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call for Volunteers

Issued July 27, 2016

Now + There seeks affable and outgoing volunteers to assist with Public Trust, an interactive, socially engaged artwork that asks us to consider the value of our words, August 27 through September 17. This volunteer position is an excellent opportunity to learn more about socially engaged public art and interact with residents and visitors. It's also a great way to help this small organization bring more free, accessible public art to Greater Boston! We appreciate your time!

 

Hours and Locations

Dudley Square — August 27–September 2

Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday, August 29 – Friday, September 2, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Kendall Center — September 3 – 10

Saturday, September 3, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 10 a.m. – 5pm
Tuesday – Saturday, September 6 – 10, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Copley Square — September 11 – 17   

Sunday, September 11, Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday – Friday, September 12 – 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. *LAST DAY*

 

how you can help

In Public Trust, participants are asked to think of and make a promise, which will be turned into a drawing and posted on a 16' x 16' billboard by a team of artist ambassadors.

Volunteers will assist Paul Ramirez Jonas and the artist ambassadors in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  1. explain the artwork to passersby and encouraging them to participate
  2. photograph participants in front of the artwork with their camera phones
  3. survey participants to learn how they discovered Public Trust and gauge their experience with the artwork
  4. assist artists and staff during breaks and shift changeovers

Volunteer shifts are a minimum two hour commitment. Now + There will give each volunteer a free Public Trust t-shirt and other swag as a thank you!

 

How to apply and deadlines

Interested volunteers should email their availability to emily@nowandthere.org.

 

About Now + There

Now and There was created to provide thought-provoking, public art projects that advance new definitions of public art, acculturate Boston to the cultural, social and economic benefits of art, and help define Boston's essential public art identity. We strive to provide educational and professional development opportunities for Greater Boston artists within the projects we commission.