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Trash To Treasure Barrel Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

Trash To Treasure Barrel Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council is seeking artists to submit designs for the Trash To Treasure Barrel Project; 30-gallon steel trash barrels to be placed on the Upper Charles trail and in parks in Milford, MA. Anyone who is a Massachusetts resident can apply to design and paint a barrel, including both amateur and professional artists as well as art and educational institutions, businesses, and youth groups.

The Council would like to have the broadest possible reach in hopes of acquiring the highest level of talent and imagination for this project. Participants from art educational institutions may consist of students, faculty, and alumni.

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Enter by: 17 June 2022

Trash To Treasure Barrel Project Artist Benefits

  • Paid a stipend between $250-500
  • Recognized on a metal plaque installed on each barrel upon completion
  • Included in an online portfolio of all final designs
  • Names will be listed in all press releases announcing winning artists and completed projects
  • Invited to attend reveal event on September 10 so they can meet members of the community

All participating artists will be considered for future public art projects in Milford, MA.

About Milford Cultural Council

As a local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents; thereby, contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. The Council launched their first public art initiative last year, Brush to Table Picnic Table Project, which was greeted by overwhelming enthusiasm by the community. The Council looks forward to working with a diverse range of artists to bring new public art projects to a successful reality.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com.

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Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) announces a call for artists for the public art Brush to Table picnic table project, seeking artists to design and paint a series of 10 picnic tables to be displayed in various areas in Milford, MA. Brush to Table is the MCC’s first public art initiative. They look forward to showcasing a diverse range of talent. Table sponsors will negotiate stipends with artists. Artists and sponsors will be recognized on an engraved metal plaque attached to each table. Finished tables will be put on public display in mid-July. The tables are one piece with benches attached, all made from pressure-treated wood. Dimensions are given in the entry form.

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Deadline: 16 Apr 2021

Artists must complete the entry form, which includes a template for depicting their proposed design. Design proposals should be positive, original, and colorful as well as (but are not required to) reflect the following: the immediate environment in which the table is located, the character or culture of the Town of Milford, the history of the area, community pride, and creativity. All design proposals must be family friendly and; therefore, appropriate for all viewing audiences. Designs cannot include letters or numbers.

Brush to Table Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive a stipend between $250-$500 to be negotiated with the sponsor. Their work will be showcased in five different parks in town, therefore being viewed by thousands every year. Plus, the artist’s work will be highlighted in local media including print, radio, and TV. Although this project will be the first public art initiative in Milford for quite some time, Milford, MA is the proud host to an equestrian statue by Daniel Chester French. It sits atop a pedestal by Henry Bacon. All artists who present proposals will be added to an artist database for reference for future projects.

About Milford Cultural Council

The Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents, thereby contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. This year, MCC awarded over $15,000 in grants for a diverse range of projects, events, and performances including photography, music, local history, ballet, choral music, online art exhibitions, lectures, and environmental science internships for high school students.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com.

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