Crowdfunding Public Art: Opportunities and Challenges In Partnership with the Boston Art Commission
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 6:00-9:00PM
NEFA | 145 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Funding public art is a challenge. NEFA and the Boston Art Commission are here to help you think creatively about funding.
Interested? Kickstarter art program director Stephanie Pereira will walk you through the process of running a campaign, and a panel of artists who have used Kickstarter will talk about the challenges and rewards of pursuing such a model. Is your public art project a potential crowdfunding campaign? Come find out!
SPOTLIGHT: NEFA PUBLIC ART GRANT RECIPIENT
Fall foliage is at its peak! Before the winter chill hits New England, head to Turner Notch for a hike with public art.
Art in New England’s landscape: The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) received a Fund for the Arts grant in 2011 to create art along the New England National Scenic Trail (NET) in Skinner State Park in Hadley, MA. Sculptor Christopher Frost’s Hespera Stones illuminate shaded paths along the trail; each of the three solar-powered stones glows with a stanza of Emily Dickinson’s “The Mountains Stood in Haze.” To find out more, watch the YouTube video.
One of NET’s goals is to be a national model for the use of art to interpret National Scenic Trails. Next steps include developing a NET public art plan and an annual artist-in-residence program.