Call to Artists

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Call to Artists

The City of Eugene and our partners offer many opportunities for artists, performers and organizations to share their work and host events throughout the year. Use the resources below to find the latest calls for art installations, performances and cultural exchanges. 

Art in Public Places

Application timeline: ongoing

Cultural Services continuously seeks new opportunities for public art installations throughout Eugene, including murals, sculptures, wayfinding displays and other mediums as needed. Many of these projects are funded by the Percent for Art Program, which allocates 1% of the budget for capital construction projects to foster public art within the City. Artist calls for these opportunities are posted as they become available.

Art in Public Places information

Cultural Currents

Application timeline: yearly April deadline

Cultural Currents is an ongoing collaboration that strengthens multicultural hubs, programming and experiences in Eugene. Funded by the Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cultural Currents supports diverse approaches to arts and storytelling to promote a greater sense of belonging for our community. Through this initiative we invite artists, artist collectives and arts organizations to create temporary public art installations that advance representation and narratives for groups that have historically been excluded, misrepresented and/or marginalized in the City.

Cultural Currents information

Mayor’s Art Show

Application timeline: yearly July deadline

The Mayor’s Art Show (MAS) is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. MAS celebrates local artists, art production and champions the visual arts. MAS recognizes the accomplishments of artists who are committed to enriching their communities through visual arts. The City of Eugene invites artists, 18 and over, who live or work in the City of Eugene to submit one piece of work for the juried Mayor’s Art Show. The exhibition is held virtually and will be on display in downtown Eugene. Established, emerging and student artists of Eugene are encouraged to apply.

MAS information

National Dance Week

Application timeline: yearly March/April deadline

Be a part of the City of Eugene Cultural Services annual National Dance Week. Oregon’s only city-wide National Dance Celebration. This vibrant celebration for dance lovers of all ages includes free workshops, performances and virtual content. Businesses and organizations are invited to host dance related workshops and activities around town throughout the week.

National Dance Week information

Urban Canvas

Application timeline: ongoing

This mural program through the City of Eugene Cultural Services provides opportunities for local artists to create public murals by connecting artists to wall owners and City of Eugene Departments and serving as a liaison for the process. Urban Canvas is looking for both artists and wall owners who want to participate. 

Urban Canvas information

Windowfront Exhibitions

Application timeline: ongoing

Cultural Services, City of Eugene Windowfront Exhibitions seeks artists and artist teams to help enliven Downtown Eugene through the placement of artwork and installations in vacant storefront windows. All empty spaces have great potential to be transformed by artists and innovation. The goal of Windowfront Exhibitions is to provide professional opportunities for artists and creatives to present their work, support and increase the presence of art in downtown public spaces, celebrate diversity, engage community, provide a platform for historically under-served communities and encourage positive interactive activities downtown. 

Windowfront Exhibitions information

Lane Arts Council - Call to Artists

Lane Arts Council, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization in Lane County that supports local artists and arts organizations. A collection of call to artists in the area.

Call to artists information

Maude Kerns Art Center

Maude Kerns Art Center offers a variety of exhibition opportunities to local, national and international artists.

Call to artists information