21 Boxes: An Electrical B...
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For assistance, please contact:

ithaca.pac@gmail.com

607.273.5242  Caleb R. Thomas, PAC Mural Street Art Program Sub-committee Chair

607.279.9189 Sally Grubb, PAC Mural Street Art Program Sub-committee Member

For more information on the City of Ithaca Public Art Commission,
visit www.CityOfIthaca.org under Boards and Committees.

21 BOXES: AN ELECTRICAL BOX MURAL PROJECT

  Artist submission deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012 for sites throughout the City of Ithaca, NY

 

We hope you’ll consider being a part of this fun and inspirational city-wide project!

 

The City of Ithaca Public Art Commission (PAC) is currently inviting artists to apply to participate in a public art project to beautify 21 large electrical boxes in the City of Ithaca. We will select 21 artists to collaborate with PAC to transform these plain, utilitarian boxes into beautiful inspiring works of public art.

The 21 Boxes Art Project is designed to enhance the City of Ithaca by adding works of art to the downtown streetscape on surfaces that are often overlooked or vandalized. Artwork displayed on electrical boxes functions as a form of communication to a moving audience with the goal of creating a safe, inclusive and inspired urban environment. Successful proposals will foster community good will and become a beacon of neighborhood pride. When designing your artwork, consider its contribution to the city as a whole, not unlike a musical performance, community event or special attraction.

Public Art Commission members will help selected artists with the implementation of these murals. PAC will prime boxes for you and artists will be given a stipend of $100 in addition to a $25 credit for supplies at participating art supply and hardware stores. 

 

The 21 selected artists will be invited to one or more informational sessions for an opportunity to meet each other, share resources, collaborate, and plan to make this initiative successful.

Artists may submit more than one proposal.  Artists may team up as a group to apply together to paint a box.  Artists are limited to one box but can collaborate with other artists on as many boxes as they like.  Mixed media artists are welcome to apply. These art pieces will be on functional equipment that may need repair or replacing over time. 
For this reason, PAC cannot guarantee how long each mural will last.

Electrical Box Locations

See Complete PDF of application at http://tinyurl.com/21BoxesProject

 

Timeline

May 18: Submissions due

June 8: Artists notified (may change depending on volume of proposals received and pending successful funding.)

June 14 Launch Date: Informational session and celebration of winners.

June 16/17 (Rain Date): Undercoating and stenciling of Electrical Boxes
June 18+: Artists may move ahead with painting their selected electrical box

 

 

 

Selection criteria:

The Public Art Commission will serve as the selection committee. Proposals will be juried using the following criteria:

 

 

Applicant / Contact Name:

 

 

Organization / Institution (if applicable):

 

 

Address:

 

 

Phone:

 

Email:

 

 

Website (if applicable):

 

 

Project Title:

 

 

Preferred location:

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Artist Signature:

Date:

 

 

 

 

Checklist of Items to enclose with application:

 

Please submit this form and application materials to:

City of Ithaca Public Art Commission

c/o Department of Planning & Development
City Hall, 3rd Floor
108 East Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

or

ithaca.pac@gmail.com

 

For assistance, please contact:

ithaca.pac@gmail.com

607.273.5242  Caleb R. Thomas, PAC Mural Street Art Program Sub-committee Chair

607.279.9189 Sally Grubb, PAC Mural Street Art Program Sub-committee Member

 

For more information on the City of Ithaca Public Art Commission,
visit www.CityOfIthaca.org under Boards and Committees.

 

 

Finished pieces will be property of the City of Ithaca and subject to a contract approved by the City's attorney. The City of Ithaca reserves the right to reproduce finished work for promotion and archival purposes in both printed and electronic form. The City of Ithaca will not sell reproductions of the work without written consent of the artist/s. Artist/s retain all other rights.  Artist(s) shall waive his/her rights under the Visual Arts Rights Act of 1990 and Section 14.03 of NYS Cultural Affairs Laws, to the extent that such rights would preclude or constrain the right of the City to remove any accepted artwork. Submission of proposal for this call implies acceptance of all conditions here stated.

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