SHIFTboston is launching a competition, seeking to collect visions that aim to enhance and electrify the urban experience in Boston. They’re looking for innovative, radical ideas for new city elements such as public art, landscape, architecture, urban intervention, and transportation. Competitors could explore topics such as the future city, energy efficiency, and ecological urbanism. The winning entry will receive a cash prize and will present at the SHIFTboston Forum at The Institute of Contemporary Art on January 14, 2010, and will be displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway cars, and postcards throughout the Metro Boston area. For information visit www.shiftboston.org or their blog.
Deadline: Submissions due Friday, December 11.
Letters of inquiry are currently being accepted for Cinereach Grants, ranging from $5000 to $50,000 for film projects in any stage. Deadline for letters of inquiry: December 1, 2009. Past recipients of Cinereach grants include Marlo Poras (Film & Video Fellow ’05), director of Run Granny Run, for her current project The Mosuo Sisters. Cinereach is a nonprofit that “facilitates the creation of films that challenge, excite, innovate, offer new perspectives, and inspire action.”
Public Artists: A commission opportunity from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for an artist to design, fabricate, and install a bronze statue of a state trooper in full uniform for the exterior entrance at the front and center of the new State Police Headquarters in Scituate, Rhode Island. For questions regarding the submission of materials, or the scope of the project, please contact Elizabeth Keithline, email@example.com.
Deadline: Request for Proposals must be received by December 1, 2009
Filmmakers: Central Productions has announced their annual call for submissions to the 9th Annual Boston Cinema Census hosted by the Brattle Theatre.
Deadline: February 10, 2010
Photo Credit: Beacon Hill from the present site of the reservoir between Hancock & Temple Streets, Accession No.: 07_10_000109, Cab. No.: Cab 23.58.1, Lithographer: J.H. Bufford & Co., Date: 1898 (approximate), Genre: Photographs; Lithographs, Description: Copy photograph of color lithograph by J.H. Bufford’s Lithography, from original watercolor drawing done on the spot in 1811-1812 by John Ruebens Smith. The lithograph was published in 1858 by Smith, Knight & Tappan, 186 Washington Street. Boston Public Library Print Department.