The Percent for Art Program, through the Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), announces a two-stage selection process to award and commission a site-specific artwork at the Philadelphia Public Services Building (PPSB). The project will renovate the former Philadelphia Inquirer Building at 400 North Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia into a state-of-the-art facility to be used to relocate two police districts and the Medical Examiner's Office.
Percent for Art seeks to commission a high quality and original artwork that engages the community and reflects PPSB’s goals. There are no requirements as to material or form; although the artwork must be permanent and site-specific. A budget of $715,500 has been allocated for this Percent for Art commission. This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project-related expenses. The sum is also inclusive of all structural support for the art, structural design services, structural detail design, design and installation of attachments to the building structure, and all power requirements of the art work, if needed.
The deadline for the Request for Qualifications is March 6, 2019.
For more information, visit the Percent for Art page on the OACCE website.