DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is taking steps to enrich public spaces and further enhance the art and culture of the district. That is why the commission formed DC Creates! Public Art Program. The goal of the program is to purchase, commission, and install public art throughout DC to create unique communal environments that display the culture of our city. Pretty great right? The really cool part is the 5×5 Project.

The 5×5 Project called all “highly-experienced and innovative art curators” to apply for the opportunity to work with 5 artists to curate temporary art exhibitions in public spaces throughout DC. The result will be 25 temporary public art installations displayed simultaneously this spring. The commission reviewed all applications and selected 10 finalists who where given a $1000.00 honorarium to create a proposal. The following 5 curators were chosen for the project:

  1. Laura Roulet; Washington DC
  2. Amy Lipton; New York, NY
  3. Justin Topfer; San Francisco, CA
  4. Richard Hollinshead, Newcaste-Upon-Tyne, UK
  5. Steve Rowell, Culver City, CA

I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to see what they come up with. It is the goal of the 5×5 Project to reveal the exhibitions during the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Check out the 5×5 blog and facebook page for updates.