Calls for Artists

Request for Qualifications: Winston-Salem Portrait Project

Deadline Extended: March 23, 2018 by 4 p.m. EST

Projected Budget: $200,000

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) Public Art Commission is seeking an artist or artist-led team with community organizing experience to engage the public and facilitate a citywide art project with the working title, “Winston-Salem Portrait Project.” We envision this project as a photographic portrayal of our community: a portrait made of our many faces, displayed where we come together and where we’re divided. We are seeking an artist/organizer experienced in photographic media, with strong communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to conceive of and lead a community-wide project.

Request for Proposals: Long Branch Trail Mural Wall Project (Winston-Salem, NC)

Deadline: on or before March 27, 2018

Projected Budget: $5,000

The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, with assistance from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, is seeking proposals from artists and designers for a wall on the new Long Branch Trail, a 1.7 mile bicycle and pedestrian greenway in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter that connects MLK Jr. Drive to the Salem Creek Greenway.  The “south wall” is located between Third Street and Business 40 and measures approximately 3,100 SF +/-.  This area of the Innovation Quarter was once a commercial and historically African-American residential community that blossomed in the late 1800’s following the establishment of the now-inactive railroad line that runs along Long Branch Trail. At the time this railway connected Winston-Salem to Roanoke, VA moving Winston-Salem products such as tobacco and other goods. This early railway stimulated the booming tobacco industry, which sprang up around a freight train depot immediately south of Long Branch and brought countless workers to Winston-Salem. Today, this former railway line has been reimagined as a paved urban bicycle and pedestrian trail with benches, dog stations, trash receptacles and LED lighting.  Applicants are asked to consider the locations relationship to the Innovation Quarter and its mission to drive economic growth and build vibrant community.


Additional Opportunities:

Americans for the Arts – Public Art Opportunities


North Carolina Arts Council – Artist Opportunities (All arts disciplines)

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