor walls in the City of LA. Their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to professional artists working in any medium, style or technique—i.e. murals, aerosol, mosaics, paints, stencils, stickers, wheatpasting, woodblocking, light and/or video projection.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

Budget: $5,000-$300,000.

Full details here: http://culturela.org/publicart/DCA_RFQ_CALLFORWALLARTISTS.pdf

Your Art on Manhole Cover?! Ironclad Public Art Project

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Artist A.J. Brown submitted artwork of her cat for this project! You can submit your own art and vote for your favorite designs here: http://ironcladart.ca/gallery.php

 

Artist Marketing Resources Articles on Copyright Issues

Beginning today, Tuesday May 28th, the Artist Marketing Resources blog will publish a short series of articles on copyright issues for artists, artist experiences, and useful tools for tracking and protecting your online images from unfair use.

InterArtive completed a project gathering together text on contemporary art and copyright issues, which you will find here.

Public Art: Red Bull Skateable Artwork and More/ Calls for Artists

4Culture, Seattle / Red Bull Skateable Artwork / Call for Artists

Deadline June 3, 2013
Submission fee  Free
For more information visit:
http://www.4culture.org/apply/index.aspx

Overview

Red Bull, in cooperation with the Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation is looking for an artist to work in collaboration with a world‐class team of experts to design public artwork that is skateable. This is not a skate park – it is first and foremost a work of art. But this is art that invites interaction and participation.

Red Bull is investing in the Seattle community by creating a truly unique public art experience that explores the creative nexus of public space, athletic skill and individual imagination. Red Bull and the Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation have selected a site for the Red Bull SkateSpace in Myrtle Edwards Park, just north of the Olympic Sculpture Park on an elevated knoll with spectacular views to Elliott Bay and the Olympic mountain range. Red Bull SkateSpace will blend art and skateboarding to create unique terrain where the innovation of skateboarders can truly flourish.

Eligibility: Open to professional artists living in WA, OR and BC
Budget: $76,000

Artist Trust / Arts Innovator Awards / Call for Artists

Deadline
June 10, 2013

Overview

The Arts Innovator Award is an unrestricted award of $25,000 given annually to two Washington State generative artists of all disciplines who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. This award is funded by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation.

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Philadelphia, PA + Art Along the Avenue of Technology: Public Art Residency

Breadboard is launching a dynamic public art residency program to explore the intersection of Art and Technology. Art Along the Avenue of Technology will engage a diverse range of community groups in the Greater Philadelphia region around an innovative artist residency program that will explore contemporary themes of public space, place-making and technology in an urban environment.
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Date: Deadline to apply: June 21, 2013 (4:30pm)
Information: www.breadboardphilly.org

American Artists Register for ART IN ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS

ART IN ARCHITECTURE PROJECT
GSA Synopsis for Artist Services
The General Services Administration (GSA) Art in Architecture Program commissions American artists (citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents or Permanent Workers of the United States) to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for federal buildings nationwide. GSA allocates one-half of one percent of the estimated construction costs of new or modernized federal buildings for art commissions.
Artists who wish to be considered for this and all future GSA art commissions must submit application materials to GSA’s National Artists Registry.  The Registry constitutes the qualified list of artists for this and all GSA commissions.  Instructions on how to join the Registry are available on the following Website:
GSA evaluates artists based on the following criteria: the media, materials, content, style, and scope of the artist’s past work, along with the artist’s past performance and experience with commissions or public art projects.  Short-listed artists will be contacted and asked to submit additional information including a statement that he or she can perform the work associated with the GSA commission within the identified budget.  GSA will count the combined weight of all the selection criteria as significantly more important than price.
At a minimum, the scope of services for commissions will require: collaboration with the lead designer selected for the building project; development of preliminary and final concepts; fabrication of the artwork; participation in meetings and conservation reviews as necessary; and the installation of the artwork at the project site.

MutantSpace: Submit Your Art + Skills Exchange Bank

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Mutant Space is one of those sites that really understands how to put online sharing tools to use in meaningful ways. They started their skills exchange project back in 2008 with a simple premise– to give artists opportunities to work with a co-operative of people from all over the world who believe in sharing their skills and resources to make things happen.
So how does the MUTANTSPACE Skills Exchange Bank work?
  • You sign-up
  • Put your skills into the MutantSpace bank
  • Then when you need a creative, production, management, or marketing skill to realise your arts project or event you go into the bank and take what you need.
  • You give what you can and take what you want. Everybody co – operates, everybody helps each other, everybody keeps the door open to endless possibility.

Then to put it all into practice, Mutantspace started a DIY arts festival. The festival, called The Trash Culture Revue, is held twice a year in Cork City, Ireland and is produced with no money! In keeping with this “creative economy” the entire festive operates on the skills of the members of exchange bank. Since kicking-off the first festival in 2009 they’ve produced well over 100 events. Mutant Space says, “What’s best about this festival is that it’s autonomous, it belongs to the members of this exchange. It answers to nobody. And it works. Above all it’s alot of fun.” In an email I received from Moray of Mutant Space, the next Trash Culture Revue is Friday 22nd March. Moray says that there’s been a lot of interest, so the sooner you get in contact with him the better if you want to participate. (E: admin@mutantspace.com)  Then the next revue will take place from May 16th- May 19th, 2013. Get involved now.

The Mutant Space arts blog posts art images four times a day of art from around the world. They love receiving submissions of painting, sculpture, street art, photography, design and illustration/ painting, performance, print, graffiti, murals, installation, exhibitions, photography, collage, and drawing as well as music, video, animation, film and collaborations between different art forms. They love anything on food, theatre, literature and poetry as well as essays, short stories, criticism, politics and activism and also do profiles on art collectives, co-operatives and festivals.

Art Production Fund Open Call For Artist Submissions

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English: Kenny Scharf mural on Houston and Bowery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Art Production Fund, in partnership with The New Museum, is hosting an open call for inclusion in the public art installation After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, part of the IDEAS CITY Festival. The selected artist will have the opportunity to have their artwork presented on a Bowery storefront roller shutter, along with 14 other artists in the project. On view from May – October, 2013, the work will be displayed when shops close each evening along the Bowery between Delancey St. and East Houston St.
Submissions:
All artists, regardless of age, gender, and nationality, are eligible to apply.
All submissions must be sent to afterhours@artproductionfund.org.
Applications which are hand-delivered or mailed will not be accepted.
Artists will be selected based on artistic strength and vision, as well the work’s relevance to the “After Hours” mural concept.
Due to the volume of submissions, Art Production Fund can only respond to those artists whose proposals best fit the interest of the program.
No calls please.

PLEASE SUBMIT ARTWORK BY MARCH 18, 2013.

Application Review & Process:
Artists should format their proposal/submission as one PDF.
Please include full contact information, address, phone number, and email.
Artists should include one image that would be suitable for a 10 x 14 ft (approximate dimensions) roller gate.
Only graphic images that can be painted onto an uneven roller shutter will be accepted**. Artists should format their PDF to include any or all images within the body of the PDF. Additional material sent alongside the PDF will not be reviewed.
PDFs can include links to websites, galleries, previous exhibitions, and/or past reviews.

**Painting will be executed by Colossal Media. If selected, APF will request a high-resolution version of your image as well as a color match print.

The open call artist will be selected by a panel of judges that include:
Art Production Fund
Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, The New Museum
Linda Yablonsky, Art Critic
Bob Holman, Founder of the Bowery Poetry Club
– Youth artists from a mural making collaboration between the New Museum’s G:Class, Chinatown YMCA, Groundswell and University Settlement.

AFTER HOURS 2: MURALS ON THE BOWERY is a public art installation that plays with the practices of graffiti art, traditional mural painting and graphic posters, to ignite the neighborhood surrounding The Bowery. After Hours 2 invites artists to reflect upon the history and present state of The Bowery to create a site specific mural or poster. This public art project is both a destination for a specific audience and an unexpected art intervention for the passerby.

ART PRODUCTION FUND is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.

IDEAS CITY is a festival that explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are a driving force behind the vitality of urban centers. IDEAS CITY was founded by the New Museum as a major collaborative initiative between dozens of arts, education, and community organizations working together to effect change. The festival is held every other year in New York with satellite conferences and workshops taking place in international cities during the alternate years. IDEAS CITY was launched in New York in 2011.

IDEAS CITY Topic 2012/2013: Untapped Capital

As the world’s resources continue to be endangered, depleted, and destroyed, we need to come up with new solutions and practices and develop new approaches. Rather than focusing on our deficits, this year’s IDEAS CITY encourages an examination of surplus capital that may be under-recognized or underutilized. There are many ways of thinking about what untapped capital could be: people, ideas, networks, raw materials, varied resources, and modes of communication. The topic of Untapped Capital provides a meeting place for developing alternative thinking, new methodologies, new solutions, and new goals.

After Hours 2 is made possible with the generous support of Sotheby’s.

 

Public Art Opportunities for Temporary Exhibitions and Permanent Installation

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Venice Public Art Walls http://veniceartwalls.com/ (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

Shortly after this most recent presidential election, I noticed a bit of news on how a city in the state of Michigan had voted against funding a public arts program. While I am glad to learn that other cities, such as Boston, are expanding their public art programs. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy  recently completed their planning process for a five year public art strategy supported by Fund for the Arts, a public art program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. This new public art strategy currently has two Calls for Artists  for temporary exhibitions of contemporary work, including one for an outdoor light installation. A unique aspect of the Greenway Conservancy projects is that they invite and welcome artist feedback and ideas.

The City of St. Paul, Minnesota, currently has two openings for artist residencies within their Public Art program– with a deadline of October 15th to apply. One artist residency will be designated Streets and Open Spaces and the other Temporal & Engagement with selected artist completing projects in performance, events and social practice.

The are many public art lists of Calls for Artists and RFQs online for your geographic area. To keep up on the latest information, join the LinkedIN group Public Art for Artists, where you can interact with specialists.

Public Art RFQ

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Usually public art project calls to artists state that they are accepting RFQs. RFQ stands for Request For Qualifications. In an RFQ an artist needs to submit specifics on what makes them qualified to complete the public art project. An RFQ may include details on work an artist has done with an architect, engineer, or project managers for previous public art projects. Also, letters of recommendation for those who know the artist’s work, such as collectors who commissioned work in the past, and colleagues who can attest to the artists skills and abilities in creating well constructed artworks, keeping within a budget, and delivering on time.
Most calls to artists for public art projects state that they are accepting RFQs. This new Los Angeles public art call, which has a budget of $1.5 million US dollars for art, simply uses *qualifications* rather than RFQ:
Metro Expo Line: Phase 2 – Seven New Rail Stations

Artists are invited to submit qualifications for exciting art opportunities at 7 future Metro Rail stations in Los Angeles County. One artist will be selected for each station. These are ideal opportunities for both emerging and established artists with a background in two-dimensional media and an interest in public art. Prior public art experience is not a requirement.  Deadline:  Monday, July 2, 2012 

Metro Expo Line: Phase 2 – Iconic Sculpture Opportunity

Artists are invited to submit qualifications for a major art opportunity at the forthcoming Metro Rail terminus station in Santa Monica. This is a prime opportunity for artists with significant experience in public art to create a sculptural artwork in a highly prominent station location. Deadline:  Monday, July 9, 2012

Phase 1 of the Metro Expo Line extends from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City and opened in Spring 2012. Phase 2 of the project extends 6.6 miles from Culver City to the beachside city of Santa Monica and provides linkages for transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians. The Metro Expo Line is expected to become one of the most heavily used light rail lines in the country.

To download the Call to Artists, visit metro.net/art and click on Artist Opportunities.

NIJI Art Magazine Features Artists

Caio Fern painting, February 15, 2012

Painter Caio Fern says, “I knew this art magazine because some artists I admire had their works posted on it.”

A few days ago Niji Magazine featured the paintings of Caio Fern–view his feature here.

Niji Magazine is about discovering emerging talent in Fine Art, Street Art, Photography, Illustration, Graffiti, Performing Arts, and Fashion.

You can apply for a Niji Magazine feature of your of creative work here.

Submit to the Art Billboard Project

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Harriete Estel Berman’s current post on her ASK Harriete blog  links to The Art Billboard Project.

“Submitting your work takes time,”Harriete explained, “as the images must be a specific size for each city, and there is a prescribed order. But there is no entry fee.” Then Harriete added,”I selected images that would fit well in the format requested. Each city has different requirements, dimensions, and deadlines. Read the PDF (on the Art Billboard Project site) super carefully! You have to resize your images to fit the Billboard dimensions, and it takes time to label your images properly. Your fabulous images could be a billboard.  I think this is a fabulous idea!

Great information and great advice. Thank you, Harriete!

The Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that repurposes digital advertising billboards turning them into roadside art galleries.

Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating.

Billboard Project in Duluth:  http://www.billboardartproject.com/cities/duluth.html

New Public Art Commission Accepting Online Applications

Today, the Ohio Arts Council and the University of Cincinnati announced a new public art commission.   The Ohio Percent for Art Program and the University of Cincinnati (UC) seek an outdoor artwork for its new Center for Academic Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building on the Academic Health Center Campus. All American artists are invited to submit digital images of past work for review. To apply for this commission you must complete the online application and then submit a disc of images (of past work) and an artist statement to:

Kathy Signorino

Program Coordinator

Individual Artist Grants and Services/Percent for Art

Ohio Arts Council

Rhodes State Office Tower

30 East Broad Street, 33rd Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

Please visit the Ohio Percent for Art site to read details: http://www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/currentcommissions.asp

 


Art For Change Call For Artist Proposals

 Jessica, at Art For Change, asked me to post this call to artists:

ART FOR CHANGE CALL FOR ARTISTS!HACIA AFUERA PUBLIC ARTS FESTIVAL: FRUITS OF OUR LABOR SUBMISSION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011

Art for Change (AfC) is seeking proposals for artworks for its 4th annual Hacia Afuera Public Arts Festival, August 13–August 14, 2011 in East Harlem’s outdoor spaces! AfC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a forum for creating innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice. By merging art and community, AfC provides a space to explore social issues and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity.
ABOUT HACIA AFUERA
Hacia Afuera, “to go outside”, takes place in Spanish Harlem’s streets and public community spaces, encouraging active participation while building community. It showcases outdoor art exhibitions throughout the playgrounds and gardens of East Harlem (El Barrio), infused with musical rhythms, spoken words, storytelling, film screenings, and live theater performances by local artists. Artists come together to create original works of art, network, connect with the public, and have their work shown at a highly visible and well-attended community event.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This year’s theme, Fruits of Our Labor reflects an optimistic perspective about the potential we possess collectively in our communities. While issues of labor rights, labor conditions, and employment opportunities cause distress during this time of economic struggle, Fruits of Our Labor utilizes visual, musical, and performing arts to engage the people of East Harlem into activities that will highlight the creative resources right in their area. The theme also incorporates ideas of sustainability, by way of repurposing, reusing, and recycling objects and materials that may have been discarded. By shedding a new perspective on old items, a renewed sense of clarity can emerge providing new possibilities for social progress and self-sufficiency that everyday people may achieve. Fruits of Our Labor is an opportunity for East Harlem to celebrate its wealth found in the diversity of culture, lifestyle, and expression by bringing people together, united through participation in a variety of artistic actions. Additionally, empowering information may be shared on the topics of labor and sustainability that may further enhance the lives of all who participate in Hacia Afuera Public Arts Festival.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Interested artists (collectives and teams are welcome) should submit proposals for artworks that fit into the political and social context of the neighborhood, with a special emphasis on the Fruits of Our Labor theme described above. Interactive, participatory, and artworks created on-site are highly encouraged. Sustainable materials, such as found objects, rescued wood, and recycled or re-used objects are encouraged whenever possible. Artworks may include, but are not limited to, painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, performance art, interactive art, design, architecture, and site-specific installation (please note we have limited electrical outlets available). Proposals must include an Artist Statement describing in detail the proposed artwork and its relevance to the exhibition theme, as well as set-up detail and the ideal location where the piece will be situated. Artists are encouraged to visit East Harlem in person or online prior to submitting their proposals as well as further research exhibition themes to inspire poignant ideas.Proposals must be received via email by midnight on Wednesday, June 8, to be eligible for consideration. Artists will be notified by June 20, 2011, if their proposal is accepted, and a $100 honorarium will be awarded to each artist or collective selected for the exhibition.PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR PROPOSAL:
Artist Info: Name, Address, Phone, Email Address, Website Address
Proposed Artwork Info: Title, Date, Material, Size (Height x Width x Depth)
Artist Bio (brief paragraph)
Artist Statement (brief paragraph)
2-5 images of work examples: 300 dpi or lower, no larger than 2MB each
Time needed for set-up and breakdownEMAIL PROPOSALS WITH “FRUITS OF OUR LABOR” AS SUBJECT HEADING TO: haciaafuera.art@gmail.comIf you have any questions, please contact Junior Target at: 610-568-8160.

Art for Change is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a forum for creating innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice.

For more information, please visit: www.artforchange.org