Tacoma artists needed for downtown storefront installations, performance art

The Tacoma Arts Commission invites artists and/or artist teams residing in Washington and Oregon to submit proposals for the creation of temporary site-specific artwork as part of Artscapes. Opportunities include the creation of outdoor installations and/or performance art for Tollefson Plaza and temporary installations for a variety of interior window spaces in downtown Tacoma.

Outdoor Tollefson Plaza installations and/or performance art will be presented for one month each starting in June, 2010, and commissions for Tollefson Plaza are $2,000 each. Interior storefront installations will be displayed for three months each starting in June, 2010, and commissions for interior storefront installations are $500 each.

Artscapes is a temporary public art opportunity that encourages the development of contemporary art designed to enliven our streetscapes and everyday experiences. Artscapes is a project of Spaceworks Tacoma — a collaboration between the City of Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and Shunpike to activate empty storefront spaces in downtown Tacoma with creative uses.

Deadline for submissions is May 7, 2010. Artists interested in applying may download the Call to Artists at http://www.tacomaculture.org/arts/opportunities.asp . Calls to Artists are also available by calling (253) 591-5191 or by e-mailing nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org .

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For earlier Tacoma Daily Index coverage of Spaceworks Tacoma, click here:

(Creative) Space Available: Pilot project pairs artists, vacant storefronts (03/12/10) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1732747&more=0