Resource Bulletin

The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: caitlin@mdartplace.org

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Public Art Opportunities

Call For Entries: Halsted Gateway Project: 7/12

Call For Entries: Halsted Gateway Project

Application Deadline: July 12, 2020 by11:59pm CST

No Entry Fee


INVEST South/West Englewood: Halsted Gateway Project

INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative from Mayor Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations and corporate partners toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides. Through this groundbreaking collaboration by government, businesses, philanthropies, and community leaders, the City will align more than $750 million in public funding over the next three years. The initiative will seek to leverage those public investments in order to attract private capital, respond to changing commercial trends and enrich local culture.


The site for artwork is the disused rail viaduct in the 5800 S. Halsted block. Artists should consider the multiple vantage points from which the work will be viewed and enjoyed by pedestrians and vehicular traffic.


  • Viaduct walls/painted mural sites:
  • central panels – approximately 41’ L x 11 H’;
  • tapering wing walls additional 15’ length
  • Steel bridge span: approximately 70' L x 6.5’ H (each face)

Location: Illinois


  • RFQ available via CAFE: 6/19-7/12/20
  • Review of qualifications: 7/13-7/27/20
  • Finalists for RFP selected and notified: Week of 8/3/20
  • Finalists' proposals due: 9/6/20
  • Artist presentations: Week of 9/7/20
  • Selected artist/artist team notified: Week of 9/14/20
  • Design development, community engagement, mural and bridge span installation 9/14-10/31/20


Finalists will be paid a $1,000 honorarium to develop proposals. 

The artwork commission will be $65,000, inclusive of all costs and fees for the artist / artist team to execute the murals and bridge span artwork, including design, materials and supplies, site preparation, fabrication, installation, and insurance.

For More Information click, here

Call For Entries: Toledo Summit St Public Art Project: 7/15

Call For Entries: Toledo Summit St Public Art Project: 7/15

Application Deadline: 7/15/2020

Event date: 6/15/20 - 3/31/21

No Entry Fee

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Public Places Program in partnership with ProMedica seeks to commission public art for a new construction project along the Summit Street corridor in Downtown Toledo.

We are looking for artists that have experience with integrating public art into infrastructure projects. Submitted qualifications will be judged on a competitive basis. Up to three finalists will be selected and asked to create a proposal for the site.

The artist / team selected for the commission shall collaborate closely with the project management team through in-person meetings and other necessary means of communication when developing conceptual designs for artwork, including identifying the site(s), content, scale, media and to allow the thorough integration of the artwork into the site.

The artist must be willing to learn in-depth about the community and the relation to surrounding areas of Toledo, participate on the design team with members of the community and utilize this information in the overall conceptual development of the work.

We are seeking to commission work that celebrates the culture of The City of Toledo; its history, our present growth and what the future can look like.

Location: Ohio

Eligibility: The project is open to all artists in the United States of America, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.

Important dates:

June 15, 2020 Request for Qualifications Launch

July 15, 2020 Deadline for RFQ Submissions

July 22, 2020 Review of Applications

July 29, 2020 Finalists Notified

August, 19, 2020 Finalists Site Visits

September 19, 2020 Finalists Present Proposals

September 26, 2020 Winning Proposal Announced

Spring, 2021 Installation 


Up to three finalists will be paid $2,500 for developing their proposal. The Arts Commission will reimburse expenses related to site visits, interviews and any other expenses related to this phase of the process including travel, lodging and meals. 

The budget for the artwork component is $175,000, including but not limited to all expenses related to project completion, site preparation, additional design fees, engineering, materials, equipment, fabrication costs, documentation, transportation, installation and travel.

For More Information click, here

Call for Artists: City of Bothell Fire Station 42 Call for Public Art Deadline: 07/17

Call for Artists: City of Bothell Fire Station 42 Call for Public Art Deadline: 07/17

Entry Fee: $0

The artist will work collaboratively with the City’s project manager and Design-Builder in development of plans and specifications, schedule and installation, and specifications for the artwork installation and maintenance. The installation specifications must be complete within the design timeline and the fabrication and installation must be complete by substantial completion

Location: Washington state 

Age Restriction: 18 and over

Important dates:

June 8, 2020: RFQ Posted
June 19, 2020: Questions Due
June 26, 2020: Answers Provided
July 17, 2020: RFQ due
Week of July 20: If needed, selection panel conducts virtual interviews and recommends finalists
Friday, July 31: Finalists notified to proceed with concept proposal
Week of August 3: Virtual Project Orientation with Artist Finalists, Art Committee, Project Manager and Architect  
August 28: Selected finalist’s concept proposals due
Week of September 1: Art committee reviews proposals
Week of September 7: BFS/DB review of Art Committee finalist
September 10: Art Committee meets with Bothell Arts Commission and recommends finalist
September 15: Council Consideration to Approve Artist and Concept
September 16: Contract of Award for Artist
October 26: Construction Documents for Artwork and Fabrication and Installation Schedule
Winter 2021: Building Construction Start
Station 42 Q4 of 2022: Building Construction Substantial Completion

Important info:

Finalists will be compensated $1,000 to present a concept description, budget, and simple model, and/or preliminary schematics.

For More Information click, here


Call for Artist: Art in Public Buildings RFQ: Skilled Nursing Facility Deadline: 07/17

Call for Artist: Art in Public Buildings RFQ: Skilled Nursing Facility Deadline: 07/17

Entry Fee: $0

The Veteran’s Home of Wyoming Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) consists of three residential cottages that will house 12 residents per cottage. The facility is being built on the existing campus of the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming. It is located in Buffalo, Wyoming in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. The campus sits on the site of the historic Fort McKinney.

In moving away from the atmosphere of a medical facility, the SNF will have a homelike feel with a farmhouse aesthetic, which connects to the architecture of the current domiciliary on site. Round the clock medical care and assistance is provided for residents. Each cottage will have a central entrance that leads into a lobby/foyer area with a large fireplace. Exterior communal space in the back of each cottage is accessible to the residents. The cottages will be secure. A new flagpole will be installed adjacent to the cottages and is the exterior focal point for the new SNF. A parking lot on the southeast corner of campus connects to Buffalo’s trails system and will be utilized by the general public.

Location: 2301 Central Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82002

Age Restriction: 18 and older

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 10

Important dates:

The selection committee will review the submissions to this RFQ in July 2020

Important info:

The total project budget available for artwork is $41,212.00. This amount may be allocated for multiple artists/artworks or for various locations. A more specific budget allocation will be determined by the committee after finalists are selected.

All proposed artwork must be durable, structurally sound, secure, site appropriate, and easy to maintain. Additional drawings, site plans, and information will be provided to the artists invited to submit complete proposals.

For More Information click, here.



Call For Entries: Art in Public Buildings RFQ: LCCC Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium: 7/27

Call For Entries: Art in Public Buildings RFQ: LCCC Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium: 7/27

Application Deadline: 7/27/2020

No Entry Fee

The Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium (SPA) on the Laramie County Community College (LCCC) campus is a 400 seat auditorium that features an acoustic shell and direct audience access to the stage. The space can be closed to 250 seats. The rear half of the auditorium is more elevated and features a tech booth in the back.

The committee from the Wyoming Arts Council is interested in interior artwork, including 2D work, wall mounted relief work, site specific installations, murals, or small sculptures. There are opportunities for artwork in the lobby area of the SPA, including at the top of the stairs leading up from the parking lot, and other wall space throughout the lobby. The committee is also specifically interested in work for the main public entrance. This includes ceiling mounted work, sculpture, or work that incorporates lighting elements. This space is visible from the exterior of the building, and is open to the interior stairs and lobby.

The committee is interested in work that reflects the SPA and the programs of the Fine Arts Building, the LCCC campus, and the broader Cheyenne community. That includes work that represents the diversity of the arts and humanities, as well as people, concepts, interests, and areas of study. The committee is also interested in work that is relevant, inclusive, and uplifting. Being connected to the Fine Arts Building, the committee is interested in work that can be instructionally helpful to the visual arts program.

Location: Wyoming

Timeline: The selection committee will review the submissions to this RFQ in August 2020. Following review, select artists will be asked to submit a complete formal proposal. A decision will be made by September 2020. A specific timeline for development, production, and installation will be established upon selection of the finalist(s). This timeline is subject to adjustment.

Project Budget: The total project budget available for artwork is $63,000.00. This amount may be allocated for multiple artists/artworks or for various locations. The committee may purchase existing work or commission work that is site specific. A more specific budget allocation will be determined by the committee after finalists are selected. 

For More Information click, here

Call For Entries: Alvarado Square Chambers Mural: 8/1

Call For Entries: Alvarado Square Chambers Mural

Application Deadline: August 1 

No Entry Fee

The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a call for artists for the Alvarado Square Chambers Mural, an indoor, site specific mural project for Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square, the new home for Bernalillo County government offices. The Alvarado Square Chambers Mural will be located inside the building on the south-facing wall outside of the County Commission Chambers. The mural will be visible to the public both from inside the building and outside from Silver Avenue through glass windows.  Additionally, the design and imagery for the mural will be used in the creation of an acrylic/glass art element to be placed on top of the casework behind the building’s concierge desk and form a screen for the building’s glass elevators. The established budget for this project is $50,000. The winning artist or team will create the concept and design of the mural, engage in community outreach, and implement installation. The mural will be culturally relevant and represent Bernalillo County.

Location: New Mexico

Eligibility: National

Project Funds:

$50,000.00 is available to commission the mural from 1% for the Arts, from voter approved general obligation bonds. This amount includes all fees and expenses associated with the project, e.g., materials, equipment, labor, permits, travel, installation, and written and professional photographic documentation of the completed project.

Timeframe (subject to change): 

  • The call is open for 45 days. From the submissions, three finalists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to prepare their final designs and present to the Selection Committee and the community in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The finalists may or may not choose to present their designs in person.
  • Request for Qualifications announced: June 2020
  • Selection committee meetings and community comment period: Summer 2020
  • Three finalists announced: Fall 2020
  • Final selection awarded: Fall 2020
  • Mural planning and design: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
  • A high-quality rendering of the mural design must be completed by January 1st, 2021 for use in the acrylic/glass art element
  • Acrylic/glass art element installation: First week of March 2021
  • Mural implementation starts April 12, 2021
  • Mural completion by October 31, 2021

For More Information click, here

Call for Public Art: NMA Prospectus #259 Deadline: 08/03

Call for Public Art: NMA Prospectus #259  Deadline: 08/03/2020

Entry Fee : $0

New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee for Devasthali Hall seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission project to be situated on a landscaped area south and west of Devasthali Hall. Photographs and plans of the area are provided for reference. The exterior space invites the opportunity to create a connection point and unifying location for multiple university disciplines through an environment where students, faculty, staff, and visitors to NMSU may gather. Projects that engage the natural environment, the exterior architecture, and use the grounds to create a sense of place are encouraged, especially those responding to the mission of Devasthali Hall, the Department of Art, and the University Art Museum as centers of innovation, creativity, and freedom of expression. Artists are encouraged to explore conceptual designs inspired by the landscape (always sunny in Southern New Mexico; the need for shelter/shade; and transparency and porosity), landscape architecture, environmental art, and placemaking and monumental art. The committee would like a work that creates a sense of place with the potential to serve as an iconic landmark, gateway or signpost to welcome visitors to Devasthali Hall.

Mediums accepted : Media must be durable, low maintenance, permanent, safe for both children and adults and be ADA compliant. 

Minimum number of submissions : 1

Maximum number of submissions : 10

Important dates:

June 2020 – Project Announced
August 3, 2020 – Submission Deadline 
September 2020 – Notification of Finalists
January 2021 – Finalist Presentations
January 2023 – Artwork completed and installed

Important info:

Each finalist/team will receive a travel stipend based on mapped mileage according to the following schedule:
$250 for travel and lodging between 50 – 300 miles one-way.
$450 for travel and lodging between 301 – 800 miles one-way.
$900 for travel and lodging 801 miles and over one-way.

For More Information click, here


Call For Entries: Kingsville Main Street Community Art: Sculpture on Main: 8/15

Call For Entries: Kingsville Main Street Community Art: Sculpture on Main: 8/15

Application Deadline: 8/15/2020

Event date: 11/20/2020

No Entry Fee

The Kingsville Main Street Advisory Board seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Kingsville, Texas as part of Kingsville Main Street Community Art. We will be selecting approximately seven sculptures with a $1,000 Honorarium for each selected work. 

Location: The work will be located in the historic downtown area along or near E. Kleberg Ave

Size Limitations: The footprint of the sculpture must be smaller than the pad or secure mounting area of 5’x5’ provided by the City with a maximum height of 15’.

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 6

Selection Criteria/Committee:

Sculptures will be selected on the basis of their artistic merit, artistic context, maintainability and suitability for public display.

We will be giving preference to regional themes and kid-friendly works of art.

Juror names will be announced at a later date.

Timeline :

August 15, 2020 Submission Deadline

September 15, 2020 Notification of Selection Date

November 20, 2020 Installation/Reception

November 13, 2021 Pickup Date

For More Information click, here

Call for Entries: Public Art Commision for the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts: 09/05

Call for Entries: Public Art Commision for the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts: 09/05

Entry Fee: $0 

Piece #1 – Exterior

The first piece to pursue is a large scale site-specific piece honoring local historic figure, Caroline Dormon. This piece will serve as a centerpiece to the newly constructed living/learning community at the LSMSA campus, which is adjacent to Northwestern State University in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana. LSMSA is open to a wide variety of artist styles, including traditional statuary and contemporary art. 

Piece #2 – Interior Lobby

The second piece to be commissioned will be installed in the main lobby of the new LSMSA living learning center. The space includes a vaulted ceiling and is encompassed with glass walls, so the School is seeking artwork that can either be hung from the ceiling or is freestanding in the space. 

Location: Louisiana

Required items include:

Resume/CV, Letter of Interest & Artist Statement, Professional References, and Six (6) images of your original completed commissions

Age Restriction: This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Important info:



Artist(s) are expected to create permanent works of art that will not only serve as focal points but will also provide an artistic element to theses spaces.

The development and design for the artwork should:

Consider the elements of the site as a source of design ideas

Consider the area surrounding the artwork and its intended uses as described in this call.

Reflect the university's/community's history, diversity and cultural profile

Be durable, sturday, stable, and suitable for the climate conditions, resistant to UV damage, and safe for public interaction.

For More Information click, here.

Call for Proposals: Public Sculpture - Pelham Art Center: Ongoing

The Pelham Art Center is looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire space while considering the scale, architecture, and use of the area. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of:

Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the courtyard to experience the work further.

Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Art Center. Pelham Art Center will not pay for shipping, as well as being responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center will not provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material costs.

Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through our regular notices and stories to local media outlets, our email database of 5000 as well as on our website. Pelham Art Center is located on Pelham’s main commercial street, with constant foot and car traffic passing by. The courtyard is used frequently by passersby and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work. Three to six public events at the Art Center per quarter draw sizeable crowds as well.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three-Four proposals will be realized per year.

Annual Entry Deadline: December 31

For more information and to apply for proposals:
email anki@pelhamartcenter.org Subject: Public Art

Or visit our website here.

Call to Artists: Baltimore Mural Program: Ongoing

The Baltimore Mural Program invites all artists who can envision the big picture to apply for inclusion in the city's Muralist Registry. Community representatives use the registry when choosing artists to design and paint city-commissioned murals in their neighborhoods.

To apply, artists must submit six electronic images of existing work or hypothetical mural designs, a current resume and the completed Baltimore Mural Program Call For Artists application form. Artists selected for mural projects receive an honorarium of $3,000 or more, depending in part on wall size. Artists 18 years of age or older who reside in the Baltimore Metro area are eligible. The Baltimore Mural Program provides all scaffolding and paint, and accepts applications at any time.

Presented by Mayor Martin O’Malley and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information on the Baltimore Mural Program or to receive its Call for Artists application, call 410-752-8632 or visit their website.

Ithaca Mural Program: Ongoing

The City of Ithaca Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks proposals from artists or organizations for site-specific murals that will become part of the city-wide public art mural initiative. The theme is open, but proposed installations should be thoughtful of the community in which they are being placed. 

Rolling Submission Deadline: 2nd Monday of Each Month 

Informationithacamuralstreetart@gmail.com or New England Foundation For The Arts

Art Connection in the Capital Region Seeks Artwork: Ongoing

The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization originated in 2004 to expand community access to art in the greater metropolitan area of Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Modeled after The Art Connection in Boston, which was founded by painter and sculptor Fay Chandler in 1995, ACCR facilitates the placement of original works of art donated by artists and art collectors within not-for-profit social service organizations to encourage healing and provide inspiration.

Organizations benefiting from this unique partnership often serve individuals faced with the most vulnerable circumstances and include: shelters, children's centers, and treatment facilities, amongst others.

The criterion for placement stipulates that a partnering organization must reside within the Capital Region and have no funding for art. Artwork that is donated to the not-for-profit is considered a permanent donation, cannot be sold, and must be exhibited in a secure public area where clients served by the organization have direct access to it.

Deadline: Ongoing.

To learn more about The Art Connection in the Capital Region, the communities it empowers, and the art donation process, click here or call 202-536-2607.

Call to Artists: First Sunday Arts Festival: Ongoing

First Sunday Arts Festival is a free Annapolis art and craft show featuring about 100 local and regional artists, musicians, dancers, street performers and more. This event takes place on Calvert and West Streets in Historic Annapolis, Maryland. Thousands attend, both locals and tourists buying from local and regional artists and crafters.

Festival takes place in Annapolis, Maryland on the First Sunday of Every Month (May-October)

Admission to the festival is free. Festival runs from 11 am to 5 pm.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

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