Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Two New City of Memphis Projects

UrbanArt Commission/Legends Park & University Place
Memphis, TN
Deadline: 8/6/08

The UrbanArt Commission is seeking artists to develop enhancements for Legends Park (formerly Dixie Homes) and University Place (formerly Lamar Terrace). These projects are made possible through the City of Memphis, working in conjunction with the Memphis Housing Authority and the Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

Budgets for these projects are $75,000 for Legends Park, for the design concept plus build-out of an enhancement for a main gathering area, and which should focus on the history and community that was Dixie Homes; and $100,000 for University Place, for a large-impact enhancement for a retention pond area that will be visible to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and will be in front of the development’s senior building.

An artists’ workshop will be held Thursday, July 10th at 6PM to give artists a chance to learn more about these projects, including site information and the history of the areas. The workshop will be at the University Place Management Office at 1045 E.H. Crump Boulevard.

All artists who currently live in the U.S. are invited to submit proposals by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. Application guidelines are available from the UAC and at, and artists are encouraged to call the UAC with any questions regarding this project or the selection process.

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