Tag Archives: Public Art

The Curatorial School Workshops, Malta. Deadline: June 30, 2017

This seems like an interesting program … even if the teaser image only shows utterly bored people (the lady in the background just fell asleep, didn’t she?)   😉

Anyways: There are student discounts and volunteering opportunities. So have a look!

The Valletta 2018 Curatorial School (28th August-1st September 2017) is a one-week intensive lecture programme hosted in the heart of Valletta, Malta, with leading curators from major international arts institutions. The theme for this year’s Curatorial School is Researching Curatorial Practices. By bringing together international and local perspectives, this year’s programme asks: What kinds of research do curators of contemporary art engage in?

The Curatorial School’s programme will explore a variety of topics that are highly relevant to practitioners and students today, including curating as research and curatorial research methods, curating the unfamiliar, the research involved in developing concepts, the temporalities of display, and the potentials and limitations of exhibition-making.

The Curatorial School offers participants the opportunity to further their curatorial career development through insightful lectures and professional networking opportunities. Participants may respond to tasks put forward by guest curators and receive extensive feedback on aspects of curating, researching, producing and presenting new ideas. Workshop themes include, “Curatorial Start Kit for Research the Art and Democracy Question,” “Modes of Curating / Curating as Research,” “Curating the Place and the Social” Art as Production of Public Domain,” and “Showtime: Exhibition Temporalities and Curating as a Mode of Political Enquiry and Critical Practice.”

International guest speakers and workshop facilitators include Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Gallery, 57th Venice Biennale, Manifesta 8), Bassam El Baroni (Manifesta 8, HOME WORKS 7), Fulya Erdemci (54th Istanbul Biennial, 54th Venice Biennale, 2nd Moscow Contemporary Art Biennale, 25th Biennale São Paulo), Maren Richter (REGIONALE12 Biennal, MOCA Taipei), Mick Wilson (Moscow Curatorial School, 9th Taipei Biennal, PARSE journal) and Sebastian Cichocki (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 52nd and 54th Venice Biennales).

To register: https://goo.gl/forms/s5OCQJwJEPhBM5am1

The fee to attend the Curatorial School is €110. We are pleased to offer a discounted student rate of €60 for students currently enrolled in studies.

A limited number of applicants will be accepted as event volunteers, for whom attendance fees will also be waived.


Registrations are open until the 30th of June 2017.

Two Memphis Bus Shelters Call. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Two Memphis Bus Shelters RFQ – Deadline: November 30, 2012

Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) | Binghampton Bus Stop Shelters project


Deadline: Friday, 30 November 2012, 5:00 PM

Eligibility: Artists/designers in the U.S. Previous public art experience required.

Budget: $41,000 (for both shelters)

The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is commissioning two works of public art in the form of artistic, yet functional, bus stop shelters at existing bus stops in the Binghampton neighborhood. The UrbanArt Commission is facilitating the project.

Please upload the following materials to our digital UrbanArt Artist Registry:

  • Résumé with current contact information, not to exceed 2 pages.
  • Images of your work that are relevant to this project and are good representations of your style of work, 20 maximum.
  • Image identification sheet with location, brief description, and project budget.
  • Typed, letter explaining your interest in the project and your general approach/concept to its design and production. NOTE: this should not take the form of a formal design proposal, but rather a description of your methods for producing a design and finished project if selected.
  • List of three professional references, including current phone and email.

Download the complete Memphis Bus Shelters RFQ
With questions and for additional information, please contact Whitney Ranson, Director of Public Art
wranson@urbanartcommission.org or (901) 454-0474

How to apply for UrbanArt Public Art projects and the opportunities listserv

Watch this space for information and application requirements about upcoming projects.

NOTE: To apply for projects first-time users of the system must upload a profile to the Artist Registry.

Once your profile is complete, you can apply to any project in the future. Artists who upload their portfolio will begin receiving the weekly UrbanArt opportunities listserv of public art opportunities in Memphis and the region, nationally and internationally.

This Artists Handbook covers the process of applying for public art projects in Memphis, as well as the design and fabrication process if you are selected for a project commission. UrbanArt strongly advises prospective artists to study this text before submitting applications to open projects. Questions may be directed to Whitney Ranson at: wranson@urbanartcommission.org.

Artists are selected for commissions in different ways depending on the funding client.

Some prefer to invite specific artists to submit proposals, while others mandate an open applications system.

If you have any problems joining the Artist Registry or applying for projects, please contact: info@urbanartcommission.org.

For the guidelines structuring the City of Memphis ‘Percent for Art’ Program, please download the PDF provided.

If you are interested in participating on a project Selection Committee, please send Whitney Ranson your current resume with contact information and a statement of interest no longer than 3 paragraphs in length at: wranson@urbanartcommission.org.

Please describe your current community affiliations including home and/or business address, background with community development, education, public art, or any other activities you believe will contribute to the positive outcome of our projects.