New Jersey Climate Resilience Public Art Projects

  • Commissioning Entity: New Jersey Coastal Management Program
  • Budget: $7000
  • Open Date: 12/27/2021
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 01/24/2022

Brief Description

The Grant Program has selected three (3) New Jersey community-based organizations (CBO’s) to be paired with artists that specialize in environmental topics to create art installations in specific locations within New Jersey’s coastal zone. The CBOs were selected through a separate and competitive process, and this call for artists is to select the three artists, or artist teams, who will be paired with the CBO’s to develop and implement an art project that is both artistically excellent, and communicates to the public coastal hazards impacts, risks and actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of climate impacts.

The grants to the CBOs were made with the intention that they will result in a community-based art installation in each CBO’s service region and an in-person and/or virtual community event centered around the art installation. The intent of each artwork commissioned is to bring public awareness to the risk of flooding, either from sea-level rise or coastal storms.