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For Immediate Release: April 4, 2012

Alexandria Commission for the Arts Seeking Outdoor Temporary Public Art Projects
Special Opportunity Grant Deadline April 20, 2012

News Highlights:

  • The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is Accepting Applications Through April 20, 2012
  • Individual Artists are Invited to Apply
  • Projects Must Begin by June 30, 2012

The Alexandria Commission for the Arts (ACA) is accepting proposals through April 20, 2012 for the temporary placement or experience of art in public spaces through a special opportunity grant.  The ACA is seeking innovative, thought-provoking projects by artists that relate to a proposed space or spaces in an engaging way.  All artistic disciplines will be considered including, but not limited to: visual art, storytelling, poetry, spoken word, dance, music, theatre, performance art, and new media. 

The purpose of the project is to promote the artwork of artists and increase awareness of the potential for public art within the community.  In addition, the project should foster community participation in and understanding of public art projects.  Creativity is encouraged, and we hope these temporary public art experiences will provide people in their communities with a moment of surprise, beauty, deep thought, or humor.  We are looking for projects that will engage a broad audience. 

Each project will be awarded up to $2,700 to cover all expenses including, but not limited to, artist fees.   The total amount to be awarded is $8,100.  The project duration can be a maximum of six months, beginning no later than June 30, 2012. 

To review grant guidelines and submission requirements, visit www.alexandriava.gov/arts. Grant applications may be submitted electronically to aca@alexandriava.gov or at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA  22314, Monday– Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. or Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Alexandria Commission for the Arts at 703.746.5588 or aca@alexandriava.gov.

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
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James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500