City Seeks Artists for Art of Data Project
Published on September 12, 2022
Coral Springs, FL – The City of Coral Springs is seeking artists to create pieces for their upcoming exhibit, Art of Data, which will be on display at Coral Springs City Hall (9500 W Sample Rd.) in spring 2023.
Creative and numerical worlds will collide with the Art of Data, a collaborative exhibit from the City of Coral Springs Office of Budget, Intergovernmental, Strategy, and Sustainability that asks artists to take city data and interpret it through their own artistic medium. Regularly used to uncover patterns, determine future expenditures, track environmental change, and more, data is an important tool used by municipalities to make everyday decisions. This exhibit will explore what happens when common statistics are morphed into a visual representation.
According to City of Coral Springs Financial Data Analyst, Marissa Williams, the exhibit, which has been shown successfully in other cities nationwide, has the power to fuse two types of thinking into one visual representation that community members can more easily understand and interpret.
“We are excited for this exhibit because it reimagines data, and it will strive to advance the understanding of the performance and function of municipal government,” Williams said. “In Coral Springs, we are always looking for transparent and creative ways to effectively communicate city data to the community, and this exhibit does just that.”
Eligibility: Professional artists at least 18 years old who are living or working within the tri-county area (Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach) are eligible to apply. The eight selected artists are responsible for development and execution of all necessary aspects of design and fabrication, performance, and foundation or bases, as needed.
Budget: Each selected artist will each be given a $250 stipend to help offset the cost of necessary supplies. There is no application fee.
Selection Process: The Office of Budget, Intergovernmental, Strategy, and Sustainability will convene a selection panel to evaluate submissions. The selection panel and project advisors shall work together to review conceptual proposals, resumes, and images of recent and relevant work submitted by applicants.
Important Dates and Deadlines: Informational meetings will take place on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14. Each applicant or team must submit for review a letter of intent to the selection panel on or before close of business, November 11, 2022.
More information and the artist application can be found at coralsprings.gov/artofdata.
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