Deadline February 19: The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), Wexford Science and Technology and the University City Science Center (UCSC) are proud to announce a public art opportunity to be located at a new pocket park that is planned for the corner of 37th & Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Artists who wish to be considered for the project are invited to submit images of recent work.
The work of art is being commissioned to fulfill the PRA’s Percent for Art mandate, which requires that developers of projects on land acquired from or assembled by the PRA must dedicate 1% of their construction costs to commissioning original works of public art. The project is being developed by Wexford Science & Technology, a real estate investment and development company, with the University City Science Center, the nation’s first urban research park.
The work of art is to be part of a new corner ‘pocket’ park, which will be located at the northwest corner of 37th & Market Street. The pocket park will be the heart of uCity Square, the dynamic knowledge community at the University City Science Center. While the work of art must be located in the pocket park, the exact location and type of art work is specifically not defined in order to give artists the freedom to think creatively about all aspects of this project. Artists will be encouraged to think about what makes this development unique or compelling to them and use it as a starting point for thinking about the type of work that would be appropriate.
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