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Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project (Tualatin, OR) – Call For Artists

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project (Tualatin, OR) – Call For Artists

Tualatin Riverkeepers and the City of Tualatin seek artists to design and paint for the Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project n Tualatin, Oregon. The goal of these sidewalk mural(s) is to raise awareness of stormdrains as a connection to Tualatin River water quality.

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Deadline: 14 Jun 2019

This artwork will work as a bilingual educational tool to remind the public that stormdrains drain directly to the waterways we use in our everyday life as drinking water and for recreation. Stormdrains connect urban areas to creeks, streams, and the Tualatin River through a system of pipes, drains, and culverts. They are located along streets and next to sidewalks. They collect stormwater from the surrounding impervious surfaces and direct it to nearby waterways. Stormdrains often blend into the surrounding urban infrastructure and are often forgotten about. The goal of this project is to bring awareness of these important urban features and the role they play in water quality.

Designs should incorporate an environmental theme, colors, and include the text: Drains to Tualatin River in English and another language of artist’s choice. Designs can also include images, icons, and symbols unique to the City of Tualatin and/or the Pacific Northwest. Mural should be no more than 4′ by 6′.

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project Artist Requirements

  1. Submit a design proposal in PDF format.
  2. Attend and participate in at least two community events in Tualatin.
  3. Attend three meetings with Tualatin Riverkeepers and City of Tualatin staff. One prior to painting mural, one during painting of the mural, and a wrap-up meeting.

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project artists will be notified by June 21st, 2019. Mural installation will take place in the summer of 2019. Selected artists will receive a commission of $750 USD after the completion of the mural. All materials will be supplied.

About Tualatin Riverkeepers

Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) is a community-based organization that protects and restores the Tualatin River watershed. They build watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education. At first glance, stormdrains and their unglamorous job of transporting stormwater runoff do not seem like catalysts for environmental activism. Yet, TRK has embraced stormdrains as canvasses to raise awareness about local water quality.  Tualatin Riverkeepers hopes these murals will strengthen the ties between communities living along the Tualatin River. This artwork serves as a multilingual educational tool to remind the public that stormdrains carry urban runoff (e.g. oil, lawn chemicals, trash, pollutants) directly to the waterways we use in everyday life for drinking and recreation.

For more information, contact ruby@tualatinriverkeepers.org.

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Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, offering two or four week residencies to emerging artists. Participants explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Staff work with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes place-based work as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place. It can be a new project or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities, especially rural communities. The program embraces artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.

Lanesboro Arts strives to provide artists with a dynamic and compelling array of community assets. They seek out projects where the activation of the people and places of Lanesboro are at the core of the artistic process.

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program Artist Benefits

Artists are paid $1,000/week. They are provided studio and lodging space. Lanesboro Arts does not cover material or transportation costs. These expenses should be factored into the $1,000/week stipend. Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must be split among the collective. Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application.

Community Resources And Assets Available To Residents

  • St. Mane Theatre, a 126-seat Art Deco theater located in the heart of downtown
  • Poetry Parking Lot, a large municipal parking lot with haiku hung throughout the space
  • Gateway Park, a public green space adjacent to the Root River and connected to downtown via a 1893 walking bridge
  • Historic downtown storefronts, alleyways, building walls, and open spaces
  • Local farms, farmers, and farmer’s markets
  • The Root River State Bike Trail
  • Community partnerships with local businesses, the Lanesboro Park Board, the Lanesboro Museum, residents, schools, libraries, and community organizations

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program participants do not need to secure community partners or stakeholders when submitting their application. That said, research done beforehand about the Lanesboro community and surrounding area can strengthen a project proposal. The role of Lanesboro Arts staff for selected artist residents is that of translator and facilitator. The staff works with artists to make the needed connections. They help secure the required resources in order to make selected residency program projects a success.

The use of all community resources and assets are subject to approval from property owners and the Lanesboro City Council. Resources will be facilitated with each artist by Lanesboro Arts staff. Lanesboro Arts has a positive, collaborative relationship with these entities. They will work with each resident to find the best venue for all parties.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships. They creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city. They do so by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact adam@lanesboroarts.org.

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Open Scene Community Engagement Workshops – Call For Artists

Open Scene is seeking four artists to lead Open Scene community engagement workshops for twelve youth (ages 16-24) and ten community stakeholders in Urbana, IL.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Dec 2016

In spring 2017, each selected artist or artist group will lead a weekend intensive with participants to explore themes of social justice and/or community development through an art discipline. Activities will begin on Friday evening and end on Sunday afternoon.

This opportunity is open to all professional artists, age 18 or older, residing in the United States. Submissions will be evaluated based on demonstration of artistic quality; demonstration of experience in leading engagement activities, especially for youth and marginalized communities; and appropriateness of method for inclusive, youth-centered, public events.

Selected artists for the Open Scene Community Engagement Workshops will receive a total payment of $3,000 for artist fees, transportation to and from Urbana, food, and lodging. The Urbana Public Arts Program will provide logistical and staff support and incur the costs associated with promoting the events.

Artists will have the opportunity to bring positive change to the lives of youth in Urbana-Champaign, IL. The small and intimate setting of the Open Scene Community Engagement Workshops will allow artists to share their artistic practices and connect directly with all participants. Artists may learn valuable lessons from participating marginalized youth, whose voices are often times diminished in civic conversations. Through leading art workshops and arts-based dialogues, artists may find this experience an opportunity to reflect, research, and grow.

About Open Scene

Open Scene is a partnership between the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the City of Urbana, which aims to create a plan for reclaiming the city’s center through arts-based dialogues that directly incorporate the experiences of youth. These creative engagement and planning processes will be anchored at IMC’s emerging cultural facility located in the historic post office building in the heart of downtown Urbana.

Urbana is a community of contrasts. This college town has relatively low unemployment, yet over half of our young African-American men lack jobs. Higher incomes have soared, yet we have the third highest extreme poverty rate in Illinois. In response to this divide, the IMC was founded in 2000 by artists and organizers to provide space, resources, and atmosphere to draw artists and residents together to investigate local problems and design solutions.

Open Scene seeks to enhance the well-being of all city residents through the leadership of one of its most marginalized groups: youth. Our youth are savvy, connected, and creative, yet they are often overlooked in community planning projects. Through a process led by youth, guided by professional artists, and supported by diverse community partners, Open Scene aims to engage all sectors of our community to imagine the future of the IMC within Downtown Urbana as a vibrant space for cultural expression and community change.

For more information, contact ptannos@urbanaillinois.us.

Open Scene Community Engagement Workshops

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Outbound: Mobility, Community, Future – Call For Artists

SPOKE magazine is opening a pop-up gallery for November First Friday in Philadelphia featuring work that uses Futurism to address contemporary social issues – Outbound: Mobility, Community, Future.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 25 Oct 2016

SPOKE magazine seeks work that provokes conversations about movement, culture, and the built environment in the context of the Philadelphia community. Artists are encouraged to take a broad view of Futurism itself and how the form can represent new visions for an urban society.

This is a free opportunity to get gallery space on First Friday in Old City. The space is located at 2nd and Vine. The open gallery on Friday will be followed by lectures and panel discussions on Saturday. The work will stay on display throughout the weekend and serve as active material for the talks on Saturday.

SPOKE magazine uses art and design to explore the relationships between people, transportation, and urban spaces. While it primarily takes the form of a print publication, SPOKE is beginning to step into other forms. It seeks to open conversations with other communities and perspectives of the city, hoping to better understand the way Philadelphia moves and grows.

For more information, contact elliott@spokemag.co.

Outbound: Mobility, Community, Future

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Small Art 6x6x2016 – Call for Artists

Rochester Contemporary Art Center announces a call for artists for Small Art 6x6x2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 17 Apr 2016

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 9th year. Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, and youths. Each artwork must be 6×6 square inches (15cm) and signed only on the back. All entries will be accepted, exhibited in the gallery and online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo.

This opportunity specifically is RoCo’s only fundraiser and aims to be inclusive and global in its reach. RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org.

Small Art 6x6x2016

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w.a.v.e.s. 2016 – Call for Artists

The City of Windsor announces a call for w.a.v.e.s. 2016 (Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies & Sculptures), a two-day festival connecting communities through waves of art, culture, and technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016

The City of Windsor is seeking outdoor projects that will transform and illuminate the Windsor Sculpture Park in new ways to inspire and engage the public in examining its cultural significance. Activities and opportunities for community engagement and hands-on experience are encouraged.

Potential projects could include:

  • Light, video or interactive installations
  • Multimedia or interactive performances
  • Works that utilize mobile performances
  • Kid-friendly or educational workshops
  • Sound or performance art
  • The unexpected

The festival will be held Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2016 at 4 PM – 11PM at Windsor Sculpture Park (on the border of Detroit, MI).

Successful applicants for this open call will receive funding for their participation and be determined under one of the following categories:

  • Large installation or performance = $4000
  • Emerging artists or community groups = $1500
  • Individual or student-led projects = $500

The Windsor Sculpture Park is ending its final year in the fulfillment of a bequest to give the park back to its residents. This showcase is for contributing artists who can re-imagine the space and coordinate installations or activities that transform how we view the park. The Windsor Sculpture Park sits on the banks of the Detroit River in a lush green space with the Detroit skyline on the horizon. Our community is the longest-running inhabited land in the country. We are the gateway to Canada.

For more information, contact vsamek@citywindsor.ca.

w.a.v.e.s. 2016

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