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King County, WA + Cultural Equipment - Heritage, Arts, and Preservation

Cultural institutions depend on specialized equipment, such as stage lights and museum storage shelving, to operate effectively. A single computer workstation can transform an organization's ability to reach audiences and serve a community. The annual Cultural Equipment program supports purchase of fixed assets by organizations or local government cultural agencies. Applicants may request up to 100% of the cost, but must demonstrate community support for the project.

Deadline: May 06, 2015
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/equipment


King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed arts projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Seattle, WA + Washington State Convention Center, Harvest: The Bounty of Washington

The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is pleased to announce a call for artists for an upcoming photographic exhibition highlighting the bountiful food products that are grown and harvested throughout Washington State, and celebrating the diverse people and communities that work within these industries to bring that bounty to our tables.

Deadline: March 27, 2015, 5:00PM
Information: www.wscc.com


Seattle, WA + ArtsEd Washington, Executive Director

ArtsEd Washington seeks an energetic, self-motivated change agent to serve as its next Executive Director. We’ve had many successes over the last ten years and are poised to create an even deeper statewide impact on arts education in Washington. This position offers opportunities to define and contribute meaningfully to a forward-looking agenda that advances arts education in our schools.
Established in 1982 as a statewide arts education alliance, ArtsEd Washington is exclusively dedicated to changing the way arts education is perceived, funded and taught in our schools. We are a nimble, innovative, grassroots organization that has made a big impact in K-12 arts education by advocating at the local, state, and federal levels; training arts organizations and other advocates to advance arts education in their communities; and helping schools and districts to build their capacity for the provision of arts learning at every grade level. More than 30,000 students benefit annually from our efforts.

Deadline: March 30, 2015
Information: www.artsedwashington.org


Seattle, WA + Arts in Nature Festival Poster Contest

Nature Consortium is now seeking submissions for the 2015 Arts in Nature Festival poster contest. The winning artwork will become the official artwork of the Arts in Nature Festival used in posters, advertisements, banners, and the festival website. The winner will receive a cash prize of $200, and runners up can show their work in the poster gallery at the festival.

Deadline: March 31, 2015, Midnight
Eligibility: Artists must submit own original artwork in digital format. Poster should contain the name, date, and location of the 2015 festival w/room for sponsor logos. Document must be 11 inches wide by 17 inches tall, 300 dpi.
Budget: $200
Information: www.naturec.org


Seattle, WA + Black Box 2.0, Call for Entry

Black Box is the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. A multi-platform program of significant scope, Black Box presents emerging and established artists who expand the language of cinema.
Black Box 2.0 will take place from May 6 - June 7, 2015, during the 41st Seattle International Film Festival. It is organized independently by Aktionsart, a new art and technology nonprofit based in the Pacific Northwest.

Deadline: March 31, 2015
Information: www.aktionsart.org


Federal Way, WA + Call For Artists, Blue Poppy Day: Art In Bloom

The City of Federal Way Arts Commission in partnership with the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) and the Pacific Bonsai Museum announces a Call for Artists for the annual event Blue Poppy Day – Art in Bloom to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at RSBG.
The City, RSBG and the Pacific Bonsai Museum will promote the event and feature select artist information on their websites. Artists are encouraged to sell artwork and keep 100% of their sales. Sales are handled privately between the artist and the buyer by accepting their preferred method(s) of payment and delivering sold works to their buyers. Note – there is no access to electricity. The City of Federal Way, RSBG and the Pacific Bonsai Museum do not provide insurance coverage for work exhibited. Work is shown at the artist’s own risk. The goal of Blue Poppy Day – Art in Bloom is to celebrate the mystical Himalayan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis, and the world of art.

Deadline: April 1, 2015
Information: www.cityoffederalway.com


Moscow, ID + Call for Artisans - Vendor Opportunity

The Moscow Renaissance Fair - a celebration of spring - is looking for artisans in the Northwest to sell their wares at this year's festival. The 42nd annual "Celebration of Spring" will take place Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd at East City Park in Moscow.
The fair will feature an entertaining weekend of local and regional music, crafts from across the Northwest, scrumptious foods prepared by local non-profits and lots of activities for kids. As always, admission is free. Craft vendors can submit all application materials and payments online.

Deadline: April 01, 2015
Eligibility: Must be art/items made by vendor
Information: www.moscowrenfair.org or email mrf_publicity[at]moscowrenfair.org


Edmonds, WA + Write on the Sound Writers' Conference, Call for Presenters

Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference (WOTS) is now accepting workshop applications for the 2015 conference. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, WOTS is an intimate (275 maximum attendance), high quality and affordable three-day conference that focuses on the craft of writing. A variety of workshops, classes and panel discussions are offered for all levels and interests. Special features include pre-conference full and half-day workshops, one-on-one manuscript critique appointments, themed writing contest, onsite bookshop, meet-and-greet reception and book signing event, featured speaker, and community sponsored special events. Applications will be reviewed starting Dec. 1, 2014.

Deadline: April 02, 2015
Information: www.writeonthesound.com, contact 425-771-0228 or email wots[at]edmondswa.gov


Washington State, WA + The 2015 Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Awards

Applications are now open for the fifth annual Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Awards. Presented by ArtsEd Washington, in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals, this prestigious distinction honors schools that include the arts as an essential part of their students' education, providing a creative learning environment for outstanding student achievement through the development of exemplary arts education. Inspired by a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the awards are open to all K-12 schools throughout Washington State.

Deadline: April 06, 2015
Information: www.artsedwashington.org


Maple Valley, WA + Witte Road Improvement Project

The City of Maple Valley invites Pacific Northwest artists (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) to submit responses to a Request for Qualifications to design artwork that will be installed in conjunction with the City of Maple Valley’s Witte Road Phase 3 Improvement Project. The artwork selected for this public art will be owned by the City of Maple Valley.
The project will showcase artwork on up to three lamp posts along the Witte Road corridor between Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road/SR-169 and SE 240th Street. Public art is an integral part of the exciting renewal efforts of Maple Valley and underscores the critical role that artists and public art play in the revitalization of the City’s main corridor.

Deadline: April 10, 2015, 5:00PM EXTENDED
Eligibility: Open to Pacific Northwest Artists (WA, OR, ID, MT)
Budget: $16,000
Information: www.maplevalleywa.gov


Issaquah, WA + Downtown Issaquah ArtWalk, Call for Artists

The Downtown Issaquah Association invites artists of all types and styles to submit work to be juried for the 14th annual Downtown Issaquah ArtWalk season July-August. We welcome established and semi-professionals of the trade. These events are great exposure for your work.
Issaquah is a vibrant, grassroots community with many artists, art supporters and art enthusiasts. ArtWalk transforms the historic downtown businesses into artists’ galleries for the night. Issaquah ArtWalk is a lively, festive event with a variety of artistic styles, interactive art demonstrations, live music and dance in multiple locations throughout the historic downtown.

Deadline: April 10, 2015, 6- 9 p.m.
Information: www.downtownissaquah.com


Shoreline, WA + Call for Curatorial Proposals at Shoreline City Hall Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at City Hall Shoreline is currently seeking proposals from independent curators for small exhibitions of 2-D and 3-D artwork (including fiber, flat panel video, and unobstructive, wall-mounted sculpture) on the 4th floor of City Hall. Exhibitions will be displayed for about six months, with the first show running from April 30 – October 23, 2015; and the second running from October 29, 2015 – April 22, 2016.
Any medium and thematic approach will be considered within the parameters of a public city services building that occasionally hosts tours from nearby schools. The work can be offered for sale at a commission of 30% for the city’s art programs and 70% for the artist. Curators receive a $500 honorarium; installation is the responsibility of the curator and occurs Tuesday and Wednesday April 28 and 29 (10:00-3:00) and/or by arrangement. Publicity and marketing are offered as in-kind services provided by the City in the form of website description (http://shorelinewa.gov/art), images, and links; as well as e-newsletter ads. Proposals may be sent to artentry@shorelinewa.gov, specifying “Curatorial Proposal” in the subject line. Email by April 10, 2015: 1. Exhibition prospectus (pdf) featuring overall description or curatorial statement, as well as object list (thumbnails of artwork with artist names, titles, media, size, year, and price) 2. Contact information, websites, and short biographies (100 words) for participating artists 3. Curatorial resume

Deadline: April 10, 2015, 11:55pm
Eligibility: Puget Sound area / NW artists
Budget: $500
Information: www.shorelinewa.gov


Redmond, WA + 2015 Redmond Arts Festival, July 10-12

VALA Eastside invites artists, craftsmen and designers in all categories to submit an application for participation in the 6th Annual Redmond Arts Festival at Redmond Town Center. This three-day outdoor festival will take place July 10-12, 2015 and will feature approximately 65 artist booths, a juried installation of artwork, community art projects, live music and food.
New for 2015, the festival will be produced in conjunction with Redmond’s annual Derby Days celebration at Redmond City Hall that features a parade, music, food, activities and has an expected attendance of over 10,000 people. The entire City of Redmond will be activated with art and festivities on these days. Accepted Arts Festival Artists will have an additional opportunity to apply to the festival’s juried installation of artworks at the VALA Art Center, which will run July 8 – July 26. Application fee to apply to the festival is $20. Booth fee of $175 collected after acceptance into festival (payable by check). No Commission is taken on works sold.

Deadline: April 12, 2015, 5pm
Eligibility: Artists, craftsman and designers in all categories
Information: www.valaeastside.org


Snohomish County, WA + Temporary Sculpture Exhibition

The Snohomish County Arts Commission invites sculptors and digital installation artists to submit images of existing free-standing sculptural works or video installations/projections to be considered for temporary installation and exhibition in an open air setting on the Snohomish County Plaza in Everett, WA. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $1,000.

Deadline: April 13, 2015
Eligibility: Washington State Artists
Budget: $1,000
Information: www.snohomishcountyarts.org


Seattle, WA + Performing Artists for Arts in Nature Festival

The Arts in Nature Festival is an intimate and eclectic experience of art and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. Nature Consortium is now seeking local Seattle and King County-based artists that represent cultures from around the world, classical music, dance troupes, fire performers, theatre, interactive museum of sound installations, and outdoor installations that blend into the varied landscape of Camp Long. Performances take place in the Lodge, at the Pond, in the Meadow, and on the Glacier. Performances must be acoustic and unplugged, though small battery-powered amps are allowed for light amplification. Artist fees are $50 per performer per 45-60 minute performance with a cap of $250 per group.

Deadline: April 15, 2015, Midnight
Eligibility: Resident of Seattle or King County
Budget: $50 per performer per 45-60 min. w/cap of $250/group
Information: www.naturec.org


Seattle, WA + Sound & Multi-media Installations for the Arts in Nature Festival

The Arts in Nature Festival, happening Aug. 22nd & 23rd, is an intimate and eclectic experience of art and performance in the woods of Camp Long, Seattle’s only camp ground. Nature Consortium is now seeking local Seattle and King County-based sound and multimedia artists to create weekend-long installations in the Museum of Sound, which takes place in eight rustic cabins throughout the park.
Installations must be open and staffed from 11am-7pm on Saturday, 8/22 and 11am-6pm on Sunday, 8/23. Installation set-up hours will take place Friday, 8/21 from 11am-8pm and Saturday, 8/22 from 8-11am. Artist fees are $300 for the weekend. Artists are welcome to spend the night in their cabin Friday and Saturday night.

Deadline: April 15, 2015, Midnight
Eligibility: Resident of Seattle or King County
Budget: $300 per installation
Information: www.naturec.org


Portland, OR + Curator-in-Residence Program

Portland, Oregon-based Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is accepting proposals for a Curatorin-Residence for its 2016-2017 exhibition season. Disjecta houses an expansive exhibition space for the presentation of visual and performing arts at the regional, national and international level that speaks to the region’s diverse interests, talents and identities.

Deadline: April 17, 2015
Information: www.disjecta.org


Auburn, WA + Downtown Sculpture Gallery/City of Auburn/Artwork on Loan Program

The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit proposals for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) and can be available for sale during that time. Each artist will receive a $1000 stipend and at the conclusion of the exhibition a work or works from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. Purchase budget is $10,000.

Deadline: April 20, 2015, 5pm
Budget: $1000
Information: auburnwa.gov


Shoreline-Lake Forest Park, WA + Lynnwood Convention Center, Art Exhibition

Lynnwood Convention Center invites visual artists in Washington to exhibit in this beautiful modern facility. Application process is managed by Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

Deadline: April 26, 2015
Eligibility: 2D art
Information: www.shorelinearts.net


Bellevue, WA + BAM ARTS fair temporary art installations

The Bellevue Art Museum (BAM) ARTSfair (July 24, 25 & 26, 2015) is seeking proposals from professional artists to create two (2) temporary outdoor installations (craft, sculpture, interactive, cross-disciplinary, or digital media) to creatively highlight the main entrance of the BAM ARTSfair and downtown Bellevue. There are two (2) separate projects open to application: The Entrance Project and the Lamppost Project. Individual artists may apply for and receive funding for one or both projects. Applications that propose treatments for both spaces will be given priority. These projects will bring attention and exposure to the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen in the Pacific Northwest and celebrate our region’s distinctive character.

Deadline: April 29, 2015, 11:59pm
Budget: $10,600
Information: www.bellevuearts.org


Western Washington, WA + Arts of Kenmore Spring Juried Show

The Arts of Kenmore spring show theme is "Inspired by Nature." Entries will be accepted in each of the following categories: Painting/Drawing, Miniatures, Sculpture, Photography, Digital/New-Media Art, Artisan Works, and Youth Art.

Deadline: May 01, 2015, 8 pm
Information: www.artsofkenmore.org


Port Angeles, WA + Call to Artists! Art Outside Sculpture Exhibition

We are now seeking proposals from artists for the 16th season of Art Outside in our Webster’s Woods Art Park. . The selected works will join the more than 100 that can be discovered along the 5 acres of woodland trails. Go to www.pafac.org and click on Call To Artists for full details.

Deadline: May 06, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Budget: $500 per sculpture
Information: www.pafac.org


Duvall, WA + Call to Artists, 10th Annual Art in Bloom Garden Art and Sculpture Show

The Duvall Foundation for the Arts is looking for outdoor art and sculpture art for the 10th Annual Art in Bloom. Art in Bloom is a unique art show that celebrates local artists and outdoor garden art. Unlike most art shows held in galleries, Art in Bloom takes place outdoors at the amazing Kokopelli Gardens in Duvall, Washington. Guests will stroll through the gardens and view an array of mediums of outdoor sculpture art. This year we have an amazing lineup, including past favorites as well as new artists.

Deadline: June 06, 2015
Eligibility: Juried show; only outdoor and sculpture art accepted
Information: www.duvallarts.org


Seattle, WA + The New Foundation Seattle, Residency Grants

Residency Program Funds (RPF) provide funds for Seattle-based contemporary visual artists, curators, and art writers who have opportunities to attend residencies out-of-state and need assistance to cover tuition, fees, and travel expenses. RPF are intended to support individuals accepted to residency programs. Requests for seminars, professional training, workshops, lectures, symposia, conferences, exhibition support or competitions are not eligible.
Individuals are selected for RPF based on: quality and reputation of the residency program; demonstrated ability to succeed in the program based on work samples and prior experience; and well-articulated explanations of the purpose of attending the residency and the artistic/professional impact it will have on you and your practice. Individuals apply for funding through an open application process. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. When funds allotted for the calendar year run out, the Foundation will discontinue accepting applications until the following calendar year. We will indicate on our website when funding for the year has expired. Applicants can submit requests for any amount up to $5,000 maximum, however, the typical range of RPF given is $1,200 – $3,000.

Deadline: on-going
Information: thenewest.org


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Walnut Creek, CA + Walnut Creek Public Art Program Supervisor

The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a full-time Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This full-time position is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.

Information: www.ci.walnut-creek.ca.us


HI + Art In Public Places Hawaii

Art in Public Places/Department of Education--Artists in Residence Program of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is soliciting Hawai'i Artists for three commissioned works of art projects in public schools.

Deadline: March 30, 2015, 11:59 PM
Eligibility: Artists who were born and or educated in Hawaii, regardless of whether they currently reside in Hawaii or elsewhere; obtained a major part of their artistic training and development in Hawaii; or is a Hawaii resident
Budget: $100,000.00
Information: Trisha Lagaso Goldberg trisha.lagaso.goldberg[at]hawaii.gov


Auckland, New Zealand + AFTA Public Art List

Over four days in Auckland, New Zealand, the 2015 International Award for Public Art (IAPA) Conference will bring together leading artists, curators, sociologists, art theorists, urban planners, architects, public health and environmental scientists from around the world. NICAI and SUAD welcome proposals for academic presentations for the Cities in a Climate of Change, Public Art and Environmental and Social Ecologies conference.

Deadline: March 30, 2015, 10:00 PM
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Information: http://iapa2015.nz


Iowa City, IA + Art in State Buildings Program

The University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) from artists, artist teams, or artist representatives for artwork for permanent exterior installation on the site of the replacement Art Building, which is currently under construction. The total art budget for this project is estimated at $386,000 and includes all costs associated with creation, fabrication, shipment, installation and display.

Deadline: April 02, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Budget: $386,000
Information: iowaartscouncil.slideroom.com


Orlando, FL + Orange County Convention Center

Seeking an artist or group to develop artwork for the Orange County Convention Center’s renovated North Hall.

Deadline: April 03, 2015, 5:00 PM
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artists.
Budget: $400,000
Information: www.ocfl.net


Tulsa, Oklahoma + Tulsa Artist Fellowship

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) is a program established by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to enhance the local art scene by retaining and recruiting artists to Tulsa. The Tulsa Artist Fellowship provides an unrestricted stipend, free housing and work-space in Tulsa, Oklahoma to US Resident artists.
The Tulsa Artist Fellowship provides unrestricted awards between $15,000 and $40,000 for artists in different stages of their career. In addition, the TAF will provide free housing and work-space in Tulsa, Oklahoma for non-resident fellows and early career fellows. All non-resident fellows will be required to live in the provided housing.

Deadline: April 03, 2015, 11:59 CST
Information: www.gkff.org


Cape Girardeau, MO + Wild Things, A National Juried Exhibition

If civilization is what separates humankind from the animal kingdom, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri asks artists to cross that line and become uncivilized. Artists across the United States are invited to submit their works depicting the world’s Wild Things. From household pets to rainforest creatures to ocean dwellers, artwork must depict a member, real or imagined, of the animal kingdom.
Exhibition Dates: June 5 – 27; Opening Reception: June 5 from 5-9 pm, Awards Announced at 6 p.m. Juror: Ruth Reese is known for her surreal porcelain sculptures where animal forms merge with human figures and flora grafts to fauna. From these fantastic beings, psychological questions concerning the nature of identity naturally emerge. At present, she is a studio artist living in St. Louis, MO and the founder of Reese Gallery, where she curates exhibitions of other emerging and mid-career artists.

Deadline: April 07, 2015
Eligibility: 18+ Residents of the United States
Information: www.capearts.org


Charlotte, NC + The City of Charlotte Joint Communications Center

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional Artists or Teams of Artists in response to a significant public art opportunity for the City of Charlotte’s Joint Communications Center (JCC). The JCC will be built on a campus with other buildings occupying a little over five acres. The site is currently flanked by multi and single family housing on its West side and a mix of industrial and commercial businesses on its East side. Located at the intersection of North Graham Street and Statesville Avenue in a distressed area, the property is currently being considered for rezoning from an industrial site to a mixed urban development in hopes of spurring economic growth and investment.

Deadline: April 09, 2015, 11:59 PM
Eligibility: Open to all qualifying artists.
Budget: $400,000.00
Information: Randella Foster randella.foster[at]artsandscience.org


Bangkok, Thailand + Liquid Identities

Liquid Identities explores all the different facets of social, physical and cultural identities of our contemporary societies. Everyday we deal with a multitude of different identities and roles: we face the public life creating and adapting our social identities; our body and aesthetic tastes modify and are modified by our physical and sexual identities; our whole being evolves as well as contemporary cultures and modern cities do. Differences create new compounds and exchange possibilities. Artists, architects and video makers are invited to submit video art works, short movies and experimental films.

Deadline: April 09, 2015, 12:00
Information: www.lucacurci.com


Boynton Beach, FL + East Water Treatment Public Art Project

This is an opportunity to create a unique public art project for the East Water Treatment Facility (WTF) and its associated outdoor public green space, Edward F. Harmening Arbor Memorial Park at 124 E. Woolbright Road

Deadline: April 10, 2015, 3:00 PM
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists and artists-led teams living in the United States.
Budget: $260,000.00
Information: www.boynton-beach.org


Calgary, Alberta, CA + Trans Canada Highway/Bowfort Road Interchange

The City of Calgary (The City) Public Art Program and the Transportation Department are seeking a professional artist(s) with established public art experience for a permanent public art project at the new Trans Canada Highway/Bowfort Road interchange located in the northwest quadrant of Calgary. The highway is an important roadway network link in Calgary, providing direct connections between the east and west city limits and connecting to the provincial and national highway systems. It also serves as a key east-west truck route through the city and an important commuter connection from northwest Calgary to downtown. This segment of the highway between the west city limits and Sarcee Trail is the primary entrance to Calgary from British Columbia and the Rocky Mountain Parks.

Deadline: April 10, 2015, 4:00 PM
Eligibility: Open to all qualifying artists.
Budget: 500,000
Information: vendor.purchasingconnection.ca


Cassano d'Adda, Italy + ECOISMI 2015 Open call

The City of Cassano d'Adda presents the new edition of ECOISMI a contemporary art event, now in its third edition, which takes place in the Natural Park of the Island Borromeo. Leitmotif of ECOISMI 2015 is the theme: "The man and the ways of nature", which was inspired by a series of multiple inputs, from the topics of EXPO 2015, the concepts of Leonardo Da Vinci, through key topics such as the environment and the relationship with the territorial specificity. Each participant in the project development will be guided by any meaning loosely based on them, in accordance with the objectives set.
The theme of this edition starts from the relationship between man and nature and raises the question of how the body is in fact united to the rest of the living virtue of common organic component. The argument extends in a multiplicity of possible forms ranging from the position that man occupies in the world to the reflections on the transformative processes in place, the environmental issues to the considerations on the nature as a common good to be protected. Around this very large topic the young artists are invited to express themselves through their freedom of expression, sensitivity and planning.

Deadline: April 15, 2015, 12
Eligibility: Open to artists up to 35 years of age
Budget: 1,000 Euro
Information: www.ecoismi.org


Omaha, NE + Nebraska Medical Center

In accordance with the State of Nebraska 1% for Art legislation, the Center seeks artwork for three (3) distinct sites—two exterior and one interior. The 1% for Art Committee of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is looking for art that will humanize the cancer center’s environment, as well as celebrate and honor the mission and industry of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which combines education, caregiving, and research. Focus will be placed on artwork that is uplifting, celebratory, inspirational, soothing, and educational. Artwork selected will be welcoming, accessible, and of the highest quality.

Deadline: April 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all qualified artsits.
Budget: $342,000-$362,000
Information: www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov


Atlanta, GA + Crusade For Art

Crusade for Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage new audiences with art. Our work is about developing and supporting innovative initiatives that create demand for art and opportunities to collect it. The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the most innovative idea to build audiences for photography. $25 fee to apply.
The grant is the centerpiece of our organization and puts our greatest resource – the brainpower of our creative force, our artists – toward exploring this systemic problem of a lack of demand for art.

Deadline: April 17, 2015
Information: www.crusadeforart.org


Pacifica, CA + 7th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show

Sanchez Art Center (SAC) seeks California artists (18 and older) for its 7th annual 50|50 Show, which takes place Aug 28-Sept 20, 2015. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses a single medium throughout the 50-piece series. Creation of works by participating artists will begin June 8 and end July 27, 2015.

Deadline: May 12, 2015, 11 pm PST
Eligibility: California artists 18 and older
Information: www.sanchezartcenter.org


Raleigh, North Carolina + 2015 Mystery Build Art Competition

Create a work of art using onlythe materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, cloth, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2015 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's an engaging project that combines the exploration of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game.

Deadline: October 20, 2015
Information: www.mysterybuild.com


Los Angeles, CA + Job Opportunity: Civic Art Project Manager

Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks a full time Project Manager for its Civic Art program, which works with leading and emerging public artists, County departments and communities to create permanent artwork, creative placemaking projects, public engagement activities, temporary art and event-based programming for new and renovated facilities throughout Los Angeles County. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years experience with permanent public art project management, or a relative equivalent combination of project/production/construction management in the public and/or private sector and a Bachelor’s Degree in art, public art, art history, architecture, landscape architecture, arts administration, urban planning, urban design, engineering, or a related field. A relevant advanced degree is desirable.

Information: http://jobbank.artsusa.org


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"Yourtown", USA + Artist Spotlight Competition

The editors of Professional Artist select one artist bimonthly to be featured in the Artist Spotlight section of the magazine. The competition is open to all artists 18 and older who “like” Professional Artist on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or participate in our LinkedIn discussion group. All 2-D and 3-D mediums accepted; no film or performance art. Enter up to three original artworks, created within the last two years. The winning artists will receive a two-page interview profile and one or two images of his or her artwork printed in the magazine. The winner and finalists will be featured in their own Artist Spotlight gallery on the website.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists at least 18 years of age
Budget: NA
Information: professionalartistmag.com


Seattle, WA + COCA Seeking Volunteers and Interns

Interested in learning about the administrative and technical aspects involved in running a non-profit arts organization? Itching to get involved in your local arts community or just wanting to help make things happen? We are seeking interns and volunteers for the fall and winter to assist with fundraising, grant writing, outreach, social media, and archiving. Gain valuable work experience, college, high school, or service learning credits. Our interns do so much more than database management. Learn the ins and outs of running an art gallery, working with a non-profit Board and managing a community-focused organization.

Deadline: on-going
Information: cocaseattle.org or send email to info[at]cocaseattle.org


Online Curriculum + Arts Learning & Public Art: In the Classroom

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K – 12 students. Each lesson plan in this series is based on artwork in the WA State Art Collection and includes a PowerPoint presentation of images. Developed by master teaching artist Meredith Essex, each lesson can be modified for different student populations.
The lessons include arts learning objectives and vocabulary aligned with Washington State Standards and can be led by arts specialists, generalist classroom teachers, or teaching artists. Suggested grade levels for each lesson plan are noted, but lessons can be easily modified for age appropriate learning.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: N/A
Information: www.arts.wa.gov


Tacoma, WA + Spaceworks

Spaceworks Tacoma is an initiative to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who transform vacant spaces through artist residencies and creative enterprises. There are currently 2 tracks available as part of this application: Creative Enterprise and Artist Residency.

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE This program provides designers, crafters, consultants and other fledgling entrepreneurs with the chance to test new products and services in a physical space. We are currently looking for artists who can move into spaces on a rolling basis for three or six month durations.

SPECIAL PROJECTS This program offers dedicated practicing artists the chance to pursue projects and develop work in any discipline for up to six months. This could include individual artist residencies, but preference will be given to especially active projects.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space becomes available. Priority will be given to applications that are received first. Applicants are encouraged to contact Spaceworks staff to check on the status of their application or to refine their proposal concept.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists residing in WA.
Budget: N/A
Information: spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com or email Rebecca Solverson rsolverson[at]cityoftacoma.org


Kent, WA + Give Me Culture Grants

Small, flexible grants available to individuals, organizations, and community groups. The grants will fund projects that serve the general public in Kent; especially projects that serve and showcase ethnically diverse or under-served communities.
The Give Me Culture program is intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities throughout Kent. There is no deadline for the program; applications will be reviewed as they are received throughout the year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: US Artists
Budget: small grants up to $1,000
Information: www.kentarts.com or email rbillerbeck[at]kentwa.gov


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Los Angeles, CA + Civic Art Project Manager

Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks a full time Project Manager for its Civic Art program, which works with leading and emerging public artists, County departments and communities to create permanent artwork, creative placemaking projects, public engagement activities, temporary art and event-based programming for new and renovated facilities throughout Los Angeles County.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years experience with permanent public art project management, or a relative equivalent combination of project/production/construction management in the public and/or private sector and a Bachelor’s Degree in art, public art, art history, architecture, landscape architecture, arts administration, urban planning, urban design, engineering, or a related field. A relevant advanced degree is desirable. The ideal candidate has curatorial vision, successful history of group process, a strong portfolio of quality public art, and an interest in living in Los Angeles.

Deadline: on-going
Budget: $61,668-$80,880 annually with full benefits, including matching deferred savings plans and retirement.
Information: www.lacountyarts.org


Budapest, Hungary + Artist Residency Program in Budapest, 2015

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary - provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.
Artist Residency Program in Budapest, 2015 Visual arts / writing / other disciplines The Open Call will begin on June 25, 2014, we have every months jury selection until April 15, 2015. Apply early!

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Visual arts / writing / other disciplines
Information: www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com or email Beata Szechy at bszechy[at]yahoo.com


Brooklyn, NY + ISCP Residency for Artists and Curators

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces an open call for its residency program. ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United­ States.
With 35+ artists and curators in residence at all times, ISCP is a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners. The program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as a platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP's public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural landscape of New York City, making ISCP an exciting hub for contemporary art. ISCP is currently accepting applications from visual artists and curators in all disciplines who would like to engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks and semi-annual Open Studios (April and November residents). Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP's Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects (off-site, public works). A residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Emerging to midcareer
Information: www.iscp-nyc.org


Detroit, MI + Kresge Foundation Arts And Culture Program

Kresge's Arts and Culture Program has expanded its grant opportunity for cross-sector, cross-disciplinary efforts under a new theme of Strong, Healthy Places. The program will support cross-sector (public, private) and cross-disciplinary (health, environment, human services, education, and community development) initiatives that embed arts and culture into community revitalization.

Deadline: Ongoing
Information: www.kresge.org


Very Venice Art Gallery Database

Very Venice Art Gallery provides opportunities for talented and creative artists/designers/ sculpture artists/ digital and graphic designers/ photographers/ mixed media artists/ jewellery designers and artists in various categories to join our ever expanding database.
Calling all professional artists and designers who can woo the clients into buying your creations, we will do our part of taking it to the people who appreciate your work! We have a very strong US presence and boast of clients from all over the globe. Join us by submitting your work to see if you qualify.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Professional artists, Visual arts, mixed media, pop/ abstract artists/ designers/ Sculpture artists/ outdoor and environmental artists
Information: www.veryveniceart.com or email veryveniceartgallery[at]gmail.com


Mount Dora, FL + Public Artist Registry

The City of Mount Dora is currently soliciting professional artists for the purpose of creating a database of qualified artists that will be utilized in the commissioning of public art by the Public Arts Commission. The Call to Artists is open to all artists of visual art conceived in any medium, material, or combination thereof. The database will also be a resource for private developers in selecting capable artists to create public art for private developments to meet the requirements of Public Art in Mount Dora.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.mountdorapublicarts.com or email plandev[at]cityofmountdora.com


Hartford, CT + Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank

The Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank at the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism is a catalogue of photographic slides used to select artists and craftspeople for public art commissions. Artists slides are on file along with background information, resumes, reviews, press articles, and price lists.
The Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank is the primary resource for selecting artists for the Art in Public Spaces program. Registration in the Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank is required in order to be eligible for Art in Public Spaces projects. Artists may register at any time. With one entry, artists registered are automatically reviewed and considered for every pubic art project in their discipline category.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.ct.gov or email Tamara Dimitri Tamara.Dimitri[to]ct.gov


Tallahassee, FL + Art In State Buildings Registry

The Art in State Buildings Program acquires artwork for new public facilities built with state funds. The program requires that up to .5% of the construction appropriation be set aside to acquire artwork for permanent display in, on or around the facility. Since the program began in 1979, more than 1,000 works of art have been purchased or commissioned.
Participating artists must have resumes which illustrate that they have met two of the following criteria: 1.the artist's works are included in private, public, corporate or museum collections; 2.the artist has received awards, grants or fellowships; 3.the artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale; 4.the artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.florida-arts.org or email Lee Modica lmodica[at]dos.state.fl.us


New York, NY + Percent for Art Registry

The New York Department of Cultural Affairs, along with NY Culture of the City of New York, are accepting application for the Percent for Art Program Artist Registry. The percent for art program commissions permanent works of art by local, national, and international artists for NYC construction projects. Project budgets are inclusive of the artist's design fee which is generally 20% of the overall budget.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: varies by project
Information: www.nyc.gov or email percent[at]culture.nyc.gov


Hillsborough County, FL + Art in Public Places Program Registry

Artists with proficiency in planning, creating and implementing public art are encouraged to apply to the registry.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.hillsboroughcounty.org


Memphis, TN + UrbanArt Commission: Artist Registry

You are cordially invited to join the Artists' Registry of UrbanArt's new website. This tool is provided to you as a means to introduce new audience to the work of visual artists working in all media, as well as fabricators, designers, architects, and curators of art in the public realm.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: urbanart.rfbeta.com or email UrbanArt Commission info[at]urbanartcommission.org


International, Publication + Public Art Dialogue

The Editors of Public Art Dialogue are now inviting submissions for all sections of the journal. All article, essay, artist's statement, and book review submissions must be double-spaced, have numbered pages, and strictly follow the MLA endnote format (when notes are used). We are seeking scholarly articles, essays, book reviews and artist projects which are unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages of Public Art Dialogue.
Articles presenting new information or interpretations of subjects pertaining to the theme of the issue. There will be opportunities for open issues without specific, predetermined themes as well. Essays are opinion pieces, comparable to position papers that advocate a particular approach (theoretical or otherwise) to the subject. Artist projects should relate to the theme of a particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site/space for public art. Links to web-based works are also acceptable.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to all working in the field of public art.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.tandf.co.uk or email Mary Tinti tinti00[at]yahoo.com


Your Town, USA and Canada + The Public Art Archive™

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. This is not a RFQ/RFP, roster, or commissioning project call. To qualify, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program in any of the 50 United States or Canada.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to qualified public artworks.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.callforentry.org or email Public Art Archive PAArchive[at]westaf.org


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King County, WA + Cultural Equipment - Heritage, Arts, and Preservation

Cultural institutions depend on specialized equipment, such as stage lights and museum storage shelving, to operate effectively. A single computer workstation can transform an organization's ability to reach audiences and serve a community. The annual Cultural Equipment program supports purchase of fixed assets by organizations or local government cultural agencies. Applicants may request up to 100% of the cost, but must demonstrate community support for the project.

Deadline: May 06, 2015
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/equipment


King County, WA + Landmarks Capital

4Culture's Landmarks Capital program supports "bricks and mortar" projects that help preserve designated local landmarks all around King County. We fund design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation projects large and small. Eligible applicants include private owners, businesses, organizations and local governments. Fundable projects will range from $3,000 to $30,000.

Deadline: May 13, 2015, 5pm
Eligibility: Property must be a designated local landmark
Information: http://www.4culture.org/apply/landmarks/index.htm


King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed projects must substantially include historic preservation or King County heritage and must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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