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The arts are a sanctuary that provide a space to create, rejuvenate and challenge the mind, body and soul. Take the next step on your creative journey and express yourself through exhibition opportunities and casting calls or discover an artistic space for your next event.

calls to artists

Pain, Process and Promise

In this extended moment, we find ourselves navigating crisis upon crisis that has further underscored the deep inequities in our society. How are you holding the pain and promise of this moment? As we continue to navigate the deep waters of injustice and a global pandemic, share your voice and story through art.

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Light Projection Mural - Rotating Exhibit

As a newly developed installation space and concept, the Light Projection Mural aims to increase awareness of visual arts and artists in our community through an immersive light mural experience. This project is an unconventional outdoor exhibition using projection artworks visible to pedestrian and vehicle traffic along McGregor Boulevard.

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opportunities in sw Florida and beyond

Submission deadline: October 7, 2020
Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, and will be displayed from January 20th – April 1st, 2021. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories totaling $3000.

The link with more information and to submit is below:
https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2021-exhibit/

CITY OF TAMPA 2020 – 2021 ARTIST PRE-QUALIFIED POOL

Project Budgets will vary pending scope, scale and location

Deadline to Submit: June 19, 2020

How to apply:

Download the PDF of the full RFQ 

The City of Tampa Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs invites artists and artist-led teams residing in the Florida to submit qualifications for potential inclusion the 2020-2021 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. The purpose of the Pool is to commission more regional artists for local projects such as Mayor Castor’s Art on the Block Program, and to integrate more artwork and artistic elements into citywide infrastructure.

This opportunity is open to all artists residing in Florida, both emerging and established artists, individuals and artist-led teams, and artists working with a wide variety of mediums, who have completed projects for private clients, public agencies or for grassroots/community projects.

 

This is an Open Call for Artists Who:

  • Can bring their talents and collaborative skills to a team
  • Recognize the value of community building and working at a grassroots level
  • Have an interest in creating artwork for a variety of locations including neighborhoods, parks and transportation related locations

Art Ovation Hotel Launches “Art At Home” Contest to Encourage Community to 

Help Create a Digital Art Gallery.

 

The Art Ovation Hotel, located in downtown Sarasota, Florida, has announced the launch of its “Art At Home” social media initiative. The campaign, which launched today, April 23, 2020, asks the community to help create a digital art gallery by creating artwork and submitting their work online to the “Art At Home” contest.

“During a time where the community is stuck at home looking for activities to pass the time, we are hoping to provide a temporary creative escape, “ said Okan Karadag, General Manager for the hotel. “At the Art Ovation Hotel, we are used to having art displays, live exhibitions, lessons, and entertainment throughout the hotel on a daily basis. With a need to fill that current artistic void in our community, we are hoping the public can be the artists and Facebook the gallery,” stated Karadag.
“There is a lot of artistic talent out there and we want to show it off,” he added.

The community is invited to submit photos of their artwork into one of three categories: Children (for ages 13 and under), Amateur, and Professional. Submissions will be accepted between April 16 and May 31, 2020 at https://www.artovationhotel.com/art-at-home. The contest is free to enter and only one entry per person is allowed. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. Prize winners, who will be chosen at the discretion of the contest committee, will be announced on the hotel’s Facebook page on June 8, 2020. The first place winners in each category will receive a complimentary two-night stay at the Art Ovation Hotel. Second place will receive a $100 hotel credit and third place will receive a $50 hotel credit. Submissions will be added to the “Art At Home” digital gallery and the winners will be added to the “Art At Home Winner’s Gallery” at the end of the contest.

 

Art Ovation Hotel

The Art Ovation Hotel is a 162-room, art-inspired hotel located in downtown Sarasota, Florida. The property, which opened in 2018, features the Overture Restaurant, Perspective Rooftop Bar, rotating lobby art exhibits, and a unique design meant to stimulate the artistic senses. The property, which is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is managed by Shaner Hotel Management and owned by Prime Group.

Public Art Opportunity
The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artists or team(s) to develop artwork for the Multi-Cultural Center located in Pine Hills, one of Orlando’s first suburbs. This community is a diverse tapestry of world cultures from the Caribbean Islands to Asia and defined by family, faith, pride and resiliency.
The MCC will serve as a hub for the community activities. A place where all are welcomed with opportunities to learn, connect and celebrate.  An inclusive space where art and culture come together and dreams are realized as opportunities for all generations are opened.  Housing a computer lab, conference rooms, gallery and a large multi-purpose space for hosting events and performances.
The renovation includes 18,089 square feet of unfinished space with vaulted ceilings and skylights. Offering the opportunity for the artist(s) and developer to work together to create a vibrant community environment. Artist coordination with developer is required.
Budget: $48,500 has been approved for artwork.
Submissions Due:  Sunday, July 5, 2020 (midnight MT)
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This will be an opportunity to become involved in a fun, yet meaningful project commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Below is the link to the Arts4All Florida Artist Call which has been extended to June15th. This link includes the submission information and form. The selected winner will receive a $100 stipend. Please share with your colleagues and don’t hesitate to submit!

Cape Coral Public Art Utility Box Artist Application

The Public Art Utility Box project is sponsored by the South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Association.  All applications are submitted to Artsemble Underground at artsemblecollective@gmail.com

APPLICATION BELOW:

Public Art Utility Box Application (1)

ArtWalk Downtown Fort Myers

Discover the best art galleries and enjoy live demonstrations the first Friday of the the month! Artist will set-up between 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will be open from 6pm to 10 p.m.

Exhibit in the Main Gallery

Our vision is to introduce new artists, artwork and perspectives on art. We welcome exhibits with the work of established, early career and aspiring artists. Consider throwing your hat into the ring for a chance to show in our main gallery.

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Gift Shop

Want to exhibit in our gift shop? We're always looking for new items and would love to see what you're up to. Please submit up to three images for your work and include a brief description. We will contact you directly upon availability of space.

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New Play Contest

Send in Your Submission for 2020

Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts Annual New Play Contest cycle is open now through March 2020. First place winners receive the Janet and Bruce Bunch Play Contest Award, $700 and a full production. However, it is our goal to produce more than one entry each year.

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Auditions

On occasion—for select projects—we hold open calls for actors, musicians and other artists. Please check back periodically for notices. We do not have a resident or repertory company of actors and are always looking for new talent for our stages.

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Rentals

Need a beautiful, but also artistic and inspiring space for your next event? From our amphitheatre, to our galleries and classrooms, the Alliance for the Arts has rental space to perfectly fit your next event in Fort Myers.

Margaret Morrow Frizzell Amphitheater & Grounds

Seating for 1500 people
Acoustically enhanced
Sound and lights independently contracted
Must include a walk-through meeting 2 weeks prior to contract date
Must file a permit with the City of Fort Myers for the event (permit costs based on event needs)
$2500 Minimum

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Foulds Theatre

Seats up to 135 people comfortably
Stage dimensions 21’x42′
Sound and lighting system
Dressing rooms
Includes lobby area adjacent to the theatre
$750 Minimum

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Classroom

Seats up to 50 people, classroom style
Includes tables and chairs
1 Day Price: $500 (9-5)

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Meeting Room

Seats up to 35 people classroom style
Private entrance
Workshop setup with tables available
$250 for up to 4 hours and then $35/ hour thereafter

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