The Broadway Junction sidewalk at the intersection of Fulton Street and Van Sinderen Avenue is in need of beautification, according to the NYC Department of Transportation which is now accepting proposals from local artists.
The DOT Art program partners with community-based organizations and professional artists citywide to present temporary public art on DOT properties for up to 11 months.
In the spring and summer of 2019, artists will receive the opportunity to “transform streets from ordinary to extraordinary with colorful murals, dynamic projections and eye-catching sculptures,” the DOT announced on its website.
Sidewalks, fences, triangles, medians, bridges, jersey barriers, step streets and public plazas will serve as canvases and foundations for art. Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 2019 open call. This round, applicants may submit sculpture or mural proposals to one of five priority sites, including East New York’s Broadway Junction.
The Brooklyn project will be taking place in partnership with the Local Development Corporation of East New York. The organization will work closely with the selected artist throughout the project and maintain the artwork and site during the display period.
Selected artists will receive engineering support as well as stipends up to $12,000 to cover project costs. Submissions should be directed to [email protected] by Friday, February 15. To learn more about the initiative or to download an application form, go here.