Application Deadline Approaching for 2021-22 Art on the River Exhibit
The City of Dubuque Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs continues to accept sculpture proposals for the 2021-22 Art on the River public art sculpture exhibit, to be held along the Mississippi Riverwalk in the Port of Dubuque from August 2021 through July 2022.
The deadline to apply is by 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, May 24, 2021.
Access to the online form is available at www.cityofdubuque.org/AOTRapply. A PDF of the online application is able for download to assist with application preparation.
Successful applications will propose sculptures that draw upon this year's selected theme of "Resiliency Flows", identified by a community planning committee to solicit works that speak to ideas of resiliency, in relation to community resolve and vitality in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic or addressing ongoing efforts for social justice.
Existing sculptures, as well as concept proposals for new sculptural work, are encouraged. Both permanent and semi-permanent works will be considered.
Up to ten sculptural works will be selected for the exhibition on display at the Port of Dubuque from August 2021 to July 2022.
There is no fee to apply and artists can submit completed works or those to be fabricated by Summer 2021 install dates. Artists can submit multiple sculptures for consideration but must complete a separate application for each artwork.
Selected artists receive a $1,800 stipend for each work included in the exhibition. Additional cash prizes of $1,000 for Best in Show and $200 for People’s Choice are also available.
Artworks are encouraged to be for sale as the City makes special efforts to promote purchasing throughout the year. The City coordinates all financial transactions related to sales of artwork and retains a 25 percent commission of the retail price. Art on the River
is part of the Dubuque City Council’s ongoing efforts to foster diverse arts and culture experiences that will improve the social and cultural vibrancy of the community. Since its inception, the program has featured 132 sculptures representing the work of 82 artists. The Port of Dubuque's 90-acre riverfront campus welcomes 200,000+ visitors each year with features like the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, the Grand River Center, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, Diamond Jo Casino, the historic Dubuque Star Brewery, Dubuque Shot Tower, and the Port of Dubuque Marina.
More information is available at www.cityofdubuque.org/artontheriver
or by contacting City of Dubuque Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator Jenni Petersen-Brant at firstname.lastname@example.org