As part of Bank of America’s Community Resiliency Grant Program, the City of Durham Cultural and Public Art Program is collaborating with Keep Durham Beautiful and Durham Parks and Recreation to invite artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications to create groundplane art at Lakeview Park by applying for the Pre-Qualified Artist Registry.
Local and regional artists are invited to apply for an upcoming groundplane public art project at Lakeview Park, located at 3500 Dearborn Drive in Durham. The site-specific public art installation will be a ground plane inclusive mural located to the right of the playground on the existing cement pad to engage people of various abilities in play and exploration. The budget for this project is $7,000, to complete the public art project, including community engagement, artist-design, fabrication, and documentation of the artwork.
Lakeview Park is a wooded park in northeast Durham across from Lakeview Secondary School. The park features a baseball/softball field, basketball court, grill, picnic shelter and tables, restroom facility, and a water fountain. A new playground is being installed at Lakeview Park.
The Community Resiliency Grant Program, led by the Arbor Day Foundation and Bank of America, funds programs that drive green infrastructure projects, expand tree equity, and increase resiliency in urban communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Keep Durham Beautiful is also focusing its efforts in Durham’s Braggtown neighborhood by hosting community tree planning events, environmental art and education, and community education to increase urban canopy.
Pre-Qualified Artist Registry
This call is open to all artists who have applied to the Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry, with preference given to those living within the County of Durham. Candidates must either identify as or partner with a professional artist, designer, or fabricator, eligible to work in the United States, and age 18 and older. The City encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply. Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability. All applications must be in digital format and include an artist statement, photos of previous work, a personal resume(s), and references.
Full submission guidelines, project details, and submission portal are available here.
For information about the public art project, please contact the Cultural & Public Art Program staff here:
Cultural & Public Arts Program Assistant
Phone: 919-560-4197, ext. 21238
Cultural & Public Arts Program Manager
Phone: 919-560-4197, ext. 21245.