Bryn Mawr College’s ARCH Project (Art Remediating Campus Histories), in partnership with Monument Lab, is a multi-year collaboration to design a process and commission a campus public artwork that responds to the legacy of exclusionary practices at the College. This vital work builds on previous and ongoing College-supported efforts by students, staff, alumni, and faculty 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? In response to this call, 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, if they would like to be considered for the project. Upon receipt of artist submissions, the project’s Artist Advisory Committee will select 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.
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 a final recommendation that will be delivered to the College’s Board of Trustees. Based on the Committee’s recommendation, the Board will make a final decision by late April 2023.
The budget for the final selected project is $560,000 with an artist fee at $112,000.