Call for Artists: St. Mary’s Square Public Art Project

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Deadline March 14: Budget: $145,000
Info Session: Feb 25, 2016, 2:30pm @ Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is requesting proposals for a permanent public art piece that will be installed on a rooftop park connected to the St. Mary’s Square, at Pine and Kearny Streets in Chinatown, San Francisco. The public art is expected to be completed by early 2017. The rooftop park is located on the fifth story of a new office building at 500 Pine Street. The site is the former location of the Kong Chow Temple, a historic building of the Kong Chow Benevolent Association founded by Chinese immigrants in 1854. St. Mary’s Square was an important core area of Chinatown for Chinese settlers during the mid-19th century. The new piece will help convey a contemporary San Francisco Chinatown and could reflect and reference the former building’s cultural and historic legacy.

Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists and collaboratives. Artists who have public art experiences or partner with designers and architects are strongly preferred.

The $145,000 budget shall be used for the design, materials, and installation of the public art, as well as the artist’s compensation.

Cheryl B. Harper

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