Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design

Visual Arts
Organization The Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design
Deadline March 4, 2022

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:

  • 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 in May 2022.
  • 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 7, 2022, through Friday, March 4, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The application encourages nominations and self-submissions.