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Submissions Open for Permaculture Garden Art Project

Event Details

February 18—March 1, 2020


Free admission
Lauren Bouvier

UMass Arts Extension Service (AES) and the UMass Permaculture Initiative seek a student artist or artists to integrate the arts into the Franklin Permaculture Garden. The proposed project must align with the values of sustainability and permaculture. Permaculture can be defined as a way of meeting human needs while increasing ecosystem health. It is based on three core ethics: Earth care, people care, and fair share.

Possible projects may include: creating a sculptural piece within the gardens out of natural or waste/recycled materials, creating a small mural (either paint or recycled materials) on a shed located in the garden, facilitating a participatory art work or presenting a performance (music, dance, theater) in the gardens. As a temporary public art piece, student work will be subject to approval by the UMass Public Art Committee.

The artist chosen will receive a $200 stipend and budget of $200 for materials/equipment. An AES Entrepreneurship Intern will present and promote the event in April 2020.

This project has a very quick turnaround! Projects must be feasible within the following time frame:
- Deadline for submissions Sunday, March 1st midnight.
- We'll notify you by March 24th if you've been selected.
- Meet with curatorial team and provide materials/equipment list by Friday, March 27th.
- Prepare for showing March 30 - April 10.
- Showing date TBA late April.
- Wrap up tasks following event complete by May 7th.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Lauren Bouvier

Event Category

Art Sustainability