Community Calls to Artists

Houghton Road Project: 22nd Street to Irvington Road – The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Deadline: April 15, 2019
The City of Tucson is seeking an artist, artist(s) or an artist team to create public art in connection with this major project work. The improvements will create a 3.0 mile six-lane regional roadway with a lot of it along very hilly terrain, with ADA compliant concrete sidewalks, bicycle paths on each side, an asphalt multi-use path, storm drainage crossing improvements, traffic signal improvements, and more. The budget for the artwork will be $304,470. For more information and to apply, click here.

Need2Nourish – Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Deadline: April 22, 2019
Need2Nourish exhibit looks at both the need to nourish our bodies and the need to nourish ourselves through artistic expression. This exhibit will promote dialogue on both nourishment and/or hunger in our community, while also providing a showcase for local artists and supporting the mission of the Community Food Bank. Artists are invited to portray the idea of what is hunger or what is nourishment as it relates to our community, and CFB will provide supplemental information to understand the work and Community Food Bank does in Southern Arizona. For full submission details, please click here.

Seeking Submissions –
Deadline: May 12, 2019 is seeking submissions of 23,000 handmade black, white, and gray baby booties to draw attention to the problem of infant mortality in the U.S. To be included in the first exhibition of the Project in Tucson, submit your work by April 1. For more information, click here.

Veterans Art Show – Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG)
Deadline: July 19, 2019
The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) is hosting a Veterans Art Show open to all honorably discharged Veterans, Active Duty Military personnel, and National Guard and Reserve members. The show will highlight the artistic works of Veterans. For more information and to apply, please click here or email Sue Ritz at

Effects of Domestic Violence – The House of Rossi
We are seeking artists, actors, and creative people to work on a small budget independent film being shot here in Tucson. The film is to raise awareness of the effects of domestic violence. We are looking for real survivors willing to come forward to share their story. For inquiries please email bio, headshot, and references to (Posted on 02/26/19)

Más Allá del Muro / Beyond the Wall – Strada Company 
Más Allá del Muro / Beyond the Wall is seeking artists and musicians living and working in the borderlands for a binational festival and exhibition taking place on May 5, 2019, in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora. The festival will feature artist booths, two stages, and performance of 15-foot tall puppets at the wall, as well as an art exhibition at two galleries in Nogales. There is no participation fee. For more information, please click here. Submissions may be sent to (Posted on 02/26/19)

Seeking Submissions – Tucson Airport Authority Art Proposals
The Tucson Airport Authority has issued a Call to Artists (CTA) for arts proposals at the Tucson International Airport. To receive information about the CTA, please contact Sylvia Granillo at (Posted on 03/18/19)

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