DEADLINE: MARCH 2, 2013
Below is the email text from Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts:
The Bemis Center is pleased to announce a call for artists for Typecast | Recast, a public art exhibition presented by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) - Plains States Region. ADL will commission between 6 and 10 artists to produce temporary site-specific works for North 12th Street in downtown Omaha between Mike Fahey and Douglas streets, with individual commissions ranging from $5,000 to $8,500.
ADL and the Bemis Center believe Typecast | Recast will catalyze conversation and learning around contemporary art to improve the culture of our community. This exhibition will activate and amplify the urban conditions of a seven-block stretch of downtown Omaha, Nebraska through innovative and adventurous temporary public artworks.
We are seeking qualifications from artists who have experience working in the public realm, as well as from artists for whom the project would represent an expansion of their practice. Artists will be selected through a two-part process. Artists are invited to submit their qualifications and interest by March 2nd. A short list of artists will then be invited to present proposals to a selection panel, and the public in early April. The exhibition will open in September, 2013 and run through July, 2014.
For more information about this exhibition and to submit your qualifications, see typecastrecast.org
DEADLINE FOR 2013-14 CYCLE: MARCH 25, 2013, MIDNIGHT
The Rocket Grants program was launched in 2009 by the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the KU Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The program aims to fuel the energy of the Kansas City regional visual arts community by encouraging and supporting innovative, public-oriented work in non-traditional spaces.
Rocket Grants enable individuals and groups of artists to take new risks with their work, push the scope and scale of their activities, develop and pursue collaborative projects, and engage with the public and public realm in inventive and meaningful ways. With the specific goals of developing new kinds of audiences and providing frameworks for the growth of further experimentation, awarded projects create unconventional and expansive forms of interaction, exchange, provocation, and surprise.
Now in its third year, the Rocket Grants program has awarded $121,000 in direct funds to thirty projects, involving at least seventy-two artists working in multiple media. Hundreds of other artists have been integrally and peripherally included in the performances, publications, workshops, artist-run spaces, videos, public installations, events and websites that the awards have funded. To learn more about this program and the projects supported byRocket Grants please explore this site.
The Andy Warhol Foundation has invested in the creation of a growing national network of regional re-granting programs – supporting Alternative Exposure in San Francisco, California; The Idea Fund in Houston, Texas; and The Propeller Fund in Chicago, Illinois in addition to the Rocket Grants program. The Foundation aims to support the independent creative activity of artists by partnering with leading artist-centered, visual arts organizations across the country.
DEADLINE: 4PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
The exhibition will be juried by Porter Arneill, who serves as the Director/Public Art Administrator for the Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Art Commission.
Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2013. Eight artists’ works will be selected and each will receive a $1200 honorarium and publication in the exhibition brochure.
The sculptures will be on display for one year in downtown Lawrence. In order to highlight the work of local sculptors, this year’s exhibition entries will be limited to artists residing within a 15-mile radius of Lawrence. All work must be free standing, of sound design, and suitable for long-term outdoor public display without external support. Competition is open to artists 18 and older. All entries must be original work.
For more information, additional requirements, and to submit an entry, please visit lawrenceks.org/advisory_boards/lac/publicart/sculpture.
The exhibition opens Saturday, June 15, 2013 and closes in April 2014. The exhibition opening tour and reception is tentatively scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday June 15.
On behalf of a public art initiative for the city of Warrensburg, Missouri, the Warrensburg Arts Commission (WAC) seeks a two-dimensional design for a 10-foot diameter etched concrete circle that will be permanently installed in the sidewalk on Pine Street in historic downtown Warrensburg.
During the last ten years, almost one million dollars has been invested to improve the aesthetics and infrastructure in Warrensburg’s downtown district. Improvements include the street surfaces; new 8’ wide concrete sidewalks with 2’ wide brick pavers on the outside edge of the sidewalks; and upgraded electrical, sewer, storm water, landscaping, signage, water, gas, cable, and phone services.
In the center of the Arts and Entertainment District of Pine Street in downtown Warrensburg, a 10-foot diameter concrete circle will be laid in the sidewalk on the north side of Pine Street. A professional concrete etching company will reproduce the winning design on the circle. Please see the architectural rendering of the site on our Facebook page.
There is no pre-determined theme for artwork, but WAC suggests that the content reflect the vibrancy of downtown, the beauty of the region, and the energy of the Arts and Entertainment District. Whether your design is abstract or representational, we encourage you to create a design unaccompanied by a dog, bomber, or mule. Please see a selection of example images on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/504736136206326) or at www.burgarts.com.
An honorarium of $500 will be awarded for the chosen design. WAC and the City of Warrensburg shall also have the option of making no selection. In this event, a new selection process may be initiated or the project abandoned. The award funds are made available through the WAC and the City of Warrensburg.
The design for the circle becomes property of the City of Warrensburg. The artist shall retain copyright to the work and will grant WAC and the City of Warrensburg a license to display the work and create and distribute reproductions of the work, including digital and photographic images for archival and promotional purposes.
This is an open competition for non-professional and professional artists. There is no entry fee to submit your work. A team of artists is welcome to apply, and multiple applications are allowed. The Warrensburg Arts Commission and the City of Warrensburg selected design will be based on creativity, appropriateness, and practicality for implementation.
METHODS OF SUBMISSION
Email: Submissions may be emailed with a maximum of 3 entries per artist. Emailed submissions must be in JPEG format and less than 1.5 Megabytes each. To submit entries via email, compose a message with the subject: “WAC Circle Entry.” In the body of the email, type your name, mailing address, and telephone number. Attach up to three images, with each attachment titled with your last name, first name and the entry number. Example: “SmithLaura1.”
Email entries to: email@example.com
Mail: Mailed design submissions should be on paper no larger than 16 x 20 inches.
Mailed entries should be sent to:
Warrensburg Arts Commission
102-A South Holden
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Alternate Methods as may be mutually agreed and announced.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 5, 2013. Mailed submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on April 5. Emailed submissions must be received by midnight (Central Time) on April 5.
OTHER MATERIALS TO SUBMIT
An artist statement/description to explain the intent for the design may be submitted, but it is not a requirement.
Questions about the project may be directed to the Warrensburg Arts Commission via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications due: April 5, 2013
Notification of selected design by June 1, 2013
Implementation: Summer 2013
The Carnegie Center for Art & History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association are accepting proposals from artists for the 2013 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. The submission deadline is January 3, 2013!
Each selected artist or artist team will receive an honorarium of $4,000. Three artists or teams will be selected from the proposals to create outdoor artworks that will be installed in the Spring of 2013 to remain on view for two years.
Each selected artwork will interpret one of the following historic themes: Clubs & Organizations, Culinary Arts, Museums & History, Performing Arts & Entertainment or Visual Arts & Artists. Attention must be paid to this aspect of the project, as interpretation of the chosen theme and historical appropriateness will be a factor in the selection process. While artists must interpret the theme in a way that is accurate to that history, we are not looking for literal displays of the theme, but rather unique and innovative interpretations of one or more aspects of the theme.
Full details and images relating to these themes can be found on the project website: www.napublicart.org
and additional images are on the project Facebook page: www.facebook.com/napublicart
Download the Call for Artists for information on the sites and submission details at: http://www.napublicart.org/forartists.php