November 12th, 2007
The Dumbo Improvement District seeks proposals from local artists to paint an imaginative public mural that will be mounted on the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) fence on the south side of Front Street between Adams and Pearl Streets. The mural should brighten the streetscape running underneath the Manhattan Bridge and encourage pedestrian foot traffic between the two sides of the neighborhood. The selected artist will have a $9,000 budget to create and fabricate the approved designs. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Preference will be given to artists living or working in Dumbo.
DEADLINE: November 28
- The mural must be painted on boards or other material that can be attached to the fence, not painted directly on the fence.
- Designer (or their team) must be able to organize and implement their project from design through fabrication without assistance from the Dumbo Improvement District.
- Installations must not disrupt pedestrian traffic or obstruct walkways.
- Proposals should take into consideration safety of pedestrians and cars and trucks moving in and out of the DOT storage areas.
- The selected artist will sign an agreement with the Dumbo Improvement District that will include a release form agreeing that the installation will be constructed to meet the highest safety standards.
- Once the artwork is installed, the artist must maintain the installation while it is up on the fence which will be for a little less than one year.
New temporary installation will be up around mid-January.