This six-month-long pilot program will demystify the often-confusing process of public art by coaching six artists in the skills and sensibilities necessary to conceptualize compelling neighborhood-centric temporary public artworks. Plus, artists will receive full funding (between $15,000 and $30,000) to realize their projects.
By equipping artists for the challenges of making work in the public realm and walking them through the processes involved in creating impactful public art, we will accelerate careers and create a pipeline for sustained, high-quality public art projects.
Twenty-nine artists were nominated for the 2018 Public Art Accelerator by Boston-area curators and our 2018 cohort was selected by a jury of public art experts and practitioners including Rob Gibbs, Karin Goodfellow, Beth Kantrowitz, Mary Tinti and Lisa Tung.
The six Boston-area artists chosen for our first year represent the broad range of public art practices today and we are thrilled to begin working with them and building a cohort together