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File #: 57366    Version: Name: Approving the Madison Arts Commission’s selection of Artist Eric Adjetay-Anang as the first Thurber Park Artist in Residence.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2019 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Enactment date: 9/23/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00684
Title: Approving the Madison Arts Commission’s selection of Artist Eric Adjetey-Anang as the first Thurber Park Artist in Residence.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter
Attachments: 1. 57366 v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a contract with artist Eric Adjetey Anang to provide up to $6,650 to offset expenses related to the residency as the first Thurber Park Artist in Residence. Funding for the contract will come from the Planning Division’s Municipal Art Fund capital program, which has approximately $505,000 in available budget authority. No additional City appropriation is required.
Title
Approving the Madison Arts Commission’s selection of Artist Eric Adjetey-Anang as the first Thurber Park Artist in Residence.
Body
WHEREAS, on January 16, 2018, a lease with the Town of Blooming Grove was approved by Resolution No. RES-18-00069, File No. 49683, which will allow for the City to use the space located at 3325 Thurber Avenue as an artist studio; and,

WHEREAS, using the Thurber Park facility for an art studio fulfills Darbo-Worthington-Starkweather Neighborhood Plan recommendations adopted by the Common Council on September 19, 2017, Resolution Enactment Number RES-15-00436, File ID No. 47509; and,

WHEREAS, over 18 months the Madison Arts Commission, the Madison Arts Program Administrator and staff from Madison Public Library’s Bubbler, have worked to shape an equitable and inclusive residency program that will have positive impact on the surrounding community and the professional advancement of the participating artists; and,

WHEREAS, the Town of Blooming Grove has made necessary improvements to the facility to make it suitable for an art studio, upgrade electrical service, and make it ADA compliant, and is nearly ready for occupancy; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Public Library has agreed to manage the public outreach aspects of the arts residency as part of the Bubbler’s Artist-in-Residence program and will partner with the Madison Arts Program Administrator to manage the program; and,

WHEREAS, Madison Public Library staff issued and widely publicized an open call for artists for the Thurber Park Artist in Residence opportunity on ...

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