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RFPs

Requests for Proposals ask artists to develop and submit site-specific work for a commission. Listed by due date. 

Call for Mural Artist: Celebrating Wilson County, North Carolina

Wilson, NC

Deadline:

February 25, 2024

The theme of the mural will be celebrating Wilson County and what makes our destination unique and special. Murals have always been powerful tools to strengthen community pride, reinforce a sense of place, and distinguish communities from neighboring areas.

The size of the wall is approximately 15 ft. tall and 85 ft. wide. There is a glass door, conduit, and exterior lighting to consider when designing. The material is brick – smoother towards the bottom and a rougher texture toward the roof. The entire surface area does not have to be covered, but would love a design that works with the architecture of the building. The parking signs will be relocated, but much of the hardware you will see will remain, but can be painted if the artist desires.

This mural will be located on the side of the brand-new Wilson Visitor’s Center featuring Wilson’s first roof garden with stunning views of the infamous Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson. It will also be within walking distance of the new multi-million dollar baseball stadium that is slated to be built over the next few years.

Budget: $6,000

Historic Chronicle Mill Outdoor Mural

Belmont, NC

Deadline:

March 8, 2024

The goal is to have a community-centered mural on the front and side of the Chronicle Mill
parking deck, which measures approximately 45’ W x 16.5’ H, in downtown Belmont. The mural will be located on the Catawba Street side of the parking deck containing stairs and wrap around the corner towards Chronicle Mill.

We seek mural proposals that encompass our rich history, story, and sense of community that
artistically expresses the identity of the Chronicle Mill past, present, and future. The DBDA
Design Committee has identified some key components, but not limited to, the history and
elements that make the Historic Chronicle Mill unique.

2025 Exhibition Proposals for York County Center of the Arts

Rock Hill, SC

Deadline:

March 10, 2024

The Arts Council of York County invites artists interested in presenting their work in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts to submit exhibition proposals for the 2025 calendar year. The Dalton Gallery is a well-appointed, 1,800 square-foot professional gallery for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. Exhibitions are 1-2 months in length.

Exhibition Proposals for Durham Arts Council

Durham, NC

Deadline:

March 15, 2024

Propose a solo or group exhibit for consideration for an opening we have in our exhibition schedule for July 14th- September 1st, 2024 in the Semans Gallery. The exhibit will be installed the week of July 8 (specific dates to be determined) and deinstalled the week of September 2 (specific dates to be determined). Exhibit openings will coordinated with Third Friday Durham on July 19 and August 16. $5 submission fee.

New Public Art at Hawkins Walk

Sanford, NC

Deadline:

March 15, 2024

The City of Sanford Appearance Commission public art sub-committee is currently accepting proposals for a commissioned sculpture and mural for Hawkins Walk.

The subject matter for both the sculpture and the mural is “Flora and Fauna of the Piedmont,” and should include natural elements that are specific to Sanford and Lee County. The sculpture will be installed at the entrance to the complex and the mural will be installed on the property.

Placemaking Grant Program + Creative Pool

Charlotte, NC

Deadline:

March 15, 2024

Application windows are officially open for the 2024 Placemaking Grant and the 2024 Creative Pool. Through March 15, applications for grants and the Pool are being accepted by the Charlotte Urban Design Center (UDC).

The Placemaking Grant Program is an effort to give neighborhoods, individuals and businesses the opportunity to transform their community with a vibrant project of their own creation. Now in its fifth consecutive year, there is a grant pool of $150,000 available and grants will be between $1,000 and $25,000.

The Placemaking Creative Pool Program helps match local creatives with project opportunities throughout Charlotte. Project managers can select a specific artist from the Pool or interested artists can vie for the project based on their own ability and capacity. The Pool consists of a wide range of creatives who manage, create and implement original compositions.

2024 Bonnaroo Call for Artists at Nashville International Airport

Nashville, TN

Deadline:

March 17, 2024

The Bonnaroo Works Fund in partnership with Arts at the Airport, are seeking proposals for 4 temporary public artwork Bonnaroo-themed displays at BNA, in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling

June 5, 2024– April 7, 2025, encompasses 4 skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $4,500 and 2 General Admission Weekend Passes + 1 Car Camping Pass

to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 13-16, 2024. The ideal project will be of highest artistic quality (any media) and should be inspired by the principles of the Bonnaroovian Code.

CATS Cultural Inclusion Bus Wrap

Charlotte, NC

Deadline:

March 17, 2024

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) invites local Charlotte area artists and designers to submit their qualifications to create artwork for a bus wrap celebrating diversity and cultural inclusion in Charlotte.

The selected artist will be paid $4,000 total for their approved design. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. EDT. There is no fee to apply. Artists of all backgrounds and experience levels are strongly encouraged to apply. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT DESIGN PROPOSALS.

From the applications, the City of Charlotte will select at least 1 artist for this project. Additionally, all applications will be separately considered to create a pool of prequalified artists to be kept on file for a period of 3 years for future potential vehicle wrap projects.

Public Art for Tarboro Road Park

Raleigh, NC

Deadline:

March 30, 2024

Create Public Artwork at Tarboro Road Park. This project is part of the 2022 Parks Bond. Artwork can be integrated into the renovation of the historic building or incorporated into the site. $129,000 budget to design and fabricate. Additional funds are held for engagement and accessibility.

Public Art Mural Celebrating LGBTQ+ Heroes

Asheville, NC

Deadline:

March 31, 2024

Youth OutRight and Campaign for Southern Equality are seeking submissions from LGBTQ+ artists who'd like to contribute to the creation of a public art mural in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. This is a paid opportunity – artist(s) selected will receive a stipend.

This project aims to provide creatives the opportunity to express who their Southern LGBTQ+ hero is. The South makes up a third of the US LGBTQ population, yet we have few Southern LGBTQ representations in public art.

SEEK Raleigh Artist Call

Raleigh, NC

Deadline:

April 30, 2024

SEEK Raleigh is an ongoing series of site-specific art installations and performance art events that engage the community through public art in City of Raleigh Parks, greenways and/or community spaces.

- Propose a public art project that you would like to create.
- Project budget can range from $1,000 to $10,000.

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