The Orange County Great Park in Irvine has issued an open call for artists in a new residency program designed to help shape the creation of the park in the years to come, a spokesman said Friday.
Four people will be selected to become one of the park's artists-in-residence. In exchange for free studio space and a six-month stipend, the artists will involve the public in the artistic process and create art to become either a temporary or permanent additions to the park.
"This program fulfills a philosophy embedded in the park master plan called the 'Living Park,'" said Henry Korn, park program officer of arts, culture and heritage. "It goes beyond landscape and architecture; it's about people and their experience in park. The arts are seen as away to bring public space alive."