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Art in the Parks
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Deadline: December 18, 2022
The Highland Park Art Grant will support the creation of one new, temporary artwork by a New York City-based emerging artist in Highland Park, Brooklyn. The resulting artwork will transform an area of the park into an art destination, with supporting events and programs. The grantee will receive an award of $25,000 to create their proposed artwork. The artwork will be installed in Summer 2023 and will be on view for up to one year. There will be a virtual information session on November 15.
Priority will be given to proposals that respond directly to the park and its neighborhood. Artists are strongly encouraged to visit these designated areas in Highland Park before submitting a proposal. Proposals will be judged according to artistic and creative merit, response to the surrounding community, and suitability to the site.
Installations will be presented in Highland Park in the possible following locations:
This award is open to New York City-based emerging artists only—artists who have specialized training in their field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution), who are at an early stage in their career, and who have created a modest independent body of work. Proposals for previously exhibited sculptures will not be accepted.
Please note: Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university are not eligible for the Art in the Parks: Highland Park Art Grant.
Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF and include:
All materials must be received by Sunday, December 18, 2022. Proposals should be emailed to NYC Parks Art & Antiquities at: [email protected] with “Highland Park Art Grant” in the subject line.
The Award recipient will be announced in January 2023. The chosen recipient will be granted an award of $25,000. The artwork will be installed in Summer 2023 and will be on view for up to one year.
The grant recipient will be selected through an open application process and will be chosen by a committee of art professionals, NYC Parks and Forest Park Trust representatives, and community members.
Grant recipients will be responsible for the installation and removal of the artwork, and cover fabrication, labor, supervision, insurance, and maintenance of the artwork throughout the exhibition. At the end of the grant term, the artist is responsible for returning the park to its original condition. NYC Parks will assist the awarded artists with logistics such as permitting and site specifications. The artists will be responsible for engineering documents if necessary.
Grantees are encouraged to procure in-kind donations or additional funding if exhibition costs exceed the grant amount. Artists should strongly consider supplemental programming to activate the artwork and park throughout the exhibition. Artists are encouraged to research partnership opportunities with community and cultural organizations.
NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with artists and arts organizations to produce over one thousand public artworks in New York City parks. For more information about the program visit our Art in the Parks page.