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National Public Art Opportunities

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Fort Worth Public Art Pre-Qualified Artist List:  May 7, 2015
Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) seeks exceptional Local and National artists working in a variety of visual media for the 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists. This list will be the primary source for artist selection for upcoming public art projects.

Prairie Basin Park - Stapleton, CO:  May 8, 2015​
The site of this public art project is the circular promontory in Prairie Basin Park, a unique designed and landscaped environment in north Stapleton that functions as a park and serves the storm water management needs of the community. The design of Prairie Basin Park allows natural and human activities to converge providing habitat for plants and animals and passive recreational opportunities for people.  For more information about Stapleton please visit www.StapletonDenver.com.  Commission:  $175,000.

Iowa City, University of Iowa - Seamans Center South Annex Addition: May 11, 2015

The University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from artists, artist teams or artist representatives to submit their qualifications for the creation of artwork for permanent installation at the Seamans Center South Annex.  The project is currently in design and slated to begin construction in early 2016.  This RFQ process will be followed by a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for up to four (4) finalists.  The Seamans Center South Annex Addition affords an opportunity for the establishment of artwork that is highly visible to large numbers of students, visitors and the public given its location adj​​​​​acent to the Pentacrest, the University Capital Centre and a major east-west thoroughfare. The overarching goal is for this work to communicate and showcase the beauty of core engineering concept(s) in a way that is profound, timeless and engaging. It should communicate engineering principles to all ages and levels of education and background in some way. Budget: approximately $165,000.

Tampa, FL - Julian B. Lane Park:  May 15, 2015
The City of Tampa Florida is seeking bold, innovative and engaging public art projects for its largest event park in downtown Tampa. Sites and functions for artwork may include but not be limited to entrance gateways, arrival plaza, history/commemorative, and an engagement with environmental systems or the river’s edge. Multiple Site Opportunities, Project Budgets Range from $200,000 -- $400,000.  To review full RFQ, visit www.tampagov.net/arts.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - N. E. Transit Garage:  May 17, 2015

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program on the behalf of the City of Edmonton seeks an artist or artist team
to integrate site-specific, place-making public art at the NETG. There are four potential artwork locations described below each
of which provide a significant and prominent public art installation opportunity. All locations are appropriate for contemporary
expressions of exterior public art that can respond to the contexts above and compete with its super scaled setting. Renderings
are provided with images illustrating the art locations. Artists must identify one site location from the following options in their letter of intent. Budget:  1,000,000 CAD.

Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech University:  May 19, 2015
The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside of the Rawls College of Business building addition, which will add a three-story structure on the northwest corner of the existing facility. The addition will contain faculty/staff offices, graduate and undergraduate classrooms, and professional education spaces. Budget: $142,000.

Takoma Park, Maryland - Pre-qualified Artist List:  May 20, 2015
The City of Takoma Park Maryland is seeking artists for public art installations.  Selected artists will be part of a pool that will then be invited to submit proposals for projects over the next 5 years. Budget ranges from $25,000 - $40,000 each year.

Jeffersonville, IN - Light the Way:  May 22, 2015

Artists are invited to apply for a commission in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to create a family of permanent, outdoor, sculptural lighting artworks adjacent to City Hall, the Clark Memorial Hospital and the Claysburg Neighborhood. The commission desires work that creates a lively and welcoming corridor in an area that serves a diverse, ethnic and multi-generational community. This opportunity is open to artists from the United States.  Budget:  $55,000.

Calgary - GL-SE Transitway Public Art Master Plan:  May 22, 2015​
The City of Calgary is seeking to hire a consultant or consultant team to research and develop a Public Art Plan responding to the character, makeup and history of the areas in proximity to the future Green Line Southeast Transit Line (GL-SE). This includes identifying and defining creative opportunities for artistic expression as well as providing an overarching context to tie these opportunities together.  The ideal candidate will be a Public Art Consultant or Public Art artist with experience in creating public art plans.  This document should not necessarily be a literal depiction of the artwork, but rather a guide for the future artists to consider when they approach any future project development.   It is expected the consultant(s) will begin in June 2015 and have the report finalized by December 2015. This project has a fixed budget of $25, 000 CDN (GST inclusive), which will be payable in Canadian funds only. A supplementary travel allowance of up to $5000.00 CDN (GST inclusive) is also available to non-local consultants.

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska History Museum:  June 1, 1015

The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) and the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC), in accordance with the State of Nebraska 1% for Art legislation, seek artwork for the Nebraska History Museum Renovation Project, 131 Centennial Mall North (15th and P streets) in Lincoln, Nebraska. The artwork project site will be located on the exterior of the building. The project plan is to create work that focuses on the Nebraska history exhibited and interpreted in the building, welcomes visitors, and creates a dynamic element to the facade.  Budget:  $45,000.

Tampa Riverwalk - Doyle Carlton Segman:  June 5, 2015​
The City of Tampa Florida is seeking two public art projects for the final segment of the Tampa Riverwalk located in downtown Tampa. There are two significant sites designated for Public Art within this section of the Tampa Riverwalk, both are directly adjacent to the Hillsborough River. Site 1 is under the Laurel Street Bridge; Site 2 is under Interstate I-275. Both sites work within and incorporate some existing infrastructure. A wide variety of user groups traverse these spaces including, but not limited to students, residents, visitors, office workers, fitness seekers of all abilities such as walkers, runners, cyclists, etc. There is also significant water traffic including team rowing and recreational boating. The area is diverse in every way. Budget:  $100,000 - $200,000.

Chicago Greater Grand Crossing Branch Library:  June 14, 2015

The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), working with the Chicago Public Library, invites professional artists to submit their interest in a public art commission for the new Greater Grand Crossing Branch Library. This commission opportunity is to create a site-specific artwork that responds to the community’s clearly stated desire that the public art for their library be reflective of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a thirst for knowledge expressed in a visually sophisticated manner. Uniquely, this library is a partner in Pocket Con, a comic conference held in the neighborhood for Chicago teens and focusing on underrepresented populations in the comic genre. The local youth and parent awareness of Anime and graphic novels is high. Budget:  $44,335.

2016 Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site-Specific Artist Installations Deadline:  6/17/2015
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for ​its 2016 season of site-specific artist installations. We've doubled our maximum funding from $7,500 to $15,000 per project. The deadline for proposals is June 17, 2015.


 


 


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