Proposals Due for Artscape
The City of Pittsfield’s public art committee, Artscape, invites artists to submit existing and proposed work for a 2014 public art exhibition.
Located in the hub of the culturally vibrant Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the 2014 show will be part of a larger initiative called ART+INDUSTRY, which celebrates Pittsfield and the Berkshires’ industrial heritage, past, present and future.
Public art installations will be featured throughout Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District, which attracts over 500,000 people each year to its galleries, theatres, restaurants and cultural hotspots. Artist proposals are due by 4 on Monday, November 4.
The mission of the City of Pittsfield’s Artscape program is to enhance the downtown’s character and attract visitors by installing and promoting works of art in various outdoor locations accessible to the public throughout the downtown area.
Applicants must take into account that the site is an urban outdoor environment.
Sculptures and installations must meet safety requirements and be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.
Installations will be taking place March through April 2014, with the exhibition going until May 2015.
Proposals are juried by the Artscape Committee, which is composed of artists, arts administrators and community members. Recipients are granted financial support in the amount of $500. Some technical assistance, approved by the Artscape committee on a project-by-project basis, is provided to install work.
This program is open to all artists, nationally and internationally. Proposal guidelines, specifications, and submission requirements can be found at cityofpittsfield.org.