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City commisson seeks proposals for ‘Understory’ art

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is seeking proposals from artists that engage with the community as part of the “Sequim Understory,” a “Creative Placemaking Initiative” that re-envisions Sequim City planning.

Practicing artists of any medium on the Olympic Peninsula who have a background or an interest in community engagement are encouraged to apply.

The commission is looking for proposals that will engage with the community, illustrate, and answer the question: “Who is Sequim to you?”

Artists are asked to create a community engagement plan that creatively addresses this inquiry and creates a final artwork in response.

Artwork can be of any form, including without limitation a painting, song, poem, story, or sculpture, or a performance of theater or dance.

Depending on the medium of the artwork and pandemic conditions, City Arts Advisory Commission staff will work with artists to find the best way to display their artwork.

The two selected artists will each receive a $1,000 stipend for art expenses.

Deadline for submissions is 8 p.m. Monday, March 15. Only digital applications will be considered. To apply, go to: form.jotform.com/alagattuta/ sequimunderstory-artist.

All entries will be juried by the CAAC on March 26, 2021 and artists will be notified of their status by April 1.

Selected artists must complete the final artwork by Oct. 1 for presentation to the public in November 2021.

To apply, artists will need to submit a proposal, work samples and budget plan for art-related expenses.

For more information and application guidelines, visit sequimcityarts.com/call-for-artists.

For more information about Sequim Understory, visit sequimcityarts.com/understory.

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