Rhode Island State Council On The Arts
Kingston, Rhode Island, United States
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Artwork for the University of Rhode Island College of Arts and Sciences Fine Arts Center, Kingston Campus, will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art. Through this program, the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”
In February and March of 2022, a series of community listening sessions were held to garner input from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. From these sessions, it emerged that an effective public art commission might:
This call is open to all professional artists. Students are excluded. Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with others. The panel will not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or physical challenges. Excluded from participation are RISCA Council members, staff, and their family members as well as Public Art Selection Panel members and their families.
Please see commission portal link for full application information and instructions