City of Philadelphia seeking commissions for JFK Plaza/LOVE Park

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy,  in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Inter Park, LLC announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork(s) in JFK Plaza/LOVE Park!
 This once-in-a-lifetime commission is part of the $14 million renovation and reconstruction of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park, and the competition is open to artists and teams who reside in the United States. Artwork will be selected on the basis of creativity, artistic merit, technical proficiency, and relationship to the site. Long-term maintenance, durability, and public safety concerns will be major selection criteria.

Artists are required to comply with applicable rules, contracts, and procedures of all governmental boards and agencies of the City of Philadelphia. Submitted proposals will be reviewed on their relationship to both the overall design of the park as well as Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture. Philly is asking that artists attempt to complement or add to the park rather than compete with the current surroundings.

For the full description, guidelines, and how to submit, click here!

DEADLINE: February 14