Marian Anderson Sculpture Commission RFQ
This Deadline Expired: Sunday, May 1, 2022
The Marian Anderson Sculpture Committee, composed of civic leaders, arts professionals and philanthropists from Philadelphia and the surrounding region are dedicated to the goal of commissioning a commemorative sculpture of Marian Anderson to be located adjacent to the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. This sculpture will mark the first named African American female’s likeness to be honored in sculptural form in the City of Philadelphia.
The project goal is to commission one artist, or artist team, to create a representative figurative sculpture of Marian Anderson. Local/regional Philadelphia artists, as well as artists residing elsewhere in the United States, are invited to submit their qualifications (RFQ) for an opportunity to create a proposal.
If selected from the first round of RFQ, artists will receive a stipend, meet with the Sculpture Committee and selection team, and present their proposals for a sculpture (see timeline below). Artists of color and female artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
Learn more about how to apply here.