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Utah Public Art Program Opportunities

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The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board (“SCPAAB”), whose mission is to celebrate and unite Summit County residents through public art, is seeking local artists/teams by commissioning them to create murals and/or sculptures on their newest working piano in their Art Pianos for All collection, located in various locations in Summit County, Utah. This newest art piano in the collection is located at Trailside Park in Park City, UT at 5715 Trailside Drive. The artists will be required to paint/create the art on the piano on location. The intent of this project is to create an attraction of an artist working on site resulting in an interactive public art installation to remain in the Summit County, Utah area. The artists are required to develop and submit a visual concept for the mural/sculpture to be created on the functioning piano. 
Deadline: May 3, 2021

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

Daybreak Arts Council – 2021 Utility Box Wrap Project in Daybreak. The Utility Box Wraps project is intended to help beautify the community of Daybreak through the installation of public art. This project is intended to use unique 2-D paintings, drawings, digital artwork, or photography to wrap identified utility boxes throughout the Daybreak neighborhood. There are 4 utility boxes that have been selected to be wrapped. See attached map of utility box locations on page 5. Artists may propose artwork for one or more of the selected utility boxes. Please identify which box(es) your submission is meant for. 
Budget: $600 per design - Deadline: May 8, 2021

Art Ave is a yearly rotating outdoor public art display. Stroll along with the Art Ave project and check out the sculptures along Linear Park in South Jordan. Displayed works are for sale. Selected artists will receive a $500 stipend. 
Deadline: May 22, 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 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

Palisade Art Vision was formed in 2015 by a group of local citizens and artists to promote and embrace, “Art as a part of everyday life.” Artists loan their work free of charge for one year. In return, the sculptors are provided an installation stipend, recognition and promotion. Pieces are available for purchase or offered as a legacy program to honor a loved one. Our first installation in 2016 featured renowned regional sculptors, Dave Davis, Gary Hauschulz, Lyle Nichols and Steve Kentz. “Spring Heron,” by Steve Kentz, was purchased as a memorial gift in 2016. The piece is now a part of our permanent collection. Palisade Art Vision envisioned an outdoor sculputure program to promote a visible aesthetic voice to the Town of Palisade. 
Deadline: July 12, 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

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


Jim Glenn
Visual & Public Art Manager