upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

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Calling All Philadelphia Artists!

Through generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is pleased to announce a call for entries to area artists to submit proposals to produce fully developed artistic designs to be installed in the future in five neighborhood libraries throughout the city, as part of the Free Library’s 21st Century Libraries Initiative.

The proposed artistic designs should inspire community members to engage with questions such as: “Who are we?”  “How do we define our community?” and “What is the role of the Library in our daily lives?” Selected artists will work with James Moustafellos from The Center for Design+Innovation, renovation architect James Keller, and the library communities to develop creative concepts for art in the new facilities. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $7,500.

Through the 21st Century Libraries Initiative, the Free Library will improve the infrastructure and provide interior remediation and redesign of five select libraries, as well as pilot new program initiatives that will address specific community needs. The following Free Library locations will receive art installations as part of the initiative: Lillian Marrero Library, Logan Library, Lovett Memorial Library, South Philadelphia Library (slated for reopening in the winter of 2016), and Tacony Library.

Please review the complete artist guidelines and eligibility requirements in full.

To apply, download and complete this application form.

Deadline: March 24

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