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City of El Paso Museums Offer Artist Mentorship Opportunity

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, Public Art Program, invites local artists to apply for an artist mentorship opportunity working alongside established public artist/artist team that will be commissioned to design and fabricate site-integrated artwork or artworks for the upcoming Northgate Transit Terminal, on 9348 Dyer in Northeast El Paso.

The City of El Paso Allied Artist Program provides local artists the opportunity to assist established artists commissioned for major projects in order to gain the technical and administrative expertise needed to compete within the field of public art.  Allied Artists are assigned to commissioned artists based on their level of experience, artistic medium and general interests.  Pre-qualified artists who are chosen for a specific project will be compensated for their service as an Allied Artist.

Only one local artist, who demonstrates an interest and commitment to further develop their abilities in the public art field, will be selected to serve as an Allied Artist under lead artist/artist team. As an Allied Artist, one will be provided a unique opportunity to receive one-on-one training and concentrated learning on the skills necessary to design, and develop a large scale public art project.

Applicants must be residents of the City of El Paso and demonstrate knowledge, experience, and a committed interest in the visual arts.

Interested local artists are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The commissioned artist will be reviewing applications and setting conference calls for interviews in the early months of 2013.

For details on submission requirements and the application process please visit www.elpasoartsandculture.org and click on the “public art opportunities” tab.

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