Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Artist sought for Fremont Bridge tower residency

Fremont Bridge. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives Photograph Collection.
The Office, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team for a unique project-based artist residency in the southwest bridge tower on the Fremont Bridge.

The selected artist(s) will undertake an in-depth exploration of the historic bridge and create an art project in response to the experience. Artists cannot live in the bridge tower, but may use the space as a studio, a platform for observing, or as a base from which to interact with the community. Artist Daniel Mihalyo recommended the bridge tower artist studio in the SDOT Art Plan he authored in 2005.

The residency will begin in the spring or summer of 2009 and last two to three months. It will culminate in the public presentation of an art project. The artist may create work in any media, including video, film, sound, performance, installation or other diverse media.

The call is open to established professional artists living in Seattle or within 100 miles of Seattle. The project budget is $20,000. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5. A link to the online application is available here.

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