PUBLIC ART IN PVD: AUGUST 2018

ACT is proud to announce our upcoming calls for Public Art, approved by the Art in City Life Commission on Wednesday August 15 2018. All calls are competitive processes which will include a Request for Qualifications and a Request for Proposals issued to an applicant shortlist. Stay tuned to our social media pages and ACT newsletter for calls as they go live.
Anna Snyder with Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School students – What’s Your Story? (2018)

ACT Public Art FY19 Program Plan:

Public Art Residency at Rogers Recreation Center
A six month residency where an artist will work directly with community members on a public art project(s) designed to facilitate a welcoming atmosphere and better connects the neighborhood with the Recreation Center.
Public Art Residency at City Archives
A six month residency where an artist will work directly with City staff and archival material to develop a gallery installation that facilitates new dialogue about Providence’s history and contemporary considerations of place, ecology, and community.
Public Art Ideas Competition
This call will ask artists to respond to a broad curatorial prompt with a project idea and location of their choosing. Selected artists will receive full project management support from ACT staff, in addition to funding.
Public Art @PVDFest
Selected artists will design, fabricate and install temporary work at PVDFest 2019 to enhance pedestrian-level interactions and make the streetscape more vibrant, interactive, playful, surprising, or beautiful.
Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts: Animal Habitats
Selected artists will design, fabricate and install sculptural animal habitat(s) that enhance the design of civic infrastructure (the greenway) by improving people’s experiences of using this place and interacting with its natural ecology and cultural amenities. This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and as such, the art/artist selection process will be implemented with project partners.
Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts: Temporary Art
Selected artists will design, fabricate and install temporary public art that will enhance the design of civic infrastructure (the greenway) by improving people’s experiences of using this place and interacting with its natural ecology and cultural amenities. This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and as such, the art/artist selection process will be implemented with project partners.
City Walk Call for Design
A selected artist will provide a street mural design aimed to signify key intersections and provide way finding to bike riders and pedestrians at key locations along City Walk.


Are you interested in serving on an Art Selection Panel?

Art Selection Panels will play a major role in ACT Public Art. Each project will have a distinct selection panel comprised of 5 – 7 members including at least one member of the Art in City Life Commission, one member of any applicable board or commission, local artists or arts processionals, and representatives of nearby neighborhoods or business districts. These panels will select finalists and make recommendations for the awarded artist to the Art in City Life Commission.
If you are interested in  serving on an Art Selection Panel let us know by completing our online form  HERE and/or by contacting Gina Rodriguez, Cultural Affairs Manager at 401 680 5773.