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 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.
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:
The application will open on Monday, February 7, 2022, through Friday, March 4, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The application encourages nominations and self-submissions.