Fire Response

Round Two: NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking artists, or artist teams to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. Deadline to submit proposals has been extended to July 8, 2019. This is the second round of this opportunity.

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Eligibility
This public art opportunity is open to artists, or artist teams residing in California. Artists who received funding for a project in Fire Response: Round One are NOT eligible for funding in Round Two.

Description of Project Opportunity: Fire Response – Round Two
This opportunity is for artists, or artist teams to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. In proximity to the two-year anniversary of the wildfires, this funding is to support artists to produce and present community-based projects in response to the fires that activate public spaces. Projects must be temporary installations that are in public places or within public view for as little as one day or up to 3 months.

Project Locations
Projects will be located in public places or within public view within the City of Santa Rosa. Site-specific installations are encouraged, where the artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork.

Project Budget
Applicants may request up to $4,000.

Deadline to Apply* EXTENDED
5:00pm on July 8, 2019


Round One

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program selected four projects for Fire Response – Round One, a temporary public art opportunity in late 2018. The Public Art Program issued a Call for Artists seeking temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. This was the first round of funding for the project and included a fast-paced timeline to allow for projects before the end of the year. For Round One, the maximum budget was $4,000 for each selected project, totaling $16,000.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Roman ChoAshes Fell Like Snow: Large format photographs of community members impacted by the fires, displayed on custom stands.Courthouse Square exhibit was on display December 3 - 30, 2018.Roman-Cho
Jane Ingram AllenLiving Quilt for Santa Rosa: Ecological public art installation using handmade paper with wildflower seeds. Includes community workshops.Rincon Ridge Park workshops and installation in November, 2018. Still on display.Photo: Timothy S. AllenPhoto: Timothy S. Allen
Carol Mancke & Trena NovalThe Land and Me: Traveling neighborhood-scaled public conversation and community performance. Workshops and events in February and March, 2019. Photo: James GouldthorpePhoto: James Gouldthorpe
Stefanie Nagorka & Aileen CormackWeb of Dreams: Site-specific community-based project with 100+ students providing a healing experience for the community.Santa Rosa High School Front Lawn, on display February & March, 2019.Web-of-Dreams


BACKGROUND

This opportunity was open to artists, or artist teams to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. In proximity to the one-year anniversary of the wildfires, this funding is to support artists to produce and present community-based projects in response to the fires that activate public spaces. Projects will be temporary installations that are in public places or within public view for as little as one day or up to 3 months.