Deadline Extended: Central Waterfront Tribal Art Project


The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture has extended the deadline for applications to create artwork that recognizes the tribal peoples of this region, and reflects the Coast Salish tribes that have a historic connection to this territory. This project is part of Waterfront Seattle<>, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with 20+ acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. There are no preconceptions of what this artwork can be; the artist/artist team will investigate sites and develop a permanent artwork that acknowledges both the history and current presence of local tribes. The artwork could take the form of placemaking, sculptures, carvings, or site enhancements; it can be a singular element, a series of pieces, spaces for gathering and storytelling; and two or three dimensional.



The call is open to established professional artists residing in Washington State or British Columbia. Artists who have a historic and/or artistic connection to the tribal peoples of this region are strongly encouraged to apply.



If you need assistance with the CaFE  application, please contact Sandy Esene in our office at

We are providing in-person assistance on Wednesday, January 21 in our offices. Please reserve a spot in advance by contacting Elisheba Johnson at



One artist or artist team will be selected to receive a commission of $25,000 for initial design and concept work. Upon approval of the design, the artist/artist team will be contracted for fabrication and installation for $225,000 inclusive of all fees, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel and additional site work if necessary to accommodate artwork.



11 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015 (Pacific Standard Time).



Click here<> to apply on CaFÉ.



If you have already submitted an application but need to make an adjustment or if you have questions about the call for artists in general, please contact Ruri Yampolsky, public art director at or 206-684-7309.

The artwork is funded by Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds and is administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.


The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and InterPark, LLC announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork(s) in JFK Plaza/LOVE Park.  The commission is part of the $14 million renovation and reconstruction of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park.

The complete Call to Artists can be found at

The Invisible Majority is an incubator for creatives of all mediums. We’re here to strengthen the artistic community with consulting services, workshops, PR help, special events, publishing/distribution, recording, and space for meetings, photo/video shoots, etc. A network of creatives, connecting with IM means giving yourself a business advantage in the creative world.

We celebrate the opening of the new IM space and launching of a movement!

Come network, enjoy refreshments, entertainment and learn more how you can get plugged into the #InvisibleMajority.

Tickets are $25 and are 1st come 1st serve. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


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BALTIMORE, MD (January 12, 2015)—The Baltimore Museum of Art has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to artists in the Greater Baltimore area interested in being considered for a collaborative project that will debut with the museum’s new center for learning and creativity (CLC) in October 2015. The BMA will contract with one artist or artist team, in partnership with an area non-profit, to produce a year-long project on the theme of ‘home’. Details of the RFQ are available on the BMA’s website. Responses are due by midnight, Friday, February 27, 2015.


The opening of the CLC is the culmination of the BMA’s $28 million phased renovation to offer visitors a more welcoming environment and more imaginative encounters with the collection. It is designed to fuel new ways of thinking about art, culture, and contemporary life in Baltimore and beyond. Through exhibitions, programs, digital initiatives, outreach, and partnerships, the CLC will spark new ways of thinking about art and culture in the context of the wider world. Equal parts catalyst, convener, and connector, the CLC will deepen visitor understanding of human experiences and stimulate the creativity essential for addressing some of society’s greatest challenges. The center is comprised of five interconnected spaces—a total of 5,550 square feet situated adjacent to the museum’s newly renovated Zamoiski East Entrance and East Wing Lobby.

The selected artist or artist team will activate the museum’s new 864 sq. ft. community commons space with artwork and with a series of free public programs implemented between October 2015 and August 2016. The project budget, inclusive of all fees, materials, fabrication expenses, and transport is $30,000.

Eligibility is limited to artists who meet the following guidelines:

  • Artists who are working in traditional or new media, public art, and/or performance-based visual expression.
  • Artists who have a history of collaboration, social, and/or participatory practice.
  • Artists whose work addresses the theme of ‘home.’
  • Artists must reside within the Greater Baltimore region (defined as Baltimore City and its surrounding five counties (Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Carroll counties) during the 12-month project period.
  • Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at an institution of higher learning at the time of the application deadline.
  • BMA staff and their families are not eligible to apply.
  • Artists must apply in partnership with a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Responding candidates are asked to submit a PDF portfolio, resume, references, a letter of intent, and up to five pages of supporting materials. Also required is a letter of support, mission statement and legal proof of 501(c)(3) status from a non-profit partner organization. Interested candidates are invited to review the full details of the RFQ on the BMA’s website.

The selection process includes selecting a shortlist of candidates in March, presentations and interviews with candidates in April, and final selection announced on April 30.

Please address all questions to Jessica Braiterman, Manger of Community Engagement and Learning (


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting grant applications for the 2015 Creative Baltimore Fund.  The grant program provides nearly $250,000 in funding to local individual artists and established non-profit cultural organizations. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  The Creative Baltimore Fund is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

The Creative Baltimore Fund provides support to artists and organizations through two grants.  Individual artists are invited to apply for the Mayor’s Individual Artist Award which provides project support for programs promoting public access and encouraging the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in Baltimore City.  Additionally, the General Operating Support grant provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant.  Individual artists can receive up to $5,000 for project support; organizations can receive up to $10,000 for general operating support.  Grant awards will be announced in May 2015.


Grant Application Due: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Application Review Period: Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17, 2015
Grant Awards Announced: May 2015
Grant Period: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 through Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Creative Baltimore Fund is made possible through the support of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore City Council and helps art programs and projects come to fruition and continue to enhance the City of Baltimore.  The program is administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts which is the arts council for Baltimore City.  In addition, an independent panel reviews applications and selects grant recipients.

For more information on the Creative Baltimore Fund, call 410-752-8632.

Summer Residency Program






Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 residency session.  The deadline will be January 15 2015.Dates of our 2015 Summer residencies will be: 
Friday June 5-Sunday July 5, 2015
Monday July 6- Thursday August, 6 2015
Our “Summer Residency Application”
can be completed online at this link:

The online application includes:
-Residency Application General Information Form
-Residency Statements (Project Proposal and Artist Statement)
-$30 Application Fee

The Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residency Program awards accomplished professional artists & writers the opportunity to stay for a month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.The month-long residency grants resident artists space and uninterrupted time to pursue their own independent projects, as well as the opportunity to explore the area of Siena, and interact with the local community.

Resident Artists are provided:
-A private studio at The Siena Art Institute for four weeks.
-A private studio apartment in downtown Siena for their month-long stay (one double bed).
-Compensation for flight to and from Italy from country of residence.

In turn, Resident Artists are asked to give back to The Siena Art Institute in several ways:
-Presenting a public talk about their work upon arrival in Siena.
-Interacting with our program participants through an organized activity, such as an afternoon master-class or critiques of student work.

While not required, Resident Artists are also invited to:
-Hold at one or more open studios/exhibitions/performances/screenings during their residency.
-Lead workshops with the Siena Art Institute’s summer program participants or members of the local community.

The Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residents are a valuable component of our programming, providing insight and inspiration to our program participants and the local community through the addition of their expertise, energy, and unique perspectives.  We welcome all types of artists and writers to apply for our residency program, including but not limited to 2-D, 3-D, video, poetry, fiction and non-fiction

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is accepting submissions of sculpture work for their sixth annual, three-year outdoor sculpture exhibition. A local jury will choose pieces for display from April 15, 2015 through April 15, 2018.  
******* Application Deadline: February 1, 2015 *******  
Before you submit your application, please read the following: 1. We will consider a wide variety of work, including: site specific work, ephemeral and/or permanent work, work in a variety of scales, art with a performance component, proposed not yet built projects etc. For artists submitting multiple proposals, please complete the application for EACH piece submitted. Up to five pieces considered. 2. Materials and scale must be appropriate for an outdoor environmental location. 3. Sculpture submissions must be self supporting; foundations or bases are not provided. 4. Delivery, installation, and return of work are the artist’s responsibility. 5. Describe your installation process and identify your needs in your proposal. 6. Selected submissions will receive $800 for a three-year loan of their work. 7. Have questions about the park or the exhibition? contact us by email. Please put “Juried Show” in the subject line.