Money for public art!!

Thought this one was worth passing on since there’s a fair amount of money involved!

Call to Artists – Public Art Project at Venice Island Recreation Center

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Property, Public Art Division, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Water Department, announces a competition for the commissioning of site specific artwork for the Manayunk CSO Basin at the Venice Island Recreation Center. A total budget of up to $275,000 has been allocated for this Percent for Art project. The competition is open to artists or collaborative teams who reside in the U.S. Prior experience in public art is not required. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 28, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.

For a prospectus please visit:

Contact: Margot Berg, Director, Public Art Division, 215-686-4596,
Theresa Rose, Program Assistant, 215-686-4593,

Hope some deserving local artist gets the big bucks, but it’s open to all U.S. citizens.