Creating a more family and kid friendly urban core is a priority in the Macon Action Plan Refresh. Public art presents an opportunity to engage multiple generations, create conversation, and add a touch of whimsy to our downtown public spaces. Creating a Play Path in downtown Macon uses public art to accomplish the goal of creating a more family-friendly downtown district.NewTown Macon’s Main Street board will work with local artists to create a Play Path throughout downtown Macon’s alleyways that features colorful gameboards. These gameboards will create opportunities for play among families and downtown-goers of all ages. Download the call for artists below for a full explanation and requirements for the project.
Application deadline: October 18, 2021
Notification of Award: October 29, 2021
Installation: November 4-7, 2021
$800 per artist per gameboard. Five (5) designs will be chosen. Artists will receive a check after completing installation of their gameboards. Stipend is per awarded artist.
For collectives, groups or organizations, design leaders are responsible for disbursement of funds to supporting team members. Materials and paint will be provided by Main Street Macon.
To apply, email the following materials to Emily Hopkins at email@example.com by 5pm on Monday, October 18:Concept drawing of gameboard, using the template below
Resume with a list of prior mural commissions and 3 digital image examples
500 word or less description of your gameboard concept, including play instructions
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Play Path Submission” as subject line.