Call for Art for Canal Convergence 2020

Request for Proposals

Deadline:  April 3, 2020 | 11:59 p.m. Arizona time (year-round daylight standard time)

NOTE: This deadline has been extended by two weeks from the original March 20 deadline due to the worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility:  All local, regional, and international artists, artist teams/collectives, architects, designers, and multimedia specialists are invited to submit a proposal for Canal Convergence.

Exhibition Dates: November 6–15, 2020

Budget:  $5,000 – $30,000 (With a limited number of larger budgets being awarded to major works of a larger physical scale.)

Description: Scottsdale Public Art seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in, around, and suspended above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from November 6–15, 2020. Some projects may be selected to stay installed for an additional 1–2 months after the Canal Convergence event dates.

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Exhibition Opportunity

Deadline: May 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (year-round mountain standard time)

Eligibility: Creatures and Monsters is a group exhibition of artwork in any media by Arizona artists who explore and create the creatures of their imaginations.

Exhibition Dates: July 2 – September 25, 2020, at Civic Center Public Gallery, Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ. NOTE: Exhibition schedule is subject to change and will be dictated by conditions from the city of Scottsdale and the Civic Center Library due to ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exhibition Description: A monster helps us put a name to our fears and tell stories about conquering them. What kind of creatures do you create? Are they angelic and beautiful or funny or scary? Are these creatures you know as complex as you are? Do they have legends and stories? Unique, multifaceted, and wild? Or are they dark and hidden in the shadows, ready to come out and help us learn more about ourselves?

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No internships available at this time

Scottsdale Public Art offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to serve as a leader in defining art in the public realm through creative placemaking, signature cultural events, exhibitions and installations that contribute to the community’s creative, cultural and economic vitality. Scottsdale Public Art internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.

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