Catholic Housing Services seeks an artist to create a permanent display for the new affordable housing building being developed at 4251 Aurora Avenue North (the former Thunderbird Motel site.) The selected artist will create a mosaic/mural for the approximately 15’ long x 5’ tall area above the computer workstations, for a $1,500 stipend to cover time and materials. Preference will be given to members of the Fremont Arts Council, and/or artists who have ties to the Fremont community.
The new building offers 71 studio and one-bedroom apartments as residences for single adults and couples without children who have experienced homelessness. The building amenities include a roof deck for outdoor gatherings & gardening, and a community space on the ground floor with a fitness room, computer workspace, communal kitchen and gathering space.
Catholic Housing seeks an artist to provide art work that will help convert the site of a chronic community problem into housing for the homeless and low-income people. Photo by K. Lindsay, Nov '11
The art work theme should involve ‘building community,’ and reflect the values of Catholic Housing Services:
- Compassion – providing care, understanding and concern for everyone, and honoring the sacredness of each person at every stage and condition of life
- Diversity – welcoming the differences of race, culture, faith, and thought with a strong commitment to naming and combating institutional racism and discrimination
- Excellence – providing high-quality, professionally competent services with integrity, and best practices
- Justice – defending and advocating for the rights of poor and vulnerable people while working toward the common good
- Stewardship – prudently developing and using the gifts and talents of employees and volunteers, and caring for the financial resources available to live out this mission
To be considered, entries must be received by 5p on Monday, April 22nd. Please send a description of the proposed idea (limit 1 page) along with a photo sample of past work and three references to DanW@ccsww.org, or Attn: Dan Wise, Catholic Community Services, 100 – 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. The selected artist will work with the project team to create and install the mural in time for the anticipated building opening, currently scheduled for September 2013.
For more than 40 years, the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs has worked to make Seattle a more artful place. This City Department has achieved its mission by infusing public art into the landscape (more than 3,000 works!), granting millions of dollars in funds to arts and cultural organizations and individual artists, and through initiatives that enhance our city and our citizens, such as arts education and space for artists.
In planning for 2013, the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs wants to refresh its look and how to tell stories of what it does. And to better serve us, they need to know your thoughts on what they do.
Answer the survey. It will only take 6 to 8 minutes. As a bonus, three individuals who answer the survey will be randomly selected to have lunch with Cultural Affairs Interim Director Randy Engstrom and Seattle Arts Commission Chair Ion Rosen. (You can opt out of this and we assure you that all answers will be anonymous no matter what you choose.)
So, please, go on to the survey and give your thoughts.
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