Call for artists for ARTSPARKS 2010

4Culture Site-Specific, in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, seeks artist proposals for projects in Occidental Park from June through September of 2010 – Deadline March 12, 2010 – Info from Blog4Culture

ARTSPARKS seeks to infuse new creative energy in Pioneer Square this summer, creatively engaging the community, “sparking” public interest, and enlivening this historic district. The vision is to bring art in all its forms to Occidental Park (on the corner of 1st and Yesler in downtown Seattle), to create a public space where art and life entwine and art works as a vehicle for positive social change. Pioneer Square is already a lively arts district, home to a high concentration of galleries and artist studios, including the offices of 4Culture. We’re looking to tap into what is already an abundant resource in the neighborhood. All creative proposals are sought including and not limited to: street theater, dance, temporary sculpture, environmental installations, music, visual art or “happenings.”

Vision

In the spirit of New York City’s Performa and Portland’s TBA Festival, ARTSPARKS will convert Occidental Square Park into a showcase for the creative imagination of artists of all kinds. Using this public space as art space, artists may produce street theater, dance, temporary sculpture, environmental installations, music, media art, or whatever their imaginations might envision, bringing the challenge and spark of art into the day-to-day of downtown life. Some productions may be destination events attracting crowds, others may be small, seemingly random surprises, and others somewhere in between. The end result: Occidental Square Park becomes a place where art and life entwine–where one goes to meet the unexpected and catch some of the freshest work coming out of the arts community

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