As part of a campaign to raise awareness about new legislation that allows people who are undocumented access to health insurance, we’re commissioning artwork from local artists across Washington State and we invite you to submit samples of your work! We’re especially interested in artwork from populations newly eligible for health coverage, which includes immigrant communities and undocumented individuals.
If selected, finalists will be paid to conceptualize and create an original work of site-specific public art. Finalists will be offered $500 total each for their initial proposals, and up to an additional $500 for those selected to refine their proposals (compensation determined by size/complexity of concept).
Please read the information below to learn more about the project and submit your information and work samples no later than midnight on July 25th.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
To support awareness around the campaign, we’ll be making public artwork to share this exciting new opportunity with their community. This public artwork could include, but is not limited to, murals, posters, banners, billboards, as well as digital imagery for social media and marketing. Right now, this project does not have a more specific theme we want artists to follow; your ideas and submissions will help determine what direction we go in.
Based on the artist submissions, at least five semi-finalists will be selected to develop concepts for what their public artwork could be. These concepts will be paid commissions.
Of the five semi-finalists, two finalists will be selected to refine their ideas and create proposals for site-specific public art. If you are selected, the program will also cover the cost of creating and installing your final artwork.
At this stage, we are only asking to see examples of existing work from pieces you have already made. You do not need to make anything new at this time. That said, the form contains an OPTIONAL section where you can add new ideas.