Call Detail
ArtScape 5 (The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County)
Entry Deadline: 3/15/21
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is seeking sculptures and temporary installations for its annual ArtScape 5.  The Arts Council will place 10-20 works at varied and diverse sites in downtown Fayetteville.  Works will be leased for a period of no less than one year. Lease amounts should range from $1,000 to $3,000 for a one year period.


Selection Criteria


Selection criteria shall include, but not limited to: Artistic excellence, safety, suitability for public display, compatibility with the site(s) available, durability, and maintenance. The selection committee will make recommendations to the City’s Public Art Commission who will forward all final recommendations to the City Manager for final decisions.


Artist Benefits


Artists will have the opportunity to list the works for sale and should provide purchase price with submission and acknowledge if the lease fee will be applied towards the purchase. Artists will receive a payment of 70% on any individual sale; all sold works must remain on display for the duration of the loan period.  Artist will also receive a travel stipend of up to $500.00 for travel expenses.  


The Arts Council will carry liability and damage insurance for the course of the exhibition.  The Arts Council will publicize the exhibit through its website, brochures, social media, and print advertising. There will be on-site recognition to the artist. Artists will be invited to an opening reception to recognize all artists and donors for the public art program. During the course of the exhibition, there will be a People’s Choice award of $1000.00.


The Arts Council has purchased 8 pieces of public art since 2018, which has resulted in over $100,000 in fees to artists.


Proposed Timeline


Applications Open in Café:  February 1, 2021


Application Deadline: March 15, 2021.


Artist Notification of Provisional Acceptance: March 26, 2021 (Pending approval of Public Art Commission 1st week of April)


Artist Notification of Final Acceptance/Sponsored Piece: April 30, 2021.


Installation Period: Between June 15, 2021 and June 30, 2021.


Removal Period: Between June 1, 2022, and June 15, 2022 (One year after installation date).


Guidelines and Restrictions


Artist is responsible for the transportation of work to and from Fayetteville; the Arts Council will assist with installation equipment as agreed in advance and any necessary hands-on assistance.  Works must be installation-ready at a date mutually agreed upon by both parties.  


Works must be suitable for outdoor installation and built in a durable, stable fashion. Works must be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions including but not limited to wind, rain, high temperature, and freezing conditions.


Artwork will be installed in close proximity to the viewing public and must not pose hazards or potential for injury. Artist will inform the Council if the work is non-climbable, or intentionally functional. Fragile, dangerous, or inappropriate works will not be considered. Artist agrees to perform any repairs during the exhibition if the need arises.


Upon delivery, artwork will be inspected by Council staff. If artwork is deemed structurally unsound or misrepresented, acceptance will be revoked. The artist shall be responsible for the return shipment of this artwork, and the Council shall not be obligated to the Artist for any payment, rental, or otherwise, for such artwork.


Artist retains all copyright of the artwork, and Council will credit the Artist whenever possible.  The Arts Council may use images of the artwork in promotional or educational materials.




Application requests must include the artist’s contact information, biography and up to 5 images (additional works count towards the 5 image maximum), a short statement regarding the work, and a description of its installation/removal requirements and provisions for stability to include the size of concrete pad/hard surface, if required for safe installation.


Additionally, provide a number of extra laborers need for installation/de-installation and any special equipment is required. The application must include the Lease Price for the exhibition period, and sale price, if not for sale the insurance value must be listed. Please include if the lease price will be deducted from the sales price if sold during the exhibition. Arts Council will retain 30% of the sales price.


Any and all questions regarding Installation or Request for Proposals should be addressed to Antonio Renteria at 910-323-1776 ext.  233 or

IMPORTANT: Additional Entries (information only)

IMPORTANT: Each application represents ONE artist, with a maximum of 5 photos (additional works count towards the 5 photos).  If you want to submit additional pieces please attach photos to your application and fill out the questionnaire (ie. artwork value, lease price, insurance value etc.) for each additional piece.  PLEASE NOTE ONCE YOU SUBMIT YOUR CALL YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADD ADDITIONAL PIECES OR RE-ENTER YOUR APPLICATION.

If you have any questions or run into any issues with submitting multiple pieces please do not hesitate to reach out to the Exhibition Coordinator.