Artist Opportunities

Two different Requests for Qualifications were issued in October 2012. We received extensive responses with submissions from twenty-one states and nine countries. The six artist teams were chosen through a juried process led by panels of extremely qualified arts, design and urban planning professionals. 

Winter Light Project

Three artist teams were selected to develop proposals for a temporary, site-specific, light-based, winter art installation on the Greenway.  Download the complete RFQ.
Proposal Honorarium: $5,500
Project Budget Goal: $100,000

Artist Team Finalists:
Ed Purver
of Brooklyn, NY
Creatmosphere of London, UK
Team Ulf Pederson, Peter Fink and Mark Anderson of Bristol, UK

Selection Jury:
Nina Bozicnik (Assistant Curator, Currier Museum of Art)
George Fifield (Director, Boston Cyberarts Inc.)
Shauna Gillies-Smith (Principal, Ground Inc.)
Stephen Knapp (artist)
Helen Marriage  (Co-director, Artichoke)

Greenway Connection Project

Three artist teams were selected to develop proposals for a temporary, site specific art installation on the Greenway, that will physically and/or experientially unite the segmented parks and connect the communities along the Greenway.  Download the complete RFQ.
Proposal Honorarium: $5,500
Project Budget Goal: $300,000

Artist Team Finalists:
Janet Echelman of Brookline, MA
Rebar Group of San Francisco, CA
Ball-Nogues Studio of Los Angeles, CA

Selection Jury:
Randall Imai (Partner, Imai Keller Moore Architects, Inc.)
Judith Donath (Harvard Berkman Faculty Fellow)
Jenelle Porter (Senior Curator, ICA/Boston)
Trevor Smith (Curator of Contemporary Art , Peabody Essex Museum)
Alise Upitis (Public Art Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center)

The proposal development process is supported by Fund for the Arts, a public art program of New England Foundation for the Arts.

Unsolicited Proposals

Beyond producing our own artist calls, the Conservancy will consider incoming proposals that are fully funded. Projects will be evaluated using the Conservancy’s vision and conceptual frameworks as criteria for review by staff and the Public Art Working Group. Download our proposal form.

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