focusontheboro 

Murfreesboro Community Photo Show

Thank you for your interest in Focus on the Boro, the Murfreesboro Community Photo Show! Our purpose for this photography event is to inspire the community to get out and take pictures, experience a fun and friendly competition, and have the opportunity to exhibit and enjoy photography.

Focus on the Boro is open to photographers of all ages, styles, and experience levels. Each photographer may submit up to 3 images in any categories. There are no restrictions as to content or editing; however, this is a family friendly event, therefore, photos should be appropriate for viewing by all ages and may be rejected for controversial content.

The categories for submission are as follows:

Adults (18 and older) A1. People, A2. Landscape, A3. Still life, A4. Animals, A5. Flora, A6. Architecture, A7. Sports/ action, A8. Abstract/special effects, A9. Murfreesboro

Youth (17 and younger) Y1. People, Y2. Landscape, Y3. Still life, Y4. Animals, Y5. Flora, Y6. Architecture, Y7. Sports/ action, Y8. Abstract/special effects, Y9. Murfreesboro

Images will be judged through two levels of competition.

1. Images (jpg, png.) must be first submitted online between April 2 - May 10, 2018 using the form below. Images will be judged at this level for overall quality, appropriate category, and general content.  

By May 11, 2018, photographers will be notified upon acceptance to the second round of judging and must then prepare to submit a printed, mounted photograph of each entry accepted. Suggestions will be offered with notification about printing options and locations.

Photographs must be 8 inches by 10 inches, 8 x 10, and must be mounted on foam core, preferably with a foamfast hanger (For reference, one 8x10 mounted photograph at Nations Photo Lab is about $8). These images must be delivered to the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall on Friday, June 1, 2018 between 8 AM and 11 AM.

2. Printed images will be judged between June 2, 2018 - June 6, 2016 by a panel of guest judges. Prizes will be awarded for finalists in each category as well as over all best in show during a reception held on June 8, 2018 from 6PM - 9PM.

Photos will remain on exhibit though June 22, 2018 as part of the Focus on the Boro Community Photography Show. Additionally, photos may remain on exhibit until August 3, 2018 as part of the Cultural Arts Laureate Exhibit. Participants will be notified of their pick up date by June 15, 2018.

Additional Requirements :
1. All entries must be original works.
2. All participants must be residents of Rutherford County, TN for at least part of the calendar year.
3. Hardware may be attached to photos for hanging purposes.
4. Every effort will be made to insure the safety of the photographs; however, Photography Connect Murfreesboro, the Rotunda at City Hall, all volunteers, employees, and judges are not responsible for loss or damage to any photo.
5. Your submission grants permission to Photography Connect Murfreesboro to show your photographs in the Rotunda at City Hall from June 1, 2018 - August 3, 2018. Your completed and submitted application serves as an acknowledgement that you have read, understand, and will comply with all the above requirements. 

Those wishing to be a vendor at the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration are required to submit for approval. All Arts & Crafts vendors will be required to pay a $25 vendor fee if accepted (an additional $10 fee will be added if the vendor chooses for MPRD to provide a table & chairs).  Food vendors will be required to pay a $100 vendor fee, and carry their own liability insurance of $1 million dollars and name the City of Murfreesboro as an additional insured. Vendor applicants will be contacted about payment if accepted. 

Seeking teens, ages 13-17, to participate in and lead a Community Arts Project. Murfreesboro Teens who are interested in learning more about expressing their individual voice through a community arts project are invited to sign up for this 10 week program. Participants will work as a team to strengthen their art skills, their ability to communicate through visual art, and to express themselves in what will culminate as an art project organized by them for the community, or even possibly with members of the community. The end result is very open-ended and will be determined entirely by the group’s planning and decision making process, but it could include a mural, an interactive public art piece, a sculpture, a performance, or a showcase featuring individual works of art. This program is ideal for teens who are willing to work hard and have fun while learning how to express themselves, tell their stories, and introduce their community to new visual arts.

This program is an excellent way for teens to learn more about the arts, organizing and planning public art projects, leadership skills, and working as a team. It can be included on resumes, college applications, and is a great source of important knowledge for future opportunities both within and outside the arts.

The proposed times for this program are Monday or Wednesday afternoons or evenings for one hour once a week, but will be adjusted according to the availability of participants. It will run for ten weeks beginning the first week of June and ending with a showcase of the final product the first week of August.

Interested students will be asked to fill out a form with their contact information and indicating what time slot will work best for them during the ten weeks. They will also be asked to submit a short essay (at least one paragraph long) explaining why they want to be involved in this project. If you have any completed art work you would like to share you are welcome to, but it is not required. A maximum of 10 students will be chosen to participate in this program. You can apply at www.culturalartsmurfreesboro.submittable.com

We are eager to accommodate needs as much as possible to allow students with the most interest to participate. If you want to be a part of this program, but need help coordinating your schedule, finding transportation, or computer access for filling out the form/application, please contact mhamric@murfreesborotn.gov with any and all concerns. We’ll be happy to work with you as much as possible.

Summary:
Program: Community Art Project: by Teens in the Boro
Ages: 13 – 17
Facilitator/Teaching Artist: Mai Hamric, Visual Arts Program Specialist for Cultural Arts Murfreesboro, Parks & Recreation
Duration: 10 weeks
Dates and Times: First week of June – first week of August, times and days TBA
Location: TBA
To apply: submit contact information and short essay at
www.culturalartsmurfreesboro.submittable.com
Contact: Mai Hamric, mhamric@murfreesborotn.gov, 615-867-7244

This exhibition is open to community and local artists. The theme for this exhibit is Family History, or Roots. Your artwork should display something that is significant to your background. Whether it be inspired by your country of origin, traditions, culture, or your own personal roots, we want to see what makes you who you are. You may submit up to 3 works for display.

Gallery Opening Reception 

August 4th 5p - 7p

 Bradley Academy Museum 

415 South Academy St. Murfreesboro, TN  

Ends on June 30, 2018

Presented by Cultural Arts Murfreesboro and Friends of the Greenway, the annual Greenway Art Festival is held in Old Fort Park along the Murfreesboro Greenway. 

ELIGIBLE WORK
Artist selection will be juried based on subject, overall quality, originality, and presentation. All original fine art is eligible, including but not limited to: printmaking, bookbinding, fiber art, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. All work must be original and created by the artist. The festival director reserves the right to ask that any inappropriate or ineligible work be removed.

DEADLINES
Application forms must be received no later than June 30th, 2018. All appliations must be filed through this online portal. Artists will be notified of acceptance or denial by July 16th, 2018.
 

REGISTRATION FEES
If accepted into the Greenway Art Festival, you will be emailed instructions on how to complete payment. Applicants will be informed via email if they are accepted or denied.
 

15‘ x 15’ booth space along trail: $25 per booth space plus transaction fee. Mandatory: Artists must provide their own 10' x 10' canopy tent.
Electricity not available
 

10‘ x 10’ booth space in pavilion: $35 per booth space plus transaction fee
Electricity available
 

Booth spaces will be pre-assigned.Exhibitors will be responsible for bringing their own necessary display units. If you have special needs or concerns, please let us know.
If accepted, there will be tables and chairs available to rent.
 

RULES AND REGULATIONS
• All rules and regulations of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department and Old Fort Park apply. These rules are posted at each trailhead and are available online at www.murfreesborotn.gov.
• Artist check-in will be Saturday morning from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Exhibitors will drive to their site, unload, and move their vehicles to the designated parking area. All vehicles must be moved out of the exhibition area no later than 9:30 a.m. and may not return until 4:00 p.m. There is no check-in after 9:00 a.m.
• A limited number of booths allow for close vehicle parking. Indicate on the application if you require your vehicle to be parked near your booth.
• Exhibitors must participate the entire event. The booth must be occupied by the artist or an artist representative during scheduled hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Exhibitors are responsible for security of their own work. We assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to artwork or display materials from any cause whatsoever.
• No food or edible items may be sold or distributed by any other than designated food vendors.
• All applicants, upon signing and submission of official registration form, consent to be bound by these regulations and will abide by them throughout the Greenway Art Festival.
• Any exhibitors who do not abide by the rules and regulations contained herein may be excused from the show.
 

REFUNDS
No refunds will be given after August 15th, 2018.
If we must cancel the event due to weather or other unexpected reason, we will not reschedule or move to an indoor location. The event will be canceled and a refund equal to the amount of the booth fee will be offered.

PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY
To learn more about this group of volunteers, please visit www.murfreesborotn.gov/parks, call (615) 893-2141, or visit the information booth at the Greenway Art Festival.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Cultural Arts Team at culturalarts@murfreesborotn.gov
 

Ends on May 5, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Painter Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter Laureate in 2018 (term begins July 2018 and ends June 2019).

Laureate programs exist across many cities as well as nationally. The role of the Painter Laureate is to serve as the City’s selected Laureate for a one year term and during that time will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, will exhibit their craft at city events, and will complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences. To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live in Murfreesboro, must fill out a program application, and must agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The goals of beginning the Cultural Arts Laureate Program are to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, to give youth citizens and new artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture a growing arts culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their craft to make impacts on their community that they will find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, and that the community will be served by the arts and lives will be enriched by the work the Laureates accomplish.

***Applicants are only eligible for one category of the Laureate program: Poet, Painter, or Photographer. Previously appointed laureates are welcome to apply for a second term.***

OBJECTIVES:

The inaugural Painter Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2018 and ending in June 2019. The objectives of the position are as follows:

• Serve as a visual arts advocate for the City of Murfreesboro to a wide demographic of audiences within the City.

• Raise the profile of painters in Murfreesboro

• Create an artistic legacy through public exhibitions and civic interactions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Painting Laureate should cultivate appreciation of painting and visual art by conducting demonstrations, workshops, lectures and presentations in neighborhoods, schools, and other public settings in geographically diverse areas of the city.

The Painting Laureate is also expected to:

• Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence;

• Attend/Participate/Exhibit at two (2) ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;

• Participate in no fewer than two (2) “arts advocacy” events per year, during which the Painting Laureate shares their love of painting with a non-traditional and/or under-served audience. Examples of arts advocacy events could include (but are not limited to) a live demonstration at a Veterans organization; a workshop at a domestic violence shelter; a group exercise and performance at a correctional institution;

(*Work the artist had already planned on doing with underserved audiences can count)

• Undertake one community outreach project to make visual art available and accessible to people in their everyday lives;

• Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro including three paintings during the one year term, one of which, by the selection of the Painter, will be donated to the city for display, advertising, or other purposes;

• Submit semi-annual reports on their work to the Cultural Arts Department;

• Participate in a collaborative project with the poetry and photography laureates to be exhibited at City Hall Rotunda in an exhibit at the end of the term year.

Painting Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how they plan to fulfill the following obligations: “arts advocacy” events; community outreach project; your vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

TERM:

The application period is open from March 22 – May 5, 2018. The inaugural Painter Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2018 and ending in June 2019 and will receive a $500 monetary award. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Candidates Must:

·       Be at least 18 years of age

·       Willing to create and read poems for a variety of city events

·       Available to attend various city events as designated

·       Be a professional artist with a well-established exhibition history

·       Be a current Murfreesboro resident

·       Have an established body of work or have been recognized for notable contributions to the visual arts

·       Some of their work should be relevant to Murfreesboro and/or subjects that reflect the life of the city, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS:

Submission Deadline – May 5, 2018

Eligible artists are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

1. A sample of your work/your professional portfolio (please limit to 10 paintings).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Confirmation of current place of residence

4. Letter of Intent of 1,000 words maximum detailing:

·The painter’s professional accomplishments and community outreach activities in regards to sharing their love of painting, and professional resources.

• How the painter would represent the City of Murfreesboro and engage the public in arts advocacy.

• Why the painter feels they are the best candidate for the first Painter Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro.

5. A proposal for how the painter will fulfill their obligation of two advocacy events; one community outreach project; and their vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

6. An artist bio of no more than 250 words to be used on the City’s website if the application is selected.

7. Three references that can attest to the artist’s talents and their ability to engage others in their craft.

Submissions are accepted through www.culturalarts.submittable.com

For questions about submissions contact: pwilliams@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-867-7244

SELECTION PROCESS:

Appointment will be by a selection committee comprised of arts professionals from the community. Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

• The artist has made a significant contribution to visual arts in Murfreesboro;

• The candidate has influenced other local artists;

• Artistic merit of the submission

• The potential impact of the proposed civic engagement and/or arts projects as identified in the Painter’s Letter of Intent and proposal.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with Cultural Arts staff.

RESERVED RIGHTS OF THE CITY OF MURFREESBORO:

The City of Murfreesboro, at its sole discretion, reserves the following rights:

• To request clarification or additional information, as it deems necessary to evaluate submissions;

• To determine suitability of the submission and capability of the prospective artist(s)

• To select the artist(s) that it deems most appropriate for the project;

• To make no selection or to cancel this process at any time;

• To issue public announcements regarding the competition.

This document and any submissions in response to it by prospective artists do not create any binding obligations on the City, the prospective artist, or any other party.

 

Ends on May 5, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Photography Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Photography Laureate in 2018 (term begins July 2018 and ends June 2019).

Laureate programs exist across many cities as well as nationally. The role of the Photography Laureate is to serve as the City’s selected Laureate for a one year term and during that time will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, will exhibit their craft at city events, and will complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences. To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live in Murfreesboro, must fill out a program application, and must agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The goals of beginning the Cultural Arts Laureate Program are to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, to give youth citizens and new artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture a growing arts culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their craft to make impacts on their community that they will find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, and that the community will be served by the arts and lives will be enriched by the work the Laureates accomplish.

***Applicants are only eligible for one category of the Laureate program: Poet, Painter, or Photography. Previously appointed laureates are welcome to apply for a second term.***

OBJECTIVES:

The inaugural Photography Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2018 and ending in June 2019. The objectives of the position are as follows:

• Serve as a visual arts advocate for the City of Murfreesboro to a wide demographic of audiences within the City

• Raise the profile of Photographers in Murfreesboro

• Create an artistic legacy through public exhibitions and civic interactions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Photography Laureate should cultivate appreciation of photography and visual art by conducting demonstrations, workshops, lectures and presentations in neighborhoods, schools, and other public settings in geographically diverse areas of the city.

The Photography Laureate is also expected to:

• Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence;

• Attend/Participate/Exhibit at two (2) ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;

• Participate in no fewer than two (2) “arts advocacy” events per year, during which the Photography Laureate shares their love of painting with a non-traditional and/or under-served audience. Examples of arts advocacy events could include (but are not limited to) a live demonstration at a Veterans organization; a workshop at a domestic violence shelter; a group exercise and performance at a correctional institution;

(*Work the artist had already planned on doing with underserved audiences can count)

• Undertake one community outreach project to make photography available and accessible to people in their everyday lives;

• Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro including three photographs during the one year term, one of which, by the selection of the Photographer, will be donated to the city for display, advertising, or other purposes;

• Submit semi-annual reports on their work to the Cultural Arts Department;

• Participate in a collaborative project with the poetry and painting laureates to be exhibited at City Hall Rotunda in an exhibit at the end of the term year.

Photography Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how they plan to fulfill the following obligations: “arts advocacy” events; community outreach project; your vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

TERM:

The application period is open from March 22 – May 5, 2018. The inaugural Photography Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2018 and ending in June 2019 and will receive a $500 monetary award. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Candidates Must:

·       Be at least 18 years of age

·       Willing to create and exhibit photographs for a variety of city events

·       Available to attend various city events as designated

·       Be a professional artist with a well-established exhibition history

·       Be a current Murfreesboro resident

·       Have an established body of work or have been recognized for notable contributions to the visual arts

·       Some of their work should be relevant to Murfreesboro and/or subjects that reflect the life of the city, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS:

Submission Deadline – May 5, 2018

Eligible artists are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

1. A sample of your work/your professional portfolio (please limit to 10 photographs).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Confirmation of current place of residence

4. Letter of Intent of 1,000 words maximum detailing:

·The Photographer’s professional accomplishments and community outreach activities in regards to sharing their love of painting, and professional resources.

• How the Photographer would represent the City of Murfreesboro and engage the public in arts advocacy.

• Why the Photographer feels they are the best candidate for the first Photography Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro.

5. A proposal for how the Photographer will fulfill their obligation of two advocacy events; one community outreach project; and their vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

6. An artist bio of no more than 250 words to be used on the City’s website if the application is selected.

7. Three references that can attest to the artist’s talents and their ability to engage others in their craft.

Submissions are accepted through www.culturalarts.submittable.com

For questions about submissions contact: pwilliams@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-867-7244

SELECTION PROCESS:

Appointment will be by a selection committee comprised of arts professionals from the community. Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

• The artist has made a significant contribution to visual arts in Murfreesboro;

• The candidate has influenced other local artists;

• Artistic merit of the submission

• The potential impact of the proposed civic engagement and/or arts projects as identified in the Photographer’s Letter of Intent and proposal.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with Cultural Arts staff.

RESERVED RIGHTS OF THE CITY OF MURFREESBORO:

The City of Murfreesboro, at its sole discretion, reserves the following rights:

• To request clarification or additional information, as it deems necessary to evaluate submissions;

• To determine suitability of the submission and capability of the prospective artist(s)

• To select the artist(s) that it deems most appropriate for the project;

• To make no selection or to cancel this process at any time;

• To issue public announcements regarding the competition.

This document and any submissions in response to it by prospective artists do not create any binding obligations on the City, the prospective artist, or any other party.

 

Ends on May 5, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Poet Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Poet Laureate in 2018.

Poet Laureate programs exist across many cities as well as nationally. The role of the Poet Laureate is to serve as the City’s selected Laureate for a one year term and during that time will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, will exhibit their craft at city events, and will complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences. To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live in Murfreesboro, must fill out a program application, and must agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The goals of beginning the Cultural Arts Laureate Program are to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, to give youth citizens and new artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture a growing arts culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their craft to make impacts on their community that they will find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, and that the community will be served by the arts and lives will be enriched by the work the Laureates accomplish.

***Applicants are only eligible for one category of the Laureate program: Poet, Painter, or Photographer. Previously appointed laureates are welcome to apply for a second term.***

OBJECTIVES:

The inaugural Poet Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2018 and ending in June 2019. The objectives of the position are as follows:

• Serve as a poetry and literary arts advocate for the City of Murfreesboro to a wide demographic of audiences within the City.

• Raise the profile of writers in Murfreesboro

• Create an artistic legacy through public readings and civic interactions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Poet Laureate should cultivate appreciation of poetry and literature by conducting public readings, workshops, lectures and presentations in neighborhoods, schools, and other public settings in geographically diverse areas of the city.

The Poet Laureate is also expected to:

• Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence;

• Attend/Participate/Read/Perform at two (2) ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;

• Participate in no fewer than two (2) “poetry advocacy” events per year, during which the Poet Laureate shares the art and love of poetry with a non-traditional and/or under-served audience. Examples of poetry advocacy events could include (but are not limited to) a reading at a Veterans organization; a workshop at a domestic violence shelter; a group exercise and performance at a correctional institution;

(*Work the poet had already planned on doing with under-served audiences can count)

• Undertake one community outreach project to make poetry available and accessible to people in their everyday lives;

• Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro including three poems during the one year term, copies of which may be publicly exhibited by the city (with one poem, selected by Poet, to be given to the city for display, advertising, or other purposes);

• Submit semi-annual reports on their work to the Cultural Arts Department;

• Participate in a collaborative project with the painting and photography laureates to be exhibited at City Hall Rotunda in an exhibit at the end of the term year.

Poet Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how they plan to fulfill the following obligations: “poetry advocacy” events; community outreach project; your vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

TERM:

The application period is open from March 22 – May 5, 2018. The inaugural Poet Laureate will serve a term beginning in July 2018 and ending in June 2019 and will receive a $500 monetary award. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Candidates Must:

•         Be at least 18 years of age

•         Willing to create and read poems for a variety of city events

•         Available to attend various city events as designated

•         Be a published poet or spoken word artist

•         Be a current Murfreesboro resident

•         Have an established body of work or have been recognized for notable contributions to the literary arts

•         Some of their work should be relevant to Murfreesboro and/or subjects that reflect the life of the city, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS:

Submission Deadline – May 5, 2018

Eligible poets are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

1. A sample of your work/your professional portfolio (please limit to 10 poems).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Confirmation of current place of residence

4. Letter of Intent of 1,000 words maximum detailing:

•The poet’s professional accomplishments and community outreach activities in regards to sharing their love of poetry, and professional resources.

• How the poet would represent the City of Murfreesboro and engage the public in literacy advocacy.

• Why the poet feels they are the best candidate for the first Poetry Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro.

5. A proposal for how the poet will fulfill their obligation of two advocacy events; one community outreach project; and their vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

6. An artist bio of no more than 250 words to be used on the City’s website if the application is selected.

7. Three references that can attest to the poet’s talents and their ability to engage others in their craft.

Submissions are accepted through www.culturalarts.submittable.com

For questions about submissions contact: pwilliams@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-867-7244

SELECTION PROCESS:

Appointment will be by a selection committee comprised of arts professionals from the community. Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

• The Poet has made a significant contribution to poetry and the literary arts in Murfreesboro;

• The candidate has influenced other local writers and poets;

• Artistic merit of the submission

• The potential impact of the proposed civic engagement and/or poetry projects as identified in the Poet’s Letter of Intent and proposal.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with Cultural Arts staff.

RESERVED RIGHTS OF THE CITY OF MURFREESBORO:

The City of Murfreesboro, at its sole discretion, reserves the following rights:

• To request clarification or additional information, as it deems necessary to evaluate submissions;

• To determine suitability of the submission and capability of the prospective artist(s)

• To select the artist(s) that it deems most appropriate for the project;

• To make no selection or to cancel this process at any time;

• To issue public announcements regarding the competition.

This document and any submissions in response to it by prospective artists do not create any binding obligations on the City, the prospective artist, or any other party.

Thank you for your interest in showcasing at the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall!

Art in the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall is maintained by the Murfreesboro Art Committee (MAC). The committee consists of seven members who are appointed for three-year terms. The committee was created by Resolution of the City Council on August 15, 1991.