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THE SCULPTURE CENTER'S ANNUAL CALLS FOR ARTISTS
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W2S CALL FOR ARTISTS
WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES


THE SCULPTURE CENTER'S 2015 W2S CALL FOR ARTISTS IS CLOSED. THE 2016 W2S CALL OPENS IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2014

The Sculpture Center will be seeking applicants for its 2016 WINDOW TO SCULPTURE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES with an open Call for Artists. Through the W2S Series, begun in 1991, The Sculpture Center fosters and promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors during the first ten years of their profession. 4-6 artists creating sculpture and works of installation, relational aesthetics, expanded media and performance are chosen annually for one-person exhibitions in either the Main or Euclid Avenue Gallery with a full color brochure.

THE REGION
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania (the western half of the state), western New York (Rochester and west) and Ontario, Canada

THE EARLY CAREER ARTIST
The sculpture, installation or expanded media artist must have a connection to the region by birth, residency or schooling, but does not need to be currently residing in the region. By the application deadline (January 12, 2014), the sculptor must have completed his/her schooling, apprenticeship or period of equivalent self-taught experience and be no more than ten years into h/her career. Submitted images should be of sculpture, installation or other expanded media that indicates current work and may include a specific proposal for the W2S exhibition. The W2S artworks or installations may not have been previously exhibited in northeastern Ohio. The creation of a new or further developed body of work for the W2S series is encouraged and preferable.


2012 W2S artist Sarah Paul's installation, Little Miss Cleveland and the Flaming Sunset


AFTER THE PEDESTAL
Through an occasional open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites sculpture, installation and expanded media artists from our region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western New York and Ontario, Canada) to submit work for a juried exhibition of smaller sculpture. The next iteration of After the Pedestal has not been scheduled.

Past curators for After the Pedestal have been Second Generation Ab Ex sculptor Richard Hunt (2005), designer and artist Viktor Schrekengost (2006), sculptor and urban activist Don Harvey (2007), painter and Chair of the Visual Arts Division, Columbia University, New York, Gregory Amenoff (2008), the Cleveland Museum of Art's Curator of Contemporary Art Paola Morsiani (2009), Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery Astria Suparak (2010), and Judd Foundation (New York and Texas) Executive Director Barbara Hunt McClanahan (2011). Images from past exhibitions can be found in the Exhibition section of our website.


The Sculpture Center is happy to post other organizations' calls for artists. Calls that have a sculpture component, loosely defined, will be listed. Please format entries with a 3-5 sentence summary including deadlines and a hyperlink to the full call on your website. See entries below for examples. Formatted calls should be sent to info@sculpturecenter.org.


Last updated 4/12/2014

The Sculpture Center provides the following information solely as a service to artists and does not endorse any of its contents.

 

OTHER INSTITUTIONS

(1) See|Me Global Community of Creators

To the artists, sculptors, designers, illustrators, painters, and creators: you are invited to celebrate your creative passion with an international community of over half a million members on See.Me. To inaugurate our global launch, we're offering over $125,000 in awards to inspired creators like you.
It's free to join. Click here to Signup

 

(2) CALL FOR ARTISTS

Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Commission Announcement
The Ohio Arts Council and the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board invite Ohio and national artists to submit images of past work for consideration for a new commissioned Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial to be located on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Examples of past work must show evidence of public artwork that primarily consists of outdoor sculpture commissions with a budget of $200,000 or higher, and must have been completed in the last ten years. From the submissions, a group of semi-finalists will be selected to submit proposals for the Memorial.
More Information, visit their website.

 

(3) Midwest Sculpture Initiative Call for Entries for 13 sites, all with stipends

The Midwest Sculpture Initiative is proud to be organizing thirteen outdoor sculpture exhibits for 2014-15. All exhibits have stipends of $750 and $650 (paid at time of installation), and liability insurance will be provided. All exhibits begin approximately May 1 and end April 15, 2015. All jury results will be e-mailed by March 31, 2014
For more information: msisculpture.com

 

(4) MATERIALIZE: Sculpture Using Digital Fabrication

Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries is inviting visual artists using 3D printing to submit works for a juried exhibition. The artworks submitted must have a component created using digital fabrication, or 3D printing process, and may include haptic and 3D photoscan technologies. The exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age or older. All work must be original. Current faculty, staff, and students of Wright State University are ineligible.
For more information: http://liberal-arts.wright.edu/art-galleries/article/materialize-call-for-entries
Deadline: Midnight EST Sunday, August 24

 

(5) 2014 INGENUITYFEST CALL FOR ENTRIES

The IngenuityFest is welcoming submissions for the annual three day collaboration of art, music, and technology. They are looking for work ranging from installations to performances and demonstrations. Grants for projects are available, ranging from $100 to $5,000. Work will be chosen by a committee based on the relationship to the selection criteria. There will be no theme this year in honor of celebrating the Festival's 10th Anniversary.
For more information: http://ingenuitycleveland.com/2014call/
Deadline: April 6, 2014

 

(6) CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ROSE ARTS CENTRE, DAYTON, OH, ART FESTIVAL

One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 26th year! Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons at Kettering's Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 10th. Features fine arts and crafts by 100 talented artists from around the country, works for display and sale include a juried selection of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood creations.
For a full schedule, details and application: Click here.
Deadline for application: March 31, 2014

 

(7) BROOKGREEN GARDENS FIGURE MODELING AND BAS-RELIEF COMPETITION WITH PRIZES

Brookgreen Gardens is hosting a Figure Modeling Competition from June 17-20, 2014. Up to twelve selected competitors will sculpt a full length figure from life. $7600 in prizes will be awarded. In addition, a $5000 prize will be awarded based on submitted images for best sculpture in bas-relief form. The two competitions are open to sculptors between the ages of 18-39.
For more information: Click here.
Deadline: March 31, 2014

 

(8) SOUND DEVELOPMENT CITY CALL FOR ARTISTS

Sound Development City is a program that sends artists to two European cities to explore, adventure, research for projects and experiment in new places. The theme of the program this year is Mind the Gap! - artistic interpretation of the gaps that exist in time, place and space. This year the program will be set in Riga and Helsinki, and the area around the Baltic Sea. From their exploration, artists are encouraged to create interventions, sound surveys, performances, experiments and research projects. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply.
More information on Sound Development city can be found here.
Application information can be found here.
Application Deadline: April 25, 2014

 

(9) CALL FOR ARTISTS ITHACA, NY

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (Ithaca, NY) is now accepting applications for the 15th annual Art in the Heart of the City, an outdoor art exhibit running from June through November, 2014. This is a broad and open-ended invitation for all artists and sculptors. All styles, mediums and materials are invited and welcome. $750 stipend for each selected artist for use in preparation and/or transportation.
Deadline: April 1st, 2014.
Applications: Here

 

(10) CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ARTPRIZE 2014, GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Be a part of the world's largest art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Artprize is open to all artists around the world working in any medium. $560,000 in prizes will be awarded through public vote and a jury panel. ArtPrize does not select artists to participate; instead, Venues and Artists find each other through artprize.org in order to organize their show. Artists must be at least 18 years old. Individuals and groups are welcome.
For more information: http://www.artprize.org/get-involved/artists
Registration: April 21 - June 5, 2014

 

(11) OUTDOOR SCULPTURE PROJECT WITH CSU BAKERSFIELD

Proposals are now welcome for the 2015 sculpture project with California State University, Bakersfield. Over thirty artists have participated in the project, which is celebrating its 30th year. This project will engage students with the sculptors to create outdoor sculpture and installations. Work will be on view for a year or more, depending on the artwork, and will remain property of the artist. Sculptors should submit proposals for the work that will be built on the campus.
For more information: http://www.csub.edu/art/sculptors/
Deadline: Must be received by May 20, 2014

 

(12) BE A PART OF SOCIAL CHANGE: A SOCIAL PRACTICE INITIATIVE CALL TO CREATIVES

The Grand Central Art Center of California State University, Fullerton’s College of the Arts is teaming up with Living Resources, a non-profit organization to invite artists to a year-long residency. The creatives will work with one of two low-income housing developments in Southern California and Phoenix, Arizona to engage the residents and ignite social change. Housing is provided, as well as a working stipend, and a small budget for project execution.
For more information: http://grandcentralartcenter.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/grant-residency-opportunity-a-social-practice-initiative-of-living-resources-and-grand-central-art-center/
Deadline: May 23, 2014 @ 11: 59 p.m. PST

 

(13) CHELSEA SCULPTURE WALK CALL FOR OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

The annual Sculpture walk in Chelsea, Michigan is celebrating its sixth year! SculptureWalk Chelsea is sponsored by the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority, the City of Chelsea, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, and River Gallery. Artists are now welcome to submit their work for the 2014-2015 outdoor exhibition. Submissions are open to artists 18 years of age and older. Artists selected will receive a $600 stipend.
For more information: http://www.chelsearivergallery.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/01/20142015Application.pdf
Deadline: April 4, 2014

 

(14) INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXHIBITION CALL FOR ARTISTS

The International Contemporary Artists Exhibition is currently accepting submissions for its Winter 2014 Exhibition. Artists 18 years of age and older may submit work in all eligible media on any subject matter. Work must be original and should be set up in a "contemporary way." All work must be for sale, with artists receiving 70% of the commission.
For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/ewnsart/call-for-entries/icae-2014
Deadline: April 30, 2014

 

(15) Berlin. Art Goes Live CALL FOR ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERIES, GROUPS

B. AGL has opened applications for their 2015 Independent Art Fair. The fair takes place at the Postbahnhof (near Ostbahnhof), and is open to a broad range of media, including art and musical performance. New and experienced artists are all welcome to apply. The fair will begin April 30 and end May 3. Innovation in style and originality are emphasized at this fair. All participating artists will be published in the fair catalogue.
For more information: http://art-fair-berlin.com/For_Exhibitors/
Deadline: January 15, 2015

CONFERENCES

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES/NOMINATIONS

(1) VERMONT STUDIO CENTER RESIDENCY

The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week studio residencies for 50+ artists and writers per month (24 painters/ mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 16 writers). Each resident will receive a private studio space appropriate to the medium (open 24 hours a day), opportunities to share work: open studio evenings, slide presentations, and readings. There are three annual fellowships available for artists to apply to.
For more information: vermontstudiocenter.org/residencies/
Deadlines: February 15, June 15, October 1, 2014

 

(2) INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS RESIDENCY AT THE BANFF CENTRE

Supporting artists in their creation and investigation of new work that combines disciplines and genres, the Banff Centre encourages artists who make work that blurs boundaries. Adequate work facilities are provided including dance, writing, and music studios, sound recording, design/editing facilities, and more. Artists from any stage in their artistic career are welcome to apply.
For more information: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1474
Deadline: June 2, 2014

 

(3) BE A PART OF SOCIAL CHANGE: A SOCIAL PRACTICE INITIATIVE CALL TO CREATIVES

The Grand Central Art Center of California State University, Fullerton’s College of the Arts is teaming up with Living Resources, a non-profit organization to invite artists to a year-long residency. The creatives will work with one of two low-income housing developments in Southern California and Phoenix, Arizona to engage the residents and ignite social change. Housing is provided, as well as a working stipend, and a small budget for project execution.
For more information: http://grandcentralartcenter.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/grant-residency-opportunity-a-social-practice-initiative-of-living-resources-and-grand-central-art-center/
Deadline: May 23, 2014 @ 11: 59 p.m. PST

 

(4) THE BANFF CENTRE FALL VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCIES

Thematic Residencies

Personal artistic development is encouraged through this group work residency that involves peer interaction, discussion, studio work, lectures and much more. These residencies center around some theme that the entire group works together on. The residency period is November 3 - December 12, 2014
For more information and application: http://www.banffcentre.ca/
Deadline: May 21

"In Kind" Negotiations with Raymond Boisjoly

This residency, led by artist Raymond Boisjoly, explores the issues regarding other artists working on similar or the same issues and questions. This residency allows for the opportunity to delve into and discuss this area. The residency period is November 3 - December 12, 2014
For more information and application: http://www.banffcentre.ca/
Deadline: May 21

Banff Artist in Residence

This is residency is more individual, offering unlimited studio access, plus access to a wide array of facilities. This is a chance to get away from the world and make art. The residency periods are Late Fall, running from November 3 - December 12, 2014, and Early Winter, running from January 19 – February 27, 2015.
For more information and application: http://www.banffcentre.ca/
Deadline for Late Fall: May 21
Deadline for Early Winter: June 18

JOB POSTINGS

There are no Job Posting Calls at this time.

ONGOING CALLS

(1) CALL FOR ENTRIES

SPACELab
SPACES exhibition series
SPACES strongly encourages experimental, site-specific works that challenge the artist and interact with the public.  The series features emerging and student artists and continuously reviews applications year round.

www.spacesgallery.org

 

(2) CPAC AND CREATIVE COMPASS

The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture has an online platform for artists to connect with other artists and create a community called the Creative Compass. This website allows artists to build their connections and share information to contribute to each artist's success.
For more information: http://mycreativecompass.org/

 

(3) CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR RESIDENCY, CLEVELAND, OH

A new residency program in Cleveland, Micro Art Space, is offering short term residencies for local, national, and international artists. National and international artists may apply for one- and two- week residencies, living with the program creators, while local artists can live from home while participating in a one-month residency. Artists will be working in a combined gallery/studio towards the goal of an exhibition in the Third Friday of the Month art walk. These art walks are high traffic, giving great exposure to resident artists. Artists working in any media can apply.
More information and application can be found here.
Rolling deadline