AHA! Art Happens Anywhere—CALL FOR ARTISTS

October 10, 2016

GLENDALE, CA – The City of Glendale Arts & Culture Commission is accepting proposals from artists to participate in its new program, AHA! — Art Happens Anywhere! Artists of all artistic genres, art organizations, or schools may submit proposals intended to delight the public with pop-up art and engage people in social conversation. The City of Glendale’s Library, Arts & Culture Department and the City’s Arts & Culture Commission encourage the expansion of arts and culture activities to benefit the citizens of our community, and to provide artists with new and interesting opportunities to share their art.

AHA! is one of a roster of programs in the Arts & Culture Work Plan. Its specific purpose is to stimulate the public with non-traditional artwork, art experiences, and performances in unexpected public places. Public places include parks and recreation centers, the City Hall complex, libraries, streets and sidewalks, airspace, busses, transit stops, the Glendale Transportation Center, pedestrian passageways, and City-owned parking lots. The artwork may be visual, musical, performance-based, social, experiential, environmental, or sensory—all delivery methods will be considered. The artwork may be a one-time event or installation, or it may be a series of events or installations. Artwork must not impede the public right-of-way or access by individuals with a disability.

See the website to download the call for artists and insurance requirements: http://bit.ly/18ACRwT

Projects can be proposed for any time period between the due date of this Call for Artists and March 2017.  It is anticipated that some projects may be designed to work in concert with the holiday shopping season in Glendale, which draws millions of visitors to Downtown Glendale, Montrose, and other commercial areas of the City each year.

Through new art currency such as innovative use of technology, audience interactivity, and unconventional delivery methods, AHA! seeks to foster progressive attitudes toward art, artmaking and performance, and  to elevate the role of art in enhancing a community.  A total allocation of $30,000 has been budgeted for AHA!  Project budgets from $3,000 to $15,000 will be considered, with the expectation that higher cost projects would have longer lasting and further reaching impact. AHA! is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission with funding from the Urban Art Program.

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