Monday, February 7, 2022
Americans for the Arts is accepting applications for the 2022 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design. This year the prize will be awarded to a civic design professional—identified as someone who primarily works in planning, transportation, or land use development—who leverages arts-based practices or projects to address community-driven goals.
Named after internationally recognized philanthropists Jorge M. Pérez and his wife, Darlene Boytell-Pérez, the Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design aims to celebrate and highlight the work of the individuals who support, develop, and manage the incorporation of art and artists into the designing and building of places across the United States. The goal of the prize is to celebrate one unique person at the mid-career level for their locally implemented contributions that support community development through the integration of art and artists into the built environment.
The selected individual will:
- Receive $30,000, which can be used to support project work, research and development, professional development, or any other expenses that enhance the individual’s ability to continue doing creative work to transform the processes and projects that make up the built environment.
- Get a one-year Americans for the Arts Individual Professional membership.
- Participate in the public announcement for the 2022 awardee during the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, currently scheduled to take place May 18-20 in Washington, D.C.
- Engage in national opportunities to share knowledge, perspective, and experience with Americans for the Arts and its national stakeholders, such as conference presentations, engagement in training events, author articles or blog posts, or other opportunities of mutual benefit to the awardee and Americans for the Arts.
Applicants may self-submit or nominate others for the prize. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click here to apply now.
Learn more about the Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design here.
Americans for the Arts is thankful for the support and contribution of Jorge M. Pérez and his wife, Darlene Boytell-Pérez. For more information, please visit JMPerezFamilyFoundation.org.
Pictured: “Stay Curious” by Tes One and Bask, commissioned by the City of Tampa, photo courtesy of the City of Tampa.