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Call for Proposals – 2 MA Public Art Projects – due 3/9/12

Two Calls for Entries for Public Art Creative Signifier Projects

Lowell, Massachusetts

Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2012


The two projects are open to U.S. artists. Artists from Lowell and surrounding communities are encouraged to apply.

Project Summary

The City of Lowell, Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) and Lowell National Historical Park (LNHP) invite artists to apply for two public art projects:

1. Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center creative signifier

Budget: $100,000- $125,000. Finalists will receive a $1,000 proposal development fee.

Download the LNHP Visitor Center RFQ.

2. Point Park creative entranceway feature

Budget: $150,000-200,000. Finalists will receive a $1,000 proposal development fee. Fundraising for this project is in progress.

Download the Point Park RFQ.

Download the Hamilton Canal District Public Art Master Plan for background information and site photos of both projects.


Christina Lanzl
Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The Urban Arts Institute’s Director of Programs Christina Lanzl founded and co-chairs the Placemaking Network at the Boston Society of Architects/AIA. The group is dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue and education on an integrated public realm and investigates ways to enrich the built environment. A monthly seminar series features experts in the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering, public art and related fields. Please send an email to to propose a topic or a speaker.

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