Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (PA), International Call for Proposals: Site-Specific Art Installations, 2018

visual-learnEastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (PA), International Call for Proposals: Site-Specific Art Installations, 2018

Deadline: June 14th, 2017, 4:00pm EST

From their call: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 season of site-specific artist installations. There are two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark, the highest designation for an historic property under Federal law.

More than seventy artists have created installations for Eastern State Penitentiary’s cellblocks and yards. Some of these installations were among the most successful programming the site has presented, and brought perspectives and approaches that would not have been possible in traditional historic site programming. We seek installations that will explore Eastern State Penitentiary’s history, and evoke a broad range of emotions. We seek installations that will make connections between the complex history of this building and today’s criminal justice system and corrections policies. We want to humanize these difficult subjects with personal stories and distinct points of view. We want to hear new voices—voices that might emphasize the political, or humorous, or bluntly personal. We want our visitors to be challenged with provocative questions, and we’re prepared to face some provocative questions ourselves. In short, we seek memorable, thought-provoking additions to our public programming, combined with true excellence in artistic practice.

For more detailed information on the site, how to apply, specifics of the call (PDF):  http://www.easternstate.org/sites/default/files/Guidelines-for-Artists-2017-for-2018.pdf

Website link: http://www.easternstate.org/visit/site-rentals-special-arrangements/art-proposals

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Just five blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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