Call to Artists – Creation of a Temporary Pavilion

The Public Art Team of the Metuchen Downtown Alliance is seeking artists for the creation of an “Arts Pavilion”, a temporary structure designed to stand within a footprint of 7′ x 4′ for a period of three months. The structure needs to be solidly anchored and able to withstand the weather of Central New Jersey during July, August and September.

The structure is part of a Summer project in the Borough with the theme of “Language” and can be as fanciful or as simply structured as the artist desires. This project can be taken on by an individual or a team. For the Language Project, the MDA is creating an intimate outdoor performance space for weekly evening gatherings in the downtown Imagination Alley. The “Arts Pavilion” will enhance /encompass solo or small group performances of storytelling, poetry, book reading, music, etc. in the Alley, without restricting egress at non-performance times.

The Pavilion carries a $1000 stipend to be paid in increments: $600 upon acceptance of the commission; $200 upon successful installation, $200 upon removal in the first week of October.

April 30 – Proposals due (The Public Art Team of the MDA reserves the right to make the selection for this Call to Artists)
Early May – Notification of Artists
Installation of the Structure – June 25, 26, 27
June 28 – Unveiling of the Pavilion
Early October – Dismantling and removal of the Structure

Proposals are due April 30 and must include:

  1. Name / Address / E-mail / Website
  2. Updated Resume and CV
  3. Five images of your work (each jpeg 72dpi and 1200 pixels at its widest)
  4. A brief written description of your proposed structure.

Email all of the above information to: with “Pavilion Submission” in subject.

Grant Funding has been provided by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of Department of State.