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Call for Public Artists for Samatar Crossing

The City of Minneapolis is seeking up to (three) 3 artists to collaborate on the design of public artwork for Samatar Crossing. Artists of any discipline - including spoken word, poetry, graphic design, and visual arts - are invited to apply. 

Samatar Crossing is named in honor of Hussein Samatar, a former Minneapolis School Board member who was the first Somali-American elected to public office in Minneapolis. The crossing is symbolic of Hussein Samatar’s life and values. Samatar spent his life making connections between immigrant communities – especially the Somali community – and the mainstream. The bridge serves as a reminder of his work – as a reconnection between downtown and the West Bank.

Pop-Up Resource CenterOctober 2, 3-6 p.m.Mixed Blood Theatre1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Springboard for the Arts staff will be onsite to help artists prepare applications, document artworks (video and photography), and answer any questions artists have about preparing applications for the call.

Amount: $10-12,000 for participation in the design process for the project. There is approximately $120,000 in additional funding for the fabrication and installation of art.
Deadline: All potential applicants must submit their Intent to Apply no later than 4 p.m.October 9. Early submission is recommended.

Find the Call for Artists on the City of Minneapolis website.

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