Call for Creative Programs

The Concord Center Cultural District Taskforce seeks proposals to activate and illuminate, Freedom’s Silhouette, a temporary art installation in Monument Square. Writers, poets, musicians, performers, new media creators, filmmakers, actors, educators, and visual artists are encouraged apply.

This Call for Programming seeks creative ways to extend the conversation about freedom through a variety of artistic expressions. 

Proposals are due May 20.

 

Taskforce.
Selection Criteria
Applications will be evaluated including, but not limited to, the following criteria:
• Engages diverse audiences in a compelling way.
• Contributes to efforts that lift up the untold histories of Concord.
• Initiates a conversation about the challenges of freedom today
• Reflects a variety of cultures, traditions, and experiences
• Executes a feasible program within the proposed timeframe and budget
• Demonstrates effective communication and organizational skills
• Completeness of application
Proposals – Due May 20, 2024
Completed applications should be sent to PublicArtCall@ConcordMA.gov.
Include the following materials with your application as a single PDF.
1. Cover letter that includes:
a. Name of artist or creative team and names of participating individuals
b. Organizational affiliation if any
c. Mailing address
d. Phone and email
2. Written description of proposal (no more than 2 pages):
a. Describe project and methods
b. Information on relevant equipment or technical issues such as access to water and
electricity necessary to execute project
c. Proposed audience
d. Estimated number of people served
3. Budget:
a. Artist Fees
b. Supplies/Material Costs
c. Equipment Rental
d. Contractors
e. Documentation
f. Other
4. Examples of Past Work:
a. Visual artists – Up to 8 slides illustrating related work and/or previous installations with date,
dimensions, and a one sentence description
b. Musical and theatrical artists – Links to performances and/or recordings.
c. Writers and poets – A minimum of three examples of your work
d. Educators/Interpreters – Examples of previous educational/interpreter programs
5. Resume and/or artist biography.
This project is presented by the Town of Concord with the support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council,
New England Foundation for the Arts, Forecast, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

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