Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rome Prize 2015

The American Academy in Rome is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize. Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2014.  Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November 2014 for an additional fee. For more information on the application process and eligibility  visit the American Academy in Rome website:

2015 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour - Call to Artists

The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour in Mankato, MN is currently accepting outdoor sculpture submissions for the 2015 tour. The deadline to submit your application is November 1, 2014. The mission of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is to provide a professional, year-round outdoor sculpture program in the City Centers of Mankato and North Mankato that is both high-quality and artist-friendly. We feature a well-balanced exhibit with all styles, types, materials and sizes of sculptures from a broad range of artists – local, regional, national and international.  Over the last four years, CityArt has sold ten sculptures from its program and has facilitated several commissioned pieces. For more information on our program, visit
How It Works
The 2015 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is planned to include over 30 sculptures in the core blocks of Mankato and North Mankato, MN. Instead of purchasing the artworks outright, CityArt obtains sculptures on loan from artists each year and provides nearly $30,000 in artist prize money which includes prizes for Best-of-Show (bronze & other material) and the People’s Choice Award. The sculptures are displayed for about one year (May to April).
Awards Structure
·         People’s Choice Award – purchase price up to $15,000 plus $3,000 cash prize
·         Best of Show - Bronze - $2,500, Second - $1,500, Third - $1,000, Honorable Mention - $500
·         Best of Show - Other Medium - $2,500, Second - $1,500, Third - $1,000, Honorable Mention - $500
Artist Stipend
Artists will receive $500 for delivery and pick up of first sculpture and $250 for second sculpture by the same artist.
*Minnesota artists accepted into the program will receive an additional $250.
Shipping Reimbursement: Artists will receive up to $250 in shipping reimbursement if their sculpture is not sold and needs to be shipped back to them at the end of the tour. Anything over and above this amount is paid by the artist.
Accommodations: Two night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn during the ‘Artists Weekend’ in May which includes an informal artists gathering on Friday night and a formal artists reception on Saturday evening following installation.
The complete submission process, tour info and application is attached. For questions please contact Noelle Lawton at or 507.385.6671.