Workshop helps with public art proposals

The city of Ashland Public Arts Commission will present Going Public: Creating Art for Public
Spaces, a one-day workshop to assist working artists develop strategies to successfully compete
for public art projects at the state and national level.

Keynoter Horatio Law, a multimedia installation artist, community residency and public artist,
will address “Public Art and Community Engagement.” The workshop program will feature
moderated panel discussions with nationally-recognized public artists, fabricators and installers
sharing strategies for responding successfully to an “request for qualifications” (RFQ), organizing effective
fabrication/installation teams, constructing project budgets, approaches to generating site-
specific ideas and other issues.

Vendor and materials suppliers exhibit area will be open following the workshop.

The workshop, co-sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Center for the
Arts Creative Industries at Southern Oregon University, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21,in Meese Auditorium in the Art Building at the SOU Center for the Visual Arts, 555 Indiana Street, Ashland.

There is a workshop fee of $25 (free admission for students). Advanced online registration at is required. Registration closes Tuesday, April 17.

Breakfast pastries, coffee and lunch are included.

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