The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announce a competition to commission three site-specific artworks by three different artists or artist teams at PHL Terminals D, E, and F. The commissions will take place as part of PHL’s continued restroom renovation project, with each of the projects occupying a pre-designated wall space its respective concourse outside of the restrooms. Project budgets range from $25,000-$44,000 per project.
In order to best meet the needs and expectations of the Airport’s 30 million annual passengers, PHL is continuing its restroom renovation project that will greatly enhance its ability to efficiently connect travelers to their destinations as well as provide innovative and world-class amenities. A major feature of this project is the overall sense of aesthetic including the architecture, interior design, and fine art—all components that will enrich the public’s Airport experience and continue to make PHL a choice destination for travelers. PHL and the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program encourage artists to propose works that respond directly to the characteristics of the specified site and will enrich the public’s experience at the Airport.
This competition is open to artists and teams who reside in the United States. The City of Philadelphia reserves the right to determine additional artist eligibility requirements.
The application deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014.