WHO: all artforms.
WHAT: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2012 season of site-specific artist installations.Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts.Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone.
Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone's Cell, and Death Row. Artists from around the world are invited to submit proposals for work that responds to the site. Artists are responsible for the installation and removal of their work.
PAYMENTS: maximum funding is $7,500 per project.
Deadline: 16 June 2011 ** Deadline expired**
Organiser/employer: Eastern State Penitentiary
[ Added on 9 May 2011 ]
- Pays fee/prize/award
- No charges
- Experience required:
- Some experience
- Students eligible:
- USA - Philadelphia, PA