Sept. 30, 2022
Contact: Joanna Bell
Arts and Culture Director
Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs
Fayetteville seeks artists for Lower Ramble activations
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville invites applications from artists of all kinds to implement an activation, class, performance or installation in the Lower Ramble during the months of October, November and/or December.
The goal of activations in the Lower Ramble is to activate the public space and provide an element of surprise and whimsy for visitors while highlighting the breadth of Fayetteville’s artistic community. These projects will occur throughout the Fay Jones Woods and West Ave. in unexpected locations, allowing visitors to be surprised by an unanticipated performance or artistic moment and offering the opportunity to pause and enjoy while traversing between destinations.
The call for proposals is open to all residents, artists and artist teams, including high school and university students. For more information and full application instructions, visit: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/ArtsandCulture.
This project is managed by Fayetteville Arts Council, along with the City. Artists will be paid $500 at the completion of the project, and additional funds will be available for supplies. Activation proposals will be reviewed over several rolling deadlines this fall. Projects must be completed within three months.
The Ramble is a dynamic 50-acre outdoor public space that will help to revitalize Fayetteville’s downtown area and create a destination for residents and visitors alike. Linking the City’s key cultural institutions, it will showcase and celebrate local arts culture. It will serve as a catalyst for additional development and density in the downtown area, increasing bike trails and connections, and improving streets and walkability.
Within The Ramble, areas north of Center St. will be referenced as the Upper Ramble and areas south of Center St. will be referenced as the Lower Ramble. The Lower Ramble features many new destinations, including the Fay Jones Woods, an upgraded section of The Razorback Greenway and the Tanglewood Branch Creek and Tanglewood Lawn.
This Ramble is part of a Bond package approved by Fayetteville voters in 2019. To learn more about this project, go to: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3456/Cultural-Arts-Corridor.
For more information about the call for artists, contact Joanna Sheehan Bell, arts and culture director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.