Call For Entries

Aurora Art in Public Places uses Western States Arts Federation CaFÉ site, click here to register. 

There is no cost to register your profile and you can update it at anytime. CaFÉ provides artists with an easy-to-use system to create a profile with contact information, to upload digital images of their artwork, and to apply to a number of open calls for entry at one time.

We also use CodaWorx, and hold invitational art calls. 

With over ten years of experience, Side Arts promotes qualified, vetted call for artist opportunities that visual artists trust. Listings include exhibitions, competitions, vendor events, residencies, and high-value requests for proposals. Visit 

Current call for entry:

Calling all cover artists and musicians! Enter our Home for the Holidays Cover Song Contest for a chance to win $1,000 and to be professionally recorded and featured in our winter advertising campaign. The rules are simple: record your creative rendition of the original, “Home for the Holidays” by Perry Como, upload the video to Youtube and set as public, and submit your entry using the contest submission link by November 5th. The participant must be a Colorado resident, must live within driving distance of Aurora, and able to record live inperson the week of November 9th. Tag your video in the title with#VisitAuroraHomeForTheHolidays

The winner will be selected and notified on November 9th. We will also be making a compilation video of the best runner-ups. Good luck to all artists and musicians!

Current call for entry: 

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has two RFQs open currentlyThe Antioch Fence Panel Design project is available to California artists only, and the Irvington Station Design project is open to U.S. artists. Both projects are for the design phase of the project. 

Irvington Station will be a new station for the system. The selected artist will collaborate with the station design team and other stakeholders to integrate the artwork to the station design. Following the successful completion of the design phase, the artist will enter into an agreement with the selected general contractor for the fabrication phase. Deadline: October 23, 2020.

The Antioch Fence Panel project is an opportunity for an artist to define a critical element of the station access. The fence is being implemented as part of enhanced pedestrian safety measures. Following successful completion of the design phase, the artwork will be fabricated through bidding process to be implemented by BART. The design artist will not be able to bid for this work. Deadline: October 20, 2020

Both RFQs can be found at
Applications will be accepted through Submittable:

Current call for entry: 

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assembling a pool of artists interested in creating large-scale, painted portrait murals of “legends” important to the growth and culture of Indianapolis.  Murals are anticipated to be executed between 2021 and 2023. At least 2-3 murals will be created during the initial phase, with additional murals pending funding.

This is a non-juried pool. The community stakeholder committee convened for each portrait mural will review everyone whose work is in the pool at the time and will select artists to be compensated to create design proposals for specific murals. Some murals may require a special jury process or, based on the partnerships involved, may require their artists to be identified in a different manner; however, we anticipate that nearly all mural projects will be commissioned from artists who have submitted their information to this pool. Artists may submit information to the pool at any time, but artists in the pool as of November 8 will be considered for the first murals in spring/summer 2021.

More information here.
Apply at
More about the Legends mural series here

Current call for entry:

The City of San Ramon (located 34 miles east of San Francisco) is seeking qualified artist(s) interested in creating a site specific permanent installation of public art for the San Ramon Library. The RFQ is open to professional artists living in the western continental United States including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

I have attached a Call for Artists summary of the project.

The full RFQ can be viewed here: San Ramon Library Public Art RFQ

Deadline:  November 18, 2020 by 3:00pm

Budget: $30,000


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