The Lake Street Council with the support of the McKnight Foundation and Twin Cities LISC and working with Minneapolis-based GoodSpace Murals, is seeking 10-13 artists to propose art projects for a coordinated Lake Street public artwork series. The artists chosen will engage residents, visitors, and businesses on Lake Street from December 2017 through August 2018.
Our project goals are:
Are you an artist that is interested in participating in our series? Read the Call for Artists below and submit an application!
Are you a business that would like to participate? Contact Allison Sharkey at 612.824.7420 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Artists are invited to propose projects with approximate budgets of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000. The proposed projects should align with one or more of the above goals and need to happen between December 2017 and August 2018. Projects may be a one-time event or may happen multiple times within the project window. We would like artists to engage with a business or businesses to enact their project. Please note in your proposal if you have a business or businesses identified and an existing relationship with that business or businesses. If not, we are able to create the connection. Any type of art project is a possibility as long as:
The Lake Street Council invites artists of all genres to apply to be a part of this project. This includes visual artists, musicians, performance artists, dancers, etc. Artists may apply as individuals or groups. Artists who live and/or work in the Lake Street community will be given preference. We encourage new/emerging artists to apply.
The Lake Street Council will convene a selection panel with representatives from the Lake Street business and nonprofit community. After reviewing proposals, the panel will interview finalists and make the final selection.
Project Proposal. There are 4 parts, please label each clearly.
Work Samples. Provide up to 8 examples of past artworks or five minutes of video or audio of past work. Digital image files must be in .jpg format. Please label images with 1_ArtistLastName.jpg, 2_ArtistLastName.jpg, etc.
Work Samples Narrative. Describe the artwork, including the title of artwork, year completed, location, project partners, and description of project (up to 100 words per sample).
Google Drive is our preferred method for application submissions. Please prepare the above documents and put them all in one folder labeled with your first and last name or artist team name. When your files are ready to be submitted, please share the folder with email@example.com via Google Drive. If you do not use Google, please email your application materials in a single folder to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your folder is shared or emailed, you will not be able to make any changes to your submission. You will receive a confirmation email of your application submission within 24 hours. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2017 at 11:59PM. For questions, please contact Candida Gonzalez at email@example.com.