The City of Moscow and Moscow Arts Commission are calling on the region’s arts community to submit proposals for a celebratory sculpture honoring the life and advocacy work of Andrew Thatcher Becker. A longtime Moscow resident, Becker advocated for people with disabilities and greatly impacted the community.
After studying political science at the University of Idaho, Becker pursued activism in many forms, including teaching as well as advocacy for human rights and the rights of people with disabilities. He shared energy with his community at Milestone Decisions and in service to the Moscow Human Rights Task Force, City of Moscow Human Rights Commission, and the Mobility Task Force.
Proposals are currently being accepted for a permanent installation at the Intermodal Transit Center. Artists are invited to submit either a photo or a completed sculpture or a design proposal reflective of the spirit of inclusion that infused Becker’s life and work.
The total amount of funding available is not to exceed $5,000. The project funding is inclusive of artist’s fee, travel, fabrication, engineering, materials, installation, documentation, and other costs accrued by the artist specific to this project. This project was made possible by a gift from the family of Andrew Becker.
Artists from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah are eligible to apply for this project.
Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 1. For more information regarding eligibility and required proposal materials, visit https://bit.ly/andrewbeckermemorialsculpture.
The mission of the Moscow Arts Commission is to enrich the community by celebrating and cultivating the expression of all art forms and culture.
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