Open Call for Art on the Parkway, co-organized by the Association for Public Art (aPA) and the Parkway Council, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR), invites artists, designers, and other creatives to propose a temporary public art installation in Maja Park on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway as part of the annual summer Oval festival. Proposals are asked to explore the ways in which art can help create and define a sense of place.

Each spring, the Association for Public Art provides annual maintenance for over 30 outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia and takes on special projects as needed.

New•Land•Marks was a program of Association for Public Art that brought together artists and community organizations to plan and create new works throughout Philadelphia. Sixteen proposals – five of which were commissioned – incorporated public art into ongoing community development, urban greening, public amenities, and other revitalization initiatives.

To bridge the gap between public art and ordinary life, the Association for Public Art initiated the pioneering program “Form and Function,” which invited artists to propose public art projects for Philadelphia that would be utilitarian, site-specific, and integral to community life—works that would be integrated into the public context through use as well as placement.