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ART HERE ? Open Call to ALL San Francisco Bay Area Artists

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 1, 2011, 9:15 a.m.
  • Location:
    GAFFTA/PublicArtSpaces, 998 Market St. , San Francisco, California, 94102, US

PublicArtSpaces, a non-profit Public Arts organization committed to placing / facilitiating Art and Creative Cultural Ideas in under-used public spaces- is pleased to announce an open call for its ART HERE ? Program. Open to ALL Bay Area–based artists, thinkers, inventors, and educators interested in creating a site-specific window installation at GAFFTA in the Mid- Market/Tenderloin region of San Francisco.
Project Description & Guidelines
PublicArtSpaces invites Bay Area-based artists to propose a project for a site-specific window installation to be displayed for the greater Mid-Market area.  Artists are asked to consider the historical, social, and political atmosphere of Mid-Market community. Artists are encouraged to create a new site-specific work or expand upon former projects that act in response to / in conversation with / or as a commentary on San Francisco.  Collaborative group projects are welcome! The window is 7’(h) x 5(w) x with a  3’ (d) platform with access to electricity. The Tenderloin district is nestled between the Union Square shopping district to the northeast and the Civic Center office district to the southwest. The window space, located at the corner of Market and Sixth Street, is known locally as Mid-Market. It is home to a large population of homeless, those living in extreme poverty, and numerous non-profit social service agencies, soup kitchens, religious rescue missions, homeless shelters and Single Room Occupancy hotels.
PublicArtSpaces (http://publicartspaces.org/) matches under-used urban spaces with art and culture, empowering people to transform and engage communities through creative projects and other cultural happenings.
Please include your Name, Email Address, Zip Code, and (3) Three .jpg images of past work or images of proposed project if already created (please note that the combined file size of your jpegs must not exceed 1MB).
Submission will be received through  November 1st. The selected artist or group will be notified November 15, 2011 and by required to install their work during the week of December 1, 2011 and will remain in the space for two months.
SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL:  publicartspaces@gmail.com