Artist Fred Berthoff installs a mural.

Proposals sought for temporary art display in Concord Center

January 3, 2024

The town is looking for proposals for a temporary art display in Concord Center, but the deadline is coming — the deadline is Monday, January 8.

Up to $20,000 will be available for an installation in the autumn of 2024 that creatively considers the ways in which people have struggled for the fight for freedom through time in Concord, Massachusetts.

Taking inspiration from the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution in 2025, the town seeks artists to consider the ways in which two 19th century Concord residents – Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) and Ellen Garrison (1823 – 1892) – continued this fight for independence through the abolitionist cause.

“Through a visually compelling artwork and with a local focus, we’re hoping to illuminate our own generation’s work to provide liberty and justice for all,” the notice states.

This project is presented by the Town of Concord as part of “Making It Public,” a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) with Forecast and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). This program seeks to support more diverse, inclusive, and equitable public artmaking across Massachusetts. 

Find complete details here:—Fight-for-Freedom