Public Art

Franklin Sculpture Park
Franklin Sculpture Park

The Spring 2024 Franklin Sculpture Park Application process is now live | Submission Period April 1st, 2024 - June 1st,2024 9pm

The Town of Franklin is now accepting applications for the first wave semi-permanent/temporary sculptures to be installed at the Franklin Sculpture Park on Panther Way.

Town Responsibilities
General park maintenance
Pouring Cement footers
Map and Signage making
Marketing & Press

Artist Responsibilities
Creating exterior based artwork [creatively & fiscally]
Maintenance checks and Community Planning with Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
Installation & De-Installation (with support of Town Departments) 

Exhibition period is 24 months.
There are no submission fees for applying.
Call for art is open to all artists based in New England.
Artists younger than 18 years of age, need a 18+ arts guardian partnership for applying.

Please click our PDF guide below for details on how to participate:

Click here for the 2024 Spring Application Guide
Click here for the 2024 Installation & Maintenance Planning Guide
Click here for the application process once you're ready to submit!

Follow along through our social media channels for updates @FranklinCulture #ArtsHappenHere

About the Franklin Sculpture Park | Described by Boston Magazine's Nathan Tavare's in 2020 article, "The town of Franklin manages this petite park, spreading out over just about an acre at the past site of the now filled-in old town pool, where you can now float around the 13 sculptures. Opened in 2014, the park’s gentle walkway curves around a pond, showcasing view of local wildlife and artwork, like the painted PVC pipes of “The Trees of Life” that rise from the water, and Buddy Olson’s giant welded steel bear named “Ursus.” We now invite the next generation of artists to exhibit their work in our public park. 

Have questions? Please reach out to the Town of Franklin's Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Director, Cory Shea