The Jamestown Arts Center is seeking sculptures and installations for its inaugural Outdoor Arts Experience, 2020. The Outdoor Arts Experience (OAE) is planned as a celebration of the Jamestown Arts Center’s 10th Anniversary. In partnership with other venues, the OAE will place at least 10 works at varied and diverse sites around Jamestown. In keeping with our Anniversary, we are seeking celebratory works suitable for public display in community and family-friendly locations.
In addition to finished pieces, proposed work and site-specific installations will be considered. We encourage entries in the following categories: impact/larger scale, moderate/intimate scale, intentionally functional, and all other forms of public art including but not limited to installation, new media, temporal, participatory, environmental, and mural. Additionally, we seek proposals for a collaborative work to be created at the Melrose School through an Artist-in-Residence program. Please address any application inquiries to Molly Dickinson, project manager, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Artworks will be selected by a panel consisting of community members, artists, one curator of note in the field of public art, and one JAC staff representative. In the first round of jurying, all identifying information will be removed from applications. The Outdoor Arts Experience (OAE) will provide a publicly accessible example of extraordinary arts brought to our community through outdoor installations and related arts experiences. In celebration of the JAC’s 10th anniversary, the project expresses the inclusive, embracing message that art is for everyone, the JAC is art for our community and, everyone is welcome to participate.
On August 7th RISCA escorted budget analysts from the House and Senate Fiscal Staff and the State Office of Management and Budget on a tour of cultural facilities and public art sites throughout the State of Rhode Island.
This was an opportunity to provide direct “off-the-page and in-the-field” experience about state investment in cultural facilities and public art to our colleagues in the House, Senate and State Budget Office. It was a full day of traveling to a variety of sites.
RISCA’s amazing Public Art Manager, Elizabeth Keithline, organized the day’s tour. Here’s where we went:
9:00 am – Cultural Facilities project at the Common Fence Improvement Association, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth
10:00 am – Public art projects at the Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Ave, Bristol
11:30 am – Cultural Facilities projects at the RI Philharmonic, 667 Waterman Ave, E Providence
1:00 pm – Public art projects at RI College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence
2:30 pm – Cultural facilities projects at the Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St, E Greenwich
4:00 pm – Public art projects at URI, 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston