What Is Art for Science Rising?

Art for Science Rising features six talented artists, who all worked on projects that draw attention to the role science plays in protecting our health and safety, and the critical role we all play in ensuring that science isn’t sidelined.

Early in 2018, Science Rising and the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a call to artists to submit proposals to create outdoor work, visible and bold, in public areas. We received an inspiring array of concepts from across the country that were juried by a team of artists, art curators, and science communicators.

Six artists and collectives were awarded grants of $10,000 each. The first installation, by sculptor Andy Rosen, is now on display in Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. Learn more about Andy’s project TREAD here.

The second installation, a series of billboards by a collective of graphic designers known as Class Action, is now on display along I-95 south of New Haven, Connecticut.

Learn more—and stay tuned here for more public unveilings!