Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Call to Pittsburgh Artists: Market Square Public Art Program

Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals
Budget: Varied
Received By Deadline: September 20, 2013 5pm EST
Information: Download full RFQ/RFP ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=bH93GQGhAAEAAAJbAAdS-w )

The City of Pittsburgh has launched the Market Square Public Art Program, which will locate temporary works of art in Downtown Pittsburgh-s central public plaza during February - April 2014, 2015, and 2016. The City is working in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Office of Public Art to manage the artist selection process and implement the program.

The Market Square Public Art Program will commission artists to exhibit existing works of public art or commission artists to create new works of public art. Artists or teams of artists are invited to submit qualifications for new works of art or proposals to site existing works of art. There is a range of possible project budgets. The budget for newly commissioned artworks is $50,000 - $75,000. The budget to install existing artworks is $10,000 - $50,000.

The selection process will select artists for all three years of the program.

Please see above link to download complete application requirements and project details, or visit publicartpittsburgh.org ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=bH93GQGhAAEAAAj2AAdS-w ) .

Local and regional artists are encouraged to apply. An information session will be held on September 4, 2013 at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, 810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 from 6-7pm. The purpose of the session is to review the project and submission guidelines and to respond to artist-s questions. Attendance is not mandatory. RSVP is not required.

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 publicartpittsburgh.org ( http://pittsburgharts.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=bH93GQGiAAEAAAFcAAdS-w ) .

Eyes on Pittsburgh
Formerly the Pittsburgh Art Blog, Eyes on Pittsburgh focuses on cultural aspects of the region, including visual and performing arts, as well as locavore, development and environmental issues through original, analytical writing and interviews. Pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site www.PghGalleries.com. The blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and Pittsburgh artist advocate rick byerly.

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