Arts Council New Orleans seeks artists interested in VJ + live projection mapping throughout LUNA Fete. Calls will be reviewed on a rolling basis leading up to the deadline and artists will be contacted with additional details as submissions are approved. 

Call open until October 15th.

 

UNFRAMED 

PRESENTED BY THE HELIS FOUNDATION


CALL FOR WALLS

*this call is for property owners only*


The Arts Council New Orleans is excited announce Unframed: presented by The Helis Foundation, Downtown’s first multi-mural exhibition. Unframed is a collaboration between The Helis Foundation and the Arts Council to commission murals by local and international artists in the New Orleans Arts District. 

The application is easy and free! If you own a property within the boundaries of Loyola Avenue, Poydras Street, Calliope Street and Tchoupitoulas Street, and would like to be considered for a mural, sign-in or register for an account! 

Once you're logged-on, the application will appear at the bottom of this announcement. 


QUESTIONS?

Questions about the program should be addressed to:


Alphonse Smith

alphonse@artsneworleans.org

Place & Civic Design Director

Arts Council New Orleans 




UNFRAMED
PRESENTED BY THE HELIS FOUNDATION, A PROJECT OF ARTS COUNCIL NEW ORLEANS
 

In 2020, The Helis Foundation and Arts Council are celebrating women, with an exclusive call to womxn artists and womxn-led artist team to create large-scale murals in New Orleans Arts District.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: LOCAL WOMEN ARTISTS
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019
Location: New Orleans Arts District (Warehouse District)
Eligibility: Professional woman artists and women-led artist teams residing in the Greater New Orleans area.
Applicants need not be an experienced muralist to apply!
Budget: Artist Commissions beginning at $20,000 per mural

PROJECT SUMMARY
The Arts Council New Orleans is excited to invite local artists to submit qualifications for Unframed 2.0: Presented by The Helis Foundation

Unframed, Downtown’s first multi-mural exhibition, is a collaboration between The Helis Foundation and the Arts Council to commission murals by local and international artists in the New Orleans Arts District. Drawing from the district’s creative vitality, the program seeks to celebrate the area’s sophisticated urban landscape and legacy as a bustling contemporary arts destination.


Unframed 2.0 will debut in the Spring of 2020, adding three new commissions by women artists to the existing collection of five murals. The murals, though not related by a common theme, create a stimulating visual identity that compliments the district’s creative energy and enriches the experiences of visitors traveling to the many galleries, museums, and restaurants in the area. Our vision is to become the South’s leading mural arts city, making Downtown New Orleans an international destination for mural exhibitions.  


 PROJECT GOALS
Through this program, we want to: 

  • Expand New Orleans’ first signature mural program in Downtown New Orleans
  • Invest in artists through large-scale mural commissions, with three new commissions in 2020
  • Leverage the investment to encourage visitation to the area
  • Provide mural arts training and mentorship to both professional artists and youth
  • Support the beautification of our city and increase civic pride through public art
  • Contribute to New Orleans’ standing as an international contemporary art destination

 

PROJECT LOCATION (see full Request for Qualifications here).
Unframed 2.0 mural locations will be within the Warehouse Historic District, also known as the New Orleans Arts District. The area’s boundaries are Magazine Street, Lafayette and Constance Streets, Poydras Street, Convention Center Boulevard, and the Expressway. The District was originally established in the 19th century as industrial area to store goods shipped through the Port of New Orleans. As commercial methods changed, the area fell into decline.


Beginning with the opening of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1976, the area witnessed a visual arts renaissance and is now known as the New Orleans Arts District. The Arts District is filled with world-class art galleries, museums, and fine restaurants, and has become a hub for contemporary art in Downtown New Orleans. Program activities will take place in the District within the boundaries of Loyola Avenue, Poydras Street, Tchoupitoulas Street, and Calliope Street.


BUDGET
Selected artists will receive a commission starting at $20,000 per wall. The amount covers all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to:
 

  • Artist Fees
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Insurance
  • Permitting 
  • Fabrication & Installation
  • Travel and Lodging

Artists or artist teams invited to submit a conceptual proposal will be required to provide a detailed budget including the cost of labor, materials and logistics for the creation, execution, and installation of the artwork. Finalists will receive an honorarium of $250 to create the proposal.



ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to professional woman artists or woman-led artist teams residing in the Greater New Orleans Area. Professional artists who are new to mural-making are strongly encouraged to apply. Community groups or non-professional artists must submit their application in conjunction with a professional artist who meets the eligibility requirements.


To qualify, artists must also:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have at least five years of experience as a professional artist
  • Carry personal liability insurance for the duration of the project
  • Meet all contractual obligations and adhere to the timeline provided
  • If selected, be prepared to present their concept to a selection committee and appropriate city agency 

 

SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA
First-round submissions that meet the eligibility requirements will be evaluated by a qualified artist selection panel composed of a district resident and professionals from the art, design, and architecture fields. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
 

  • Artistic excellence: diversity, uniqueness and quality of the applicant’s past work
  • Innovation and creativity in previous projects/artwork
  • Artistic vision of proposed preliminary project summary
  • Demonstrated proficiency craftsmanship and technical knowledge of the materials and
    techniques in the artist’s chosen medium

 All submissions must be logged by 11:30 PM (CST) on November 1, 2019. Finalists will be invited to submit conceptual proposals and will be required to take part in a final presentation and interview process. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any or all applications that, by its judgment, do not meet project requirements, and to revise the selection process accordingly.


PLANNED MURAL INSTALLATION: Spring 2020 


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must prepare and submit the following requirements online using this Submittable platform. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions must include: 

  • Artist Statement: (Max. 250 words) Include a general introduction to your work. Discuss the concepts and ideas you explore in your artwork and how these ideas and issues are presented. If you are applying as a team, the letter should clearly describe the contribution of each collaborator.
  • Resume: (Max. 2 pages) Tell us about your professional experience and accomplishments as an artist. If applying as a team, each member may submit a one-page resume.
  • Work Samples: (Max. of 10 images) Provide digital images with corresponding titles to match the Support Description list.
  •  
Work Sample Description List: (Max. 2 pages) For each image submitted, list the work sample’s title, date, size, and medium. Works currently on exhibition in galleries and/or in a public space may list the work's location. 
  • Preliminary Proposal: (Max. 250 words) Tell us about your mural concept.  This is an opportunity to discuss the potential themes, subject matter, vision, and/or process for creating the work. Images should not be included, but proposals should discuss the types of materials you intend to use in your work.


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • To apply, click the link provided in the “Application Requirements” section. You will be redirected to our Submittable page, which contains our current artist opportunities. 
  • Click the Submit button next to the opportunity that you wish to apply for, or if you are already within an opportunity, scroll down to the “Create your account / Have an account?” sign-in form. 
  • If you already have a Submittable account, click the “Have an account? Sign-in” tab to sign-in. If you don’t remember your password, use the “Forgot?” link on the login form. 
  • If you don’t have a Submittable account, you must create one to apply. Create your free account by filling out the “Create your account” form. Fill in all information and click the Create Account and Continue button to continue with the submission process. You can now use this account login when submitting to all future Arts Council opportunities. 


 


QUESTIONS
Questions about the program should be addressed to:

Lindsay Glatz
lindsay@artsneworleans.org
Arts Council New Orleans
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Suite 100
New Orleans LA 70113

UNFRAMED
PRESENTED BY THE HELIS FOUNDATION, A PROJECT OF ARTS COUNCIL NEW ORLEANS

In 2020, The Helis Foundation and Arts Council are celebrating women, with an exclusive call to womxn artists to create large-scale murals in New Orleans Arts District. 

Note: this application is for artists outside New Orleans

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: LOCAL WOMEN ARTISTS
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019
Location: New Orleans Arts District (Warehouse District)
Eligibility: Professional womxn artists and womxn-led artist teams.  


Applicants need not be an experienced muralist to apply!
Budget: Artist Commissions beginning at $20,000 per mural

PROJECT SUMMARY
The Arts Council New Orleans is excited to invite local artists to submit qualifications for Unframed 2.0: Presented by The Helis Foundation.
Unframed, Downtown’s first multi-mural exhibition, is a collaboration between The Helis Foundation and the Arts Council to commission murals by local and international artists in the New Orleans Arts District. Drawing from the district’s creative vitality, the program seeks to celebrate the area’s sophisticated urban landscape and legacy as a bustling contemporary arts destination.

Unframed 2.0 will debut in the Spring of 2020, adding three new commissions by women artists to the existing collection of five murals. The murals, though not related by a common theme, create a stimulating visual identity that compliments the district’s creative energy and enriches the experiences of visitors traveling to the many galleries, museums, and restaurants in the area. Our vision is to become the South’s leading mural arts city, making Downtown New Orleans an international destination for mural exhibitions.  


 PROJECT GOALS
 Through this program, we want to:
 

  • Expand New Orleans’ first signature mural program in Downtown New Orleans
  • Invest in artists through large-scale mural commissions, with three new commissions in 2020
  • Leverage the investment to encourage visitation to the area
  • Provide mural arts training and mentorship to both professional artists and youth
  • Support the beautification of our city and increase civic pride through public art
  • Contribute to New Orleans’ standing as an international contemporary art destination

  

PROJECT LOCATION (see full Request for Qualifications here).
Unframed 2.0 mural locations will be within the Warehouse Historic District, also known as the New Orleans Arts District. The area’s boundaries are Magazine Street, Lafayette and Constance Streets, Poydras Street, Convention Center Boulevard, and the Expressway. The District was originally established in the 19th century as industrial area to store goods shipped through the Port of New Orleans. As commercial methods changed, the area fell into decline.

Beginning with the opening of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1976, the area witnessed a visual arts renaissance and is now known as the New Orleans Arts District. The Arts District is filled with world-class art galleries, museums, and fine restaurants, and has become a hub for contemporary art in Downtown New Orleans. Program activities will take place in the District within the boundaries of Loyola Avenue, Poydras Street, Tchoupitoulas Street, and Calliope Street.


BUDGET
Selected artists will receive a commission starting at $20,000 per wall. The amount covers all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to:

 

  • Artist Fees
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Insurance
  • Permitting 
  • Fabrication & Installation
  • Travel and Lodging

 Artists or artist teams invited to submit a conceptual proposal will be required to provide a detailed budget including the cost of labor, materials and logistics for the creation, execution, and installation of the artwork. Finalists will receive an honorarium of $250 to create the proposal.



ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to professional womxn artists or womxn-led artist teams. Professional artists who are new to mural-making are strongly encouraged to apply. Community groups or non-professional artists must submit their application in conjunction with a professional artist who meets the eligibility requirements.


 To qualify, artists must also:
 

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have at least five years of experience as a professional artist
  • Carry personal liability insurance for the duration of the project
  • Meet all contractual obligations and adhere to the timeline provided
  • If selected, be prepared to present their concept to a selection committee and appropriate city agency 

  

SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA
First-round submissions that meet the eligibility requirements will be evaluated by a qualified artist selection panel composed of a district resident and professionals from the art, design, and architecture fields. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

 

  • Artistic excellence: diversity, uniqueness and quality of the applicant’s past work
  • Innovation and creativity in previous projects/artwork
  • Artistic vision of proposed preliminary project summary
  • Demonstrated proficiency craftsmanship and technical knowledge of the materials and
    techniques in the artist’s chosen medium

  All submissions must be logged by 11:30 PM (CST) on November 1, 2019. Finalists will be invited to submit conceptual proposals and will be required to take part in a final presentation and interview process. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any or all applications that, by its judgment, do not meet project requirements, and to revise the selection process accordingly.


PLANNED MURAL INSTALLATION: Spring 2020

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must prepare and submit the following requirements online using this Submittable platform. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions must include:
 

  • Artist Statement: (Max. 250 words) Include a general introduction to your work. Discuss the concepts and ideas you explore in your artwork and how these ideas and issues are presented. If you are applying as a team, the letter should clearly describe the contribution of each collaborator.
  • Resume: (Max. 2 pages) Tell us about your professional experience and accomplishments as an artist. If applying as a team, each member may submit a one-page resume.
  • Work Samples: (Max. of 10 images) Provide digital images with corresponding titles to match the Support Description list.
  •  
Work Sample Description List: (Max. 2 pages) For each image submitted, list the work sample’s title, date, size, and medium. Works currently on exhibition in galleries and/or in a public space may list the work's location. 
  • Preliminary Proposal: (Max. 250 words) Tell us about your mural concept.  This is an opportunity to discuss the potential themes, subject matter, vision, and/or process for creating the work. Images should not be included, but proposals should discuss the types of materials you intend to use in your work.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • To apply, click the link provided in the “Application Requirements” section. You will be redirected to our Submittable page, which contains our current artist opportunities. 
  • Click the Submit button next to the opportunity that you wish to apply for, or if you are already within an opportunity, scroll down to the “Create your account / Have an account?” sign-in form. 
  • If you already have a Submittable account, click the “Have an account? Sign-in” tab to sign-in. If you don’t remember your password, use the “Forgot?” link on the login form. 
  • If you don’t have a Submittable account, you must create one to apply. Create your free account by filling out the “Create your account” form. Fill in all information and click the Create Account and Continue button to continue with the submission process. You can now use this account login when submitting to all future Arts Council opportunities. 


  


QUESTIONS
Questions about the program should be addressed to:

Lindsay Glatz
lindsay@artsneworleans.org
Arts Council New Orleans
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Suite 100
New Orleans LA 70113

 


The Arts Market of New Orleans seeks new vendor applications from artists creating original and unique works of art and creative goods. The Arts Market of New Orleans is an outdoor festival held monthly at Palmer Park, featuring local artists and creative vendors from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

There is a $20 non-refundable application fee for applying to the Arts Market New Orleans.

We are currently accepting applications in all mediums including, but not limited to painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and bath and body. All applications are juried monthly on a rolling basis with the exception of jewelry vendors.

Mediums with Special Caveats:

Jewelry: Applications for jewelers are only reviewed once a calendar year. We are currently accepting applications for this medium now through Monday, March 11, 2019. All applications after that will be tabled for jury in 2020.

Bath & Body Products, Candles: We are currently accepting items in this medium. These products must also undergo an in-person sampling with our jurors. Those who are applying for this field must provide our 5 person jury with samples of their various products.


Requirements:

  • All applicants must be current residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama
  • All work created solely by the prospective applicant
  • 80% or more of the work must be handmade, not commercially acquired or appropriated.
  • All applicants must review and agree to the Rules of the Arts Market prior to submitting a new vendor application.  Complete Arts Market Rules may be found on our website.

 

Application Guidelines:

 

Please note:  We reserve the right to reject applicants who fail to meet the requirements listed below as well as prospective applicants whose works do not reflect the caliber or quality already being presented at the Arts Market of New Orleans. Further inquires can be directed to Katie Odell at artsmarket@artsneworleans.org

  1. Incomplete vendor applications
  2. Failure to submit application and fees by given deadline
  3. Artist images submitted as a non-digital format.  Booth set up image must be included in application.
  4. If subject matter and/or technique is already thoroughly represented by current Arts Market artists


For more information about the Arts Market please visit our website.

Best of luck to you!

Arts Council New Orleans