Percent for Art Program – Call to Artists/Request for Qualifications City Archives Relocation
This Deadline Expired: Friday, June 16, 2017
The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces an $80,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for the new City Archives facility. This commission is part of the $4 million City Archive relocation project by the City of Philadelphia Department of Records.
The City Archives serves as the permanent repository for the City’s extensive collection of local historical and cultural records. The enormous collection uniquely documents Philadelphia’s history through objects, documents, rare maps, photographs, architectural plans, tax records, and much more. Some treasures of the collection include: the original 1701 William Penn City of Philadelphia Charter; the first volume of the City Council Minutes, from 1704; original signatures of Benjamin Franklin; and a variety of documents, maps, and images dating from the 18th century.
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
This competition is open to artists and artist-teams who reside in the United States. The City of
Philadelphia reserves the right to determine additional eligibility requirements.
Artwork will be selected based on creativity, artistic merit, technical proficiency, and relationship to
the site. Long-term maintenance, durability, and public safety concerns will be major selection
criteria. Artists are required to comply with applicable rules, contracts, and procedures of all
governmental boards and agencies of the City of Philadelphia.
To learn more and apply, click here.