Sculpture Opportunities

Steel Sculpture

Steel Sculpture

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:

Call for Entry – aka CAFE – be sure and register here first

Zapp – the major source for Art Shows, coast to coast – these are the same people who run Cafe

Art Fair Sourcebook – reviews all the Art Shows – I’ve known sculptors to sell $100K at Art Shows

Art Opportunities Monthly – almost too many opportunities, coast to coast and world wide. Really inexpensive and very valuable.

Art in Public Places

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Art Deadlines List

Midwest Sculpture Initiative – I have many sculptor friends who participate in these exhibitions – mainly in Michigan and Ohio

Art Slant San Francisco

International Sculpture Center – their monthly magazine always list opportunities, some only here – $55/year

ISC Members Area – opportunities, workshops, residencies, competitions and more

Sculpture.net – opportunities, news, events, competitions

Jobs, Grants, Scholarships – not sure if this link is kept up-to-date

Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk – 2012 Call to Artists – 6 programs listed

Art on the Corner – Grand Junction, Colorado