About the Project:

Inspired by the town’s history, the anchor represents Freeport’s heritage as a port city. As part of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s Art Public Spaces program, Freeport’s cast concrete anchors will be placed in front of sponsor businesses, public parks, city buildings, churches and Hammock Bay Regional Sports Complex among other identified locations within the City of Freeport. 

The project aims to bring visibility to Walton County’s thriving artist community and provide the City of Freeport beautification and a sense of place. Artists selected to participate in the Art in Public Spaces beautification program will use their time and talents to provide cultural enrichment, support commerce and tourism, and leave a legacy for future generations.

Artists are invited to review the criteria below and submit proposals to beautify a cast concrete anchor. Specs shown on mockup anchor below (64" x 72") 


Artist Call Criteria:

  1. Artist must be either a Walton County Resident, own a Walton County business/gallery, and/or be a member of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County.
  2. Artist to provide 3-5 examples of past artwork. Sculpture or 3D art examples are a plus.
  3. If artist would like to provide a mockup of an idea, download anchor mockup here.
  4. Artwork must be appropriate to the general public and family-friendly. 
  5. A stipend of $1,000 will be provided to purchase art supplies and materials; any materials needed above and beyond the allocated amount will be the responsibility of the artist. A sealant will be applied upon completion. 
  6. Artist must disclose materials that will be used in production so they may be approved by the Anchored in Freeport Committee.  
  7. Artist will be required to provide a plan for maintenance, cleaning and upkeep to present to the Anchored in Freeport Committee and shared with the City of Freeport to preserve the sculptures integrity.
  8. Artist will supply headshot and bio for promotional use.
     

Timeline:

  • Artist Call LIVE May 15, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. CST
  • Artist submissions due by June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • Artists chosen by July 22, 2024 
  • Artists to work on anchors beginning August 5, 2024

*Timeline is subject to change.
 


The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County seeks emerging and established visual artists for its Public Artist Directory.

Selected applicants are eligible for inclusion on the CAA's Art in Public Spaces web page. This database will be shared for participation in various Walton County projects, and artists may be contracted to design, fabricate, and install public art. Artwork sites may include properties such as local businesses, libraries, recreation centers, parks, sidewalks, and more.

Artists will be selected for the database based on history of past work, community engagement, and ability to collaborate with the CAA employees and project liaisons. A selection panel will convene to screen all eligible applications.

For questions, contact Courtney Malone at courtney@culturalartsalliance.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume or C/V
  • Artist Bio
  • Minimum Three (3) Examples of Previous Projects
  • Work Description: image, title, media, date, dimensions, location (if site-specific), materials, project budget, commissioning entity
  • Three (3) References

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (FL)