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Call to Artists: AACC Community Public Art Installation

Virginia Beach Arts
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The City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach (AACC), is looking to create a dynamic, site-specific work of temporary public art that reflects the Center’s mission to connect, preserve, and celebrate Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County’s African American culture dating from the mid-1600s to the present. The artwork will inform and educate the public about African Americans’ achievements in business, politics, religion, city organization, to include African American history as well as inform Hampton Roads that this is the future site of the AACC.
Download application here: https://goo.gl/gxy8hK


Bring awareness to the site as the future home of the African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach, the community and its history.

Relate thematically to the African American Cultural Center’s mission and goals as well as the history of the neighborhood and surrounding community.

Engage the community throughout the process.

A substantial community-based temporary work of public art.

The design must be engineered and secured to withstand unsupervised public interaction, winds up to 135 mph on vertical elements, and the natural elements including seasonal changes.

Submission deadline: May 7
Panel review and possible video interviews: week of May 14
Finalist notification: by May 18
Design review phases, fabrication and installation schedule for art coordinated with project construction: by June 8
Completion date: Summer 2018

Download application here: https://goo.gl/gxy8hK