Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association
Seattle Garden, Jardin de Seattle
- Budget: 20,000 euros for artist fees and production plus travel expenses
Eligibility: Be a professional artist, landscape designer and/or architect, living and working in the Seattle metropolitan area (King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties) or affiliated with a Native American tribe in western Washington, alone or as part of a group.
This project is part of a historic twinning between the cities of Seattle and Nantes. The program is aimed at artists, landscape architects or architects living in the Seattle area, either alone or as part of a group, inviting them to create a permanent work of art, landscape or architecture in one of Nantes City’s most beautiful parks : Grand Blottereau Park.
In 2024-25, a new area will be created, incorporating native plants and vegetation used in the traditional life of the indigenous peoples of Washington State, particularly the Coast Salish people. It is in the heart of this area that the artist(s) will create an artistic, architectural or landscape work, representative of Seattle and Washington State.
This production will benefit from technical, financial and logistical support. The work of art, landscape or architecture will be produced on site, and the artist will have access to dedicated spaces and technical support from professional builders. The artist(s) will be in contact with Nantes City’s gardeners and local artists’ studios, and will be warmly welcomed to set up this artistic project, which will represent a bridge between Nantes and Seattle and a lasting mark on the park.
Particular attention will be paid to projects inspired by Seattle’s cultural diversity and the culture of the Coast Salish people.
We strongly encourage people from underrepresented communities or communities with fewer opportunities to apply.
More Information: www.seattle-nantes.org