The public art programs from Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Surprise have joined forces in platFORM, an initiative to offer opportunities for student artists to create sculptures for temporary placement in public places. platFORM aims to provide experiences and education to students, from the application process through installation, in hopes of preparing these emerging artists for future public art opportunities and to gain wider exposure for their artwork.
Students currently enrolled in an arts program at any university, community, or private college within the state of Arizona are eligible to apply. The Request for Proposals is typically released during the spring semester, with artworks installed in September for the duration of one year. www.platform-az.org
Tempe's platFORM sculpture is at the north-east corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, and in front of the Bike Corral at Tempe Beach Park.
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