Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sprout Fund - Downtown Public Art Project: Call for Artists + Pgh/NYC Info Session dates

Call for Artists:
The Sprout Fund seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a signature work of permanent public art on fa├žade of a building in a prominent Downtown Pittsburgh location. Artists must be a current or former Pittsburgh area residents or able to demonstrate a relationship with the city. Work in a variety of media and forms will be considered. 3-5 artists or artist-led teams will be invited to submit design proposals.

Project Budget: $100,000
Deadline for Submissions: September 12th, 2011
Installation: Spring 2012

Pittsburgh Artist Information Session:
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 6pm
Sprout Fund office - 5423 Penn Avenue, Garfield

New York Artist Information Session:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:30pm
Open Air Modern - 489 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn (between Powers and Grand St)

More information at:
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