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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

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
 
The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.
 

Public Art Opportunities

Call for Public Art: 3-Acre Courthouse Plaza design/ Jacksonville FL: 9/22

Call for Public Art: 3-Acre Courthouse Plaza design/ Jacksonville FL: 9/22

Application Deadline: 09/22/2020
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Location: 300 Water Street, Suite 201 Jacksonville, FL 32202
Minimum Number of image Submissions: 18
Maximum Number of image Submissions: 18
Maximum Number of video Submissions:2
Total Budget: $500,000

Call Description
The vision of the transformation into public art will extend across the entire 3-acre with the understanding that the $500,000 budget may only support first phase concentrations with ripples.  The concentrations might act like a stone causing ripples in water or a grid that fades, appears and fades again.  
The artwork will include a special requirement to make spaces for possible sculptures by others and for the installation of the Law and Liberty relief sculpture.  One sculpture for consideration during the design dialogues will be the memorial to Duval County lynching victims from the Peace and Justice monument in Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Awards Given
Three Finalists paid $15,000 each 
 
Important Dates
Pre-proposal online Q&A with Public Art staff: September 4 and September 15 2020 
Artist Selection: October 2020
Community Engagement and Site Visits*:  November 2020-March 2021
Design Proposals Due:  March 2021 
Public Presentations:  March / April 2021
Design Selection and Contract Award:  April / May 2021
Completion:  June 2022
 
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Call For Proposals: Sculptural/Functional Elements: 9/22

Call For Proposals: Sculptural/Functional Elements

Application Deadline: September 22, 2020

No Entry Fee

SCULPTURAL/FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS RFQ, GREEN VALLEY RANCH EAST, AURORA, CO

Green Valley Ranch Aurora is envisioned as a comprehensive planned community integrated with places to live, learn, and play. It includes an interconnected series of neighborhoods served by nearby Neighborhood Activity Centers, schools, parks, open space, and trails. Additional city amenities will include approximately 18.3 acres of neighborhood parks, and 49.8 acres of open space, greenbelts, and trails. The site also identifies the potential for one Preschool - 8th grade school and one fire station site on a 5.8-acre site owned by the City of Aurora.

The Art Selection Panel has identified two possible sites for sculptural seating arrangements within the setting of the neighborhood park.  One is located within a north eastern section of the park, and the other is a southern location closer to the future site of a K-8 school.  These locations are removed from the more active basketball courts and playground areas and are intended to cultivate opportunities for more contemplative and relaxing engagement with the natural environment. The art selection panel is seeking aesthetic and creative solutions beyond simple benches and boulders.  The experience of the artwork should change as a person moves around it and could include shade components, as the Colorado sun is powerful at this altitude.

Location: Colorado

Budget: $138,400 including design, fabrication, transportation, installation and any other costs associated with this project.

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Call For Entries: Asphalt Art The Crossroad Connection: 9/24

Call For Entries: Asphalt Art The Crossroad Connection: 9/24

Application Deadline: 9/24/20

No Entry Fee 

The City of Pompano Beach Public Art Program has been awarded the Community Foundation of Broward Grant- Art of Community Grant. The City, who’s grant is entitled Asphalt Art; The Crossroads Connection, is seeking a professional artist or artist team to hold community engagement activities that will serve as inspiration in designing four asphalt street art murals and eight storm drain murals. The selected artist(s) should have experience with community engagement public art projects. The engagement activities and final artworks are to be based on aspects that will improve the quality of life for the community, express connectivity, environmental issues and create an artwork that is representative of what those living in the community would like to see.

The project creates an opportunity to educate, energize, and engage our entire community while celebrating our City’s unique characteristics through public art. Using the guidelines of the Bloomberg Foundation’s recent publication, “Asphalt Art Guide,” this project will involve community volunteers, local artists and various city departments in the production of public art in pedestrian space creating street art on asphalt and storm drains.

Location: Florida

Eligibility: The project is open to all professional artists nationwide; however, local artists are preferred. Artists are NOT eligible if they are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee or program staff.

Submittal Requirements

  • Resume (this should include experience in Community Engagement Projects, residencies, teaching and art projects.)
  • Digital Images of portfolio / previous artwork (Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 digital images which relate in material and/or general approach to this project);
  • Experience Statement – limited to 2000 characters describing the artist’s experience with similar community based projects;
  • General Approach Statement & Community Engagement Activity Plan – This will describe the general approach to the project as well as contain a detailed plan of the five (5) community engagement activities the selected artist will be completing. The plan must include the activities and the groups, if applicable, that will be participating. This plan will need to be uploaded to CaFé. There is no character limit.

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Call For Entries: Snowy Range Bridge Rotating Sculpture Program: 9/28

Call For Entries: Snowy Range Bridge Rotating Sculpture Program

Application Deadline: September 28, 2020

No Entry Fee

Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC) and the City of Laramie are working together on a new rotating sculpture program. Two sculpture pads were placed during the WYDOT construction of the Snowy Range Bridge, a bridge connecting  the east side of Laramie to the west side of the city. The sculpture pads are a gateway to the city, welcoming visitors and residents to Downtown as well as a gateway to all points west. 

Two existing artworks will be selected for this first rotation, to be temporarily installed from 2021 to 2024. The artwork will be on loan to the City of Laramie for the duration. 

The selection committee is seeking artwork that addresses Community Voices and has the ability to withstand the harsh weather of southeast Wyoming, including high winds.                              

Location: Wyoming

Eligibility: Open to artists residing in the United States. Artists residing in Wyoming and Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply. Artist teams are welcome to apply with work that could be in dialogue across the bridge. 

Minimum number of submissions: 2

Maximum number of submissions: 12

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: September 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM MST
  • Selection panel: Week of October 5
  • Finalist interviews: Weeks of October 12 and 19
  • Artists notified: By end of October 2020
  • Artworks presented to design review committee: November 2020
  • Artworks to be installed by March 2021

Budget: The budget for each sculpture pad is $19,000.  This budget is inclusive of artist fee, installation and deinstallation, artwork transportation, artist travel, artwork signage, and object insurance during travel. Artist(s) will provide a maintenance manual for their work with detailing how to care for the artwork throughout the display period.  Only existing artwork will be considered for this opportunity. 

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Call For Entries: Clearwater Gas System Utility Complex Mural: 9/29

Call For Entries: City of Clearwater Gas System Utility Complex Mural RFQ

Application Deadline: September 29, 2020

No Entry Fee

Project Description: The Clearwater Public Art & Design Program seeks an artist or artist team to develop artwork for the Clearwater Gas System (CGS) Utility Complex redevelopment. The complex is located north of Downtown Clearwater and serves as the main headquarters for the utility. CGS has been owned and operated by the City of Clearwater since 1923 and serves approximately 27,500 customers in 20 municipalities and unincorporated areas in Pinellas and Pasco counties. The new Utility Complex consists of seven new buildings with 57,000 square feet of space and replaced the utility’s former campus that was built 50 years ago.

Artwork possibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Mosaic

  • Mural

Location: Florida

Budget: $100,000 has been approved for artwork. The selected artist, or artist team, will be awarded a comprehensive contract. The artist will be responsible for artwork design, fabrication, materials, installation, insurance, travel, public presentations, meetings with city of Clearwater staff as necessary, identification plaque, and all related incidental expenses.

Minimum number of submissions: 3

Maximum number of submissions: 6

Timeline

  • Release of Call to Artists: Friday, August 28, 2020
  • Submittals due: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • Panel review: Thursday, October 8, 2020
  • Selected finalists notified: Friday, October 9, 2020
  • Final proposals due: Monday, November 9, 2020
  • Artwork installation: January – March 2021

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Call For Entries: Augusta Sculpture Trail: 10/8

Call For Entries: Augusta Sculpture Trail: 10/8

Application Deadline: October 8, 2020

No Entry Fee

The Augusta Sculpture Trail

The Greater Augusta Arts Council, as the public art agency for the City of Augusta, Georgia, is seeking ten (10) leasable, pre-existing, outdoor sculptures to be installed for two years in Downtown Augusta, GA for the Augusta Sculpture Trail.

This will be a temporary (2 year) installation in Downtown Augusta. All of the ten (10) sculpture sites will have a 4’x4’ concrete base, and are fully accessible. The sites are spaced in a manner to promote walking from one sculpture to another, creating a trail to follow. Other public art installations already in place will augment the walking tour experience.

?All works will be heavily promoted as an arts destination attraction with online, printed, radio and TV ads. A digital walking tour will be created and all artists will be requested to submit content to be placed in that online platform. We will regularly bring public attention to the Augusta Sculpture Trail through in-person and online events. We will additionally promote the availability of the sculptures for purchase.

Selected artists will receive a stipend of $3,000 for the 2-year lease of their work ($1,500 upon installation, $1,500 upon de-installation).

There will be a purchase of artwork at the end of this temporary art installation to add to the City of Augusta's permanent public art collection.

The work must be available for a period of two years, from installation in January 2021 to removal in January 2023.

Location: Georgia

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all artists, preferably professional sculptors, who are at least 18 years of age and reside in the United States. Greater Augusta Arts Council employees and members of the Public Art Advisory Panel are not eligible to apply.

Selection: All individual pieces will be scored by the Public Art Advisory Panel. The top ten scoring pieces will be offered a place in the Augusta Sculpture Trail.

Minimum number of submissions: 3

Maximum number of submissions: 10

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Call for Public Art: LUMCON's Blue works / Louisiana Office of Cultural Development : 11/18

Call for Public Art: LUMCON's Blue works / Louisiana Office of Cultural Development : 11/18
 

Application Deadline: 11/18/2020
Budget: $80,000 (all-inclusive) 
Eligibility: Artrist 18 and older
Location: Louisiana 
Mediums Accepted: All Mediums Welcome
Minimum Number of Submissions: 6
Maximum Number of Submissions: 6

Call Description 
The installation should capture the mission and core values of Blue Works (found on page 4 of the full call document). The installation should also marry coastal and ocean with digital, computational, technological, and engineering themes. Artists are greatly encouraged to utilize kinetic and light elements to convey a sense of movement and energy. The installation will be located in the atrium/front lobby area. It is envisioned that the piece will cover the wooden wall on page 5 of the full call document. The piece should ideally serve to generate awe and excitement to all that enter Blue Works.

Awards Given
An honorarium/ proposal fee of $1,500 will be paid to finalists to offset expenses associated with development of proposals and travel to present to the Committee.

Important Information 
This is a call for submission of samples of previous work and qualifications only. If selected to develop a proposal for one of the commissions, you will be contacted by Percent for Art program staff with further details about the site, concept and scope.

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Call for Public art: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Call for Public art: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: Ongoing

Application Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, Maryland
Mediums Accepted: Sculpture
Minimum number of of submissoins: 1
Maximum number of submissions: 3

Call Description:
The Entrance Platform is the most visible sculpture location in the garden. It is the first sculpture visitors see once they enter the gates. As such, it sets the tone for a visit at Annmarie. The elevated platform needs a large and powerful piece that will serve as a memorable "welcome" to this special place.
Construction materials will understandably vary depending on the proposed work, but all works must demonstrate structural soundness, safety and stability for an unsupervised general audience; all works must be original works of art created by the artist or fabricated under their direct supervision.
Artists are encouraged to peruse our website for images of other installed works; visits to the garden are strongly encouraged.

Awards Given: LOAN HONORARIUM: each artist will receive a loan honorarium of at least $2000

Important Information:
Original Granite Base: approximately 96" wide x 40" deep x 12" tall
Stainless Steel Overlay: approximately 100" wide x 64" deep x 9" tall
SALE OF ARTWORK: if desired, sculpture can be for sale. If a sale occurs during the loan period, Annmarie will retain 25% of sale price. In the event of a sale, Annmarie will entertain the option of ending the loan period early, at a mutually agreed upon date. 

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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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