The UrbanArt Commission is seeking artist applications for public art projects with the City of Memphis.
RFQs are being accepted for: Frayser Library – Mural; Heritage Landing – Sculpture; John F. Kennedy Park – Sculpture; Army and Navy Parks – Sculpture.

MEMPHIS 3.0 Call for Artists
UrbanArt Commission and the City of Memphis Office of Comprehensive Planning are pleased to invite artists* to collaborate in Memphis 3.0, the city’s first comprehensive plan in 40 years.DOWNLOAD MEMPHIS 3.0 CALL FOR ARTISTS HERE

St. Charles, MO – Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences across all cultures. Whether implied or spelled out, many artworks have epic tales to tell despite the limited imagery they are allowed. While literary artists have the luxury of inexhaustible words to describe a tale, visual artists rely on their imagination to successfully communicate a narrative and ignite another’s imagination. Open to all media, Tell Me A Story highlights the story-telling, narrative abilities of artwork. Jason Bly, juror for the exhibition, is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and an accomplished trompe l’oiel oil painter. All entries are due by Monday, April 24, 2017Tell Me A Story will open on Friday, June 16, 2017 with an opening reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given prior to the reception at 5:30pm. Three awards will be given at the opening reception, two $200 juror’s choice awards and a $500 or Going Solo exhibition juror’s choice award. This exhibition closes on Friday, July 28, 2017. Calls for entry are available online at or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri. 

Salzburg Global Seminar is now accepting applications from Memphis for its annual Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators
The 2017 YCI Forum will take place at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria from October 14-19, 2017. The annual YCI Forum in Salzburg brings together fifty dynamic young cultural innovators from around the world for an intensive skills development and global networking program. The young leaders (Fellows) who participate in the program have a minimum of 1-3 years’ professional experience in the cultural sector and are approximately 25-35 years old.  They come from all corners of the world and represent a broad spectrum of cultural expression and artistic endeavor – including visual arts, performing arts, literature, cultural heritage, foods, fashion, architecture, and design.  Participants in 2017 will be coming from the YCI hub cities/regions of Athens, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans, Mekong Delta, Rotterdam, Salzburg, Tokyo, and Tirana. The deadline for applications is May 29, 2017. The online application form can be accessed here.

Call to Artists for Design and Development of the City of Columbia’s First Public Mural
The City of Columbia, TN is seeking a qualified muralist to paint a unique mural at the gateway to the Columbia Arts District, the first public art commissioned by the city. The mural will be located at the main gateway to the District, the intersection of S. Garden St./Carmack Blvd. on a sculptured, serpentine-shaped wall. Along with the mural, the serpentine shaped wall and mural will combine for one the most unique displays of public art in the state and region. The public mural’s footprint at the Columbia Fire Station No. 1 property inside the Columbia Arts District will rest in between Hwy 31 (Carmack Blvd/Nashville Hwy) and the site of the future Firefighter’s Park, the park planned to commemorate the upcoming 2018 Columbia Fire Department’s 150 Year Sequential Celebration. The mural will be two sided. The side facing Fire Station No. 1 will commemorate the Columbia Fire Department Sequential’a 150 years providing fire service to Columbia citizens, upcoming sequential in 2018. The second side of the mural facing Carmack Blvd (Hwy 31/Nashville Hwy) will require that the artist work with a design work group to develop a design proposed to be related to the Columbia Arts District. Please share this information with muralists and artists you know who may be interested in this transformative project. For more information on the project and to submit a proposal, go to

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