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Jamestown Arts Park Sculpture Project
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Jamestown Arts Park Sculpture Project

The Jamestown Fine Arts Association (JFAA)  has received a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant and an ArtPlace America grant to create an innovative Arts Park in downtown Jamestown with three primary components: a pavilion/stage for gathering and performing; a permanent, large scale sculpture; and a project for a roughly 130’ x 25’ wall at the back of the park, which may be a projection or light-based project.

This is a Request for Proposals for an artist or team of artists to propose a sculpture for the park.

The proposed sculpture will be seen by roughly 10,000 motorists per day including residents as well as visitors and travelers passing through town. The sculpture should be a memorable landmark, distinguishable from the road, which encourages stopping and rewards in-person investigation. Scale and accessibility should be appropriate to both motorists and pedestrians on site.

The site of the sculpture will be on the grounds of a burned down building which used to hold thousands of photos and negatives dating back to the early nineteen seventies, an invaluable history of the area. Link to article about the fire. Link to a video of the fire Because of its location we are interested in sculptures that are “about” memory and memories. This does not mean the sculpture should be a memorial to a specific event, although it could be, but it should more generally encourage people remember: personal histories, family histories, cultural histories, political histories. We each have a complex set of histories that informs how we inhabit the present, consciously and unconsciously, as well as how we imagine the future. How can this sculpture trigger or enhance our awareness of these histories?

The budget for the project is $92,000 - no additional funds are available

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The deadline to submit the application and artwork is:
5:00p.m. (CDT) Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Deadline: 09-15-2015
Jamestown Fine Arts Association
Jamestown, ND

Contact: Cyndi Wish
Phone: 701.251.2496

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