Have Your Work Shown or Suggest Locations For Public Art in Edgewater Glen

We know there are a number of you out there!

If you are a local artist interested in having your work displayed in the neighborhood (or have suggestions of locations for public art in the ‘hood) check out Alderman Osterman’s notice below. The city is inviting artists, artist teams and arts organizations applying with a lead artist (Artists) to submit their qualifications for the project.

“The City of Chicago has named 2017 the Year of Public Art, and is committed to adding new public art in each ward throughout the city through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) 50×50 Neighborhood Arts Project. This program allows aldermen to dedicate a portion of their 2017 menu allocation to commission public art for their ward. These menu funds will be matched up to $10,000 by DCASE. In addition to the $20,000 from our ward’s menu and DCASE, I am working with our local chambers of commerce and Special Service Areas (SSAs) to put together additional funding with the goal of adding close to $100,000 worth of public art throughout Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown in 2017. We have assembled a working group made of local artists, urban planners, and arts professionals to advise the art and site selection.

If you have suggestions of locations for public art in the ward, please fill out this form on our website, or reach out to Jerry Goodman at jerry@48thward.org. If you are an artist interested in being considered for a commission, please click here to respond to the city’s RFQ. The city has also created a Public Art Youth Corps as part of the Year of Public Art, and will be employing youth throughout the city to assist in the creation and installation of public art. I will share more information about this program as it becomes available” – Alderman Osterman

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