If you’re interested in learning the process of creating public art, you can attend the Boise City Department of Arts and History’s Public Art Academy.
The eight-week course will be held on Wednesdays from Feb. 4 to March 25, and you must commit to attending all sessions. Each session will cover different topics - from how to develop fabricator resources to learning about insurance and copyright.
This is a career development program run by the city to help artists learn the ins and outs of the public art process. It’s proven successful in the past, with 40 of its graduates receiving public art commissions.
You’ll work with your colleagues to learn how to put together proposals and develop ideas through hands on activities.
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Artists will be selected for the academy through a competitive process based on the strength of the artist’s past work and resume.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 23.
If you have a question, email Boise City Public Art Manager Karen Bubb or call (208) 433-5677.