The City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Cultural Council in Mauldin, SC invite all South Carolina based visual artists, working solo or as a team, to submit proposals for the Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019. The selected artist will create a work in any medium that reflects the specific theme “Youth: Passion for Change.” Experiential or participatory components are permitted. The outcome will include one complete art work made ready for public presentation for a minimum of ten (10) years at the Mauldin Cultural Center around the outdoor amphitheater.
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Deadline: 18 Mar 2019
The Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 artist must be a resident of the state of South Carolina during the duration of the project. Non-resident students enrolled in collegiate programs at South Carolina universities/colleges are not eligible.
For Artist Teams, all members must qualify under these residency guidelines. Artists must demonstrate experience in public art projects and have experience with creating public art works with lifespans of ten years or more. Artists working in any medium are welcome; however, the work must withstand seasonal change over ten years, public interaction, and be self-sufficient.
Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 Artist Benefits
- The maximum budget for the project is $15,000 – inclusive of all artist fees, materials, travel, and construction.
- Artist will be honored with an unveiling ceremony and a ribbon cutting that is open to the public. Media and local officials are invited to this ceremony.
- The artist and his/her piece will be shared with local media and via the City and Cultural Center’s social media accounts.
- The work of the artist will visible on the Cultural Center’s website as long as the piece remains standing along the trail.
- The artist will receive a plaque next to the installation detailing the artist’s statement and/or process.
About Mauldin Cultural Center
The Mauldin Cultural Center (MCC) was created to establish, develop, and promote a cultural system that celebrates the Mauldin community, leverages the arts for the economic benefit of the City and its citizens, and strives to give all citizens and visitors the ability to experience and participate in artistic and cultural activities in an effort to continually develop a more vibrant community.
The Mauldin Cultural Center is the product of community partners with the vision of developing a cultural center for the City of Mauldin. Originally Mauldin High School, and later Mauldin Elementary School, the building was constructed in 1937 as a WPA Project and has since seen a few minor updates as the schools grew. In 2003, the City of Mauldin began the process of purchasing the 14 acre property as the first step toward creating a City Center.
Currently, MCC hosts almost 30,000 people annually. They offer a wide-range of arts education classes, live concerts, theater performances, comedy, art exhibits, a public art trail, and community events.
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