Dear Arizona artists,
We invite you to review the following calls for artists.
Thank you for your contribution to our city.
- Artlink

About us:
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community.

We support a variety of community-based art events, including complimentary Trolley Tours during the monthly First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks; collaborate with artists in support of The Artist Forward Fund; and produce the annual Art Detour, and Art d’Core Gala.

Artlink Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, and several corporate and community partners. Visit artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Ends on December 11, 2017

The deadline to submit is Monday, December 11, 2017.

Artlink, in partnership with Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department and Office of Arts and Culture invites artists and designers of all practices to apply for the Pedal to the Metal: Phoenix Bike Rack Project. Artists selected from this call will create new designs for bicycle racks to be installed downtown and throughout Phoenix. These eye-catching designs will be important amenities for Phoenix’s growing bike culture and contribute aesthetic value to our community's streetscapes.

The racks will be produced in editions and installed to add functionality, character, and beauty to streetscapes and commercial cores downtown and citywide. Artists, designers, and other creative individuals or teams – whether or not they specialize in industrial and product design – are encouraged to apply. The new racks created by this pilot program will be installed starting in March, 2018. An exhibition of submissions will take place during Art Detour 30, March 15-20, 2018.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

A variety of artworks are welcome for submission, including: oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textile, and mixed media. The expectation of this call is that all artwork submitted are existent and not created in response to this call.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to artists and designers living and working in Maricopa County with the ability to produce exemplary and effective designs for new bicycle racks.

Finalist Honoraria: 
Up to four artists from the applicant pool resulting from Submittable call will be selected to propose a concept for the bike racks. They will be paid $250 for their proposals.

Criteria: 
Selection of initial finalists will be based upon the quality, originality, and craftsmanship of their past works and potential to make a significant artistic contribution to this project. Individuals and teams (no more than four (4) artists) are invited to apply to this call.
Recommendation of the winning design will be based upon:

  1. The strength and feasibility of the proposed concept
  2. The creative approach to making a distinct bike rack
  3. The design's potential to engage the community in a meaningful way 
Project Budget: 

There is no additional out of pocket expenses expected from the four finalist artists beyond materials to draw/create their concept presentation. 

Two selected artists will be chosen from the four finalist submissions. These two artists will be contracted with Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI). For the $4,000 award the two artists will be expected to act as project managers for their bicycle rack development. The finalists will be expected to work with the fabricators and vendors to see their vision brought to reality. This will include providing final dimensions, selecting materials, paint finishes, and all specifications necessary to build the bike rack.

$16,000 will be expended by the City of Phoenix and DPI on the completion of an estimated 50 or more bike racks. This amount includes all fabricator fees to complete the work, and the cost of insurance, transportation, project coordination and installation. 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 P.M. Monday, December 11

Project Timeline (subject to change):

  • Pre-submittal Information Session: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 29 Downtown Phoenix Inc., 1 E. Washington St., Suite 230.
  • Submissions Due: Monday, December 11
  • 4 Finalists Notified: Friday, December 15
  • Finalists Orientation and Workshop: Wednesday, January 3
    • The final bike rack will have at least 2 points of contact.
    • The bike rack should not be taller than 35” or wider than 36” or narrower to 16” 
  • Finalists Concept/Design Presentations: Friday, January 19

Estimated Project Completion: Monday, March 12

Submission Requirements:

Please make sure you follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form, as we will not accept your submission if it is incomplete or submitted in non-requested formats.

  1. A current resume. No more than 2 pages.
  2. A one-page (no more than 250 words) letter of interest.
  3. A portfolio of ten (10) digital images with a minimum of 72 dpi, including details, documenting previously completed works that demonstrate originality and skill in creating and executing ideas completed in the past three years.
  4. A list of descriptions of all of the pieces submitted in your portfolio with the title, date, medium, size and brief description of the artwork, and any community engagement the work involved.
  5. Email and phone contacts for three professional references. These references will be called only if you are a finalist.
Only 2 artists will be awarded as finalists. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email. Please do not call for results. 

Email with any questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org.


Ends on December 15, 2017$30.00
$30.00

ARTLINK SEEKS IMAGE FOR ART DETOUR 30 POSTER ART

Want to submit without paying a fee? Register to become an Artlink Articipant here. Paid Anticipants receive benefits over a 12-month period, including free submissions for Artlink calls for Artists.

Artlink Inc. seeks a representative artwork for Art Detour 30.  The work will be used in a designed format as the basis for the Art Detour 30 poster, postcard, and other marketing materials. Artists local to the Phoenix area are encouraged to apply for this award that carries a $300 prize.

ABOUT ART DETOUR

Art Detour is Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival weekend in Downtown Phoenix. 

The annual event began in 1989, and is a roadmap to guide visitors to meet artists in their working environments, celebrate the growth of our varied arts districts, and set a stage for discussion about the next 30 years of our city’s development. Step into more than 100 artist studios, galleries and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and activities. 

The 30-year celebration will be a six-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city. The schedule will include an opening night Art d'Core Gala on March 15; the "Detour" that will highlight arts experiences and studio visits within key arts districts on March 16-18; and on March 19-20, a new Symposium that will support artists’ career development and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city. Location/Schedule to be announced.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Art Detour invites the public to discover the downtown Phoenix arts community by offering premiere access to downtown artists and art experiences.

The submitted artwork should help Artlink in celebrating the arts community's growth over the past 30 years and embody the sense of discovery that the public experiences visiting private working studios and art spaces.

Specifications:

  • The submitted artwork must be a flat work (can be photography of the 3D piece) in any size and medium – but versatile enough to be represented digitally in a variety of paper and electronic collateral. These include the poster, postcards, map and online communications (varied dimensions).
  • The artist will be invited to exhibit the original artwork at the Art d'Core Gala on Thursday, March 15th.
  • Artlink will retain all rights to use work in any manner chosen.
  • Artlink may choose to use work on commercial goods for sale during the time of the events. The artist will receive a royalty of 20% for any goods sold.
  • The artist's work will be used by designers to format the poster with text and other information about Detour.  The original artwork will remain the property of the artist.

Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, December 15, 2017 (midnight)

The work will be chosen and the announcement made on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.

HOW TO APPLY

Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

  • A high quality digital representation of the piece. Minimum 300dpi. This should be a JPG, TIFF or PNG file. 
  • A brief statement about why the submitted images fit the theme.
  • A maximum of three works.
  • Titles, dates of completion, materials used in the original work, and size.
  • Current contact information.

Questions about the call may be sent to submissions@artlinkphx.org.

ARTLINK SEEKS IMAGE FOR ART DETOUR 30 POSTER ART

Artlink Inc. seeks a representative artwork for Art Detour 30.  The work will be used in a designed format as the basis for the Art Detour 30 poster, postcard, and other marketing materials. Artists local to the Phoenix area are encouraged to apply for this award that carries a $300 prize.

ABOUT ART DETOUR

Art Detour is Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival weekend in Downtown Phoenix. 

The annual event began in 1989, and is a roadmap to guide visitors to meet artists in their working environments, celebrate the growth of our varied arts districts, and set a stage for discussion about the next 30 years of our city’s development. Step into more than 100 artist studios, galleries and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and activities. 

The 30-year celebration will be a six-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city. The schedule will include an opening night Art d'Core Gala on March 15; the "Detour" that will highlight arts experiences and studio visits within key arts districts on March 16-18; and on March 19-20, a new Symposium that will support artists’ career development and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city. Location/Schedule to be announced.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Art Detour invites the public to discover the downtown Phoenix arts community by offering premiere access to downtown artists and art experiences.

The submitted artwork should help Artlink in celebrating the arts community's growth over the past 30 years and embody the sense of discovery that the public experiences visiting private working studios and art spaces.

Specifications:

  • The submitted artwork must be a flat work (can be photography of the 3D piece) in any size and medium – but versatile enough to be represented digitally in a variety of paper and electronic collateral. These include the poster, postcards, map and online communications (varied dimensions).
  • The artist will be invited to exhibit the original artwork at the Art d'Core Gala on Thursday, March 15th.
  • Artlink will retain all rights to use work in any manner chosen.
  • Artlink may choose to use work on commercial goods for sale during the time of the events. The artist will receive a royalty of 20% for any goods sold.
  • The artist's work will be used by designers to format the poster with text and other information about Detour.  The original artwork will remain the property of the artist.

Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, December 15, 2017 (midnight)

The work will be chosen and the announcement made on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.

HOW TO APPLY

Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

  • A high quality digital representation of the piece. Minimum 300dpi. This should be a JPG, TIFF or PNG file. 
  • A brief statement about why the submitted images fit the theme.
  • A maximum of three works.
  • Titles, dates of completion, materials used in the original work, and size.
  • Current contact information.

Questions about the call may be sent to submissions@artlinkphx.org.