Monday, January 11, 2010

Public Art Call to Pittsburgh Artists Market Street Downtown Pittsburgh PA

the info below is from the Office of Public Art. Let's hope a lot of Pittsburgh artists see this and apply!

Request for Qualifications
Market Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Receipt Deadline for Applications: February 5, 2010
Budget: $19,500

The Office of Public Art announces a Request for Qualifications for a work of public art on Market Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is working with the Office of Public Art to commission an artist to create a work of public art on Market Street in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The commissioned work of art will have a lighting component. The artist budget for the project is $19,500. The project will be completed by August 2010.
The Streetscapes Study prepared for the Downtown Living Initiative by the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh suggests streetscape improvements to enhance Sixth and Market Streets as primary pedestrian connection linking the Cultural District, First Side, and Market Square. The City, Mayor's Office, and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership have embarked on a multi-million dollar project to renovate these corridors.

As part of the overall improvements in this district and following the recommendations of the Streetscape Study, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership decided to commission a work of art to be located on Market Street. The work of art will enhance the pedestrian experience between the triangle park at Three PNC and the newly renovated Market Square, making a strong connection between the Cultural District and Market Square.

Submissions must be received by Friday, February 5, 2010. They may be mailed or dropped off at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council until 4:00 PM on February 5th. Emailed applications and late applications will not be accepted.
Mail applications to: Office of Public Art, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Attention: Market Street Project, 810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Information Session

An information session for artists who are interested in submitting materials will be held on January 19, 2010 from 6-7pm at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, 810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The purpose of the information session is to review the project and the submission guidelines, and to respond to artist's questions. Attendance is not mandatory. RSVP is not required.

Contact Information

To receive a copy of the complete RFQ, please contact Lea Donatelli, Office of Public Art, 412-391-2060 x 233 or opa(AT)

The Office of Public Art is a partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh funded by The Heinz Endowments.

For more information, please visit
Office of Public Art
c/o Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222