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Americans for the Arts PAN Year In Review 2017

You will submit this application online using PublicArtist.org.

 
Activated: 02/13/2017
Deadline: 03/20/2017 5:00 PM Central Time
 
Call Summary
The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Two or more public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art. Recognized projects are available in the Online Database and information about past presentations can be found on the Annual Presentations page.
 
Eligibility
To be eligible for PAN Year in Review, permanent artworks must have been completed and open to the public by December of the calendar year that is under consideration. Temporary artworks must have been open and accessible during part or all of the calendar year that is under consideration. Public artworks are considered temporary if the planned life of the project is up to 2 years.

In addition to the above, public artworks being considered for submission must reach the following criteria:

- Creativity in project design and approach
- Excellence in concept, skill and implementation of a unique, artistic vision
- Innovative use and suitability of materials for intended duration of project
- Sensitivity and responsiveness to site and its context, and physical and social conditions
- Success with which the project is perceived to resonate with and engage its intended audience

The application opens from February to March. Applications are accepted through an online submission form only. Membership to Americans for the Arts is not required to apply for the PAN Year in Review. Applicants are notified of the selection results by May and the presentation of the selected works is held in conjunction with the Annual Convention. A letter of acknowledgement, certificate of recognition and invitation to a blog salon are sent to the artists and commissioning agency after the Annual Convention. (Please note that the timeline is subject to change.)
 
Application Requirements
Work examples: 1 - 6  
  • Image dimensions: 1200 x 1200 pixels
  • Video dimensions: 720 x 480 (width x height) pixels in formats (AVI,MOV,MP4,WMV)
 
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
 
Selection Information
Selection Process
Up to three jurors are selected each year based on recommendations from the PAN Council. The jurors review the hundreds of applications and are asked to select up to 50 public artworks to highlight the most compelling public artworks. The jurors are selected from professionals in the public art field or related fields. Typically, there is one public artist, one public art administrator, and a professional from a complementary field such as curator, planning, art history, architecture and the like.

Jurors are selected with care to their professional backgrounds and relationship to the public art field. Americans for the Arts and the PAN Council support in full the selections made by the jurors.

For an update on the jurors visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org/YIR

To select the artworks, the jurors are asked to consider the above criteria and are provided with a mission statement and guidelines to support their selection process while encouraging a balanced listing of exemplary projects.

The mission for the jurors is as follows:

The PAN Year in Review (YiR) honors and recognizes exemplary permanent and temporary public art completed during the year. The survey of outstanding projects reflects a broad range of artistic responses and approaches to the challenge of creating art in the public realm. YiR selections should be innovative and imaginative art projects that fulfill their public goals and are inspiring to their intended audience, which includes artists, commissioning agencies and their communities. Selections are to demonstrate ways artists can engage site, community and social spaces.

The criteria and mission provided to the jurors help to clarify the intention of the PAN Year in Review based on recommendations from the PAN Council and supported by Americans for the Arts. It is the goal of the PAN Year in Review to represent excellence in the field. To that end, the jurors are encouraged to select a balanced group of exemplary projects that represent the public art field in its breadth and diversity. While it is understood that the outcome is dependent upon the quality of the submittals and fully respect the curatorial choices of the panel, the jurors are asked to consider a balance of projects from different budget categories, comparing projects of similar budget size and to select a balance of permanent and temporary work as each type of project represents their own unique challenges.

Jurors are asked if they have or have had a direct relationship to the design or development of an artwork, such as project manager, artist or director of a program then they are to recuse themselves from reviewing and voting on the applications associated with that public art project.
 
Selection Criteria
To be eligible for PAN Year in Review, permanent artworks must have been completed and open to the public by December of the calendar year that is under consideration. Temporary artworks must have been open and accessible during part or all of the calendar year that is under consideration. Public artworks are considered temporary if the planned life of the project is up to 2 years.

In addition to the above, public artworks being considered for submission must reach the following criteria:

- Creativity in project design and approach
- Excellence in concept, skill and implementation of a unique, artistic vision
- Innovative use and suitability of materials for intended duration of project
- Sensitivity and responsiveness to site and its context, and physical and social conditions
- Success with which the project is perceived to resonate with and engage its intended audience
 
Timeline
The application opens from February to March. Applications are accepted through an online submission form only. Membership to Americans for the Arts is not required to apply for the PAN Year in Review. Applicants are notified of the selection results by May and the presentation of the selected works is held in conjunction with the Annual Convention. A letter of acknowledgement, certificate of recognition and invitation to a blog salon are sent to the artists and commissioning agency after the Annual Convention. (Please note that the timeline is subject to change.)

For a complete and updated timeline visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org/YIR
 
Additional Resources
http://www.AmericansForTheArts.org/YIR
 
Contact Information (for questions about the details of this call. For site questions email us.)
Patricia Walsh
Public Art Programs Manager
1000 Vermont Ave, NW, 6th Floor
Washington DC 20005 United States
pwalsh@artsusa.org
202.371.2830
 
Delivery Information
Applications will NOT be accepted by Postal Mail
Do NOT send applications by email.

 

 
 
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