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Lake Country seeks artist to create $50,000 interactive public display

An interactive light sculpture outside the Lowry Centre in the U.K. The District of Lake Country is offering $50,000 to build a public art work that involves the viewer.
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March 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Lake Country is looking to spend up to $50,000 on a new piece of interactive, public art.

“Lake Country invites artists to create an Interactive Sculpture/Artwork that invites engagement of the viewers. The artist would also participate in several public events that will take place in Lake Country during the summer 2017,” the Lake Country Public Art Commission website says.

The successful bid will incorporate moving parts, lights or projections or will enable the viewer to participate or even become part of the art themselves. Sound, sensors and movement triggers are also encouraged.

“Artists are asked to consider this special anniversary for our country when designing the artwork, but rather than being restricted to the past 150 years, to look beyond this date, and to consider the future,” the website says.

The location of the sculpture will be determined after it is finished and will become property of Lake Country. The winning artist will be chosen by a jury based on the merits of the artist and the quality of the design.

An honorarium of up to $50,000 is available.

“One goal of this public art project is to offer events for general public participation,” the website says. “Such activities may include art talks, performances, displays, demonstrations, or other events that will be inspired by the art being created. Creating this artwork in a park, as much as is possible, will be an important aspect of the symposium part of the Public Art project.”

Proposals must be received by April 15 with selection taking place April 30.

For detailed submission criteria visit the Lake Country Public Art Commission website.

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