City Art Collaboratory aims to catalyze crossdisciplinary connections for STEM professionals with a variety of interests and skills, and is not limited to any one field of research or expertise.
Deadline: July 09, 2012
“Public Art Saint Paul (PASP) seeks individuals working in STEM professions (science, technology, engineering and math) for a unique collaborative learning opportunity. City Art Collaboratory is a new professional development program that aims to catalyze questions, conversations and collaborations among artists and STEM professionals, creatively engaging them within the urban environments and contexts of Minnesota’s Capital City. City Art Collaboratory aims to catalyze crossdisciplinary connections for STEM professionals with a variety of interests and skills, and is not limited to any one field of research or expertise. This year’s program fellows will engage broadly with the topic of the environment, with the Mississippi River as their backdrop.
Public artists and STEM professionals practicing in urban environments and contexts share a desire to explore and impact the complex systems of the city. Opportunities for public artists and STEM professionals to meet one another and collaborate are rare, yet these disparate fields can benefit from the creative connections that come from seeing, hearing, experiencing, and conversing together in the language of the city.
City Art Collaboratory is an innovative new professional development program. Throughout 2012-13 The Collaboratory will engage 7 artist fellows in a series of facilitated field trips, discussions, and public gatherings on themes inspired by urgent environmental challenges and opportunities in and around the Mississippi River. These experiences will be documented and shared online, spurring broader creative conversations about the future of sustainability in Saint Paul and beyond.
In the longterm, The Collaboratory program will cultivate an expanded group of public artists equipped with the knowledge and connections needed to create relevant artwork in contemporary urban environments and contexts. In short, it will catalyze cross-disciplinary exploration, conversation and collaboration for renewed civic life and environmental sustainability…”