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From A to Y - Open call for Street Art (for online feature)

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We are AAAGENCYYY, an international contemporary art blog with profiles on different social media.

We are planning a week of Street art posts on our feeds and we are currently selecting entries from visual artists.

We want to share fresh and innovative ideas with our community.

Please send an email with images or your Instagram profile for us to review at: aaagencyyy@gmail.com

If selected for a feature you'll be linked/tagged/credited.

Thanks! AY

 

 

Deadline: 
08/15/2021

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Afro-German Artists & African Diaspora: Art against Racism in Germany | Public Art on Billboards Open Call | €500 cash prizes

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+++ The deadline has been extended to 31st of May 2021 midnight. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for further updates! +++

Calling Afro-German artists, designers, photographers and illustrators and those who live in the former German colonies Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania and African Diaspora in Germany.

This open call is about creatively exposing the blind spots in the collective consciousness of the white majority in Germany towards its colonial history and the racism against black people that is rooted in that era.

Most Germans are still not aware that the German colonial history, albeit much shorter than that of other colonial powers, was every bit as brutal - including murder, rape, forced labor, profiteering and genocide. They are not aware of the bloody trace the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II has left in Africa, and how its deeply racist colonial administration has laid the foundation of every-day racism in Germany today.

How it works

The Blind Spots in the Street poster competition works like an advertising campaign: it consists of a series of posters on billboards in public spaces that are intended to arouse curiosity but do not directly reveal the topic. Each billboard is tagged with a QR code. When scanned, the QR codes lead to our website, where information on the idea behind each poster is provided.

The task
1. to develop a teaser ("eye-catcher") image that arouses curiosity in the viewer without revealing what exactly the image is about. The objective is to get a wider audience to learn about the issues of colonial history and racism. Optionally, write a headline to go with it.
2.Write a text (150-400 words) that provides background information about the image.

What to aim for
The images must be striking and impactful in public. Most importantly, they must arouse curiosity! Only those viewers who really want to know what's behind the image will scan the QR code.
Examples for the interaction of images and texts can be found on our blog.

The rules
1. Participants are at least 18 years old and have had their own experience with racism in Germany or are originially from or live in the former German colonies of Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda or Burundi.
2. Colors should be primarily red, black, white, and shades of gray so that the images are recognizable as part of the campaign
3. An area of 83x86 mm vertical must be left blank for the QR code.

More details on our website!

Prize summary: 
your art on billboards + exhibition + €500 in cash prizes
Prizes Details: 
  • An international jury will select 4 winners whose work will be posted on billboards in Kassel, Germany.
  • First prize is a €200 cash prize, and three additional winners will recieve a €100 merit award.
  • All 4 winning entries will also be shown at an exhibition in Kassel this summer and receive a social media shoutout.
Deadline: 
05/31/2021

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OPEN CALL 2021 - POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu

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POLDRA – Public Sculpture Project Viseu promotes site-specific contemporary public art/art in Public Space. POLDRA seeks works that propose new interpretations of the sites and spaces as well as encourage interaction between the viewer and the sites themselves. Through this dynamic, the works of art aspire to initiate connections that exist beyond the primary act of looking.

We've been doing so for the past three years by exhibiting the works of Kiluanji Kia Henda (AO), Rui Sanches (PT), Miguel Palma (PT), Cristina Ataíde (PT), Neeraj Bhatia (CA), Pedro Pires (AO), Steven Barich (US), Elisa Balmaceda (CL), Kaitlin Ferguson (GB) & Natalia Bezerra (US), Liliana Velho (PT), Jazmin Charalambous (GB), e Signe Ferguson (US) & Thanasis Ilonomou (GR-CA).

In 2021 we're seeking to extend an open sky, public art circuit, established in the Mata do Fontelo, a historic park in Viseu, Portugal. With this purpose, we're opening a call looking for site-specific artwork proposals. This is primarily addressed to visual artists who work in the fields of installation, painting, sculpture and media art. Applications from artists groups are welcome. Submissions are free and they must be specifically conceived for Mata do Fontelo (a historic urban Woods setting). 

Deadline: 2nd of May, 2021.

POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu is funded by the “Viseu Cultura – Linha Animar” Programme of Viseu’s Municipality.

 

Deadline: 
05/02/2021

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'Metamorphosis'

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Public Art Commission

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Aintree University Hospital -Main Entrance

Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust (LUHFT) invites applications from artists to create a high quality, innovative and thought provoking piece of public art. The proposed new artwork will be displayed outside the reconfigured main entrance and will complement the existing           commissioned works on display around the Aintree site.

Project Brief

The artwork must:-

Relate to the overall theme of the commission

Be site specific and weather durable

Create a sense of “welcome”

Reflect Aintree hospital's place as an anchor institution

Commission Theme

The overarching theme is “Metamorphosis”

Artists are invited to explore this theme in any medium providing they adhere to the project brief. We have chosen this theme to reflect the transformation and continual change within the hospital  and the hospital estate. There is a symbiotic and collaborative relationship between staff members of every discipline who when working together exemplify the phrase;           ‘the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts’.  Whilst there is considerable latitude within the brief this will be a very prominent piece of art at our main entrance and will be the first welcome to the hospital.

Commission Budget £10-15K

For the proposed piece the quoted amount should cover :-

The workshop period, any inspirational or engagement visits to the site, transport costs, materials and the development and creation of the final work.

Installation will be the responsibility of Aintree Hospital maintenance team guided by a risk         assessment and method statement which includes detailed installation plans from the                  commissioned artist(s).

Aintree is an extremely busy hospital site with high patient throughput. Maintaining a clean and safe environment is important therefore all artwork must be robust, easy to clean and maintain.

Commission Deadlines

The closing date for submissions 5pm Friday October 30th 2020.

Anticipated installation date 30th March 2021

All submissions will be reviewed by an Arts Steering Group and shortlisted candidates will be     invited to a short interview before a judging panel at Aintree Hospital site in mid-November. We envisage the successful artist(s) to begin work immediately with the artwork ready for installation in March/April 2021.

If selected for commission there will be consultation, engagement and participation with the         Estates and Facilities team at Aintree Hospital.

Artist Specification

We are looking to recruit artists with the following qualities:

A track record of producing high quality artwork and meeting deadlines

An ability to inspire and to take inspiration from others

Experience of working with a wide range of audiences

An understanding of site specific public art

A sensitivity to the lived experiences of hospital users when developing and delivering artworks

An ability to deliver high quality and engaging workshops

Deadline: 
10/30/2020

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The Artists' Sanctum Public Art Grant

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The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant 2020 - 2020

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020

Mission:

The Artists’ Sanctum is a community-based arts non-profit that exhibits and funds underrepresented artists. Our core mission is to support artists, filmmakers, designers, and creatives whose work addresses contemporary issues and fosters social change. 

The grant program funds timely public artworks that catalyze socio-political discourse on micro and macro scales. The Artists’ Sanctum takes an integrated approach to supporting artists, and develops close working relationships with our grant recipients. Alongside funding, the award includes holistic support from The Artists’ Sanctum team, as well as access to our community of civically-engaged global citizens. 

Award: 

  • A Financial award of $2,000
  • Logistical and developmental assistance
  • Feedback from The Artists’ Sanctum Board of Directors
  • A platform for sharing artwork  with a community of artists and creatives
  • Publication of work produced with the help of the grant on The Artists’ Sanctum website

 

In order to realize the furthest extent of the artist’s vision, The Artists’ Sanctum is available to assist with dissemination of the work, PR, material sourcing, permitting, shipping, storage or other logistical needs.

The awarded artist will present their work to the Sanctum community at a live salon upon completion of the grant project. The project will also be published on the Artists’ Sanctum website.

Eligibility:

The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant is open to artists of all ages living and working in the continental United States. We welcome participants of any gender or race, regardless of legal/residential status, who are committed to making socially engaged artworks.

Creatives working in all mediums are invited to submit a proposal for a public artwork(s) that addresses a timely socio-political issue. We ask that applicants engage deeply with their chosen subject, and seek to make a work that will have a lasting impact. Submissions must demonstrate how the work will engage members of their community, and the ideas and actions the artist hopes it will foment.

We Accept Grants Applications From:

  • Individual artists
  • Artist collectives (Under 5 members, Non 501 (c)(3))

Ineligibility:

Grants will not be awarded to applicants seeking funding for:

  • Multi-year projects
  • Retroactively funded projects
  • Non-profit organizations, foundations, or endowments
  • Scholarships

 

Evaluation:

Grantees are selected via Sortition* - aka lottery - in a two-step process. First The Artists’ Sanctum board will remove applications that are incomplete or do not meet the grant criteria. Then an artist will be selected by a lottery monitored by a third party. 

Our board will review submissions and sort for applicants who express their issue of choice in a clear and concise manner, including how they imagine the public to interact with their artwork. All applications that fulfill the submission requirements will be eligible for the lottery pool. 

The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant invests in the idea that a person or project’s potential cannot be predetermined. Our role is to facilitate timely public artworks and conversations, not be their gatekeepers. 

 

Submission Requirements: 

  • Letter of intent (1000 words max)
  • Description of your project and how it addresses a timely issue 
  • How you envision your work impacting a chosen issue/community
  • Project production timeline 
  • Description of material and equipment needs, as well as any assistance you would like from The Artists’ Sanctum team
  • Sustainability, maintenance, and imagined durability of your work 
  • Portfolio (10 maximum)
  • Work samples of previous projects, current experiments, and future plans (at least 3 images depicting your proposed project). Not to exceed 20 MB in total.
  • One page resume & Contact Information

Email Subject: AS Public Art Grant Application

Application materials should be named with applicants' first and last names.

Example: (first_last.pdf).

 

Grant Cycle:

Application Opens: September 8, 2020

Final Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020

Notification of Award: November 2, 2020 

Production Period: November 2020 - March 2021 

 

Unveiling Date: March 1, 2020

Prize summary: 
$2000 and institutional support
Prizes Details: 

A Financial award of $2,000

Logistical and developmental assistance

Feedback from The Artists’ Sanctum Board of Directors

A platform for sharing artwork  with a community of artists and creatives

Publication of work produced with the help of the grant on The Artists’ Sanctum website

Deadline: 
10/16/2020

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ArtAround Roswell Virtual Tour

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RFQ - Virtual Tour Application

ArtAround Roswell Virtual Tour RFQ
 
Application deadline: September 28, 2020 – 

Program summary:

Roswell Arts Fund, with funding provided by the Fulton County Arts & Culture, seeks to partner with a creative videographer and producer to create a virtual experience of our public art collection.

The goal is to create a digital video(s) that focuses on large-scale public art sited by Roswell Arts Fund throughout Roswell, GA.

During this time of distance and isolation, we will not only document the works, but bring new and unexpected experiences afforded by way of technology. The virtual experience will feature views of each work, including close and unusual perspectives not available to a typical viewer. This may include drone photography or any number of additional concepts.

Audio recording and documentation will also be important. Artists, community members, and leaders will be interviewed and recorded to encompass the breadth of the exhibit. Closed captioning for hearing impaired and non-english speakers must also be provided.

The completed project will debut on web and social media pages, available to view free of charge. Vignettes will be featured on social media throughout the rest of the exhibition to reach individuals that may be unable to view the exhibit in person, and to promote our work to a broader audience.

Prize summary: 
The selected party will be awarded up to $15,000 depending on negotiations of the final product
Prizes Details: 

The selected party will be awarded up to $15,000 depending on negotiations of the final product

Deadline: 
09/28/2020
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