VISUAL ARTISTS IN NEW YORK CITY AREA (open call) / by Bear Guerra

Via The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs:

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to solicit artists or artist teams who are interested in being considered to design a permanent public monument for the location in Central Park that had sited J. Marion Sims. The artist chosen to design a monument will be determined through the City’s Percent for Art commissioning process.

The project budget is up to $1 million and must include all project costs, including but not limited to the following: artist’s fees, design services, community engagement, site preparation, engineering, fabrication, travel, transportation of the work to the site, insurance, permits, installation, documentation of the artwork, and contingency. 

Professional visual artists or artist teams, working in any and all media, legally authorized to work in the U.S., and who are at least 18 years of age, are eligible to apply. Employees of the City of New York, Committee members (as defined in the following section) and their family members are not eligible to apply. If applying as an artist team, please identify the team member who will serve as the lead artist.The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has extended its open call for artists interested in creating a public monument to be installed at the site of the recently removed J. Marion Sims statue.

DEADLINE: February 9.