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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Public Art Opportunity at Salt Lake Community College Artist qualifications now being accepted (Deadline: Jan 13)

For immediate release
2 November 2011

Contact:      Wendi Hassan, Communications Specialist, 801.860.6396
Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Claudia Nakano, Communications Director, 801.859.8443
Utah Department of Community and Culture

Public Art Opportunity at Salt Lake Community College
Artist qualifications now being accepted

The Public Art Program of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, in association with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management and Salt Lake Community College is announcing a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating art for the new Instructional and Administration Building on the Redwood Road campus in Taylorsville, Utah.

The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is 5 p.m. MST, January 13, 2012. Artists may submit qualifications online at www.dccgrants.org or materials may be mailed or delivered to: Jim Glenn, Attn: SLCC IAB, Utah Public Art Program, 300 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101.

The community-based Art Selection Committee seeks artists that can create relevant, exciting and engaging site-specific artwork that is inspired by, and celebrates the College’s mission of helping students flourish, not only economically, but intellectually by preparing students to live and participate meaningfully in a pluralistic democratic society and a rapidly changing global society. All of the details on this project and how to apply are at www.utahpublicart.org or by contacting the Public Art Program.

The Public Art Program was created by the Utah State Legislature in 1985 with the passage of the Percent-for-Art-Act. This statute allows for 1 % of construction costs for new or remodeled state facilities to be added to the project for the commissioning or acquisition of art that is site specific to the facility and community. To date, over 200 works have been placed in state facilities. For more information visit www.utahpublicart.org or contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801-533-3585.

About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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