Arts Council Seeks Artists and Sites for ARTSites 2013
Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) announces ARTsites 2013, its second multi-site public art initiative. HCAC is looking for publicly-accessible outdoor areas in Howard County to display sculpture as well as artists with large-scale sculpture that is fit for year-long outdoor display.
ARTsites 2013 is a year-long public art exhibit that will take place at up to 12 sites throughout Howard County. Sites and artwork will be selected from submissions by a panel of arts and public art professionals. The goal of ARTsites 2013 is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County. The sculpture will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces.
Call for Artists:
Artists with public art experience may submit up to six existing works for consideration, or propose new work with proper concept drawings and/or models. Sculpture should have a strong visual impact and must be of a scale suitable for outdoor display; of sound design, free-standing, and suitable for public viewing; and able to withstand an outdoor, high-traffic, unmonitored environment with no or little maintenance. Selected artists will receive a grant of $2,500 for the temporary loan of the work, insurance, installation and de-installation. There is no fee to enter.
Call for Sites:
All community, commercial and public sites in Howard County are eligible to apply. Sites must be visible and accessible to the public. Sites should consider that public art should be placed where it will enhance and activate the space; where it will be highly visible; where it will create a place to congregate, or be in a location that experiences a high amount of pedestrian traffic; and where it will not block windows, entranceways, etc. Preference will be given to sites that have, or are willing to install at their own expense, a concrete pad for the sculpture, though some sculpture may be appropriate for lawn sites.
Complete guidelines and submission information are available on the HCAC website, www.hocoarts.org, at the Howard County Center for the Arts, or by calling 410-313-2787. Deadline for all submissions is October 17, 2012.