Public Art Boot Camp

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title:
Photo Credit: Naomi Shigeta
Lead Artist(s):
Various Artists

Description:

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.

PROJECT LOCATION

Arts Center
Community Center
Garden
Municipal Building/Site
Park
Performing Arts Center
Public Space
Sidewalk
Streetscape
Central Area Neighborhood Greenway site locations in a residential neighborhood between E. Columbia St. and S. Judkins St. 98122; various outdoor sites at Seattle Center, a 74-acre park, arts, and entertainment center located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle 98109
Seattle Center; Central Area Neighborhood Greenway
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
48,000
under $50K
Public
Percent-for-Art
Banner, Found Object, Installation, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Sculpture
LED, Metal, Mixed Media, Plastic, Wood
2015
2016