DEADLINE: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in collaboration with City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, seeks nominations for the Mayor’s Award for Public Art, recognizing an individual’s or organization’s efforts in the development of high quality public art in the Greater Pittsburgh region. This award was established in 2007 to acknowledge the power of public art to benefit the City economically, socially, and aesthetically, and to celebrate those who are most committed to supporting this important element of our community. 

The 2019 award will be presented at the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council’s Annual Convening on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Nominations must be received by Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Mayor Peduto will select a finalist based on the quality and impact of the public art project or initiative.

Download the full Call for Nominations here.

Nomination Criteria

  • Individual and organizational nominees must have implemented a work of public art or developed a public art initiative in the Greater Pittsburgh region. The project does not have to be located within city limits. 
  • Organizational nominees must be located in the Greater Pittsburgh region.  Artists do not have to be located in the Pittsburgh region or be natives of the Pittsburgh region.
  • Self-nominations are welcomed.

How to Submit a Nomination

Nominations will only be accepted electronically through the electronic form below. If you have questions, please contact the Derek Reese at or via phone at 412-391-2060 x 233.

Do not contact the Mayor’s Office regarding the nominations.


Call Released             Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nominations Due        Monday, May 27, 2019 11:59 PM EST 

Winner Notification     week of June 10, 2019

Award Ceremony        Tuesday, June 18, 2019

To download the PDF of the full Call for Nominations, please click here