Are you an artist in the Pittsburgh region who is passionate about Transit Justice? Have you been looking for a way to share your art while getting involved in a movement for positive change? Then have we got the opportunities for you!
Keep reading for two opportunities to create artwork for Pittsburghers for Public Transit campaigns:
Opportunity 1: 2023 Year-End Campaign commission!
Pittsburghers for Public Transit has an immediate opportunity for a local artist to create artwork for our 2023 year-end campaign!
The theme of our year-end celebration is: WE RIDE TOGETHER. This slogan is meant to highlight the amazing work our membership has done in 2023 building solidarity between transit riders and transit workers in Pittsburgh. We’ve learned that we can accomplish so much working together, and that solutions created by riders AND workers are strongest! We’re looking for an artist who can create compelling, beautiful artwork that can effectively communicate this message to our audiences.
If selected, your artwork would be featured in our year-end mailers to our membership, as well as a central image for our digital communications, such as our website, blog, and social media. The artwork will also be the primary imagry used in Pittsburghers for Public Transit’s 2024 Strategic Plan. You would also be compensated well for your work. All media are welcome, as long as they can be effectively represented on 2D surfaces like screens and posters.
This commission has a somewhat condensed timeline:
- PPT will accept applications for this opportunity until November 1st, 2023
- Artist will be selected by November 3rd
- Selected artists will have until November 8th to submit concept drawings and November 14th to complete their work and send it to us
- Mailers will be constructed beginning November 15th
- Mailers will be sent to our members in the mail beginning November 25th
- Strategic Plan to be finalized by the end of the year.
If you are interested in creating artwork for this opportunity, please fill out this form! Google will ask you to sign in to view the form because there’s a question that allows artists to upload examples of their work.
Opportunity 2: Create artwork for future campaigns!
Are you excited to create artwork with PPT, but not able to meet the November 14th deadline? Join our list of community artists so we can commission you in the future!
Pittsburghers for Public Transit is looking for artists to contribute campaign artwork that can help motivate our members and reach new audiences with our issues. We believe that art has the power to help us visualize the transformative power of our work, bringing us and our audiences closer to the reality of a safe, quality, truly equitable transit system.
Our dream is to commission artists to create campaign artwork regularly throughout the year, and we’re hoping to build out a list of artists who are interested in contributing their work. If you’re interested in joining that list to potentially be commissioned, fill out the form below!
All media are welcome, as long as they can be effectively represented on 2D surfaces like screens and posters. PPT aims to compensate all commissioned artists fairly for the work they create for us. Applications for this opportunity will be ongoing.
If you want to join our running list of community artists, please fill out this form! Google will ask you to sign in to view the form because there’s a question that allows artists to upload examples of their work.