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Call for Mural Artists! CRE8IV Transformational Art

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The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) organizes the CRE8IV Transformational Art initiative and is currently looking to produce murals throughout the Rockford, IL region. RACVB is soliciting artists with mural experience to produce large-scale works of art on exterior walls Spring/Summer 2023.

Since the programs inception in 2017, CRE8IV has produced 32 murals to date.

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Rockford, Illinois, USA
Deadline: 
01/March/2023

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Tooele Technical College Public Art Opportunity - Utah Public Art

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TOOELE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
The mission of Tooele Technical College is to provide rewarding, competency-based, affordable, and accessible career preparation for youth and adults to meet the needs of Utah employers. It concentrates on providing competency-based, flexible, affordable, high tech and focused workforce training for high wage jobs and complimentary services in an open-entry / open-exit environment.

EXPANSION PROJECT
Tooele Technical College was established in 2009 and opened the doors to its first and only building on June 5, 2013, receiving State Legislative funding of $12.3 million. Because of the community’s passion and commitment to technical education, the project also received $5,000,000 from Tooele City, and 8.5 acres was leased to the College from Utah State University; who entered into a 99-year/$1.00-a-year lease with the College. During the construction of the building, the College focused within the tight budget on maximizing the number of programs it could construct in this first building, creating spaces for over 20 technical training programs. 
Within the last few years Tooele Technical College has witnessed unprecedented growths in its programs. This is in part due to a recent partnership with Tooele County School District. Juniors and seniors are now allowed, as part of their normal high school schedules, to take advantage of educational opportunities along with the adult students in the programs. This new partnership, along with the population growth that is occurring in Tooele county, has led to significant growth in most the College’s programs. The Tooele Technical College Board of Directors, the Administrative team, and local stake holders all recognize the need for the College to expand its available program space for it to continue to play a significant role of developing the workforce, not only in Tooele County but along the Wasatch Front.

TOOELE COUNTY
The land now known as Utah was first inhabited by the ancient Pueblo people, sometimes referred to as the Anasazi. Later, the Ute Tribe, which the state is named for, settled in the area centered around the Provo Valley. The state has eight federally recognized Native Nations, the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Indians, Navajo Nation, Ute Indian Tribe, Northwestern Band of Shoshone, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, San Juan Southern Paiute, Skull Valley Band of Goshute, and White Mesa Band of the Ute Mountain Ute. Tooele County resides on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Aipimbaa Newe, the Skull Valley Band of Goshutes, and the People of Deep Creek Valley, who today are the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute. 

The US Census has listed Tooele County as the second fastest-growing county in the state and the seventh in the country. Tooele Technical College not only trains students for jobs within Tooele County, but it is estimated that 60% of Tooele’s working population is employed outside the County. Therefore, the College must be in a position to efficiently train secondary students and adults, who in most situations live in Tooele County, for an increased number of jobs available in expanding Tooele County, in the western and northwestern quadrants of the Salt Lake Valley, and other areas along the Wasatch Front. This expansion project is especially critical to the best interest of Utah’s workforce needs as forecasts for Utah’s unemployment rate of 3.0% or lower shows further tightening of the labor market and little relief for employers seeking skilled workers, especially in the construction, logistics, manufacturing, energy production, and IT industries, all of which represent a heavy presence in Tooele County.

This workforce shortage stands to be further compounded in the Western Wasatch Front as more businesses are forecasted to locate in Tooele County, which is ideally positioned for business. With Denver and Las Vegas being one day’s trucking drive, Los Angeles San Francisco in direct line of the I-15 and I-80 corridors (Hence the choice West Salt Lake as site of the inland port), and most west coast cities a short, one-hour flight from Salt Lake City’s hub airport –Tooele’s central location is key.

COMMITTEE STATEMENT 
It is the intent of the Art Selection Committee to commission a public artwork that will reflect the interests of the diverse, innovative community in Tooele County. In development of work for this project, artists may consider the specific training offered at Tooele Technical College and/or the union between educational training and economic development – a significant responsibility of the college. The artist may also consider, through the use of color and material, an inclusive theme that speaks to the celebration of diversity and inclusion. Other considerations should reflect already established themes within the building that are meaningful to Tooele County, such as topography, local resources, innovations, and culture of our community. 
The Selection Committee invites artists to consider the role of technical education, trades, and innovation while interpreting the functionality and purpose of this new addition. With this in mind, the Committee recommends the following areas as potential sites for an artist’s integration:

1. Outdoor entry of new Trades Building, with an emphasis on functional art or outdoor seating
2. Outdoor landscape path along new Diesel Expansion

BUDGET
$164,000 is available for all related expenses of this Public Art commission(s) including (but not limited to) artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation, etc. 

DEADLINE
Complete application packages must be RECEIVED on or before December 5, 2022 by 11:59p.m. MDT (THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE)

ARTIST SELECTION COMMITTEE
Lucas Davis, Project Manager, Division of Facilities Construction Management 
Todd Kelsey, Principal, Method Studio
Paul Hacking, President, Tooele Technical College
Tricia Walker, VS of Student Services and Marketing, Tooele Technical College 
Katrina Flores, Tooele Arts Guild

Please do not contact committee members directly. If you have any questions about this or other projects information is available at: artsandmuseums.utah.gov/public-art-opportunities/ 
Or contact: Hannah Barrett at hbarrett@utah.gov or 801-245-7271

SELECTION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE
The Selection Committee will review all properly submitted qualifications from which a short list of semi-finalists will be selected. Semi-finalists will be asked present a full proposal to the committee on February 7, 2023 to include concept, budget, and timeline. All semi-finalists will be awarded an honorarium to help defray the costs of the development of the proposal. The honorarium will be applied toward the commission amount for the artist(s) awarded the commission(s.) Utah Arts & Museums will not be responsible for applications delayed or lost. The Tooele Technical College Expansion Art Selection Committee reserves the right to withhold the award of a commission or  re-release the call for entries. 
Schedule: 
December 5, 2022, 11:59pm MDT – Deadline for receipt of preliminary materials 
December 12, 2022 – Committee Review 
February 7, 2023 – Finalists interviews and presentations 
Fall 2024 – Project substantial completion 

ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to legal resident artists / artist teams residing in the Southwestern United States to include: Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada. Utah artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Art Selection Committee members, staff and Board of Utah Arts & Museums, and employees of Method Studio are not eligible to apply for this commission.

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$164,000 budget
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$164,000 is available for all related expenses of this Public Art commission(s) including (but not limited to) artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation, etc. 

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Tooele, Utah
Deadline: 
05/December/2022

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Utah Public Art - UofU Applied Sciences Facility

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The Utah Public Art Program of the Division of Arts and Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and the University of Utah is seeking artists interested in creating site specific art installation for the new Applied Sciences Facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. Artists from Utah are encouraged to submit letters of interest and qualifications for the creation of public artwork for the new Applied Sciences Facility at the University of Utah. This project is also open to any resident US artist. 

Budget: $165,000, deadline September 7, 2022

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University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Deadline: 
07/September/2022

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Compass Live Art – Artist Residencies

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Compass Live Art invites residency proposals from artists working in any medium whose practice is based in public engagement – artists who are interested in collaborating with the public to make work. Selected artists will be invited to Leeds in 2023 to develop ideas in a mixture of studio time and public-facing activity.

This may include meetings, events or pop-ups with individuals, groups and networks of particular relevance to the subject matter of your proposal. It might include public consultation, research or scratch exhibitions. The residency can be crafted to the needs of the project. 

Projects may be inspired by a global concern, local issue, particular theme, unique idea or artistic inquiry, or a particular place or community in Leeds. Proposals must hold the public at their heart and require interaction and engagement to “complete” or animate them.

These residencies will be run with a view to possible commissioning of new artistic projects for public presentation in Compass Festival 2024.

Prize Summary: 
£4-8k cash, bespoke support package.
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Compass Festival is able to provide budgets of £4-8k per residency to include all costs, artist fees, per diems, travel, accommodation, research and artistic materials.

Beyond the cash budget, Compass can provide a range of additional in kind support including Producer time, production management support, PR support, communications, engagement and marketing support, digital content creation, graphic design and documentation. This would be tailored as a bespoke package to be agreed with each invited artist. 

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26/May/2022
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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS' EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: GLADSTONE PARK PUBLIC ART COMMISSION 2022

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The Gladstone Park Public Art Commission seeks to develop three high quality artistic interventions which acknowledge the park’s link to the transatlantic slave trade whilst celebrating and amplifying hidden histories of Brent's Black community. The long-term vision is to create a space for learning, reflection and continued conversation with the community so this hidden past is embraced as part of the borough’s history.

This is an exciting and high-profile commission with the opportunity to create a lasting legacy for the borough. The council are seeking expressions of interest from artists/organisations to design, develop and deliver the following three artworks;

  • Land art/landscape artwork; a space for reflection and celebration of the contribution / achievements of Brent’s Black community, using the earth’s natural resources to create an artistic response to last for future generations.
  • A history trail which re-presents factual history of the park’s links to the transatlantic slave trade and in addition, amplifies the presence of historical Black icons from the borough and references places / organisations / companies of cultural and social significance for the Black community.
  • A ground mural that through high impact artwork celebrates the boroughs rich Black history using a visual language which can be understood by all members of Brent’s diverse communities

Commissioning procedure

A working group of key stakeholders and representatives from Brent Council has been established to oversee the commissioning process.

Selection Method

The working group will advise on the selection of up to five artists to be invited to work up a more detailed proposal to bring to a Stage 2 interview in early April 2022.

Prize Summary: 
£18,000
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A fee of £500 is available in honorarium for the Stage 2 interview.

Up to £18,000 is available for artist fees which should cover all fees including workshops and expenses. 

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27/March/2022

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McCall Public Library Integrated Artwork

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Call to Artists: McCall Public Library Integrated Artwork
Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Budget: $60,000
The City of McCall and McCall Public Library Board are seeking an artist or artist-team, 18 years or older and living within Idaho or one of its contiguous states, to work with designers and construction contractors to design, fabricate, and install artwork as a unique integrated or functional aspect of the upcoming 12,000 sq. ft. McCall Public Library Expansion Project. 

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$60,000 project budget
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The budget for this project is $60,000. This is a not-to-exceed amount and covers all costs
associated with the process to identify and prioritize integrated public art opportunities within the
upcoming McCall Public Library Expansion Project, develop at least three distinct public art design
concepts to be vetted through community input (not to exceed 5% of the total budget), and all costs
associated with public art project implementation including, but not limited to: artist/consultant fees,
travel, insurance, materials, fabrication, site preparation, installation of the work, and title plaque
(95% of total budget).

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18/January/2022

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