PGH Airport Call for Artist Installations (Due Mar. 15)

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The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) is soliciting qualifications from individual artists or artist collaboratives, to provide artwork for installation at Pittsburgh International Airport. This initiative is part of the Art in the Airport program; which aims to enhance the experience of the facilities for visitors and staff, by presenting visual art, performing art, and public art of the highest quality. Temporary and diverse programming will attract attention and investment from repeat business and leisure travelers, as well as local visitors and employees. A selection panel comprised of Art in the Airport Advisory Committee members will choose projects to fulfill programmatic opportunities, through December of 2020. Each of the selected projects will be given a period of three (3) months, to exhibit their artwork. There are currently two locations for which ACAA is seeking artwork. Those spaces are:

The Landside Ticketing Art Case, with dimensions of: 7’ 9” H x 47’ 3” W x 2’ 7 ¾” D

And The Airside Art Case in Concourse C, with the dimensions of: 37.5” H x 97” W x 18” D

Timeline The anticipated schedule represents ACAA’s best estimate of the schedule that will be followed in selecting artwork for the aforementioned spaces. The length of each exhibition term is estimated to be three months long, including the installation and de-installation of artwork.

• ACAA Issues RFQ: 02/7/2019

• Deadline for Receipt of Requests for Proposals: 03/15/2019 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

• Panel Selection Completed and Projects Notified: 03/29/2019

• Contract Periods: Each selected artist or collaborative will receive a 3 month exhibition period, with this round of projects concluding in December of 2020. Please note that due to the dynamic nature of airport environments, sometimes flexibility is required on the timing of installations.

Click here to read the full Request for Proposals, guidelines, and application instructions

Jamie Earnest