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Project / Forward: 2047





Call Out for Moving Image Artists from the Inner West, Sydney, NSW, Australia

We are looking for new media, projection, video and artists who can communicate via moving image to submit for MG's Global Projection Festival initiative, which has been seen in Kenya, Indonesia, Colombia, Nepal, Jordan, Peru, Italy, Cambodia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Finland, Spain, Austria, USA and Hong Kong.

Project/Forward: 2047 will be part of the Inner West Fest on 26 March and 5 artists will be commissioned to create works that are relevant for the local community and the local perspective.

Works are to be a moving image work that responds or aligns to the theme. It can be an animation, illustration, video, a rendering, a loop, timelapse, stop-motion: anything that moves. .


1 - Your work idea must align with or respond to the concept. An envisioning of the world in 2047, and how it relates to your local community in the Inner West of Sydney

2 - It should be a solutions-based concept: no violence, apocalyptic themes or doomism is relevant to this project

3- It must consider and respect the local community and its diversity

4 - We are looking to commission 5 works that are no longer than 2 mins in length, however will consider longer if there is a compelling reason to do so

If you have an idea please click the link below to apply.

You will need to submit:

1. An outline of your idea;
2. Previous examples of your work;
3. A simple project plan on how you will realise the work

We will be selecting a series of works to accompany our guest invited artists and select Micro Galleries Collective works. We will inform you if your work was successful.

Deadline for submission: 10pm AEST, 30 January, 2022.

Project / Forward
A weekend-long global projection art festival with pop-up events throughout the year. We curate a (approx 45 min) video package of artworks from artists all over the world who want to create a solutions-based, inspiring society. The project aims to be shown in under-resourced spaces that don't usually get to see projection art and host spaces anywhere in the world, hosted by MG Collaborators who get to see artists they wouldn't normally see. The projection spaces will be a space not usually used for cultural/art activity such as a temple, a bridge, a house, a brick wall, a monument, a laneway.

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AUD500 fee

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Keyholder Residency 2022-2023






Lower East Side Printshop offers emerging artists FREE year-long residencies in its shared printmaking studio in New York City. The application deadline is March 1, 2022 for residencies that begin on April 1, 2022.


Keyholder Residency includes:

  • 24/7, one-year access to a shared studio with printmaking facilities
  • $1,000 stipend
  • Free career development workshops and salons
  • Group exhibition opportunities
  • Consultation hours with Printshop’s master printers

Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monotype, waterbased screenprinting, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand. For more info, and to apply, please visit: http://printshop.org/keyholder-residencies/

Prize summary: 
printmaking studio access for one year, $1000 stipend
Prizes Details: 

Keyholder Residency includes:

  • 24/7, one-year access to a shared studio with printmaking facilities
  • $1,000 stipend
  • Free career development workshops and salons
  • Group exhibition opportunities
  • Consultation hours with Printshop’s master printers
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After twenty years serving the community on Plaza Street, Healdsburg Center for the Arts has relocated to a new home at 334 Center St. This transition inspired the show’s idea of exploring the concept of home. With this theme, we want to celebrate and reflect on change and the longing for stability.

The synonyms for home are many – dwelling, shelter, hearth. Homes may have different forms: castles, cottages, and huts. Animal’s homes such as nests, roosts, dens are also creative structures.

From homeland to hometown, to homegrown to home run, the words convey our personal stories. The  Odyssey is a historic quest to return home, and in modern times we still struggle with immigration and homelessness.

All media are welcome.


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Fee Detail: 
$30 for Members $45 for NonMembers
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Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC announces its annual call for its infamous Art from the Boros IX competition. For the past eight years we have selected diverse and hardworking artists to participate in this annual group show highlighting talent found within New York City’s five boroughs. The mission of the exhibition is to seek and find the pulse of talent in the city that is often overlooked and underexposed.

All artists who live and/or work in any of the five NYC boroughs are welcome to submit their application. From these submissions we will choose TEN artists for a virtual exhibition in the first half of 2022. From those ten artists we will then choose ONE artist to have a solo exhibition in the coming year.



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Two Art Opportunities at the New North Belt Safety Complex




Budget: $430,000 ($30,000.00 for Interior Mural. $400,000.00 for Exterior Site Art)

Deadline: Monday, February 14, 2022, at 11:59 PM CST

Location: 320 Gears Road, Houston, Texas 77067

Eligibility: Artists from Texas and/or residing in the State of Texas


To submit, visit HERE

Only applications sent via Submittable will be considered.



The Civic Art Program of the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist-teams to design, fabricate, and install major permanent works of public art for the new North Belt Public Safety Complex.  Commissioned works will be accessioned into the City of Houston’s Art Collection.

North Belt is a vibrant community of new Houstonians. The area is a strong mix of single-family and multi-family residences and businesses, where I-45 meets the Sam Houston Tollway.

The site will host two original art pieces. An interior mural will represent the community as a whole, including some facets of public safety. The mural will be in the Community Room, with a view to the entrance plaza, where the site art will be located. The exterior site art will have resilient finishes, easy maintenance, and durable. It will be safe for public interaction, and be a beacon that welcomes the community to the site. It will commemorate the collaboration between Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department.

In January 2018, Houston Police Department established the North Belt Division (22 District) to more efficiently and effectively provide police services to four beats located adjacent to Beltway 8 on the north side of Houston that were previously serviced by three patrol divisions: Northwest, North, and Northeast.

The district includes Willowbrook, Greenspoint, and the non-airport communities surrounding Houston’s largest airport. Significant landmarks include Willowbrook Mall, Greenspoint Mall, North Houston Skate Park and Dylan Park, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It also area includes the North Houston District (formerly Greater Greenspoint Management District) and TIRZ 11–North Houston Development Corporation (formerly Greater Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority).

The site will include a 29,000 square foot Police Station and a 2,000 square foot Fleet Building that will include patrol, administration, investigative functions, and opportunities for community relations.

This facility will be a first of its kind for the City of Houston sharing land and amenities with Fire Station No. 84. This model will improve operational processes between police and fire creating more efficient efforts and responses as first responders. Program spaces will include patrol, administration, investigative functions and opportunities for community relations, as well as a Fleet Building for the maintenance of HPD vehicles.

Scope of Civic Art Project and Artwork Requirements


This opportunity seeks the completion of two unique works of art for public spaces at the new North Belt Safety Complex:

Interior Mural – 26’-0” x 10’-0”, Community Room, North Elevation.
Representing the community as a whole, including some facets of public safety.
Exterior Site Art – Public Entrance.
Work should have resilient finishes, easy maintenance, and durable. It should be safe for public interaction. Work should be a beacon that welcomes the community.


Commissioned artworks will be subject the following requirements: 

Artworks should be family friendly and suitable for public display to a diverse and international audience.
Artworks must be free of safety hazards.
Artworks must meet or exceed Texas Accessibility Standards (a.k.a. ADA) requirements where applicable.
Artworks should be resistant to graffiti and vandalism and require minimal maintenance.
Artwork must have an expected life span of at least 20 years.
Artwork should make a significant artistic addition to the City of Houston Art Collection.



Eligibility is open to all artist and artist-teams living or working in the Texas region and over 18 years of age. Preference/priority will be given to artists not currently represented in the Civic Art Collection

Born in the State of Texas, or
Currently residing within in the State of Texas
Artist/Artist Team must be able to work at the required scale and have availability to accomplish by the deadline: March 24, 2023


Galleries submitting applications for more than one artist must submit individual applications for each applicant.
If multiple artists are included on the same application the submission will be marked as ineligible


Artists currently under contract for a City of Houston Civic Art project.
City of Houston employees.
Elected City Officials, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Staff, and their immediate family.
Houston Arts Alliance employees, Board members, Advisory Board members, and their immediate family.

Applications not meeting all eligibility criteria or application requirements will be withdrawn from consideration.

Location and Site

320 Gears Road, Houston, Texas 77067
Lighting, sound, seating, planters, or other infrastructure may be an element in the work.
See linked site plans and images for more information.
Artwork locations, plan and elevations or renderings (see attached)


The budget of $430,000.00 ($30,000.00 for Interior Mural. $400,000.00 for Exterior Site Art) is inclusive of all work including, but not limited to, design proposals, artists’ fees, design, engineering, permitting, insurance costs for each year of the project, lighting, software, studio and project administration, travel, fabrication, all materials, installation, and required documentation.

Application Requirements


Artist(s) resume or CV, relevant information for any other key team members (3 pages maximum per artist or team member)
Artist Biography (250 words maximum)
Statement of Intent/Concept Brief (1,000 words maximum)
A Statement of Intent is a declaration of your plans and your ideas for a specific project. A SOI is your chance to demonstrate your personality, professionalism, qualifications, and enthusiasm for a project.
Artist Statement (500 words maximum)
An artist statement is a written description of your work that helps the audience access or understand your artistic work. The purpose of the artist statement is to inform, add context, and present process and conceptual ideas to the viewer, which may include sources, ideas, and materials in your current practice.
How do you think your concept helps to establish a sense of place at the North Belt Safety Complex?
Digital images of completed artworks. Applicants should submit up to ten (10) images in JPEG format only with each image no larger than 2 MB. Each image should include information about artist, title, year completed, dimensions, material, commissioning entity, and budget or price (as applicable) for each image provided.

All documents should be in at least a 12-point font, single-spaced, with at least a ½” margin.



Selection Process


Qualifications will be reviewed by a panel of three arts professionals/artists and subject to the following criteria:

The artist’s work demonstrates a unique voice, perspective, or aesthetic
The artist’s submission demonstrates their ability to create site-specific artwork which responds to the history, culture, and identity of the surrounding community.
The artist’s work demonstrates an artistic voice, perspective, or aesthetic that is not substantially represented in the current Collection.

Established in 1999, Houston Civic Art is a City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) program that contracts with Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) to manage projects. The final commission for this project will be broken out into two separate contracts with HAA, one for design and one for construction (i.e. “commission”). The selected artist must be able and willing to sign contracts for design and commission.

Sample Contracts:

Attachment A2 - Artist Services Agreement for Design
Attachment A3 - Artist Services Agreement for Commission

Selected artists will also be required to sign a Visual Artist Rights Act (VARA) Waiver with the City of Houston. View a sample of the waiver HERE



All dates are subject to change.

Artist Info Session # 1** Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Artist Info Session # 2**                         Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Deadline for questions:                         Tuesday, February 8, 2022
RFQ submission deadline:                         Monday, February 14, 2022
RFQ notification:                         Friday, March 4, 2022

The following section only applies to artists who advance to the RFP phase


RFP released to finalists:             Monday, March 7, 2022
RFP deadline:                        Friday, April 22, 2022
Artist proposal presentations:             Week of April 25, 2022
Selected artist notified by HAA:             Monday, June 13, 2022
Contract released to artist:             Monday, June 13, 2022
Contract executed:             Friday, June 24, 2022
Project completion: Friday, March 24, 2023


**HAA will also host two (2) artist information sessions about the open call via Zoom. Click here for more details and to register for a session.**


Session 1 - 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 25, 2022  https://bit.ly/3qTukPg

Session 2 -11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 1, 2022  https://bit.ly/34ehseS


For questions and/or more information, please do not contact the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA). Direct all inquiries to:

For questions or more information, please do not contact the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA). Direct all inquiries to:

Houston Arts Alliance - Civic Art + Design Department

Subject Line: North Belt

Please submit all questions in writing via email no later than February 8, 2022 4:00 PM CST to civicart@haatxhelp.zendesk.com. Questions will be answered as they are received and no later than February 10, 2022, 4:00 PM CST. All answers to questions received by the question due date will be posted publicly.


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Open Call: 2022 Brendan Gill Prize







What creative works have inspired you and made you feel more connected to New York City since 2020?

MAS invites the public to submit nominations for the 32nd annual Brendan Gill Prize.

The Gill Prize is given each year to the creator of a specific work; a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, film, or choreographic piece, that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City. The 2022 Gill Prize will be awarded to two honorees, covering works produced between 2020 and 2021. Honorees will be presented with their Prize during an in-person award ceremony to be hosted in September 2022. Special consideration will be given to works that have creatively responded to or were disrupted by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Past honorees include Julia Wolfe for Fire in my mouth, Stephen Maing for Crime + Punishment, Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro for Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, Christo and Jeanne-Claude for The Gates in Central Park, and so many more. MAS has awarded the prize since 1987 to draw attention to the varieties of artistic experiences that enrich our contemporary life. It was established to honor renowned New Yorker theater and architecture critic Brendan Gill, who was a dedicated preservationist and long-time MAS Director.

The 2022 Gill Prize is endowed to permit a cash award. All eligible nominations must have been completed and produced between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, and must be based-in and pertaining to New York City. The prize is not awarded for a body of work or lifetime achievement.

Prize summary: 
Endowed to permit a cash award.

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