Since it's inception in 1989, Dublin Arts Councilís Art in Public Places program has garnered extensive local and national attention. Publications such as the New York Times and Landscape and Architecture Magazine have recognized this outstanding program. Dublin Arts Council's Art in Public Places program remains the only on going public art program in Ohio.
Dublin is a historic city located along the Scioto River, 20 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio's State Capitol. The City of Dublin's rich agricultural history dates back to the early seventeenth century. Modern Dublin is a progressive community that balances preservation and innovation with a remarkable commitment to all its residents. Dublin's governing body recognizes the role that the arts play in enriching the quality life. The City of Dublin has made a long-term commitment to Dublin Arts Council's Art in Public Places program. This partnership fosters the installation and development of public art in Dublin's many parks and public buildings.
Dublin Arts Center and its surrounding grounds are imbued with a tangible sense of history. Charles and Sadie Krumm built the French Eclectic styled house that overlooks the Scioto River in 1941. Later Eleanor Gelpi, a pioneering businesswoman and champion for the arts, developed the home and property into a Central Ohio showcase. The City of Dublin purchased this historic estate with the intention of turning the site into a cultural arts center.
The dawning of 2002 marks Dublin Arts Center's transition from private residence to community cornerstone. The rolling grounds that encircle Dublin Arts Center stretch down to the banks of the Scioto River. Thematic gardens and walking paths will eventually grace the property. Dublin Arts Center, including the surrounding landscape, is a public destination meant to nurture the artistic spirit of our community.
Application materials are due Friday, March 29, 2002, by 5:00 PM. Materials should be sent to:
AiPP Call for Entries
Dublin Arts Council
7125 Riverside Drive
Dublin, OH 43016
Application materials should include:
(Do not staple or bind these materials)
- Ten 35 mm slides enclosed in a plastic view sheet
- 4 copies of slide inventory list
- 4 copies of current resume
- 4 copies of any supplemental materials, such as reviews, news articles, and other related information.
- A self-addressed stamped enveloped large enough to return all materials.
Dublin Arts Council must receive application materials by Friday, March 29, 2002.† Please note this is not a postmark deadline. Three finalists will be selected based on application materials submitted.
Each finalist will be awarded $1,000 for the development of a proposal due Friday, August 30, 2002. These proposals need to include a maquette, a realistic budget up to $150,000, and a two to ten page narrative.
For more information regarding Dublin Arts Council Seventh Annual Art in Public Places Competition, please visit the web site at www.dublinarts.org or contact Jennifer Ralph at (614) 889-7444.