Not all calls for site-specific projects are created equally.
Competitions reward ambition, but ambitious projects aren’t always adequately supported. I am guilty of having breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing that I didn’t receive an award for an overly ambitious or under-funded opportunity. Sometimes things change. Ideas become less attractive, or other commitments become more engaging.
Site-specific calls are especially labor-intensive, so perhaps savvy artists embrace degrees of site-responsiveness. These are some factors that influence to what degree I push speculative projects. Enjoy.