Monument Lab is excited to announce an artist opportunity through the ARCH Project (Art Remediating Campus Histories) – a multi-year collaboration with the students, staff, faculty and alums of Bryn Mawr College to commission a lasting campus artwork. The goal: to respond to the legacy of exclusionary practices at the College. Informed by a year of engaged research led by Monument Lab on campus, this vital work builds upon ongoing grassroots and College-supported efforts to reveal and repair harm, ensuring a reckoning with Bryn Mawr College’s history and a clear-sighted look at the way to a future of inclusion and reconciliation.
On behalf of the College, Monument Lab and a circle of campus collaborators have extended an open call to artists to propose a lasting campus public artwork in response to the question, What stories are missing from Bryn Mawr College? Interested artists are invited to submit a statement of interest along with work samples and a C.V. through an online form, due November 8, 2022. Upon receipt of artist submissions, the project’s Artist Advisory Committee will recommend 5 artists. These finalists will be invited to campus for optional site visits and asked to submit a final proposal. Finalists are compensated $4,000 for this proposal stage.
The budget for the final selected project is $560,000 with an artist fee of $112,000.
In late March 2023, artists will be invited to share their proposals with the College community publicly through in-person presentations. Informed by community feedback, the Artist Advisory Committee’s decision-making process will result in final recommendations that will be delivered to the College’s Board of Trustees. Based on the Committee’s recommendations, the Board will make a final decision by late April 2023.
Key Dates for the ARCH Project
- October 6, 2022 : Launch of Open Call for Artist Ideas
- October 27, 2022: Informational Artist Webinar
- November 8, 2022 : Close of Open Call for Artist Ideas
- December 5, 2022 : Five Semi-Finalists Notified
- February 2023 : Site visits for Semi-Finalists
- March 3, 2023 : Semi-Finalist Proposals Due
- March 30, 2023 : Semi-Finalist Presentations
- May 2023 : Public Announcement of Final Artist
Questions? Contact [email protected]