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Two Juneau public art projects extend calls for art

Posted: December 6, 2012 - 1:05am

Two percent for art public art projects have been announced in Juneau.

First, interior and/or exterior artwork will be commissioned for the new State of Alaska Library, Archives and Museum (SLAM) building in Juneau. This request has been issued by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, on behalf of the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums. The deadline is Jan. 8, and the budget is $800,000.

Second, exterior artwork will be commissioned for the recently renovated Johnson Youth Center (JYC) in Juneau. This request has been issued by the Alaska State Council on the Arts on behalf of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The deadline for entries is Jan. 11, and the budget is $80,000.

Both RFQs are open to all professional artists residing in the United States. Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ at: www.callforentry.org.

Submissions will be judged on a competitive basis. Finalists may be considered for more than one location or site. The art selection committee will choose the final sites and the best possible artwork for each site.The mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) is to foster the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnership, grants and services. ASCA is a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, and is governed by eleven council members appointed by the Governor. It is supported with general funds appropriated by the Alaska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support for arts education programs from the Rasmuson Foundation.

For more information, visit education.alaska.gov/aksca.

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