City seeking graphic novel artists to use Fremont and University Bridge towers as art studios

The City is seeking two graphic novel artists for a unique opportunity: create a bridge-inspired graphic novel, whilst using a bridge tower as an art studio.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will choose two artists for the bridge tower art residency; one for the University Bridge and one for the Fremont Bridge. SDOT and ARTS hope that the bridge tower studios will help inspire the artists, who will be asked to focus on some aspect of the bridges in their graphic novels.

Seattle artists, or artists living within 100 miles of Seattle, are eligible to apply—the deadline is May 28. The chosen artists will be asked to present a public or online showcase of their work once completed.

The bridge tower residency will be from August to November 2020, but each artists can choose their timeline within those months. The organizers say if the residency locations are inaccessible in response to the COVID-19 Public Health guidelines, a remote residency will be agreed upon.

This isn’t the first time the City has commissioned artists to use the bridge towers for their work; the tower has served as a temporary studio for a writer and musician in recent years.

For more details on the application process and expectations, click here.

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neighborhood
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neighborhood

Very cool, super supportive of this. A few conditions though, the city doesn’t pay the artist, and the artist pays for their own supplies.

In other news, Seattle Times is reporting today the City of Seattle expects a $210M-$310M budget shortfall this year, and between 65,000 to 170,000 jobs lost this year.

I’m all for public art, hopefully we can afford it.

terryj
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terryj

very agreeable position. this will be fun. “YOUR”

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Sorry, terryj…neighborhood managed to do everything you could not (i.e.: spell everything correctly and deploy correct punctuation.

terryj
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terryj

lesbian lady, you were so easy, its almost embarrassing, and you don’t even know it. “your” amazing.

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

*It’s

terryj
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terryj

playing you as though your a fiddle, hee haw