The Innovative Space Awards

Through a funding collaboration of MetLife Foundation and the Ford Foundation, LINC, in partnership with MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has developed Space for Change— a program of awards, research, and learning that includes two funding opportunities.  The MetLife Foundation Innovative Space Awards (ISA) and the Ford Foundation Space for Change Planning and Pre-development Grants.
Through multiple award cycles, the establishment of shared knowledge and leveraged information, and research, the Space for Change program seeks to establish a lasting framework for the development of sustainable models for generating accessible artist space in communities across the United States.

Due: April 23rd, 2010

For mote information, visit Space for Change | LINC

TIMES SQUARE ARTS: A design competition open to all New York artists and designers

Due:  April 16, 2010

reNEWable Times Square: Designing Temporary Surface Treatments

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City invites eligible artists, designers, organizations, and non-profits living or operating within the City to propose temporary design solutions to renew the surface treatments at all five plazas and smaller ancillary spaces located on Broadway from 47th to 42nd streets. These temporary surface treatments will enhance the plazas while a long-term capital reconstruction project is initiated for the Bowtie beginning in 2012 in partnership with the Department of Design and Construction.

The final selected design shall be translated into a surface treatment by a contractor selected by the New York City Department of Transportation. The selected artist shall be awarded a design fee in the amount of $15,000 to be funded by the Mayor’s Fund.

The design is expected to be installed by mid-July. The temporary treatment will remain in place for approximately eight months and will be monitored and maintained by the Times Square Alliance. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, April 16, 2010. Questions and answers will be posted to this website. Details on how to submit questions are contained in the RFP.

The design competition is project of New York DOT in partnership with the Times Square Alliance.  As Business Improvement District for Times Square and Broadway Theater District, the Alliance has conducted a number of studies regarding the pedestrian spaces of Times Square and produces public art projects and events.  Information on these activities is available at www.TimesSquareNYC.org.

ReNEWable Times Square Project Information


Direct Download of RFP


Public Art Program of the Times Square Alliance


Times Square Alliance Public Spaces Studies and Projects


ABRON ARTS CENTER: Artist-in-Residence Workspace Program is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 residency.

Deadline: May 1, 2010, 5pm

The AIR Workspace Program provides free studio space for visual artists for 11 months (beginning September 2010). Painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, video, and installation artists work in collective, semi-private studios at the Abrons Arts Center, located at 466 Grand Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A clay artist works in a separate shared space adjacent to our ceramics studio.

The program hosts an annual open studio event each year and provides a range of career development opportunities, including exhibition opportunities and studio visits with numerous visiting artists, critics, and curators.

Visit http://www.henrystreet.org/air to download the application.

NYC DOT will work with selected not-for-profit organizations to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City. They will do this by transforming underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces. This Program is a key part of the City’s effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.

Deadline: June 30th, 2010.

Eligible not-for-profit organizations can propose new plaza sites for their neighborhoods through a competitive application process. The City will prioritize sites that are in neighborhoods that lack open space, and will look to partner with community groups that commit to operate, maintain, and manage these spaces so they are vibrant pedestrian plazas.

Apply: NYC Department of Transportation


2 responses to “Opportunities

  1. We’re right here in Williamsburgh and I think we should discuss our latest project, Clothing the Line.

    Mutually beneficial for sure,

    Create with us… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thewindmillfactory/clothing-the-line

    Happy Holidays!

    818-987-9435 • jon@thewindmillfactory.com

  2. Dear People,

    Please let me know as opportunities arise for public art in our area. Previously have had installations of sculptures in NYC, New Jersey and Baltimore. (The website above is a gallery in San Francisco that has several of my pieces.)

    Thank you,
    Noa Bornstein, sculptor, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
    P.S. I will have a gorilla sculpture at Sideshow Gallery– on 316 Bedford Ave.–opening Jan. 9, 2010

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s