Applications for public art commissions are always a welcome topic for artists. Beyond the usual questions about application preparation, many applicants for public art projects want to know specifics about how to make their materials standout to win jobs.
Join visual artist and independent cultural strategist Estrella Esquilín, as she expertly navigates the process of applying for public art opportunities, while also offering strategies to: improve your application for more substantial projects; refine your project self-selection process; and acquire invaluable tips for strengthening your cover letters and artist statements.
This session will be held online from 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM ET.
Esquilín’s presentation will be followed by an interactive workshop engaging session participants.
Participants will be divided into breakout rooms on Zoom. Registrants will be responsible for bringing 1 – 2 questions and/or 1 – 2 items that pertain to an application they are working on. Each room will be facilitated by an Office for Public Art staff member. The guest speaker will spend 10 minutes in each breakout room to answer questions and provide feedback before being rotated to the next room.
Estrella Esquilín (she/her) is a visual artist and independent cultural strategist with decades of experience working to support arts workers within large and small universities, local government and nonprofit organizations. Based in the Southwest, Esquilín is curious about how people interact with, relate to, and impact each other in built and natural environments. She embeds her values of integrity, compassion, candor, community, service and creativity into her studio practice, administrative processes, program design, and creative professional development to narrow gaps of inequity within arts and culture.
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