Competition :: $50,000 Public Art Commission :: Due November 30

(Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko created a work of public art for the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility that illuminates the façade of the building with a dynamic lighting system.)

CALL TO ARTISTS – Request for Qualifications
$50,000 Public Art Commission
Deadline: November 30, 2009
Limited to artists within Greater Boston area

The Cambridge Arts Council (CAC) in Cambridge, MA is seeking an artist/team to create art for the public realm along the Cambridge Street Corridor.

The project and process offers a public art opportunity for a creative individual, or team of individuals, who are new to creating public art; and who live, work, or study in the greater Boston area. The final commissioned project may be in any of the arts and design media – visual, performing, mixed media, architectural, landscape, social, etc., and can be temporary, durational, or permanent events or objects.

The Cambridge Street Commission process/timeline will be as follows:

* Artists submit images of previous work and biographic information
* Art Jury selects up to 10 finalists
* Finalists attend required workshop on Public Art
* Up to 10 finalists paid $1,000 each to create a proposal and a visual presentation
* All proposals exhibited in the CAC Gallery for consideration and discussion by the public/Committee
* Site Committee selects one artist/team to be awarded with the $50,000 commission
* The selected artist/team then executes the project in public

The Cambridge Street Corridor site is defined by Inman Square on the west end to Lechmere Square on the east (map). This is a stretch of urban street, a little over one mile in length, that reaches three different neighborhoods and is a vibrant mix of demographics, businesses, homes, and street activity.

November 30, 2009...All Electronic Submissions due
Late-December 2009...Notifications to finalists sent out

How to Submit:
Submit images and/or video of past work and biographic information at cac.slideroom.

Registration is FREE and easy – upload digital files of work samples and complete a form of information and you will be considered for the Cambridge Street Project as well as all future public art commissions within the City of Cambridge.

For more information about Cambridge Arts Council programs please visit For technical support using Slideroom, please e-mail Support. For other questions, please contact CAC Public Art Administrator, Jeremy Gaucher.