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Calls to Artists and Opportunities

The City of Auburn issues Calls to Artists for a variety of arts opportunities throughout the year. View opportunities and sign up to receive information about future calls below.

Downtown Sculpture Gallery - The Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases new sculptures annually providing different public artwork for Auburn residents to experience and enjoy. Artwork is on display for one year, September-September. Selected artists receive an $1,000 stipend. Opens Winter 2022/23 
Art on Main - Artists are selected through an annual application process to install 3-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public window-front exhibition space in downtown Auburn.

Eligibility: This is a call to artists residing in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon and Idaho).

Project Budget: $1,000 stipend for selected artists.
Opens Spring 2023  
Art Galleries - Artists are selected through an annual application process for exhibitions in three city gallery spaces, showcasing diverse artworks by regional artists.

Eligibility: This is a call to artists with no geographical restriction, but all artwork must be dropped off and picked up in person in Auburn, WA on the assigned exhibition dates.

Opens Spring 2023   
2024 Project Support Grants:
The purpose of the Project Support Grant program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. A portion of the funding for these grants comes from 4Culture/King County Cultural Authority.

Project Budget: Grants are typically awarded from $500 - $2,000 per project.
 Opens Spring 2023 
Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence - The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence provides the opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Washington for two months in June and July.

Eligibility: This is a call to artists residing in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon and Idaho).

Project Budget: $3,500 stipend for the selected artist

 Opens Spring 2023 
ArtRageous Teaching Artist Opportunity - Seeking talented and creative teaching artists to lead art making activities at the variety of City of Auburn summer festivals and events. Proposed projects that utilize repurposed or recycled materials are encouraged! 

Festivals (~10,000 – 15,000 total attendance)

Park Programs (~200-600 total attendance)

 Program currently on hold TBD

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