In 2022, Americans for the Arts will award the next Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design to a civic design professional. 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 goal 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 award this year will be honored to a civic design professional. A civic design professional is identified as someone who primarily works in planning, transportation, or land use development and leverages arts-based practices or projects to address community-driven goals. The selected individual will:
· Receive $30,000 for which these funds 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. Dates for the Annual Convention are TBD.
· 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 of articles or blog posts, or other opportunities of mutual benefit to the awardee and Americans for the Arts.
The application will open on Monday, February 7th with a deadline of Friday, March 4th, 2022. The application encourages nominations and self-submissions. To learn more about the prize visit About the Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design | Americans for the Arts
The Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design is named after the internationally recognized philanthropists, Jorge M. Pérez and his wife, Darlene Boytell-Pérez. Americans for the Arts is thankful for their support and contribution. For more information, please visit www.jmperezfamilyfoundation.org.