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Current Projects & Opportunities

 

Current Opportunities

There are currently no open opportunities. Please check back for future artist calls, or sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page.

Artist Information Sessions: The Public Art & Civic Design Division has previouly held Artist Information Sessions to review the steps necessary to register and submit an application on the City's procurement platform. You can view the recording and presentations here. 

 

PACD Projects & Conservation Work

Through the City's Art in Parks program, eight artists and artist teams are implementing high-impact public artworks in the City’s five regional parks: Frick, Schenley, Emerald View, Riverview, and Highland. The projects will be designed and installed on a staggered schedule through the Fall of 2022. To see the names of the selected artists, along with more information about the project, please visit https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/art-parks.

A new and updated version of the City’s inventory of public art and memorials was released in 2020. The latest revision features corrected and expanded information, newly-organized categories for easier reference, and a clearer and more cohesive visual format. It is available here to view on your computer or device or download as a PDF.

The Public Art & Civic Design Division engages professional conservators to conserve, maintain, and refurbish items in the City's collection annually. 

Following the release of the updated inventory in 2020, an updated version of the City’s public art map was launched, with the help and support of the City’s GIS Division. The update features corrected and expanded information, along with new color-coded categories and a redesigned and user-friendly format for easy access on a range of devices. It can be found here.

The 28-panel mosaic by Pittsburgh artist Virgil Cantini was formerly installed in a pedestrian underpass on what is now the site of Frankie Pace Park.  PACD has worked with conservators to successfully remove the entire mosaic, and the City is currently working on plans for a re-conceptualized installation. You can follow this project at https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/cantini-mosaic.

Pittsburgh artist Carin Mincemoyer has been selected as the artist for the coordination of a public art project to be implemented as part of the redesign of South Side Park. You can follow the progress of this project here: https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/south-side-park-public-art.

 

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