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Ends on November 30, 2019

2020 Painter Laureate

Ends on November 30, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Painter Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its third Painter Laureate in 2020 (term begins January 2020 and ends December 2020).

The Painter Laureate shall be considered a civic appointment and one of honor. The Laureate program is designed to acknowledge the work and contributions of a local artist. The selected artist will receive a year’s commitment for exposure and community support for the work they do and a $500 monetary award. In turn, the Painter Laureate will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, exhibit their practice and expertise at city events, and complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences during their tenure as Laureate. Laureates serve for one year with an optional one-year renewal.

To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live or work in Murfreesboro, fill out the requisite program application, and agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The Cultural Arts Laureate Program was founded with the intent to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, offer youth citizens and emerging artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture the growing arts and creative culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their creative practice to impact their community in a way that they find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, that the community will be best 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.***

OBJECTIVES:

The Painter Laureate will serve a term beginning in January 2020 and ending in December 2020. 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 and contemporary visual arts discourse in Murfreesboro.

• Create an artistic legacy through public exhibitions and civic interactions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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

The Painter Laureate is also expected to: 

• Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence; 

• Attend/Participate/Exhibit in select ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;

• Participate in “arts advocacy” events, as schedule permits, during which the Painter 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)

• 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. The  donated piece becomes sole property of the City of  Murfreesboro and may be displayed and/or reprinted on  any platform at our discretion.

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

Painter Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how you will fulfill the duties of the Artist Laureate - what will your community art project entail, how will you represent the art community at different community events?

TERM:

The application period is open through November 30, 2019. The Painter Laureate will serve a term beginning in January 2020 and ending in December 2020  with an optional one-year renewal 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

• Available to attend various city events as designated

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

• Work or reside in Murfreesboro

• 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 at this particular time in history, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS: 

Submission Deadline – November 30, 2019

Eligible artists and nominators 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 or resume

3. Confirmation of current place of residence or employment

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.

• At least two specific ideas for how the candidate envisions engaging the citizens of Murfreesboro in painting. 

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

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

6. 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: lbrowning@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-962-7725

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 November 30, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Photographer Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its third Photographer Laureate in 2020 (term begins January 2020 and ends December 2020).

OBJECTIVES:

The Photographer Laureate will serve a term beginning in January 2020 and ending in December 2020. 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 and contemporary visual arts discourse in Murfreesboro.

• Create an artistic legacy through public exhibitions and civic interactions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Have the ability to fulfill their term in residence; 

• Attend/Participate/Exhibit in select ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing as the Laureate’s schedule permits;

• Participate in at least one “arts advocacy” event, during which the Photographer Laureate shares their love of photography 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 is already doing with underserved audiences can count)

• Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro, including three photographs during the one-year term, which will be displayed at the Laureate show in the Rotunda October 2020.

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

Photographer Laureate applicants should submit a proposal for how you will fulfill the duties of the Artist Laureate – are you willing to teach a master class or camp? Are you comfortable with public speaking as it pertains to your art and informing the public about the Laureate program? How will you represent the art community at different community events?

TERM:

The application period is open through November 30, 2019. The Photographer Laureate will serve a term beginning in January 2020 and ending in December 2020 with an optional one-year renewal 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

• Available to attend various city events as designated

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

• Work or reside in Murfreesboro

• 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 at this particular time in history, or candidate must be able to create this type of work during their term.

SUBMISSIONS: 

Submission Deadline – November 30, 2019

***Applicants are only eligible for one category of the Laureate program: Poet, Painter, or Photographer.***

Eligible artists and nominators 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 or resume

3. Confirmation of current place of residence or employment

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 photography, and professional resources.

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

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

6. 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: dhunter@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-962-7725

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;

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 November 30, 2019

2020 Poet Laureate

Ends on November 30, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Poet Laureate

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its third Poet Laureate in 2020 (term begins January 2020 and ends December 2020).

The Poet Laureate shall be considered a civic appointment and one of honor. The Laureate program is designed to acknowledge the work and contributions of a local artist. The selected artist will receive a year’s commitment for exposure and community support for the work they do and a $500 monetary award. In turn, the Poet Laureate will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, exhibit their practice and expertise at city events, and complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences during their tenure as Laureate. Laureates serve for one year with an optional one-year renewal.

To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live or work in Murfreesboro, fill out the requisite program application, and agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate laid out below.

The Cultural Arts Laureate Program was founded with the intent to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, offer youth citizens and emerging artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture the growing arts and creative culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their creative practice to impact their community in a way that they find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, that the community will be best 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.***

OBJECTIVES:

The Poet Laureate will serve a term beginning in January 2020 and ending in December 2020. The objectives of the position are as follows:

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

• Raise the profile of Poets and contemporary writers’ discourse in Murfreesboro.

• Create an artistic legacy through public exhibitions and civic interactions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Poet Laureate should cultivate appreciation of Poetry by conducting at least three demonstrations, 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/Exhibit in select ceremonial/civic engagement events of our choosing;

• Participate in “arts advocacy” events, as schedule permits, during which the Poet Laureate shares their love of the written word 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; undertake a community outreach project to make poetry available and accessible to people in their everyday lives;

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

•Create a body of work inspired by Murfreesboro including three poems during the one year term, one of which, by the selection of the Poet, will be donated to the city for display, advertising, or other purposes. The donated piece becomes sole property of the City of Murfreesboro and may be displayed and/or reprinted on any platform at our discretion.

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

TERM:

The application period is open through November 30, 2019. The Poet Laureate will serve a term beginning in January 2020 and ending in December 2020 with an optional one-year renewal 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

• Available to attend various city events as designated

• Be a published poet or spoken word artist

• Be a current Murfreesboro resident or employed within the Murfreesboro city limits

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

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

SUBMISSIONS: 

Submission Deadline – November 30, 2019

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

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

2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume

3. Confirmation of current place of residence or employment

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

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

•   At least two specific ideas for how the candidate envisions engaging the citizens of Murfreesboro in poetry.

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

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

6. 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: lbrowning@murfreesborotn.gov or 615-962-7725

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 a demonstrated record of contributing to the poetry community;

• 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 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.

Center for the Arts seeks submissions for the CFTA gallery. The gallery is the most diverse space at the Center. It serves as practice space for theatre productions and features a monthly exhibit highlighting the best of local art. Submissions are being accepted for 2020 exhibitions. 

All submissions are due by November 1st. 

The mission for the Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enhance the quality of our community by providing a variety of arts and opportunities which will educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages, and income levels. The Center for the Arts will advance art awareness through quality theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibits, educational programs, life-long learning and community activities thus improving overall quality of life in our community.

The Center for the Arts is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

 

Center for the Arts seeks submissions for the CFTA gallery. The gallery is the most diverse space at the Center. It serves as practice space for theatre productions and features a monthly exhibit highlighting the best of local art. Submissions are being accepted for 2019 exhibitions. 

All submissions are due by November 1st. 

The mission for the Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enhance the quality of our community by providing a variety of arts and opportunities which will educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages, and income levels. The Center for the Arts will advance art awareness through quality theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibits, educational programs, life-long learning and community activities thus improving overall quality of life in our community.

The Center for the Arts is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

 

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro