Arts & Culture Opportunities in the City of Moscow, ID

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Moscow Artwalk is one of many events that foster the region's cultural ecosystem. Since its beginning in 2004, the event has become a highlight of the Palouse by celebrating the wealth of artistic practice in the region. The 2021-2022 Moscow Artwalk season includes visual, literary, performance, and culinary arts offerings at business and non-profit locations throughout the community on the 3rd Thursday of each month from October - May. The season finale on June 16, 2022 features artist and host location offerings along with music, food, and performance art on Main Street.
Registration Fees
Business Host Location - $40
Non-Profit Host Location - $20
Arts Listing - $10 each

Registration is open through February 8 at 5 p.m.
Arts Staff will deliver event posters, artwork title cards, and flyers to each host location prior to the event. Registration includes social media posts featuring each business and their listed artists, so keep an eye out for these posts in the week leading up to the event. Share  these social media posts to connect with an even broader audience!

You may save this form as a draft and come back to submit your final version. Scroll to the bottom to click the "Save Draft" button. To return to your form, login to Submittable and open the form for editing. Please double-check that all information is correct prior to submitting, as the content provided will be published on the flyer exactly as it appears in the form. 

This online resource connects the public with visual, literary, and performing artists and is a valuable resource for the community. Sharing your contact information is not required to be included in this Directory, though providing some details will help the public connect with you. 

Artwork wanted for feature on the Moscow Farmers Market Poster!

The City of Moscow invites artists to submit artwork for the Moscow Farmers Market poster. This annual opportunity invites artists to submit visual interpretations of this longstanding community event by 5 pm, Wed., Feb. 23. 

Artists are invited to only submit their artwork with no accompanying text. Text features will be added upon selection of artwork utilizing the Market's current design toolkit which is available at www.ci.moscow.id.us/206/Market-Poster

The selected submission becomes the main feature and primary design element of this year’s Moscow Farmers Market poster, and the selected artist has the option to be present during a Moscow Farmers Market in the month of May to sign copies of the finalized poster in-person. 

The original selected artwork will become property of the  City of Moscow Portable Art Collection and the selected artist, or guardian if applicable, agrees to sign an art purchase agreement and receive a $500 honorarium. The artist will retain the copyright to the artwork, though the City of Moscow will be granted an irrevocable license to reproduction of the winning work for promotional needs and fundraising purposes. The artist is responsible for having the work professionally framed prior to delivering it to the Community Events Division. 

For additional information regarding the Moscow Farmers Market, please visit the following:

www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market

www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket

www.instagram.com/cityofmoscowid

Eligibility & Submissions Criteria

- Artists residing in a 200 air-mile radius from Moscow, Idaho are eligible to participate. Students from the following schools are exempt from this restriction: University of Idaho, New Saint Andrews College, Washington State University, and Lewis-Clark State College. 

- Artists may only submit one entry.

- Submissions must portray one or more of the following themes: 1) A scene at the Moscow Farmers Market; 2) The social culture of the Moscow Farmers Market; or 3) A collection of assemblage of products available at the Moscow Farmers Market

- Submissions must be of original design and any picture(s) or graphic(s) used must belong to the artist. 

- Submissions featuring design elements that portray out of area produce not available at the Moscow Farmers Market are not considered (i.e. bananas, avocados, pineapples, etc.).

- Submissions may be in any 2D medium including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, crayon, marker, original graphic art, etc. or a photograph of a 3D art piece.


Selection Process
The selection panel includes members of the Farmers Market Commission and City of Moscow staff. From the submissions, the panel selects a maximum of five finalists for public voting. Public voting will begin 8 am, Fri., Mar. 4 until 8 am, Fri., Mar. 25. The finalist submission with the most votes at the end of the voting period is the winner and will be announced via social media and press release.

Selection criteria includes: 

- The use of bright, lively, and festive colors.

- The ability of the artwork to read well from various distances.

- The subject matter aligns with one of the three submission themes.

- The ability of the artwork to be replicated on an 11”x17” or 17”x11” sized poster, of which up to 2” is primarily dedicated to information about the Moscow Farmers Market such as City and program logos, supporting organizations, etc.  

Become a Market Vendor with the Moscow Farmers Market!

The City of Moscow invites new Vendors to participate in the annual Moscow Farmers Market Craft and Food juries. Juries are open to individuals offering non-agriculturally based crafts, art, and prepared, packaged, processed, or ready-to-eat foods. Each jury is limited to (15) fifteen Vendors and each Vendor is provided a (6’) six-foot table to set-up their display as if they were at the Market. Participants must receive a qualifying score of 70% to be eligible to sell at the Moscow Farmers Market and are notified of their results within two business days. Participants with a qualifying score will have additional requirements to fulfill prior to the start of the Market season. 


Jury Timeline 

9:00 a.m. – Participants may begin set-up

9:50 a.m. – Participants must leave the jury area

10:00 a.m. – Judging commences

11:45 a.m. – Participants may return to pick-up products

12:30 p.m. – Jury ends. Failure to pick-up products results in a zero score. Management discards any products left behind.


About the Moscow Farmers Market

The Moscow Farmers Market is a vibrant and historic community event that takes place every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through October in downtown Moscow on Main Street and Friendship Square. All Vendors at the Market are required to be the maker, forager, producer, and/or grower of the products they sell, and have their business operations based within a 200 air-mile radius of Moscow, Idaho. As a venue, the Moscow Farmers Market is meant to encourage and support sustainable economic, social, and environmental practices. Operational management of the Moscow Farmers Market is overseen by the City of Moscow Community Events Division, while the values and philosophies are guided by the Farmers Market Commission. The Market’s core values encompass the following:

Access: Providing access to locally grown produce, foods, unique hand-made goods and their producers.

Economic Opportunity: Contributing to the greater Moscow economy with emphasis on assisting local, small, independently owned, and start-up enterprises.

Community: Building community by welcoming all residents and visitors, and providing a safe space and opportunity for community engagement, interaction, entertainment, and cultural enrichment.

Information: Increasing awareness of, and providing education about and in support of health and wellness practices, regional agriculture, sustainability, and sound environmental practices.

For additional information regarding the Moscow Farmers Market, please visit the following: www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market 

www.ci.moscow.id.us/619/Vendor-Handbook 

www.ci.moscow.id.us/615/Prospective-Vendors 

www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket

Become a Market Vendor with the Moscow Farmers Market!
The City of Moscow invites new Vendors to participate in the annual Moscow Farmers Market Craft and Food juries. Juries are open to individuals offering non-agriculturally based crafts, art, and prepared, packaged, processed, or ready-to-eat foods. Each jury is limited to (15) fifteen Vendors and each Vendor is provided a (6’) six-foot table to set-up their display as if they were at the Market. Participants must receive a qualifying score of 70% to be eligible to sell at the Moscow Farmers Market and are notified of their results within two business days. Participants with a qualifying score will have additional requirements to fulfill prior to the start of the Market season.

Jury Timeline
3:00 p.m. – Participants may begin set-up
3:50 p.m. – Participants must leave the jury area
4:00 p.m. – Judging commences
5:45 p.m. – Participants may return to pick-up products
6:30 p.m. – Jury ends. Failure to pick-up products results in a zero score. Management discards any products left behind.

About the Moscow Farmers Market
The Moscow Farmers Market is a vibrant and historic community event that takes place every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through October in downtown Moscow on Main Street and Friendship Square. All Vendors at the Market are required to be the maker, forager, producer, and/or grower of the products they sell, and have their business operations based within a 200 air-mile radius of Moscow, Idaho. As a venue, the Moscow Farmers Market is meant to encourage and support sustainable economic, social, and environmental practices. Operational management of the Moscow Farmers Market is overseen by the City of Moscow Community Events Division, while the values and philosophies are guided by the Farmers Market Commission. The Market’s core values encompass the following:

Access: Providing access to locally grown produce, foods, unique hand-made goods and their producers.

Economic Opportunity: Contributing to the greater Moscow economy with emphasis on assisting local, small, independently owned, and start-up enterprises.

Community: Building community by welcoming all residents and visitors, and providing a safe space and opportunity for community engagement, interaction, entertainment, and cultural enrichment.

Information: Increasing awareness of, and providing education about and in support of health and wellness practices, regional agriculture, sustainability, and sound environmental practices.

For additional information regarding the Moscow Farmers Market, please visit the following: www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market
www.ci.moscow.id.us/619/Vendor-Handbook
www.ci.moscow.id.us/615/Prospective-Vendors
www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket

Become a Market Vendor with the Moscow Farmers Market!
The City of Moscow invites new Vendors to participate in the annual Moscow Farmers Market Craft and Food juries. Juries are open to individuals offering non-agriculturally based crafts, art, and prepared, packaged, processed, or ready-to-eat foods. Each jury is limited to (15) fifteen Vendors and each Vendor is provided a (6’) six-foot table to set-up their display as if they were at the Market. Participants must receive a qualifying score of 70% to be eligible to sell at the Moscow Farmers Market and are notified of their results within two business days. Participants with a qualifying score will have additional requirements to fulfill prior to the start of the Market season.

Jury Timeline
9:00 a.m. – Participants may begin set-up
9:50 a.m. – Participants must leave the jury area
10:00 a.m. – Judging commences
11:45 a.m. – Participants may return to pick-up products
12:30 p.m. – Jury ends. Failure to pick-up products results in a zero score. Management discards any products left behind.

About the Moscow Farmers Market
The Moscow Farmers Market is a vibrant and historic community event that takes place every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through October in downtown Moscow on Main Street and Friendship Square. All Vendors at the Market are required to be the maker, forager, producer, and/or grower of the products they sell, and have their business operations based within a 200 air-mile radius of Moscow, Idaho. As a venue, the Moscow Farmers Market is meant to encourage and support sustainable economic, social, and environmental practices. Operational management of the Moscow Farmers Market is overseen by the City of Moscow Community Events Division, while the values and philosophies are guided by the Farmers Market Commission. The Market’s core values encompass the following:

Access: Providing access to locally grown produce, foods, unique hand-made goods and their producers.

Economic Opportunity: Contributing to the greater Moscow economy with emphasis on assisting local, small, independently owned, and start-up enterprises.

Community: Building community by welcoming all residents and visitors, and providing a safe space and opportunity for community engagement, interaction, entertainment, and cultural enrichment.

Information: Increasing awareness of, and providing education about and in support of health and wellness practices, regional agriculture, sustainability, and sound environmental practices.

For additional information regarding the Moscow Farmers Market, please visit the following: www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market
www.ci.moscow.id.us/619/Vendor-Handbook
www.ci.moscow.id.us/615/Prospective-Vendors
www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket

Project Description

The City of Moscow invites artists to submit designs for installation on vinyl-wrapped traffic signal boxes. Artworks featured on vinyl-wrapped boxes have been a part of the City of Moscow’s temporary public art collection since 2012. This project provides public space for artists to share their two-dimensional work with the public, and beautifies street fixtures throughout the community.

Each year, a selection panel chooses several artworks to be displayed at locations throughout Moscow for a period of up to 5 years. These works are enjoyed by Moscow’s visitors and residents alike, and have become a cherished element of the visual landscape.

Artists are invited to submit up to three separate full-size designs for consideration. Designs must be scaled to fit the dimensions of a specific box (see the Site Details) and artists are encouraged to visit the site location prior to submitting a design. 

The traffic signal boxes are in the following locations:

  • Styner & Highway 95
  • Mountain View & Highway 8
  • Jackson & College
  • 6th & Alley (between Jackson & Main)
  • Jackson & A St.


Eligibility

This call is open to artists 18 years of age or older who live in Latah County, Nez Perce County, Asotin County, Whitman County, Nez Perce or Coeur d’Alene tribal members. Artists are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation. No artist sitting on a Selection Panel may submit a proposal for the project for which the Selection Panel was formed.


Project Timeline (subject to change)

Submission Period: January 12 - February 28, 2022 

Artwork Selection: March 2022

Artwork Installation: April - July 2022


Honorarium and Image Use Agreement

  1. Selected artists will complete an Image Use Agreement releasing artwork for display at the specified location for up to five years.
  2. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $600 upon completion of the Image Use Agreement.
  3. The City of Moscow will incur all costs related to installation.


Submission Requirements

  1. Please submit up to three full size designs scaled to fit the dimensions of a specific box. (See the Site Details).
  2. For Selection Panel review: Submit JPEG file(s) of each design at 72 DPI
  3. For printing of final artwork: Submit EPS file(s) of each design at a minimum of 100 DPI in CMYK. All fonts must be converted to outlines/curves or all text layers must be rasterized.


Selection Process

The Selection Panel will select designs based on the works’ alignment with the artwork description above. The Selection Panel will be comprised of the following:

Voting members:

  • 1 – Moscow Arts Commission Member
  • 2 – Local Business Representatives
  • 1 – Technical Consultant
  • 1 – City Staff Member

Non-voting members:

  • Arts Program Manager (Selection Panel facilitator)
  • City staff members acting in a technical advisory capacity


Selection Criteria

1. Conceptual Quality and Originality

  • The artist presents a compelling concept.
  • The proposed design is original to the presenting artist.

2. Form

  • The proposed design reveals mastery of formal craftsmanship.
  • The colors used, if any, are chosen with an awareness of local educational institutions as well as their athletic rivals.
  • The design files are prepared according to stated parameters and are scaled to fit the specific locations stated in the RFP.

3. Content and Context

  • The artwork’s subject matter and content is appropriate for public exhibition and
    does not contain advertising, religious references, sexual content, negative imagery, or convey political partisanship.
  •  The content of the proposed design is relevant to the City of Moscow’s values,
    culture, and people.
  • The proposed design reflects the architectural, historical, geographical, geological, and socio-cultural context of the site.
  • The proposed design serves to visually activate or enhance the location.

Site Details            
Please click here to review the Site Details.

 

City of Moscow Arts & Culture