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King County, WA + Cultural Equipment - Heritage, Arts, and Preservation

Cultural institutions depend on specialized equipment, such as stage lights and museum storage shelving, to operate effectively. A single computer workstation can transform an organization's ability to reach audiences and serve a community. The annual Cultural Equipment program supports purchase of fixed assets by organizations or local government cultural agencies. Applicants may request up to 100% of the cost, but must demonstrate community support for the project.

Deadline: May 06, 2015
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/equipment


King County, WA + Cubix - Fremont: Public Art

Parkstone Properties seeks an artist or established artist team working at the intersection of art, technology, and quirk to create a site-specific public artwork. The artwork will integrate with and activate the façade(s) of an apartment building in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The developer and architect team are open to a variety of approaches, in terms of artistic media and the method of integrating with or attaching to the building fabric. Of particular interest are play with color, energy efficient lighting, inventive use of everyday materials, lenticular printing and digital fabrication.

Parkstone Properties has hired 4Culture to manage the public artwork development in full, from artist selection to design and implementation.

Deadline: June 02, 2015, 5PM
Eligibility: Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in WA, OR and CA.
Budget: $150,000
Information: Tamar Benzikry-Stern 206 263.1617

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1

Download and read the CALL FOR ARTISTS

STEP 2

Apply via ONLINE APPLICATION




King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed arts projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Port Angeles, WA + Call to Artists! Art Outside Sculpture Exhibition

We are now seeking proposals from artists for the 16th season of Art Outside in our Webster’s Woods Art Park. . The selected works will join the more than 100 that can be discovered along the 5 acres of woodland trails. Go to www.pafac.org and click on Call To Artists for full details.

Deadline: May 06, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Budget: $500 per sculpture
Information: www.pafac.org


Happy Valley, Oregon + Happy Valley Sculpture Garden Call to Sculptors

Throughout 2015, the City of Happy Valley will also be celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation. There will be extensive promotion for events and activities happening in the City, and the art installations included in this cycle will benefit from that publicity. Up to six artists will be chosen by the Art Selection Committee to display sculptures around the exterior of City Hall (view locations and pad specifications). The exhibit period is July 2015 through June 2017. All submissions must be completed or substantially created sculptures. No artwork proposals will be accepted.

Deadline: May 06, 2015, 5:00pm
Eligibility: Open to all Oregon & Washington Artists
Budget: $750 Honorarium
Information: http://clackamasartsalliance.org


Seattle, WA + Gay City Arts Season 3

The Gay City Arts Curating Council is seeking proposals for the 2015-2016 Season: Queer Revolution. We invite LGBTQ artists to present the best of queer performance art in Gay City’s 40 seat fringe theater space, Calamus Auditorium. This is an opportunity to propose performances and events which seek to push the boundaries, perception and perspective of queer performance.
Art, and life, are a product of cycles. What seemed revolutionary before may seem commonplace now. What does it mean to be a queer artist today? What do today’s artists owe to the efforts of our queer ancestors? What will queer art look in the future? How will queer art bring about change? Gay City Arts is committed to bringing the Seattle community the best of queer art and performance from a variety of disciplines. Theater, dance, music, performance art, spoken word, film/video, new media and interdisciplinary projects are welcome.

Deadline: May 06, 2015
Eligibility: LGBTQQIA
Information: www.gaycity.org


Sea Tac, WA + Sea-Tac International Airport

The North Seattle-Tacoma Airport Terminal Renovations Program (NorthSTAR) is an unprecedented working arrangement between the Port of Seattle (Port) and Alaska Air Group (AAG), a major component of which is the renovation and expansion of Sea-Tac Airport's 40-year-old North Satellite Terminal. Establishing a strong mood and narrative thread is the overall design intent for the North Satellite, requiring architecture and art to interweave. The goal is a layering that creates a deep sense of place, an experiential meaning, and a consciously regional experience, referring both to the natural environment and the region’s mediated or synthetic landscape. The region’s diverse environment, culture, spirit, history, and industry contribute to the distinctive qualities and character that the project team refers to as the “Northwest Sense of Place.” The Northwest Sense of Place and experience will be generated and focused throughout the overarching, immersive character of the larger terminal space with a nested set of human scale, specifically located “moments”.
The Port of Seattle Art Program and AAG have identified two artist opportunities to develop artwork(s) for these moments, or areas within the new North Satellite hold rooms. These areas are referred to as “islands” or “social seating areas” because they will provide environments more conducive to relaxing and being immersed in a unique experience than one typically finds with airport seating in gate lobbies.

Deadline: May 14, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualifying artists.
Budget: $350,000
Information: www.portseattle.org


Seattle, WA + Bollard Desgin for Tukwila Village

SEEDArts is working with Tukwila Village Development Associates on several art projects that support a thematic art plan for the new Tukwila Village. SEEDArts is looking for an artist to design and create molds for the creation of bollards for this new community. This initial contract is for design only. We are looking for an artist to design a set of bollard forms and to translate that design into reinforced flexible molds that can be filled with concrete several times to create a series of bollards for the site. A fabrication budget will be negotiated.

Deadline: May 15, 2015, 12:00 AM
Budget: $5,000
Information: www.seedseattle.org


Seattle, WA + Jack Straw Audio Workshops: Basic Field Recording

Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment. Useful for radio and TV producers, as well as sound artists and engineers. Students will practice field recording and listen to their work. $160; $135 member; $80 blind.

Deadline: May 15, 2015, 5pm
Information: www.jackstraw.org


Kirkland, WA + Studio East / StoryBook Theater, Development Director - Part-time

Studio East / StoryBook Theater is seeking a dynamic Development Director to lead a comprehensive fundraising program in alignment with the strategic plan of major donor giving, corporate support, direct mail, online fundraising, events and other initiatives. The Development Director will work closely with the Board of Directors in the areas of fundraising, strategic planning and organizational leadership.

Deadline: May 15, 2015, 5:00pm
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years development experience.
Information: studio-east.org


Sammamish, WA + Sammamish Arts Fair, Call To Artists

The Sammamish Arts Commission invites local artists to apply to take part in the 9th Sammamish Arts Fair. There is a jury selection process in place to ensure the highest quality and unique variety of art mediums.
The Sammamish Arts Fair is an annual Arts Fair, which has grown in reputation to be one of the most anticipated arts events on the Eastside, and it will feature some of the best jury selected local artists together with an exciting program of arts encounters in the adjacent Library and Commons Plaza area. The Sammamish Arts Fair is a community-wide cultural art experience, which is produced in partnership with the participating artists and the Sammamish Arts Commission. Accepted artists may also have the optional opportunity to take part in other Sammamish events.

Deadline: May 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Information: www.sammamishartsfair.wordpress.com


Seattle, WA + Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Ethnic Artist Roster

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) maintains a juried roster of visual artists of color to increase the visibility of artists from historically under-represented communities- communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities. The roster is used to curate exhibitions by artists who haven't had access to commercial gallery spaces. This list is a resource for anyone looking for visual artists from diverse backgrounds for exhibitions.

Deadline: May 18, 2015, 11:00pm
Eligibility: This call is open to established and emerging artists living in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia and Washington State.
Information: www.seattle.gov


Seattle, WA + Jack Straw Audio Workshops: Intro to Digital Audio Editing

Learn the basic skills of recording and editing sound with audio editing software. We'll learn two different programs, both free or affordable, and see the advantages and disadvantages of each. Audacity is open-source free-download software used for audio and video production; GarageBand is a very affordable recording and music production program from Apple. Learn to record, edit, and process sounds in each environment, for interview, story, video, and music applications. Followup intensive instruction also available. Wednesday, May 20, 6-10pm. $95; $70 member.

Deadline: May 19, 2015, 5pm
Information: www.jackstraw.org


Seattle/South End, WA + Beacon Art WalkAbout, Call For Artists

The second annual Beacon Art WalkAbout is now accepting applications for visual and performing artists. Saturday, June 27th and September 12th from 1 pm - 9:30 pm.
This event is presented by the Beacon Hill Merchant Association in collaboration with Beacon Arts. Beacon Arts is dedicated to building a community of artists in our area to share resources, collaborate on projects, and engage with our neighborhood. Beacon Hill area artists are encouraged to apply. All disciplines will be considered, art suited to exterior or window display is particularly welcome.

Deadline: May 20, 2015
Information: www.beacon-arts.org


Seattle, WA + Artwork at Kebero Court

Seattle Housing Authority is soliciting letters of interest and qualifications for an artist to design, fabricate and install a permanent work of art at the newly constructed Kebero Court. Located at the northeast corner of Boren and Yesler streets, the 96-unit apartment building and nine townhomes, are part of the SHA Yesler Terrace Redevelopment project. The selected outdoor artwork will be part of the Art Master Plan for Yesler, which may be obtained from SHA.

Deadline: May 26, 2015, 5:00 PM
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Budget: $30,000
Information: Kathlyn Paananen Kathlyn.paananen[at]seattlehousing.org


Seattle, WA + 2015 Spirit of Flight Photography Exhibition

The Museum of Flight is once again accepting submissions for its annual Spirit of Flight juried photography exhibition. Exhibit participation is open to all photographers, and photographs need only reflect the photographer's interpretation of the "Spirit of Flight". A jury of museum staff and volunteers will select a number of photographs to go on display in the Museum's Great Gallery. The show will open September 12, 2015.
The Museum will also select three prize-winning images from the show to feature in the Museum magazine, Aloft. Each of the prize-winning photographers will also receive a one year membership to the Museum. The theme of the exhibition is “The Spirit of Flight,” and photographs depicting any subject within the theme are eligible. Photographs not suitable for viewing by the general public or a family audience are not eligible. As this call is for authentic photographs of the real world, please do not digitally enhance or alter your photographs beyond the basic corrections to achieve realistic color/grayscale balance, contrast and sharpness. Photographs chosen for the exhibition must be professional prints, ready to hang. All photos must be framed using black metal frames, and either un-matted, or using a white or off-white matte. All photographers are invited to submit entries for this juried exhibition. Only the photograph's creator may submit. Publishers, galleries, agents and collectors may not submit photos on behalf of photographers. If the photo is not currently in the photographer’s possession, it will be the photographer’s responsibility to ensure its availability and arrange for shipping of the work in time to meet deadlines.

Deadline: May 28, 2015
Eligibility: Photographs must be professional-quality prints, ready to hang. All photos must be framed using black metal frames, and either un-matted, or using a white or off-white matte.
Information: www.museumofflight.org


Otis, OR + Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Executive Director

Do you exhibit creative, experienced and flexible leadership with a high degree of self-awareness? Do you believe that art and the power of place can transform a person and the world? We are looking for someone with proven practical leadership experience and the desire to foster and expand their own creative potential and impact in the world, surrounded by a wide diversity of artists, ecologists, writers, and curious people in a beautiful contemplative environment.
Located on the central Oregon coast at Cascade Head Ranch near the Salmon River estuary, within view of the Pacific Ocean, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology fosters creativity, intellectual inquiry, and education. By helping others discover more about their core creative selves and their connections to nature, Sitka Center works to fulfill its mission of expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity. For 45 years it has been a place where diverse people and ideas converge, co-mingle, and depart transformed. The dreams of the founders have grown into year-round programs that engage individuals in the creative investigation of art, ecology, and the space in between. The organization currently has a staff of five and an annual operational budget of $630,000. In the past 2 years we have completed our $2.8 million endowment capital campaign and built a new residence building. We are now refocusing our energy on the ecology portion of our mission. With a dedicated, experienced and cohesive staff, a strong board of directors, and financial stability, we’re committed to building on these successes to expand what is possible here. Staff, teachers, residents, students, board members and visitors all have experienced the magic that can happen at Sitka.

Deadline: May 29, 2015, 5:00 pm
Information: www.sitkacenter.org


Burien, WA + Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival Call for Installation Artists

The Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival is looking for artists to create or bring installations to the Glow on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. Work must "glow" after dark and be waterproof. Artist should be comfortable with work being around large groups of people, especially children.

Deadline: May 29, 2015, 4:00pm
Budget: $100-$500
Information: www.burienwa.gov or email ginak[at]burienwa.gov


Orcas Island, WA + Artsmith Interdisciplinary Artist Residency

Each year Artsmith writers, scholars, and naturalists up to five Artsmith Artist Residency Fellowships at a time. Beginning in January 2016, applicants can apply for one week or up to four weeks. The residency takes place at the historic Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on Orcas Island.
The Artsmith Peer Review Panel reviews applications based primarily on how well their work might benefit from a residency in this setting. As guests of Artsmith and the B&B, residents stay in individual rooms with private baths. Lodging and five meals per week are provided. Fellows must take care of their own travel, other meals, and incidentals. Unfortunately, Artsmith does not have studio space, so the residency is best suited for art forms that do not require a studio, such as sketching, pleine aire, fiber arts, music composition, etc.

Deadline: May 31, 2015, Midnight
Information: www.orcasartsmith.org


Port Angeles, WA + Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Call for Artisans Booths for the Summer Solstice Festival

The new Summer Solstice Festival at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will include our first Artisan Fair where only original, handmade arts and crafts will be for sale. Also we would like to encourage vendors who have services that fit our theme summer solstice such as Henna Tattoos or Tarot Card readers to submit a booth application. The artists who participate this year will receive a first year discount for their booth fees of only $25. Exhibitors will be notified of acceptance by June 5, 2015. Event Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
The festival will include the presentation of the new Art Outside Sculptures for 2015/16, a Pagan BBQ (lots of finger food) two Drumming Circles, Belly Dancing and other surprises. Interested artist should apply online under Event Information, Summer Solstice Festival. Applications will require two photo images attached of samples of items being sold. The $25 nonrefundable fee must be paid at the time of submission of the application.

Deadline: May 31, 2015
Information: www.pafac.org


Seattle, WA + AMS Planning & Research Corp., Summer Research Intern

AMS Planning & Research Corp., a national management consulting practice serving the arts and culture sector, is seeking a qualified candidate for a ten week part-time summer internship in Seattle, Washington. This position’s responsibilities include assisting with project planning & research efforts for major arts & cultural facility projects; providing support with operations analyses for arts and culture organizations and facilities; assisting with research and writing; and conducting industry and consumer research.
Seattle, WashingtonFor 25 years, AMS has made the business of arts and culture its business. Founded with a deep commitment to the role of the arts in our communities, AMS has dedicated itself to working with arts and community leaders to develop ventures that are both effective and sustainable.

Deadline: May 31, 2015
Information: ams-online.com


Seattle, WA + Design and Fabrication of Greenscreens for SEEDArts/Tukwilla Village

SEEDArts is working with Tukwila Village Development Associates on several art projects that support a written art plan for the new Tukwila Village. SEEDArts is looking for an artist to design and create narrative inspired artwork for trellis structures that surround resident housing.

Deadline: June 01, 2015, 12:00 AM
Budget: $18,000
Information: www.seedseattle.org


Duvall, WA + Call to Artists, 10th Annual Art in Bloom Garden Art and Sculpture Show

The Duvall Foundation for the Arts is looking for outdoor art and sculpture art for the 10th Annual Art in Bloom. Art in Bloom is a unique art show that celebrates local artists and outdoor garden art. Unlike most art shows held in galleries, Art in Bloom takes place outdoors at the amazing Kokopelli Gardens in Duvall, Washington. Guests will stroll through the gardens and view an array of mediums of outdoor sculpture art. This year we have an amazing lineup, including past favorites as well as new artists.

Deadline: June 06, 2015
Eligibility: Juried show; only outdoor and sculpture art accepted
Information: www.duvallarts.org


Seattle, WA + Jack Straw Audio Workshops: Beginning Pro Tools

Hands-on instruction in the industry's most popular digital audio production system. Students will learn basic commands and procedures for recording, editing, and outputting with Pro Tools, and will work on a project of their own as a class exercise. Knowledge of Macintosh computers is recommended. Wednesday-Friday, June 10-12, 6-9pm. $235; $200 member.

Deadline: June 09, 2015, 5pm
Information: www.jackstraw.org


Seattle, Washington + Call to Artists - Art in the Park @ South Lake Union!

BE A PART OF ART IN THE PARK @ SOUTH LAKE UNION!!! Northwest Art Alliance is thrilled to announce a new open air art marketplace for the summer season in the fastest growing neighborhood in the Seattle area. Join us and our friends and partners as we bring art alive in one of the most beautiful parks in the city, Lake Union Park.

Deadline: June 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualifed artists.
Information: www.zapplication.org


Seattle, WA + QTone: Queer Filmmakers of Color

The Lion's Main Art Collective brings you QTone: a Film Festival featuring Queer Filmmakers of Color. Join us September 24th at Central Cinema and September 27th at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for art, community, and celebration! All submission proceeds go to funding prizes for artists in the festival. No artists turned away due to lack of funds.

Deadline: July 31, 2015
Information: www.filmfreeway.com


Seattle, WA + The New Foundation Seattle, Residency Grants

Residency Program Funds (RPF) provide funds for Seattle-based contemporary visual artists, curators, and art writers who have opportunities to attend residencies out-of-state and need assistance to cover tuition, fees, and travel expenses. RPF are intended to support individuals accepted to residency programs. Requests for seminars, professional training, workshops, lectures, symposia, conferences, exhibition support or competitions are not eligible.
Individuals are selected for RPF based on: quality and reputation of the residency program; demonstrated ability to succeed in the program based on work samples and prior experience; and well-articulated explanations of the purpose of attending the residency and the artistic/professional impact it will have on you and your practice. Individuals apply for funding through an open application process. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. When funds allotted for the calendar year run out, the Foundation will discontinue accepting applications until the following calendar year. We will indicate on our website when funding for the year has expired. Applicants can submit requests for any amount up to $5,000 maximum, however, the typical range of RPF given is $1,200 – $3,000.

Deadline: on-going
Information: thenewest.org


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Fort Worth, TX + Fort Worth Public Art 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists

Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) seeks exceptional Local and National artists working in a variety of visual media for the 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists. This list will be the primary source for artist selection for upcoming public art projects. Future Public Art Projects for which Pre-Qualified Artists may be commissioned include street and transportation improvements, parks, recreation and community center improvements, libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. Public art projects will range in budget from $30,000 to $300,000.

Information: www.fwpublicart.org


Iowa City, IA + Seamans Center South Annex

The University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from artists, artist teams or artist representatives to submit their qualifications for the creation of artwork for permanent installation at the Seamans Center South Annex. The project is currently in design and slated to begin construction in early 2016. This RFQ process will be followed by a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for up to four (4) finalists.

Deadline: May 11, 2015
Eligibility: Open to professional public artists or artist teams, as well as representatives of living or deceased artists.
Budget: $165,000
Information: www.facilities.uiowa.edu


Pacifica, CA + 7th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show

Sanchez Art Center (SAC) seeks California artists (18 and older) for its 7th annual 50|50 Show, which takes place Aug 28-Sept 20, 2015. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses a single medium throughout the 50-piece series. Creation of works by participating artists will begin June 8 and end July 27, 2015.

Deadline: May 12, 2015, 11 pm PST
Eligibility: California artists 18 and older
Information: www.sanchezartcenter.org


Tampa, FL + Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

The City of Tampa Florida is seeking bold, innovative and engaging public art projects for its largest event park in downtown Tampa. Sites and functions for artwork may include but not be limited to entrance gateways, arrival plaza, history/commemorative, and an engagement with environmental systems or the river’s edge.

Deadline: May 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Budget: Up to $400,000
Information: www.tampagov.net


Edmonton, AB, CAN+ North East Transit Garage

The North East Transit Garage public art competition is open to all Local, National and International professional artists, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” . The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program on the behalf of the City of Edmonton seeks an artist or artist team to integrate site-specific, place-making public art at the NETG. There are four potential artwork locations, each of which provide a significant and prominent public art installation opportunity. All locations are appropriate for contemporary expressions of exterior public art that compete with its super scaled setting.

Deadline: May 19, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Budget: $1,000,000
Information: publicart.edmontonarts.ca


Calgary, Alberta, Canada + City of Calgary Public Art Program

The City of Calgary is seeking to hire a consultant or consultant team to research and develop a Public Art Plan responding to the character, makeup and history of the areas in proximity to the future Green Line Southeast Transit Line (GL-SE). This includes identifying and defining creative opportunities for artistic expression as well as providing an overarching context to tie these opportunities together.

Deadline: May 22, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists and consultants.
Budget: $25,000
Information: www.calgary.ca


Brigham City, UT + Utah State University

The Utah Public Art Program in cooperation with Utah State University Brigham City is requesting qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the inaugural project on the new campus of Utah State University in Brigham City, Utah. This new building is designed to be unique, iconic, and timeless in order to serve as one of the community cornerstones, and the front entrance to new future campus. This community and site are at the confluence of a series of fascinating historical, cultural, agricultural, and geological features. that served as great ingredients for the development of a project design.

Deadline: May 22, 2015
Eligibility: Open to artists / artist teams residing in the US.
Budget: $62,500
Information: www.utahpublicart.org


Jeffersonville, IN + Sculptural Lighting Commission

Artists are invited to apply for a commission in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to create a family of permanent, outdoor, sculptural lighting artworks adjacent to City Hall, the Clark Memorial Hospital and the Claysburg Neighborhood. The commission desires work that creates a lively and welcoming corridor in an area that serves a diverse, ethnic and multi-generational community.

Deadline: May 22, 2015
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to artists from the United States.
Budget: $55,000
Information: www.jeffersonvilleart.com


Richmond, VA + InLight Richmond 2015

1708 Gallery, a non-profit organization based in Richmond, VA, invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines (including performance) to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2015, 1708 Gallery's 8th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance.
Proposals for InLight Richmond 2015 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. (Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered.) 1708 Gallery also encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site. InLight Richmond 2015 will take place on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts including the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden. Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, building facades, and more. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.

Deadline: May 31, 2015, midnight
Budget: $300 honorarium, $2000 in prizes
Information: www.1708gallery.org


Philadelphia, PA + American Friends Service Committee, All of Us or None - Touring Poster Exhibition

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has created a new, nationally touring poster exhibit called All of Us or None: Responses and Resistance to Militarism. The exhibit will launch in June and is already scheduled to travel to Chicago, Greensboro, Providence, and San Francisco with many other stops anticipated. We are looking for some additional work to include in this show.
From Ferguson to Gaza, we can see how militarism directly impacts all of our lives. Militarism refers to physically violent and coercive ways of settling conflict or maintaining control what we see in the everyday actions of armed security forces such as the military, militia, police, border enforcement, and school security. But do militarist policy decisions actually keep our communities safe and secure? What if we instead invested in the things that help communities, countries, and the globe thrive? Our new nationally touring poster exhibit will explore these issues. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ADDTIONAL WORK FOR THIS EXHIBIT EXPLORING THESE THEMES THROUGH THE LENS OF PRISONS AND IMMIGRATION, ESPECIALLY. Work must be sized 22x28" and Hi-res digital file uploaded to our site by June 1. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Read more about AFSC - afac.org/about AFSC is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Eyes Wide Open exhibit, which traveled the country for years. AFSC’s mural art exhibit Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, composed of work donated by U.S. and international artists, traveled to 60 cities in the U.S. AFSC also produces the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth video festival.

Deadline: June 01, 2015
Information: afscposter.wufoo.com or email jbolanos[at]afsc.org


New York, NY + 8th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, Call for Artists

Seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines; Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Video, and Sound Art. Submit your work for the 2015 Governors Island Art Fair opening this September.
GIAF - New York’s largest independent exhibition - will once again feature one hundred artists of exceptional talent, each awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and its environment are blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island. Founded by 4heads, a group of New York artists, GIAF champions a new art fair model that puts the artists first. Once selected by the 4heads jury, your exhibition space is free. The entire massive event is free to the general public. And as an emerging or established artist, you are free to present your work, your way, at this acclaimed independent art fair in New York City. Because 4heads works hard to keep artists’ costs to a bare minimum, gallery scouts, journalists and collectors know that this is where to find the freshest talent, and they come back every year to see what’s been discovered. Many past GIAF artists have launched their art careers here. We hope you can too. - 4heads. Application Fee: $35 - No Additional Charges. Fair Dates: Every Weekend in September 2015.

Deadline: June 01, 2015, 11:59PM
Eligibility: Artists worldwide working in all disciplines
Information: www.4heads.org


Lubbock, TX + Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific sculpture(s) to be placed at the College of Human Sciences building. The artist has the option to present a concept for either an interior or exterior piece.
The College of Human Sciences provides multidisciplinary education, research, and service focused on individuals, families, and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition. They are particularly interested in an art piece that is reflective of this vision statement and the diverse majors and student populations within the college. Artists should represent these concepts without being too literal. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Finalists will develop a design concept that reflects the standards and culture of Texas Tech specific to the College of Human Sciences.

Deadline: June 02, 2015, 3 PM
Eligibility: Eligible to all qualifying artists.
Budget: $89,000
Information: esbd.cpa.state.tx.us


Champaign-Urbana, IL + Public Art League

The Public Art League (PAL) in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois. The Public Art League (PAL) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advances public art in the Champaign-Urbana urban areas.

Deadline: June 04, 2015, 5:00 PM
Budget: $2,500
Information: www.publicartleague.org


Dallas, TX + Hungarian Multicultural Center, Call for Artists

Call for Artists to participate in an environmental project Juried Art Competition, Dallas, Texas / Budapest, Hungary.

Deadline: July 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all visual artists and photographers
Information: www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com


Raleigh, North Carolina + 2015 Mystery Build Art Competition

Create a work of art using onlythe materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, cloth, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2015 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's an engaging project that combines the exploration of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game.

Deadline: October 20, 2015
Information: www.mysterybuild.com


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"Yourtown", USA + Artist Spotlight Competition

The editors of Professional Artist select one artist bimonthly to be featured in the Artist Spotlight section of the magazine. The competition is open to all artists 18 and older who “like” Professional Artist on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or participate in our LinkedIn discussion group. All 2-D and 3-D mediums accepted; no film or performance art. Enter up to three original artworks, created within the last two years. The winning artists will receive a two-page interview profile and one or two images of his or her artwork printed in the magazine. The winner and finalists will be featured in their own Artist Spotlight gallery on the website.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists at least 18 years of age
Budget: NA
Information: professionalartistmag.com


Seattle, WA + COCA Seeking Volunteers and Interns

Interested in learning about the administrative and technical aspects involved in running a non-profit arts organization? Itching to get involved in your local arts community or just wanting to help make things happen? We are seeking interns and volunteers for the fall and winter to assist with fundraising, grant writing, outreach, social media, and archiving. Gain valuable work experience, college, high school, or service learning credits. Our interns do so much more than database management. Learn the ins and outs of running an art gallery, working with a non-profit Board and managing a community-focused organization.

Deadline: on-going
Information: cocaseattle.org or send email to info[at]cocaseattle.org


Online Curriculum + Arts Learning & Public Art: In the Classroom

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K – 12 students. Each lesson plan in this series is based on artwork in the WA State Art Collection and includes a PowerPoint presentation of images. Developed by master teaching artist Meredith Essex, each lesson can be modified for different student populations.
The lessons include arts learning objectives and vocabulary aligned with Washington State Standards and can be led by arts specialists, generalist classroom teachers, or teaching artists. Suggested grade levels for each lesson plan are noted, but lessons can be easily modified for age appropriate learning.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: N/A
Information: www.arts.wa.gov


Tacoma, WA + Spaceworks

Spaceworks Tacoma is an initiative to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who transform vacant spaces through artist residencies and creative enterprises. There are currently 2 tracks available as part of this application: Creative Enterprise and Artist Residency.

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE This program provides designers, crafters, consultants and other fledgling entrepreneurs with the chance to test new products and services in a physical space. We are currently looking for artists who can move into spaces on a rolling basis for three or six month durations.

SPECIAL PROJECTS This program offers dedicated practicing artists the chance to pursue projects and develop work in any discipline for up to six months. This could include individual artist residencies, but preference will be given to especially active projects.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space becomes available. Priority will be given to applications that are received first. Applicants are encouraged to contact Spaceworks staff to check on the status of their application or to refine their proposal concept.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists residing in WA.
Budget: N/A
Information: spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com or email Rebecca Solverson rsolverson[at]cityoftacoma.org


Kent, WA + Give Me Culture Grants

Small, flexible grants available to individuals, organizations, and community groups. The grants will fund projects that serve the general public in Kent; especially projects that serve and showcase ethnically diverse or under-served communities.
The Give Me Culture program is intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities throughout Kent. There is no deadline for the program; applications will be reviewed as they are received throughout the year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: US Artists
Budget: small grants up to $1,000
Information: www.kentarts.com or email rbillerbeck[at]kentwa.gov


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Brooklyn, NY + ISCP Residency for Artists and Curators

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces an open call for its residency program. ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United­ States.
With 35+ artists and curators in residence at all times, ISCP is a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners. The program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as a platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP's public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural landscape of New York City, making ISCP an exciting hub for contemporary art. ISCP is currently accepting applications from visual artists and curators in all disciplines who would like to engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks and semi-annual Open Studios (April and November residents). Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP's Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects (off-site, public works). A residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Emerging to midcareer
Information: www.iscp-nyc.org


Detroit, MI + Kresge Foundation Arts And Culture Program

Kresge's Arts and Culture Program has expanded its grant opportunity for cross-sector, cross-disciplinary efforts under a new theme of Strong, Healthy Places. The program will support cross-sector (public, private) and cross-disciplinary (health, environment, human services, education, and community development) initiatives that embed arts and culture into community revitalization.

Deadline: Ongoing
Information: www.kresge.org


Very Venice Art Gallery Database

Very Venice Art Gallery provides opportunities for talented and creative artists/designers/ sculpture artists/ digital and graphic designers/ photographers/ mixed media artists/ jewellery designers and artists in various categories to join our ever expanding database.
Calling all professional artists and designers who can woo the clients into buying your creations, we will do our part of taking it to the people who appreciate your work! We have a very strong US presence and boast of clients from all over the globe. Join us by submitting your work to see if you qualify.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Professional artists, Visual arts, mixed media, pop/ abstract artists/ designers/ Sculpture artists/ outdoor and environmental artists
Information: www.veryveniceart.com or email veryveniceartgallery[at]gmail.com


Mount Dora, FL + Public Artist Registry

The City of Mount Dora is currently soliciting professional artists for the purpose of creating a database of qualified artists that will be utilized in the commissioning of public art by the Public Arts Commission. The Call to Artists is open to all artists of visual art conceived in any medium, material, or combination thereof. The database will also be a resource for private developers in selecting capable artists to create public art for private developments to meet the requirements of Public Art in Mount Dora.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.mountdorapublicarts.com or email plandev[at]cityofmountdora.com


Hartford, CT + Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank

The Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank at the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism is a catalogue of photographic slides used to select artists and craftspeople for public art commissions. Artists slides are on file along with background information, resumes, reviews, press articles, and price lists.
The Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank is the primary resource for selecting artists for the Art in Public Spaces program. Registration in the Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank is required in order to be eligible for Art in Public Spaces projects. Artists may register at any time. With one entry, artists registered are automatically reviewed and considered for every pubic art project in their discipline category.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.ct.gov or email Tamara Dimitri Tamara.Dimitri[to]ct.gov


Tallahassee, FL + Art In State Buildings Registry

The Art in State Buildings Program acquires artwork for new public facilities built with state funds. The program requires that up to .5% of the construction appropriation be set aside to acquire artwork for permanent display in, on or around the facility. Since the program began in 1979, more than 1,000 works of art have been purchased or commissioned.
Participating artists must have resumes which illustrate that they have met two of the following criteria: 1.the artist's works are included in private, public, corporate or museum collections; 2.the artist has received awards, grants or fellowships; 3.the artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale; 4.the artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.florida-arts.org or email Lee Modica lmodica[at]dos.state.fl.us


New York, NY + Percent for Art Registry

The New York Department of Cultural Affairs, along with NY Culture of the City of New York, are accepting application for the Percent for Art Program Artist Registry. The percent for art program commissions permanent works of art by local, national, and international artists for NYC construction projects. Project budgets are inclusive of the artist's design fee which is generally 20% of the overall budget.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: varies by project
Information: www.nyc.gov or email percent[at]culture.nyc.gov


Hillsborough County, FL + Art in Public Places Program Registry

Artists with proficiency in planning, creating and implementing public art are encouraged to apply to the registry.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.hillsboroughcounty.org


Memphis, TN + UrbanArt Commission: Artist Registry

You are cordially invited to join the Artists' Registry of UrbanArt's new website. This tool is provided to you as a means to introduce new audience to the work of visual artists working in all media, as well as fabricators, designers, architects, and curators of art in the public realm.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: urbanart.rfbeta.com or email UrbanArt Commission info[at]urbanartcommission.org


International, Publication + Public Art Dialogue

The Editors of Public Art Dialogue are now inviting submissions for all sections of the journal. All article, essay, artist's statement, and book review submissions must be double-spaced, have numbered pages, and strictly follow the MLA endnote format (when notes are used). We are seeking scholarly articles, essays, book reviews and artist projects which are unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages of Public Art Dialogue.
Articles presenting new information or interpretations of subjects pertaining to the theme of the issue. There will be opportunities for open issues without specific, predetermined themes as well. Essays are opinion pieces, comparable to position papers that advocate a particular approach (theoretical or otherwise) to the subject. Artist projects should relate to the theme of a particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site/space for public art. Links to web-based works are also acceptable.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to all working in the field of public art.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.tandf.co.uk or email Mary Tinti tinti00[at]yahoo.com


Your Town, USA and Canada + The Public Art Archive™

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. This is not a RFQ/RFP, roster, or commissioning project call. To qualify, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program in any of the 50 United States or Canada.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to qualified public artworks.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.callforentry.org or email Public Art Archive PAArchive[at]westaf.org


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King County, WA + Cultural Equipment - Heritage, Arts, and Preservation

Cultural institutions depend on specialized equipment, such as stage lights and museum storage shelving, to operate effectively. A single computer workstation can transform an organization's ability to reach audiences and serve a community. The annual Cultural Equipment program supports purchase of fixed assets by organizations or local government cultural agencies. Applicants may request up to 100% of the cost, but must demonstrate community support for the project.

Deadline: May 06, 2015
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/equipment


King County, WA + Landmarks Capital

4Culture's Landmarks Capital program supports "bricks and mortar" projects that help preserve designated local landmarks all around King County. We fund design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation projects large and small. Eligible applicants include private owners, businesses, organizations and local governments. Fundable projects will range from $3,000 to $30,000.

Deadline: May 13, 2015, 5pm
Eligibility: Property must be a designated local landmark
Information: http://www.4culture.org/apply/landmarks/index.htm


King County, WA + Heritage Collections Care

This annual funding program provides support for projects that promote and encourage professional standards and practices in the collection, preservation, assessment and perpetual care of historic and cultural materials, artifacts, and archival records pertaining to the heritage of King County. Please read the guidelines carefully for additional program requirements and how to apply.

Information: www.4culture.org/apply/heritagecollections


King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed projects must substantially include historic preservation or King County heritage and must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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