The Community Art Center is looking for an experience mural artist to assist us with a youth- created mural sponsored by the City of Cambridge and Cambridge Housing Authority within the Newtowne Court Housing Development, to be created this March, April, & May. Read on for more details!
Community Art Center
Newtowne Court/ Washington Elms Mural Project
Call for Artist
Port Stories Public Art Initiative by Community Art Center
The Port Stories Public Art Project is an ongoing initiative of the Community Art Center which uses public art and community arts events to express local identity and foster interactions between residents and incoming corporate employees who spend their days in and around the Area Four neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Area Four aka The Port is located between Kendall and Central Squares, two of the most quickly developing centers of technology and bio-technology in the world. Area Four’s Newtowne Court/Washington Elms public housing developments are among the oldest housing developments in the country and contain a rich historical resource for the City of Cambridge.
The Newtowne Court/ Washington Elms Mural project is a partnership between The Community Art Center, Cambridge Housing Authority and the City of Cambridge. The mural will be located in a centralized, visible location within the Newtown Court Housing Development in Cambridge, and will be approximately 100-140 ft2. The mural will be designed and planned by the visiting artist in collaboration with our Youth Advisory Board, a school age leadership group, and teen leaders, with support from the Community Art Center’s Visual Art Teacher.
The final artistic product will be a completely original mural from and by Cambridge youth that intertwines past and present neighborhood stories. A culminating event will cap the project, allowing local professionals, residents, and the CAC community to celebrate the final result. The public will be able to view the murals for years to come and they will provide a voice and visual presence for the community as well as preserve the history of the neighborhood as a vital link to our city’s legacy.
Call for Artist
$3,200 Artist Stipend which includes all planning meetings, time the artist uses painting the mural, as well as time spent working with Community Art Center youth on their components of the mural. Artist will work with students for approximately 30 hours of class time during after school hours and school vacation weeks. The mural must be completed by early May 2015.
$2k budget available for material cost related expenses. Please email a resume and at least 2 work samples featuring mural art by February 12, 2015 to Laura Chadwell, Community Programs Director at laura @ communityartcenter.org.
Download this call as a PDF: Port Stories Newtowne Court Mural Call