29 Jun 2020

Temporary Call for Public Art – Free Entry

Virginia Tech  Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Calls for Artists - USA + Canada

Job Description

The Council on Virginia Tech History’s Public Art Committee welcomes submissions of all types of public artworks, not limited to physical artworks, that advance the Council’s efforts.

In celebration of the university’s sesquicentennial, the Council on Virginia Tech History is seeking creative approaches of all forms of art highlighting the ways historically marginalized communities have and will continue to shape Virginia Tech.

  • Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2020
  • All artists are encouraged to apply
  • Appropriate funding for the construction and longevity of the winning submission will be allocated


This competition is open to artists aged 18 and older, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Women, minoritized identities, and Native-identifying persons are strongly encouraged to apply.
Artist teams may apply and must designate one artist as the lead contact.

The Council on Virginia Tech History’s Public Art Committee strongly encourages proposals from diverse teams who can explain why this project speaks to them. International submissions are welcome, as are student submissions. While diverse teams are encouraged, individuals may also register and submit.


Competition Process

This public art competition will take place in two phases.

Phase One: Artists will submit a proposal that includes a letter of interest, diversity statement, resume/CV, and representative documentation of original work (no more than six images) that responds to the competition call, and a project proposal including a preliminary cost projection.

Phase Two: The competition jury will identify a shortlist of semifinalists, who will be invited to refine and present (in-person) their project proposal and cost projections. Each semifinalist or semifinalist team will receive an honorarium of $1,500. Final selection(s) will be made from the semifinalists’ proposals. The finalists will be provided a $200 stipend to produce a more detailed materials cost estimate. Total prize money: $20,000, to be split among the winners.

Finalist Selection: Finalists will be selected by a Selection Committee of members from the Virginia Tech community. The Selection Committee will choose first, second, and third place submissions.


How to Apply

Detailed Competition Description at Call for Public Art website:


Call for Artists
Location: Solitude, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA


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Call for Public Art – Free Entry
  Virginia Tech
   Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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