Calls to Artists

there are currently 4 active calls. Please scroll down to see the available opportunities:
 

Cheney Stadium Public Artwork Request for Qualifications

Deadline: August 16, 2010
Cheney Stadium will undergo major renovations this fall. As part of the renovation, the Tacoma Arts Commission has two opportunities available for artists or artist teams to create site-responsive artwork that will complement the northwest feel of the stadium.

Opportunity 1: BUDGET $50,000Eligibility: Artist(s) must reside in the South Sound, defined as the following counties of Washington State: Pierce, Kitsap, or Thurston. Applicants may apply as a single artist or as an artist team. Applicant must be professional artist, 18 years or older and not a full-time student.


Opportunity 2: BUDGET $160,000

Eligibility: Artist(s) must reside in the contiguous Western United States and Canada, defined as the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, or British Columbia. Applicants may apply as a single artist or as an artist team. Applicant must be professional artist, 18 years or older and not a full-time student.
Click here for a complete prospectus and directions on how to apply.
Questions? Contact Amy at 253.591.5192 or amcbride@cityoftacoma.org
 

Art at Work Month Activities

Deadline: August 16, 2010

The Tacoma Arts Commission is seeking submissions of arts activities happening during our ninth annual Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month this November. We are looking for a variety of activities spanning all categories of art including but not limited to music, visual art, literary art, dance, theater, and film.
If you will be hosting an exhibition, performance, class, workshop, reception, lecture, tour, artists’ market, celebration, meeting, presentation, or any other programming, let us know. We will list your arts event in the Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month brochure for free; 15,000 copies of this brochure are distributed throughout the region. We will also be promoting the many events going on throughout the month in a poster, special promo pieces, advertisements and articles in local and regional papers and magazines, and at www.ArtAtWorkTacoma.com.

To qualify, your arts activity must be located within the City of Tacoma limits and occur during the month of November.

Click here to submit your activity using the online form.
If you cannot access the online submission form, you can use the activity paper submission form (PDF). 
Questions? Contact Naomi at 253.591.5191 or nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org
 

Tacoma Studio Tour

Deadline: July 12, 2010
The Tacoma Arts Commission is seeking professional artists who are willing to open their studios to the public for our ninth annual Studio Tour, one of the features of Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month this November. Studios will be open on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 from 10 am to 4 pm (artists can choose to be open on Saturday, Sunday, or both days).

Applicants will be juried by a sub-committee of the Tacoma Arts Commission and selected based on the quality of artwork and the overall diversity of the work presented, as well as geographic diversity of the studios. To qualify, your studio must be located within the City of Tacoma limits. A studio is defined as a location where artwork is created on a consistent basis.  
The Tacoma Arts Commission will publish a map and publicity materials featuring the studios. The studio tours are free to both the artists and visitors.

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f you cannot access the online application form, you can use the studio tour paper application (PDF). 
Questions? Contact Naomi at 253.591.5191 or nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org
 

Spaceworks Tacoma

Applications accepted on a rolling basis and as more spaces become available.
Opportunities are available for artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations and community groups to transform vacant spaces and empty storefronts in downtown Tacoma with a diverse range of art installations and performances, artist residencies, creative enterprise and pop-up events. Interested parties must have an artistic idea and a solid plan for making temporary use of no- and low-cost space, and be interested in participating in the revitalization of downtown.
Spaceworks Tacoma offers four tracks for participation:
  • Artscapes is a temporary public art program with opportunities for visual and performance-based works in Tollefson Plaza, and installations in interior window storefronts.
  • The artist residency program offers the chance to pursue projects, ranging from one to six months in duration, in any discipline.
  • Creative enterprise provides designers, crafters, consultants and other fledgling entrepreneurs with the chance to test new products and services in a physical space.
  • Pop-up events might include poetry slams, ad-lib opera or a record release party. Thinking outside the box is encouraged.
For a program overview, or to submit a proposal online, visit SpaceWorksTacoma.com.

Funding

The Tacoma Arts Commission’s three funding programs are not accepting applications at this time.

General Funding Information
Tacoma Arts Commission supports arts organizations and artists through three funding programs: Anchor Fund, Arts Projects and Tacoma Artists Initiative Program. Submission forms and information are available on the Funding page.
Please contact Naomi at (253) 591-5191 or nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org with questions.

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