VietAID, in conjunction with the Boston Art Commission, announces that the Request for Qualifications for the Freedom Public Art Project in Dorchester, MA is now on-line and accepting applications from artists. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 20. There is an open meeting / Q & A session and site visit at the Field House at Doherty-Gibson Park on May 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
The link to the on-line application is:www.callforentry.org
There is no fee to apply – all that’s needed is a resume, an artist’s statement, and up to 10 images of past work.
Additional information about the Freedom Public Art Project is available on the Viet-AID website at:Freedom Public Art Project
The Selection Panel will announce three finalists from among the applications by July 18. The finalists will then each receive an honorarium to create a site specific proposal. The proposals will be presented at a public meeting October 20, and remain on view for public comment through October. The winning proposal will be announced in early November.
For more information, please contact JeanMineo@aol.com.
By Kevin C. Peterson
The Boston Herald
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
VietAID had more than 50 youth, residents and staff participate in the City of Boston’s annual Boston Shines Clean-Up on Saturday, May 3rd. Youth from VietAID’s VSPY after-school program cleaned a vacant lot on Geneva Ave across from the Fields Corner T station, which had long been neglected and unused. Teams of youth and adults cleaned residential streets in the Fields Corner neighborhood. Afterward, everyone celebrated their hard work at a cookout sponsored by VietAID.