Community Calls to Artists

CTA: Cultural Strategies for Community Engagement – Tucson Water, a department of the City of Tucson
Deadline: January 20, 2021 (5pm)

Tucson Water is issuing an open Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists and cultural contributors who, based on artistic achievement and an understanding of the community, can lead the development of new cultural strategies for improving community engagement and building public trust around the topic of water. The selected applicant (SA) will utilize their knowledge and practice of art, culture, and creativity to work with a small team within Tucson Water’s Public Information and Conservation Office to create and implement a place-based community relationship building project designed to build agency and equity among partners and stakeholders such as residents, businesses, utility staff, and policy makers.

Impressions | The Art of the Print Call For Entry – Tubac Center of the Arts
Deadline: January 25, 2021

“ImPRESSions” is a statewide regional juried exhibit of original printmaking art. All printmaking methods are accepted. The goal of the exhibit is to present original printmaking methods and to educate visitors about printmaking as an art form and the difference between the art form of printmaking versus the reproduction of art called a “print.”

Call for Art | Main Street Fountain Sculpture – The City of Yuma Division of Arts and Culture
Deadline: January 27, 2021
Link: Prospectus link

The City of Yuma Division of Arts and Culture seeks to commission an artist to design, create, and install a large scale sculpture to be incorporated in the existing fountain structure located on the sidewalk in front of 224 S. Main Street in Historic Downtown Yuma. In September 2020, the previous fountain’s structural integrity was compromised and the fountain had to be removed. The water pump and surrounding cement basin/pool remain intact and usable. As a highlight of Main Street and entry way to the 224 Main Street, the fountain has been a great place to take a photo, take a seat and in general enjoy Yuma’s beautiful and historic downtown. In seeking a replacement fountain and encouraging the growth of the public art scene, the City of Yuma seeks a sculpture that can incorporate a unique water feature of some sort.

Call to K-12 Artists: 2021 Youth Arts Month Virtual Showcase – Arizona Department of Education
Deadline: February 5, 2021

The Arizona Department of Education & Arizona Art Education Association are calling all K-12 artists for the 2021 Youth Arts Month Virtual Showcase in celebration of Youth Arts Month in March! The top 10 submissions from each grade band will be featured in a virtual showcase & recognized at this year’s Youth Arts Month event.

Oro Valley Photography Competition – Town of Oro Valley and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA)
Deadline: March 8, 2021 (11:59pm)

The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Town of Oro Valley are partnering up to capture the essence of Oro Valley life, animals, outdoor spaces, urban and residential life, and experience of life within the community, with the inaugural Oro Valley Community Photography Competition.  The competition aims to reveal the essence of Oro Valley through the lens of a camera, transporting us to unique landmarks, introduce us to new friends and neighbors, and help us rediscover the beauty in our own backyards. Most importantly, the competition will promote the rich history and beauty of Oro Valley. The Oro Valley Photography Competition judges will award cash prizes in multiple categories, as well as the winning photograph that will be featured on the January 2022 cover of the SAACA Southern Arizona Undercover Arts Magazine, as well as showcasing the winner in a series of media outreach and social media promotions.

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