ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) is excited to announce that they have begun the process of commissioning multiple public artworks to be installed on the land along the Rio Grande corridor. The commission is funded by a generous Arts in Society grant that seeks to support artistic projects at the intersection of civic engagement and social change. Support for the Arts and Society grant comes from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Hemera Foundation, and Colorado Creative Industries and is administered by Redline Contemporary Art Center.
“I feel grateful to lead a project which ensures that ecologically conscious art is part of the Farm Park’s foundation,” says RGFP Community Engagement Coordinator Marlena Antonucci.
“This process has introduced me to so many passionate makers and has given me the opportunity to see the San Luis Valley through through their unique perspectives.”
Artists, art collectives, carpenters, craftspersons, or makers of any kind are invited to submit a design for a public art installation inclusive of the RGFP landscape. This project uses art to encourage creative placemaking, focusing on the community’s physical, mental, spiritual, creative, and social well-being.
Submissions will be juried by a diverse committee of community members who are leaders in the environmental, spiritual, health, and art communities of Alamosa, CO. They will consider sculptures or objects that can be physically engaged as seating elements.
Your participation is encouraged! You can access the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on the
Call for Entry website, www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4742.
• The RFQ deadline is midnight, on November 1.
• Qualified artists will then be invited to submit Request for Proposals (RFP) later in November.
• The commission is slated to reach a final design in December.
• The works will be installed in June, 2018.
Contact Marlena Antonucci at 727-254-3304 or email at [email protected].
Caption: The Rio Grande Farm Park is seeking designs for a public art installation inclusive of the farm park landscape. Courtesy photo