Call Detail
Spring 2023 Call for Artists

Entry Deadline: 6/16/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 4
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Arkansas
Event Dates: 4/30/24 - 12/15/23
Jury Dates: 6/1/23 - 6/20/23
Budget: $500 plus up to $350 in Materials


The City of Fayetteville invites applications artists of all kinds to implement an activation, class, performance, or installation in the Lower Ramble during the months of July-December 2023. The activation should occur over most of a four-hour period or present an equivalent or greater display period of passive activation. A passive activation or installation must not extend longer than 90 days. The goal is to add artistic activations throughout the lower Ramble that engage a diverse public audience with locations in the Lower Ramble Park. 

The theme is open, but the content must be appropriate for the season outdoors and for all members of the public. 

We will accept submissions from all disciplines, but are particularly interested in funding projects in the following categories:

  • Performance/Music (Music, Theatre, Dance, Storytelling, soundscapes, pop-up performances, happenings, etc.)
  • Education (Interactive or participatory projects)
  • Visual Art (painting, sculpture, collage, digital. fabric arts, kinetic, etc.)
  • Wellness/Fitness (yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc.)

Artists must declare into which one of the categories the proposed activation will fall most closely. (This is for internal review and filing and is not a public-facing categorization or classification of your work.) 

New or existing work may be submitted for consideration. 

The city will select as many artists, teams or groups as they see fit. 

The fee to be paid for each activation (performance or installation) is $500. 

Artists may request an additional $350 in materials to accomplish the work. 

Performances may move about the park area or activate one location throughout the park and will be scheduled with staff input.

Application Requirements

The City of Fayetteville reserves the right to reject any and all applications.

The City of Fayetteville does not discriminate in its programs and activities based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or disability.

Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Fayetteville Arts Council programming subcommittee.

Applications will be evaluated and ranked in the following areas: 

  • Artistic Merit (quality of proposed work, uniqueness in the field)
  • Activation Level (audience, engagement, attraction, and/or use of space)
  • Achievability

Eligibility Criteria

All artists are eligible to submit, though there are no additional funds available for travel or lodging. 

The Fayetteville Arts Council will actively seek to support local and regional artists with this project. 

We encourage persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate. For assistance, please contact Joanna Bell at or 479-718-7605 or visit the Parks and Recreation Office at 1455 S. Happy Hollow Road.