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CALL TO ARTISTS: APPLY NOW TO CREATE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS AT THE NEW VIRGINIA BEACH SPORTS CENTER!

​Attention artists! The Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, seeks to commission a professional artist to create a series of sculptures which will be placed on the grounds outside of the new Virginia Beach Sports Center.

About the Project

These vibrant installations will be a welcoming beacon to the Virginia Beach Sports Center, as well as a gateway to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and ViBe Creative District. The sculptural installations will be placed at four designated sites along the 17th Street and Jefferson Avenue sides of the Sports Center complex. The deadline to submit is July 2, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The City's Public Art Program encompasses a variety of projects. Some include:

  1. Placemaking projects that activate underused spaces
  2. Creative collaborations with city agencies and other organizations
  3. Community artist residencies that allow artists to develop projects collaboratively the community
  4. Eco art initiatives that invite artists who are interested in environmental issues

Artists can apply for Public Art opportunities which will always be posted on this website. Eligibility requirements may vary for each project, but there are a few requirements for all applicants:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Must have residence in the U.S.
  3. Must have successfully managed and completed at least one similar commissioned project with a budget equal to or greater than the proposed budget
  4. Must provide samples of previous work to illustrate style, qualifications and experience.