Call for Artists // EmPOWERment Public Art Utility Box Project
Park City Municipal Corporation (“PCMC”) has released a Call for Artists to beautify power boxes in town for their EmPOWERment Public Art Utility Box Project.
The goals of the project include creating vibrancy on public utility infrastructure around Park City and engaging the community through visual art in ways that align with City Council’s critical priority of Energy.
The Call is for Artist(s)/Teams to submit two-dimensional artwork that coincides with the EmPOWERment theme. The EmPOWERment theme should focus on community EmPOWERment from taking action to reduce our use of carbon footprints through renewable power sources, cleaner transportation, recycling and reuse, maintaining natural environment, water and energy conservation, as well as supporting local farmers, artists, and businesses. Original artwork will be reproduced through a printing services company, and installed onto utility boxes throughout Park City.
Jenny Diersen, Special Events and Economic Development Program Manager City Staff Liaison to the Park City Public Art Advisory Board at Park City stated, “Anyone can submit artwork to be considered - local artist, students, and community members. We are excited to see the images that our community submits and how they are inspired by our Energy and Sustainability practices. Those interested can submit any 2D images – painting, drawing, photography, or mixed media.” 10 selected artist(s)/teams will receive a one-time, $400.00 honorarium for the use of their artwork on utility boxes throughout Park City, which will be installed by the end of the summer. You can view the locations of the designated power boxes here.
The PCMC EmPOWERment Utility Box project is a pilot project that will begin this summer. If this project is successful in 2018, it is likely that PCMC will continue the project in future years.
Help beautify Park City with your original artwork! The deadline to submit artwork is June 1. Learn more about the project and submit here.