Art on theMART is a permanent public art installation unprecedented in scale, illuminating the 2.5 acre façade of theMART. In September 2018, theMART introduced Art on theMART to the world with a launch event that attracted over 32,000 people to the Riverwalk and Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, transforming its urban context.
Art on theMART is the latest iconic milestone on Chicago's visionary trajectory of public art. Art on theMART is a singular media platform and a major philanthropic gift to the City of Chicago: local and international works are on display and freely accessible as public art with no branding.
Programming is displayed on the façade of theMART nightly, approximately 15 minutes after sunset, March through December.
The application process for artists seeking to display work with Art on theMART is a three-step process.
First, the artist submits their qualifications for review. This serves as an introduction between the artist and the Curatorial Advisory Board and gives the artist the opportunity to present previous work samples and concept for review.
After the Curatorial Advisory Board reviews qualifications, select artists will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal of work.
note: submission of qualifications does not guarantee display of artwork.
If artwork is chosen, Art on theMART Executive Director, Cynthia Noble, will work directly with the artists to prepare work for display during Art on theMART programming.
Art on theMART accepts qualification submissions from local and international artists and cultural organizations
for consideration by theMART and its Curatorial Advisory Board on a rolling basis.
A limited RFP will be issued to qualifying artists.To submit qualifications, click below:
Click below to download available templates to assist
your submission materials: