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Call for Indigenous artists for permanent sculpture at the Dairy Arts Center

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The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado invites artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for a permanent public art sculpture dedicated to Indigenous people in our community and region. The intent is to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land occupied by the Dairy.

“Acknowledgment is a critical public intervention, a necessary step toward honoring Native communities and enacting the much larger project of decolonization and reconciliation. Join us in adopting, calling for, and spreading this practice.” – Honor Native Land: a guide and call to acknowledgment, US Department of Arts & Culture

A selection committee of Indigenous community members, artists and activists will lead the Dairy in the review and selection of the proposals. When a final proposal is selected, the Visual Arts curator will work with and support the selected artist(s) in the production of the project, from
technical development to engagement. The completed work shall be installed in time to honor Indigenous Peoples Day, 2020. This call is open to Indigenous artists only. The selected artist will receive up to $10,000 for time and materials. Additional funding for installation or other needs will be considered.

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The selected artist will receive up to $10,000 for time and materials. Additional funding for installation or other needs will be considered.

The artist or collective selected will collaborate throughout the project with the Visual Arts Curator and selection committee. Artists’ responsibilities will be defined in a written commission agreement, which may include, but will not be limited to agreeing to:
● Work with curator and staff, along with possible consultants (for example, structural
engineers or art conservators) to finalize material specifications and fabrication plans
(including technical drawings), to ensure the artwork’s durability for display in an outdoor
context.
● Work with curator and staff to develop final fabrication budget.
● Adhere to established schedule and deadlines for the project.
● Participate in periodic presentations with various community constituencies.
● Participate in documentation of the project’s development with Dairystaff.
● Work with the Dairy staff and contractors and being present during the installation of the piece.
● Communicate regularly with Dairy staff throughout the development, fabrication, and
installation of the project.

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OPENART Open Call

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OPENART is a contemporary public art biennial taking place for three summer months in Örebro, Sweden. The city center is temporarily transformed into a huge outdoor art arena creating unconventional encounters between the art and the audience. Participating artists are working outside the traditional frames with an opportunity to work big, outdoors and temporary. The exhibition invites a broad and curious audience to experience the art without an admission fee and regardless if they are acquainted with art or not. We are searching for visual artists in all disciplines to apply with artworks that can be placed in the public space. We want a diversity of artworks that can challenge or transform the city with different conformations and concepts. The artist can apply with ideas to develop or already existing artworks.

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Invited artists will receive an artist fee of 10 000 SEK and transport, travel, accommodation and production support.

Deadline: 
03/30/2020

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150 SEK (15 Dollar)
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Muralists sought for downtown Anderson, IN

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Anderson Indiana Main Street, Inc (AIMS) invites artists to apply for a public art project in downtown Anderson. AIMS seeks artists who can create interactive, visually appealing and unique murals that will help contribute to downtown Anderson’s sense of place.

Budget: $10 per square foot

Eligibility: must be 18 years of age; must live or work within 100 miles of Anderson

Deadline: February 26, 2020

Section process and criteria: Artists will be selected by the AIMS board. After selection, the artists will be sent further information about the mural sites including a picture of their assigned location. The artists will work with the AIMS board and building owner to finalize the design of the mural. The selection will be finalized with a signed contract between all interested parties. Criteria for selection will be based upon: quality of design and skill of past projects; past experience working with public art; resume; references.

Project description: The artists selected for this project will create an interactive and innovative public art mural that contributes to the aesthetic appeal and entertainment value of downtown Anderson. There are currently 2 locations available for murals:

Location #1 – dimensions roughly 35in (w) x 79in (h); single doorway currently painted metal; mural must be interactive

Location #2 – dimensions roughly 50in (w) x 83in (h); double set of doors with glass windows framed by wood; mural must be interactive

Timeline

  • February 26th – Deadline to submit qualifications
  • March 9th – Artist notified of selection
  • March/April – Finalize design for project and sign contract
  • May/June – Paint murals
  • October – Unveiling of murals
Deadline: 
02/26/2020

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The Creative Time Emerging Artist Open Call

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The Creative Time Emerging Artist Open Call

Application Dates: January 21 - March 15, 2020

The Creative Time Emerging Artist Open Call is back! Following the resounding success of the inaugural iteration -- which culminated in Risa Puno’s The Privilege of Escape in summer 2019 -- New York’s leading public art nonprofit is once again inviting emerging artists to submit proposals for a socially engaged public artwork.

The call is open to New York City-based, practicing artists at a pivotal juncture in their career, who have not yet received substantial support from a major cultural institution. Creative Time is most interested in ideas that take unconventional exhibition formats, speak to a pressing social issue, and engender public dialogue or debate. The project should be timely, and hold the potential to spark critical public exchange.

Proposals will be accepted between January 21 and March 15, and the selected project will be presented in New York City in 2021.

Deadline: 
03/15/2020

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30th International Sculpture Conference: Call for Panels

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The International Sculpture Center (ISC), is seeking panel proposals for the 30th International Sculpture Conference in Detroit, MI this September 30-October 3, 2020. This conference will feature the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show, ARTSlams and breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions, evening parties, hands-on workshops, a keynote address, open studios and gallery hops, optional art and culture trips, public art tours and visits to nearby sculpture sites, and more.

Panel topics include:

  • Rooted in Quiet Corners / The Power of Invisibility
  • Science, Art, and the Environment
  • Art, Money, and Real Estate
  • Navigating and Claiming Space
  • Conversations on Equity, Access, and Inclusion
  • New Media and Technology
  • Art/Sculpture and Architecture
  • Technical Talks and Workshops
  • Wildcard

The abstract submission deadline is February 12, 2020. All accepted submissions will be notified by May 2020.
 

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02/12/2020

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Call for Proposals: 2020 Socrates Annual Fellowship

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Information Sessions:
Session #1 – Monday, October 21, 2019 / 6:30–7:30pm / at Triangle Arts Association
Session #2 – Friday, November 1, 2019 / 4–5pm / at Socrates Sculpture Park, in Sticks

Application Deadline:
Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm

Notification:
January 2020

Fellowship:
April 2020 – September 2020

Exhibition:
October 2020 – March 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

‘Call and Response: Making Monuments Now’

In light of recent debates about monuments and some recent removals, Socrates asks artists to propose prototypes for new monuments for New York City for presentation beginning in the fall of 2020. Artists are invited to consider and respond to the following considerations and questions:

As symbols of Confederate and Colonial power are currently being destroyed, dismantled, reconfigured, or exiled from public view, what new representations should fill their void? What monuments should be created to reflect today’s values and our desire to project those into the future? Who or what should be given the space, representation, and honor in these new monumental artworks? More specifically, as the reconfiguration of monuments in public space reflects the process of history writing, what histories of New York should be remembered or recovered?

What kind of monument might shape public consciousness in the creation of civic agents empowered with social and political self-determination? What kind of monument might best to serve and preserve the reclamation of New York’s underrecognized or repressed histories? How might monument-makers resist the obdurate, authoritarian chauvinist impulses that commonly accompany traditional representational strategies of monuments?

This open call will be the major component of Socrates Sculpture Park’s year-long engagement with recent discourse on the current state and future of monuments in the United States. It is a thematic adaption of ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ and exhibition, and incorporates an extended selection process and production timeline as well as inclusion in an exhibition publication.

These monument prototypes for New York City will be presented alongside three new commissions for speculative monuments for America by major artists, and a collective monument for Queens created by participants in the Park’s after-school program for teenagers: Socrateens.

Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project a $1,000 honorarium and four-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio.

Artist Fellows are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary) and installation of their works. Socrates will provide limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M-F, 10AM – 6PM. Specifics of installation assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.

SITE & CONTEXT

Before preparing their applications, artists are strongly encouraged to visit Socrates – a unique New York City public park located on the East River waterfront in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens – and to explore Socrates’ website and exhibition archive to learn about the history and context of the organization. Visiting the Park will give applicants a better sense of the factors that effect installations in the Park and help impart insights into the available facilities – from the tools and equipment in Socrates’ artist studio to the resources of the surrounding neighborhood.

REVIEW PROCESS

‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship program’ is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by the deadline (Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm) and will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and outside curatorial advisors. Ten to twelve artists will be selected for the 2020 program. Artists are selected based on the compelling nature of the project proposed, clarity of intent, unique approach to the site, and public context.

Following the recommendations of the curatorial advisors, Socrates staff will contact applicants individually to discuss proposed projects before confirming the final selection in early 2020.

FELLOWSHIP

Once accepted, Socrates staff members will meet with each Artist Fellow to discuss project proposals in detail and begin to assist with the development, engineering, and installation of the work. A group meeting for all Artist Fellows and Socrates staff will take place one evening in late winter of 2020, followed by an on-site orientation and individual progress meetings throughout the Fellowship to assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and review next steps. Selected works are subject to final approval by Socrates staff and must meet safety requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.

ELIGIBILITY

Fellowships are awarded to artists whose careers and artistic practices would benefit from the opportunity. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university at the time of application are NOT eligible for ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ program. Artists who have applied before, but never shown at Socrates, are eligible.

SUPPORT

We are eternally grateful for longstanding support from the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust, which has enabled the Emerging Artist Fellowship program to grow and evolve since its founding in 1995.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

ABOUT

Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,200 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from 9am till dusk, the Park is a center of cultural programming – as a producer of contemporary sculpture exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performances, an arts educator, and a venue for healthy outdoor activities  – all offered completely free of charge to the public. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.

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11/25/2019

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