City of Boston - Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
08/05/22 5:00 PM ET
Contracts for services to USA, Canada, and International individual visual artists and poets to create new artwork for a public park in Massachusetts. Types of artwork installations include poetry, light projections, pavers and walkways, and sculptures. Funding is intended for the creation of original work to be integrated into the new design of Copley Square Park in Boston.
This is a Call to Artists for several opportunities for artists to create public artworks including poetry, light projections, ground plane interventions, and a small sculpture series that honor community solidarity, empathy, and acknowledgment of loss. Supporting communal gathering and envisioning public interactions will be a crucial component of each design. This Call is related to the City of Boston’s One Boston Resilience Project, and the artworks will be sited at the soon-to-be renovated Copley Square Park.
Through the Call to Artists for this project, the City seeks to commission artworks that will be integrated into the new design of Copley Square Park and, in conjunction with the new landscape design, help create a welcoming space for communal gathering. The artworks will express communal solidarity in response to violence and will prioritize the experience of people across all neighborhoods of Boston so that they can gather and reflect. For more information on the artwork theme, see p. 8 of the Call to Artists in Supporting Documents below.
Artists are welcome to apply for all opportunities available:
For more information on each opportunity, see p. 10 of the Call to Artists in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 204600
- Poetry Budget: $5,000 each for up to three poets
- Pavers and Walkways Budget: $75,000
- Light Projections Budget: $100,000
- Small Sculptures Budget: $150,000
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://cityofbostonartsandculture.submittable.com/login?returnUrl=%2Fsubmit%2F229616%2Fcall-to-artists-copley-square-park-public-art
Questions Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckSuUNMOrAEHNDHnPEhmEjsBRaoluNlv7cDcgqKLHc4S4MwA/viewform
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