Call to Artists: North Shore Art Trail- Staten Island, NY

  • Commissioning Entity

    Staten Island Economic Development Corporation

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  • Location of Commission

    Staten Island, New York, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


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  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

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  • Brief Description

    Through the North Shore Art Trail “Call to Artists,” the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) seeks to secure several artists or teams of artists, to design and implement a series of art initiatives along the Bay Street corridor from St. George to Stapleton, in Staten Island, New York. All projects must be completed by September 15, 2023. The total budget for this effort, which is being funded by New York State as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), is $335,000.

    The program will include, but not be limited to the art installed on the walls of buildings, in small open spaces, murals, commissioned sculptures, digital art, and significant permanent installations. The primary theme for the Art Trail is sustainability and the environment, and projects focused on that theme will be given priority consideration.

    Artist costs, including insurance but excluding disposable materials, are eligible. This is a reimbursement program through which the artists will be paid at 50% completion and 100% completion of the project once New York State reimburses SIEDC. The art pieces should have a lifespan of 5 years or more.

    Project Description:

    A lack of connectivity is felt across neighborhoods in the DRI area as well as between neighborhood corridors and the waterfront. Creating a “North Shore Art Trail” public art program will help knit together disparate areas of downtown and beautify key sites along both the Bay Street corridor and the waterfront.

    All art installations eligible for funding must be located within the defined DRI area. Priority will be given to projects spanning St. George, Tompkinsville, and Stapleton with a focus on Bay Street, Front Street, and side streets connecting those main streets to the waterfront greenway. The effort is designed to beautify the area and encourage visitation and future investment throughout the district.

    Two separate approaches to the project are being undertaken:

    1. Single project submission/proposals – Individual artists or groups of artists are invited to submit for one individual project at one specific location.
    2. Multi-project submissions/proposals - Individual artists or groups of artists are invited to develop a cohesive art project that includes installations that span multiple sites in the DRI area from St. George to Stapleton.

    Location Description:

    The following project categories will be given priority consideration:

    • Wall Murals – Target 2-4 murals
    • Freestanding Sculptures – Target 2-3 pieces
    • District wide themed projects –Target 3-5
      (E.g. multi piece/multi location installations, painted flower pots, decorative roll down gates, building facades)

    If you have a specific location in mind for your submission, please include that in your proposal. If you do not have a location, and your submission is chosen, the Art Trail Committee will designate a location for you.

    Pre-identified sites include: National Lighthouse Museum plaza, Staten Island Ferry Hawks stadium, large walls at the corner of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard, outdoor plaza at 475 Bay Street, windows of 40 Prospect Avenue (Prospect and Bay Street), open corridors at Empire Outlets.

    Please see commission portal link for full application instructions.