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Applications For 2021 Adirondack Chairs by 48 Blocks Atlantic City; Deadline May 14

Applications For 2021 Adirondack Chairs by 48 Blocks Atlantic City; Deadline May 14

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- 48 Blocks Atlantic City, a program of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation (ACAF), is a citywide arts & cultural celebration that includes Atlantic City’s largest mural arts program. Each year the Special Improvement Division of the CRDA supplies ACAF with a quantity of Adirondack chairs, on which artists may paint, sculpt or otherwise create.  They are currently seeking artists to paint, sculpt or otherwise create artistic Adirondack chairs,  which will be placed on public view when completed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All application materials must be received no later than five o’clock in the evening (5:00pm) EST on May 14, 2021 for consideration.

Single, double, and triple chairs are available this year. Their program emphasizes a focus on artistic freedom and expression, encouraging participating artists to bring their personal artistic visions to life to guarantee a diverse range of styles and content on the chairs showcased along the Boardwalk and in parks in Atlantic City.

The Atlantic City Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public access to art and fostering community art education in Atlantic City. The program 48 Blocks Atlantic City is produced in partnership with Stockton University.

Click here for the online application. Applications must be received by May 14, 2021 at 5:00pm (EST).

SELECTION PROCESS: Submissions will be reviewed by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation staff and board member(s). Artists will be notified no later than May 25, 2021.

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SELECTION CRITERIA: Applications will be reviewed on (including but not limited to) the following criteria:

* Appropriateness of qualifications for the project - applicants with experience working in the proposed medium

* Potential for artist’s work to enrich Atlantic City

* Probability of successful execution and completion of project within the proposed timeframe

* Completeness of application



* ACAF will reimburse artists for materials/tools costs within a pre-approved budget.

* ACAF will provide artists with a $300 artist stipend for single chairs, $550 for doubles, and $800 for triples.

* Artists must have a space in which to create their work. 

* Artists living more than 10 miles from Atlantic City may have to pick up and return the chair.

* CRDA will weatherproof completed chairs & place them within the City. Chair location is at CRDA’s discretion.

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* Applications are open to any artists who abide by the program guidelines.

* Artists may apply as an individual or group; however, the budget & stipend provided is per chair, not per person.


ARTIST AGREEMENT: Selected artists will be required to sign and comply with the Artist Agreement.



* Chairs must be able to withstand outdoor conditions & active use on the Atlantic City Boardwalk or in an Atlantic City park.

* Chairs must retain full usability as a seat.  Nothing additional can be attached to the chair.

* The artist must be able to keep the content of their work “family friendly”: no nudity or overtly sexual themes, hate speech or glorification of violence. The artist will be asked to refrain from painting anything that defames or invades the rights of any person, living or dead, or anything that could be construed as harmful to a third party.

* The artist may not reproduce any copyrighted material.

The Atlantic City Arts Foundation’s diverse programs & partnerships activate community pride & civic self-esteem through interaction with public art, including the city’s largest mural arts program. The Atlantic City Arts Foundation exists to foster an environment in which diverse arts and cultural programs enrich the quality of life for residents of and visitors to Atlantic City.

They envision Atlantic City as a community in which residents, businesses, government, employees, and visitors value arts and culture as a means to stimulate economic development, encourage civic engagement, and promote community well-being.

originally published: 05/11/2021

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