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College Marks Anniversary with Commissioned Artwork Contest

Bucks County artists are asked to submit proposals by Nov. 1 for an original work to commemorate Bucks County Community College's 50th anniversary .

 

Since its founding nearly 50 years ago, Bucks County Community College has been committed to nurturing the arts and culture in the region. Therefore, as it prepares to mark its golden anniversary in two years, Bucks is seeking proposals from artists to create an original work of art in any media.

The objective is to create art that recognizes the college and its pivotal role in the community. Artists’ works will first be displayed or performed during the college’s 50th academic year, from fall 2014 through spring 2015. The number of commissions selected will depend upon available funding. The maximum amount for a single commission is $10,000.

Commissions are open to any creative discipline including visual arts, performing arts, musical composition, opera, or the written word that would serve to recognize the college and its role in the community. The competition is open to anyone over 18 years old who resides or works in Bucks County. Proposals may be submitted by an individual or by a team of artists.

Proposals must detail all costs for the commission, including labor and materials. Artists must include a narrative or description, and if appropriate, other visuals of the work proposed on a disk (CD or DVD).

There is a nonrefundable submission fee of $50 for each entry that will be used to benefit a special 50th anniversary scholarship.  Proposals must be submitted by November 1. Winners will be announced February 1. Artists will have one year to complete their commission. Artwork must be completed by February 1, 2014.

Proposals and submission fees should be sent to Provost Annette Conn, Cultural Task Force, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/BCCC50thArt  or call 215-968-8093.

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