I am keeping a running list of all the public art opportunities that I am interested in applying for this year. I just copy and paste the opportunities into Wordpad from the available on-line lists. Please see a portion of the April-May deadline list below.
I have applied for about a dozen public art opportunities this year, some just for the practice. The more applications you do, the better you will get. Maybe I will get 1-2% of what I apply for.
Public Art Opportunities – Yearly in Cary, NC
Cary Visual Art is a grass-roots non-profit public art organization in Cary, North Carolina. CVA facilitates permanent placements, temporary exhibitions, and community programming.
Are you familiar with Kickstarter? It’s a site to Fund and Follow Creativity. There are many categories, each with several subcategories:
PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY CHATTANOOGA – CHATTANOOGA, TN
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: MAIN TERRAIN URBAN PARK | PUBLIC ART CHATANOOGA PROJECT | CHATTANOOGA, TN
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Full project details, drawings and application can be found by clicking this link: http://www.publicartchattanooga.com/about/callstoartists.htm.
Dear Friends,Here is the link for the RFP from the Sunset Strip Business Association for the addition of 8 more guitars to the Guitartown project now on exhibition on the Sunset Strip. Please pass on to artists who may be interested in being a part of this unique temporary public art project. Here is the link for the Artist Call.This project highlights the Sunset Strip as a destination for visitors and a place where musical legends have been and continue to be created.The exhibition period of the guitars is for approximately 1 year and then all artworks are auctioned to support various local non-profits. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me atMany Thanks,Lesley A. ElwoodPrincipalElwood & Associates(310) 836-6512 office
Be sure to register at CAFE and see what they have to offer. Most opportunities are free to apply.New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to www.callforentry.org to apply to one of these opportunities. Please read the call information carefully as each call has specific guidelines and eligibility requirements.
Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY!
To be recognized as a sculptor and effectively sell your work, you have to get your work out in the public eye. This will take some bucks – for applications, to rent the big truck, gas, road food, motel – plus a lot of time. But you can’t sit at home and expect people to drive up.
Some of the programs listed below will pay a stipend of $500 – $2000 for the lease of your sculpture for (usually) two years. You can’t make a living doing these (let alone break even), but you can get your work seen, build your resume and hopefully (eventually) make some sales.
Following are some excellent links with opportunities for sculptors: