National Endowment for the Arts Hosts Webinar on GSA’s Art in Architecture Program and Upcoming Artist Commissions in New England
September 7, 2022
BOSTON – The National Endowment for the Arts is hosting an informational webinar about the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Art in Architecture program and upcoming opportunities on Tuesday, September 13, at 1 p.m. ET.
The Art in Architecture Program oversees the commissioning of artworks for GSA-controlled federal buildings nationwide. These artworks enhance the civic meaning of federal architecture and showcase the vibrancy of American visual arts. GSA and NEA are collaborating to increase awareness for this program and promote relevant opportunities to artists that reflect the diverse communities of the nation.
Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, public art opportunities will be available associated with ten major border station projects currently underway in the New England Region. These opportunities include five in Maine and five in Vermont.
In Maine, the Land Port of Entry (LPOE) projects are:
- Coburn Gore
- Calais-Ferry Point
- Fort Fairfield
In Vermont, the LPOE projects are:
- Alburg Springs
- Beebe Plain
- Highgate Springs
- Richford Route 139
“These Land Ports of Entry are intrinsic to the fabric of life and community along the New England border with Canada,” said Region 1 Public Buildings Service Commissioner and Acting Regional Administrator Glenn C. Rotondo. “The Art in Architecture program allows these ports to serve as welcoming gateways to our country.”
As part of the webinar, attendees will learn:
- The history and goals of the GSA Art in Architecture program.
- How you can be considered for upcoming project opportunities
- How to join the National Artist Registry
- What to expect if you are selected
GSA’s Art in Architecture Program was created in 1972 and has commissioned more than 500 artworks by American artists, pieces that are permanently installed in federal buildings throughout the United States.
For more information about GSA’s Art in Architecture program, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/real-estate/design-and-construction/art-in-architecturefine-arts/art-in-architecture-program
When: Sept. 13: New York and New England (12 projects)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.
About the National Endowment for the Arts:
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of the arts and arts education in communities nationwide and a catalyst of public and private support for the arts. By advancing equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, the NEA fosters and sustains an environment in which the arts benefit everyone in the United States. To learn more, visit arts.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.