By Bernie Petit
The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is offering regional artists two chances to create works that will help connect them to the local community.
Artists are needed for Neighborhoods in Creative pARTnership, a new community based public art initiative by the City of Charlotte and ASC, and ASC’s second Community Supported Art season.
Both calls are open to local artists, which includes those residing in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, Rutherford, Union and York (S.C.) counties.
The deadline for artists to apply for both or either opportunities is Monday, Nov. 25; Neighborhoods in Creative pARTnership applications are due by 5 p.m., while Community Support Art applications must be received by noon.
Here are the basics for both programs.
Neighborhoods in Creative pARTnership
Purpose: To further expand access to public art throughout the City of Charlotte and enhance neighborhood identity.
Connection to the Community: Twenty-two Charlotte neighborhoods have applied for the opportunity to have a new public artwork installed that matches the spirit of their neighborhood; up to five neighborhoods will be selected and paired with regional artists that will create public art in those communities.
To Apply: Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Applications and more information are available here.
Community Supported Art
Connection to the Community: Nine selected artists will each receive a commission to create 50 works of art for the program. Work from the nine selected artists will then be sold in the form of 50 “shares” to local art collectors and patrons. A “share” will consist of one piece from each of the nine artists and will be delivered in 3 monthly allocations featuring the locally produced works in the spring of 2014. Shares will be distributed at three unique, exclusive events that will provide opportunities for artists and patrons to connect.
To Apply: Applications are due by noon Monday, Nov. 25. Applications and more information are available here.