Public Art Gateway Project | Call to Artist/Artist Design Teams

Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Public Art Project

In a continued effort to enhance and cultivate placemaking within the City of Erie, the Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts & Culture are accepting qualifications from artists (or artist teams) for a public art opportunity along State Street in Downtown Erie. It is desired that the finished artwork for this project be incorporated into the intersection of State Street and both East and West 3rd Street.

We are looking for artists (or artist teams) with strong portfolios of past work who demonstrate a proven track record of large-scale public art projects and experience in environmental, iconographic, and conceptual solutions for public art. Artists (or artist teams) will electronically submit their applications for consideration. From this, the Selection Committee will select semi- finalists who are most qualified for this project. The semi-finalists will be paid a modest design fee to conduct a site visit and then create and submit conceptual design proposals.

This project is being funded in part by charitable donations from UPMC Health Plan given to the Erie Downtown Partnership through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Neighborhood Assistance Program. 

Budget Range: $75,000 - $120,000

Deadline to Submit Materials: 5:00 PM (EST) Friday, May 31, 2019

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