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Request for Qualifications – The Fairmount Water Works

Deadline September 8: This is a planning project to conceptualize and pilot a work of art on the Schuylkill River Circuit.
The prototype developed through this iterative, collaborative process will capture the attention of outdoor enthusiasts, connect them with information about urban watersheds, and promote sharing of this information through new technology and online platforms to be integrated with the artwork. The Fairmount Water Works, The William Penn Foundation, and Habithèque Inc. will lead a project team that includes Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, City Parks Association, Schuylkill River Development Corp, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bartram’s Gardens, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, selected individual artists, and representatives from The City of Philadelphia. Collectively, project leadership and team will work with selected artists to conceptualize, test, and refine ideas for a work of art (or series of works) and develop a prototype. These materials, along with audience feedback and lessons learned through the planning process will to be used to solicit further support for implementation of actual works along the Circuit.

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Opportunity posted on: August 21, 2014