Emerging Local Artist Public Art Opportunity
Please email any questions or comments to Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager
• An accomplished local artist with a desire to become a public artist?
• Working with durable materials?
• Interested to learn more about how to fabricate and install permanent public art projects?
• Interested in how to sharpen your skills to win public art project awards?
• At least 18 years old?
The City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places is announcing an opportunity for emerging local or mid-career artists to team up with accomplished public artists to create and integrate public art in the City’s Town Square redevelopment project.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and approved by the City’s Arts Commission. Artist(s) will then be paired with a public artist selected by artists calls for the following projects:
1. Iconic interactive public art at the new City Hall/Library Plaza
2. iWord public art at new City Hall/Library building (windows, patio, columns) requires community sessions
3. Public Art integrated into the new Police Station Plaza that connects it to the community
4. Public Art that that connects the new Fire Station with the community
Qualifying applicants will be selected using the following criteria:
• Strength of artistic/creative vision based on past works,
• Expressed interest in becoming a public artist; and
• Authenticity as evidenced in application essay questions.
Projects and artist pairings are subject to change based on the discretion of the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places and its Arts Commission Advisory Board.
Once artist(s) are selected, the program commitment is for a 2 year period beginning August 2018 through February 2020. During this time, selected artist(s) are required to commit to set hours during key project phases and will be financially compensated. Selected artist(s) will be independently contracted by the City of Boynton Beach and will not be a City employee for the duration of the project. The opportunity is open to Palm Beach County resident artist(s) only. The selection process will preference Boynton Beach artist(s).
To qualify for the Emerging Local Public Art Opportunity and have your name on the emerging local artists list please fill out the application below. Be sure to upload images of your artwork.