Philadelphia’s Permanent Harriet Tubman Statue Call for Artists

January 26, 2023
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Philadelphia's Permanent Harriet Tubman Statue
Project Budget: $500,000
Part 1 Deadline: January 26, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET
The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the African American Historic Statue Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) have launched a competition to commission a site-specific, public art statue on the Northeast apron of City Hall that will celebrate Harriet Tubman’s life, story and legacy. Proposals are being solicited through the City’s public art commissioning process to attract a wide variety of high-quality design ideas and original creative expressions for this important and historic public art project in Philadelphia.
This public art competition is open to all interested artists or artist teams. Priority will be given to artists or artist teams who reflect the diversity of Philadelphia, and minority and female artists or artist teams are strongly encouraged to apply. Local artists or artist teams who live or work in the Greater Philadelphia area will also be prioritized for this opportunity, but any artist may apply.
This is a two-part competition consisting of Part 1: Submission of Qualifications and Part 2: Semi-Finalist Proposals. In Part 1 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.
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