RFP: The Golden Blocks Public Art Project

  • Commissioning Entity: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, the Greater Augusta Arts Council, and the City of Augusta Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Budget: $7000
  • Open Date: 2021-02-08
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2021-02-15

Brief Description

The Golden Blocks Project will partner two (2) artists with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History staff to creatively bring the knowledge housed within the Museum into public spaces in Augusta, Georgia’s Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. The project sponsors envisions creative projects that strengthen the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem communities through work executed in public space.

Phase 2 of the Golden Blocks Public Art Project will focus on the schools that could be found in the communities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The selected artists may utilize visual art, performance, and/or word-craft to create their work. To be eligible, any interested artist must visit the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History to understand its mission and resources, and to familiarize themselves with the surrounding area.