“In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.”
Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus
From Creative Placemaking
The Platteville Main Street Program Sustainability Committee is seeking Creative Placemaking Design Proposals for functional public art bike racks to enhance our historic Main Street district and improve bike and pedestrian friendliness in downtown Platteville. The artistic bike racks will be located at highly visible areas on Main Street. This project is made possible from generous funding from the Platteville Community Fund and support from the Platteville Main Street Program and the City of Platteville.
There is a total award of $750 ($500 prize and $250 for materials and bike rack fabrication). Two designs will be selected and awarded. The selected artists and/or artist teams will receive $250 for materials and fabrication and $500 upon completion of the rack. Awarded proposals will be responsible for the fabrication of the final product.
NOTE: Selected artists are permitted to work with outside contractors to fabricate the actual work of art. This must be specified in application and the contractor should be included in the artist team. The artist/design team is not responsible for installation of the rack.
Eligibility: Open to all. Students are encouraged to participate.
PROPOSALS DUE JANUARY 30th, 2014
For more information visit www.plattevillemainstreet.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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