Posted 48 days ago ago by Javier Flores (Arts)
Michael Vela, San Antonio Tricentennial
Javier Flores, Department of Arts & Culture
300 TriArt Program Seeks Arts Partners to Commemorate San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 3, 2017) – The San Antonio Tricentennial, through the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, seeks proposals from community artists and art agencies for pop-up art projects to occur during 2018, the year of the city’s 300th anniversary.
The intent of the 300 TriArt Program is to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio and Bexar County that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflects the vibrant pulse of the community.
“The 300 TriArt Program will produce a diversity of art in our community that is accessible and open to the public,” said Faith Radle of Three Chord Media and member of the Tricentennial Commission. “We encourage both seasoned and emerging artists to embrace the tricentennial anniversary and create expressive works that showcase the culture, history, and unique beauty of San Antonio and Bexar County.”
All art types (visual, literary, performance, filmmaking, etc.) and media will be considered for the program, and each project should be site-specific for a location open to the community. Arts partners are encouraged to implement their projects in non-traditional art venues to highlight unique and creative spaces in San Antonio. The projects that are ultimately selected will be reflective of the city and county’s rich heritage, taking into account our 300 years of history, and encouraging active community participation.
The 300 TriArt Program will incite creative passion in the community and create a cultural legacy that commemorates the tricentennial anniversary. Individual awards granted through the 300 TriArt Program range from $1,000 to $20,000, with a total of $300,000 available to support local artistic talent. Proposal submissions are due on Friday, April 14, 2017 by 10 a.m. CST.
Community, arts, and cultural organizations and artists that operate, work, or live in Bexar County can find the complete RFP at http://www.sanantonio.gov/purchasing/biddingcontract/opportunities and www.sanantonio300.org.