Call for Art

Background
Urban Adamah (Adamah = Earth in Hebrew) is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action to build loving, just and sustainable communities. Urban Adamah (UA) offers a wide range of programs for children, adults, and families, reaching over 10,000 participants annually.

UA has built a new, permanent campus at Harrison and Sixth Street in West Berkeley. The campus includes a variety of growing areas for annual and perennial crops as well as facilities (by end of year these will include an administration building, yurt, teaching kitchen, fellows residence, bathhouse and program tents).

Our intention is to create a space that is highly functional for our programs as well as inviting, inspiring, and beautiful. We have not yet commissioned any original artwork for the site. We are seeking an artist to design and install two pieces of complementary art for our formal entranceway and welcome center which will inform people about our core values and express appreciation for all who have contributed to the creation of our beautiful site. Pieces will complement the existing aesthetics of the site and further develop the motifs and “language” of the site. The art must be highly durable outside and easily withstand both water and intense sun

Scope of Work
A full scope of work can be downloaded here.

Award/Prize: The selected artist(s) will be awarded a $1,500 stipend for each project. All materials and installation costs of selected projects will be covered by additional funds from Urban Adamah. 

Timeline
October 15, 2017: Submissions due.
November 15, 2017: Selection of artist(s) made
March 1, 2018: Installation complete. Date flexible if dry weather is needed for creation and/or installation.

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