The Arts Council does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities, but provides this list for information only. We encourage artists to research each opportunity thoroughly before applying. Artist opportunities may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|ArtsMarket is a biennial performing arts showcase conference co-produced by the N.C. Arts Council and N.C. Presenters Consortium. Hosted in Durham Monday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 9, showcases will be held in the historic Carolina Theatre, with the conference exhibit hall in the adjoining Marriott Durham Convention Center. Thirty-seven performing artists or groups will be selected to showcase to presenters through a juried process. Application fee applies.
Deadline: July 1
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Ga.
The Morris Museum of Art announces the 2011 Porter Fleming Literary Competition, now in its 18th year recognizing outstanding writing in the Southeast. Writers may enter submissions in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and one-act plays. Entries must be original and unpublished. Writers ages 18 and older who reside in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina are eligible. A total of $7,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: July 15
For more information: http://www.themorris.org/porterfleming.html
Rockingham Arts Council, Wentworth
The Rockingham County Justice Center Artwork Committee and the Rockingham County Arts Council announce a call for artists requesting completed artwork by Rockingham County artists, or artists that have a direct link to Rockingham County, for a permanent exhibition in the new Justice Center in Wentworth. Additionally, requests for proposals to produce artwork for a permanent exhibition in the new Justice Center are also being accepted from Rockingham County artists, or artists that have a direct link to Rockingham County. The targeted completion date is fall 2011.
Deadline: June 10
For more information: Download the guidelines at http://www.artsinrockingham.org/call%20for%20entry.pdf (PDF) or contact Kathryn Gauldin at email@example.com or (336) 349-4039.
Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, Bradenton, Fla.
Bradenton Downtown Development Authority seeks RFQs from professional artists for public art pieces along its 1.5 mile riverfront park. Art to be commissioned includes: (a) monumentally scaled sculpture for the entry to a children and family oriented zone; (b) porous metalwork panels to define areas within the riverwalk; (c) metalwork or other attachments to railings along a boardwalk leading under a bridge; (d) imagery that captures and interprets local community history as related to the river in flat media that is permanent. Total budget of $250,000 will be allocated among the various projects and sites.
Deadline: June 15
For more information: Visit http://www.downtownbradenton.com/Projects/RequestsforProposalsQualifications.aspx or contact Ann Wykell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Frisco, Tex.
The City of Frisco is seeking qualifications from artists or design teams to design and integrate unique, public art elements into its existing wayfinding initiative. Art elements will be effective wayfinders and also help market, describe and define the community. The citywide wayfinding initiative will include up to seven primary and six secondary welcome signs, 88 internal vehicular signs and 16 pedestrian guide signs.
Deadline: June 16
For more information: http://www.friscotexas.gov/departments/administrativeservices/purchasing/bids/Pages/CurrentBids.aspx
Fayetteville Art Guild, Fayetteville
Fayetteville Art Guild has issued a call for art for a non-juried exhibition entitled Freedom of Expression scheduled Friday, June 24, through Thursday, July 14, at Gallery ONE13. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: Hand deliver artwork June 17 and 18 to Gallery ONE13, 113 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville.
For more information: Contact Noreda Hess at email@example.com or (910) 484-6849 or (910) 223-2787.
Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, Tenn.
The Tennessee Reiki Connection announces a call for entries for Enlightenment, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from Friday, Aug. 5, through Monday, Aug. 29. The selected art will feature contemporary two- and three-dimensional artwork that is spiritual, metaphysical or energy-based. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: June 17
For more information: http://www.knoxalliance.com/pressreleases/release050511.html
Monkey Bottom Arts Collaborative, Durham
Artist are invited to participate in Durham’s second Pop Up Art Show and fundraiser to benefit The Scrap Exchange, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness and community through reuse. The Pop Up Art Show will take place Saturday, June 18, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the MoBo studio in Durham. Artists may exhibit one piece of art, ready to hang, and they are asked to donate a portion of the sales to The Scrap Exchange. Multiple pieces may be accepted if space permits.
Deadline: Deliver artwork to MoBo, 609 Trent Drive, Durham, between 4 and 5 p.m. on June 18 with completed consignment form.
For more information: Visit http://themonkeybottom.blogspot.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monkey-Bottom-Collaborative/68896765038.
Sound Transit Art Program (STart), Tacoma, Wash.
STart has two opportunities for temporary artwork installations in Tacoma, Wash.: one is a light-based installation for Tacoma Dome District and the other is a temporary greenroof/rooftop garden for Tacoma Dome District. Interested artists may apply for the individual commissions or both commissions for the possibility of creating an integrated garden and light installation.
Deadline: June 20
For more information: Visit http://projects.soundtransit.org/x15304.xml (light-based installation) or http://projects.soundtransit.org/x15303.xml (rooftop garden) or contact Jennifer Babuca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Clearwater, Fla.
The City of Clearwater Public Art and Design program seeks up to three artists for a temporary sculpture exhibition, Sculpture360: Season IV, from September 2011 to August 2012. Artwork will be selected to compliment the Cleveland Street District streetscape and as a visual anchor point and identity for the district. This is open to all professional artists and artist teams aged 18 and older and residing in the U.S. The total budget for this project is $9,000 and represents three honoraria of $3,000 for up to three artists.
Deadline: June 24
For more information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=759&sortby=fair_deadline&apply=yes
City of Kansas City, Mo.
The City of Kansas City is seeking artists or artist collaborations to develop innovative, original art for the Kansas City Police Department Headquarters building renovation. This opportunity is open to all professional artists residing in the U.S. Estimated budget is $225,000.
Deadline: June 23
For more information: http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/GeneralServices/Facility/MunicipalArtCommission/index.htm or contact Porter Arneill at email@example.com or (816) 513-2538.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, Calif.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is accepting submissions for the exhibition Energy Friday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Sept. 10. Artists are encouraged to submit works that celebrate the concept or force of energy in its broadest connotations or in its most focused denotations. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: June 26
For more information: http://www.occca.org/EXHIBITIONS.html#energy
Southside Aquatic Center, Norfolk, Va.
The Norfolk Public Art Commission and the Southside Aquatic Center Planning Committee seek to commission an artist to create artwork to enhance the exterior function of the facility. The piece should be fresh and dynamic while also reflecting the diversity of culture and heritage of patrons. Project budget is $78,000.
Deadline: June 29
For more information: http://www.norfolk.gov/cultural_affairs/artists_opportunities.asp
City of Calgary, Canada
The City of Calgary Public Art Program and Transportation Department are seeking a professional artist or artist team to create a public art work for the highly visible screening walls of the new Martindale Light Rail Transit station. The goal is to have a site specific public artwork integrated into the screening wall structure. This is an international call to artists experienced with projects of this scope and scale. The all-inclusive artist(s) budget is $370,000 CDN.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Greenbelt, Md.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Department of Parks and Recreation invites artists with professional experience in creating public art or site specific commissions to submit an application to design, fabricate and install original works of art for the exterior grounds of the Southern Regional Tech/Rec Complex currently under construction in Fort Washington, Md. Project budget is $110,000. Individual artists or artist teams from Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are eligible to apply.
Deadline: July 15
For more information: Visit http://arts.pgparks.com/Community_Arts_Services/Artist_Resources.htm or contact Jeneanne Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 446-3242.
MyArtContest.com invites all visual artists to enter its Fantasy 2011 Art Contest. The top three winners will receive cash prizes and a full-page feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine. Twenty honorable mentions will be featured in Artist Portfolio Magazine. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://www.myartcontest.com/submission-fantasy.html
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, New York, N.Y.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows announces the Say Your Peace video contest. Submissions of 30-second videos proposing alternative responses to terrorism, violence and war will be accepted. Videos must be original works and feature the applicant. First place winners from each of three age groups will receive $1,000 cash awards. The contest commemorates the 10th anniversary of September 11th this fall.
Deadline: August 15
For more information: http://peacefultomorrows-sayyourpeace.org/
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