About Submissions and Policies

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY

Cambridge Arts Council’s Digital Public Art Registry

Submissions: Ongoing

The Public Art Program of the Cambridge Arts Council is calling all artists interested in working in the public realm to enter our digital artist registry.

Registration is free and easy – upload digital files of work samples and complete a form of biographic information and you will be considered for all future public art commissions.

For the December 15 deadline, we are particularly seeking qualifications from artists interested in designing and building structures suitable for integration into new designs for parks and to serve the City’s current goal of integrating open, intergenerational play.

Since 1979, we have commissioned artists for percent-for-art projects large and small throughout the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts.  We continuously seek greater diversity in our programs and urge artists of all backgrounds, locales, and working in any medium to become part of our registry. 

How to Submit:

Submit images of past work and biographical information at http://cac.slideroom.com.  Once entered in the Cambridge Arts Council artist registry you will remain eligible for all future public art commissions with the City of Cambridge.

For more information about the Cambridge Arts Council please visit www.cambridgeartscouncil.org.  For technical support using Slideroom, please email support@slideroom.com.  For other questions please contact Public Art Administrator, Jeremy Gaucher, at jgaucher@cambridgema.gov.

Sample Selection Process for Percent-for-Art Projects
To ensure that the most appropriate artists are selected for projects, Cambridge Arts combines jury review with active community participation. The Public Art Commission decides on a selection method for each project by choosing one, or a variation of, the following options:

1. RFQ/Interview: An Art Jury selects a small number of candidates from the Public Art Registry. The candidates are interviewed by a larger Site Committee, which then makes the final selection based on an artists past work.

2. Request for Proposal: An Art Jury selects a small number of candidates from the Public Art Registry. These candidates are paid to develop a site specific proposal. The candidates are interviewed by a larger Site Committee, which then makes the final selection based on the proposals and the artists past work.

For other questions, please contact Jeremy Gaucher, Public Art Administrator