Mid-Cape Cultural Council
GMD, 3rd FL, ATT: Melissa Hersh
367 Main St.
Hyannis, MA 02601
For Immediate ReleaseMarch 14, 2016
Contact: Becky Lawrence, Project Coordinator
Artists Sought for New Art Walk Being Planned for Downtown Hyannis
The Mid-Cape Cultural Council, in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, seeks professional artists to design works for the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District to create a public art Discovery Walk. The artworks should invite interaction, allowing people to walk in, over, through or under them; touch them; make sounds from them; or move elements within them to discover text, images or objects. Visitors may come upon the artworks by chance or by following clues available through a mobile phone app. The treasure hunt approach will be particularly appealing to families with children.
Up to five artists or artist teams are being chosen through a request for qualifications process. The deadline to submit qualifications (not designs) is April 11, 2016.
Interested artists should go to http://www.mass-culture.org/mid-cape for full details and an online submission form.
Questions about the project may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected artists will receive a design fee and be asked to complete their design proposals by Nov. 14, 2016. The designs will be exhibited in the Barnstable Town Hall for public comment and used for a fundraising campaign. The plan is to inaugurate the Discovery Walk early in 2018.
The Mid-Cape Cultural Council is one of 329 local cultural councils working in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It serves the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth by supporting and promoting local projects in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. It is administratively attached to the Town of Barnstable. Funding for the design phase of this project is from the Massachusetts Cultural Council with in-kind support from the town’s Growth Management Dept.