Job: Public Relations Manager at California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA)

Public Relations Manager
California College of the Arts

Oakland, CA

Public Relations Manager

California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts has a 110-year history of fostering trailblazing, socially-conscious artists and creative professionals. Based in San Francisco, a world capital of culture, technology, and the arts, we’re proud of what we do, who we are, and where we’re going. To continue the school’s 100 year old legacy—and make the world a better and more beautiful place – we’re expanding our marketing and communications team. That’s where you come in. 

The Public Relations Manager supports the Senior Communications Manager in building awareness of CCA’s mission and values through the promotion of the College’s major events, initiatives, and stories. With the support of the Senior Communications Manager, the Public Relations Manager is responsible for cultivating story ideas and developing campaign timelines; developing press materials and media lists; managing media relations and research; promoting content on the College’s newsletter and website; and acting as liaison to academic and programmatic leadership as well as to the College’s national media consultant. The position actively provides input with regard to overarching Marketing and Communications cross-channel strategy. In addition, the Public Relations manager assists the Sr. Communications Manager in the development of announcements to the internal CCA community.

This is a long-term temporary position.



  • Generate materials to support communications and media relations including press releases, institutional backgrounders, leadership bios, project and initiative descriptions and other editorial collateral; work closely with the Sr. Communications Manager to update institutional language on the website, in boilerplate copy, etc.

  • Spearhead local media outreach and support our Media Consultant in national media outreach campaigns

  • Cultivate relationships with key journalists and digital influencers; maintain and build the College’s contact lists

  • Actively coordinate with the College’s Deans and academic and programmatic leadership to cultivate and build a story inventory that supports the College’s mission and goals; promote key stories through media relations and the development of news stories for the College’s website

  • Cultivate and promote CCA faculty and leadership as subject matter experts in their respected fields; come up with creative solutions to make this easily accessible to the media and public

  • Work closely with the Community Manager to develop social media content to support major news stories and campus announcements

  • Develop content strategy for and distribute the College’s monthly e-newsletter

  • Scan media coverage and post select coverage to the college website; develop and send quarterly media reports to key stakeholders

  • Assist the Sr. Communications Manager in the development of general campus announcements and crisis / emergent issues announcements through email and through the College’s internal-facing website the Portal.




  • B.A./B.S.

  • 4-5 years of communications/public relations experience, preferably in the arts, architectural design, or another cultural organization

  • Excellent writing and editing skills  

  • Energetic, resourceful, creative and demonstrates initiative in seeking new kinds of opportunities to raise awareness about the College’s event and initiatives

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; highly professional in in-person, verbal communication, and email communication

  • Ability to work and collaborate with peers on multi-pronged campaigns

  • Experience developing and managing editorial calendars and meeting project goals

  • Media contacts in the art, design, and San Francisco Bay Area communities are a plus!

  • Experience working with digital influencers in the art, design, or San Francisco Bay Area communities also a plus!



San Francisco 

Additional Locations

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF.  If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. 

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. 


Please address any questions to

For full application instructions and position description, visit

Deadline: 12-31-2018

Job: Chief Preparator at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Chief Preparator
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University

Position: Chief Preparator
Jos Classification: Facilities Services Manager 1
Job Code: 4361
Grade: I
Exemption: Exempt

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

The Cantor Arts Center seeks an experienced museum preparator to oversee and manage assigned staff engaged in installation and gallery maintenance. The Chief Preparator is a hands-on, detail-oriented manager to oversee all technical aspects of the Museum's art handling projects. The Chief Preparator is responsible for museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation, including: receiving, packing and unpacking, handling, and displaying fine art objects; planning and directing the fabrication of exhibition pedestals, props, temporary walls, and other display designs; securing services of outside contractors; assuring a safe and healthy work environment through knowledge of best practices. The Chief Preparator is a key team member for the Museum's ambitious schedule of exhibitions and collection use.

Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor’s collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.


  • Organize department's short-term and long-term projects

  • Ensure successful installation of artwork spanning all mediums – works on paper, painting, 3D objects, video and new media art, etc.

  • Coordinate and manage daily activities of installation staff and contract service providers, including: working with exhibiting artists, scheduling and assigning work to staff and directing and leading workers in completing assigned work; monitoring work and project activity progress, making necessary changes; completing performance evaluations of assigned staff; performing quality assurance checks

  • Oversee maintenance of museum galleries during exhibitions, including lighting and mechanical and technical aspects of exhibitions

  • Work independently and assume direct responsibility for complex tasks 

  • Implement, interpret, and manage policies and procedures pertaining to installation and gallery management, including health and safety programs and training

  • Track budget for area of responsibility, and provide time and workforce needs and estimates to higher level management based on cost analyses, ensuring work is completed according to stipulated price and agreement

  • Coordinate activities, construction, and renovation with Cantor staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors. Support assigned project activities; ensure compliance with larger unit goals. 

  • Train on operation of tools and equipment associated with woodworking, electrical, light construction, and audio-visual and computer displays 

* Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:
A combination of education, training and experience performing responsibilities similar to those listed above. Minimum of 5 years working in an art museum or gallery setting. Prior experience in a lead or supervisory capacity strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to coordinate daily activities including work scheduling, quality assurance, program validation, monitoring of installation and gallery maintenance activities, and supervision of personnel

  • Demonstrated experience working with subcontractors/vendors and demonstrated ability to monitor project activities and ensure compliance with internal/external regulations

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting policies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best museum practices, including AAM guidelines

  • Use problem-solving skills to perform concurrent multiple tasks in a busy environment

  • Knowledge of environmental and safety rules, regulations, and policies. Ability to conduct job site inspections to ensure compliance

  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions and communicate those instructions to others

  • Exhibition design experience strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of SketchUp or AutoCAD desired

Certifications and Licenses:


  • Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.

  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.

  • May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.

  • May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


Deadline: 11-30-2018

Call for Entry: TRINITY METRO is seeking to commission eight (8) local artists to create original, site-specific, two-dimensional artworks for TEXRail Stations (Texas)

TEXRail Station Art Program Call to North Texas Artist-Public Art Opportunity

Entry Deadline: 1/7/19


Media Images: 10 

TEXRail is a new 27-mile commuter rail line that will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into DFW International Airport’s Terminal B. This line, which will begin service in early 2019, is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of the first year of operation. By 2035, nearly 14,000 riders are projected to ride the system.  For a location map of the TEXRail Stations visit:


TRINITY METRO recognizes that the integration of art into TEXRail Stations is an important component of the new rail line and an opportunity to reflect the communities it serves.  To this end TRINITY METRO has established the following objectives:


•          Enhance design through public involvement in art

•          Provide a unique identity for each station

•          Reduce vandalism through a sense of community “ownership”

•          Integrate art as an important component of public transit


In order to achieve these objectives, TRINITY METRO has established the TEXRail Station Art Program. To assist with the program TRINITY METRO will appoint Focus Groups, comprised of community leaders, neighborhood representatives, and business owners from the area surrounding each pair of stations. 


The role of the Focus Groups will be to assist TRINITY METRO by providing valuable input during the artist selection process and by orienting artist/finalists to the neighborhood culture, history, and architectural context, to inform their site-specific conceptual designs.  Each Focus Group, along with area arts professionals, will be involved in the artist selection process facilitated by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. 


Artwork Opportunities:

TRINITY METRO is seeking to commission eight (8) local artists to create original, site-specific, two-dimensional artworks for eight (8) TEXRail Stations.  Each selected artist will be assigned to a specific station for which to create their work.


Station Locations:

Downtown Fort Worth (2): Texas & Pacific Terminal (T&P) and Intermodel Transportation Center (ITC)

North Fort Worth (2): NE 28th Street and Mercantile at Beach Street

North Richland Hills (2): Ironhorse and Smithfield

Grapevine (2): Main Street and DFW North


Selected artists will be responsible for furnishing high-resolution digital files of the artwork to TRINITY METRO who will be responsible for having the images reproduced as print graphics and integrated into polymer resin windscreens.  Each station, will have six (6) to sixteen (16) windscreens depending on the station size.  Each windscreen panel will measure 3’- 0” in width x 4’-8” in height.


Artist/Finalist Compensation: $1,500 per finalist for conceptual design development and presentation

Selected Artist Compensation: Ranging from $3,240 - $8,640 (based on scope of work/station size) for high-resolution digital files of the artwork



Open: To North Texas-based artists at least 18 years of age (see details in Legal Agreement)

Media: Any Two-Dimensional Media

Images: Ten required

Application submissions for the TEXRail Station Art Program will be available to artists through CAFÉ (  Submissions must include a brief artist statement, resume, three professional references, and ten (10) images of completed two-dimensional artwork.  

Artist Information Meeting

Interested artists are strongly encouraged to attend an information meeting that will include detailed project and online submittal information on Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m., at TRINITY METRO’s Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd Floor Board Room 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.


If you have questions about the artist eligibility, submittal requirements or the selection process, please email Sam Brown (please put TEXRail in the subject line).  If you have questions about using CAFÉ, please (888) - 562-7232.

Job: Curatorial Assistant at MOCA (Los Angeles)

Curatorial Assistant 

Los Angeles, CA


The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for performing research and project management-oriented duties in support of exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and other projects. Duties include performing general art historical research, maintaining exhibition files and collection database (The Museum System), drafting correspondence and other texts, responding to inquiries, and serving as liaison to other Museum departments, museums, galleries, collectors, artists, and trustees.


Must possess excellent interpersonal, grammar, writing, and organizational skills and be able to perform art historical research and effectively manage exhibition projects. Possession of a M.A. in art, art history, or related subject is highly preferred, as is a knowledge of contemporary art and a minimum of two years of museum or gallery experience. Ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop Knowledge and The Museum System (TMS) database preferred. 

Essential Functions:


  • Assist Curators with all aspects of exhibition organization including locating potential loans, loan correspondence, data entry, image scanning, generating checklists and other reports, compiling installation requirements and restrictions, tracking actual expenses in exhibition budget forms, arranging installation photo documentation, providing materials and information for traveling exhibitions. Adheres to exhibition planning process timelines for all three museum locations.

  • Assist Curators with exhibition-related publications by locating images, securing copyright permissions, compiling research as directed, fact checking texts and back matter, mailing catalogues to photo and object lenders. Assist Curators with exhibition-related didactics including object label copy and wall texts.

  • Assist Curators to be on time and on budget for all shows unless otherwise approved by all supervisors (both direct and indirect reports to).

  • Prepare Acquisitions Reports and PowerPoint presentations for potential Permanent Collection objects; provide information to Registrar, work with donors and galleries as needed.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships and appropriately represents the Museum to outside organizations, collectors, trustees, and artists.

  • Assist Curators with scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, processing invoices, reconciling credit card and other expenses, and other administrative duties as assigned. Attend department meetings. 


Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to visually inspect work.  Manual dexterity to operate computer and other office equipment required.  Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Deadline: 11-30-2018

Job: Preparator I (On-Call) at Autry Museum of the American West (Los Angeles)

Preparator I (On-Call)
Autry Museum of the American West

Los Angeles, CA

Reports To: Lead Preparator

Supervises: None                                                    

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                              

Department: Exhibition Preparations   


On-call, non-exempt position, works variable hours throughout the year to build and prepare galleries and cases for exhibitions. Will handle and install artifacts for exhibitions. 


  • Works under the supervision of the Head Preparator

  • Fabricates exhibition spaces and furniture

  • Performs art handling and installation tasks

  • Adheres to Autry safety procedures


  • Must be a self-motivated, reliable, detail-oriented individual who has the ability to focus but can also switch gears quickly when urgent matters arise

  • Must possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills

  • Must have knowledge of utilization of power and hand tools


  • Must have two years of experience as an art handler, or two years of carpentry or metal work experience, or a solid combination of those skill sets with the appropriate experience

  • Interest in art, art history, history, or design fields


  • Includes but is not limited to working in wood shop, warehouse spaces, collections storage areas and galleries.

  • Must be able to work at heights over 8 feet.

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks, including bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, walking, standing for long periods of time, and lifting up to 60 pounds.

*** PLEASE NOTE *** ONLY applications submitted through our website will be considered – please click here for our website:




Deadline: 11-30-2018

Job: Exhibition Manager FT at UCR ARTS, University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Exhibition Manager
UCR ARTS, University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

UCR ARTS opened to the public in 2010, bringing together the California Museum of Photography and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts.  UCR ARTS is located three miles from UCR's main campus, in Riverside, CA.

Reporting to the Executive Director at UCR ARTS, and working collaboratively with all UCR ARTS curators, exhibition design team, registrar, and the Director of Education & Academic Relations, the Exhibition Manager will provide key logistical support for all exhibitions developed at both the California Museum of Photography and the Culver Center of the Arts. The Exhibition Manager will work closely with the curatorial team on the development and execution of exhibitions and related projects including the coordination of in-house and traveling exhibitions, supporting the development of exhibition-related publications such as brochures and catalogues, and drafting and coordinating exhibition contracts & agreements and tour proposal materials. 

The Exhibition Manager will represent UCR ARTS to the outside community, in particular with artists, galleries, and museums. Anticipated starting salary for this position is $65,000.

For a full job description, and instructions on how to apply (only those applications received through the UCR portal will be considered), go to:!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_detail&requisition_id=201808283381&profile_id=&module=jobs

Deadline: 11-23-2018

Residency: 2019 Gates of the Arctic National Park Artist in Residence (Alaska)

2019 Gates of the Arctic National Park Artist in Residence 
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
PO Box 26030
Bettles, AK 99726


Entry Deadline: 12/31/18


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

About The Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is one of the premier wilderness areas in the nation.  It encompasses 8.4 million acres of the Brooks Range above the Arctic Circle and includes tundra, boreal forest, mountains and six designated Wild Rivers.  There are no roads, trails or designated campsites in the park.  Cell phones do not work here and even satellite service is iffy at best.  Sometimes called a “black belt” wilderness, Gates of the Arctic offers a wilderness experience of solitude and self-reliance to visitors experienced in back country travel.  Access is primarily by small aircraft equipped with floats that land on rivers and small lakes.

About The Residency

The Artist in Residence program offers professional artists of all kinds the opportunity to pursue their art in the premier wilderness setting of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.  Writers, composers, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, digital artists, filmmakers, and artisans are all encouraged to apply.

The residency lasts approximately two weeks.  This includes several days in Bettles, Alaska to pack and prepare for the trip, eight days in the back country and then a few days for the artist to prepare and give a community program about their experience.   The artist will accompany park staff on a working back country patrol in July, August or early September and will be expected to participate in the working aspects of the patrol.  Patrols may accommodate the artist to a certain extent, but artists must be both physically fit enough to attempt such a journey and also possess the skills and experience for extended rigorous wilderness travel.  On backpacking trips artists carry all of their own gear and supplies.  Artists provide their own food and art supplies, and transportation to and from Bettles, Alaska.  The park supplies air charter transportation into the park, two park staff as guides, back country gear, watercraft and associated equipment for float trips, back country and bear safety training, and bear resistant food containers.  Pets are not allowed. 

The artist agrees to contribute one piece of work/service/product (negotiable, depending on the art form) inspired by their residency in the park.  Please indicate in the statement of intent what form this contribution would take.  The artist also agrees to give a talk/program about their experience in the park a few days after their trip, at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center in Fairbanks, AK.  The artist agrees to make available their photos taken of the park during the residency, for use by the NPS.  Contributed works become park property and are placed on public display or performed within the community.  Collaborative projects are considered as are programs that coordinate with local schools and organizations.

For the duration of their trip into the back country, Artists in Residence are classified as National Park Service Volunteers and will be paid a back country per diem of $25.00 per day to help offset the cost of meals, approx. $200.

The Selection Process

A six member jury comprised of the Artist in Residence Program Coordinator, one other NPS staff person and a panel of four previous artists in residence will make the selection.  Selection will be based on the demonstrated artistic merits of the applicants, and on how the proposed art work will represent the wilderness values of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and/or advance the preservation mission of the National Park Service.  The artist’s statement of intent will also be of primary importance in choosing the artist.  Applicants should use the statement of intent to provide the selection committee with a comprehensive idea of the planned project, how it will illustrate the significance of the park and why the proposed project should be the one chosen.  Fitness level and the back country experience, skills and abilities of the artist will also play a large part in the choice of artist for this residency. 

Selections will be made without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, or age; however, applicants must possess the ability, skills and experience to fully participate in the back country patrol.  To get an idea of what kind of experience you can expect in the back country of Gates of the Arctic, it is highly recommended that applicants look over the trip planning material on the park website and also watch the Wilderness Travel video on our YouTube site

For More Information

DaleLynn Gardner
Artist in Residence Coordinator

Call for entry: Permanent outdoor sculpture contest (Sandy Springs, GA)

ArtSS in the Open 2019
277 Sandy Springs PL NE Suite G Box 76802
Sandy Springs, GA 30328-9997

Entry Deadline: 1/7/19


Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 7 

View Site Details

This is a new public sculpture competition created to bring art to the parks and public spaces in the City of Sandy Springs and to enhance the $229 million, 14-acre City Springs complex opened in August 2018.  Nine sculptures will be prominently displayed around the 4-acre City Green in April 2019 for the first annual exhibit. The City will purchase one or more sculptures from each competition to add to its growing public art collection.


  • $1500 honorarium per sculpture selected for the exhibition.

  • Sculptures will be displayed in the new 4-acre City Green in the heart of the City Springs Complex.

  • City will purchase one or more sculptures for permanent installation within City.

  • All art is for sale and will be promoted as such.

  • Featured grand opening on April 27, 2019 with gala artist reception events.



A City of the Arts – and a great place for artists to showcase their work


Incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs is Georgia’s 6th largest city, home to more than 106,000 residents, four Fortune 500 and seven Fortune 1000 corporations.  Last year rated Sandy Springs as one of the country’s 10 best cities for millennials and an Atlanta Journal Constitution poll named it the best suburb in Atlanta.


The new City Springs complex reinforces our community’s dedication to the arts.  Designed as a gathering place for residents and visitors, the 14-acre site features a 1,100-seat performance theater, studio theater, conference center, city offices, a rooftop terrace event space, 4-acre City Green, retail, dining, residential and underground parking. The jewel of the complex is the Byers Theatre, a best-in-class performing arts venue hosting an estimated 300 events annually, with a variety of musical and cultural events attracting local and regional audiences. An outdoor stage on the Green hosts concerts, festivals and a large farmers’ market throughout the year.

Sandy Springs wants to build its brand as a city of the arts. It began with the non-profit volunteer organization, Art Sandy Springs (ArtSS) which launched the Arts in the Open program when the city was formed in 2005.  ArtSS’ first outdoor sculpture competition in 2008 attracted 100 national and international submissions, with four permanent works purchased with private funds to launch the public art collection.  In 2014, underwritten with a private grant from Northside Hospital, The Playable Art Park opened to national praise with six huge sculptures built by artists for kids to play on. It has become a popular regional playground destination for children of every age.

The city has now established an annual program of procurement, using a yearly competition and exhibition as the platform to select and acquire the winning pieces. Working in partnership with the City of Sandy Springs, Art Sandy Springs will manage the competition, including the CFE (Call for Entries), evaluation and jurying of submissions, and installation of selected sculptures.


  • Sculptures selected for exhibition will be located on the 4-acre City Green at City Springs, the 14-acre civic and cultural center.  This ‘heart of the City’ is home to City Hall, the Sandy Springs Byers Performing Arts Center, the Conference Center at City Springs, retail, residential, underground parking and the City Green.  

  • Artists will be featured on three separate websites:

  • The City of Sandy Springs –

  • Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism –

  • Art Sandy Springs –

  • We will provide a link to each Artist’s website for additional exposure to their larger body of work.

  • Social Media associated with the three Sandy Springs entities will showcase the sculptures.

  • Requested media coverage will be an integral part of an active public relations plan.

  • Artists and sculptures will be featured in the City of Sandy Springs e-newsletter.

  • A printed brochure highlighting the sculptures and Artists will be developed by the City and distributed at the Performing Arts Center, City Hall and other City Springs locations.  Additional promotional pieces will be placed in the state’s twelve Visitor Information Centers that welcome over 12 million guests each year.

  • Selected sculptures and Artist will be showcased on the Otocast app that provides photos and information on the pieces as well as interviews with the Artists.  Otocast for IOS and Android devices facilitates discovery and exploration of recommended “points of interest” in any geographic area.

  • The City of Sandy Springs and Art Sandy Springs will promote and host a public opening celebration to showcase the selected sculptures in April 2019.

  • Each sculpture pedestal will feature a plaque with the name of the Artist and title of the work.  The plaque will also provide contact information for potential buyers.

  • Sculptures will be installed on City Green, site of popular City activities including the weekly Farmer’s Market, Heritage Sandy Springs Festival and Concerts, Movies ByMoonlight, Fitness Boot Camp, 1,100-seat Byers Theater and 350-seat Studio Theater performances.

  • Daily foot traffic will include individuals visiting City Hall for business and civic purposes, along with thousands of patrons of the Performing Arts Center, festivals and events, restaurants and retail establishments.

  • Visit Sandy Springs (Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism) will promote the sculptures in their own marketing materials as well as in the marketing materials of of other key programs such as the Atlanta Metro Travel Association co-op marketing program, comprised of 15 municipalities in and around Atlanta and the Hospitality Highway Trail, which includes seven communities along GA 400, stretching from Atlanta to the North Georgia Mountains. 


Artists whose work is selected for exhibit acknowledge that the City of Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism and Art Sandy Springs may use photographs and videos of the artwork to promote the Public Art Program and visitation to the City of Sandy Springs.  The Artists are invited to be interviewed and videotaped and to allow the interviews to appear on community websites, apps and marketing materials that may include but not be limited to:

ArtSS in the Open is an ongoing public art program providing a dynamic cultural experience for the Sandy Springs community and an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work.

The theme for this year’s sculpture competition is:

“Inspired. By Nature.”

Artists are inspired by their very nature to be creative and innovative.    Likewise, the City of Sandy Springs is inspired to innovate and lead the way in support of the arts.  We are a strong community of neighbors and businesses, seek to make the most of our abundant natural resources and urban setting to provide a high quality of life for its residents.

Works submitted to this year’s competition can be inspired by anything from the natural world or the urban environment.


2018 – 2019 Exhibition Guidelines

  1. Artwork shall be undamaged and unblemished, fabricated and finished with non-hazardous materials.

  2. Artists are encouraged to visit the site during the application period and before the final jury decision.

  3. Artwork will be on loan to the City during the exhibition period and may be available for sale to the public. If a sculpture sells, the Artwork cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition period. There will be a 20% commission paid to Art Sandy Springs.

  4. It is the Artist’s responsibility to deliver and oversee installation of their sculpture in April 2019 and to be present for the removal at the end of the exhibition in March 2020. Artwork cannot be shipped as there is no available storage space or staff available for this purpose.

  5. The City and ArtSS reserve the right to reject work that is not the same Artwork as was selected in response to this call. Artwork may also be rejected if does not meet call requirements.

  6. All Artwork shall be structurally able to be secured to a concrete pad with anchor bolts. Concrete pads are provided for the display of each sculpture. The anchoring method will be approved by the City Engineer.  For selected art work, each Artist will be required to submit detailed information relating to the proposed anchoring method and provide any and all mounting bolts and hardware. Exhibits A, A1 and A2 provide diagrams with location, dimensions and weight capacity.

  7. No Artwork shall be exhibited without the Artist and City executing a document acknowledging that the Artwork has been installed properly and satisfactorily and that the City accepts responsibility for the Artwork from the time it is properly installed to the time it is de-installed.

  8. No Artwork shall be exhibited without the City first having obtained an Artist Agreement/Contract, executed by each Artist selected for exhibition in the Competition.

  9. During the exhibition period, City of Sandy Springs will maintain liability insurance to cover damages incurred.

  10. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.



01/07/2019 Midnight, Mountain Time –Artist deadline for electronic submissions

02/13/19–Artists will be notified of selection

02/28/19–Agreements/contracts signed with Artists

04/08/19 – 04/18/19– Sculpture delivery & installation

04/18/2019–All sculptures must be installed at their specified sites

04/27/2019–Official Opening Reception. Artists are invited but not required to attend.

TBD–Artists will be invited to be interviewed about their work. Recordings will be made available on the City website and

03/2020 - Sculptures selected for purchase by City

03/2020–De‐installation of the sculptures by the Artists


Each Artist may submit up to three (3) sculptures for review using Each sculpture must be submitted by separate application. 

Submissions will be initially screened by representatives from Art Sandy Springs and the City for overall compliance with the Call and technical feasibility.  

Art Sandy Springs and the City and will determine the selection of artwork for the exhibition and site placement of each sculpture.

During the exhibition a jury of recognized art experts will make recommendations for artwork to be acquired by the city. The jury will include a City representative, and one juror will be the “People’s Choice”, a popular vote using the online IOS and Android app, Otocast.  

Art Sandy Spring will make the final recommendations to the City Council.


  1. Artist’s Resume or Bio

  2. Artists Statement

  3. Artist’s Contact Information

  4. Artist website, if available

  5. Description of Sculpture

  6. Purchase Valuation

  7. 2-3 Images with annotated Image List: (2000 words)

  8. 1-2 videos with annotated List

  9. Acknowledgement of review of Contractual Arrangement (see Attachment B, Contractual Agreement)

The City of Sandy Springs and Art Sandy Springs have licensed CaFE ( to facilitate the application process of this CFE. Artists must submit the following through the CaFE web site:

(1) The artist must submit up to 3 images per entry with a minimum of 2 images per entry.  The images must be numbered and in the format specified by Artist may upload up to 2 videos per entry.  Please use standard image formatting. 

(2) An Image Inventory document. This document must be uploaded to as instructed on HtmlResAnchor The following information must be given for each image:

Number on the image:

  • Artists Name

  • Medium/media used

  • Title, Year, Size, Sale Price and Location (for previous works)

(3) One to two page (maximum) current resume that outlines your professional accomplishments as an artist. This document must be uploaded to as instructed on HtmlResAnchor

Submissions must be completed and received by Monday, January 7, 2019 5PM EST.



Submitting an entry form to this exhibition through Call for Entries ( constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist with all conditions set forth in this Call. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. After acceptance, the artist cannot substitute another work for the accepted one or change the sales price.

The City of Sandy Springs and Art Sandy Springs reserve the right to refuse to install any work that, upon arrival, differs markedly from the images submitted or that does not, for any reason, meet the exhibitions standards of excellence.

By submitting work, the Artist acknowledges that the City of Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism, and Art Sandy Springs may use photographs or videos of the Artwork to promote the Sculpture Competition. The Artist is encouraged to be interviewed and videotaped and have the interview appear on community websites that may include but are not limited to:

Art Sandy Springs –
City of Sandy Springs –
Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism – (available for IOS from Apple, for Android from the Play Store)


The Artist will be entering into an agreement with the City of Sandy Springs. An Artist Contract/Agreement is attached as Exhibit B. The artist should review to ensure he/she can comply with the stated terms and conditions.



Art Sandy Springs encourages sales of your work.  Art Sandy Springs will collect a 20% commission on all artwork sold to a private buyer as a result of this exhibition.  Private sale prices should include the 20% commission for Art Sandy Springs and 7% Georgia sales tax.




Exhibit  A:      Description of Sculpture Locations and Technical Requirements (see below)

Exhibit A1:     City Green Sculpture Base Locations (see site plan)

Exhibit A2:     City Green Sculpture Base Footing Design (see site plan)

Exhibit A3      City Green Site Plan (see site plan)

Exhibit  B:       Artist Contract/ Agreement (see Legal Agreement)





The nine (9) individual sculptures selected will be displayed on each of the nine pre-prepared concrete bases located within landscape beds on the periphery of City Green. 


Exhibit A-1: Sculpture Site Plan, indicating the 9 numbered locations within the City Green, L1.4

Exhibit A-2:  Art Sculpture Base Detail for 9 locations, L1.4.1

The foundation bases are two (2) sizes, as determined by their support conditions.  Maximum sculpture weight is the same for both base sizes.

Exhibit A-3:  Technical Requirements, SK-1 for specific information regarding the structural design assumptions.  Should the Artist have any reason to believe that the sculpture they plan to submit would vary dramatically from these assumptions, Artist shall provide supporting information with respect to the deviation(s).  ArtSS reserves the right to request that an engineering analysis be performed for any sculpture deviating from the overall size and weight limitations described above.

Submitting artists are encouraged to visit the park.  Appropriate times will be scheduled and indicated on the site (Call For Entries site portal) for tours to be conducted by ArtSS and the City of the exhibition site and base locations. 


Structural design considerations established for the concrete base require that all sculptures fit within a 4’-0” x 4’-0” footprint and be no taller than 8’-0”.  Bases have been designed for a maximum weight of 2,000 pounds.

Limited consideration will be given to any sculpture that has a portion of it extending beyond the above-described overall envelope, depending on the size, weight, material and nature of the extension.  Artists are encouraged to provide sculpture within this envelope.  Any extensions or deviations from this envelope should have the majority of its weight and size within the overall envelope.  ArtSS may request and require additional information concerning the sculpture be provided by Artist in order to be accepted as a submission.  


Delivery and Installation - Artist will be responsible for timely transportation of sculpture to the City Green installation site on a schedule to be determined with ArtSS and the City within the two weeks prior to the exhibition unveiling.  The Artist is expected to be present during the installation and once installation is complete will signify appropriate installation jointly with the City, in writing on a form to be provided.

The City is responsible to provide equipment and personnel required to lift sculpture from Artist’s transportation and place it on the designated base, with guidance from the Artist.  Artist is required to provide and execute appropriate anchoring of sculpture using the corner bolts provided in base or provide and install bolts appropriate to the sculpture base and attachment.  Artist shall provide his equipment necessary to make installation.  Power for tools will be made available by the City.

Removal if Not Purchased - Should sculpture not be selected for purchase by the City, Artist is responsible for transportation from the installation location.  Per the schedule of removal, The City will provide equipment and personnel required to lift sculpture from base and place on Artist’s transportation, with the Artist present during the removal.  Once removal is complete, the Artist and City will signify appropriate removal, in writing on a form to be provided.

Removal & Installation if Purchased - Should sculpture be selected for purchase by the City, the City will provide equipment, personnel and transportation required to lift sculpture from base, transport the sculpture to its permanent location and install on a new base.  The Artist shall be present and provide guidance during the removal and installation at the permanent location.  Once the permanent installation is complete, the Artist and City will signify approval of the installation, in writing on a form to be provided.

Inability to Remove – Should the Artist be unable to remove the sculpture at the conclusion of the exhibition or not take control of the sculpture upon removal, the City may place the sculpture in storage at the expense of the Artist.  If the sculpture is not reclaimed within 60 days after completion of the exhibition, the sculpture shall become the property of the City and the City shall have the right to determine its final disposition.

Call for Entry: Botanic gardens needs public artwork (Denver, CO)

Denver Botanic Gardens Freyer-Newman Center
Denver Arts & Venues
Public Art Program
1345 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80204


Entry Deadline: 11/26/18


Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 8 

Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for the future Freyer - Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The facility is located near the main entrance to the Denver Botanic Gardens, at the corner of York St. and 11th Ave., Denver, CO.  The selection panel has recommended a site-specific artwork to be integrated into the exterior plaza of the Freyer - Newman Center. The commission amount is $300,000 USD.

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world. To fulfill its mission, Denver Botanic Gardens has embraced four core values: Diversity, Relevance, Sustainability, and Transformation.

Not only do these core concepts relate to the natural environment and the care of living things within it; but these four ideas also apply to people and relationships. The Gardens strives to preserve diversity of plant life, as well as engage diverse audiences. Denver Botanic Gardens must speak relevantly to local, regional, and national communities. In all things, the Gardens strive to act as a catalyst for transformation of individuals and the environment.

Freyer - Newman Center
The fusion of science, art and education is the heart of Denver Botanic Gardens. It is rare that an institution contains breadth and depth in a variety of specialties related to human interaction with the natural world. At the Gardens, one can find preserved plant and fungi specimens, documented uses of plants, and historic botanical illustration. Contemporary botanical illustration programs extend the scientific art of documentation into the 21st century.
The Gardens’ holdings are unique in that horticulture, plant conservation and preservation, mycology and art unite to document human relationships with these elements and the larger environment. Housing each of these programmatic elements in a single facility — the Freyer - Newman Center — will make these assets more accessible to the public. Please visit the link at the bottom of this document for more information.

Materials & Media
The selection panel members have set forth specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating a unique and inspiring work of art for the diverse community that visits and enjoys the Freyer - Newman Center. The panel is looking for artworks that create a distinct connection to the natural world and demonstrate the connection between the micro and macro, as well as honor human relationships to the natural environment. Artworks should enhance the experience of those that use and enjoy the Freyer – Newman Center and could engage multiple senses, harnessing tactile and auditory components to achieve aims. The selection panel is open to artwork in all media and materials that are suitable for outdoor display. Artists are asked to be mindful and respectful of the center’s functionality, its users, the neighborhood, as well as the mission of the center as a destination for science, art and education.

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 are located in the public realm and may therefore be exposed to weather and physical stresses, as well as be subject 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. Artist proposals awarded contracts will be reviewed by the City of Denver’s Public Art Committee to ensure conformity with city standards of maintenance and durability, as well as ADA standards. All finalists are expected to stay on budget and to complete work in an approved time frame.

Who May Apply
This project is open to artists who currently live and work in in the United States, 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. The selection panel is especially interested in artists that can demonstrate a deep understanding of the Denver Botanic Gardens and its mission, as well as the area’s history, landscape, and surrounding neighborhood. Colorado artists and artists working in media that is suitable for outdoor display are especially encouraged to apply.

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 1-2 pages per team member.

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 via (CaFÉ™). From these applications, the selection panel will choose between three and five semifinalists who will create site-specific proposals and be brought in for an interview with the panel. Artists will be paid an honorarium for this work. Artists/teams selected as semi-finalists 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 and 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 and the Freyer - Newman Center design team when finalizing their designs for installation. 


The budget for this commission is $300,000.00 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 improvements made to the Denver

Botanic Gardens. 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.


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

 Monday, November 26, 11:59 P.M. MST Deadline for entry (via CaFÉ™ system)

December                                                           Semifinalist Selection

March                                                                   Finalist Notification

Project Selection Panel
According to Denver’s Public Art policies, the project selection panel plays an active role in the acquisition of public art for Denver. The Freyer - Newman Center selection panel is comprised of 11 voting members and additional non-voting advisors. The selection panel is responsible for reviewing the site, establishing criteria, writing a request for qualifications, reviewing applications, and selecting and interviewing semi-finalists and selecting a finalist for the commission. 

Selection Process
Between three and five artists/artist teams will be selected as semifinalists, depending on the number of qualified responses to the RFQ. Those selected will receive more specific information regarding the site and have the opportunity to meet with Garden representatives, the design team and public art staff.  The semifinalists will receive an honorarium to prepare and present the proposal in person. The selection panel will review the proposals, interview the semifinalists and recommend a finalist 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 ImagesIn 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 will have the opportunity to upload up to two video files.

Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ™ specifications can be found at Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available here: If an artist does not have access to a computer, s/he may call 720-865-5563 to make arrangements to use a computer at Denver Arts & Venues.

Statement of InterestPlease submit a statement briefly outlining your interest in the Freyer - Newman Center 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 1-2 pages per team member.

 Please direct all questions about the project to Brendan Picker at or by calling 720-865-5563.

For more information on the Denver Botanic Gardens Freyer - Newman Center, please visit:

Applicants are encouraged to watch this video:

Call for Entry: 3d artwork needed for site-specific project (Lake Charles, LA)



OPPORTUNITY: Three Dimensional Artwork Commission

LOCATION: Nursing and Allied Health Building at SOWELA Technical Community College, Lake Charles, Louisiana

COMMISSION BUDGET: $25,000 to $27,500 for a wall mounted or free standing three dimensional artwork in the building’s entryway.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2018.  Electronically submitted through the CAFÉ ( system by 10:59 P.M. (CT)

It is an OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS THAT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (page 4, section 3). All Louisiana artists, as defined by La. R.S. 25:9000.1(E), are invited to apply.




The Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement a site-specific sculpture or installation of original design for the Nursing and Allied Health Building at SOWELA Technical Community College, Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The selected project will interpret the form of the olive-oil lamp, a symbol of Nursing since Florence Nightingale first carried it during the Crimean war.

The artwork may be subject to direct sunlight (UV radiation) and must be unique, permanent, and require very minimal long-term maintenance. Specifics for the commission are included in this document. More detailed specifications will be given to artists selected to develop a proposal.



The budgets listed are inclusive of all costs associated with each project, and commensurate with the intended scale, including but not limited to: research, professional consultations, formal reports from licensed structural and electrical engineers where appropriate, a conservator, materials, fabrication, transportation, travel, insurance, installation, photography and documentation of the artwork and crediting plaque.



This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist teams may apply, and must designate one artist as the lead contact. All artists must have a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated professional visual art experience (not student work). Examples of work submitted must be of original, recently completed artwork (within the last 10 years).  The application, including all examples of work and supporting documents are considered the artist’s official “submission”. If any information submitted by the artist or artist's representative, including all supporting documents, is found fraudulent the submission will be disqualified.



The development and design for the artwork should:

· Consider the elements of the site as a source of design ideas

· Consider the facility and its intended uses

· Consider the area surrounding the artwork and its intended uses as described in this call

· Reflect the community’s history, diversity and cultural profile

· Complement the building’s architecture and aesthetic values

· Be durable, sturdy and stable, suitable for the climatic conditions, resistant to UV damage, and safe for public interaction.

· Consider the impact of lighting or lighting as a prominent element. Electrical service will be accommodated where appropriate.



Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following (called the “submission”):



Letter of Interest & Artist Statement

List of Three (3) Professional References

Six (6) Images of Original Completed Artwork

All images must be submitted electronically through the Call For Entries (CAFÉ) system available online at


The CAFÉ system will remain open until 10:59 P.M. CT on November 30, 2018 but staff will only be available for assistance until 5:00 P.M. CT.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early to reduce risk of technical difficulties.  Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted for any reason.



An Art Selection Committee (the Committee) includes representatives from the Louisiana Office of Facility Planning & Control, the architectural firm that designed the facility, representatives from Southeastern Louisiana University, and the State Arts Council. The Committee will review all eligible artist submissions.


Submissions will be evaluated by the following criteria:


Artistic excellence and originality as evidenced by representations of past work images and other supporting materials

Appropriateness of artist’s medium, style, and previous experience as they relate to the project goals and setting

Experience with projects of a similar scale and scope

Availability to participate in the design and implementation of the project as required

Special consideration will be given to Louisiana Artists, as defined by La. R.S.25:9000.1(E)

The committee may also take into consideration when selecting artists whether or not an artist is already represented in the state’s collection and the relationship of an artist’s work to the work of other artists selected or being considered for the project.



Submission deadline: Submissions must be received through the CAFÉ online system by Thursday, November 30, 2018 at 10:59 P.M. CT. We cannot accept late, hand-delivered, mailed or emailed submissions.


The Percent for Art Program reserves the right to modify the project timeline (other than the deadline to receive applications).


8. NOTIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS: Notifications will be issued in January, 2019.


This is a call for submission of samples of previous work and qualifications only. If selected to develop a proposal for one of the commissions, you will be contacted by Percent for Art program staff with further details about the site, concept and scope.


Finalists will be required to attend a site visit with the Committee and present his/her proposal to the Committee.  The proposal must include the concept, materials, size, weight, installation requirements, details of maintenance, and budget.  The proposal must also include a maquette or digital renderings as appropriate, that show the physical volume of the space and allow for multiple perspectives of the artwork within the space. All proposal documents, including the maquette and renderings, will become property of the state of Louisiana and may be used for educational and/or promotional purposes of the program. Each finalist’s proposal may be exhibited for committee and community consideration.


A proposal fee not to exceed $500 will be paid to finalists to offset expenses associated with development of proposals and travel to present to the Committee.  In the event a proposal is not required, and the Committee decides to direct purchase an existing work, the proposal fee will not be paid.


NOTE: The Percent for Art Program and the Artist Selection Committee reserve the right to reject any or all applications or proposals, to reject any finalist, or to terminate the selection process for any project without prior notice.




The Louisiana Percent for Art Program was established by law in the 1999 legislative session. The law specifies that on projects using more than $2,000,000.00 in state funds, one percent (1%) of the expenditure for construction or renovation of a state building shall be for works of art by artists and craftsmen for the building or its grounds.


This program is administered by the Office of Cultural Development /Division of the Arts, in the Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism of the State of Louisiana, in collaboration with the Division of Administration and the Office of Facility Planning and Control.




Please direct questions about the Percent for Art Program or this project to: Scott Finch, Director of the Percent for Art Program. Phone: 225-342-8176 Email:



Call for Entry: The Palos Verdes Arts Center needs a new look! (Palos Verdes, CA)

Palos Verdes Art Center Building Wrap Exhibition
For International artists

Palos Verdes Art Center, one of Los Angeles County's oldest visual arts nonprofit organizations, is excited to announce the opening of submissions for its 2019 building wrap exhibition, supported by the RLES Burke Artist Residency Program. PVAC invites artists of all countries to explore the intersections of contemporary art and architectural design with proposals to reface the street-facing exterior of our campus. The artist submitting the winning proposal will receive a $5,000 honorarium. The design will be executed in vinyl by PVAC contractor, and be on view Spring and Summer 2019. Select entries will be featured in a gallery exhibition running concurrently with the temporary building wrap. Building wrap dimensions and site photos at To enter, go to, enroll as an artist at no charge, search Palos Verdes Art Center Building Wrap Exhibition.

Deadline: 12-01-2018
Palos Verdes Art Center
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Contact: Scott Andrews
Phone: 310.541.2479

Residency: Main Street Arts (Clifton, NY)

Artist Residency in Upstate New York
For National artists

Main Street Arts is accepting applications for our residency program! 

Artists in residence have 24-hour access to a large studio on our second floor. Facilities include 200 sq. ft. studio spaces, an electric kiln, potters wheel, etching press, and more. 

Apply by the November 30 deadline for a one-month or two-month residency in January, February, or March 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit our website:

Deadline: 11-30-2018
Main Street Arts
Clifton Springs, NY

Contact: Bradley Butler
Phone: 315.462.0210

Call for Entry: The Red Telephone Booth (Laguna Beach, CA)

Red Telephone Booth - Temporary Art Installation
For Southern CA artists

Honorarium: $5,000

Full Guidelines and 2-D Template: 

The City of Laguna Beach Red Telephone Booth is a project of the Arts Commission. Although once used as a telephone kiosk, the public telephone has been removed and the box is now serves as an installation site for temporary public art.

Installation period: 24 months

Required Application Materials:

  • Professional resume (maximum 2 pages)

  • Proof of CA residency

  • Color rendering at 1/10 scale (14.4” wide x 10” high). Artists may submit 1 (one) design.

  • Artwork title

  • Artist statement of how the design supports the theme

  • 3 photographs of previous related artwork

Open to artists who are residents of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ventura counties.

Deadline: 01-07-2019
City of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA

Contact: Michael McGregor
Phone: 949.497.0722 x5

Call for Entry: Open Call for New Plays By Latinx Writers (California artists ONLY)

Open Call for New Plays By Latinx Writers
For California artists

TBT is dedicated to producing staged readings of full-length new work. For our purposes, "new work" means that the play has never been fully produced. Previous readings and workshops do not render the piece ineligible. We are creating a forum for conversation, and as such we are seeking plays that raise questions about pertinent social, political, or environmental issues of our time. 

The next call for submissions will open October 1 and run through October 31. We are seeking plays by Latinx writers, featuring Latinx characters. As always, submitted plays should touch on pressing social, political, and/or environmental issues. 

At the beginning of November, we will commence our play selection process. We will announce the chosen play in January. The reading will take place in Santa Ana, California in Spring 2019. While we highly encourage playwrights to attend the reading of their play, we understand that it may be impractical or impossible in some cases and do not require it. We encourage both local and non-local playwrights to submit.

In addition to a desire to foster conversation within our diverse community, TBT also seeks to support new voices in American theatre and local artists. As such, the playwright of the selected work will receive a writer's fee and will not be responsible for the payment of actors and directors nor the rental of spaces. Please note that TBT cannot provide any additional funds for travel or lodging, though we may be able to help arrange either. 

To submit your play for consideration, click the SUBMISSION FORM button on our website when it becomes active on October 1. Be prepared to answer some basic questions about you, your play, and the important issues your story addresses. You will be asked to upload your full script in PDF form, and we ask that you include a title page and use the file name format LASTNAME_TITLE.pdf.


Talk Back Theatre currently accepts submissions via Google Forms. If you do not have a Google account or prefer not to submit through Google, you may email us for an application form to submit to us directly. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR script WITHOUT AN APPLICATION FORM. It will not be accepted.

Deadline: 10-31-2018
Talk Back Theatre
Santa Ana, CA

Contact: Emily Tkaczibson

Call For Entry: Concrete and Adrift: On the Poverty Line (Alexandria, LA)

Concrete and Adrift: On the Poverty Line
933 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301


CONTACT EVENTEvent Dates: 3/1/19 - 6/22/19
Entry Deadline: 10/31/18
Days remaining to deadline: 16


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

Partnering with Sordid and Sacred, this juried exhibition will feature work by contemporary artists on the subjects of poverty and homelessness. Poverty and homelessness are often underrepresented and misunderstood topics in our society today, and are issues that everyone sees likely more often than they realize. Through Concrete & Adrift, AMoA will work with contemporary artists to bring discussions of poverty and homelessness to the forefront.  The exhibition will be juried from regional and national submissions and will feature a variety of media.  

- Artists working in all media are invited to enter three works for exhibition. 
- Works must have been created in the past six years and focus on subjects of poverty and homelessness.  
- Three-dimensional entries must be full view, with multiple views combined into one image.
  - There are no dimension restrictions for entries.
- Works in video must be no longer than 30 minutes.
- Works will be juried by Alexandria Museum of Art staff. 
- Selected works will be displayed in a gallery with approximately 1700 square feet and 175 linear feet. 
- Jurying will begin November 1, 2018 and artist notification will occur on or before January 4, 2019. 
- Invited artists will be asked to deliver their artwork to the museum by February 19th, 2019.
- Work selected for exhibit must arrive with clear installation instructions. 
- An opening reception will be held for the exhibition on Friday, March 15th at the Alexandria Museum of Art. 

Call for entry: The City of Santa Clarita needs poets (Santa Clarita, CA)

Call for Poetry (Free to enter, $150 Stipend)
For California artists


The City of Santa Clarita (City) is accepting Short Poem entries (Free Form, Haiku, Distich, Cinquain, etc.). Residents and individuals with connections or ties to Santa Clarita are invited to submit an original poem to the Sidewalk Poetry program.

The theme is Poetry of Place – let the Santa Clarita landscape and the built environment be your inspiration.  This year will focus on poems that reflect the public and natural shared spaces in our community.  Selected poems are likely to be stamped on sidewalks near parks, bus stops, trailheads, crosswalks, schools, and shopping centers.

All writers, young and old, professional and amateur, are welcome to submit poetry for consideration.  Poems must be original work. Poems must be in English and must be within a maximum of 5 lines, 32 characters per line (including spaces) and 160 characters overall (including spaces).  Selected poets will receive monetary compensation of a $150 stipend and have the opportunity to meet to discuss their work with a professor of poetry.  Selected poets will also be recognized on the City’s website and public art app directory. Selected winners are encouraged to attend the Sidewalk Poetry Program dedication scheduled for spring 2019.


This program was recommended by City of Santa Clarita staff members who write poems in their free time.  The staff and the Arts Commission wanted to create a public art program which celebrates poetry and creative writing throughout the community.  In the Arts Commission’s 2018 Work Plan and Public Art Proposal, approved by City Council on September 26, 2017, the Sidewalk Poetry program was identified as a new public art project.  The Arts and Events division will work with the Public Works department to identify appropriate locations to stamp the selected poems as part of the sidewalk rehabilitation program.


Deadline for entry: October 16, 2018

Winners announced: January 25, 2019


Limit:  One (1) entry per person during the contest.  Entries may only be submitted by an individual; no team entries are permitted.  Eligible individuals may enter only during the designated submission phases.  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 16, 2018.

Eligibility: The Sidewalk Poetry program contest is open to all ages, no previous experience or publication necessary.  Poems must be no more than five (5) lines (including title if applicable) with a maximum of 32 characters per line (including spaces).  The poem must be the original work of the entrant.  It can be free or rhyming verse.  All submissions become the property of the City and may be published in print and/or on the City’s website.  All entries must be submitted electronically at www.santaclaritaarts/callforentry/sidewalkpoetry.  Entrants must complete the entry form in its entirety to qualify.

Selection: Poems will be judged based on: appropriateness of theme, use of language, emotional response, and creativity.  Poems containing profanity, vulgarity or offensive material, and/or poems that do not meet the requirements for line limitation and theme will be disqualified.

Winners: The winners will be selected from qualified entries and the winning poems will be stamped on concrete sidewalks throughout the City.

Decisions: All decisions made by the judges are final.

Copyright: The author retains all copyrights to the submitted poem.  By entering the contest, entrant consents to the publication of his/her poem in any medium employed by the City.

Notification: Winners will be notified by phone or email, and will be announced publicly. Names of the winner(s) and their respective poems may appear on the City’s website.

Privacy Policy: The City collects personal information for the purpose of notifying contest winners only.  All information submitted is confidential, used solely for notification purposes and will not be made public.  The City does not lease, sell, or share personal information.  Minor children must have parental permission to enter the contest.

Legal: No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

Deadline: 10-16-2018
City of Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita, CA

Contact: Katherine Nestved
Phone: 661.250.3777

Call for Entry: City of Los Altos Public Art Search (Los Altos, CA)

City of Los Altos Public Art Search
For National artists

Vibrant, progressive and inspirational is how the Los Altos Public Arts program is described.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the Silicon Valley arts scene by exhibiting your work in Los Altos—right in the heart of the Valley.

Our city showcases art from around the world on downtown streets, in city parks and in green areas across the Los Altos community.

Currently we’re looking for new works representing a variety of media, including sculpture, mosaics, electronic and interactive art, and other forms of visual expression.

The City is especially interested in showcasing an interactive artwork in its Veterans Community Plaza.  Special consideration is given to art that reflects the city’s agricultural past and/or the community’s current ties to developments in technology, though this is not a requirement.

Artists whose work is selected for inclusion receive a $5,000 stipend to help defray insurance, transportation and other costs.

Both the artists and their work will be promoted through local newspapers, on the City’s website, and in a citywide Arts Tour brochure. Selected work will be on loan for a period of two years.

Deadline: 01-15-2019
City of Los Altos
City of Los Altos, CA

Contact: Jon Maginot

Grants: 2019 GRAMMY museum grant program (USA)


Los Angeles, CA


The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2019 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program’s aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients.


A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2018 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 15.

Funding: Working Artist Org's got a purchase award for $1000 (Worldwide)



$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2018


We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, installation, or with digital/new media, photography and film/video. 


See our complete submissions guidelines at: .


Also look out for our Summer Quarter Photography Award Deadline: August 17, 2018!


Working Artist Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting, and promoting great contemporary art and artists.

Grants: Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program (Culver City, CA)


Culver City, CA

Established in 1994, the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program offers project grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County. Under the purview of the City Council and the Cultural Affairs Commission, the Performing Arts Grant Program is designed to support local arts organizations and provide Culver City residents, business community and visitors with enriching and accessible cultural opportunities. For the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program, the Culver City Council has allocated funding from the Art in Public Places Program’s Cultural Trust Fund. Sony Pictures Entertainment has provided an additional contribution to the program.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a current 501(c)(3) organization with a performance-focused mission. Organizations with a fiscal receiver are not eligible to apply.Theatre, music, and dance performances may be proposed. Performances must be available to the general public in a location wholly or partially located in Culver City or controlled/owned by the City of Culver City. Funding may only be used for direct expenses related to the performance in Culver City. Performing arts organizations of all sizes are encouraged to apply to this silver anniversary program.

A grant application workshop will be held on August 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City, to discuss the application and answer any questions. It is strongly recommended that new and returning applicants attend the workshop

Please direct questions to City of Culver City Cultural Affairs staff at or call (310) 253-5716.

For guidelines, applications and more information visit the Culver City website at