Call for Artists: Design a LOVE Park children’s activity book

Call for Artists: Design a LOVE Park children’s activity book

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks to commission one artist or artist team to create a LOVE Park children’s activity book to engage the park’s younger visitors by encouraging exploration, creativity, and participation in the new LOVE Park.

GOAL/OBJECTIVE
The activity book will be distributed at no cost to children visiting the neighboring
Family Court building, the park’s on-site game-cart kiosk, and other outlets. Copies may also be sold through the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s website to allow future reprintings. The book will have a soft cover, be printed in black and white, and distributed with small packets of crayons. While size and page count are flexible with the artist’s vision, the final book should not exceed 20 pages.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit LOVE Park for inspiration and to best understand how the activity book could interact with the park. This commission is part of the Arts and Culture Program at the Fairmount Park Conservancy, supported by ArtPlace America’s Community Development Investment Program.

Requirements:
• Imaginative, creative, interactive
• Encourages self-expression
• Appropriate for children ages 6 – 12
• Engages with LOVE Park
• Offers activities that children can
complete on their own, as well as
opportunities for collaboration with peers
and parents/family members
• Inclusive and representative of our diverse city

A $2,500 stipend will be provided to artist selected. This stipend will be inclusive of all artist fees, time, and any other projectrelated expenses. Separate funds have been set aside for printing, assembly, and distribution. 

Artists are required to provide:
• CV or bio, not to exceed 2 pages (1 page
if double-sided)
• 4-6 images that best illustrate previous
artistic work
• A short narrative proposal to establish the
book’s concept—identifying the types of
activities and illustrations to be included
and how the book will be engaging to a
wide age range (max. 300 words)
• 2-4 images that illustrate the proposal
• Links to other relevant work welcome

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 22th at 11 pm EST. All materials
must be submitted as a PDF to arts@myphillypark.org.

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