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Public Art and Communities: Call for Artists

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Public Art and Communities: Call for Artists




The Office of Public Art and Neighborhood Allies, in collaboration with the Borough of Millvale, are seeking four artists to develop temporary works of public art as part of the Public Art and Communities Program. Each artist will collaborate with a community-based organizational partner to create an artwork that responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and addresses its intersection with other public health issues. The projects will result from an in-depth collaboration between four artists and the four organizational partners that have been selected to participate in this program. The exact vision, form, location, duration, and materials for the project will be determined by the artist in collaboration with the organizational partner. Each of the artworks is expected to be present in the Pittsburgh area communities served by the respective organizational partner for 1 – 2 years.

In addition to developing a work of temporary public art, artists will participate alongside their organizational partner in Placemaking Academy, a series of workshops that will develop public art and creative placemaking skills.


Total Budget per Project: $37,000

  • Implementation and Fabrication: $26,000
  • Artist Fee and Honorarium: $11,000