Seed Space, in partnership with the Nashville Planning Commission, is seeking project proposals for the Wedgewood-Houston Urban Magnet initiative. Artists are invited to submit proposals for social practice artworks that focus on sustaining and preserving Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston and Cameron-Trimble communities.
Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town Program and in cooperation with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Wedgewood-Houston Urban Magnet project will conduct market studies of these artistic and “maker” communities, and seek to preserve the neighborhoods’ affordability and protect and grow the creative community.
The initiative will take place between August 2016 and August 2017, and two selected artists will create engaging and informative public art installations or community outreach projects that examine displacement and affordable housing, transportation, community spaces, and/or historic preservation.
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The Nashville Planning Department will partner with artists to build relationships between different members of the community (including residents, artists, makers, business owners, young professionals, and workers) and to increase understanding of the role and needs of industrial and maker spaces. The goal of the project is to discuss assets, opportunities and ideas for a future neighborhood that can represent everyone who will help build the relationship between old and new residents.
Affordable housing is a critical need across these communities, including for artists and markers who have helped begin revitalization. The Planning Department’s Design Studio will work with artists on developing and presenting design scenarios for innovative ways to accommodate different combinations of industrial, maker, and/or affordable housing on specific sites within the neighborhood. Based on input from the community, the Planning Department will develop recommendations for zone changes and capital improvements to implement ideas.
Artist Budget: $9000 maximum
Submission Deadline: December 2, 2016
How the project will use information gathered by the Urban Magnet Initiative to engage with/inform the community, preferably incorporating new medias or technology
Detailed description of the artwork
Projected budget and timeline
Possible community collaborators
Artist bio and resume (preference given to artists with past experience executing large scale, socially-engaged projects)
Your personal relationship/connection to (or interest in) the Wedgewood-Houston/Cameron-Trimble neighborhood
Send proposal and materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Wedgewood Houston Urban Magnet”.