By Elisabeth Arriero :: earriero@charlotteobserver.com
Originally published by The Charlotte Observer: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Three Charlotte groups have partnered together to bring more neighborhood-based public art to the city.

The City of Charlotte, the Public Art Commission and the Arts & Science Council have launched the Neighborhoods in Creative pARTnership initiative, which will allow neighborhood groups within the city to apply for public art projects specific to their communities.

Five projects of up to $23,600 each will be awarded based on a variety of criteria, such as neighborhood participation, geographic distribution, the strength of the project idea and the potential impact on community growth.

Priority will be given to groups representing areas without city-funded public artwork.

The selection panel will include elected officials, city staff and urban planning and design professionals.

“We look forward to bringing neighborhoods and artists together to explore and create,” the Arts & Science Council’s Public Art Program Director Nicole Bartlett said.

Representatives with the Arts & Science Council are available to attend scheduled neighborhood meetings to discuss project eligibility guidelines, the selection process and the artist selection and design process.

For more information, visit ArtsandScience.org. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 14.

— Originally published by The Charlotte Observer on Oct. 7. qnotes is a member of The Charlotte Observer’s Charlotte News Alliance. Reprinted with permission.

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