Public Art Fellows (PAF) is a five-week paid summer fellowship that encourages young artists (grades 10-12), to engage the city as a landscape filled with possibilities for artistic expression. Each program is led by a nationally recognized artist and a team of artist-mentors who guide fellows through the creation of works responsive to sites and artworks that celebrate public art in the City.
The PAF’19 educational program, Video Arts Boot Camp, invites fellows to use their video talents to create a projection installation. Fellows tour downtown New Haven, exploring public art and developing a video program that engages the history of transportation in New Haven: its rivers, roads, and railways. In addition to local video artist mentors, visiting professionals will discuss their own art practice, and help fellows develop their work to new levels. A community celebration in September will showcase their video installation and all the work these talented young artists have created during the summer.
Be sure to look out for final presentations from our 2019 PAFers at Celebrate the Sound!, Site Projects’ 15th birthday bash at the Canal Dock Boathouse, September 15th (1 to 6pm). Click here for more information on that event: an invitation to all!