Applications must be received electronically by midnight, Sunday, April 24, 2016Submit online here Fort Point Arts Community seeks proposals for two temporary public art projects and two participatory projects in conjunction with Spring Open Studios.
The works of art will engage the public, highlight the Fort Point neighborhood and its creative community and promote Open Studios. One $7,500 award for a temporary public art installation to use any of the following suggested locations: (Although different sites in Fort Point than those listed above may be proposed, please keep in mind that a goal of FPAC’s public art projects during Open Studios is to knit together the Fort Point neighborhood and encourage visitors to travel from building to building.
Proposed locations will be considered with this in mind.
Works should be prominently located in the neighborhood.
The selection committee will take visibility into account when reviewing proposals.2.
One $5,000 award for a prominent work of public art sited in or making significant use of the Fort Point Channel between the Summer and Congress Street bridges, or along the Harbor Walk.
Specific requirement for proposed installations are listed in the attached Appendix A. All temporary installations must be designed to withstand Fort Point’s unpredictable summer/fall weather conditions for the duration of seven to twelve weeks.
(Arrow with Harborwalk below details the possible locations). Two $750 awards for participatory public art projects to be produces on Saturday and Sunday of Open Studios Weekend, June 18 and 19, 2016. Durability and maintenance will be considered in the review of proposals. FPAC will assist selected artists in securing permission from local landowners for installation when possible.
Submissions will be evaluated based on their visual impact, content, and feasibility.
Selected artists will be responsible for prompt application for any required permitting applications deemed necessary by The City of Boston.
Selected artists will participate in an Artists’ Walk and Talk for the public.
Artists are encouraged to include in their submission additional educational/outreach components, which could accompany their project.