Monday, June 8, 2009

Art in Transit - A Funded Opportunity for Artists

SEPTA is looking for an artist to install a permanent gateway at the 63rd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line. Here are the details, and the link:

Application link is HERE.

Project Name: SEPTA 63rd Street Elevated Station
Budget: $140,000
Location: 63rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: July 1, 2009

SEPTA invites all artists living in the Greater Philadelphia area to apply for a public art commission. Artists are asked to envision permanent artwork that will serve as a dynamic gateway for the tens of thousands of pedestrians, shoppers, residents, motorists and SEPTA riders commuting through or passing by stations each day.

The Art In Transit Program is designed to incorporate art elements into renovation and construction projects for selected stations and public transportation facilities. The program allocates up to one percent of the construction budget of capitally funded projects for the design, fabrication and installation of permanent artwork. The purpose of the Art in Transit Program is to create a more inviting and dynamic transit environment for regular and new riders and to foster a feeling of pride within the surrounding community.

1 comment:

peny dredful said...

I think it is great that you guys post these types of materials and opportunities for people.