Connect Historic Boston Launches Public Art Ideas Competition

Connect Historic Boston is an initiative between the National Park Service (NPS) and the City of Boston’s Transportation Department to make walking, biking, and taking the T to National Park Service sites and other destinations in downtown Boston easy and fun. As part of this initiative we are expanding our outreach with a Public Art Ideas competition.

We welcome submissions by New England (ME, MA, NH, VT, RI and CT) University and College Students (graduate and undergraduate) from all fields, particularly the visual and performing arts, landscape architecture, design and engineering.

We want to see YOUR ideas of how best to celebrate this initiative. How would you call attention to public transportation and historical sites? How do you engage and activate the streets, infrastructure, stations, waterways, sites and even transportation itself, enhancing the experience of moving through the city? What are the opportunities to create a memorable event or intervention that celebrates city life? Is it performative, ephemeral, temporal or virtual? Can you imagine a Hubway (bikeshare) ballet? A light, sound or video installation? A ferry parade?

The scope is broad and far-reaching, but whatever you conjure up MUST relate to transportation, movement and place.

Click here for [.pdf link to Connect Historic Boston IDEAS Competition] for more information, including the submission form.

DEADLINE: 5PM, April 5, 2013

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