Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2014 season of site-specific artist installations. Maximum funding is $7,500 per project. The deadline for proposals is June 13, 2013.
For guidelines, helpful hints, and FAQs, please visit our website at EasternState.org/art
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts.
Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone.
Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row. A critically-acclaimed series of artist installations is free with admission.
Sean Kelley, Program Director
(215) 236-5111 x13