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Easthampton City Arts (ECA) the ECA Public Art Committee, the Easthampton Planning Department, and Department of Public Works are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Design Plan for a new, original, environmentally-focused public art installation and/or design features that will be fabricated and installed on or adjacent to Emerald Place in the New City neighborhood of Easthampton, MA. The selected Artist/Designer will create a Design Plan for a public installation that will address the local impacts of climate/environmental change.

Please note: this initial funding — an honorarium of $5,000 — will support the development of the Design Plan only; additional funding will be provided at a later date to support the fabrication and installation of the proposed project. The review committee is looking for original proposals for a process by which a cohesive design for a permanent installation — related to climate change and/or environmental impact — will emerge through a strategic sequencing of research, community engagement, and thoughtful synthesization. Additional details regarding the process, timeline, and specifications are included here. An application information session will take place via Google Meet on Tuesday October 10th at 5:30pm.

This project is being funded with an Action Grant from the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Please share this opportunity with any artists, designers, environmentalists, educators, and/or activists that you think might be a good fit for this project!