Percent for Art Program – Call to Artists/Request for Qualifications City Archives Relocation

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. 

 

Michele Tremblay

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Henry Bermudez

With paintings steeped in dream imagery, my work combines symbols and myth from ancient pre-Hispanic cultures with the symbols…

With paintings steeped in dream imagery, my work combines symbols and myth from ancient pre-Hispanic cultures with the symbols and myths of contemporary art.…

With paintings steeped in dream imagery, my work combines symbols and myth from ancient pre-Hispanic cultures with the symbols and myths of contemporary art.…

Phyllis Gorsen

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration.…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is…

Christina Massey
Stuart Lehrman

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a…

Stuart Lehrman's practice involves dialogue between order and chaos. Constantly experimenting with the physical properties of paint, between adding and subtracting, making and unmaking, working to a place where he loses…

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