"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


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Deadline September 17, 2023; more info at: bit.ly/BPCA

Open call!

ArtBridge, which has been selected by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to implement the City Canvas pilot program, is collaborating with the Battery Park City Authority to turn 900 feet of construction shed into a two-dimensional public artwork. The artwork will be placed along Battery Place in front of Wagner Park and historic Battery Park as BPCA implements the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project, one of three resiliency projects to protect Battery Park City and the Lower Manhattan coast from the threats of storm surge and sea level rise. The submitted artwork will consist of a digital file, deriving from any artistic medium, that will be printed onto a vinyl material.

Building upon BPCA’s commitment to environmental resiliency and creating spaces for the public – including expansive lawns and gardens – ArtBridge is seeking proposals that call in ideas of environmental care for the betterment of communities.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of jurors from BPCA and curators Natalie Kates (@stylecurator @katesferriprojects) and Sadaf Padder (@pitterpadder).

Must be a New York City based artist who lives or works in one of the five boroughs

Must be able to commit to a working period from September 29 – October 23, 2023 for design edits.

One artist will be selected, and will be paid $10,000 to design an artwork for the site.

Printing, installation, and production costs will be covered – you will incur no expenses.

Artist will retain full IP rights to the design itself.

For more information and complete application requirements please visit bit.ly/BPCA.

Questions? Email: info@art-bridge.org with the subject heading BPCA RFP. Or call: 646-450-1463.

About ArtBridge:
ArtBridge empowers local artists to transform prominent urban spaces into gallery quality exhibitions, focusing on New York City’s 300+ miles of construction fencing and scaffolding.

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