By The Lincoln Center
The City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places (APP) Program is seeking artists to work on four different projects. Two of the current calls, Pedestrian Pavers and Transformer Cabinet Murals, seek to work specifically with artists from the Fort Collins community.
APP is seeking designs from artists aged 3 to 18 years old for the annual Pedestrian Paver Project. Since 2002, the program has worked with the City’s Engineering and Streets Departments to incorporate granite pavers with drawings by youth community members into City sidewalks. Over 250 pavers have been placed so far. The designs are selected through an open call process and each young artist receives an honorarium for their work. The designs are sandblasted into granite and the pavers are placed throughout Fort Collins during sidewalk improvements. Deadline: March 29.
The APP Program is also seeking muralist for the annual Transformer Cabinet Mural Project. This project started in 2006 as a collaboration between the Fort Collins Light and Power Utility and APP to help mitigate graffiti on transformer cabinets and bring original artwork by local artists to the city. Nearly 350 cabinets have been painted so far. Artists are be selected based on their qualifications and then assigned a location to paint. New this year, artists will also be selected to paint a cabinet mural with a local neighborhood assigned by the City. All artists receive an honorarium for their work. Deadline: April 5.
For more information: www.fcgov.com/artspublic/current-competitions.php