Dear Arizona artists,

We invite you to review the following call for artists to see what opportunities speak to your talents.

Thank you for your continued engagement and contributions to the growing arts and culture community in Arizona.

- Artlink


About us: 

Artlink Inc. was founded by artists in 1989 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and keeps the arts integral to the development of our city. Artlink works to connect artists of all disciplines, arts venues, arts supporting businesses and advocates in an effort to strengthen and promote the community's unique culture. 

Your voice as an artist is the most important part of this process and you help to keep our arts and culture initiatives growing and vibrant throughout the state of Arizona.

By applying to open calls your talents also encourage our partners, the greater community of businesses that support the arts, to continue to contribute significant financial support to the kinds of projects that make a real difference in the lives of working artists in our state. We appreciate each and every submission as well as the many past winners that have already transformed the image of  Arizona through creative projects that inspire, uplift and promote positive messages through art. By becoming an Articipant with Artlink you will be notified about new opportunities through our newsletter every month in additional to receiving many other services that support the growth of your career as an artist.

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This call invites artists, artist teams and creative individuals to submit their portfolios for consideration to create one mural at the west entrance of Park Central. This call is presented by Artlink Inc. in partnership with Park Central and with support provided by Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. The deadline to submit is October 8, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

Project: Artlink Inc., in partnership with Park Central and Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, is seeking a professional artist to create an outdoor mural celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, in October 2021. The mural will be prominently displayed on a wall at the 3rd Avenue and Earll Drive entrance to Park Central. The artwork will be expected to celebrate the spirit and identity of Phoenix’s Hispanic heritage. The mural must be painted with durable paints that can withstand the rigors of a west-facing outdoor masonry surface.

Address: 3115 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

Request: This request for qualifications is for an artist, artist team or creative individuals to submit images from their portfolio that are representative of their ability to compose, design and execute murals and/or large-scale works of art. The selected artist or artists will be commissioned to produce one original mural based on the quality of their previous work.

Budget: $15,000

ARTISTS TO WORK PROGRAM 

The Phoenix City Council approved using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC) to support nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists still hurting financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The arts can bring healing to a community after the pandemic, but you can’t have the arts without artists. POAC’s ARPA efforts are funding a mix of workforce and economic development and community initiatives, and an “Artists to Work” Program to contract artists and community partners to develop art projects that activate a wide range of public and community spaces not usually defined or programmed as cultural spaces.

This inaugural mural project is in partnership with Artlink and Park Central, a mixed-use development in City Council District Four. Additional murals are expected to be created under this program for private walls throughout Phoenix. Artists who apply for this project may be considered for those additional mural projects. 

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to professional artists or artist teams living in Phoenix who specialize in large-scale mural painting, and have the ability to create an exemplary mural and meet a fast deadline. Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant (no fee required). Find the registration form on artlinkphx.org.

Project Budget: $15,000 will be awarded for this commission. This amount includes all artist fees, including mural design development, fabrication, materials, installation, equipment, insurance, transportation and project coordination. 

Finalist Honoraria: Up to three artists/teams from the applicant pool will be selected to prepare a design/drawing of the proposed murals. They will be paid $250 for their proposals.

Specs: The available wall space is approximately 57 feet wide by 12 feet high (view a photo and elevation of the wall here).

Legal Conditions: Artist(s) will provide reproduction rights and permit photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with media.

Capabilities: This request for qualifications is to identify an artists or artists with a high degree of technical skill, and personal vision of this project. The completed work should not contain images or messages that include nudity, political, religious, advertising or otherwise controversial themes. 

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Criteria: A selection of 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.

Recommendation of the Winning concept will be based upon:

  • The strength and feasibility of the proposed work.
  • The design’s potential to engage the public in a meaningful way.

Estimated Schedule:*

  • Submissions Due: October 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time)
  • Finalists Notified: by October 15, 2021
  • Finalists Workshop: Week of October 18, 2021
  • Finalists Concept Presentations: Week of October 25, 2021
  • Selected Artist Announced: early November, 2021
  • Mural installation November 2021 (date to be coordinated with artist)

*Timeline subject to change.

Submission Requirements: To be considered for this commission opportunity, artists must create a free account on this Submittable website and follow the directions to submit the following via the online application form:

  1. Letter of interest for this project and the artist's personal connection with the Hispanic Heritage theme. Maximum 250 words.
  2. A current resume that is no more than 3 pages and in no less than 10-point font.
  3. Portfolio and descriptions of up to eight (8) digital images that document previously completed creative work that demonstrates originality and skill in creating large-scale works of art or murals. Images should reflect work produced within the past five years.
  4. Email and phone contacts for three professional references. If selected as a finalist, your references will be contacted before the final interview.

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

Please send any questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org.

NOTE: Submissions are received through this Submittable platform. Please create an account or sign in below.

The following call for an artist or a team of artists to make a mural is presented and managed by Downtown Phoenix Inc. and Majerle's Sports Grill (“ownership team”), with support by Artlink Inc. The deadline to submit is September 28, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

The Ownership Team, property and business owners are interested in working with an artist or a team of artists in order to create a mural or mural-like art feature for one north-facing wall on the historic Fry Building, which is operated and managed by Majerle Group.

Project: A mural or mural-like feature on the north-facing wall of the Fry Building.

Address: 24 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix 85004

Request: A flat mural or mural-like art feature created from any material fit for long term outdoor application (paint, tile, concrete, metal, other, etc.).

Specs: The space is for a mural or mural-like art feature that spans approximately 36 feet wide and 18 feet high (final mural positioning to determined by selected artist’s concept).

There is an existing sign painted on the wall that will remain where the mural or mural-like art feature will be created. This sign will not be painted over and the wall where the mural or mural-like art feature will go should take this into account along with the two large windows.

Timeline: The mural or mural-like art feature must be completed by December 31, 2021.

Budget: $15,000 for a mural or mural-like art feature. Ownership will cover the cost of any special equipment (ex: lift if needed) and safety equipment (ex: barricades, etc.).

Overview: If there’s one structure in Downtown Phoenix that’s seen it all, that would be the Fry Building. Standing strong at 132-years young, the Fry Building is located on the northwest corner of Second and Washington streets and is one of the city’s oldest surviving buildings. Built in 1885, the two-story building once housed a drug store, meat market and the Plaza Boardinghouse on the upper level. Operated and managed by Majerle Group, the building has operated as Majerle’s Sports Grill for over 25 years. courtesy of DTPHX.org.

The Exterior Installation: This exterior installation is intended to tell a story about the life, history and culture of this historic commercially vital neighborhood of downtown Phoenix. The aim of the artist or the team of artists associated with this project should be the creation of a mural that celebrates the confluence of history, diversity, sports, and/or food of Phoenix culture.

Legal Conditions: Artist(s) will provide licensing and photographic reproduction rights, and permit photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions when communicating with the public and media.

Capabilities: This request for qualifications is to identify an artist or a team of artists with the technical skills, thematic vision and a contemporary look to their work that will complement the the Fry Building and Majerle’s Sports Grill. The work should be readable during both the day and night and should incorporate imagery that can stand the test of time.

Artists or teams of artists with a style that is bright, colorful, energetic and/or the ability to depict historical themes in a contemporary manner are encouraged to apply. The works should not contain images or messages that include nudity, political, religious, advertising or otherwise controversial themes.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to all artists and teams of artists who are currently living in the state of Arizona with the ability to produce exemplary art. Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on artlinkphx.org

Finalists:  Up to three artists or groups of artists from the applicant pool resulting from this RFQ may be selected from the submissions. After a period of review, one of the three will be chosen to realize their vision.

Honoraria: Each finalist will be paid $250 for their proposals.

Criteria: A selection of finalists will be based upon the quality, originality, and craftsmanship of past works as well as their potential to make a significant artistic contribution to this particular project at the Fry Building.

Recommendation of the Winning design(s) will be based upon:

  • The strength and feasibility of the proposed works.
  • The design’s potential to engage patrons, visitors and the surrounding community in a meaningful way.

Project Rates:  The chosen artist or group of artists is responsible for managing the project budget, which should include all costs of materials, labor, standard equipment and any other expenses associated with the installation of the selected design. The Ownership Team has committed a total of $15,000 to be given to one artist or a team of artists for the completion of the project. The cost of any special equipment (ex: lift) and any safety equipment (ex: barricades, cones, etc.) will be provided for Ownership.

Timeline:

  • Submissions Due: September 28, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. (local AZ time)
  • Finalists Notified: October 4, 2021
  • Finalists Workshop: Week of October 4, 2021
  • Finalists Concept/Design Presentation Due: Week of October 18, 2021
  • Selection Announced: Late October, 2021
  • Mural Completed: By December 31, 2021

*Timeline subject to change.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please make sure you follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form, including the following:

  1. Letter of interest for this project and the artist's personal connection with the mural themes.
  2. A current resume from one artist or multiple resumes from a team of artists.
  3. Portfolio of up to eight (8) digital images that document previously completed creative work that demonstrates originality and skill in creating large-scale works of art or murals suitable for long-term outdoor application. Images should reflect work produced within the past five years.
  4. Descriptions of the works of art submitted in the portfolio with each image labeled with title, date, size and brief description of the artwork.
  5. Email and phone contacts for three professional references. These references will be called only if you are a finalist.

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

Questions regarding the call should be sent to submissions@artlinkphx.org.

NOTE: Submissions are received through this Submittable platform.

Please create an account or sign in below.

The following call for artists of all practices is presented by FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and the FOUND:RE Contemporary art program (“FC”), with support provided by Artlink Inc., for a new exhibition cycle entitled "Focal Points: Minimal vs Maximal." The deadline to submit is Monday, October 25, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

PROJECT

Exhibition: Focal Points: Minimal vs Maximal 

Address: FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel at 1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Request: For art in every medium that implements dynamic and engaging forms of Minimalism or Maximalism.


OVERVIEW

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel regularly presents exhibitions based on a 360-degree view of arts and culture that includes all of the traditional mediums of art such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, fiber art, printmaking, etc., as well as video art, film, fashion, performance, music and much more! 

As part of this next four-month cycle of exhibition programming, FOUND:RE Contemporary is inviting artists to submit works to be included in the hotel-wide exhibition “Focal Points: Minimal vs Maximal." This survey of talent from across the state of Arizona is meant to showcase imagery that embodies the art movement of Maximalism or Minimalism. 

A limited number of artists will also be awarded a solo exhibition, a two-person exhibition or a three-person exhibition in the free-standing FOUND:RE Contemporary gallery on Portland Street. All of the works selected for exhibitions are for sale and will be represented on the gallery website for purchase by hotel patrons and art collectors from across the nation. 

For “Focal Points: Minimal vs Maximal" FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel will use the entire property to showcase the works that are selected for this exhibition. This diverse survey embraces the strengths of both art movements and is intended to illustrate how we build up and break down the world around us, challenging the way we see and changing our perspective.

Art Tours of “Focal Points: Minimal vs Maximal" will be scheduled throughout the course of the exhibition, with online reservations available through foundrecontemporary.com

Additionally, each participating artist in “Focal Points: Minimal vs Maximal" will have the chance to win a staycation at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel.


BACKGROUND

FOUND:RE Contemporary (“FC”) is a premier commercial gallery space in the heart of downtown Phoenix. It represents both emerging and established artists through a regular series of monthly exhibitions and special events that happen in conjunction with the art programming at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. FC comprises three galleries, an art lounge, a number of exhibition halls and auxiliary spaces which include mural walls, a sculpture yard, and much more.

Located in the Roosevelt Row Arts district, FC is a part of every First and Third Friday Artwalk, as well as being a destination location for art lovers throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. FC exhibits visual art as well film, fashion, music, and the entire spectrum of cultural production today.

The Installation: This hotel-wide installation at FOUND:RE is intended to “Wow” the patrons of the hotel and art collectors alike. The selection of work will be unique to the spaces at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel where the exhibition halls and galleries are as large as a major museum. A dynamic selection of works and mediums will be included in this exhibition, where the inspiration and skill behind each and every piece are sure to make FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel into the perfect place for a staycation as well as an inspired destination for people from around the nation.

Legal: Selected artist(s) will permit the photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with the media. Being accepted in the show is only a commitment to have the works in the show represented for sale and any further terms and conditions about representation will be negotiated by the hotel curator and the artist.

Content: This open call is to identify artists who make Minimalism or Maximalism art who want to exhibit at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, or who are looking for representation by FOUND:RE Contemporary. From the  serene to the stimulating, Artists are encouraged to submit works that  invite the viewer's eyes to focus on quiet or loud compositions, serene  or intense visual experiences.

Works included in the show can range from ultimate simplification and  monochromatic tones to representational works depicting ornate detail or  loud, vibrant color palettes or patterns. A wide range of subject  matter and concepts will be considered. Artists whose work regularly  depicts aspects of Minimalism or Maximalism are strongly encouraged to  apply.


SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested artists are encouraged to learn more about FOUND:RE Phoenix and FOUND:RE Contemporary via the following websites: foundrehotels.com and foundrecontemporary.com.

Eligibility: This opportunity is only open to artists, designers, creative individuals and creative teams living and working in the state of Arizona.

Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on artlinkphx.org.

There will be approximately 100 artists selected, depending on the number of works submitted and how many can be shown. 

Honoraria: Artist will receive a standard 50% commission on all sales.

Criteria: Selections will be based upon the quality, originality, and craftsmanship of their work.

Project Rates: The chosen artist is responsible for transport and delivery of the works. FOUND:RE will install, insure and secure all works for a period of four months, after which time they will be returned to the artists. Works can remain for sale on the website under consignment for a limited term contract to be determined by negotiation between FOUND:RE’s Curator of Art & Culture and the exhibiting artists. This is an offer that may be extended beyond the original terms and dates if the artist is interested, but it is not mandatory. A formal offer for representation may be extended to those artists of superior merit but being accepted to exhibit is neither a contract for representation nor an offer of representation. All works accepted will be on consignment for the terms of the exhibition unless other terms are agreed upon in advance between the curators and the artist.

Timeline:*

  • Submissions Due: Monday, October 25, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. (local AZ time) 
  • Artists Notified/Finalists Announced: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Artwork Drop-Off: November 29 & 30, 2-8 p.m.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3, 2021 6 to 10p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2021 - March 26, 2022
  • Art pickup: Monday, March 28, 2022, 2 to 8 p.m.


*Timeline subject to change


Submission Requirements:

Please make sure you follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form, including the following:

  • A current resume. 
  • 1-10 digital images of artwork in any medium and genre you would like to exhibit
  • An image list and all files in your digital portfolio should be labeled by using your full name (First, Last) title, medium, year of completion, size, and price. 
  • A current email and phone number.  

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

NOTE: Submissions are received through this Submittable platform. Please create an account or sign in below.

Esta es una llamada a artistas, equipos de artistas e individuos creativos para que presenten sus carteras de proyectos para ser considerados para crear un mural en la entrada oeste de Park Central.  La llamada la hace Artlink Inc. en asociación con Park Central y con financiación provista por la Oficina de Arte y Cultura de Phoenix.  La fecha límite de entrega es el 15 de octubre de 2021 a las 5 p.m. (hora local de Arizona). 

Proyecto: Artlink Inc., en asociación con Park Central y la Oficina de Arte y Cultura de Phoenix, está buscando un artista profesional para la creación de un mural exterior que celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en octubre de 2021.  El mural será exhibido prominentemente en la pared de la entrada a Park Central en la 3ª Avenida y Earll Drive.  Se espera que esta obra de arte celebre el espíritu y la identidad de la herencia Hispana de Phoenix.  El mural debe ser pintado con pintura duradera que pueda aguantar el rigor de una superficie de pared que da hacia el oeste.   

Dirección: 3115 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

Solicitud: Esta solicitud de aptitudes es para que un artista, equipo de artistas o individuos creativos presenten fotografías de su cartera de proyectos que representen su habilidad de producir, diseñar y crear murales y/u obras de arte en gran escala.  El artista o los artistas seleccionados recibirán la comisión de producir un mural original basado en la calidad de su trabajo anterior.

Presupuesto: $15,000

PROGRAMA DE ARTISTAS A TRABAJAR 

El Concejo Municipal de Phoenix aprobó usar fondos de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Americano (ARPA) para que la Oficina de Arte y Cultura de Phoenix (POAC) pudiera apoyar organizaciones y artistas de arte y cultura sin fines lucrativos que aún están luchando debido a la pandemia de COVID-19.    

El arte puede traer recuperación a la comunidad tras la pandemia, pero no se puede gozar del arte sin los artistas.  Los esfuerzos de POAC con ARPA están financiando una mezcla de fuerza laboral y desarrollo económico e iniciativas comunitarias, y un Programa de Artistas a Trabajar para contratar a artistas y socios comunitarios para desarrollar proyectos de arte que dan vida a una amplia gama de espacios públicos y comunitarios normalmente no definidos o programados como espacios culturales. 

Este proyecto inaugural de un mural se logrará gracias a la asociación entre Artlink y Park Central, un desarrollo de uso mixto en el Distrito de Concejo Municipal Cuatro.  Se espera que se crearán murales adicionales bajo este programa para muros privados en todo Phoenix.  Los artistas que presenten sus solicitudes para este proyecto quizá sean considerados para proyectos de murales adicionales.    

Para Calificar: Esta oportunidad está abierta a artistas o equipos de artistas profesionales que vivan en Phoenix que se especializan en pintar murales de gran escala, y que tengan la habilidad de crear un mural de alta calidad y cumplir con el corto plazo de tiempo establecido.  Los artistas deben estar registrados en Artlink Articipant (no es necesario pagar una tarifa).  Puede encontrar el formulario de registro en artlinkphx.org.

Presupuesto del Proyecto: $15,000 serán concedidos para esta comisión.  Esta cantidad incluye todos los honorarios del artista, desarrollo del diseño del mural, su fabricación, materiales, instalación, equipo, seguro, transporte y coordinación del proyecto.   

Honoraria de Finalistas: Hasta tres artistas o equipos de entre todos los solicitantes serán seleccionados para preparar un diseño/dibujo de murales propuestos.  Se les pagará $250 para sus propuestas.

Especificaciones: El espacio en el muro disponible es de aproximadamente 57 pies de ancho y 12 pies de alto (puede ver una foto y la elevación en el muro aquí).

Condiciones Legales: El/los artista(s) entregarán los derechos de reproducción y permisos de fotografías de las obras de arte, incluyendo el uso de materiales promocionales.  Se hará todo esfuerzo por darle crédito al artista en las promociones y al comunicarnos con los medios de comunicación.   

Capacidades: Esta solicitud de aptitudes es para identificar un artista o artistas con un alto grado de habilidad técnica y visión personal sobre este proyecto.  La obra final no debe contener imágenes ni mensajes que pudieran incluir desnudez, temas políticos, religiosos, anuncios ni temas controversiales.  

DETALLES DE PRESENTACIÓN

Criterio: Se basará la selección de los finalistas en la calidad, originalidad y destreza artesanal de sus obras de arte anteriores y la posibilidad de que puedan hacer una contribución artística significativa a este proyecto.

Recomendación para el concepto Ganador será basada en:

  • La fuerza y la viabilidad de la obra propuesta.
  • La capacidad del diseño de involucrar al público de manera significativa.

Horario Previsto:*

  • Presentaciones entregadas antes del: 8 de octubre de 2021 a las 5:00 p.m. (hora local de Arizona)
  • Notificación a Finalistas: antes del 15 de octubre de 2021
  • Taller para Finalistas: Semana del 18 de octubre de 2021
  • Presentaciones de los Conceptos de los Finalistas: Semana del 25 de octubre de 2021
  • Se anuncia el Artista Seleccionado: principios de noviembre de 2021
  • Se instala el mural en noviembre de 2021 (fecha a determinarse con el artista)

*Plazos de tiempo sujetos a cambio.

Requisitos para las Presentaciones: Para poder ser considerado para esta oportunidad de comisión, los artistas deben crear una cuenta gratis en este sitio de Presentación y seguir las directrices para presentar lo siguiente a través del formulario de aplicación en línea:

Carta de interés en este proyecto y la conexión personal del artista al tema de la Herencia Hispana.  Máximo de 250 palabras.  

Un currículum actualizado de no más de 3 páginas y escrito en tamaño de letra de 10 o más. 

Cartera de proyectos y descripciones de hasta ocho (8) fotografías digitales que documentan obras de arte anteriormente completadas que demuestran originalidad y habilidad en crear obras de arte o murales de gran tamaño. Las fotografías deben reflejar obras creadas durante los pasados cinco años.  

Correo electrónico y números de teléfono para tres referencias profesionales.  Si usted es seleccionado como finalista, nos pondremos en contacto con sus referencias antes de la entrevista final.

Cada presentación será apreciada y se le dará consideración sería a su trabajo.  

Se les notificará a los artistas por correo electrónico.

Favor de enviar cualquier pregunta que tenga a submissions@artlinkphx.org.

NOTE: Las presentaciones se reciben a través de esta plataforma de Presentación.  Favor de crear una cuenta o iniciar sesión abajo.  


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