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Call For Artists

Martin Acres Mini Art

Temporary Art Installations

 

Goals

Arts Martin Acres is seeking to enhance our local environment by creating serendipitous encounters with art in surprising locations. We are asking for artists to put their creativity to the test and create a mini art installation, no larger than 2 x 2 x 2 feet to be placed in the Martin Acres Neighborhood. We are looking for art that is engaging, surprising, inclusive and diverse. This project will be ongoing, with the first installations happening in 2018. This call is open to all media types and all artists. Installations must be designed and built to exist in the outdoor environment for a period of 6 months to 1 year.  They should be site specific, temporary art installations and will be located at various, surprising locations scattered around Martin Acres. Both private or public property will be considered for locations, please review the links to our stakeholder outreach report and Martin Acres location priorities in the resources section.

 
 Miniature store front (example photo)

Miniature store front (example photo)

Submissions

Please include the following, via email to artsmartinacres@gmail.com 

  • Concept sketch/outline/description (include up to 5 images)
  • Proposed site location (map, address etc, and please indicate if you have gained permission from a private property owner, and if you have possible alternative locations)
  • Type of Media: sculpture, paint, mixed media, digital, etc.
  • Artwork dimensions: Must fit in a maximum of 24” x 24” x 24”
  • Availability and target installation schedule
 
 Example of creative use of the built environment

Example of creative use of the built environment

 

Timeline

 

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

Artists will be notified by: June 15th, 2018

Installation must occur: by the end of 2018.

 
 Miniature sculpture (example photo)

Miniature sculpture (example photo)

Details

*2 Artists will be chosen for 2018 installations and awarded $400 for their work. 

*Artists will be chosen by a jury comprised of members of Arts Martin Acres and BLDG 61/City of Boulder Arts staff.

*Artists must complete installation in 2018 and must coordinate and cooperate all installation logistics with Arts Martin Acres.  Installations may be located on City property, upon approval by the appropriate City authorities. Arts Martin Acres will assist in gaining the necessary permissions and support from the City for these locations. 

 

 

Resources

BLDG 61

Artists/makers are encouraged to take advantage of the free resources and makerspace at BLDG 61 to plan their designs and create their installations. Resources at BLDG 61 include:

  • Fiber: sewing machines, spinning wheels, looms, screen printing, and more

  • Lasers: 40 & 75 Watt CO2 Epilog laser cutters

  • Shop: CNC machine, table saw, band saw, drum sander, drill press, chop saw, hand tools, and more

  • Other: 3D printers, vinyl cutter, computer design software, electronics workbench, and more

About BLDG 61- an all-ages makerspace located in the Boulder Public Library. Free programming is offered for children, teens, and adults, as well as for families and all-ages groups.

*Access to equipment typically occurs as part of a themed workshop or scheduled guided practice. Some tools require training prior to access. Please see the current calendar for workshops and open hours.

AMA Resources:

Access additional information below: (click links)

martin Acres Stakeholder Outreach report 

Opportunities Map

 Martin Acres Area Map. Installation locations must fall in this area, may be private or City property with proper approval. 

Martin Acres Area Map. Installation locations must fall in this area, may be private or City property with proper approval. 

 Embroidered park bench, creative use of material in the built environment (Example photo) 

Embroidered park bench, creative use of material in the built environment (Example photo) 

 

This Project is made possible thanks to the generous support of boulder county arts alliance!

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