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Chattanooga, TN

City Artist (Artist in Residence Program)

City of Chattanooga/Public Art Chattanooga

Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) is delighted to launch our City Artist Program. Partnering with Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT), we are seeking artist applications to join City staff and City partners as the inaugural City Artist, an artist-in-residence embedded within the City of Chattanooga to incorporate artistic vision and the creative process in the early planning stages of City projects and systems. In its pilot year, the City Artist position is a one-year part time position with the option to renew for up to one additional year. The City Artist will work 20 hours per week within PAC, CDOT, in studio, and in the field; engaging the community with a specific geographic focus on the Southside Gardens area of Chattanooga.

The City Artist program is intended to expand the skill set of our local and regional artists by providing next level opportunities for early to mid-career artists with a desire to stretch and challenge their artistic practice and work closely with the community. 

Artists must possess experience with and/or a background in any of the following areas: public art, fine arts, mixed media, theater, music, urban design, architecture, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, community development or other arts-related disciplines will be strongly considered. Chattanooga local and regional artists are strongly encouraged to apply, though there is no preference given based on location.

In addition, one must present demonstrated artistic excellence and professional experience, to include community engagement experience; experience with collaborating effectively in various disciplines (e.g., visual art, music, dance, theater, or storytelling); experience with and expressed desire to work collaboratively with a team to develop, propose, and create artworks within the public realm; and experience managing projects involving community partners and budgets exceeding $15,000. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


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