The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Northampton Public Arts Festival Call to Artists





The Northampton Arts Council is seeking applications from artists and muralists for the first annual Northampton Public Arts Festival, which will be held on the weekend of May 10th-12th, 2019.

The festival will be held on Saturday May 11th-Sunday May 12th, with artists painting the mural cubes all day during the weekend. Additionally, the festival will host a variety of local artist tables, local vinyl djays, and a mural painting workshop on a separate mural cube.

Deadline for Applications is April 17th, 2019 by 11:59PM

You may send any questions or inquiries to arts@northamptonma.gov

SPECS:
  • The NOHO Arts Council will build mural cubes for the artists to paint on.
  • The mural cube will be made of plywood, and each side of the cube will be 6 ft x 8 ft.
  • Each artist will have access to two sides.
  • There will be spots for a total of 8 artists to participate.
  • The artists will be asked to paint 2 of the panels on the cube during the weekend.
  • Each artist will receive a $200 stipend. 
MATERIALS:

The Council will have direct contact with each artist to make sure that any necessary material can be supplied to the artist. The council will be partnering with local arts supply organizations, so they will have exterior acrylic paints, brushes/rollers and possible spray paint.

ART:
  • The Northampton Arts Council is asking interested artists to submit the following materials:
  • website or online portfolio with images previous public work
  • 3-5 images of the proposed mural idea
  • a short paragraph describing the image
  • List of materials the artist may need

Please send the requested materials to arts@northamptonma.gov




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