CALL TO ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS – Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Temporary public art installation in Salem, Massachusetts, Summer 2015
Salem, MA - The City of Salem and the Salem Main Streets Program seek qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating a three-month site-responsive public art installation in the heart of downtown Salem during the summer of 2015. The public art project will be a prominent feature in the kick-off of the Salem Arts Festival, an annual three-day celebration of all the arts that will begin June 5, 2015. Artists and designers working in any media, including light, are encouraged to submit qualifications.
Salem is a growing, culturally diverse city with a rich literary, architectural, maritime, and immigrant history, including its role in the 17th century Salem Witch Trials. In the 19th century, it was one of the most important seaports in the country. Today it is lively destination that draws people from around the world.
The Salem Arts Festival public art project is an opportunity to create a unique experience for the thousands of visitors and residents who enjoy downtown Salem in the summer. In addition to the Salem Arts Festival, several other festivals, as well as a weekly farmers$B!G(J market on Derby Square Plaza, mark the season and draw crowds to the City.
How To Submit:
Submissions should be emailed no later than December 19, 2014 to Deborah Greel, Public Art Planner, City of Salem,email@example.com.