The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is asking local artists to submit proposals to produce fully-developed artistic designs at five neighborhood libraries, as part of the Free Library’s 21st Century Libraries Initiative.
The proposed artistic designs should inspire community members to engage with questions such as: “Who are we?” “How do we define our community?” and “What is the role of the Library in our daily lives?” Selected artists will work with James Moustafellos from The Center for Design+Innovation, renovation architect James Keller, and the library communities to develop creative concepts for art in the new facilities. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $7,500. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is funding the effort.
Through the 21st Century Libraries Initiative, the Free Library is working with the community to redefine its neighborhood libraries to better meet local needs. The following Free Library locations will receive art installations as part of the initiative: Lillian Marrero Library, Logan Library, Lovett Memorial Library, South Philadelphia Library (slated for reopening in the winter of 2016), and Tacony Library.
Please review the complete artist guidelines and eligibility requirements in full.
To apply, download and complete this application form.