Call for Artists: Percent for Art Opportunity at the Broad, Germantown Erie Intersection

September 21, 2023
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The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the City of Philadelphia announce a competition to commission site-specific public artwork to be installed at the intersection of Broad, Germantown, and Erie (BGE). This public artwork will be commissioned through the City of Philadelphia's Percent for Art program and is part of a large construction project that will transform the Broad, Germantown, and Erie intersection in the Nicetown/Tioga neighborhood in North Philadelphia.

The BGE Percent for Art project will provide several opportunities for two and three dimensional public artworks throughout the Erie and Butler Triangles. The artworks will be inspired by positive quotes and sayings that were selected by the community. The art may be expressed in a variety of artistic mediums, including etchings and mosaics, embedded into surfaces within the intersection as well as sculptural works.

This is a two-part competition: In the first part of the competition, all artists or artist teams who are interested in this opportunity are invited to respond to this Call for Artists by submitting an application detailing their qualifications ONLY.  To submit for the first part, click here.

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art program invites all interested artists to apply for this public art commission and encourages artists to consider forming multi-disciplinary artist teams where appropriate. Priority will be given to artists or artist teams who reflect the diversity of the Nicetown/Tioga community, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and female artists or artist teams are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified local artists or artist teams who live or work in the community around the Broad, Germantown, Erie intersection will also be prioritized for this opportunity, but any artist may apply.

An optional Artist Informational Meeting for artists or artist teams interested in applying for the BGE Percent for Art commission will be held on Thursday, August 17th. During this meeting, artists or artist teams can ask questions about the project, the application, and/or the process.

To RSVP for the Artist Information Meeting, click here.

For further information, click here.

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