Open call for Outdoor Installation Art Proposals in

High School Park, Elkins Park, PA

Friends of High School Park is looking for submissions for our 2023 Summer Outdoor Art Series. Proposals for the installation of outdoor works of art should consider how the work will weather the elements, remain substantially maintenance-free during the exhibition period, and engage with the community through an activity and/or information shared through our website and social media accounts. Because the park is an open space, we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee security for the works.

Proposals can be made by individual artists, partnerships, or groups. Our goal is to encourage works that will attract visitors to connect with the site. A stipend of $250 will be awarded to chosen proposals to offset material and labor costs. Exhibition periods will range from 2- 4 weeks in length during the months of June, July, and August 2023.

About Friends of High School Park

The Friends of High School Park (FHSP) is a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to create, manage, and preserve a viable 11+ acre native ecosystem within Cheltenham Township’s High School Park for the enjoyment of the community. We offer the community opportunities to engage and connect with each other and nature through various educational programs, work-service days, and our annual festivals. Since its creation in 1995, FHSP has transformed this site of the former high school into an award-winning park with 3 distinct ecosystems: the upper meadow, the middle woodland edge, and the lower area stream bank. Wander through the winding upper meadow paths, and discover the demonstration gardens, a working rain garden, and a raised walkway and bird observation deck. See for more information

To apply:

Send the following materials to Julia Way at
1. Resume(s)
2. Artist(s) Bio
3. 2-5 images of related work (Name files with last name and number. ie. Smith_1)
4. Proposal (500 words or less, may include drawings)
With which aspect or ecosystem of High School Park would you like to engage?
How do you intend to engage the community?


Saturday, April 15, 2023

2022 Installation by Dana Scott