Thursday, April 26, 2007

Deadline 4/30/07! Call-to-Artists for UrbanArt's 10th Anniversary

Don't forget! Proposals due Monday!!!

Interactions/ Interruptions: 10th Anniversary Celebration

The UrbanArt Commission is approaching its 10th Anniversary and is commemorating this milestone with a series of events and programs, including the installation of 10 temporary public art pieces, an exhibition of models, drawings and photographs from projects completed over the past 10 years and an audio tour of public art. The anniversary will be recognized during the Spring of 2008.

The title Interactions/Interruptions reflects how temporary public art can be used to change our perception of the space and community around us. It interrupts our environment and forces us to interact with the art and the ideas expressed therein. Interactions/ Interruptions is intended to bring greater visibility to Memphis and public art, to educate the public about the value of public art in the urban landscape and to raise the appreciation of non- traditional and contemporary art.

We are seeking five professional artists from the tri-state area (TN, MS, AR) to create temporary public artworks to be displayed around Memphis.

Other components of the temporary public art project include:
1. A large-scale installation by Seattle artist Dan Corson who often uses technology such as interactive (motion-sensored) light installations in his artworks.
2. Temporary public art projects by local college-level student artists. A request for student proposals will be distributed in September 2007. Four student proposals will be chosen by our selection committee.

The budget for professional artists is $5,000 for each project.

Applications are due by 4:00 P.M., April 30, 2007.

The full call-to-artists can be found here. Or call 901.525.0880 for more information.

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