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DEADLINE: Thursday, December 18, 2014, no later than 1:30 p.m., Pacific time.
BUDGET: Total $225,000
INFORMATION: The City of Las Vegas is requesting qualifications from artists to design, fabricate and install artist-designed benches as part of a downtown revitalization project.
The artist will also provide concepts for tree guards, but will not fabricate them.
This project is part of the re-alignment of the Main Street/Commerce Corridor which will feature widened sidewalks, improved lighting and landscaping, and the addition of bike racks and other amenities.
A pre-proposal conference will be held on November 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Purchasing Conference Room, 3rd floor of City Hall, 495 S. Main Street
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DEADLINE: December 5, 2014, 5 PM (Arizona time)
BUDGET: $4,000,000
INFORMATION: The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from artists to create signature works as part of the modernization of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 3. The modernization of Terminal 3, a 35-year-old facility, will incorporate new finishes, façades, infrastructure and specialty systems, and provide the City of Phoenix with a bold space that acts as a front door for travelers to the city and state. The project offers several opportunities to integrate major artworks into the building architecture and create stand-alone landmarks that can be experienced from multiple perspectives inside the terminal.
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DEADLINE: Monday, December 8, 2014 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
BUDGET: $1,200,000 inclusive of all artist's fees, as well as associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation and installation.
INFORMATION: The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking applications to create a permanent public artwork for the western facing façades of San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Polk and Hayes streets. Our objective is to commission an artwork that will activate and enliven the façade of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, turning it into a major new cultural asset for the Civic Center. This is a high profile opportunity for an imaginative and innovative artist to create a large scale artwork in a very prominent location.
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DEADLINE: December 8, 2014 at 5:00pm.
BUDGET: $500,000
INFORMATION: The Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture requests qualifications from professional artists to work with an engineering design team, City departments, community groups and stakeholders to design integrated public art and other enhancements along the Grand Canal corridor from 15th Avenue to 40th Street in central Phoenix.
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DEADLINE: December 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time
BUDGET: $15,000
INFORMATION: The Phoenix Office of Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from artists to design imagery that can be translated into cut-out metal artworks and attached to light poles and possibly other structures along 32nd Street from Shea Boulevard to Bell Road in North Phoenix. The selected artist will be expected to work with the community and city to create imagery that bolsters the visual identity of the area. This is an excellent opportunity for artists specializing in two-dimensional media to collaborate with a professional metal fabrication shop. Professional painters, printmakers, illustrators, graphic designers and industrial designers are encouraged to apply.
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DEADLINE: December 10, 2014, 12:00 PM MST
BUDGET: $200,000 COMMISSION (all inclusive)
INFORMATION: Denver Fire Station 35 is being constructed at 75th Ave. and Peña Blvd. to provide landside fire and rescue services to travelers, employees and visitors of Denver International Airport (DEN), including but not limited to service of the new Westin Hotel and the overall Hotel and Transit Center. Denver Fire Station 35 will be positioned between Peña Blvd. and 75th on Jackson Gap Road. Design of the new facility has begun and construction of the new facility will begin in spring 2015. The DEN Art and Culture’s Public Art Program is currently soliciting applications for an exterior commission for Denver Fire Station 35 – either an integrated work on the southern façade or a free-standing piece on the west side of the property. This commission is open to all artists/artist teams working in all media; however, semifinalists are anticipated to propose work that is reflective of the required qualifications.
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DEADLINE: Artist Application Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday December 12, 2014 at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121. For more information please contact Michael Ogilvie at 455-8685 or mso@clarkcountynv.gov
BUDGET: $65,000.00
INFORMATION: Clark County Public Art Program hereby invites local artists to submit qualifications to create artwork(s) to enhance the intake path for youth and staff at Child Haven. The site is composed of three distinct areas, including an entrance lobby and two rooms that are used as a waiting room and a play area respectively, with the third area being three hallways that intersect.
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DEADLINE: December 19, 2014
BUDGET: $20,000 (all-inclusive)
INFORMATION: The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), is requesting qualifications from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating outdoor public artwork for a pocket park on the east side of Indianapolis. Eligibility is for experienced artists currently living in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio or Kentucky.
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DEADLINE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
INFORMATION: The Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency (SURA), a public benefit corporation of the City of Syracuse, NY, seeks a qualified, multidisciplinary team to plan, design and develop construction specifications for a public space in the center of Downtown Syracuse, New York. The project will transform an underutilized plaza and green space in Downtown Syracuse into an active and inviting public space, encompassing urban and landscape design and context sensitive public art.

This is a two stage proposal process. In the first stage, respondents are requested to present their qualifications that demonstrate experience and expertise in the areas of urban and landscape design, context-sensitive public art, and public participation. Because public art is an integral component of this project, a public artist must be part of the project team.
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DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (postmarked by January 2, 2015)
BUDGET: $175,000
INFORMATION: The goal of the project is to develop a viable, permanent public art project for All Seasons of Oro Valley including its final installation at four different locations on campus. The project seeks qualified artist applicants specializing in the medium of bronze and metal sculptures. Weather resistant wood sculptures will also be accepted. These “to scale” sculptures of local wildlife, flora and fauna are to be placed into a natural setting. The intent of the project is for the artwork to complement the surroundings in a natural setting, with to-scale artwork.
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MISSION HILLS/HILLCREST BRANCH LIBRARY PUBLIC ART PROJECT
DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 before 4:00 p.m. PST
BUDGET: Approximately $280,000
ELIGIBILITY: Any artist or artist team authorized to work in the U.S.
INFORMATION: The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for Mission Hills/Hillcrest Branch Library Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and install permanent, site-specific artwork(s) at Mission Hills/Hillcrest Branch Library.
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Women and Children’s Shelter Renovations and Expansion Project, Austin, TX
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:00 pm (CST)
BUDGET: $68,000.00
INFORMATION: The City of Austin requests qualifications from professional visual artists who live and work in Texas.
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Call to International Artists (RFQ) - Rogers Place Arena: Northwest Plaza Sculpture
DEADLINE: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
BUDGET: $500,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
INFORMATION: The Rogers Place Arena Northwest Plaza Sculpture public art competition is open to professional international artists, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).
The EAC and the City of Edmonton invite artists to address any questions by e-mail to: rharpin@edmontonarts.ca by Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 pm
All questions will be answered and posted by Friday, December 12, 2014 ONLINE.
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DEADLINE: January 15, 2015
BUDGET: $358,508
INFORMATION: Texas State University invites professional artists, or artist teams, to submit qualifications to design and fabricate sculpture or sculptures for an exterior and/or interior public space on its campus in San Marcos, Texas. The site is a new residence hall complex, currently under construction on Moore Street.
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DEADLINE: January 16, 2015
BUDGET: $169,000
INFORMATION: Requesting artist / artist team qualifications for the creation of site specific public art for the newly completed Ray & Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building in Research Park on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The Selection Committee believes this commission can be an important part of the inspiration and stimulus for clinical excellence, educational pursuit, research and discovery for faculty, staff, residents, students and visitors. Apply Here!

American and legal resident artists are eligible. Utah artists are encouraged to apply.

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DEADLINE: January 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. (EDT)
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INFORMATION: The Arts Council of Indianapolis seeks to establish a new pool of highly qualified artists and artist teams for a number of open calls and commissioning opportunities for outdoor murals (wall-based artwork) over the next several years.
Artists who qualify will be eligible for selection for mural projects with budgets up to $100,000. Budgets are inclusive of design, travel, artists’ fees, materials, labor, rentals, insurance coverage, subcontracts, and all other costs associated with the design and production of mural artwork.

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DEADLINE: Friday, January 16, 2015
BUDGET: $5,000
INFORMATION: The Doel Reed Center for the Arts invites applications for the position of Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist for a minimum of two weeks during July 2015.

The visiting artist will be expected to undertake a project, in any medium, that is in some way influenced by and/or reflects the landscape and/or culture of the Southwest. The recipient will interact with students enrolled in Oklahoma State University's Taos class “The Artist's Sketchbook: Learning About Taos Through Drawing” (July 6-17). The recipient also will be expected to deliver a public talk and/or demonstration while in Taos and to visit Oklahoma State University to share his/her work and conduct a workshop.

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
ARTrageous Vegas Art Extravaganza OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: http://www.artrageousvegas.org/

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
DENVER, CO + NINE DOT ARTS ARTIST DATABASE
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=520&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
VIRTUAL + ONLINE ARTISTS COMMUNITY: THE CRITIQUE ROOM
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY (FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY)
INFORMATION: http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/calls-for-artists/online-artist-community

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
NEW YORK, NY + SURDNA: ARTISTIC & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT
GRANT: VARIES
INFORMATION: http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/thriving-cultures/477.html

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
NATIONAL + NEFA: NATIONAL NATIVE ARTIST EXCHANGE GRANT
BUDGET: $ 1,500
INFORMATION: http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/national_native_artist_exchange_grant

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
COTUIT, MA + COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS CALL FOR SCULPTURE
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: http://www.nefa.org/calls_artists_organizations/call_large_sculpture_cotuit_center_arts_cotuit_ma_deadline_rolling
gallery@cotuitcenterforthearts.org

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
DENTON, TX + UNT ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM- ARTIST REGISTRY
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: http://art.unt.edu/forms/appp-registration

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
VIRTUAL + CALL FOR PUBLIC ART: PUBLIC ART ARCHIVE BY WESTAF
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY/ INCLUSION IN ONLINE ARCHIVE
INFORMATION: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=511&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
RENO, NV + NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS
AWARD: VARIES
INFORMATION: http://nevada.cgweb.org/page.php?id=178

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
DENTON, TX + UNT ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM- ARTIST REGISTRY
AWARD: POTENTIAL PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
INFORMATION: http://art.unt.edu/forms/appp-registration

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
ONLINE + STARVING ARTIST NEW E-GALLERY CALL TO ARTISTS
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: http://www.thestarvingartist.com/artist-registration.php

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
ITHACA, NY + RFP ITHICA MURAL STREET ART PROGRAM
POTENTIAL MURAL COMMISSION
INFORMATION: http://www.nefa.org/calls_artists_organizations/rfp_city_ithaca_mural_street_art_program_deadline_rolling_2nd_monday_eac
ithacamuralstreetart@gmail.com

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
WENATCHEE, WA + CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ROBERT GRAVES GALLERY
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: http://www.robertgravesgallery.org

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
NEW YORK, NY + POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT
AWARD: VARIES
INFORMATION: www.nefa.org/calls_artists_organizations/pollock_krasner_foundation

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
TUSCANY, ITALY + LA MACINA DI SAN CRESI ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
AWARD: 7 TO 90 DAY RESIDENCY
INFORMATION: www.chianticom.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemid=55

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
BROOKLYN, NY + PEDIGREE GALLERY
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: PedigreeGallery@gmail.com

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
ONLINE + DREAM HEELS SHOE DESIGN COMPETITION
AWARDS: $2,000
INFORMATION: www.dreamheels.com/design-your-own-shoes

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
SALON CIEL + EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION: www.saloncielny.org/

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DEADLINE: ONGOING
FRANCE + RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES
INFORMATION: www.artistay.org
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