Public Works Submissions Due Monday October 5

wh04-01.pngDon’t forget: The deadline for Public Works is October 5 (less than two weeks away). Please send your submissions to :

Critical Mass for the Visual Arts invites artists from the St. Louis metropolitan area to submit an idea or concept that you would like to explore though a temporary work of art that will exist in the public realm. A three-person jury will review proposals and select one artist to receive up to $10,000 to realize his/her idea for the spring of 2016. Submissions are due Monday, October 5, 2015.

How does it work?
An artist or artist team will be selected based on a two-phase process.In this first phase, artists are invited to submit credentials and a preliminary written idea or concept for a project. From these submissions, the jury will select up to three finalists.In the second phase, the three finalists will be invited to develop a full concept proposal and present it to the jury. Finalists will be awarded a stipend of $250. The final selection will be based upon the concept proposal.

Then what?
The selected artist will awarded up to $10,000 to design, produce and install and de-install a public artwork. Additional support will be provided by Critical Mass, as needed, including documentation, marketing, site permission and permitting. The maximum duration of the project is six months, though works can be installed for a shorter period of time, including an event-based or episodic project.The work can be sited anywhere in the St. Louis City.

Who can apply?
The Public Works Project is open to artists or artist teams who reside and/or work in the St. Louis area (within 100 miles of downtown). MFA students who are in the final year of their MFA are eligible, as long as the work is not part of course-work or under the direction of an instructor.

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