The Public Art League (PAL) in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois.
Honorarium: $2,500 for a two-year loan (per artwork selected)
Eligibility: Professional artists age 18 and over with public art experience
Deadline: May 31, 2019 5:00pm CST
Complete information and downloadable RFP available here.
There are no mandated themes for the artwork. However, an important aspect of locating the artwork in a downtown metro area is to provide an identity for a cultural arts district. As public art works we encourage the entry of pieces with an exciting, vibrant, and energetic nature. We also encourage human representational pieces, and/or work that incorporates illumination at night. Submissions must be existing, completed works and available for delivery during the summer/fall of 2019.
There is no required size, however, the sculptures should be capable of serving as visual showpieces along major highways and entryways into the community, or, be suitable for placement on city sidewalks.
There are no recommended materials but the artists should consider the viability of the work’s structure and appearance and ability to be displayed outdoors for many years. The east-central Illinois climate is hot and humid with intense sunlight, periodic rain, thunderstorms and high sustained winds during the summer, and very cold with frequent sub-zero temperatures during the winter. All artwork must require limited to no maintenance. A statement of recommended maintenance for a 24-month period is required for all submissions.
Artists selected to exhibit their artwork will be responsible for:
Selected artists will be notified of their selection by e-mail.
A signed two (2) year lease agreement will be required after the selection process, before the honorarium is disbursed.
Insurance covering the Artworks selected for the Sculpture Exhibition is as follows:
What to Submit
A complete application must contain the following:
How to Submit
Mail a CD with the required information to: Public Art League, P.O. Box 1601, Champaign, IL, 61824
QUESTIONS? Contact the Public Art League at (217) 898-8263 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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