Neighborhood Arts Project
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Call Type: Unspecified
Entry Deadline: 2/24/17
2017 is the Year of Public Art in Chicago! The theme for the Year of Public Art is 50 x 50, which seeks to celebrate and create new public art in all 50 wards. In order to accomplish this, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a special program for Neighborhood Arts Projects.
Aldermen may opt in to the program by choosing to dedicate a portion of their 2017 menu allocation to commission public art for their ward. These menu funds will be matched up to $10,000 by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
An open call process will invite artists, artist teams and arts organizations applying with a lead artist (Artists) to submit their qualifications for the project. DCASE and representatives from Chicago’s cultural community will review the applications and create a pool of pre-qualified Artists for Aldermen to choose from. The selected Artists will work with DCASE, Aldermen and residents to develop public artworks. Our goal is to commission a diverse range of projects that celebrate public art in our neighborhoods and in our everyday, civic lives.