Realizing that constant cultural awareness and institutional identity is promoted through visually unique and supportive surroundings, this call for proposals is the first step in one attempt to create a more art-conscious environment on the River Campus. Creativity and innovation are nurtured and promoted through every aspect of campus life at the University of Rochester. With a mission to “Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and make the World Ever Better,” academic experiences at theU of R are on a very personal scale. We seek a public artwork that is conscious of its surroundings and environment and their histories. We want the sculpture to be in keeping with the artist’s point of view while still connecting to the university’s mission.
The north end of River Campus is a pedestrian and commuter gateway for the Rochester community. The selected work will be installed at the intersection of several heavily trafficked walkways adjacent Jackson Court. Depending on the scale of the selected work, it could potentially be seen at a distance from the stadium or even the trail along the Genesee River. Stronger proposals will consider the many vantage points of the site and engage the frequent users of the walkways. Artists’ responses may propose sculptural element(s), single/multiple pieces, and/or any other tangible and durable artistic interventions. Initial applications that include previous work and no more than rough sketches of ideas are due August 19th, 2013. A maximum of $60,000 will be awarded.
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