The DEN Art and Culture’s Public Art Program is currently soliciting applications for an exterior commission for Denver Fire Station 35 – either free-standing or integrated.

The total commission budget is $200,000 USD (all inclusive).

Deadline is Tuesday, December 30, 12:00 PM MST. All qualified artists are invited to apply for this opportunity through our on-line portal https://flydenver.slideroom.com. If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please submit a request via email: mandy.renaud@flydenver.com.

  1. Site specific: Artwork should be reflective of the modern and timeless architecture that will house Fire Station 35. This iconic building includes materials such as corrugated metals, translucent features, and a sweeping cantilevered roofline in addition to traditional elements: a hose tower and large apparatus bays. There are two prominent locations for artwork:
  •  A large concrete block wall on the south façade, roughly 12’ tall by 90’ long. Additional art components could be carried      from the facade onto the hose tower and into the landscape west of the building; or
  •  A free-standing work on the west side of the property.


  1. Reflective of the Mission and Values of the Denver Fire Department:


The Denver Fire Department is dedicated to:


  • Providing quality, timely, and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City and County of Denver
  • Respecting each other through trust, pride, diversity, integrity, and training
  • Working together to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, and community involvement with a dedication to purpose.


Values that drive the organization include: Preparedness, Professionalism, Integrity, Courage, Teamwork, and Compassion

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the Bethesda Painting Awards, downtown Bethesda’s 11th annual juried art competition and exhibition honoring painters. This competition will be awarding $14,000 in prize monies to four selected painters.

Attached please find applications for this event. You can apply by mail or online here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 21, 2015.

The competition will be juried by Arnold Kemp, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University; John Morrell, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Georgetown University; and Nora Sturges, Professor of Art and head of Painting and Drawing at Towson University.

If you would like to request additional applications, please feel free to contact me at 301-215-6660, Ext. 117 or VHillman@bethesda.org. The application is also available on our website, www.bethesda.org.

Request for Qualifications for the: Austin Art in Public Places Pre-Qualified Artist Pool



The City of Austin requests qualifications from professional visual artists who live and work in the United States.

Budgets range from $20,000. to $300,000.

Application deadline is Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:00 pm (CST) Apply online at www.PublicArtist.org

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The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks exceptional emerging and established artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2015-17 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool.

Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate artwork for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Artwork budgets are expected to range from $20,000 to $300,000, and artwork opportunities exist in a variety of public settings and facilities. Artists working in a variety of media will be considered.


The Suwanee Public Arts Commission (PAC) is seeking proposals from artists and/or artist teams for design, execution, and installation of original outdoor sculptures to be displayed for a period of just less than two years, from May 2015 through the end of March 2017, in downtown Suwanee.   The objective is to have a well-balanced exhibit of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes.  The deadline for submissions is January 9.  See the RFP.



Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are excited to announce the selection of Light City Baltimore’s “Festival of Light, Music & Innovation” as Baltimore’s submission to the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. “Light City Baltimore’s vision of a city-wide light festival will bring together artists, engineers, architects, educators, students, and neighborhoods; all while showcasing Baltimore’s innovation to the world,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “While all of the final submissions were unique and innovative, I believe the Light City Baltimore proposal has the best chance at competing for the available funding on a national level.” The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million over two years to support temporary art projects.

For the competition, each city may enter only one application, selected by the Mayor, which represents collaboration between the City and an artist and/or arts organization. Submissions were accepted from all artistic disciplines including multi-media, visual and performing arts. The final four proposals were submitted by Section 1, Light City Baltimore, Lab Bodies and FORCE.

For more information on the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org. Additional information can also be found at www.publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org.


The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation is accepting proposals for Individual Support Grants.

Description: Since 1976, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been making Individual Support Grants to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist. Twelve grants are awarded each year.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.

In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for an Individual Support grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. A financial disclosure page is included in the application which must be completed and signed.

Deadline: December 15, 2014



On December 6, GBCA & BOPA are co-hosting a grantwriting overview led by Artists U founder Andrew Simonet immediately followed by a Grantmakers Fair.

The Fair is meant to be an (almost) one-stop shop where you can speak directly with staff responsible for the Baker Artist Awards, Rubys Artist Project Grants, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts’ Creative Baltimore Fund, PNC Transformative Art Prize and Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, as well as The Contemporary’s Grit Fund and the Maryland State Art Council’s Individual Artist Award Program.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to gather intelligence from the organizations managing local grants and awards.