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HarborWalk Public Art Challenge Budgets $47,000- Call For Art FAQ Part 1


Catherine Ryan writes-

Hi Joey,

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that the Committee for the Arts has received from artists as they are going about applying for the Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge:

Topping the list: What if an artist has more than one proposal? What do they do?

Q: Can I propose more than one concept?
A: Yes. The Call specifies that artists may submit up to two (2) concept/proposals.For clarification, a submission may be submitted by a collaborative team, but each Artist may only be associated with up to two (2) proposals. However, do not enter two concepts in one proposal.

Q. Can I propose photography?

  1. Yes. From the complete call:


We’re talking sculpture, murals, light installations, dance performance, theater, print edition, symphony, etc, etc

“With the footprint for this CALL, there are unlimited possible exhibition and unexpected and surprising spaces for the creative art(s) and other programming. The City of Gloucester encourages artists working in all creative arts to apply. There are no media restrictions: all media and art forms will be considered. Media and artforms for public art projects might include but are not limited to: visual art; place-making, singular event (e.g., sculpture, multi-media, interactive, illumination, integrated); temporary or ephemeral installations (e.g., panels, light, etc); performance work of all kind (e.g., symphony, dance, theater, spectacle/action within the footprint, etc) static or roving; participatory works; transformation of surfaces or extant structures; projection; event-based work; and environmentally-based work.”


The deadline for the application for the three awards for $47,000 for the Public Art Challenge is February 8, 2013. All  media! 18 years and up! Applications are starting to come in!



Application Help and Site Visit:

The Gloucester Lyceum Sawyer Free Library has reserved the mezzanine and a block of computers for an information session on the Gloucester MA HarborWalk Public Art Challenge. Please join the Gloucester Committee for the Arts at Sawyer Free for help with the digital application and a site walk(s). Thank you so much Sawyer Free!


Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2013

When: 10AM-11AM at the library followed by site walk 11AM-Noon

Where: Sawyer Free Library, upstairs on the Mezzanine Level, by the Public Access


Throughout the Call, any questions for this Public Art Challenge:

Email the Committee for the Arts at gharborwalk@gmail.com, subject line “Public Art”.

Visit http://www.ghwalk.org to find the Call. How to apply? Visit here http://gloucester-committee-for-the-arts.zapd.com/PublicArtCallforArtists

Binders with print outs of the full and complete Call have been left at several Gloucester locations. The Committee for the Arts is grateful for their help in spreading the word!

Binders with the complete call can be found at these locations:

Gloucester Lyceum Sawyer Free Library, Cape Ann Museum,, Art Haven , City Hall, Mayor’s Office, Lone Gull, Pleasant Tea, Cape Ann Coffees

The Committee for the Arts is so grateful to these folks for putting the word out:

Good Morning Gloucester; Cape Ann Beacon; Zapd featured the Call on their homepage;

Bustler; Massachusetts Cultural Council’s ArtSake blog; UMASS blog Arts Extension Service; North Shore Arts Association; seARTS; Rocky Neck Cultural District; Rhode Island State Council on the Arts; Pittsburgh’s Art Council; Raleigh North Carolina’s Art Coucnil; Nebraska Arts Council; Palm Desert CA; California Arts Council and others!


Made up of citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council, The Committee for the Arts was established by City ordinance in 2000 to promote and celebrate Gloucester ’s cultural heritage.  The Committee recently has worked to preserve and increase awareness of Gloucester ’s WPA murals and other City-owned art. Additionally, the Committee develops and promotes educational programs and establishes awards and honors to recognize local artists. It implements a city-wide public art policy.

Public Art Call

Step One: Go to www.ghwalk.org and click on “A Public Call for Art” to see PDF link for the complete and full Call.


Step Two: Artists who want to apply, keep the complete CALL on hand.Head over to www.callforentry.org to fill in the application



Announcing opening CALL for 2013 Gloucester MA HarborWalk Public Art Challenge budgets $47,000

Joey, artists, big news! Gloucester Committee for the Arts is pleased to be announcing the opening CALL for the 2013 Gloucester MA HarborWalk Public Art Challenge


City of Gloucester, Massachusetts , USA,

2013 Gloucester MA HarborWalk – Public Art Challenge


Open to artist/s and/or artist team(s) nationally.

Deadline: February 8, 2013

Open to all media; artists working in all creative art forms

Budget: $47,000

The Gloucester Committee for the Arts, on behalf of the City of Gloucester, MA, is seeking professional artist/s and/or artist team(s) for 3 new public art commissions. Artists are asked to submit proposals to design, create and complete new public art work in downtown Gloucester for our 2012 designed HarborWalk. The total project budget is $47,000 which will be distributed as follows:  $20,000 for one (1) permanent project; two (2) additional prizes will be awarded totaling $27,000, at least one of which must be temporary. The minimum project budget is $7500.   Note: this is a two-stage process requesting concepts and full proposal to select a short list of semi-finalists.  We are delighted to announce that the panel for selection of the 3 finalists will include, among others, these distinguished jurors:

Andrée Bober, Landmarks Director, The University of Texas , Austin , TX


Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum , Salem , MA http://www.pem.org/

Peter Sollogub/Chris Muskopf, Architects, Cambridge Seven Associates, MA. http://www.c7a.com/

Visit http://ghwalk.org to view/download the complete Call.

From there, artists wanting to apply will submit their entry in digital format through CaFE™ at www.callforentry.org Artists will create a profile page on the CaFE site and upload artwork images and input artwork details. There is no fee to apply, nor to create a profile on CaFE. Following successful set up, all interested applicants will be granted full access to our detailed application; simply click on “Apply to Calls” and click on “Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge”. Your account information and images will be saved for your convenience and easy access when applying to future calls using CaFE.