INNOVATION THROUGH ART

DESIGN CHALLENGE

Tech Town’s “design challenge” is engaging individuals and teams to participate in the concept, design and construction of a single installation piece to represent our growing sense of idea sharing and innovative technologies on campus.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the challenge is to draw attention to the innovation occurring at Tech Town and in the surrounding vicinity. The end result should reintroduce Tech Town to a broader and more inclusive audience and should demonstrate or symbolize that the geography is a gateway for idea sharing among diverse disciplines.

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We’re looking for initial concepts for the design of a permanent sculpture or design feature to be prominently installed on the Tech Town campus We’re currently accepting Stage 1 submissions (see details below), and will be choosing finalists for Stage 2 in late June. Get your ideas and concepts in motion and send them in for your chance to become a finalist (and for a cash reward)!

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

This competition is open to everyone including teams of artists, engineers, architects, “makers”, groups of friends, co-workers who work in all mediums. Special consideration will be given to trans-disciplinary teams that include different sectors within the creative spectrum. Tenants or workers at Tech Town are welcome to participate.

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

STAGE 01

Requesting submissions for initial ideas and concepts from teams/artists/engineers. These will be reviewed by Tech Town, Citywide staff and consultants who will select three short-listed finalists to be invited to develop and submit detailed proposals as part of Stage 02.

STAGE 02

The three short-listed finalists will be contacted to develop a detailed proposal. After review by the advisory and technical committees for comments, the proposals will be submitted to an art expert jury, who will recommend the preferred proposal. Each finalist will receive a proposal fee of $1,800 for their complete submission.

INSTALLATION

Tech Town staff will work with the winning finalist to coordinate any necessary installation details. Final artwork will be installed on campus with finalist name(s) displayed, and a celebration event will be held thereafter.

QUESTIONS?

We’d love to hear from you (at) Tech Town.