Call for Submissions

Paid Public Art Opportunities: Barrier Beautification


New York, NY 10003


Feb 14, 2020


Feb 04, 2020

DOT Art is kicking off the New Year by seeking artists for two key initiatives: Barrier Beautification and Asphalt Art Activations.

Barrier Beautification (RFP)
Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

DOT Art invites artists and designers to propose mural designs as part of the Barrier Beautification initiative. In 2020, as part of DOT’s Green Wave Plan to improve safety for cyclists citywide, DOT will increase implementation of protected bicycle lanes by 20 miles. With a total of 30 miles projected for execution in 2020, DOT Art seeks to highlight the new safety initiative with the installation of painted designs onto jersey barriers enclosing protected bike lanes. Up to five protected bike lanes will be selected as priority locations for Barrier Beautification in spring 2020. A $3,000 design fee will be awarded to selected artists to finalize design, prepare stencils and oversee painting onto the barriers by volunteers one day in the spring. DOT will also cover costs for all paint and supplies. Artists should submit an application, design proposal and samples of past work by Friday, February 14, 2020 for consideration.