The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) -- working closely with the Chicago Public Library, Alderman Laurino, and community stakeholders -- invites professional artists working in video to submit their interest and qualifications for a public art commission at Albany Park Branch Library.
Four artists/teams will be commissioned at $4500 each to create original video artworks for the City of Chicago's Public Art Collection. This opportunity is open internationally and, of the four videos commissioned, at least two will be awarded to Chicago-based artists. Applications for this competitive opportunity will be reviewed based on the originality of applicant's stated approach, their responsiveness to the site, and the strength of their previous work in video.
Community Forum on 2/1
A community forum will be held in the community room of the Albany Park Branch Library (3401 W. Foster) on Wednesday, February 1st, from 4:30-5:30pm to discuss this public art opportunity. Anyone interested in the project is welcome to attend. DCASE Public Art staff and representatives from the selection panel will be present to share information about the project, listen to community input, clarify how to apply, and address questions.
For detailed information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please visit www.callforentry.org.