Friday, February 21, 2014

Traffic Light Project

It's that time again!

Traffic Box Call-to-Artist

Artists are invited to apply for an opportunity to design art for traffic control boxes. Several creative folks will be selected and others added to a "Registry" for future traffic box projects.

Since 2009, the Mayor's Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, Capital City Development Corporation, and Boise City have provided funding in partnership with the Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Downtown Boise Association to commission Idaho artists to design murals for Ada County Highway District
traffic control boxes in Boise. 70 are wrapped. Artists who have designed a box before are eligible to re-apply, however the selection panel may give preference to artists who have not yet participated. Boise's Department of Arts & History is facilitating artist selection process and project management.
1. Artists send in ten digital visual examples of past work, letter of interest and resume (72 dpi jpgs).
2. A selection committee made up of representatives from stakeholder groups will review the applications and choose artists with whom to work. Additional artists will be selected for Traffic Box "Registry" so that if, in the next year, additional funds are available to transform other boxes, artists from the registry will be selected to create designs.
3. Selected artists will be paid $1,000 to design one mural each, featuring a community-related theme, using provided templates as a guide. Artists do not fabricate or install the final art on the box.
4. The fabricator will take the artist designs (which can be prepared as illustrations, paintings, computer designed images, quilts, mosaics, photographed sculptures or photographs), transform them into a vinyl wrap, and then apply them to the traffic boxes.
5. Artworks will be celebrated with a dedication and walking tours on a date to be announced.

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