Call for Artists - RC's 10-Year Anniversary

10th Anniversary LogoArt Installation commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts

Application Deadline

May 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST (NC)

Total Project Budget/Award


Key Dates
  • Call Start: April 17, 2023

  • Deadline: May 15, 2023

  • Notification Date: May 26, 2023

  • Approximate Installation Date: September 29, 2023

  • Payment to be Received by: September 29, 2023

  • Reception: October 7, 2023

RC lobbyProject Summary

In celebration of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts’ 10-year anniversary, the Wake Forest Public Art Commission is accepting submissions from local North Carolina artists for a juried, permanent public art installation to be located inside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre lobby (designated area shown right).

The selected artwork will be presented to the Town of Wake Forest by the artist at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on October 7, 2023, at the Public Art Commission’s annual Celebration of the Arts.

In addition, the selected artist will be highlighted on the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre social media accounts and in The Wake Forest Public Art Commission virtual tour of public art on the Town website and within the Town app.

Artists that have experience designing, fabricating, and installing projects with a similar budget and scope, as well as emerging artists, are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

A selection committee composed of members of the Wake Forest Public Art Commission, Wake Forest Renaissance Centre staff, and other relevant parties will jury all submissions and select the winning artist who will enter into a contract with the Town of Wake Forest. The selected artist will be responsible for delivery of their piece to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, helping to install the artwork on Friday, September 29, 2023, and required to attend the unveiling at the Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

Selection criteria include the applicant’s proven ability to complete projects of a similar scope, artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials, and demonstrated ability to work with government agencies and stakeholders in the creation of site enhancements for a public art project. All submitted artwork must be original, wholly created by the artist.

The Wake Forest Public Art Commission reserves the right to reject any or all applications, and/or extend this Call to Artists for additional applicants. All artists will be notified of standing by May 26, 2023.

Project Specifications
Work Media

All media must be able to be free-standing or be displayed on an independent stand (2D, 3D). All standing/sculptural art MUST either have its own sturdy pedestal, provided by the selected artist, or be able to be safely displayed directly and free-standing on the floor in a public space. 3D free standing work must be hardy enough to be moved by facilities staff.


The theme of the piece is open to the artist’s discretion, but must be appropriate for public viewing of all ages. Artists are encouraged to use the WF Renaissance Centre's 10-year anniversary logo (shown top right) as inspiration and incorporate the 10-year anniversary color palette).

  • The piece must be no taller than 6 ft, including its stand/pedestal.

  • 40”wide with 40” deep ( shape for good balance and safety)

  • 100 lb weight limit

  • Must be easy to move if needed.

Other Entry Requirements
  1. Artists must currently reside in one of the following counties: Granville, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Harnett, Chatham, Durham or Wake

  2. Artist information: Name, address, phone number, email, website

  3. Artist Resume, including list of places previously or currently exhibited in the last 5 years

  4. Detailed description of your proposed artwork, including size, media, and any other pertinent info relating to a theme or intention

  5. 5-10 images of either the artwork being submitted or examples of other work that demonstrate the skill and media of the artist. Images should be in .jpg, or .pdf format, and submitted via the provided link (or attachment.)*

Submission Deadline

All entries must be completed in full and submitted to Debra Horton, Town Staff Liaison by May 15, 2023.



Additional Information

The Wake Forest Public Art Commission administers a collaborative process to invest public and private funds toward curating art that fosters a unique sense of place to strengthen economic development. This art enlivens public space, connects our community, and enriches a vibrant and engaging Wake Forest.

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts is located in the heart of Wake Forest's Renaissance District. With the charming Wake Forest downtown, warm and welcoming staff, and unique 10,000 square feet cultural and arts and events facility, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre  is the number one meeting and entertainment venue in northern Wake County. Located at 405 S. Brooks St, in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, the facility features 10,000 square feet of space for a variety of events and activities, including exhibitions, concerts, plays, recitals, conferences, and private celebrations - all of which make the chosen artwork highly visible to the public.


Call for Artists - RC's 10-Year Anniversary
Renaissance Centre Specialist