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Seeking artists to develop temporary artworks for ‘Art Interruptions 2013’

In partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we’re seeking emerging public artists to create temporary art installations along the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway and the Central Waterfront for the project Art Interruptions 2013. The artworks will inhabit city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, eliciting a moment of surprise, beauty, contemplation or humor.

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Possible locations for artworks include street and park infrastructure, trees, tree pits and street furniture. Up to 12 artists will be selected to develop a series of artworks for a six-week period beginning in August 2013.

The call is open to emerging public artists living in Washington state. The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs defines emerging public artists as artists who have a documented track record of making art, are interested in creating art in public places, and may or may not have a formal art education. Applicants must be over 18 years old and interested in working collaboratively in public settings. Applicants are not eligible if they have received a permanently sited public or private art commission of more than $10,000.

Each selected artist will receive a $1,500 stipend. The application deadline is 11 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Project Overview Workshops

Free, optional workshops will be available offering an introduction to the Art Interruptions program and CaFE online application system.

Monday, April 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
El Centro de la Raza, Room 307
2524 16th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 957-4634

Monday, April 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 684-4758

 Art Interruptions is commissioned with SDOT 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.