Edgar Allan Poe Square Public Art RFQ

Entry Deadline: Aug. 15



The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, Inc. (the Foundation), in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop public artwork celebrating Poe and his creative work. The site is the Edgar Allan Poe Square, located in Boston, MA at the southeast corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South and is a roughly triangular brick paved plaza of 1,700 square feet. Poe was a master craftsman, a versatile writer, and is considered America’s first great literary critic. Additional information on the site, and on Poe, his achievements, and his ties to Boston, can be found on the Foundation’s website www.poeboston.org. BUDGET: Up to three artist/designer/teams will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 to develop and present site specific proposals. The Foundation proposes a budget of $100,000 for artwork(s) at Poe Square. ELIGIBILITY: Artists, artisans, and/or designers must be at least 18 years old. Priority will be given to those who are not currently working on a public commission in the City of Boston or who have not had a public art commission over $100,000 installed in Boston within the last two years. There are no geographic limitations, however the Foundation cannot provide housing or transportation. APPLICATION: Apply online with all materials submitted in digital format. Full RFQ and application through CaFE™ at www.callforentry.org or https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=707&sortby=fair_deadline&apply=yes. There is no fee to apply. DEADLINE: August 15, 2011. ARTIST NOTIFICATION: September 16, 2011 by e-mail

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