Public Art Chattanooga is launching a number of opportunities to give artists a more active role in civic engagement and community development through the city’s public art program.
Earlier this year, PAC completed a 10-year strategic plan informed by over 650 Chattanoogans. One of the key guiding principles expressed within the plan is to elevate the role that the artist and the creative process plays in connecting people and place. As such, PAC has developed new opportunities in partnership with Chattanooga Department of Transportation and the Office of Multicultural Affairs tailored for area artists.
“We hope these new opportunities will encourage partnerships between artists and community organizations, while also building our local artists’ capacity for public realm production and community engagement,” said Katelyn Kirnie, director of Public Art Chattanooga.
PAC will host two artist reverse pitch sessions next week where they will pitch these opportunities, and provide information about the application process.
Artist Opportunity Reverse Pitch Session 1 will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at 4th Floor, Downtown Public Library.
Artist Opportunity Reverse Pitch Session 2 will be Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Brainerd Youth & Family Development Center.
PAC is looking for artists of all disciplines who are interested in using their creative practice for the betterment of the Chattanooga community. No public art experience is required. Both sessions are free, open to the public and kid friendly.
For more information on opportunities with Public Art Chattanooga visit: www.PublicArtChattanooga.com/opportunities