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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Mansfield Announces Public Art Opportunity for Local Artists


Town of Mansfield Call for Concepts for Public Art from Local Artists 

 March 16, 2023 – Mansfield, CT – The Town of Mansfield is requesting concepts from artists to design, fabricate, and install permanent and/or rotating art in Mansfield.  The Request for Concepts (RFC) can be found on the Town’s website at  

Concepts are due on April 6 by 4 pm to Cynthia van Zelm, Executive Director of the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, at

The Town is seeking artists to provide design concepts for outdoor art at several key public areas in the community, including the Mansfield Town Hall and the Mansfield Community Center. A complete list of possible locations is included in the RFC.

Design concepts must include a written narrative explaining the vision for the concept, a draft rendering/sketch of the design, and a suggested location for the art based on the location list.  At least three examples of previous work must also be submitted.

 The design concepts will be reviewed by the Town, and the top three concepts will be chosen to submit a full proposal. The Town will provide $1,000 each to the three artists chosen to com20150529_TownSquare_Bova_Boyajianpensate them for their time to put together a more robust proposal.

 As part of its ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding, the Town designated one percent (1%) of its allocation for the arts.  This goal was promoted by the CT Alliance for the Arts and supported by the Mansfield Town Council.

(PHOTO:  On the northeast corner of Betsy Paterson Square stands a sculpture entitled Weaving Shuttle by Connecticut artist David BoyajianLearn more about this public art installation.)

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