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OPEN CALL – DOT Art Program Community Commissions Request for Proposals | Deadline Friday, May 18, 11:59 pm

Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 10th Anniversary open call! To commemorate its 10th Anniversary, DOT Art is soliciting proposals to commission temporary artwork in partnership with long standing agency collaborators for five signature sites that have been home to multiple art installations over the past ten years. Selected artworks may remain installed for up to 11 months and selected artists are eligible to receive up to $12,000 toward direct project costs.

Bronx Site: West Farms Square, East Tremont and Boston Road
Partner: Bronx River Art Center

DOT Art is eager to transform these sites in fall 2018 relying on the unique vision of five new artists and hopes to find a new lens in which to produce site-responsive work at these five locations:

BRONX Site: West Farms Square, East Tremont and Boston Road | Partner: Bronx River Art Center

BROOKLYN Site: Corrugated Metal Fence, Front Street between Adams Street and Pearl Street | Partner: DUMBO Business Improvement District

MANHATTAN Site: Sidewalk, Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive | Partner: Washington Heights Business Improvement District

QUEENS Site: Plaza, 40th Street and Queens Boulevard and/or 46th Street and Queens Boulevard | Partner: Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District

STATEN ISLAND Site: Concrete Wall, St. George Ferry Terminal on Bay Street near Richmond Terrace | Partner: National Lighthouse Museum

All inquiries regarding Community Commissions should be sent to:

Electronic applications should be submitted to DOT Art – Community Commissions 10th Anniversary RFP at

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.