Thursday, January 12, 2017
Art for One, Art for All: Bringing Creativity to the Masses, public art discussion, Tues. January 17
Art for One, Art for All:
Bringing Creativity to the Masses, public art discussion!
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Art is an expression of our humanity, culture, and social commentary. Museums and galleries provide sanctuary to some of our greatest cultural treasures; however, it is the accessibility of public art that administers the biggest impact, giving people from all walks of life a chance to enjoy art. In recent years, the Greater Boston area has been home to many evocative art-related initiatives. Join the Somerville Arts Council and the Artisan’s Asylum for an evening with some of the area’s most dynamic public art creators.
Drew Van Zandt
Topics of discussion:
Starting out. What is the inspiration for doing public work? Why do it?
Once you decide to move forward how do you go about discussing your proposal with municipalities/city governments and then work with them with the permitting, and logistical challenges during the planning process.
Temporary vs. Permanent work
Community engagement and public perception- How much of this is a factor in your work? Is inspired by social change?
Funding/ granting options/ residences opportunities
About the Artisan’s Asylum:
Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., a non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practice of fabrication. They occupy a 40,000 square foot warehouse in the old Ames Safety Envelope facility at 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA.
Artisan’s Asylum is run by staff and a large number of dedicated volunteers. Our Board of Directors is responsible for keeping Artisan’s Asylum fiscally and legally sound and true to its stated mission.
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