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Call for Artists - Work in Progress III

Sculpture in the Landscape along with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is extremely pleased and excited to announce the third annual Work in Progress, an exhibition of temporary public art installations to be installed in Downtown Fayetteville, NC. 

The Arts Council wishes to lease these pieces for one year with an option to purchase.
Leasing categories are:
      A   Large scale pieces for $2500.
      B   Relatively large pieces that fits on a 6’x6’ pad for $1500.
      C   Street-scape scale pieces for $1000.
The Application Submittal Deadline is June 18, 2018
All entries will be presented to an Arts Council panel who will evaluate each sculpture for how they might fit in the available locations, narrow the choices and present their recommendations to Fayetteville’s Public Art Commission for approval.   Notifications of acceptance will be sent out no later than August 31, 2018.
Selected sculptures are to be installed on Friday, October 19, 2018. 
There are no fees for submittal. 

All submitted work is to be of a "permanent nature" and:

  • Be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions (high winds, freezing temperatures, extreme heat, heavy rains, ice, snow, storms, etc.)
  • Be fabricated or finished with non-hazardous materials
  • Be maintenance free for the duration of the exhibit
  • Be appropriate for an active pedestrian environment
  • Take into consideration the safety of the audience 

Please note:  Works not following the criteria WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED for installation.
The Artist shall be fully responsible for installation and de-installation unless prior arrangements are made. The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County will provide any necessary crane, forklift or manpower required for both installation and de-installation.  In all cases the Artist is fully responsible for proper securement of the sculpture.

Project Schedule

                     Application Submittal Deadline         June 18, 2018
                     Notification to Artists                           August 31, 2018
                     Contracts Due                               September 14, 2018
                     Installation Date                              October 19, 2018
Again - Deadline for submittal is June 18, 2018.
Print out the Sculpture Application Form, fill out, scan and return along with at least 2 images for each sculpture submitted. Send all submittals to

You may also submit online by going to

Categories: Public Art, Visual