Designs Needed for Provincetown AIDS Memorial

KA_Ptown_provincetown_march_commercial street off season_030916_029PROVINCETOWN – Qualified artists are encouraged to send in their ideas for a memorial which will honor those lost to AIDS and those still fighting it.

The memorial will be located at the Ryder Street entrance to Town Hall.

Chair of the Provincetown Cultural Council Robert Speiser said it will not only honor the people affected by AIDS, but Provincetown’s response to the crisis as well.

“Provincetown became a mecca for people who were looking for somewhere they knew they would be welcome while affected by this disease,” he said. “The town was very receptive, our AIDS support group was one of the first in the country.”

The competition to design the memorial is open to established artists, architects, landscape architects and art collaboratives.

Applicants are required to submit a resume, statement of their approach to public art, an additional statement detailing their vision of a design, reference drawings and reference letters.

The memorial’s budget is expected to be in the range of $75,000.

According to Speiser, the contest is conceptually open, but the designs must be durable enough to withstand Provincetown weather.

Submissions must be received by September 1st, and can be sent to provincetownculturalcouncil@gmail.com.

Speiser said he hopes the entire project can be wrapped up in about a year.

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