The Fargo Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) has released a Call for Artists for Public Art Projects. The ACC seeks artist involvement in projects that enhance the community, neighborhood or the site where they are located. Projects are encouraged to build community support, including the community’s arts and cultural influences, within the works. Investigative processes should integrate public safety, cost effectiveness and sustainability. The ACC seeks to recognize creativity and encourage creative achievements, respect artist’s creative rights and acknowledge those who are interested in contributing a higher standard of artistic expression.
Artists of all disciplines and skill levels are encouraged to apply, as well as public and private organizations. Proposals should be at an implementable project level. Applicants are expected to lead project processes, develop and implement the project, and work independently. Applications are open to the public; however, funding may only be applied to projects within Fargo city limits.
Applicants are encouraged to attend a public art question and answer session prior to submitting a proposal. The information session is scheduled for October 11, with additional information forthcoming.
The ACC has also released results from a recent Public Art Survey, in which the public provided input to guide public art in the City of Fargo. This information may be used as a resource for public projects.
The deadline for applications is November 15, 12:00 Noon Central Standard Time. Visit www.FargoArtsandCulture.com for additional information, Call for Artists application, as well as resources, such as the Public Art Master Plan and Public Art Survey results.