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33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a call for artists for the 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition. This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. This year, an 11th sculpture will be chosen by the jurors for display on the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) campus, just a short distance from the university.

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Deadline: 22 Feb 2019

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is the longest running outdoor sculpture competition east of the Mississippi. Each year, new sculptures are located throughout the Appalachian State University Campus, located in scenic Boone, North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sculptures are enhanced by the striking and dynamic landscape. The exhibition brings artwork to a rural community. The Rosen Sculpture Competition’s longstanding history has fostered an appreciation for dynamic public sculpture. Both the campus and regional community have come to anticipate this annual exhibition and related programming. Each summer, the winners are revealed with an open community sculpture walk and talk organized by the juror.

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition is made possible by the continued generosity and support of the Rosen Family: The Martin and Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles and Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits

All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1,300 honorarium to offset round trip transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artists. The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition will cover the material costs of installation and de-installation.

The 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition will feature three cash prizes. All winners will be designated the Martin and Doris Rosen 33rd Annual Award Winners. The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season. The top three artists will receive the following cash prizes: $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $20,300.

The competition offers a sales program, brochure/map, and extensive promotion as a featured exhibition in conjunction with both the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Appalachian Summer Festival as well as permanent archiving on the competition’s website.

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach, and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts. They create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is an engaging and accessible resource. It responds to diverse educational, cultural, and health needs by meeting participants wherever they are in their personal relationship with the visual arts. It provides them with opportunities to access the power of the arts to help learn, grow and heal.

For more information, contact reddingm@appstate.edu.

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Permanent Outdoor Sculpture – Call For Artists

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture – Call For Artists

The City of Penticton and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union are issuing a call out to artists for a permanent outdoor sculpture. The work will be displayed in the heart of downtown Penticton in front of Valley First at 184 Main Street in Penticton, BC. Completed sculptures or proposed designs may be submitted. Proposed designs must include examples of previous work and detailed drawings. Installation on May 3, 2019. The sculpture will become part of the permanent Public Art Inventory of the City of Penticton.

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Deadline: 14 Dec 2018

Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to the site. The City will work with the artist to provide a proper base for the sculpture. The City will create and install signage in consultation with the artist. For international entries, artists must cover their own shipping costs up front and will need to pay for any import fees and customer broker fees.

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Requirements

The sculpture must be created using durable materials able to withstand 10-15 years in an outdoor environment. Preference will be given to art works that are colourful and of a shape and scale that will enhance the street scape location. Ideally the piece will reflect the attributes of Valley First and the City of Penticton described as:

  • Authentic: Skip the acronyms, jargon, and euphemisms. Ensure a clear message through a modest, authentic, and personable tone.
  • Smart: Smart is always insightful and relevant. It is being resourceful and effective.
  • Honest: Transparent and trustworthy. Like a good friend, honesty builds a stronger relationship.
  • Innovative: Understand the market, listen to everyone, and then try an entirely new creative and progressive approach.
  • Refreshing: The unexpected truth is stimulating. It’s not just what you say but how and where you say it.
  • Diverse: Every individual is unique. Accept and respect others creating a safe and positive environment.
  • Communal: Embrace your neighbours and form collaborative and meaningful relationships. Embrace future generations with excitement and vibrancy.

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Artist Benefits

The successful artist will be paid $30,000 for their work. Artwork will be displayed in a highly visible public area with a large volume of foot traffic throughout the year. The location of the sculpture is within the popular Saturday Market boundaries. The successful artist will be recognized with their information displayed online and in print through various media including brochures and nameplates. The successful artist will be invited to multiple grand opening events including an artists reception, artists talk, and an unveiling ceremony that will be hosted in conjunction with the launch of the 2019 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit.

About the City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront city focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. Penticton is located in the south central region of British Columbia in an area known collectively as the Okanagan Valley. With over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

Penticton is one of two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the Summer culture – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha Beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton metropolitan area, 5 craft breweries, and 3 distilleries all within easy distance of the downtown core.

For more information, contact kelsey.johnson@penticton.ca.

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Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition – Call For Artists

Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition – Call For Artists

The City of Penticton is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE). Created in 2016, the PPSE is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton. The city is looking for up to five (5) sculptures which will be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown in Penticton, BC.

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Deadline: 14 Dec 2018

Completed sculptures or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, examples of previous work must be included and detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture. Sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of the exhibition (May 4, 2019 – April 30, 2020).  A stainless steel base plate or steel strips should be securely attached to the bottom of each piece(s) so they can be welded to the pedestal or fastened to a concrete pad. All sculptures need to be made of a durable material for the yearlong outdoor setting. They must be constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting. Metal sculptures should be sealed/powder-coated to avoid rust bleeding onto pedestal or pad. Sculptures being proposed must be a minimum of 3’ high.

Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,600 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures. Artwork displayed in a highly visible public area with foot traffic throughout the year. Artist recognition and information displayed online and in print through various media. Signage encouraging the sale of artist’s work. Invitation to an artists reception and talk, along with a grand opening and unveiling ceremony.

About the City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront City focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. Penticton is located in the south central region of British Columbia in an area known collectively as the Okanagan Valley. With over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

Penticton is one of two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the Summer culture – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha Beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton metropolitan area, 5 craft breweries, and 3 distilleries all within easy distance of the downtown core.

For more information, contact kelsey.johnson@penticton.ca.

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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019- Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019- Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019 showcases over thirty outdoor sculptures from local, regional and international artists in a rotating gallery in the downtown core. All of the sculptures are available for sale or lease with the winning sculpture (vote) purchased by the City. Sculpturewalk has rapidly become one of the premiere arts events in Canada, drawing people to the beautiful city of Castlegar, BC and earning the trademark The Sculpture Capital of Canada™.

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Deadline: 31 Oct 2018

Downtown Castlegar is one of the few venues in Canada where artists have the opportunity to show and sell outdoor sculptural work. It brings international artists to the community and supports emerging local and regional talent. Castlegar’s annual exhibit is more than three times the size of that first year. The permanent collection grows with each People’s Choice award. Public enthusiasm for this cultural economy experiment increases at a similar pace. It places Sculpturewalk at the epicenter of a regional culture boom.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019 Artist Benefits

Each participating artist receives an honorarium of $500 (Canadian) and up to $250 in shipping costs. The winning sculpture is purchased for up to $15K. There are additional cash prizes of $7K in two categories: the People’s Choice Vote (via ballot) and Artistic Merit Awards (juried). Accommodation for the installation/opening weekend is covered along with an opening gala. Sculpturewalk has an excellent sales/leasing program. The artist receives 70% of all sales and leasing fees. Many of these sculptures are located throughout the West Kootenay area and British Columbia. A free calendar is produced showcasing the artists work.

About Castlegar Sculpturewalk

The benefits of the Sculpturewalk program to Castlegar have been huge. The program has an even broader impact to the cultural economy than initially imagined. The Kootenays are an area rich with artists, but galleries – particularly outdoor ones – are extremely limited or entirely unavailable to outdoor sculptures. It is important that Castlegar brings international artists to the community to share their perspectives. It is crucial that emerging local and regional artists are supported. With this experience, many artists have gone on to win large-scale commissions in larger, urban centres.

With additional pieces showcased annually, Castlegar is able to feature sculptures from across the world and down the street. It is amazing to look back at how the community has created a vibrant, dynamic public art program respected world-wide. Castlegar Sculpturewalk is the #1 rated local attraction on TripAdvisor.

For more information, contact info@castlegarsculpturewalk.com.

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Gateways To Nature – Call For Artists

Gateways To Nature – Call For Artists

Tyler Arboretum, in Media, PA, announces a call for artists for the 2019 Gateways to Nature Exhibit. Create a structure or work for Gateways to Nature that showcases your talent and vision. Ignite the imaginations of a broad regional audience by creating portals, gateways, and thresholds that invite discovery of the natural world on extensive grounds. Gateways to Nature will run from April through October, 2019, at Tyler Arboretum.

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Deadline: 2 Nov 2018

Submissions may include existing works appropriate to the theme or new works. All works including those offered for sale must remain at Tyler for the duration of the exhibit. Collaboration between artists, designers and builders is encouraged. All winning exhibitors will be notified by November 20, 2018.

Submissions should include:

  • A rendering of the design concept
  • A maximum one-page description of the exhibit concept
  • Maximum of three perspective sketches and/or a model measuring no more than 24” x 18” (model is optional)
  • Completed application form with requested information including title of the exhibit
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40 per design, payable via check to Tyler Arboretum

Designs will be judged based on the following criteria (not in order of importance):

  • Relevance to theme – Gateways to Nature.
  • Engagement with visitors – creative, imaginative, inspiring, and fun.
  • Accessibility – accessible for children and adults of various ages and abilities; no steps required to access the experience
  • Durability and Safety – structurally sound and able to withstand environmental stresses as well as the active engagement of visitors of all ages for the duration of the exhibit
  • Executable – able to be installed within the two-week installation time frame by the exhibitor’s team with limited help from Tyler staff and volunteers
  • Flexibility – the ability to move the piece to an alternate location if necessary

Gateways to Nature Artist Benefits

Tyler has an affluent, well-educated audience within a region rich in arts and culture. The Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region has a well-developed community of patrons and collectors, both private and corporate. Tyler Arboretum attracts over 74,000 visitors a year concentrated from April through October. In 2017, Tyler had visitors from 37 states and 8 foreign countries, with 65% coming from the mid-Atlantic region including New York, SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

  • Exhibitors may receive reimbursement of up to $2000 to assist in fabrication and installation costs.
  • Tyler will provide marketing support for the exhibit, including announcement of winners, press releases about the exhibit, and promotion through radio, web and social media. Gateways to Nature will open with an event to which exhibitors may include their invitation list.
  • Tyler will create an exhibit webpage with links to exhibitors’ websites and contact information, as requested.
  • Tyler will provide insurance for all works in the exhibit once exhibit materials are delivered on site, for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Exhibitors work can be provided for sale, loaned to Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibit, or with mutual agreement, donated to Tyler.
  • Any and all sales of exhibitors’ work will be handled directly by the exhibitor, with a 25% commission to Tyler. Pieces purchased during the exhibit will remain at Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibition. The exhibitor is solely responsible for delivery of the exhibit to the owner.
  • Tyler has a social networks outreach with over 15,500 email recipients, 9250 Facebook followers, 1717 Twitter, 1376 Instagram followers and 80,000 website users.

About Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is an extraordinary arboretum where human hands have created a magnificent garden with a very light touch. Tyler’s undulating landscape, whimsy, sweeps of trees and plants, and enigmatic nooks and crannies everywhere are perfect for children of all ages, adults, plant enthusiasts, artists, wanderers, and seekers of beauty and solitude.

One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern US, Tyler Arboretum’s 650 acres of gardens, meadows, wetlands and forests and 17 miles of hiking trails provide the opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in nature. The exhibit will be located within the 102 acres of our curated gardens and collections.

Tyler is on the National Register of Historic Sites and has a distinctive character rooted in our past as a working farm, governed by the concept that connecting to nature is essential to understanding our place in the world.

With a mission focused on creating ‘champions of the natural world’, Tyler serves over 120 schools, and reaches a family audience and active adults through environmental education programs. Tyler Arboretum has a loyal and growing membership that actively supports our mission. It has over 400 volunteers who support Tyler’s operations through thousands of hours of hands-on work.

For more information, contact cbrien@tylerarboretum.org.

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33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration – Call For Artists

33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration – Call For Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration. Sculptors invited to compete for up to $11,000 in cash awards during this one-day competition.

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Deadline: 7 Sept 2018

The Caldwell Arts Council invites the public and sculpture purchasers to this event. Typically, there are 70 sculptors with over 200 sculptural art pieces throughout this garden park setting. Food vendors are on-site, along with live music and children’s art activities. Artists must bring their own pedestals, tables, seating, leashed pet, business cards, and sales aids. Sculptors are invited to the Welcome Dinner in the park on Friday, September 7th with a hosted wine/beer event at 6 pm followed at 7 pm with a buffet dinner (both meat and vegetarian options available). Additional guest meals may be purchased at time of registration.

33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration Artist Benefits

Awards include $3,000 Best of Show, $2,000 First place, $1,500 Second place, $1,000 Third place, five $500 Judges Merit awards, and five $100 Honorable Mention awards along with $500 Stevens Family People’s Choice award. There were 4,000 visitors last year. Sculptors may sell their work with no commission required by the Caldwell Arts Council. This event occurs rain or shine. Bring a pop-up tent to protect work if desired.

About the Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council started in 1976. They promote the arts to the people of Caldwell County. The Sculpture Celebration event started in 1985 as a brainchild of a sculptor, parks and recreation director, and the executive director of the Caldwell Arts Council. The Council reaches over 12,000 Caldwell County students with traveling theatre shows which bring their studies to life on stage. They host the annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, bringing instrument competitions and famous names to the Happy Valley / Yadkin Valley area of Lenoir. The Council provide visual arts exhibits throughout the year at their downtown and offsite galleries.

For more information, contact office@caldwellarts.com.

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Clarington Outdoor Art Festival – Call For Artists

Clarington Outdoor Art Festival – Call For Artists

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is currently accepting applications for the Clarington Outdoor Art Festival 2018, taking place on September 29-30 on VAC grounds in Bowmanville, Ontario. Applications are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. Aligning with Culture Days 2018, the festival is a platform that connects people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2018

The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival provides artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work in the context of an established and not for profit space. Artists and makers will have the opportunity to sell and network in the community of Bowmanville.

About Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Centre nurtures the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creativity through arts education, exhibition, and promotion. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has a forty year history of providing quality exhibition and educational programming to the community.

VAC is an active and productive organization that makes good use of limited resources to generate a significant, varied, and ever-expanding volume of activity within each of their five service areas: exhibitions; educational programs; publications and information; community outreach and special events; and recognition programs. While the majority of artists, participants, and visitors are from Clarington, programs draw a considerable number of people from across the GTA and beyond.

VAC provides professionally curated exhibitions with accompanying catalogues at the Visual Arts Centre, exhibitions in the Clarington Municipal Building, and the Clarington Library as well as Art on Public Lands outdoor sculpture installations on the Centre’s grounds. They work to build community and be part of the community. Programs, exhibitions, and facilities reflect a diversity of ideas, engage the broader community, support artists, and are accessible to all.

For more information, contact development@vac.ca.

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Art On Fourth – Call For Artists

Art On Fourth – Call For Artists

The city of Ketchum, Idaho, invites experienced artists to apply for Ketchum’s summer sculpture exhibition, “Art On Fourth.” The call is open to all artists, regardless of their state of residence, creating original three-dimensional artwork suitable in scale and materials for public outdoor display. There is no entry fee.

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Deadline: 18 May 2018

Original three-dimensional artwork by selected artists will be displayed in outdoor public spaces along Ketchum’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor from June through October 2018. Artists will be participating in a popular exhibition in Ketchum, Idaho, a diverse mountain resort community adjacent to the Sun Valley Resort. In its eleventh year, Art on Fourth has become an exciting part of the city’s summer attractions. It presents artwork by diverse artists ranging from locals to those of national standing. Past exhibitors include Rod Kagan, Boaz Vaadia, Gwynn Murrill, Steve Jensen, Will Robinson and Robert Kantor, among others.

Selected artists will receive a $2000 stipend for the exhibition of their work. The exhibition will be featured in an annual arts brochure, the city’s newsletter, on the city’s website, and in various social media forums.

About The City Of Ketchum, Idaho

In 2012, ArtPlace named Ketchum one of the top twelve small-town arts places in the U.S. In 2014, Smithsonian Magazine named Ketchum one of the 20 best small towns to visit in the U.S.

The Ketchum community surrounds the Sun Valley Resort, which is known as one of the country’s premier ski resorts. It is noted for its European style terrain. Ketchum’s early roots were in mining and sheep herding. Today it is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and its sophisticated arts and cultural offerings.

The Ketchum Arts Commission was established in 2007 for the purpose of stimulating awareness and appreciation of the importance of the arts as well as to follow the policy of the city to recognize the value of art in public places, beautify public areas, enhance the quality of life for Ketchum citizens, attract tourism, enhance art education, celebrate cultural heritage, and provide incentives to businesses to locate within the city.

For more information, contact lenourato@ketchumidaho.org.

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63rd Annual Park Forest Art Fair – Call For Artists

63rd Annual Park Forest Art Fair – Call For Artists

Tall Grass Arts Association announces a call for artists for the 63rd Annual Park Forest Art Fair, the second oldest juried fair in Chicagoland. It is known as an exceptionally artist-friendly fair. Artists may apply to exhibit two or three-dimensional fine art or fine crafts. This includes painting, printmaking, photography as well as works in wood, metal, fabric, and jewelry.

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Deadline: 4 May 2018

The jury is composed of three professional artists and includes a professional photographer. Artists who pass jurying also become Tall Grass Gallery Artists. They are eligible to exhibit in the Tall Grass Gallery and have works carried in the Tall Grass Gift Shop.

63rd Annual Park Forest Art Fair Artist Benefits

The Park Forest Art Fair offers assistance at set-up and take-down, a breakfast each day, and a sumptuous dinner on Saturday night. Volunteers visit the fair, all day, to provide water and bathroom breaks. Tall Grass offers $3,000 in prize money in the categories of two-dimension artworks, three-dimensional artworks, and jewelry. There are purchase prizes and one special purchase prize for the Tall Grass permanent collection. Artists report that the visitors to the fair are friendly and stop to chat with the artists. The fair is promoted on social media, regional press, and on WBBM and WFMT. Tall Grass receives no portion of sales made at the art fair.

About Tall Grass Arts Association

Tall Grass Arts Association is almost as old as the Village of Park Forest, having incorporated shortly after the Village. During all those years, it has operated a gallery that exhibits the works of artists.  The exhibits change approximately every two months.  It operates an art school and the Park Forest Art Fair.  Located in a diverse region, the organization reflects and celebrates the diversity of the region in its Board, members, volunteers, and artists.  The fair is operated by volunteers who get to know the artists well because of their volunteer activities. For that reason, the $175 booth fee was never raised during the recession. The fee remains in place today and reflects the support the organization has for artists. Unlike most galleries, the commission paid for works sold in the gallery and gift shop is 70%.

For more information, contact tallgrassexhibit@gmail.com.

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Glow In The Park – Call For Artists

Glow In The Park – Call For Artists

Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks to commission one artist or artist team to create a temporary outdoor art installation for the 6th annual Glow in the Park. Event to be held at the Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.

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Deadline: 6 Sept 2017

Fairmount Park Conservancy is looking for a piece with a sense of fun, spectacle, and intentionality. The artwork should speak to its setting and create a unique experience for those attending. This commission is part of a larger effort to forge new connections between artists and cultural partners with communities and the public realm. The conservancy is working to engage the power of the arts to enhance treasured city parks and to provide a new lens through which to see, understand, and experience them.

Chosen Glow In The Park artist(s) will receive an artist fee. The total project budget is $7,000 which is inclusive of all artist fees and fabrication costs.

About Fairmount Park Conservancy

Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. They lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs. They are located throughout 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It provides residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic, and cultural benefits.

Through sustained leadership, significant investment, and strategic efforts, Fairmount Park Conservancy positions Philadelphia’s park system to become a world-class, preeminent park system. It is a national model for urban revitalization, sustainability, and civic engagement.

For more information, contact arts@myphillypark.org.

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