CAF Collective


Applications are now closed. Stay tuned to this page for updates on the 2017 CAF Collective Installation and Exhibition.

Cambridge has a diverse array of emerging and established visual artists across our city.  It is important for artists to have support and encouragement in the place that they live and create their work. Connected artists can share skills and resources and collaborate on projects that can bring cultural and economic benefit to the community.  Our goal is to raise the profile of the adult visual arts area of the festival and encourage Cambridge-based artists to connect and participate.

CAF Collective members will be collaborate from March to July 2017 to create an exhibition of their work to show at the festival as well as a live installation of a collaborative work on the day of the festival.

The Exhibition will be held within the festival area and will consist of works based on an agreed upon theme from the participating artists. Artists will be on-site on the day of the festival to discuss their works with festival attendees and to talk about their experience in the collective and in creating works for the exhibition.

The Installation: Weather permitting, a live installation will take place outdoors on Dickson Street where the Art Market is held. The theme and idea for the installation will be determined by the collective and may include anything from a large-scale mural, sculpture, mixed media or other work.  There will be an interactive component of the installation where festival attendees can participate in the creation of the work. Modifications of the installation will be determined by the collective in the event of heavy rain. CAF and the Collective will explore opportunities to have the finished work placed at a permanent location or rotating locations in the City of Cambridge.

CAF Collective is funded by the Cambridge Arts Festival and Arts Connect Cambridge.

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