Call for artists for children’s library

The library is seeking fine artwork for the children’s library in Grants Pass that communicates a love of reading and appreciation for books through artistic multi-media materials and concept content.

In the first half of 2016, with the support of grants and community donors, Josephine Community Libraries renovated the Grants Pass children’s library, modernizing the 1960s-style children’s area and creating an exploratory, flexible, multimedia space that provides an effective environment for a variety of children’s literacy programs conducive to children of different age groups.

The newly renovated children’s library space communicates to residents that the community is invested in early literacy and lifelong learning. The integration of artwork within the children’s library is intended to enhance the patrons’ experience and make the space more colorful, celebrating our community’s love of reading and investment in its youth.

Qualifications, based on examples of previous work, are sought from artists interested in the commission of artwork for the children’s library signature art project. Applications are due by December 1 at 5 p.m. A selection committee will choose the artist or artist team from the applications by December 15 and installation of the artwork will begin in January 2017.

The budget for the Grants Pass children’s library signature art is $5,000 including artist fees, fabrication costs, installation, documentation, and other project costs. This project was made possible by a generous grant from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Community Foundation.

For more information and to apply, email, or call 541-476-0571 ext. 110.