Via The Golden Blocks Public Art Project:
CALL TO ARTISTS (visual, performance, word-craft)
Cash Stipend Awarded: $7,000
Date Call Released: January 25, 2021
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
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.
This project is made possible by a collaboration between the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, the Greater Augusta Arts Council, and the City of Augusta Department of Housing and Community Development, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
All artists 18 years and older are invited to apply. This is a very open call, seeking artists interested in the crossroads where art, history, and social change meet. All artists must schedule a tour of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History located at 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta Georgia. Contact Corey Rogers at 706-724-3576 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists who have not toured the Museum are ineligible.
PROVIDED TO THE ARTIST
- ARTIST STIPEND: Selected artists will receive a $7,000 stipend to cover conceptualization, development, and actualization of their projects.
- Guidance and support from Museum, Arts Council, and Housing & Community Development staff will be part of the process.
- Guidance and support from artists already involved with the Museum and the surrounding area will be part of the process.
- Access to Museum archives, including oral histories, photographs, and other documents.