The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities.
ARTS is looking for up to seven artists/artist teams that are interested in engaging with the community and creating artworks or social practice activities that are culturally responsive. Artists who have experience working with residents from historically underrepresented communities including communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities to develop their artwork are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility and Funding
This call is open to artists living in Washington State who have a documented track record of making art and are interested in creating art in public places. Applicants must be over 18 years old and interested in working collaboratively in public settings.
Each selected artist will receive $4,500, inclusive of all fees including design development for final proposal, materials, installation, WA state sales and use taxes, insurance, and all associated project costs. Selected artists will receive 40% of the total commission upon acceptance of the final artwork proposal, 40% percent after documented installation of the artwork, and the remaining 20% after documented de-installation of artwork, photo documentation and a brief project summary have been delivered.
11 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (Pacific Standard Time).
We strongly encourage you to attend the workshop, especially if you are a first-time applicant. ARTS staff will share more information about the Arts in Parks Temporary Art and Activations call and will review the CaFÉ application process.
Thursday, September 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Douglas-Truth Branch
2300 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122 RSVP here
Thursday, September 21, 1:30-3p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Broadview Branch
12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133 RSVP here
Friday, September 29, 1:30-3 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Rainier Beach Branch
9125 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118 RSVP here
Monday, October 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Southwest Branch
9010 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98126 RSVP here
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