Tag: public art

Deadline January 21st: ACP Public Art Project 2013

Atlanta Celebrates Photography
ACP Public Art Project 2013
Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2013

No entry fee.

“Each year, ACP commissions a temporary public art project that is a highlight of the ACP Festival. ACP’s Public Art program is significant in its ability to bring photographic or lens-based projects to audiences that might not ordinarily visit a traditional arts venue. These projects encourage viewers to consider photography in fresh new ways. Do you have a great idea for an exciting Public Art project? We’d love to see it!

Our Open Call for Proposals for the ACP 2013 Public Art Project is now accepting your creative ideas. We look forward to your proposals exploring the intersection of photography and public art in Atlanta for this year’s Festival!

Our 2013 Public Art Project has a $9,500 budget, and it’s free to apply. It is a requirement that your project involve lens-based or photographic media as an integral part of the piece (this includes images and/or video captured by a lens, or media in which light sensitivity is a primary element of the material, or reimagining the uses of photography, or possibilities of imagery made with light).”

For full details and to apply, visit CallforEntries.org.

Interview with MVS on Jeff Curto’s Camera Position

In April MVS visited the College of DuPage to give a lecture and meet with the college’s photography students.  While there, she met with her good friend Jeff Curto to do an interview for his program, Camera Position: A Podcast About the Creative Side of Photography.

The interview was extensive, full of great information, and posted in a five part series over the past few weeks; the last installment will be posted on Monday, June 11th.  You can listen to all four parts of the interview for free at CameraPosition.com:

March 29th, Houston: Lecture by Catherine Wagner “Photographs and Public Projects”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Lecture by Catherine Wagner Photographs and Public Projects
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow.

Catherine Wagner is an artist who works with elements of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual images that investigate culture.  For over thirty years she has been a keen observer of the built environment, examining institutions of learning and knowledge, such as art museums and science labs, as well as the ways we construct our cultural identity. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls ‘the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves.'”

© 2012 Catherine Wagner

Brown Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas  77005  [map]

Co-sponsored by the Houston Center for Photography and Photo Forum at MFAH.

Deadline February 12th: ACP’s 2012 Public Art Project

Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Call for entries: ACP Photo Festival Public Art
Deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2012
Entry fee: Free

Eligibility
“Any artist as an individual or team may apply, provided that the person(s) or firm who will be responsible for the actual fabrication and/or construction of the piece(s) have had previous experience in the medium(s) proposed, which must be disclosed in detail in the application form.

No media restrictions have been established in order to ensure maximum creativity for participating artists. However, since ACP is an organization that promotes all things photographic, it is a requirement that your project involve lens-based or photographic media as an integral part of the piece (this includes images and/or video captured by a lens, or media in which light sensitivity is a primary element of the material, or reimagining the uses of photography, or possibilities of imagery made with light). We encourage you to think widely and to explore this concept without restraint. Please keep in mind the “Selection Criteria” listed below. Projects that rely heavily on complex or untested technologies or complex audience participation are discouraged – usually, the simpler the better.

Budget
$9,000 has been allocated. The budget is all-inclusive, covering design, construction and/or fabrication, transportation, delivery, site preparation, lighting (if applicable), insurance, consultant fees, installation and de-installation at the conclusion of the project. Artist’s travel (if applicable) and all other costs associated with the project (including Artist’s fee) are included in this amount. If the proposed budget exceeds $ 9,000, your application must detail how the overage will be funded.

Submission Requirements

  • Contact information such as name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address, web site as required by CallForEntry.org
  • A succinct concept statement for the project (not to exceed 400 words). Statement must also include technical details, material selection, and any additional pertinent information including your suggested project Schedule (site visits, design, fabrication, installation and de-installation timeline). Note: audience experience is the most important part of any public project. Realistically address audience experience in your statement.
  • One page budget that lists the costs associated with the project and a list of the materials to be used. Make sure your budget is inclusive of all elements described in “Budget” section above.
  • Current Resume (include individual resumes for all team members). Be sure to highlight your previous experience with the materials and technology that you are proposing for this project.
  • Up to 6 (six) work samples should be included in your application (jpegs, audio and video files are allowed). Include images that show a sense of your imagery and working process. Include year of project in image title.”

Download a PDF of the full prospectus: ACP Public Art Project call for entries 2012.
Apply online at CallforEntries.org.

October 19th, Boston: Lecture by Catherine Wagner “Photographs and Public Projects”

© 2011 Catherine Wagner

The Photographic Resource Center
Lecture by Catherine Wagner: Photographs and Public Projects
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 6:30pm
Book signing to follow.
Admission: $10 general | $5 for members & students | free for member institutions

Catherine Wagner will present the last thirty years of her work, concentrating on projects of the last decade. Her work continues to examine both the built environment and institutional archival repositories. Most recently, Wagner incorporated the photographic image into large civic structures, such as the new San Francisco subway.  She will discuss her conceptual strategies, which involve research, installation, and appropriation. For over three decades, Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. She has examined institutions as various as art museums, science labs, the home, and Disneyland. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls ‘the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves.'”

BU College of Arts & Sciences, Room 522
705 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

May 25th, Phoenix: The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops

From The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture:
The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops!!
Wednesdays, March 30, April 27 and May 25, 2011

Workshop 3: The Design Process

When:  Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6pm – 7:15pm
Where:  Phoenix Art Museum, Community Room
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona  [map]

Each idea is fleshed out through a series of checks and balances known as the design process. How does it work? What does it mean when you’re asked to provide a schematic design? How does that grow into a 50% submittal? And how are these stages reviewed along the way?

In this workshop, we’ll look at each step of the design process from concept to completion. Using examples of complete Public Art Projects, staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program will show the creation of projects from start to finish while explaining the steps that go into each phase between.

For more information or to register email agallego@azarts.gov or call 602.771.6530.

About the Series
If you wonder what it takes to make the leap from small-scale studio art to large scale public art, this three-part series of workshops will provide some answers. The series will break down the process of turning ideas into public works, from presentations and proposals through collaborations and the development of designs. Each workshop will feature a presentation by a local artist, a question and answer session with Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC) staff, and a brief workshop for participants. The workshops are free and open to the public courtesy of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Workshop 1: Presentations and Proposals was on March 30th
Workshop 2: Collaborations was on April 27th

April 27th, Phoenix: The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops!!

From The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture:
The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops!!
Wednesdays, March 30, April 27 and May 25, 2011

Workshop 2: Collaborations

When:  Wednesday, April 27, 2011 6pm – 7:15pm
Where:  Phoenix Art Museum, Community Room
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona  [map]

More and more artists are being asked to deliver proposals using AutoCAD, deliver material samples that demonstrate maintainability, create plant layouts to enhance their work, design a lighting scheme to highlight the art, and engineer works to withstand the fiercest elements imaginable. This is a pretty tall order when you’re background is in visual art!

Figuring out what a project needs is one challenge but developing relationships with other design professionals to create the project is a whole other game. In this workshop, we’ll address the issue of team building from start to finish. Focusing in on the roles of each player on a design team, we’ll discuss how to make the most each other skill sets and work towards a common goal.

Artists and staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program will show examples of teams and explore the many layers of design that goes into award winning projects.

For more information or to register email agallego@azarts.gov or call 602.771.6530.

About the Series
If you wonder what it takes to make the leap from small-scale studio art to large scale public art, this three-part series of workshops will provide some answers. The series will break down the process of turning ideas into public works, from presentations and proposals through collaborations and the development of designs. Each workshop will feature a presentation by a local artist, a question and answer session with Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC) staff, and a brief workshop for participants. The workshops are free and open to the public courtesy of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Workshop 1: Presentations and Proposals was on March 30th
Workshop 3:  The Design Process is on May 25th, check back soon for details!

March 30th, Phoenix: The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops!!

From The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture:
The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops!!
Wednesdays, March 30, April 27 and May 25, 2011

Workshop 1: Presentations and Proposals

When:  Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 6 to 7:15 pm
Where:  Phoenix Art Museum, Community Room
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona  [map]

You got the call! You’re a finalist! Now you need to pull together a proposal and present it to a selection panel (GULP!!!) Suddenly your mind is racing…”Where to begin? What will they want? How do I do this???”

In this workshop we’ll discuss what key factors make a presentation sing and what makes a proposal fall flat. Tempe’s coLab Studio and staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program will show examples of proposals and present tools to help manage the interview and proposal process.

For more information or to register email agallego@azarts.gov or call 602.771.6530.

About the Series
If you wonder what it takes to make the leap from small-scale studio art to large scale public art, this three-part series of workshops will provide some answers. The series will break down the process of turning ideas into public works, from presentations and proposals through collaborations and the development of designs. Each workshop will feature a presentation by a local artist, a question and answer session with Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC) staff, and a brief workshop for participants. The workshops are free and open to the public courtesy of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Workshop 2:  Collaborations on April 27th, check back soon for details!
Workshop 3:  The Design Process on May 25th, check back soon for details!

Deadline March 7th: ACP Public Art Project 2011 request for proposals

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) announces a Request for Artist’s Proposals for its 2011 temporary Public Art Project.

Postmark deadline:  Extended to March 7, 2011!
Selection notification:  Mid to late March
Project dates:  September 25th to October 31, 2011
Entry fee:  FREE

Overview
“ACP produces a Public Art Project as a central component of our month-long, city-wide celebration of photography each October.  ACP’s acclaimed program of public art has featured temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta.  The program’s significance is in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional art venues and expand the way the audience considers and perceives photography and “lens-based” media.  We are looking for proposals that take advantage of public art’s ability to reach new audiences, and to create an experience that is a dynamic hybrid of art in the public sphere.”

Media & Materials
“No restrictions in terms of materials or media have been established in order to ensure maximum creativity for participating artists.  However, since ACP is an organization that promotes all things photographic, it is a requirement that your project involve lens-based media as an integral part of the piece….”

Budget
“The $10,000 budget is all-inclusive, covering design, construction and/or fabrication, transportation, delivery, site preparation, lighting (if applicable), insurance, consultant fees, installation and de-installation at the conclusion of the project.  Artist’s travel (if applicable) and all other costs associated with the project (including Artist’s fee) are included in this amount.  If the proposed budget exceeds $10,000, artist must detail how the overage will be funded.”

Click here to read the rest of the prospectus and application checklist (PDF).

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