Public Art


November 2015 Opportunities

Here are opportunities for this month - check them out and pass along to your colleagues. And as always, email us if you know of any professional development events or calls to artists that we should consider posting in the future.

Visit NEFA's events calendar for even more.

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Artist Voices: Creating Play

Amy Archambault was selected earlier this year for the Boston Center for the Arts’ Summer 2015 Public Art Residency, funded in part by Fund for the Arts at NEFA. Her piece, inMotion: Memories of Invented Play – a large-scale, interactive structure that invites participants to uncommonly explore one of the most ubiquitous learned activities, riding a bicycle – can be found on the...Read more »


Reflecting on CCX: Olneyville Square and the Creative Economy Award

I was a little nervous about coming to my first CCX conference a few weeks ago up in Keene, NH.  No, it wasn’t because the arts community is a particularly intimidating bunch, or because us Rhode Islanders are a particularly intimidated bunch when it comes to traveling out of their county.  My concern was 24 beautiful flower baskets that...Read more »


On the CreativeGround with Anne Alexander

CreativeGround talked with Maine artist Anne Alexander about her experience as a sculptor in Maine. Inspired by the woods in her own backyard, Anne works with numerous mediums including stone, clay, and wood to produce work that reflects the nature around her. Her many collaborations take her all over New England showing and producing work.

CG: What is a typical day like for you as a sculptor in New England?
ANNE: At the moment, I’m doing a lot of shoveling and cross-country skiing in Maine - where I live - along with working as a substitute teacher,...Read more »


Artist Voices: Q&A with Liliana Folta

Liliana Folta is a visual artist who lives and works in Fort Point, Boston. She was selected by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) to create temporary public art for an outdoor space adjacent to the Made in Fort Point store, one of three temporary art projects funded this year by Fund for the Arts at NEFA. Her piece, Flower Blanket, the Farewell to Summer, was installed on...Read more »


PADS: Materials & New Ways to See the Urban Landscape

This season’s kick-off Public Art Discussion Series, Materials and New Ways to See the Urban Landscape, took place last Thursday, October 9th at NEFA.

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Grantee Voices: Watertown Community Mural Project

A year ago, Watertown’s first public mural in decades, titled A Bicycle Ride Through Watertown, was being completed.  We had been working on a plan for a community bicycle/pedestrian path through Watertown and responded to a suggestion that a long blank wall on the path was a perfect spot for a mural.  Knowing nothing about public art, we talked to neighboring communities, formed a committee, and received funding from local businesses.  We sought out and interviewed local artists, and were thrilled to find...Read more »


Promoting Curiosity and Interaction Through Public Art

On the evening of July 24, a few NEFA staff members and Fund for the Arts advisors attended the opening of Bounce, by Boston-based artist Liz Nofziger, on the plaza of the Boston Center for the Arts. Funded in part by  Fund for the Arts at NEFA, Bounce is an interactive outdoor installation made up of three conjoined, regulation-sized ping pong tables, custom-...Read more »


November 2014 Opportunities

No tricks--just treats! This month, we bring to you several events and one call to artists that may be of interest to some of you. Take a look while you nosh on your Halloween candy, and email us if you know of any opportunities (professional development events or calls to artists) that we should consider posting!

And of course, be sure to visit NEFA's events calendar for even more professional development opportunities.

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October 2014 Professional Development Events

With the back-to-school season in full swing, there's no better time to brush up on your skills. Below are some professional development opportunities that may interest you. Email us if you know of an event that we should consider posting!

october 2014 EVENTS

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NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop


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