SEEKING TWO ARTISTS TO LEAD YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
Open call ends at 11:59pm on April 3,
ArtBridge is seeking two Bronx-based artists to lead a participatory, youth-inspired creative process to design and install large-scale step street murals at two sites in Morrisania:
Funding for this work is made possible by the KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge, a national initiative to find creative opportunities to bring play into unexpected, everyday spaces.
Step streets are an iconic part of the Bronx streetscape and a high-visibility location for public art. Bright, eye-catching murals – created in collaboration with local youth – can bring a sense of play to these sites, transforming the pedestrian infrastructure into vibrant, health-promoting community assets.
We are currently seeking artists to submit their qualifications to lead the youth engagement and mural installation. Artists must be Bronx-based, have experience working with youth and experience producing public art.
Selected artists will receive support from ArtBridge and partner organization DreamYard to:
- Plan and facilitate two after-school
workshops with local youth to shape mural concept and design [mid-late April]
- Incorporate youth feedback into final mural
design [early May]
- Install mural on step street and create
opportunities for youth to be involved in the painting [late May/early June]
Artists will be selected by a panel that
includes representatives from ArtBridge, the Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene, the Department
of Transportation, DreamYard, and Bronx artist Laura
Each selected artist will receive a $4,000 stipend. This
fee will include the artist’s labor to facilitate two youth workshops, and to
plan and execute the installation. All materials will be paid for by ArtBridge.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 917-720-5742.