Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is now accepting applications for the 50x50 Neighborhood Arts Project, which will provide up to $1 million to create new public artworks throughout the city's neighborhoods.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have designated 2017 the "Year of Public Art." The 50x50 initiative was inspired by Chicago's 50 wards and the 50th anniversary of two of the city's most iconic public artworks--the Picasso in Daley Plaza and the Wall of Respect which once stood on the South Side.
Artists--including painters, photographers and sculptors--interested in brightening and enhancing the city-- are invited to submit their qualifications for the project here before .
For more information on the Year of Public Art, including a year of exhibitions, performances, tours and other public events, visit here.