Chicago Public Art Program
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 11:59pm, CST
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Candida Alvarez, Howlings - Soft Paintings, 2017-2019, Latex in on PVC mesh, 200 ft wide, spread over 4 panels x 14-17 ft tall, Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue at Wacker Drive, Chicago IL.
The Chicago Public Art Collection includes more than 500 works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around the city, such as police stations, libraries, and CTA stations. As part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Public Art Program administers the Chicago Public Art Collection and implements the City’s Percent for Art Ordinance. The Collection provides the citizens of Chicago with an improved public environment and enhances city buildings and spaces with quality works of art by professional artists.
Chicago Public Art Collection Highlights
For information on the Public Art Percent-for-Art Ordinance, Chicago Public Art Guide, Policies & Procedures and the Percent-for-Art Fund Financial Statements, visit our Publications & Reports page.
Chicago Artist Email Registry
The Chicago Public Art Program maintains a Chicago Artist Registry, which serves as a reference catalog of work by local artists. It is a resource for Percent-for-Art projects and is open to all artists.
Chicago Public Art Prequalified List
The 2020-2022 Chicago Public Art Prequalified List is a juried pool of 50 professional artists, artist teams, and arts nonprofits based in Chicago. The list helps facilitate the selection of artists for public art and other special commission opportunities of the Chicago Public Art Program.
Chicago Public Art Projects
The Chicago Public Art Program implements the City’s Percent-for-Art and manages other publicly-funded permanent and temporary public art throughout the city.
The Mural Registry catalogues Chicago’s collection of murals, and includes a growing list of completed murals created on private and public property.
Public Art Program — Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in collaboration with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Department of Transportation (CDOT), seeks professional artists, arts consultants, urban designers and planners with public art and infrastructure experience to serve as consultants who will lead a community engagement process to scope and identify priorities for new public art and infrastructure investments, prioritizing INVEST South/West (ISW) neighborhood corridors.