Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is open for entries. Now in its eighth year, the Prize is an internationally renowned award presented by Aesthetica Magazine that enables emerging and established artists to showcase their work and further their involvement in the art world.

Prizes include a group exhibition, £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (186,000 readership worldwide).

Please find some copy below to share this opportunity with artists at School 33 Art Center.

You can also download an A4 poster HERE.

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The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is now open for entries. The prize is a major event for established and emerging artists, now in its eighth year, and is awarded by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.

It is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world. Plus you could win £5,000, a group exhibition and editorial.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • £1,000 Student Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine (186,000 readership worldwide)
  • Selection of books by Prestel
  • Art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions close 31 August 2015. Entry is £20 plus VAT

To enter, visit

Heritage Area’s 2015 Heritage Investment Grant Now Open


BNHA Heritage Investment Grants provide “small but strategic” grants to fund a variety of activities, including planning and research; development of interpretive materials (brochures, maps, and signage); and programs, such as conferences and living history seminars. A portion of the funds will be made available for operational support of qualified nonprofits working in the field of heritage tourism. For grant guidelines and to start your application, visit 


The heritage area will host a workshop for applicants interested in the 2015 Heritage Investment Grants on Wednesday, June 3 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm at the Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom. We will be introducing our new online grant application process! 


Attendance at the workshop is mandatory for first-time applicants. Repeat applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the new online application process. Please click here to register today.

2016 Exhibition Opportunity
City of Norfolk Offsite Gallery
Deadline: 06/29/15

The City of Norfolk Bureau of Cultural Affairs is accepting proposals for our new Offsite Gallery (formerly the Selden Gallery) located in the World Trade Center at 101 W. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510. Installations, new media and experimental works are encouraged.

No entry fee. Submit:
1)Artist statement and resume.
2)Brief explanation regarding the subject and intent of your exhibition. (Include month preferred in 2016)
3)Up to 10 digital images of artwork accurately representing what will be included in the proposed exhibition.
4)A detailed image list with artwork medium, dimensions, title & year completed.
Note: Artists are also expected to present a creative demonstration or program/artist talk in addition to the exhibition.

Submit online to or submission must be received by 5pm, JUNE 29, 2015 at: Cultural Affairs, 5th Floor, Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 / 757.664-6854


About the Fellowship: 

The Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) seeks to identify ten exceptional rising leaders of color who aspire to leadership positions at arts and cultural organizations in Maryland.

The Program will provide workshops, mentoring sessions, talks, discussions, as well as a three (3) or six (6) month internship placement at a partnering organization, helping Fellows to develop new and expanded skills and networks. It is open to applicants with a particular focus on serving emerging leaders of color.

The program spans the 2015-2016 year, beginning in October 2015 and concluding in July 2016. For three month fellowship placements there is a stipend of $1,500 and for six month placements there is a stipend payment of $3,000. 

To learn more about UALP, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

  • A resident of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, or Howard County at the time of application and thoughout the duration of the program
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • A senior or recent graduate of a four-year undergraduate college or university.
  • Has demonstrated and assumed a leadership role in an arts-related endeavor.
  • Can commit to at least 20 hours a week (including weekend meetings) for the duration of the program

To Apply:

  • Download the UALP 2015-16 Fellowship Application here.
  • Download the UALP 2015-15 Letters of Recommendation Guidelines here.
  • Complete the application in its entirety. Please read the application instructions carefully.
  • Submit your completed application to by Friday, May 29, 2015, 12p.m. EST

Please e-mail with any questions regarding the Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) Fellowship.



Alexandria Museum of Art

28th September Competition

Juried Exhibition

September 4 – November 21, 2015


  • All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible.
  • All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2013 or later).
  • AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.


  • Each artist may submit TWO works of art with a non-refundable entry fee of $35. (Additional works may be submitted for a fee $20 per each entry.)
  • Check or money order should be made payable to:

Alexandria Museum of Art, P.O. Box 1028, Alexandria, LA   71309-1028

(All foreign payments must be MONEY ORDERS converted to United States currency.)

  • If paying via credit card, please fill in the required fields on the Entry Card and mail it along with your CD or DVD, or email it along with your emailed entry.
  • Entries will be juried by digital images emailed or sent on CDs or DVDs only.
  • All digital images submitted must be sized at 5”x7” and saved as a JPG at a 300 dpi
  • Each IMAGE must be labeled with ONLY the artwork title, medium, size, and date. Label CDs and DVDs with your name, titles of each entry, and length of DVD (if applicable).
  • Artist may submit only one (1) digital image for each 2-D entry, and up to three (3) digital images for each 3-D entry.
  • Artist submitting video entries must send DVD format not to exceed 30 minutes in length.
  • No work should exceed seven (7) feet (84”) in any direction, or 200 lbs. in weight. Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified.
  • CD and DVD entries will be retained in the permanent collection files of the Alexandria Museum of Art.
  • If digital images on CDs are not correctly representative of work chosen, AMoA has the right to disqualify the entry from the exhibition.
  • By entering the competition, the artist agrees to allow their work to reproduced for the purpose of publicity.
  • By entering the competition, the artist agrees that all entered work will be available for exhibition if chosen.  No substitutions will be allowed.


$2000 will be available for juror-designated cash awards. These awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on September 4, 2015.


May 29            Postmark and email deadline for receipt of digital images, CD (will not be returned), entry fee, plus a maximum 100 word artist statement for catalog use only (not available to juror before selected).

June 2             Deadline for hand delivered entry forms and images.

Aug. 3             Jury notification by mail or email if provided.

No phone calls please!

Aug. 25           Deadline for receipt of juried works and pre-paid return shipment label.

Sept. 4            Artists’ Reception and Gallery Talk.

Nov. 21           Exhibition Closes.

Dec. 12           Deadline for pick up of hand delivered work. Shipping of art work with pre-paid return label provided by the artist begins.



  • Please print and fill out ALL information.
  • Send your entry officially postmarked or emailed by May 29, 2014.
  • Include form, fee, CD and artist statement.
  • ALL SELECTED WORKS MUST ARRIVE PRE-PAID BY AUGUST 25, 2014  ­– ALONG WITH A PRE-PAID RETURN ADDRESS LABEL (no order forms with account numbers will be accepted, must be a completed label).
  • No work can exceed:
    • 7 (seven) feet (84”) in any direction
    • 200 lbs. in weight
    • 30 minutes in length for video entries.
  • Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified.

Failure to comply with rules of entry and deadlines will automatically disqualify cited entry.


AMoA proudly welcomes Pat Musick and Jerry Carr as the jurors for the 28th September Competition. Pat Musick has a Master of Arts and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Cornell University.  Musick taught at the University of Houston and the University of Arkansas.  Her work focuses on environmental art, using a combination of natural and man-made materials to create mixed media sculptures and works on paper.  Her work can be found in over one hundred public and private collections, including Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the Alexandria Museum of Art.  She collaborates with her husband, Jerry Carr, a former astronaut and commander of the International Space Station.

Delivery and Packaging

  • After notification of selection, ship entries to:

Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria,  LA  71301. 

  • All artwork must arrive no later than August 25,
  • Be sure to select a carrier that delivers to Alexandria, LA.
  • Hand deliveries will be accepted Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm.
  • Please do NOT include personal checks for return shipping.
  • All artwork must have a completed identification card attached to the backside.
  • All shipped works must be in sturdy reusable packaging.
  • Do not use styrofoam peanuts or pieced boxes.
  • Opening instructions should be printed on the outside.
  • All damaged packages will be returned unopened C.O.D.
  • When open packages contain damaged works the artist will be consulted.
  • Return shipping of artwork will begin December 12,
  • AMoA will not take responsibility for works returned undeliverable.
  • Art work unclaimed after one year becomes the property of AMoA.

Exhibitor Obligations

  • Selected work must be display ready.
  • All 2-D work should be framed, wired for hanging, and where appropriate, glazed with Plexiglas.
  • Any work notably different from the submitted digital file will be disqualified.  Submitted CDs containing images of artwork will not be returned.
  • Any submitted artwork must be available for exhibition.  No substitutions will be allowed.

Sales and Liability

  • A 30% commission will be charged on all sales.
  • Every reasonable precaution will be taken to assure protection of entries, but the Alexandria Museum of Art assumes no responsibility for loss or damage from any cause during transit.
  • Works will be insured for the duration of the show while on AMoA premises.
  • Any entries delivered without statement of insurance value will be assigned a maximum value of $500.

Name:             Ballpark of The Palm Beaches Integrated Public Art

Budget:          $800,000

Location:        West Palm Beach, FL

Deadline:        June 15, 2015 Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. (EST)


This national Call to Artists is for artwork to be installed at the Ball Park of The Palm Beaches, the construction of which is being led by HW Spring Training Complex, LLC (HW), a Florida Limited Liability Company comprised of representatives of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals baseball teams, in conjunction with Palm Beach County. The selected artist(s)/artist team(s) will contract with HW for the design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork.

Eligibility:       Open to all professional artists/artist teams who:

  • Are available to commence design in August 2015 and for commencement of installation in Fall 2016.
  • Demonstrate experience in creating artistic environments and architecturally integrated elements.
  • Demonstrate experience with projects of a similar scale, scope and function.
  • Demonstrate experience creating durable, low maintenance artworks with materials that withstand intense environmental conditions such as sun, rain, humidity, salt air and high winds.
  • Demonstrate experience working with a multi-disciplinary project team comprised of architects, engineers, landscape architects and contractors.
  • Sign and submit the “Acceptance of Contract Terms” form included in the Call to Artist.

To review full Call to Artists visit

Please direct questions via e-mail to Marty Minor at Include the words “Ballpark of The Palm Beaches Integrated Public Art” in the subject line. All questions shall be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on June 8, 2015.


The Salt Lake Art Design Board announces a new public art opportunity, funded by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, to be located on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

A new state-of-the-art performing arts center, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, will open in downtown Salt Lake City in the fall of 2016. The theater will become the region’s premier entertainment venue and a contemporary landmark for Utah’s capitol city. The redevelopment of Regent Street, one of downtown Salt Lake City’s most interesting streets – both historically and culturally, offers an opportunity to merge history with the contemporary to create a welcoming, dynamic urban environment unlike any other found in Salt Lake City. Regent Street will become a hub for festivals, unexpected experiences with permanent and temporary public artwork and installations, locally-owned restaurants, clubs, bars and boutiques as well as a mixture of surprising micro-shops and specialty food carts.


The Call for Artists is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams, based in Utah, nationally and/or internationally.


The commission budget is $1,400,000 USD. Budget is inclusive of all artist’s fees, travel, design, engineering, insurance, permits, fabrication, labor, shipping and installation.


This project, including the selected integrated artwork, will serve as a catalyst for positive economic and social change and enhanced quality of life in the downtown business and cultural district. The artwork is considered a part of the architectural whole and requires cooperation with architects, project partners and others. The artwork should exemplify strong, imaginative design and content and should contribute to a visually stimulating environment that lends itself to thought and adds character to the site. Artists are encouraged to consider an element of interactivity in their artwork to extend the spirit of performance art and/or street theater. The artwork should be prominent at all hours and proportionate to its surroundings. The artwork could be suspended and/or attached to existing, permissible buildings. Permanently installed or integrated elements on the street may be considered as long as access to and the function of the street is not compromised. The artist will likely work with the Design Board and project design team to further conceptualize the project including determining preparation of the site, i.e. structural, electrical requirements, city codes, etc. and the method in which the work will be installed or integrated.


The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight (MDT), Monday, June 22, 2015.


The Salt Lake City public art program uses the CaFÉ digital application and selection process. Full application information can be found at

For the complete Request for Qualifications and additional information please visit: