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Call for Public Art - History & Culture Trail Project in Tallahassee, Florida

Call to Artists (Public Art)


Deadline December 10, 2021
Sponsor The Council on Culture & Arts
Location Tallahassee , FL


In partnership with the City of Tallahassee and Leon County's Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, The Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) seeks public art proposals that celebrate the rich history and culture of the areas surrounding the Capital Cascades Trail and FAMU Way Extension projects.

There are five artwork sites along the trail, each with a corresponding theme. Submitted works will be judged on creativity and responsiveness to the artwork themes.

The proposed artworks should:

Highlight the history of the Tallahassee African-American community who has historically called the Project area home, as well as the significant history of FAMU
Improve civic engagement, enhance civil discourse, and encourage thoughtful and meaningful dialogue among people regarding the story of the surrounding communities
Enhance the tolerance, diversity, and understanding of our communal history
Add cultural value by communicating Tallahassee’s unique identity, social value by engaging opportunities for interaction and self-reflection
COCA will manage the submission and selection process and convene a panel who will select artworks for installation. Preliminary selection will occur by this panel, and final selection will be determined by the Intergovernmental Agency Board. Select artists will receive a lump sum award for design, materials, fabrication, and installation. Selected artworks will be incorporated into the project and permanently displayed along the Capital Cascades Trail on FAMU Way. Applications are due December 10, 2021 at 11:59pm.

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This opportunity has been submitted by Amanda Thompson. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact The Council on Culture & Arts with questions or for more information.