For the third summer in a row, the HousEART Project will be producing large-scale, high quality temporary art on foreclosed homes. This year HousEART will extend beyond Providence to include neighborhoods in other parts of Rhode Island. We are hoping to produce ten HousEART projects in a short time this summer, and are looking for artists to direct each of the HousEART artworks.
*Artists will receive a $400 stipend
*An entire house slated for rehab or demolition will be your canvas. Many of the properties have boarded windows, to create a very big surface. Painting, sculpting, stencils, postering--anything goes!
*Teens from the neighborhood of the respective HousEART projects will be recruited to assist the artists for a $150 stipend. Each artist will work with 1-2 teen assistants.
*Artworks are restricted to imagery without text. Supplies will be acquired inexpensively or by donation. This is an exciting opportunity to create artwork in a very large, public forum on a temporary surface. While HousEART offers near-complete artistic liberty to participating artists, they are encouraged to consider the temporary nature of the HousEART and the interests of the community when designing their project.
*Interested artists should email Lydia Stein with a brief proposal for your project, with the subject-heading HOUSEART. Submissions will be accepted through July 22. Projects will be created in August.