About Submissions and Policies
Call for Public Art at The Foundry
The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites you to submit your qualifications to be eligible for a $100,000 public art commission for The Foundry, an adaptive reuse project to build a community center for creativity and collaboration. Submit your qualifications online to the Cambridge Arts artist registry by September 17, 2018 to be considered for this commission.
Please download the full RFQ here
. For any questions please contact Public Art Administrator, Hilary Zelson
Call for Temporary Public Art Ideas
Do you have an outdoor project you’d like to test? Do you want to see how the public might react to a pop-up or artistic intervention? Do you work with students who would like to develop a project for an open space? Do you need a public plaza to test a mock-up or your latest lawn game/corn-hole prototype? Are you wondering how your unique mobile-curiosity/creation-sitting-in-your-studio-but-meant-for-outdoor-space might work in Kendall Square? Details: http://camb.ma/2abkKnu
Cambridge Arts Council’s Digital Public Art Registry
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For other questions please contact Public Art Administrator, Hilary Zelson.
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 Public Art Administrator, Hilary Zelson.