Lighting the Bridges Community Engagement Art Commission


DS4SI is looking for an artist (or artist team) to create a series of temporary art installations and/or performances in the immediate area of the Dudley Street/Upham’s Corner commuter rail bridge in partnership with residents from the neighborhood.

The role of the Community Engagement artist is to activate the spaces around the bridge in ways that will bring people together to re-imagine vacant spaces and participate in creative dialogue about the meaning and metaphor of lighting the bridge in Upham’s Corner.

This project is part of Lighting the Bridges, a public art project led by DS4SI in partnership with the Boston Foundation (TBF) to celebrate the culturally rich Boston neighborhoods that are joined by the recently renovated Fairmount-Indigo Commuter Line, through a series of bridge lighting installations. The bridge lighting and community engagement projects come out of three years of creative placemaking work with the Fairmount Cultural Corridor, where local arts and cultural activities are bringing people together to both celebrate and have a voice in shaping their neighborhood. 
This call is open to individual or collaborating artists who live in the greater Boston area who have experience engaging communities as creators and participants.

The Community Engagement Art Commission is for $8,000, and artists will have up to $3,000 for materials and expenses. Applications are due July 6th, and the project will be completed by mid-October. For more information including a complete timeline and instructions, please click here for PDF. And please share widely!


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