LATHROP HOMES ART PROJECT

Project Overview
Architreasures, an arts-based community development organization, along with our collaborators Lathrop Community Partners, is seeking an artist / creative team to produce  public artwork for Lathrop Homes, a new mixed income development located on Chicago’s North Side.

The overall goals of the Lathrop Homes Art Project are to:
- Create visually compelling artwork that enlivens the outdoor courtyard located near 2906 N. Clybourn.
- Restore and preserve historic mosaic panels created by community youth and incorporate them into the design of the new artwork.
- Engage residents in the design and production of the artwork in order to build a sense of connection and stewardship of the landmarked site.


Background
Originally constructed in 1938 as one of Chicago’s first public housing developments, Lathrop Homes is located at the intersection of Clybourn, Damen and Diversey, adjacent to the Chicago River, and spreads across 35.5 acres.

Lathrop Community Partners is completing a redevelopment of the site, which includes a total of 1,116 units of mixed-income housing, retail and community space, and enhanced landscaping that will open up the historic site to the community at large and bring new life to nearly ½ mile of riverfront.

 

Project Fees & Timeline
The creative fee for the project is $10-15K, to be determined based upon design and proposal. Material and production expenses will be established with Architreasures upon approval of final design.

 

Aug 1                 Shortlist of artists provided $500 stipend to develop initial design concept

Aug 30               Artist selected after presentation and interviews with project committee

Sept-Oct            Artist develops and refines artwork design with community engagement

Oct-Dec             Artwork production and fabrication

Mar-May          Artwork installation and project celebration

 

Artist Profile
The project seeks a professional artist / team with experience producing site specific artwork for outdoor spaces. Artists should have experience working with mosaics and may incorporate other visual art mediums (i.e., paint, metal, wood, glass etc.) into their practice. Artists should also have experience working within neighborhood community settings.

 

To Apply
Email the following to hr@architreasures.org by July 26, 2019.

1.      CV/ resume that includes educational background, professional training, community engagement experience, and other pertinent qualifications
2. 10-15 digital images (compiled in one PDF) that demonstrates past work and practice relevant to this project
3. Statement of no more than 2 pages outlining your interest in the project