Job: Arts Curator, High Speed Two (London, West Midlands)

Arts Curator, High Speed Two


Job Reference: 35973 - applications to be submitted on

As an Arts Curator at HS2 you will support the Head of Arts and Culture with the commissioning and co-ordination of an innovative programme of art commissions as part of the delivery of the HS2 Arts Strategy within the Operations and Infrastructure management Directorate (OIMD).

 About the role:

  • Curation and project management of an innovative and high quality programme of new commissions both temporary and permanent for key sites along the HS2 line Phase One.
  • Development of high quality arts and culture programmes working with key internal and external partners and local communities
  • Keep up to date with latest developments in key areas of contemporary arts practice, regeneration, design and place-making in order to inform programme development.
  • Co-ordinate marketing and communications requirements across all arts and culture activities in close co-operation with HS2 communications teams
  • To monitor key impact metrics associated with the programme of activities and to report on to senior management and stakeholders
  • Co-ordination and development of a network of internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the Head of Culture to identify opportunities to incorporate arts and design into the infrastructure programme of HS2
  • Co-ordination of all admin including procurement and budget monitoring associated with the commissioning of the Art Strategy.
  • Support the Head of Arts and Culture to deliver all other aspects of the Arts strategy as it develops and as required.

About You:

  • Proven track record of curating a variety of arts and/or cultural projects, preferably within the public realm.
  • Experience of commissioning permanent and temporary public art.
  • Experience of co-ordinating a wide variety of cultural activity and ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and manage budgets.
  • An understanding of the complexities of delivering an arts strategy within an infrastructure and regeneration context.
  • Knowledge of best practice in commissioning and procurement of artists.
  • Knowledge and/or an interest in the development of large infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of best practice in place-making and the role of arts and culture.

Jobs: FT Theatre teacher needed at El Camino Community College (Torrance, CA)

A1718-029 - FT INST - THEATRE Re-announcement
Closing date: Monday, June 18, 2018


El Camino College Human Resources




Division: Fine Arts

Posting Close Date: 6/18/2018

Req: A1718-029

Location: ECC Campus

Position Type: Faculty


An applicant must submit the following by the closing date.

1. Online application:

2. Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3. Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4. Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) [Foreign Transcripts info on next page]

5. Evidence of a valid community college credential,

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593, Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you contact us for assistance requests well before the last day to apply. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m..

El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its team.

This position request is for a full-time theatre instructor to teach courses in acting, acting for the camera, and directing, as well as to direct some of our four productions each year. The instructor's load would primarily be drawn from the following courses: Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Acting, Fundamentals of Acting, Intermediate Acting, Improvisation, Acting: Audition and Cold Reading, Acting Shakespeare, Fundamentals of Stage Direction, Beginning Theatre Production, Musical Theatre Production, Student Performance Production Workshop, as well as within the new Certificate in Acting and Production for Independent Film and Social Media.

Professional responsibilities are based on a ten-month 40-hour workweek, and will initially include 9 lecture hours, 9 lab hours, 4-5 office hours, and classroom preparation, research and student learning assessments. The selected candidate will be expected to provide direction, organization, recruitment and long-range planning and development for the Theatre Program as well as mentorship and support to Theatre majors in achieving their educational goals. Commitment to program development and consistent participation in campus-wide, divisional, and departmental committees and activities is also expected, including student and faculty performances, faculty meetings, program review, and curriculum development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview that will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.

The position requires participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities such as faculty meetings, student activities, office hours, and curriculum/instructional development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.

Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College's mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.


Master's degree in drama, theatre arts, performance; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.


* Experience in directing theatrical productions - including musicals

* Experience in directing for the camera

* Experience in planning a theatrical season

* Demonstrated commitment to a variety of teaching and learning styles

* Experience examining and remediating one's instruction, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.

* Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive methodologies, particularly as it relates to students' lives, interests, and communities.

* Demonstrated skill with addressing issues of equity.


Please limit each response to 300 words.

1. What strategies do you use to motivate diverse students and facilitate students' self-motivation? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective?

2. Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning. What were the key factors in creating learning success, particularly for diverse students?


Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, beginning in August. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.


The starting salary ranges from $66,598 - $91,474 depending on education and experience. Excellent benefits are included.


Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.


Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.


Individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

HEALTH, LIFE, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE The college provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the college and the employee contribute..


Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.


Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.
The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender, (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

Thank you,
Martha E. Lopez
Human Resources
El Camino College
(310) 660-3593 x5809


Nancy Adler
Production Manager
El Camino College Center for the Arts
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
310-660-3593 ext. 3592<>

Jobs: City of Pleasanton needs a coordinator of arts conservation (California)

Contracted Public Arts Conservation and Maintenance Services
City of Pleasanton

Pleasanton, CA

The City of Pleasanton seeks to enter into a contract with a qualified individual or business capable of working closely with the Community Services Manager, Civic Arts, to plan and coordinate conservation and maintenance services for the City's Public Art Collection. 

For more information and to see the complete Request for Proposal visit 

Contact:Michele M Crose
Address: PO Box 520

Deadline: 05-25-2018

Call for artists: Denver Museum of Nature & Science and The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art program need a site-specific art installation (Colorado)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Public Art Project
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs
Public Art Program
201 W. Colfax Avenue
Dept. 1007
Denver, CO 80202


Entry Deadline: 5/28/18


Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6 

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Budget: APPROXIMATELY $85,000.00
(Colorado artists only)

 DEADLINE: Monday, May 28, 2018 11:59 p.m. MST


The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art program, now in its 30th year, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), seek to commission a Colorado artist or team of artists to create a site-specific art installation to be integrated into the exterior site design for the Morgridge Family Exploration Center, formally the new Education & Collections Facility (ECF), of the DMNS, a 126,000-sq. ft. addition on the south side of the existing building. 

 Mission and Vision: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

 Be a catalyst! Ignite our community’s passion for nature and science.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Core Values

·         We love science.

·         We are curious, creative, and playful.

·         We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse
communities, the environment, and for our future.

·         We think critically and act with empathy.

 Students and park goers are the primary visitors to the Southeast end of the plaza and Morgridge Family Education Center. The pathway to the Morgridge Family Exploration Center from the bus drop-off is an opportunity for students to connect to the natural environment with a walk through the City Park.  This arrival sequence defines the idea that Denver Museum of Nature & Science is City Park’s Museum. Two carefully preserved large existing deciduous trees frame the foreground of the Morgridge Family Exploration Center and the park’s irrigated lawn abuts the building around the perimeter reinforcing the engagement of the building with the park. 

  City Park

City Park is a historic 330-acre urban park in Denver, CO. The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes, and the Pavilion. City Park, the largest and most notable park in Denver, is located in central Denver, slightly more than a mile east of downtown. The park is one mile long and three-quarters of a mile wide. The park's boundaries are:

  • West-York Street
  • South-17th Avenue
  • East-Colorado Boulevard
  • North-23rd Avenue

The initial park layout was designed by Henry Meryweather in 1882 in the tradition of both English pastoral gardens and Central Park in New York City, with a flowing, casual design. Construction of the park began in 1886 with “a sinuous tangle of winding carriageways, walks and promenades” put into place. City Beautiful movement, initiated at the 1893 World’s Fair, further influenced the design. The arrangement of roads and walks gave the park its pastoral feel, many of which are still in place today.

 After the turn-of-the-century the park was linked, as originally envisioned, to a wider system of parks using parkways and grand boulevards. During this period and consistent with the City Beautiful philosophy, monumental sculpture was introduced, including the McLellan Gateway, the Sopris Gateway, the Monti Gateway, the Sullivan Gateway and the Thatcher Memorial Fountain, each marking park entrances.

 Public Art at the DMNS


The art selection panel has set forth a set of specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating guidelines that will inspire a unique, one-of-a-kind installation for the museum, the park, Denver and the region.

 The Site for the Artwork

The selection panel seeks for a public artwork to be sited on the circular mulch area near the southeast corner of the building for a stand-alone artwork or multiple artworks. It should not compete with the existing artwork located on the hardscape plaza to the west and it cannot be placed under the canopy of any tree. This surrounding area is accessible to all citizens, not just ticketed museum-goers. The selection panel encourages artwork that attracts and engages the community with an unexpected element. The artists may be required to participate in some of the programming initiatives held at DMNS or outreach programs to Denver neighborhoods.

Materials & Media

The selection panel is open to two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork in all media, materials and formats including interactive art, environmental art, eco-art, sound art and landscape art. However, because the main site for artwork is located above a state-of-the-art collections facility, it is imperative that the artwork not utilize liquids of any kind, nor require irrigation systems.

 Appropriate & Unique

Consistent with the overall mission of Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the public art for the Morgridge Family Exploration Center project should “inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world’s unique treasures,” and tie into the DMNS’s vision to “create a community of critical thinkers who understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future.” In accordance with these goals, several themes/criteria were identified by the selection panel.

·         Interactive: The artwork should be dynamic and community members should be able to interact in some way so that their action (cause) can create a result (effect). Multimodal interaction with the artwork (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) and a variety of perspectives/experiences is encouraged.

·         Science/Nature: The artwork should have a focus on science and nature, without requiring interpretive signage or instructions to the audience. 

·         Unique: The exterior of the museum already features two large dinosaur replicas, a large crystal sculptural artwork, and several life-like bronze animal sculptures. A unique and broader interpretation of science and nature is encouraged for this commission.

·         Community: The Museum embraces and celebrates the cultural diversity of our region. Artwork should reflect that diverse perspective, and should be inclusive and culturally accessible to all regardless of age, education, or cultural and racial background.

·         School Children: Each year, more than 250,000 school children enter the museum through the south school entrance. The artwork should be relevant to children preschool through grade 12, without requiring interpretive signage or instructions as noted above. 

·         Sustainability: The new DMNS wing has achieved LEED platinum certification and the artwork should also be sensitive to sustainability and conservation issues. The artwork could reference (directly or indirectly) the sustainability of the planet.

·         One commission: The selection panel hopes to commission one artist/team for this commission, but encourages multiple sites for artwork rather than a solitary “moment.”

 Maintenance & Durability

All applicants are expected to consider the issues of long-term conservation and maintenance of public art, along with time and budget. These projects exist in the public realm and are exposed to weather and physical stresses, as well as vulnerable to vandalism. Public art projects should be fabricated of highly durable, low-maintenance materials. Semifinalists are encouraged to consult with a professional conservator prior to the submission of a final proposal. Selected artist proposals will be reviewed by the City of Denver’s Public Art Committee and other appropriate city agencies to ensure conformity with city standards of maintenance and durability, as well as ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. All finalists are expected to stay on budget and to complete work in an approved timeframe.


This project is open to artists residing in Colorado, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply for this commission. Contact the Denver Public Art office with any questions regarding this designation.

 Applying for These Opportunities

In response to this RFQ, applicants will be asked to submit six digital images, a résumé, and a statement of interest no longer than 2,000 characters (CaFÉ™). From these applications, the selection panel will choose up to five semifinalists who will be brought in for an interview with the panel. If a formal proposal is requested, the artist will be provided an honorarium of $500 to prepare and present the proposal in person. Semifinalistswill receive more specific information regarding the site and have the opportunity to meet with project representatives, the DMNS and Denver Public Art staff.  Artists/teams selected as semifinalists will be required to submit a Diversity & Inclusiveness Form in order for their proposals to be considered, which will be provided upon notification. As directed by Executive Order 101, this form must be submitted for all city solicitations of proposals. Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program staff can provide guidance on filling out this form. Semifinalists will be expected to pay for travel expenses from the honorarium. From the interview or proposal, an artist or artist team will be selected for this commission. The selected artist or artist team for the commission will collaborate with the Public Art Program staff, the DMNS, and Denver Parks and Recreation design team when finalizing their designs for installation.

 Please visit: for examples of recent commissions.

 Can a Team Apply?

Applicants may apply as a single artist or multi-person collaborative group.  If applying as a team, please submit one résumé for the team, with one to two pages per team member.

 Diversity and Inclusiveness

Denver Executive Order No. 101 establishes strategies between the City and private industry to use diversity and inclusiveness to promote economic development in the City and County of Denver and to encourage more businesses to compete for City contracts and procurements. The Executive Order requires, among other things, the collection of certain information regarding the practices of the City’s contractors and consultants toward diversity and inclusiveness and encourages/requires City agencies to include diversity and inclusiveness policies in selection criteria where legally permitted in solicitations for City services or goods. Diversity and Inclusiveness means inviting values, perspectives and contributions of people from diverse backgrounds, and integrates diversity into its hiring and retention policies, training opportunities, and business development methods to provide an equal opportunity for each person to participate, contribute, and succeed within the organization’s workplace. “Diversity” encompasses a wide variety of human differences, including differences such as race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical disabilities, appearance, historically underutilized and disadvantaged persons, as well as social identities such as religion, marital status, socio-economic status, lifestyle, education, parental status, geographic background, language ability, and veteran status.


The budget for this commission is approximately $85,000 USD which will be allocated to the artist/team selected. These funds come from the City of Denver’s One Percent for Art Ordinance resulting from several Bond-funded projects at the DMNS. This contract amount is inclusive of all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to: the artist’s design fee, other consultation fees such as structural engineering consultation, insurance (including Colorado Workers Compensation), tools, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, any building or site modification required, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses, and any other costs. For all work done on city property, prevailing wage requirements will be applied.

 Tentative Timeline

(Except for online application deadline, timeline is subject to adjustments)

 Monday, May 28, 2018: 11:59 MST          Deadline for entry (via CaFÉ™ system)

July 2018                                                             Semifinalist Selection

August 2018                                                        Finalist Selection

September 2018                                               Finalist Notification

 Project Selection Panel

According to the Denver Public Art Policy, the Art Selection Panel plays an active role in the acquisition of public art for Denver. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science selection panel is comprised of 10 voting members. The selection panel is responsible for reviewing the site, establishing criteria, writing a call for entry, reviewing applications, and selecting and interviewing semi-finalists and finalists. 

 Selection Process

Up to five artists/artist teams will be selected as semifinalists. Semifinalists will be required to consult with DMNS staff and Denver Public Art staff prior to the submission of a final proposal. The selection panel will interview semifinalists and/or review proposals from the semifinalists and recommend finalists for the commission. The final recommendation of the selection panel will be presented to the Public Art Committee, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, and Mayor Michael B. Hancock for final approval. All decisions of the City and County of Denver are final.

 Materials to be Submitted

Please read this section carefully. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all materials submitted.

 All materials must be submitted online, via the CaFÉ™ website ( There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.

 Digital Images - In order to be considered for this project, the applicant must electronically submit six digital images of previously completed artworks through the CaFÉ™ system. Artists who wish to submit kinetic, sound or media works must submit a complete CaFÉ™ application and include links to the work uploaded online, such as YouTube or Vimeo.

 Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ™ specifications can be found at Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours by calling 303-629-1166 or 888-562-7232, or via email at If an artist does not have access to a computer, s/he may call 720-865-5562 to make arrangements to use a computer at Denver Arts & Venues offices.

 Statement of InterestPlease submit a statement briefly outlining your interest in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Public Art Project and experience working on projects of this kind (2,000-character maximum) via CaFÉ™. 

 RésuméSubmit a one to two-page current résumé via CaFÉ™ that highlights your professional accomplishments as an artist. Please name your résumé file accordingly: Last name.First initial (i.e. Smith.J.pdf).  Résumés that are more than two pages will not be downloaded. If applying as a team, please submit one résumé with one to two pages per team member.

 Please direct all questions about the project to Public Art Administrator Rudi Cerri at 720-865-5562 or

Residency: Artists Invite Artists Proposal 2018 for Ceramic Artists (Newcastle, ME)

Entry Deadline: 6/15/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 20

Artists Invite Artists Proposal 2018
19 Brick Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553


Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10 

Many of Watershed’s summer residency sessions are organized by artists—who propose a theme related to clay and recruit a handful of other artists to join them for two or three weeks. We call these Artists Invite Artists (AIA) Groups. The balance of participants in each AIA session register independently, often drawn by a shared interest in the session theme. Once at Watershed, all artists work side-by-side in the Watershed studios, forming one community.

An AIA session provides an opportunity to gather with colleagues you know or to spend time with artists whose work you’ve admired from afar. The lead artist and group of invited artists can collectively shape a creative thematic retreat without the pressure and preparation involved in leading a typical training or workshop. AIA sessions are inspired and guided by the leading artists, but time is spent in shared exploration and dialogue in the studio rather than in formal instruction. While clay is core to the Watershed experience, some AIA artists work in other media as well.

To submit a proposal, you must develop a session theme and recruit at least four (and up to 8) other artists to participate in the session.  As the AIA leader, you attend the residency free of charge and your AIA invited artists receive a 15% discount off their residency fees.

Applications to organize a residency are due annually on June 15 in the year prior to the residency. Applicants will be notified in August of their status. For more information on how AIA sessions work, please visit the Watershed website at

Call for Curators: New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018 (Newtonville, MA)

New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Entry Deadline: 6/5/18


Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 

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1. Statement of Purpose

The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) supports independent curators of contemporary art by making diverse visions possible in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives.

The New Art Center (NAC) are currently accepting curatorial proposals for 5- to 7-week group exhibitions from September 2019 – May 2020 at the New Art Center in Newton. We will only accept electronic submissions received by June 5, 2018. No extensions will be granted and no paper applications will be accepted.

2. Background Information

Since 1991, NAC has used its Main Gallery for group exhibitions (two artists or more) curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. We continue this tradition through the COP, our annual public call for curatorial proposals.

Our Main Gallery is one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, which attracts over 5,000 visitors each year. The gallery occupies the hall of a former church, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, substantial natural light, and several movable wall panels. The space is approximately 2,500 square feet, with an average width of 39 feet and an average length of 40+ feet.

A visit to the gallery prior to application is advised and encouraged, if possible. Two curatorial workshops, led by local curators, will be held on March 14 and April 25 from 7-9 PM. Prospective applicants are encouraged (though not required) to attend one of these workshops to hear more about the curatorial process and have questions about the program answered by NAC staff. To register, visit

The COP furthers the NAC’s mission to offer exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. COP exhibitions and associated public programs are the foundation of our gallery education and outreach programs and enhance the learning available in our studio classes and workshops, which educate over 2,500 students annually and sustain a faculty of over 40 professional artists.

3. Scope of Work


  • Proposals must include works by two artists or more.
  • Proposals must include one public program with an educational component; more than one is encouraged (see ‘proposed public programs’ under Criteria, below).
  • In proposals including one’s own work, that work should not be the main focus of the exhibition, and should only be included if it supports the thesis. Artists wishing to include their own artwork in the proposal must be willing to eliminate their own work if the panel feels that such a cut would strengthen the exhibition. 

Additional Considerations:                

  • The proposed exhibitions can include works in a single medium or several media, from painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video to installation, performance, and sound art. A variety of media or diverse use of similar media is recommended.
  • Exhibitions may be organized around medium or process
  • Exhibitions may investigate social, cultural, historical, theoretical or political concepts
  • Strong applications are centered on a curatorial concept that ties the work together (see "4.Decision Criteria")

NAC Support
For each exhibition, the New Art Center provides a curator stipend to be applied to exhibition-related expenses at the curator's discretion. The stipend is awarded after the opening reception. Curators and artists are encouraged to consult with the NAC to seek outside funding to enhance their exhibition program(s) or invitation, or to provide for additional advertising. The NAC receives a 50% commission on sales of any works in the exhibitions. 

The NAC provides:

  • a set budget for printing of a postcard invitation
  • a $1,000 USD curator stipend
  • public relations support such as sending press releases to press venues
  • advertisements, extensive listings, emails to our 10,000+ person mailing list, and posts to our social media feeds
  • duplication of material for distribution at the exhibition
  • gallery signage
  • insurance up to $150,000 in total for art work while it is at the NAC
  • physical assistance in preparing the space and installing the work
  • an opening reception with refreshments

The NAC does not provide (or pay for):

  • transportation of artworks or artists to or from the NAC
  • installation construction beyond basic installation and wall configuration

4. Decision Criteria

  • Quality of the work to be shown: Note - though submission of artists' resumes is required, artists who lack substantial exhibition records and experience will still be considered.
  • Clarity, subtlety, and power of the underlying curatorial concept: Proposed exhibitions must articulate a clear central idea, convincingly supported by the work included. This idea, or thesis, must be expressed in a brief curator's statement of concept. This is required whether the central idea is simply strong aesthetic resonance between works in a single medium or complex theoretical or academic dialogue presented across multiple media.
  • Proposed public programs: The Curatorial Opportunity Program helps advance the New Art Center’s educational mission by using the galleries to enhance the experience of NAC’s students and guests. Proposals must include at least one educational component connected with the exhibition, the goal of which is to place the exhibition, the art practices, and the curatorial practice into the larger context of contemporary art for a general public. This can consist of a panel discussion, gallery talk, ongoing interactive presentations, activities geared toward engaging the NAC’s daily student population or related presentations and/or performances in other mediums.
  • Capability of the curator to carry out the project: In addition to working with the Exhibitions Director on the exhibition design and installation, curators are also responsible for communicating with the artists. This includes assuring timely delivery of press materials, adherence to agreed-upon artwork delivery and pickup times, etc. The curator and artists are expected to work with the Exhibitions Manager to assure that all necessary tasks are accomplished and deadlines are met.

5. Eligibility                               
All artists and curators are eligible regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities. While artists and curators from the greater Boston area are encouraged to participate, there are no geographic restrictions. Please keep in mind that the NAC does not pay for travel expenses or shipping of artwork (or insurance of artwork in transit to or from NAC).

Proposals will not be considered for one-person exhibitions or if they envision a general call to artists. Additionally, proposals will not be considered if they lack a statement of concept; require financial support from the Center beyond the usual stipend and services (see Support); are late or incomplete; are inappropriately scaled for the Main Gallery (see Gallery Space) or have prohibitively complex and/or expensive installation requirements.

6. Requirements for Proposal Preparation

  • ou must complete all fields in the online application in order for it to be submitted. The application requires that you upload all of your documents as PDF or Word documents. The curator statement, proposed public program(s) and image list will also need to be entered into the text boxes provided as well.  CREATE YOUR DOCUMENTS FIRST, AND THEN COPY THE TEXT INTO THE TEXT BOXES.
  • You must create a free CaFÉ™ login and password in order to upload images and all other aspects of the application.
  • Other helpful hints and a CaFÉ FAQ are found here:


  • Curator's Statement of Concept  
    • (suggested length: 1-2 paragraphs or 200 words)
      • The curator's statement must begin with an exhibition title followed by a one-paragraph summary of the curatorial intention of the show.
  • Artist List
    • (suggested length: 50-100 words per artist)
      • The artist list should address each artist individually and discuss how the body of work selected for exhibition relates to and supports the overall concept.
  • Proposed Public Program(s) with Educational Component
    • (suggested length 1 pg/300 words)
      • At least one public program proposal is required, more than one is encouraged. Each proposed program should aim to contextualize and/or expand upon the exhibition, the contemporary art practice, and the curatorial practice for the general public.  
  • Artist Agreement
    • You must have secured participation of all the artists in your proposal prior to your application’s submission. Please list all confirmed artists in your Curator Statement of Purpose.
  • Resumes and References
    • Provide resumes (1-4 pages each) for the curator(s) and for each of the participating artists. You will need to combine all resumes into one document before uploading it. Curators must also submit contact information for three professional or academic references.
  • Images
    • Specifications, Audio & Video Specifications:
      • File format: JPEG only
      • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
      • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
      • File size: 5 MB maximum
    • A maximum of 30 images will be reviewed, with a maximum of 12 images per artist. For a tutorial on image preparation, please visit:
    • A maximum of 6 audio files and a maximum of 6 video files can be uploaded to CAFÉ, BUT WE CAN REVIEW MORE. In addition to your online submission, please share any additional audio and/or video files via Dropbox with If you prefer, you may also mail the files on a DVD to Manager of Exhibitions, New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460. Any mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than June 5, 2018.
  • Image List & Digital Image Submissions - Please follow instructions carefully! 
    • The Image List must be numbered in accordance with the order of the images in the CAFÉ slideshow. We suggest that you create the Image List first and then select and order your images in CAFÉ in accordance with the list.
    • The list must include (for each work):
      • Artist's Name
      • Image Number 
      • Title of work
      • Year
      • Medium (please include as much information about the media used as possible)
      • Dimensions 
      • Specification of either 'A' (for actual work to be exhibited) OR 'R' (for representative work). Inclusion of 'actual' work is encouraged.
        • xample: John Doe #1, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, A
  • In addition to providing the Image List, you will also need to provide the image information for each image you upload onto CAFÉ. Please follow these directions carefully!!
    • For each image you upload, please fill out the fields with the following information:
      •  In CAFÉ’s “Description” field, include:
        • Artist's Name - The name(s) should be the first words entered in the description field!
        • Image Number - This should follow the Artist’s Name in CAFÉ’s “description” field
        • A (for actual work to be exhibited) or R (for representative work)
        • Example: John Doe #1 A
      • n CAFÉ’s “Title” field, include the title of the artwork
      • In CAFÉ’s “Year” field, include the year the piece was completed
      • In CAFÉ’s “Medium” field, include as much information as you can about the media used
      • In CAFÉ’s “Dimensions” field, include the dimensions of the piece
      • In CAFÉ’s “Price” field, insert $0; you must complete this field in order to submit the application, but price has no bearing on the application’s review process.

7. Review of Applications and Award Process                              

  • Deadline: June 5, 2018
  • Applications must be submitted on the CaFÉ website by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on June 5, 2018.
  • Please plan ahead. No paper applications will be accepted and no extensions will be granted. NAC exhibitions staff will be available to answer last minute questions from 1-5 PM. It is reccomended that you submit your application in advance of the deadline to allow time for unforseen technical difficulties.
  • Applications are reviewed by a group of professional artists, curators, educators, museum and gallery personnel / staff, NAC staff and NAC community members.  
  • The panel reviews the application and support materials for the quality of the exhibition concept, the quality of work, educational potential, and clarity.
  • NAC staff may contact the applicant’s professional references and/or request to meet with finalists as part of the selection process. The review process may also include a phone interview or studio visit to view actual work.
  • COP awards will be announced to the recipients in August of 2018. No phone calls please.
  • The New Art Center will determine the schedule for COP exhibitions. Restrictions on scheduling flexibility must be stated in the application’s Curator Statement of Concept.

8. Questions?          
Please contact: These COP Guidelines can be downloaded from the New Art Center website:

Call for Entry: Canyon Country Public Art Project (Santa Clarita, CA)

Canyon Country Public Art Project
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. Santa Clarita. CA 91350



Entry Deadline: 7/13/18
Days remaining to deadline: 77


Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 15 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3 
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20 


The City of Santa Clarita (City) is accepting applications from artists or teams of artists who would like to be considered for a permanent sculpture or installation artwork for a local community park.  The overarching theme for this call is ‘reflection’ as in meditative, contemplative, and the calm that comes with being in nature.  

The first step in this Civic Art process is to submit the requested application materials. From these submissions the Artist Selection Committee (Committee) will choose five finalists to present their proposed artwork. The proposed artwork should be original, site-specific in its design, complementary to the overall context of the surrounding area, and made with durable, low maintenance material that will withstand the hot weather and other elements of Santa Clarita. Each finalist will receive a $200 honorarium to support the proposal creation. From the five finalists, one artist will be selected for the installment and execution of their artwork. Deadline for requested application material is July 13, 2018.


In 1987, Canyon Country was one of four communities, with Valencia, Newhall, and Saugus, that merged to create the City of Santa Clarita. This project is intended to provide a civic art piece for the Canyon Country community which currently has an approximate population of 59,000 residents. In 2013, Fair Oaks Park, located at 17468 Honey Maple Street in Santa Clarita, California, was opened as part of a newly developed community of residencies. The park’s amenities include a basketball court, child play area, picnic tables, public restroom, and a sand volleyball court. One of the unique features of this park is the large grass field with trees planted throughout the area making it unusable for sports teams but ideal for picnicking, yoga, or finding a quiet retreat under one of the many growing trees. This park is frequented by families who enjoy the children’s playground, those who enjoy the running path, and others who stretch out in the grass field. The retreat like features of this park inspired the chosen theme of reflection, and all interpretations of, thoughtfulness, meditative, and the calm that comes with being in nature.


Artists 18 years of age or older are invited to submit proposals individually or collaboratively.


Call for Entries submitted to CAFE will be judged on artistic merit, capability, budget, and impact as evidenced by past work and supporting materials. The Committee who judges the applications includes one Arts Commissioner, an arts expert, a professional arts administrator, a local professional artist, and a community member. The Committee will review submissions submitted to CAFE and then select five finalists to create and then present their proposals to the Committee after which a winner will be selected. Artists will only be asked to create a proposal if they are a chosen as one of the five finalists. 



Submissions are accepted for individual and collaborative works.
We are asking artists to submit past projects and artwork through CAFE to be considered for the selection of five finalists. We are not asking for this project's proposal as this time. Artist may share past projects proposals. If chosen as one of the five finalists from the CAFE submissions each artist will then be asked to create a proposal with artwork which may include but is not limited to freestanding sculpture and site-specific installations. Final proposals should include artwork with materials appropriate to an outdoor environment and should not negatively impact natural habitat, wildlife, or park guests. All finalists’ proposals will be required to submit additional material maintenance and conservation information.


Artist is responsible for all associated expenses related to design, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Artists should factor these costs into their $25,000 budget. Please include a specific budget in your proposal.


The selected artwork is planned to be installed in fall 2018. Costs related to transporting and installing the work will be the responsibility of the artist unless otherwise stipulated. Limited assistance from the City’s Public Works department is available on a case-by-case basis at the park’s discretion. The City will provide signage, a mobile/web presence associated with the work, and basic maintenance of the site. Upon installation, the City will assume limited liability for any gross damage (unrepairable by the artist) or theft of the artwork, excluding ceramic, glass, and other fragile sculpture materials or damage resulting from faulty construction or materials.


Duration of installed artwork should reach the level of permanency, which is defined as a minimum of 25 years. Work is to be continuously displayed during this time. The City reserves the right to request that the artist remove or repair work at any time during this period if circumstances require. At the end of the duration, the artist retains ownership of the work.


The artwork will have a public dedication ceremony to launch its addition into the City’s civic art collection. The City retains responsibility for advertisement of work through and other social media sites. Any additional desired advertisement will be the responsibility of the artist.


July 13, 2018


You must set up an account with CaFÉ in order to submit your entry. CaFÉ will guide you through the application process. Submissions must include the following items listed below. Please put first and last name on each document.

1. Resume

2. Artist statement

3. 15-20 images of past work. Video (three maximum) and audio (two maximum) are accepted. You are encouraged to include a rendering of past  proposed projects as one of your images or videos but this is not required.

4. Description List: Budget for past projects and description for each project. 

REQUIRED ONLY BY SELECTED 5 FINALISTS ONLY (to be presented to Committee)

1. Proposal should be clear and specific, outlining a plan. Consideration should be given to location or site, materials, mission of park, connection to natural world, etc.

2. Budget should support activities, purchases, and costs related to proposal

3. Maintain and Conservation Information form


You will be notified by email of application status and the five selected finalists will be invited to present their proposal to the Committee by July 27, 2018. No phone calls, please.

Call for Entry: The Norfolk Public Art Commission and the Elizabeth River Trail Chelsea District Planning Committee (Virginia)

Entry Deadline: 5/31/18


Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10 

View Site Details

The Norfolk Public Art Commission

and the Elizabeth River Trail Chelsea District Planning Committee

seek to commission an artist to design and create artwork.


LOCATION/CONTEXT: Chelsea is located along the Elizabeth River on the west side of Norfolk. Sandwiched between the affluent residential West Ghent and industrial shipyards, the neighborhood has organically evolved into one of the city’s most up-and-coming business districts, with a gritty appeal. Chelsea is home to a shipyard, two acclaimed breweries, a rum distillery, a 91-year-old theater company, locally owned restaurants, a flower shop, a dog washing day play center, an art tattoo shop, a gym, and the historic International Seamen’s House, which is now a private residence.


The Elizabeth River Trail is an urban bike and pedestrian path providing recreational and educational opportunities as well as an alternate mode of transportation. The 10.5-mile trail was established in 1994 with Norfolk Southern’s donation of the Atlantic City Spur railroad line in Chelsea to create the first 3,500 feet of dedicated trail. It quickly expanded and now runs from Naval Station Norfolk through Chelsea, continuing to downtown Norfolk and east towards Virginia Beach. The Chelsea portion of the trail that weaves through a neighborhood is both industrial and natural. It is being renovated with new trees, a linear park with food-bearing plants, a managed meadow, a rain garden, and three areas of native grasses and flowers. Chelsea is a primary entry point for the trail since the site has parking for the 900 shipyard workers, commuters, bikers, joggers and walkers who use the trail every day.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The committee would like to commission an artwork that speaks to the progressive, creative vibe of Chelsea. It could serve as a gateway, or point of transition between the trail and the neighborhood. Kinetic or multiple artworks that create a sense of motion or direction to visually move people through the space would also be appropriate.


PROJECT SITE: The committee is open to all artists’ ideas and will consider artwork along the pathways and/or as a signature gateway. There is a large grass park on the corner of Raleigh and Claremont Avenues that is another ideal location for artwork. Please see site map of the trail as is goes through Chelsea.


SIZE/MEDIUM: The artwork should be pedestrian scale but also large enough to attract attention. We like the idea of using recycled durable materials such as recycled beer bottles, shipyard or cannery materials, or other items that reference the neighborhood. Artwork must be durable and of permanent materials that will stand the test of time. Materials must be safe and easily maintained.  


PROJECT FUNDS: Up to three finalists may be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Planning Committee via Skype. The finalists are not expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work and creative process. There will also be a preliminary discussion of the site. The committee reserves the right to select the final artist without a finalist process.


The total budget for the completed, delivered, and installed artwork is $60,000. This will cover artist’s honorarium, fabrication, materials, shipping, insurance, and travel expenses necessary to complete the project, project plaque, final documentation and any incidental expenses. The artist must hire a Virginia licensed contractor to install the artwork(s). As part of this contract, the selected artist will work with a locally based apprentice artist and will make an educational presentation for artists and the community.


Please note that a city contract will be issued with a design phase requiring review and approval by the Public Art Commission prior to fabrication.


The selected artist must carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy naming the City of Norfolk as an additional insured, and must provide certificates of insurance to that effect guaranteeing thirty (30) days written notice before any changes to the policies become effective. Insurance can be purchased and certificate presented after the first payment is made. If the artist employs anyone in connection with this work, the artist must carry a workers compensation insurance policy and an automobile liability insurance policy if appropriate. The artist shall also be responsible for assuring subcontractors, if there are any, meet the same insurance requirements.  


CALENDAR: This calendar is subject to change.

            May 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EST Site Review and Educational Meeting, 1231 W. Olney Road in front of The Birch

            May 31, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EST, submittal due date and time

            Summer 2018, selection announced

            Spring 2019, completion of art


SELECTION CRITERIA AND AWARD CONSIDERATIONS: The commission will be awarded based on many factors such as the aesthetic value, creativity and contemporary relevance of the proposed piece. The city will consider the diversity of beliefs and values and general standards of decency of the citizens who fund the commission and purchase public art for the City of Norfolk. Local artists are encouraged to apply. The award will be made to the responsible offeror whose submission is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the City taking into consideration the evaluation factors set forth in this Request for Proposal.


The following criteria will be used in the proposal evaluation process:

• Artistic merit (excellence, originality, creativity and innovative approaches) as evidenced by submitted materials

• Professional artistic experience to fulfill the requirements of this project either in studio, educational, community, employment and/or art projects and the ability to undertake the design, creation and installation of the artwork

• Appropriateness of materials, style and concepts in relation to this prospectus


PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: Submission must be submitted via CaFÉ website at or delivered to 810 Union Street, Suite 303, (City Hall Building) Norfolk, VA 23510 by 2:00 PM EST on May 31, 2018.  Artists are highly encouraged to apply through CaFÉ. There is no application fee to apply or use the CaFÉ online application system.


The following materials are required:


{C}1.      Statement of Understanding, online agreement of compliance to all State of Virginia codes. See last page of this document for Statement of Understanding.

{C}2.      Letter of Interest, not to exceed one (1) page, outlining your interest in this project and how you might approach the design and creation of this project.

{C}3.      Resume, maximum of two (2) pages, outlining your professional accomplishments.  If submitting as a team, please include resumes for each team member, with each resume not exceeding two (2) pages.

{C}4.      Artwork Images, selection of up to ten (10) images representing artworks most relevant to the scope of this opportunity. You may submit up to two (2) audio and two (2) video files if relevant to showing the artwork. Artists who do not have a portfolio of public art projects should consider submitting sketches of possible ideas for this project as part of the ten images. Instruction on how to format images for CaFÉ can be found at

{C}5.      References, three (3) professional references, including name, affiliated organization (if appropriate), email address, phone number, and relationship to each reference.   


QUESTIONS/FOLLOW UP:  Questions about this project may be directed to Melinda Fenton, Office of the Purchasing Agent, 757-664-4023 or

For assistance with the CaFÉ online application process, contact CaFÉ tech support at 888-562-7232 or, Monday-Friday, 8:30 PM to 5:00 PM MDT.


This Request for Proposals is governed in all respects, including but not limited to the award decision, by the Code of the City of Norfolk, 1979, as amended, especially Chapter 33.1, the Procurement Chapter, and its associated regulations.  For more information on doing business with the City of Norfolk or to become familiar with the City Code generally, its Procurement Chapter and regulations, or the ethics and non-discrimination sections of the Procurement please go to the city web site at City encourages women and minorities to submit proposals and for non-minority artist to participate with small businesses and women and minorities through partnerships, joint ventures, subcontracts and other contractual opportunities.  Please describe any planned use of such businesses in fulfilling this contract.


Before submitting proposals, please review the website for possible updates and addendums.

RFQ: City of El Paso Public Art Program pre-approved artist list (El Paso, TX)

City of El Paso Public Art Program

The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Public Art Program seeks to establish a new pre-qualified list of emerging and established artist and artist teams working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2018–2020 Pre-Qualified Artist List. 

On November 6, 2012 the City of El Paso approved a Street Infrastructure and Quality of Life bond to include 2% for arts. The approved bond projects are a Children’s Museum, Hispanic Cultural Center, Multi-Purpose Sports and Entertainment Facility, Zoo expansion, new parks and recreation centers, Library expansions open space trail systems and streetscape projects.


The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Public Art Program seeks to establish a new pre-qualified list of emerging and established artist and artist teams working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2018 – 2020 Pre-Qualified Artist List. 
nOn November 6, 2012 the City of El Paso approved a Street Infrastructure and Quality of Life bond to include 2% for arts. The approved bond projects are a Children’s Museum, Hispanic Cultural Center, Multi-Purpose Sports and Entertainment Facility, Zoo expansion, new parks and recreation centers, Library expansions open space trail systems and streetscape projects.
El Paso’s Public Art Program gives voice to the city’s creative spirit – shaping El Paso’s visual identity, defining places that anchor the community, and contributing to the city’s evolution as a dynamic urban place. The program seeks to:

  • Enhance the quality of life of residents,
  • Support creative and professional growth of the arts community,
  • Support economic growth,
  • Enhance the experience visitors have of El Paso, and
  • Promote authentic images of El Paso as a unique place, community and destination.

Pre-qualified Artist List

The City of El Paso Public Art Program Pre-Qualified Artist List is open to receive applications from established as well as emerging artists who are interested in being considered for public art projects. The list is used to streamline the selection process and opens up every two years for artists to submit their information, once submitted an artist will be able to remain on the eligibility list for three years before re-applying. As public art projects arise, artists will be pooled from the list and placed for review and consideration to the project.  The City of El Paso requests qualifications from professional visual artists or artist teams who live in the United States. Artists living within a 100 mile radius of El Paso are strongly encouraged to apply. 
The list will also be made publicly available, for consideration of other projects by private developers, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Department of Transportation, and other City entities.



The funds for public art project are derived from the 2% for public art portion of the City of El Paso net proceeds of any revenue bond or certificates of obligation issued for construction projects throughout the City.  The award for an artist contract can range from $20,000 to $500,000, inclusive of community collaboration, design, fabrication, and installation of artwork (including shipping expenses and insurance), travel, and all other project related costs. 

Eligibility Requirements

If interested in applying, Applications must be submitted using the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online application system managed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Artists will be required to create a username and password and set up a personal account, free of charge, at Following successful set up, all interested applicants will be granted full access to our detailed application; simply click on “Apply to Calls” and click on “City of El Paso 2018-2020 Pre-Qualified Artist List”

Submission Requirements


  • Letter of Interest: briefly describe your interest and qualifications for this project.
  • Current Resume: outline your experience as an artist. Artist teams must submit a resume for each member.
  • Six (6) images of completed past artworks. Including: title of work, dimensions, medium, year of completion, a three (3) sentence description, and value or budget amount for works of art for insurance purposes. If applying as a team, only six (6) images can be submitted to CAFÉ.n n
    • Images must be sized to the following dimensions (as required by the CAFÉ online application system)n n
      • Dimensions: 1920 pixels horizontal or vertical, i.e. 1320 x 1920 pixels
      • File Format: Baseline JPEG (do not use progressive JPEG format)
      • Compression: Please size each image to be no more than 1.8 MB in file size. On average, each image will be roughly 1.2 MB. Larger is not necessarily better. JPEG images cannot be saved as progressive JPEG files. Progressive JPEG files will appear on the CAFÉ web site, but will not display properly during the jury process.
      • Media: Internet submissions only
      • File Name: CAFÉ will automatically rename files

Artist Teams: submit images of work that demonstrates a collaborative effort to create an artwork by all members of the team. In the Letter of Interest please state how the team has worked collaboratively in the past and what role each team member played. When applying as a team you are expected to accept a commission as a team throughout the two year term in the artist list. If your team dissolves, individuals will not be considered for commissions and each artist must re-apply individually.

Review Criteria

  • Meets the definition of Artist, as defined in the Public Art Master Plan and Guidelines “Artist, an individual or collective generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional practitioner of the visual, performing or language arts, based on a body of work, educational background, experience, exhibition history, publication and/or creation of artwork.”
  • Demonstrates artistic excellence, innovation and originality as represented in past work and supporting materials.
  • Demonstrates capacity for working in media and with concepts that are appropriate to the project goals and site.
  • Demonstrates interest and capability in creating public artworks in collaboration with the City, MCAD, the design team (if applicable) and other project partners.
  • Demonstrates interest and capability in engaging community representatives in a project.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and elicit the ideas of team members; flexibility and problem-solving skills; and ability to work with architectural drawings and construction documents.
  • Demonstrates experience in successfully completing works of similar scope, scale, budget and complexity, or articulates how he or she would be able to bring the necessary artistic and technical skills to this project.
  • Is available to perform the scope of the work in a timely and professional manner.

Builds the diversity of the City’s public art collection.


May 18th, 2018: RFQ Application Deadline
May-June 2018: Artist selection panel review of qualifications and recommendation of List
June 2018: Approval of list by the Public Art Committee
June 2018: All Artists will be notified

Residency: Charlotte Street Foundation wants to see what you're making (Kansas City, MO)

Charlotte Street Foundation is seeking applications from visual artists, performing artists, and writers interested in being considered for its Studio Residency Program. Applications are due Monday, May 15, 2017 for year-long studio residency terms, which run September 2017 through September 2018. Applications will be accepted EXCLUSIVELY through All applicants must create a Call For Entry (CAFE) username/password account in order to use the online application. The application process is competitive through an independent jury process and based solely on the merit of the artist work samples and written statements. Charlotte Street Foundation administrates the jury panel each term.

Entering its fourteenth year, the Studio Residency Program provides free studio and rehearsal spaces to exceptional young, emerging, and/or already accomplished artists in need of workspace in which to create and to develop their creative processes, professional practices, and peer networks. Through the program’s offerings—which include studio space, required monthly meetings, presentations, studio visits, mentorships, public programs, exhibitions, and access to a multidisciplinary network of artist peers—Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program encourages creative production, artistic experimentation and collaboration, professional development, and community building.

Charlotte Street Foundation addresses artist’s need for studio space in Kansas City by securing vacant downtown office space, in partnership with generous real estate owners. Since its inception in 2004, the program has supported hundreds of artists. Approximately 30 artists will be in residence during the year-long term (September through September). Charlotte Street strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists representing a multiplicity of disciplines. Applicants will be notified by July 2017.

Studio Space:

Currently, Charlotte Street Foundation provides studios at:
Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106.

  • Visual artist studios, to which artists are granted 24-hour access, range from private spaces to dedicated areas within larger, open shared spaces.
  • Performing artist studios, to which performing artists are granted shared 24-hour access with dedicated time slots, include a rehearsal space with dance stage and Marley floor for dancers/choreographers and a separate rehearsal space with a piano for music and theatre/performance artists.
  • Writer studios, to which writers are granted 24-hour access, private and semi-private studios with wireless internet access.
  • All studios are workspaces only; the program does not provide residential accommodations.
  • The studios are not furnished and do not include access to specialized equipment, tools, materials, etc.

Program components:

Participating artists are expected to commit to advancing their artistic practices and professional development, building a sense of community in the studios with their fellow artists, and leveraging their residencies toward future opportunities. Note: Artists who do not make full, creative use of the opportunity may be asked to leave the program. Also note: All artists selected for residencies will be required to complete goal-setting worksheets and then meet with Charlotte Street Foundation staff for short, in-person interviews prior to the commencement of their residencies in order to review goals, plans, space needs, etc.

In addition to providing free studio space for artists in which to create new work and connect with a community of peer artists of all disciplines, the studio residency program provides important exposure for the participating artists and a range of supports geared toward helping them build their artistic careers. These include:

  • Monthly meetings — Studio Residents are required to attend monthly all-resident group meetings the Third Monday evening throughout the term. The meetings allow the artists to connect, collaborate, and share resources. Guest speakers are also scheduled throughout the term to present opportunities and professional development tips to the residents.
  • Mentorships — Residents are paired with volunteer artists or arts professionals from the broader community, who agree to meet periodically over the course of the term. Each artist completes a goal-setting worksheet at the onset of their residency, which is shared with their mentor to help guide the objectives of the mentorship.
  • Studio Visits— Artists, gallerists, curators, writers, etc. are invited for one-on-one studio visits with residents, arranged both by CSF and by residents themselves. These visits provide experience, feedback, and new connections for residents.
  • Open Studios Weekend—The annual Spring Open Studios Weekend provides opportunities for residents to meet and share their work with the broader community. The public is invited to visit the residency studios, meet artists and see new and in-process artworks, experience live performances, hear artist talks, writer’s readings, and more.
  • Resident exhibition / performances / public programs — In addition to the Open Studios weekend, residents selected for 2017-2018 terms will have several additional opportunities to share their work with the public, including a Slide Slam evening presentation, Visiting Curator Resident Exhibitions throughout the term, and public performance opportunities in downtown Kansas City.
  • Residency Blog– Charlotte Street Foundation hosts a residency blog featuring artist profiles. Resident artists are expected to author posts throughout the term. CSF utilizes the blog for curatorial selections, studio visits, artist interviews and social media.


Artists participating in the program are REQUIRED to volunteer 5 hours per month assisting with Charlotte Street efforts, including gallery-sitting at CSF venues, distributing promotional cards for CSF events, assisting with exhibition installation, community outreach programs, and other related activities.


Residencies are granted to selected artists for one-year terms, which run September through September. Artists who make exceptional use of their studios are eligible to apply for a second year term, with their applications subject to the same competitive review as new applicants. Full-time students will NOT be considered.

  • Visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Note, the use of toxic materials in studios is prohibited. The studio spaces do not enable the use of a kiln, welding equipment, or other heavy machinery. The majority of spaces are not light or sound-tight.
  • Performing artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply, including theatre artists, choreographers/dancers, composers/musicians, singers/songwriters, performance artists, filmmakers, and cross-disciplinary artists.
  • Writers working in all genres are encouraged to apply. Particular preference will be given to artists with a strong interest in working in a cross-disciplinary environment with access to other artists, including those whose focus is on critical/expository writing about art/artists and contemporary culture.


Application Requirements: To apply, visit
Applications are DUE by midnight (CST), Monday, May 15, 2017.

Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Contact information
  • Two professional references
  • Resume/CV highlighting your artistic training and accomplishments
  • Statement describing your work, intent, and vision (500 words max)
  • Work samples — from the past 3 years:
    • Up to 10 jpegs for visual artists
    • Up to 3 audio or video samples for performing artists or exclusively time-based visual artists
    • Up to 5 jpegs + up to 2 audio/video samples for visual artists working in combination of still and time-based media
    • Up to 3 writing samples/excerpts for writers, no more than 10,000 words total
  • Statement of intent, including:
    • Description of need and desire for the studio
    • Plans for the use of the studio and work to be created/developed
    • Estimated hours per week expected to be spent in studio
    • Description of materials and processes used in studio practice. (Note: if your work requires the use of equipment or processes not possible in the studios — i.e. you use toxic materials, a kiln, welding equipment, require high ceilings or a light, or sound-tight space, etc. — explain how this would impact your use of the space and its value to you.)
    • Goals and expectations for participation in the studio program; How will the residency contribute to personal, creative, and professional growth?
    • Contributions you will make to the program/community of resident artists; specific skills, strengths, interests, experiences, etc. you might bring and share; particular activities you wish to instigate or organize, etc.?

Applications are reviewed and selected through a competitive two phase jury selection process May-June. The jury is made up of local and regional arts professionals and artists invited by CSF. CSF administrates the jury process. All applicants will be notified in June 2017. One-on-one meetings with the selected resident artists and CSF will take place July/August. The residency term begins September 17th 2017.


Charlotte Street Foundation, founded in 1997, is a nationally—leading, non-profit, Kansas City-based organization whose mission is to challenge, nurture, and empower artists of exceptional vision. CSF identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur.  We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community.


For more about Charlotte Street Foundation and the Studio Residency Program, visit:

please email with any questions.

RFQ: Outdoor Sculpture needed for Yountville Outdoor Public Sculpture Walk 17/18 (Yountville, CA)

Yountville Outdoor Public Sculpture Walk 17/18
6516 Washington St.
Yountville, Ca 94599



Entry Deadline: Rolling


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5 

How to Apply

•   Each sculpture must be submitted INDIVIDUALLY. Please do not submit multiple sculptures on the same application.

  • Images should accurately represent the work. 

•    Artists must include a description of each submitted work including dimensions, weight, title, and medium, date of construction, cleaning and maintenance instructions and sale price.
•    Completed artworks are preferred. If conceptual sculptures are proposed, the selection committee must be offered design drawings and in-progress photos and will have the option of refusing the completed work if it is not delivered as described.
•    Sculptures will be selected on the basis of their artistic merit, artistic context, maintainability and suitability for public display.
•    Artists that are selected to participate in the Art Walk will be offered a stipend of $1,500 to assist with transportation and installation expenses. Payment will be made upon the successful installation of the sculpture. Artists working through a broker or private party will be considered on a case by case basis.

Artwork Specifications
We have approximately 23 sculpture sites through the town located along Washington Street. All of the sites are visible from the sidewalk or from the walking path if located in a park. Existing concrete pads vary in size from 4’ x 4’ to 6’ x 6’.

•    The footprint of the sculpture must be smaller than the pad.
•    The sculpture must be able to be securely anchored to the concrete pad with bolts provided by the artist.
•    Artwork must weigh no more than 2,000 pounds.
•    Any projections beyond the perimeter of the pad must occur at a minimum of 7’ above the ground.
•    Sculptures must be structurally safe for display in public and must not have the potential to cause injury. All components must be securely fastened.
•    Sculptures must arrive in the same condition as portrayed in the photographs. The commission reserves the right to refuse a sculpture upon arrival if it does not match the photographs submitted.

Artist Responsibilities
•    Accompany his/her artwork to town and complete the installation of the sculpture. All works must be ready for exhibition upon installation.
•    Complete and sign the Voluntary Artist Agreement with the Town of Yountville.
•    Provide instructions for maintenance of the art work.
•    Provide information for website, Art Walk Brochure and other promotional materials.
•    Maintain up to date contact information with the Town for correspondence.
•    Attend an art reception/event to highlight the sculpture and artist.

Town Responsibilities
•    Maintain insurance for the sculpture at the value as stated on the Voluntary Artist Agreement.
•    Maintain the sculpture itself and the area surrounding it to the specifications outlined by the artist.
•    Provide marketing to promote the sculpture and artist including, but not limited to:
o    Press Releases
o    Inclusion in the printed and downloadable Art Walk brochures
o    Recognition on Town of Yountville website
o    Recognition on Yountville Arts website & Social Media Pages
o    A plaque/signage at the base of the sculpture
o    Include the artist and highlight the sculpture at a Yountville Arts event or reception
o    Invite the artist to participate in annual art related events.

RFQ: TIME - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment (Las Vegas, NM)


Entry Deadline: 5/4/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 20


Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10 


TIME - Temporary Installations Made for the Environment – Las Vegas

The Art in Public Places program of New Mexico Arts and the Las Vegas community will commission up to five temporary environmentally based artworks to be exhibited in various locations in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The proposed artworks should relate to this year’s theme: “Convergence”

Project Intent

The strongest proposals will be for works which engage the temporary nature of this series of installations and relate strongly to the cultural and environmental histories of the area.  Site-specific and ephemeral works are encouraged. Artwork should appeal to both local residents and visitors to the area. No artwork requiring concrete pads or other environmentally damaging approaches will be considered. At the agreed upon time of removal, the artist will return the installation site to its original condition, subject to the approval of the site representative. Media must be low maintenance, safe for both children and adults, ADA compliant, and not leave a permanent mark on the environment when removed.


Site Information

Artworks will be located in exterior locations in and around Las Vegas. Specific sites for the artwork will be determined by the requirements of the selected artwork in conjunction with the TIME Project Selection Committee. Potential artwork sites include The Riverwalk, New Mexico Highlands University, Castaneda Hotel Chapel, Las Vegas Museum, Las Vegas Carnegie Library, E. Romero Fire & Acequia Museum, and various walls throughout Las Vegas.  We will do our best to accommodate site-specific works. Access to electricity may be available at some of the sites. To prevent irreparable environmental damage, no large holes may be dug or foreign organic materials released into the environment. Artwork must also be sufficiently secured against high winds and intense weather conditions that often arise in New Mexico. The artist understands that their artwork may be subject to damage, vandalism or theft at any time. Neither the Las Vegas Community, New Mexico Arts, nor the site host, will be responsible for such occurrences.  A map of sites and photos is available here

Project Amount

$2,000 per project for up to 5 artist/artist teams. This amount includes all applicable expenses that the artist may incur creating the artwork, such as materials, labor, insurance, taxes, installation, and retrieval of the artwork. Artists will be paid in 2 phase payments. The first phase payment of $1,000 will be made after the contract is approved. The second phase payment of $1,000 will be made after the artwork is installed and all required documentation materials are received. There is no medical or workers’ compensation insurance provided by the State of New Mexico or the site hosts. Artists will be responsible for providing coverage. The selected artists will be required to enter into a professional services agreement with New Mexico Arts.


This project is open to New Mexico residents aged 18 years and older only. Artists in all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.


April 3, 2018                       Project Announced

May 4, 2018                       Submission Deadline

June 30, 2018                      Artwork Installed

Late August                         Removal of artwork
      to September 

This calendar is subject to change. The selection criteria used by the Selection Committee shall include, but is not limited to: Quality of project concept, thoroughness of proposal, quality of past work, and how the artwork relates to the theme of Convergence, the culture and history of Las Vegas, and the environment.

Submission Requirements

Please read the following information carefully as incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted. Supplemental information beyond what is requested will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee. Failure to provide any of the published requirements will result in disqualification from the competition.

• A detailed description, including dimensions, materials, installation, lifespan, interactivity, content and physical impact. Please tell us what your proposed artwork means to you and what you're trying to communicate.

• Proposed artwork image(s). 1 to 4 images. Please review and follow the image preparation guide on CaFÉ.

• A CV  or resume listing relevant experience, including temporary environmental art installations if applicable.

• Six images of previously completed work. Please review and follow the image preparation guide on CaFÉ.

• An annotated image list containing the title, media, dimensions, year of completion and if applicable, project description, budget, and commissioning agency.

• A well thought out clean-up plan. You may not leave anything behind.

References for Convergence

The convergence of cultures, convergence of the railroads, the convergence of The Santa Fe Trail, the Burlington-Santa Fe Railroad (formerly the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe) and Interstate Highway I-25, the convergence of Gallinas Creek and Arroyo Pecos, the convergence of the Rocky Mountains and the Great plains, the convergence of histories, the convergence of architecture, the convergence of various education modalities.

Definition of convergence from

: the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity the convergence of the three rivers; especially : coordinated movement of the two eyes so that the image of a single point is formed on corresponding retinal areas

2 : the state or property of being convergent

3 : independent development of similar characters (as of bodily structure of unrelated organisms or cultural traits) often associated with similarity of habits or environment

4 : the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole

To then to meet in a point or line, incline towards each other.

When to or more thing come together to form a new whole.

About Las Vegas from

Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is Las Vegas, full of unique cultures and beautiful landscapes. Las Vegas was once the largest town in the entire southwest and has held its size while the world has grown.

Las Vegas has over 900 historic buildings on the Historic Registry. Las Vegas is also home to the only United World College in the U.S.

In 1835, Las Vegas was officially founded as Senora de “Los Dolores de Las Vegas” or “Our Lady of Sorrows of the Meadows.” Although Las Vegas was considered part of New Mexico following the Mexican war, it had a rich and vast history with the Paleo-Indians and the Anasazi and Mogollon cultures. The town was a thriving farming town which celebrated an annual fiesta honoring saints James and Ann for providing the water needed to feed the community. This celebration became known as the Fourth of July Fiestas in 1888. The fiestas are celebrated every year with food, entertainment, parades and outdoor activities.

Upon becoming part of the United States, Las Vegas also became the largest community in the Southwest and housed well known outlaws and rebels, including Billy the Kid. In later years, the Santa Fe Railroad ran tracks through the town, attracting various cultures and making Las Vegas the central location for ice distribution along the Gallinas River in the Montezuma Pond.

Las Vegas was the historic home of many economic and cultural endeavors such as film-making, theater performance, ice distribution, railroad travels, Harvey houses, gold & silver mining, cowboy parades and so much more. The growth created West Las Vegas and East Las Vegas which were later combined and made into one town but still maintaining the East and West division and cultures.

Useful Links Grants-Cibola Chamber of Commerce

Past T.I.M.E. projects

Questions/Follow Up

Please contact Naomi Gibbons if you are interested in applying to TIME 2017 or have general questions regarding TIME, email: A State of New Mexico W-9 is required with submission. Below you will find a link for the State W9 form. Please fill out the form and email to An actual signature is required on the W9 form. If you would like to sign up for direct deposit a copy of a voided check will be required.

Finalists selected for this project and the artist ultimately selected for the commission will be required to enter into a professional services agreement with Art in Public Places of New Mexico Arts. Sample copies of the agreements are available upon request. It is unlawful for artists to solicit opinions or viewings from individual members of the Selection Committee prior to set committee reviews and will result in disqualification from the competition. We reserve the right to refuse submissions, to refuse any finalist, to waive formal procedures, or to withhold the award of a purchase or commission should it be determined that submissions are not acceptable. Application to this project constitutes agreement to abide by all applicable program guidelines.

Call for Artists: Scottsdale Public Art takes over Fire Station 603 public art project (Scottsdale, AZ)

Entry Deadline: 4/18/18


Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 5 
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 5 

View Site Details

Scottsdale Public Art

Call for Artists/Request for Qualifications (RFQ)


Fire Station 603 Public Art Project


Application Deadline: April 18, 2018

Total Project Budget:  $45,000


Scottsdale Public Art is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity for Fire Station 603, to be located on 8191 E. Indian Bend Road between Hayden Road and Pima Road in Scottsdale. The selected artist will create a design for a Terrazzo floor and/or artistic glass treatment to be installed in the lobby and entrance corridor of the new fire station. 


Artists and graphic designers working in 2D media or who have experience creating a design for Terrazzo flooring are encouraged to apply. Terrazzo is a highly durable and sustainable flooring material made of colored resin and aggregate. Water jet-cut aluminum shapes and dividers can be included in the floor to enhance the design. For more info on artist-designed Terrazzo floors, you may visit the web site for the Western States Terrazzo Association:

Different options for enhancing glass are exterior film, interlayer film, etching, or stained glass.


Site Description

The City of Scottsdale has contracted with Fucello Architects to provide planning and design services for Fire Station 603. The City plans to replace the existing Fire Station 603, which was constructed in 1971 and is the oldest fire station still operating within the city, with the new facility. The new fire station, which serves the McCormick Ranch area and Scottsdale’s “Resort Corridor”, will be located at 8191 E. Indian Bend Road. The new location will enable crews to respond to emergency calls more quickly. The "Resort Corridor" that Fire Station 603 serves is 11.7 square miles with an estimated population of 39,911 residents. In this Corridor, there are more than 3,000 emergency calls a year.


More info on can be found online at:



Scope and Project Description

The project scope is to create a design for a Terrazzo floor and/or artistic glass treatment that will be incorporated into the lobby and entry corridor of the new fire station. A successful design for this project should address and creatively reflect the character of the McCormick Ranch area, including the “Resort Corridor”, making this station highly visible to both Scottsdale residents and visitors.


The budget for the project is inclusive of all costs associated with the project including the artist selection process, design costs, artist’s fee, fabrication, and installation. The budget includes all travel for site visits, community meetings, and meetings between the artist and the project design team. The budget includes all taxes and insurance. 


Scottsdale Public Art

In 1985, Scottsdale adopted a one percent for art ordinance and established Scottsdale Public Art with the goal to enhance the quality of life afforded area residents and visitors. Since that time more than 60 permanent, 26 temporary and 86 private developer-funded public artworks have been commissioned throughout the community. Presently 50 new works are in various stages of design and construction. Scottsdale Public Art’s projects have won local, regional and national awards. Public art has taken many forms ranging from the walls of the Pima Freeway to James Turrell’s "skyspace" at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The Scottsdale Public Art Collection includes traditional sculpture in the public square such as Ed Mell'sJack Knife, a ground breaking freeway project, Carolyn Braaksma’s The Path Most Traveled, and a signature pedestrian bridge by Paolo Soleri. The Scottsdale Public Art collection includes work by acclaimed artists such as Ilan Averbuch, Kevin Berry, James Carpenter, Cliff Garten, Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, Larry Kirkland, Laurie Lundquist, Merge Conceptual Design, Dennis Oppenheim, and James Turrell. Projects underway include work by Phillip K Smith III (The Art Office), R & R Studios, and the artist team of Aether and Hemera.


Scottsdale Public Art seeks to incorporate the highest quality art in Scottsdale's public places in order to enhance the City's cultural and artistic identity and presence. Scottsdale Public Art seeks to instigate a renewed commitment to the public domain by way of such projects that may invigorate social, cultural, historical, or environmental issues. Projects may possess a direct social relevance that is community referential or they may push the "place making" envelope and involve the viewer in the complexities of the urban desert experience. Public art in Scottsdale is meant to combine a spirited perspective of traditional and new iconographies as well as celebrate and invigorate the vitality of public life.


Scottsdale Public Art advocates, promotes and enables the integration of the work and ideas of artists into many facets of planning, design and building in the community. Public art effectively invites community participation at all phases, from artist selection to dedication. During the design process, an average of 250 people may review each public art project.  Artists compete for a commission at a specific location; a project panel comprised of city residents and art and design professionals chooses the artist; and the artist's design is then presented at public meetings prior to approval and fabrication. In many cases, the artist becomes an integral member of the project design team.


Scottsdale Public Art is managed by the Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) management organization that administers the arts and cultural affairs of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona and also manages the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is the major resort center of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Although not all of the local major resorts are located in the city, the city contains the core of specialty shopping, art galleries, and recreational facilities and many of the cultural and sporting events that attract and sustain the local tourism industry. Because of the lack of services in most areas adjacent to the city, Scottsdale’s retail centers, parks, employment centers, and libraries are heavily used by residents outside of the city. The high quality of the visual environment and character areas in the city is an important component of maintaining the tourism industry and civic framework.


In his 2000 study entitled “Scottsdale City Image” (a report to the City of Scottsdale’s Urban Design Studio), Todd Bressi reports that “Scottsdale is a city whose visual character is especially important to its residents, and where the sense of landscape and openness in the city are valued.” He suggests specific values that would contribute to a strengthened identity of Scottsdale’s civic framework and primary spaces of public experience: recognize the importance of the pedestrian scale of Scottsdale’s civic framework; celebrate the places that make Scottsdale great; strengthen the design of the arterial grid; reconnect with the Sonoran landscape. These values hold true today and motivate the efforts of Scottsdale Public Art.


Selection Process

An artist-selection panel will be convened to evaluate all submissions and select one artist and an alternate for the project. Selection criteria include: the applicant’s professional qualifications; proven ability to complete projects of a similar scope; artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials; and demonstrated ability to work with government agencies and stakeholders in the creation of a permanent public art project.  


The selection panel will select three artists to be finalists for the project. These finalists will be invited to make a site visit and create a proposal. Each finalist will present their proposal and be interviewed by the selection panel. Finalists will be paid an honorarium to cover the costs of time and materials for the site visit and proposal.


The chosen artist(s) will be recommended by the selection panel for approval by the Scottsdale Public Art Advisory Board. The Advisory Board approves art concepts and the project scope and budget, thereby allowing the artist creative license within the established project plan. Contract and project plan are to be negotiated with Scottsdale Public Art. The Advisory Board reserves the right to reject any and all applications.




April 18, 2018                Deadline for response to RFQ (11:00PM Arizona Time)

Mid-April 2018               Anticipated Artist selection panel shortlist

Late-April 2018              Anticipated site visit for shortlisted artists

Late-May 2018               Anticipated Artist selection panel final interviews

Mid-June 2018               Contract Development

Summer/Fall 2018         Design Process     



All artists residing in the state of Arizona are eligible to apply.


Application Delivery

Application are being accepted via the web site.


All materials submitted become the property of Scottsdale Public Art.


Submission Requirements

  • Digital Images: 5 digital images of previously completed artwork.
  • Resume or CV: Current professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV) including artist address, email, and phone number. Teams must submit one resume/CV per team member.
  • Statement(s) of Intent: Address how the applicant’s previous experience and current artistic direction will result in a successful public art project.


For Further Information

All questions regarding this Request for Qualifications are to be directed to Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker, Public Art Manager, Scottsdale Public Art, at Please include artist name and phone number in all correspondence.

Call for Artists: Dancers and Choreographers should consider applying to the Kern Dance Alliance with the Bakersfield Museum of Art (California)

For California artists

Kern Dance Alliance (KDA) and the Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMoA) are seeking dance artists to produce an evening of dance for Art After Dark: MUSEUM DANCES on May 31, 2018.

Art After Dark at the Bakersfield Museum of Art is an after-hours art experience featuring fine art, entertainment, and drinks at Kern County’s only accredited art museum. Art After Dark takes place on the last Thursday of the month from February through October.

Commissioned Work

Dance artists have the option of creating a choreographed work and/or a figurative display.


Dance artists are invited to create 5.00 minutes maximum of choreography to be displayed in the gallery space during Art After Dark.

Figurative Display:

Dance artists are invited to create a figurative display by posing as a dance-related statue inspired by a painting or sculpture. Figurative artists will be placed on a pedestal in a small space and move very slowly as if they were sculptures.


BMoA will unveil an exhibit by Charles Arnoldi. The exhibition will feature large scale pieces of Arnoldi's work in the Dezember/Cunningham Gallery. Dance artists are encouraged to be inspired by Arnoldi's work as they create work for MUSEUM DANCES.

Charles Arnoldi is one of the most significant contemporary abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers of our generation. Emerging out of the booming 1970s Los Angeles art scene. Arnoldi’s paintings are experimentations in color, form and structure. BMoA is honored to host an exhibition showcasing a survey of Arnoldi’s work beginning with the stick constructions and chainsaw wood relief paintings that brought him international acclaim in the early 1970s through his most recent work which is inspired by a trip to Machu Picchu. Dance artists are encouraged to be inspired by Arnoldi’s career as they create work for MUSEUM DANCES.

Event Dates + Deadlines

Event Meeting w/ BMoA + KDA

May 1, 2018- 4:00 PM

Location: BMoA Office 1930 R St., Bakersfield, CA. 

Event Rehearsal Period

April 23-May 31, 2018

(number of rehearsals and length of rehearsals are to be determined by dance artists)

Tech + Dress Rehearsal at BMoA

May 29, 2018, 8:00 -10:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM

May 30, 2018, 8:00 -10:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM

May 31, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM

Performance at BMOA

May 31 – 6:00 PM CALL, 7:00-9:00 PERFORMANCE


  • Submit a completed Art After Dark: MUSEUM DANCES Application Form (below) which includes the following:
    • Submit dance resume- including 3 references with contact information
    • Submit an outline for proposed work: choreography and/or figurative display, song choice, props, costumes, inspiration for art)
  • Dance artists must provide their own space for rehearsals
  • Demonstrate willingness to assist KDA and BMoA with overall event theatrical and technical elements


$100 honorarium

Performance Location:

BMoA 1930 R St., Bakersfield, CA.


Submit your application by 10:00 PM on Friday, April 20 to Candidates will be notified of selection by April 23 @ 5:00 PM.

For More Information:

Event Coordinator Contact

Alli Duncan- / 661-323-7219

Kern Dance Alliance-

Deadline: 04-20-2018
Kern Dance Alliance
Bakersfield, CA

Contact: Andrea
Phone: Hansen

Call for Artists: Printmakers needed for Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT)

Print your large woodcut with BIG INK at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
For National artists

Event Synopsis: BIG INK is pleased to partner with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking for two one-day large woodcut printing sessions. We’ll be utilizing BIG INK’s giant 48” x 96” mobile etching press to pull prints. If accepted, artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their image into a piece of plywood. BIG INK remains in contact with each participant providing guidance and technical support when needed.  The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art of the print: intaglio, lithography, monotype, silkscreen, woodblock printing, paper works, book arts, and digital arts. CCP is a unique cultural resource, a place to discover, to experiment, to learn. The entire spectrum of printmaking arts is here to be explored through workshops, edition printing with master printers, exhibitions, community programs, and an Artist-in-Residence Program.

About BIG INK: Our mission is to inspire a greater appreciation for relief printmaking and extend its practice among contemporary artists.  We invite artists, via a call-for-entry application process, to submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension, through  Approximately sixteen proposals are accepted per event and those selected are given two months to carve an image. At the end of the two months, BIG INK meets with the artists at a predetermined space, such as an art center, festival, or community print shop, and helps them print his or her woodcut onto paper. These events culminate in exhibition opportunities and potential sales for the artists who participate.  BIG INK has helped hundreds of artists create new work at venues across the United States.

Event Location: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

Deadline for Consideration: Midnight, April 16th, 2018

Event Date(s): Jun 23rd & 24th, 2018

Criteria: BIG INK considers proposals based on the following:

  • Size: Images must be at least 24” x 36” in dimension but not larger than 40” x 96” in dimension.
  • Material: Artists are responsible for securing their own ½” thick plywood, 1/2" MDF or 3/8" Shina for carving and their own carving tools. The plywood or MDF must be ½” thick, the Shina must be 3/8".
  • Originality: The uniqueness of the design will be a major consideration.  A drawing, digital graphic, altered photography, collage, sketch, painting or print are acceptable examples to include with your proposal. Images must be solely created by the applicant.
  • Cohesiveness: The anticipated dimensions of your woodblock should match the format of the image you submit.

Fees: It is free to submit a proposal; accepted artists pay $295 dollars to participate.  This covers all consumable materials for the event including: printing ink, paper, cleaning supplies, and equipment usage.  All that is required of the artist is to bring a fully carved block. 

Benefits:  BIG INK events are best described as a concentrated burst of productive energy bringing together leading artists from throughout the region to network with each other and potential patrons.  We provide the technical expertise and specialized equipment necessary to bring the artist's studio directly to the public in an engaging way. Our mobile printing press, dubbed “The Big Tuna,” has the ability to produce woodblock prints up to 48” x 96”. No other etching press of its size is used for this form of collaborative printing.  In addition, selected participants also receive:

  • Professional Prints: BIG INK assists in the creation of three impressions from each participant's carved block.
  • Video Tutorials: Never made a woodcut or woodblock print? No problem! We've created step-by-step video tutorials to walk you through the whole process.
  • High-Res Photography: We provide a professionally photographed image of each participants work at no additional charge.
  • Curated Exhibits: National and international art venues curate BIG INK exhibits from our growing portfolio. Your work could be featured next!
  • Outreach: We create a page for each participant on our website.  Our web and social outlets receive thousands of views each month and will put your work in front of a larger audience.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q: Can two artists collaborate on a proposal?

A: Yes, list both names on the application.

Q: Can I submit an existing image with my proposal?

Q: Can I submit an existing image with my proposal?

A: Yes 

Q: If accepted can I change my proposal image after the fact?

A: Yes, as long as it falls within the same aesthetic.

Q: Does my proposal image have to be a certain size?

A: Your proposal image can a small.  It doesn't have to be the same size as your final carved woodblock. 

Q: What time are we expected to arrive at the event?

A: 10 am sharp

Q: How long are we expected to remain after our work is printed?

A: Until 5 pm

Q: Are we expected to attend both printing days?

A: No, but you’re welcome to attend.

Q: How many prints does each artist produce?

A: Three

Q: Can I bring my own paper and print more?

A: Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time to print more.

Q: What type of paper do we use?

A: Masa 

Q: What type of ink do we use?

A: Oil based relief ink, bring an apron and wear work cloths.

Q: Do I have to bring any other materials besides my carved block?

A: No 

Q: Can we print in color?

A: No

Q: How do we transport the finished prints?

A: BIG INK provides newsprint to wrap the work and tubes are provided for those that are mailing work.

Q: Do you have recommendations on where to stay?

A: We use Airbnb most frequently and quality hotels are usually located a short drive away or within walking distance. 

Q: What is the best way to transport the finished block if I'm flying?

A: You may be able to ship your block directly to the venue.  Contact us directly to confirm. When shipping your block please include a return label in the package. This makes shipping your block back home simple.

Deadline: 04-17-2018
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Norwalk, CT

Contact: Lyell Castonguay

Call for Art: Artist trading card exchange seeks submissions (Anywhere!)

Artist Trading Card Exchange seeks submissions
For International artists

Seeking artists to participate in an artist trading card exchange with other artists. Artist trading cards are small works of art that can be traded with other artists as a way to get creative, connect with other artists, and collect great art! Make 9 handmade cards and get 9 back by mail after deadline. Topic, subject matter, and materials for cards are open, as long as they implement something handmade and fit on the card and into a plastic sleeve. 

No entry fee to participate.

Website has complete entry details and instructions. The deadline is April 15, 2018.

Deadline: 04-15-2018
back room projects
Chicago IL

Contact: Jennifer Hines

Grant: Arts Works from National Endowment for the Arts (USA)

Arts Works - Second Deadline
National Endowment for the Arts

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

We encourage applications for artistically excellent projects that:

  • Celebrate America's creativity and cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

*1965 Enabling Legislation for the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

Grant link:
Deadline: 07-12-2018

Grant: 2018 Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions has $8 million for performing arts in the Bay Area (California)

2018 Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Launched in 2017 in celebration of the Hewlett Foundation's fiftieth anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions is a five- year, $8 million commissioning initiative that is the largest of its kind in the United States. The initiative will support the creation of 50 exceptional works of performing arts and their premiere in the Bay Area through grants of $150,000 to Bay Area nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations will receive funding to achieve their creative vision in partnership with the commissioned artists, who may be based anywhere in the world.

The ultimate beneficiaries of the new program will be local audiences, who will be among the first to see important new works in the performing arts premiered in their communities.

The Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions align with our longstanding commitment to providing Bay Area audiences with access to world class performing arts, and it is our hope that the works created will go on to inspire, engage and challenge audiences across the country and around the world in years to come.

Ten commissions will be awarded annually in each of five performing arts disciplines from 2017 - 2021. The recipients of the 2017 awards, in music composition, have been announced.

In 2018, the awards will focus on theater, spoken word, and musical theater.

Applying for a grant
There is a two-step process to apply. First, organizations submit a short LOI identifying the artist they propose commissioning and describing the proposed project. The most competitive applicants will be asked to complete an in-depth proposal for their project, and Hewlett Foundation staff will make the final decision about winners of the awards.

Those interested in submitting a letter of inquiry are invited to view a recording of an introductory webinar, as well as a growing list of frequently asked questions about the commissioning program.

On January 30, the foundation will host a webinar describing the initiative in more detail and inviting questions from participants. Those interested in submitting a letter of inquiry should register to participate.

Letters of Inquiry are due by April 20. Recipients of the 2018 awards will be announced later this year.

Grant link:
Deadline: 04-20-2018

Call for Entry: Art in the Library (Napa County, CA)

Art in the Library Art Call
For California artists

Napa County Library (NCL) invites artists to apply to have their artwork displayed at the downtown Napa Main Library.

Works that are generally appealing, dynamic and colorful are good candidates for the competition. The Art in the Library Committee meets in the spring to review and select submitted artwork. The Committee is comprised of area artists and the Art in the Library coordinator.

All two-dimensional work including photography, paintings, drawings, digital, mixed media, fabric art, chalk, ink, pastels, wax, graphite and printmaking can be entered for consideration. A cd of digital images is required for the competition that is judged by our Committee. There is no fee.

Deadline: 03-31-2018
Napa County Library
Napa, CA

Contact: Stephnia Pramuk
Phone: 707.253.4223