City issues call for artists to bring art into Occidental Square for summer 2013; application deadline is Friday, May 10

ARTSparks, a partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, is seeking proposals for arts projects to be temporarily installed in Occidental Square between June and September 2013. With the basic goal of creating continuing artistic interest in the park for approximately 15 weeks, ARTSparks welcomes proposals for a full range of project sizes—lasting from one week to four months.

Individuals and organizations are asked to submit one to three distinct proposals for how they would implement a specific project in this unsecured public space. Collaborations or simultaneous projects are welcome. Final negotiations and scheduling of projects will be determined after proposals are chosen.

Part of the City of Seattle’s Center City Initiative, ARTSparks contributes to making our downtown parks attractive, safe, and welcoming public spaces. The goal of the program is to help bring a lively and creative atmosphere to our downtown parks, converting them into showcases for the imagination where, simply by entering the park, people are encouraged to experience, question, interact with, investigate, and enjoy art – for free and as a natural part of daily downtown life.

For the complete Call for Artists, please go to

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