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03/13/17

WUD Art calls for submissions for bus art project

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee invites writers and visual artists in the Greater Dane County area to submit their applications for the Committee’s bus art project, called “Art En Route”.

“Art En Route” will feature uniquely commissioned collaborative works as exterior bus wraps featured on various Madison Metro buses.

A panel made up of WUD Art Committee members and other members of the Madison art community will select eight literary artists and eight visual artists to participate in this project.

The panel will pair the artists and creative writers, who will create the bus wraps that will appear on Madison Metro buses Sept. 1-Dec. 31. 

“It is very exciting to work on an art project on such a large community scale,” said Yusi Liu, director of WUD Art. “We believe this project has a significant educational value, from student curation to interdisciplinary collaborative community engagement. We look forward to reviewing a diverse pool of applications from across the Dane County area.”

WUD Art will also feature each pair’s collaborative work in a Wisconsin Union gallery in fall 2017.

Each artist will receive a $200 honorarium at the conclusion of this project for their participation.

WUD Art is a student-run committee that manages all aspects of the Wisconsin Union’s exhibitions, from artist selection and installation to marketing efforts. Committee members also program shows in the Wisconsin Union’s two galleries: the Class of 1925 Gallery in Memorial Union and Gallery 1308 in Union South.

Those interested in learning more about the project or in submitting an application may visit artenrouteproject.com.