Waterlution is currently looking for eight participatory, community-based art project proposals from local emerging, mid-career or established artists or artist collectives. Projects must prioritize community dialogue about the Great Lakes and evoke what the Great Lake in their community means to its people. Participation from the public and the artist in co-creating a community-based, Great Lakes-themed artwork—under the direction of the artist—is a mandatory requirement of this commission.
Each artist or artist collective will receive support from Waterlution to facilitate a community maker workshop in their focus community, and to direct the participants to create a personal contribution for inclusion in the final artwork. Each participant contribution is to be utilized by the artist in creating the final artwork for installation in a public space within each focus community.