Windowfront Exhibitions Call to Artists

2023 Windowfront Exhibition Call to Artists

Cultural Services, City of Eugene Windowfront Exhibitions is seeking 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 have rotating installations throughout the year. We are seeking artists for these upcoming exhibition dates: 

  • December 2022-March 2023 
  • April 2023-July 2023 
  • August 2023-November 2023 

Relevant themes may include, but are not limited to: lumination, black history, Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, women’s history, sustainability and LGBTQIA+, as well as any work that expresses the timeline we live in, inspires wonder and invokes dialogue.


Applications are due by 5 p.m., November 4, 2022. 

  1. Eligibility & Stipend
  2. Application & Selection Process
  3. Timeline

Eligibility

This opportunity is available for any Oregon artists and artist teams over 18 years of age who are interested in creating an installation that will be displayed for up to three months. Youth artists will be considered with a lead that is 18 years of age or older.


In support of this project’s commitment to achieving greater racial equity across the arts sector, submissions from artists of color are particularly encouraged.


We are interested in all variety of 2D/3D artworks, graphics, mixed media, video and digital concepts. Mediums could range from sculpture, lighting design, video projections, hung painting/graphics, stained glass and anything else that might enliven downtown and intrigue passers-by. Artwork that is 3-dimensional, contains audio visual elements, and/or can be viewed after sunset is preferred.


Stipend

$700/$475

Given the number of available windows, 4-9 artists will be selected for this call.


The stipend per selected artist is $700 for art installation or $475 for video. It is not required that awarded installations only use funding from this opportunity; selected artists may utilize existing artwork or outside funds as available.


Contact Us

  1. Public Art Manager

    Kate Ali

    Ph: 541-682-6314


  2. Downtown Public Art Program Assistant

    Chanin Santiago

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