Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Edgar Allan Poe Public Art Project RFQ Deadline Aug. 15, 2011

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications

DEADLINE: August 15, 2011

The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, Inc. (the Foundation), in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop public artwork(s) celebrating Poe and his creative work. The site is the Edgar Allan Poe Square, located in Boston, MA at the southeast corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South and is a roughly triangular brick paved plaza of 1,700 square feet.

Poe was a master craftsman, a versatile writer, and is considered America’s first great literary critic. Additional information on the site, and on Poe, his achievements, and his ties to Boston, can be found on the Foundation's website.

BUDGET: Up to three artist/designer/teams will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 to develop and present site specific proposals. The Foundation proposes a budget of $100,000 for artwork(s) at Poe Square.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists, artisans, and/or designers must be at least 18 years old. Priority will be given to those who are not currently working on a public commission in the City of Boston or who have not had a public art commission over $100,000 installed in Boston within the last two years. There are no geographic limitations, however the Foundation cannot provide housing or transportation.

APPLICATION: Apply online with all materials submitted in digital format. Full RFQ and application through CaFE™. There is no fee to apply.

ARTIST NOTIFICATION: September 16, 2011 by e-mail

Please contact: Jean Mineo, Project Manager

E-mail: jeanmineo@aol.com

Tel: 508-242-9991

Full Call: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=707&sortby=fair_deadline&apply=yes

Boston Art Commission: http://www.publicartboston.com/

Edgar Allan Poe Foundation: http://www.poeboston.org/

Find the Foundation on Facebook

CaFE™: http://www.callforentry.org/

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