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.