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Calling All Artists: Brooklyn Navy Yard Seeking Art Installations for Flushing Ave

The proposal seeks to commission the work of local artists between May 2024 and December 2024 outside of Building 92 and Building 77.
Building 212 at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photo: Credit: Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) hopes to commission talented artists to display their work at two of the Yard’s public entry points along Flushing Avenue. BNYDC’s public art request for proposal (RFP) will provide an opportunity to further highlight the creativity of local artists, designers and craftspeople living in the communities surrounding the Yard.

“Innovation and invention have driven the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s ecosystem for over two centuries and with the release of this RFP, we look forward to paying homage to that energizing spirit,” said Lindsay Greene, President & CEO of Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation in a press release. “The convergence of art and industry has always fostered creative growth, economic development, and community dialogue and we are proud to honor and celebrate Brooklyn’s creators and entrepreneurs through these installations.” 

Outlined in the Request for Proposal, artists are asked to respond with work in the theme of TRANSFORMATION.

 Artists based in zip codes 11201, 11205, 11206, 11211, 11213, 11216, 11217, 11221, 11231, 11238, 11249 are encouraged to bid on the RFP.

The artwork will be prominently on view along Flushing Avenue from May through December of next year, and will be seen by thousands of visitors, as well as those who pass by the Yard daily.

Proposals selected for installation will act to further engage the public and soften the boundaries between the Yard and its local neighbors.

Work selected in the forecourt of Building 92 will be featured in the broader context of the building’s historical exhibition, “Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future.” The installation on view at Building 77 will be located at the busy intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue and Flushing Avenue. 

The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, October 30, 2023. Artists and artist collectives can register for an on-site information session on Friday, October 13. More information about the criteria for selection and proposal requirements can be found here