Calls For Artists


Deadline: April 12, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time


The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking qualifications from artists or art teams for the commission of a mural to be located at 116 Buffalo Street in downtown Johnson City.

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18. Applicants must reside within the United States.

BUDGET: Up to three finalists will be selected to develop design concepts for this project. The total project budget for the selected commission is $18,000. Finalists will be paid a $500 honorarium for their designs. The selected artist(s) will be paid $16,500 for the commissioned work. The three finalists will be required to present their proposals to the Selection Committee via Zoom. The selected artist(s) will be responsible for own travel costs, materials, housing, and personal liability insurance when installing the mural. The selected artist(s) will also be responsible for applying an appropriate primer, UV sealant, and anti-graffiti coating to the walls/mural surface. The City of Johnson City will pressure wash the walls and attend to any necessary repairs prior to the installation.

QUESTIONS: Cheyenne Kumbhare 423-975-2706

Johnson City, Tennessee is situated in the heart of the Mountain South and Blue Ridge foothills. Abounding in natural beauty and opportunities for recreation and adventure, the city has become a regionally and nationally prominent destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In recent years, Johnson City has also begun to show off its considerable cultural assets, which range widely across the visual and performing arts. The city’s public art program has played a critical role in this development. For the last decade, the Johnson City Public Art Committee has been enhancing the distinctiveness and livability of the community through arts installations and annual events freely accessible to all.

At a population of 73,000 and counting, Johnson City is primed for tremendous opportunity as it cultivates its reputation as a regional leader in sustainable growth. Preserving our cultural and historical roots, evaluating present opportunities, and investing in a diverse future are at the forefront of this vibrant city.

Johnson City’s historic downtown district is an energetic hub of day-round activity and a major draw for locals and visitors alike. Downtown is home to an array of local restaurants, breweries, retailers, parks, public art, community events, and 360° mountain views. In the downtown area, the community values of honesty, authenticity, and meaningful connections are activated to welcome current, new, and potential residents and visitors.

The Johnson City Public Art Committee has invested in several murals aimed at celebrating the community’s distinctive identity, rich cultural history, and reverence for our shared home in Northeast Tennessee. One of the most recent additions to the mural program highlights regional artists’ important and ongoing contributions to American music and craft. Continuing in this vein, the Committee is launching a new mural that will focus on our community’s dynamic tradition of oral and written literature and their vivid, vernacular forms of storytelling. The mural project encourages artists to explore the intersection of word and image through engagement with local poetry. A diverse selection of poems, composed by three different modern and contemporary poets local to the region, are provided for inspiration (included in “Appendix” section). Artists are free to work with any number of the poems that resonate with them. Visual responses to the poetic text do not need to be literal or illustrative. Artists are encouraged to borrow freely, even impressionistically, from the poems. Text may be incorporated into the composition, but this is not required. The Committee hopes that the resulting mural will resonate with the poetic legacy of our region, excite viewers’ imaginations, and foster pride in our community.

Piedmont Triad Airport Authority – Call for Outdoor Sculpture Artists

Deadline: April 19, 2024

Piedmont Triad, N.C. – The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) is now opening the 2024 search for artists with large outdoor sculptures. For the 2024/2025 exhibition, PTAA is opening up the call to sculptors of large-scale work to those residing in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Information can be found online here:

Eight (8) Outdoor Sculpture Spaces have 6” deep cement pads. Five are approximately 4′ x 7′, two larger pads (10’x10’ and a 15’ triangle), and one site where the sculpture would rest on the ground. Work to be delivered and picked up by the artist. Work to be installed by an airport-provided professional installer. An artist must provide all hardware for installation. A stipend of $2000 will be given for each sculpture for the delivery and pick-up transportation costs.

The artwork will be on loan to the PTAA for one year and will be insured by PTAA while exhibited at the PTI Airport. Your name and contact information will be on each label so that the public can call to inquire about your work, and you may trade out a work that is sold for another similar work.

Artist Eligibility: For Outdoor Sculpture the area of eligibility will include artists residing in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Application Process: The Airport Authority will manage the application and selection process.

Timeline for Applications: The deadline for submissions is April 19, 2024, the first selection panel will be held in April/May 2024, selected artists will be contacted by May 31, 2024, installation of interior spaces will be in July 2024, installation of large, outdoor sculpture by August 2024, brochure of art walking tour completed by September 2024.

To see the art walking tour go to:

Application Requirements:

  • Information should be sent via email with a set of 5 to 10 digital images of works of art available for exhibition. Accompany all submissions with an annotated image list, preferably with a photo of the image, the name of the artist, the title of the work, media, and size. A PC-compatible thumb drive sent via mail is also accepted.
  • A professional resume and an artist’s statement (a one-page letter stating interest in the project, outlining the artist’s approach to art and public art. Please include any connections you may have to the Piedmont Triad area.)
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your materials, if necessary.
  • All materials must be postmarked no later than April 19, 2024.
  • Notification of Artist Selection Panel results and the return of materials will be made by approximately May 31, 2024.

Emailing information is preferred: Please send it to Cheryl Stewart, Public Art Consultant at Also, contact Cheryl with questions about RFQ and the selection process through the same email address.

If you prefer to mail information to:
PTI Public Art Project
c/o Stephanie Freeman
1000A Ted Johnson Parkway
Greensboro, NC 27409

City of St. Augustine, FL – Call to Artists

Apply by: April 1, 2024

City of St. Augustine-Call for Artists Summary The City of St. Augustine is seeking an artist or team of artists to create an original, large-scale, outdoor, public art installation for the roundabout at the intersection of May Street and San Marco Avenue.

The public art installation should be a signature piece for the St. Augustine community and should reflect some aspect of the City’s culture, unique history, or natural environment. The artwork should appeal to a broad audience and should be site-responsive, and properly scaled to the surroundings. The materials used must be able to withstand extreme weather and heavy traffic and must be structurally sound and require low upkeep and minimal maintenance costs. The site is located within a Florida Department of Transportation roadway and the artwork will have to meet all FDOT requirements and have signed and sealed engineering plans. This public art should reflect civic content and be a form of symbolic speech of the municipality, therefore no logos, words, symbols, or statements should be included.

Please click here for the documents. The complete Request for Qualifications (RFQ) can be found online at available to view on the City of St. Augustine’s website at, on the commercial service DemandStar at and complete electronic submittals may be submitted through the CaFE website portal at . The direct link to Café is

Ag in Art call for Entries

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council (ARCD) announces a call for entries for “Ag in Art,” a regional juried exhibition at Fischman Gallery in Johnson City, Tennessee. Artists are encouraged to submit work related to farming, gardening, farmers markets, food access, generational farming, land conservation, food systems, growing and harvesting food and goods, food justice, and other related topics. The Juror will be Heather F. Wetzel, Galleries and Collections Manager for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Submission deadline: March 15, 2024. Exhibition dates: Friday, May 3 through Friday, May 31, 2024.

Artists can submit a work in any medium that speaks to or reflects a connection with agriculture. For example, works can feature imagery that connects to agriculture or be made of locally sourced or repurposed materials. In the submission form, artists will be asked to pick a word from a list of concepts that reflect the work, vision, and mission of ARCD. Artists may use these words as prompts for creating a new piece of art or describe how an existing piece fits into the Ag In Art theme.

Artists must be aged 16+ and reside in the counties directly served by ARCD. Please see the full Call for Artists page for location details. Artists can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration per $25 entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winners selected by the Juror and a People’s Choice award selected during the exhibition.

For full details and a link to the application page, please visit:

Gatlinburg SkyPark Art Installation – Request for Proposals

Deadline: March 1, 2024


We want to partner with regional artists/sculptors to bring art to the SkyPark, specifically the Sky Trail.

We believe that connecting our guests with southern art and sculpture will allow them to engage more in the viewing perspective of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We also believe that the arts can fulfill our mission: “Create enduring experiences for our guests and customers”.

The project will have an artist design and construct sculptural pieces to be installed on the SkyTrail, a trail that is 1200’ long. The pieces will be viewable by walking the trail, on the inboard side of the trail. We encourage creativity, modern and interactive or lighted pieces. We recommend color, non-fragile, and kinetic art.

Who we are:

The Gatlinburg SkyPark (GSP) is Gatlinburg’s longest running attraction and home of the Gatlinburg SkyBridge: North America’s longest pedestrian cable bridge. We offer an outdoor scenic park that is accessible to all ages. Our activities include a SkyTrail hiking path and the famous Tulip Tower to climb to get great views of the bridge and mountains. Relax on the SkyDeck amphitheater and take in the Best Views of the Great Smoky Mountains.


  • Engage our audience in a creative way that is different from other attractions in Gatlinburg
  • Have an artist design and construct sculptural pieces to be installed on the SkyTrail, a trail that is 1200’ long. The pieces will be viewable by walking the trail, on the inboard side of the trail. We encourage creativity, modern and interactive or lighted pieces. We recommend color, nonfragile, and kinetic art.
  • Create another point of interest within the park.
  • Each piece, can convey some reference to our 1) regional Appalachian culture, 2) evoke a reference to the history of the National Park, 3) suggestive of the local Native American history.

Proposed Budget:
GSP proposes $5,000 to $8,000 per piece. GSP will provide a concrete foundation: 2 foot wide by 3’ long and will provide lighting to aid in night time viewing.

Conditions to be aware of:

  1. Vandalism is real in the park. Visitors have sketched, etched, various site elements in the past so durability is very important.
  2. SkyPark receives approximately a 500,000 visitors a years that span every generation. We promote this as a family oriented attraction and appropriate subject matter should align with that audience.
  3. Gatlinburg SkyPark reserves the right to rotate each installation at its discretion.
  4. Gatlinburg SkyPark will use images of the sculpture to promote the park and the walk at its own discretion while naming the artist involved.
  5. Gatlinburg SkyPark will be expanding the SkyTrail to other sections of the Park and may continue to add more locations for sculpture in the future.
  6. Gatlinburg SkyPark will recognize authorship of all works in promotional materials.


  • March 1 – final proposal
  • April 1 – Design Review
  • Summer – First installation of 6 sculptures
  • Other installations to continue over the next 12 month period

Marketing and PR:

  • Co-marketing plan with GSP and the Arts Community
  • Area chambers


  • The artwork/project must be lasting/permanent but part of rotating display.
  • All artwork prior to creation must be approved by GSP architect, president and GM.


  • Submit sketch of proposed work on materials no larger than 11 x 17.
  • Maximum dimensions of sculpture may not exceed more than 36” wide and 8’ in height so as not to constrict pedestrian circulation on the SkyTrail.
  • Maximum 30 day approval period by SkyPark.
  • All Sculpture material costs to be born by sculptor.
  • All installation cost will be managed and paid for by Gatlinburg SkyPark.

For more information or to request a tour of the park, please contact:

Kristen Lodge
Marketing Director, Gatlinburg SkyPark

Tennessee Craft Summer Study Scholarships

DEADLINE: February 29, 2024

We are pleased to announce that applications for our highly anticipated Summer Study Workshop Scholarships are officially open!

Tennessee Craft creates environments for life-changing connections to spark and grow, fostering supportive artist-to-artist relationships, building maker communities across the state, and preserving traditional craft methods by educating both our membership and the public about the people, processes and rich traditions of craft in Tennessee.

Workshops available for funding include Summer Study Programs at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Shakerag Workshops from early June through mid-August 2024.

Scholarships are intended to provide educational advancement to craft artists wishing to improve their knowledge and skills in a craft medium of their choice. Our partnership with each school creates a unique opportunity to fulfill Tennessee Craft’s mission to continue and create Tennessee’s fine craft traditions. We encourage and support interested craft artists to explore the Summer Study Workshops being offered and follow the link below to apply for scholarships. Details regarding inclusion of tuition; room and board; materials fees and workshop dates may vary please read the workshop descriptions and application carefully for details!

The submission window is open from January 24, through February 29, 2024. All applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 PM CST on February 29, 2024.


Call for Workshop Proposals:
Innovation, Culture, and Creativity

Concept outline deadline – February 16, 2024

Details and application instructions:

In 2024, the Innovation, Culture, and Creativity (ICC) project will fund workshops across the U.S. that explore support for innovation at the intersection of culture, creativity, and technology.

Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) and organized by a multidisciplinary team from UCLA and UC Santa Barbara, the ICC project is bringing together experts and stakeholders in convenings across the country to identify actionable opportunities at this intersection.

Workshops will be funded for at most $75k each and should support the project’s three goals:

  1. Examine the role of regional culture in strengthening innovation ecosystems.
  2. Support the continued competitiveness of U.S. industries involved in the creative sector.
  3. Develop novel strategies to expand and diversify the STEM workforce by engaging practical applications at the intersection of technology, innovation, and creativity.

More details on the goals, requirements, and proposal process can be found at

Teams interested in organizing a workshop must submit a concept outline by February 16, 2024.  Organizations that have not historically received federal R&D support are encouraged to apply!

Two informational webinars will be held ahead of the concept outline deadline:

For questions not answered on the website, please email

Fellowship Application Now Open

Apply by February 15, 2024

Fellowships Available at Vermont Studio Center

Deadline: February 15, 2024

Vermont Studio Center’s first cycle of 2024 applications is now open for April to December residencies. VSC welcomes visual artists and writers for 2-, 3- and 4-week residencies to an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. Nestled in the Green Mountain of Vermont, VSC provides private lodging, studios, fresh meals, and a vibrant visiting artists and writers program.

Explore fellowship offerings and apply today for a 2024 residency. For more information visit – email – or call 802-635-2727


The Home I Never Knew: Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla

Guest Curated by Flor Herrera-Picasso, Casa Azul de Wilson
June 7 – October 26, 2024
Greenville Museum of Art
802 South Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27834


Opening in June 2024, the Greenville Museum of Art (GMoA) will host The Home I Never Knew: Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla, a group exhibition of artwork by Latino/a/x artists from or currently residing in the southeast region of the United States. Accepting artworks by artists ages 15+ and working in all media, the GMoA aims to provide a space for artists identifying within the Latino/a/x community to share about their lives growing up in this region, including hardships, triumphs, and everything in between. Reclaiming the idea of “ni de aqui, ni de alla,” or “not from here, nor there,” we will highlight the range of individual and shared experiences associated with being both “from here” AND “from there,” belonging or not belonging, or feeling mentally, emotionally, or culturally from elsewhere. The title of this exhibition was inspired by the pictured artist, Maria Elena Ramirez.

The selected artworks will be on display at GMoA from June 7 – October 26, 2024, and will be featured in an exhibition catalog. All selected artists will receive one copy of the catalog and a $150 stipend for their participation in the exhibition. All media will be considered but works must not have been exhibited at the GMoA previously. Artists can submit up to five (5) artworks but should clarify if multiple works are part of a series. There is no submission fee for this exhibition. Use the following application to submit your proposals (one application per artwork). Each artwork submission must include 1-3 high-resolution photos (300 dpi minimum) and a formal artist statement (200 words maximum). Both the photos and the artist statements will be used in the catalog and must be submitted as final versions. GMoA will hire a translator to translate all texts to Spanish, however, artists preferring to offer their own Spanish translations of their artist statements are encouraged to do so.

Send application materials to (subject line “The Home I Never Knew – [LAST NAME]”) by Saturday, February 10, 2024. Contact the Museum at 252.758.1946 with questions. No in-person visits with artworks, please. Artists will be notified of their acceptance into the exhibition via email by February 23, 2024. Selected artworks must be delivered or shipped to the Museum by May 10, 2024. Artists are responsible for the delivery or shipping of their artwork to GMoA and their return. Any artwork that is shipped must come with a pre-paid return label. All work must be completely dry, framed, wired, or otherwise ready to exhibit. After the exhibition, artworks must be picked up or will be shipped by November 16, 2024.

Click here for the application document.