4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) want to commission four Associate Artists to create intrigue and stimulate curiosity, raise awareness, and foster an emotional connection to the largely invisible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system and make its importance resonate at a city-wide scale. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Selected Associate Artists will have the chance to create meaningful artwork that engages issues of social, economic, and environmental relevance. They will build relationships with a cohort of other committed Associate Artists responding to related themes and working in a diversity of disciplines to produce a variety of outcomes. Throughout the project, Associate Artists will enjoy support from and close dialogue with both WTD staff and lead planning artist team Sans façon.
BUDGETS: $190,000, $100,000, $80,000, and $40,000
ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist-led teams residing in the United States. Artists and artist-led teams in ALL DISCIPLINES MAY APPLY, including performing, literary, visual, time-based media, and social practice.
Four artists/teams will be commissioned. A wide range of outcomes is expected and encouraged, including residencies, performances, publications, film and video, events, installations, and permanent visual art, as well as temporary interventions and artist-initiated actions.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Thursday, July 27, 2017 by 4:00 pm PDT