Public Art Boot Camp
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is invested in training the next generation of public artists including emerging artists and artists from historically under-represented communities, and communities of color. In the inaugural year of “Public Art Boot Camp” the office offered a free two-day intensive basic training overview to artists who are ready to translate their studio or gallery experience into the public realm. Through a competitive process, 30 artists were selected to participate. They attended workshops that provided an overview with topics such as finding opportunities, selection processes, contracts, working with design professionals, approvals, fabrication, installation and more. Participants were included in an invitational opportunity to create temporary artworks for “Art Interruptions: Central Area Neighborhood Greenway” and “Seattle Center Sculpture Walk”. Following Public Art Boot Camp, 14 of the 30 participating artists received their first public project commissions through our office or other organizations.