Calls For Artists

The City of Surprise, in conjunction with the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission (SACAC) is seeking qualified artists to propose artwork that will be placed at the new Fire Station 308 facility being constructed at the southeast corner of Litchfield Road and Cactus Road (see included architectural renderings). This feature will serve as an artistic enhancement to the public‐facing spaces within the site.This 14,000 square foot multi‐bay facility will house an Engine Company, Hazardous Materials Response Team and future ambulance. The artwork is intended to pay tribute to the critical operations that occur within this facility and the men and women that provide these services. This Call is open to all professional artist and artist teams whose body of work and skills or combined skill set are proven for a project of this magnitude and type. Information regarding the requirements of this RFP may be obtained at the City Manager’s Office located at 16000 North Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374. The entire information package can be downloaded from the City of Surprise website:https://www.surpriseaz.gov/bids.aspx. Please reference 321050 in all your communications to the City.


Spartanburg Art Museum, a contemporary art museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina has a Call for Artists opportunity for 2021-22. The application fee is only $35 for up to 10 images/multimedia and the deadline is October 30 2020. You can learn more on our website:  https://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/callforart


National Sculpture Society call for the 88th Annual Awards Exhibition is now open. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. Please note that sculpture that is inspired by nature, or figurative, or realist sculpture, is preferred.  Over $17,000 in Cash Awards.  Sculpture will be exhibited at Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC from June 12 – August 22, 2021. Full prospects available on the NSS website  https://nationalsculpture.org/exhibitions/88thprospectus/


The Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville (MOCAN) is seeking artist applications for the first edition of our Traveling Museum Project (TMP), to be hosted in March 2021. The deadline to apply is Oct. 14.

A global crisis in the 21st century is much more than quarantine baking, hand washing techniques, and curbside pickup. We have learned that a global crisis changes the way society operates. This change in operation has exposed and continues to expose the inadequacies in our system and how it is failing us. These same inadequacies fuel the need to create new practices that will not only assist in the advancement of our society but allow us to define the relationship between radical thought and radical practice. Through art, we explore how science, sustainability, and socialism can and will contribute to us creating a new, functional, and citizen-oriented system.

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ArtFields is now calling artists in all mediums to submit for ArtFields 2021! ArtFields turns a small town in South Carolina into a living art gallery by displaying hundreds of artworks in downtown businesses each spring. This exhibition and competition awards $100,000 in prize money and cultivates networking opportunities. Our showcase and celebration of Southeastern artists includes those from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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The Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) call for artists is now open for adults and youth. SEASAM features 18 judges’ awards for adults, 10 awards for youth ages 14 and older and a people’s choice award. Artists must be from federally recognized Southeastern or Woodland tribes. SEASAM and SEASAM Youth will be virtual beginning Oct. 2 and continuing through Dec. 31, 2020. The application deadline for competition entries is 9 a.m. CDT, Sept. 21, 2020. Artists may apply for the market through Dec. 31, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit SEASAM.net or call (580) 272-5520.


Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Fall 2020. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply https://innovateartistgrants.org

Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. For more information visit https://innovateartistgrants.org


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Black Lives Matter: The Call for Positive Change! Call for 2d artwork
Venue: Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Application Deadline: Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 11:59 PM
No fee
Website: https://lasclex.org/plan-your-visit/art-exhibitions/artist-opportunities/
Contact: jnichols@lasclex.org or 859-252-5222
Exhibition Dates: January 15th– March 26th, 2021

Description: Held in conjunction with the exhibition Ayé Alton: Sun Ra and Beyond and during Black History month, the LASC is seeking artwork centered on the theme Black Lives Matter: The Call for Positive Change! The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has brought to the forefront the issue of plight among African-Americans and the injustices inflicted on our Black communities. During this period of strife and political unrest, great change can occur. Through the bridging of communities and self-expression, understanding can emerge. The LASC is seeking artwork that reflects this movement and its positive call for change during this important chapter in our nation’s history. This will be a juried exhibition of 2D framed art that will be presented on the walls of the LASC’s Atrium Gallery this spring.  The LASC’s Black Lives Matter exhibition is a juried exhibition opened to all ages of artists residing in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, and Illinois only. This call is for 2d art which can include drawing, painting, digital, mixed media, printmaking, and fiber.

Eligibility: The LASC’s Black Lives Matter exhibition is a juried exhibition opened to all ages of artists residing in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, and Illinois only. This call is for 2d art which can include drawing, painting, digital, mixed media, printmaking, and fiber. Work will be selected by juror to be named at a later date. All entries must be original and ready for installation (framed (if needed), wires and hooks for handing etc.). Framed works can be no larger than 3ft. × 3ft. and weigh no more than 30 lbs.


CALL FOR ARTISTS: PRINT ISSUE N°02 – VAST MAGAZINE
VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N°02. See your work in print and published alongside new, emerging, and established practices from around the world.
Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full-color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives. Learn more at https://vast.art/

Teachable Moment 
Teachable moments create space for rethinking, for cross-examination, and to draw on abstract concepts deploying them not only as method, but also as authentic behavior in the heat of the moment. It is the generative collision of
authentic world experience and the practice-realm of thoughts.

Stove Works invites proposals of up to 300 words with 10 supporting or related images/videos/reference links/documents/etc to develop new work or that contextualizes existing projects for Teachable Moment, a group exhibition opening in our main gallery on December 18, 2020 and running through February 7, 2021.

Separate links to the full prospectus and to the submission page can be found here https://www.stoveworks.org/exhibitions

Email exhibitions@stoveworks.org with any questions.


Temporary Art Installation at Riverside Adventure Park.
In 2017 Indy Parks completed a master plan for the 800-acre Riverside Regional Park, which will guide the development of the park over the next 20 years. While the plan will have a long lifespan, there will be projects identified that can allow improvements to begin as soon as possible. Indy Parks is ready to begin a project which is focused on furthering the transformation of the former Riverside Golf Course into an adventure park. This is a 200-acre section of the Riverside Regional Park. See map for boundaries. This project will be an opportunity to transform this area from a single-use into a park that serves a larger community with a wide variety of activities and uses. The purpose of the temporary art installations is to demonstrate the potential of art on the site to the community during the conceptual design phase of the park’s redesign process. This RFP is an open call to experienced artists and artist teams from the United States. Get the full RFP at http://adventureriverside.com/.


Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Summer 2020. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply https://innovateartistgrants.org
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. For more information visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

Launched in January of 2019, Sunspot Literary Journal is changing the world by amplifying multinational voices. Published five times a year in digital and print editions, Sunspot accepts fiction, poetry, nonfiction, scripts and screenplays, including long-form pieces up to 49,000 words, and translations. Photography, illustrations and art are also accepted. Payments include annual Editor’s Prize, cover art, and contest winners

Submit: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit Website: https://sunspotlit.com/


Call for Artists: Brickscape Arts Residency and Exhibition. Brickscape is a five-week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. 5-10 artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different location chosen each year. At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation art will be on display as part of a two-week, city-wide festival. Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Socially engaged or process-based artists are also eligible and encouraged to apply. Previous experience creating installation art is not required. For more information and application guidelines please visit: www.brickscape.org