Call for 2020 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary

Call for 2020 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Click here to download the proposal guidelines.
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Art Orientations
We strongly recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informal tours/conversations give the artists a chance to experience the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current artist installations.

Please sign up for an artist orientation at least 48 hours in advance. Space is limited. If you have questions or cannot access the link to make a reservation, please contact Annie Anderson at (215) 236-5111 x227 or aa@easternstate.org

2019 Orientation Dates and Times:
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2:00 pm
Friday, May 3, 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm

Proposal Deadline (for all funding and approvals):
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 11:59 pm

Proposals can be uploaded electronically. A link to the submission portal will be available here by April 1, 2019.

If it is difficult or impossible to access the Internet or submit a proposal online, please write, call, or email us at the address below. Exceptions are possible, evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Annie Anderson
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Artist Proposals – 2020 Season
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-236-5111 x227
aa@easternstate.org 

Grace Period:
There is a 1-day grace period for all proposals. The online submission portal will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019, and no further submissions will be possible. 

Additional Resources:
Sample Proposals

Rick Salafia
Erica Ehrenbard
Ellen Lana Abraham

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism.…

Fran Lightman Gibson

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism…

Patti Dougherty (Jewelry)

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them of our fragile marine…

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