Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Submission deadline: June 1, 2009 4pm

Commonwealth Center for Change (C3) is currently seeking proposals for the creation of permanent site-specific work in Kirkland Ave. We welcome submissions that challenge the public's ideas of what art is, where it is found, and who makes it. Proposals for murals, 'street art' mediums such as graffiti, stencils, and wheat pasting, as well as new media including but not limited to video, light, and sound installations and other interventionist art that affects the way people experience Kirkland Ave, are welcome.

The work is to be completed in July 2009. A stipend will be awarded to artists upon the successful completion of their proposals.

To see the full open call listing, please click here.
To visit the open call listing on Valley Art Share, click here.

We would like as many people to participate in this project as possible! If you are interested in being involved with the project on a smaller scale, please e-mail haley@commonwealthcenter.org. We are looking for:

-production assistants : Help C3 with the general production, coordination and planning for the project. Must be in Northampton area during June and July. Hours are flexible. No pay but many benefits. Would be great for students, recent grads, or anyone interested in working closer with the Northampton arts scene.

-volunteer artists : To help paint murals, assist artists, and possibly create smaller pieces for Kirkland Ave. This position is perfect for artists of all ages, time commitments, and levels of experience. Volunteer artists are needed throughout July. Hours are flexible. No pay but many other exciting benefits.

-community supporters : This exciting public project requires support from the community! Could you make a financial contribution to the project? Do you have any materials, resources, services, or special talents to contribute? Donations to C3 and the Kirkland Ave Project are tax deductible and very much appreciated. Please email haley@commonwelathcenter.org.

The final one-hour information session and application workshop will be held at the C3 office, at 126 Main St on the 2nd floor above the A.P.E. Gallery, on May 12th, at 7pm. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. There will be resources for writing strong applications, scanners to digitize work, and tea.

Let your imagination run wild...Now is the time to shape the world around you!