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Public Art Calls for US-based Artists

Public Art Calls for US-based Artists

Happy Monday art lovers!

Here we go with another special selection for our weekly appointment with opportunities from the art world.

Are you trying to think out of the canvas?

Well, this might be for you. This week we have collected some of the best artist calls for the realization of public art works in the US.

Go bring your art outside of galleries and studios, make it accessible to a wider public. Here we got some chances for you.

Enjoy the reading and good luck!


“Eye On Art” Window Installations for The Ion District, Houston, TX

The Ion and Rice Management Company request qualifications and preliminary installation proposals from artists or artist teams for the “Eye On Art” display windows located at The Ion, the newly renovated historic Sears building that is the hub of Houston’s innovation economy. Two artists/teams will be selected to create site-specific installations in each of the display window banks to be exhibited for 6 months.

The call is open to all artists and artist-teams over 18 years of age residing and working the Greater Houston Area, which encompasses Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers and Austin counties.

Deadline: June 20, 2022

Application info available here


Ion Plaza Installation for the Ion District

We are seeking the creation of site-specific temporary art installation in the Ion outdoor plaza area for three months, from January through March 2023. The artwork should be interactive, engaging, playful and contain a lighting element. It should also have a presence during daylight hours.

The full plaza measures approximately 250’ long x 40’ wide. The trellis is approximately 134’2” long x 33’7” wide. Elements within the trellis area and extending throughout the plaza can be considered. Maintenance and safety are key considerations as the plaza is fully accessible to the public 24/7. Artists should also consider the relationship to the Ion’s restaurants and their patrons on the patio, as well as views of the artwork from the interiors.

Interdisciplinary teams, innovative partnerships, new media, digital art, interactive installation concepts are all encouraged and welcome. The art installation must be site-specific and created or repurposed for the context of the Ion District.

DeadlineJune 27, 2022

Application info available here



Prospectus #267 Exterior Public Art Call for Purchase - NM Department of Agriculture at NMSU

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee (LSC) at New Mexico State University (NMSU) and New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) seek to purchase 1 to 3 EXTERIOR public artworks for the newly constructed NMDA courtyard area on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces, NM.

Three exterior locations have been identified for artwork installations.

This area is a connection point and gathering place for stakeholders of the agriculture industry, students, and the public. Professional artists working in the Southwest (AZ, UT, CO, OK, TX, and NM) are invited to submit outdoor friendly artworks ready for purchase that embody the spirit, history, importance, and impact of agriculture in New Mexico and beyond. Artworks must be submitted with an “all-inclusive” price (artwork, identification plaque, delivery, and secure/permanent installation on site). A total budget of $335,000 is available to purchase artworks, inclusive of all associated costs.

DeadlineJune 24, 2022

Application info available here



West Hollywood Public Art Exhibition RFP

The City of West Hollywood, through its Arts Division, requests proposals from professional artists, curators, or non-profit arts organizations, to curate and install a temporary public art exhibition at the Santa Monica Boulevard at Doheny Drive median. Proposals may be artistic, cultural, or popular in nature and may (but are not required to) feature themes related to the City’s unique history. Proposals will be evaluated on the artistic merit, potential visual enjoyment, innovation/risk in concept and technical approach, and prospective social interaction. Artworks should have both a strong daytime and nighttime presence.

Individual artists, independent curators, and/or curators representing non-profit art organizations are invited to develop proposals for an engaging temporary public art exhibition for the City’s primary outdoor exhibition space. Qualified applicants will have experience and capability to perform the tasks described in the Scope of Work, Attachment A.

Artworks included in the exhibition proposal should be able to withstand the natural elements and be ready to install in a public setting. Delicate artworks that may be vulnerable to the elements and/or public interaction are not advisable for this setting.

The City will prepare the site, remove existing foundations, remove/relocate existing light elements, and construct new foundations to receive the approved public art exhibition. The term of this exhibition is expected to begin in Spring 2023 and conclude in June 2025, with the possibility to extend longer.

DeadlineJuly 6, 2022

Application info available here



Call to Artists—Sculpture on the Lawn 2023

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Public Art Review Board invite artists to submit work – existing or conceptual – for the 8th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.

While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety and appropriateness to the site. Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers.

Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from January 2023 to January 2024. Each artist will be awarded $5,000 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork.

DeadlineJuly 6, 2022

Application info available here




The Arts@MSP Program is creating an Artist Roster of emerging, mid-career and established artists who will be prequalified for future public art opportunities at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). This roster will be one method of selecting artists to develop temporary, permanent, free-standing or site-integrated artwork of various complexities, forms, and sizes, indoors and outdoors, at MSP Terminals 1 and 2. This call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. Regional talent is preferred. Project budgets for roster-based selections will vary, depending upon project complexity. Contract awards above $175,000 are subject to approval by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. 

Deadline: Ongoing (applications will be accepted at any time, and reviews are anticipated to be conducted quarterly in January, April, July, and October)

Application info available here

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