Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Call For Artists: Pop Up Pittsburgh: Downtown

Pop Up Pittsburgh: Downtown

Request for Proposals
Budget: $1,500 to $10,000
Deadline: September 13, 2011 at 5:00pm EST

Looking for place for an innovative project Downtown? Project Pop Up: Downtown is a program designed to incubate pop up art and retail projects to activate vacant storefronts.

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is seeking proposals from individual artists, collaborative artist teams, commercial retail businesses, arts and culture related businesses, and other for-profit or non-profit organizations or entities that will provide the most high quality and innovative approaches to activating vacant storefronts in Downtown with both a daytime and nighttime presence.

The most innovative, feasible, and creative proposals will be selected to participate in the program. Activation will range from 6-12 months, with the potential for long-term occupancy. Shorter terms will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Applicants are welcome from the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

For complete details, download a copy of the RFP or visit the project website.

The selection process will be managed by the Office of Public Art, a partnership between the City of Pittsburgh and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

Information Session: August 22, 2011 at 5pm
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is hosting an optional information session about -Project Pop Up: Downtown- on August 22, 2011 at 5:00pm. The session is located at the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council, 810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA.

At the session, project partners will answer questions and review the application process. A list of available Downtown properties will be presented. Following the meeting, the list will be presented on the project website, www.projectpopuppittsburgh.com.

Please contact Lynda Fairbrother at (412) 566-4190 or lfairbrother@downtownpittsburgh.com to reserve your space.

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

810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


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