For many artists, landing a public art commission is a step on the career checklist. But breaking into a new part of the art world can be daunting even for seasoned artists, but especially if you’ve never created public art or applied to an RFQ before. Call for Entry (CaFE™), the leading online submission and jurying system for the gallery and public art fields, helps artists get into the public art field.
Following our summer surveys, fall seems like the perfect time to revisit a few favorite callforentry.org features, as voted on by arts administrator users.
Whether setting up a roster for future exhibitions or seeking artists for a site- or media-specific project (and the many things in between), all arts administrators have the same goal: Finding the right artist for the job.
Think of each application for an exhibition or public art call as a job application. It’s imperative to adjust our “resumes” every single time to meet varying application and call requirements. But one thing remains constant: images.
What is a successful public art call? From municipalities to universities, arts organizations, or hospitals, calls for public art comes in all shapes, sizes, materials, and budgets.