Call for Submissions

Paid Public Art Opportunity with DOT ART: Asphalt Art Activations


New York, NY 10003


Feb 21, 2020


Feb 04, 2020

Asphalt Art Activations (RFQ)
Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

DOT Art is seeking to identify qualified artists to be included in a registry for potential asphalt art commissions to be implemented between spring and fall 2020. As part of DOT’s efforts to make our streets more pedestrian friendly, the agency continues to reclaim underutilized street space for pedestrian use whether it be a curb extension to create larger waiting areas at corners with a more direct crosswalk; a slip lane closure to encourage pedestrian circulation along the curb line adjacent to a heavily trafficked sidewalk; or an entire street transformation from that of a thoroughfare for cars into an active public space for pedestrians to stop and linger. To highlight these infrastructure changes, DOT Art is partnering with internal teams to commission temporary art treatments that will be painted onto repurposed asphalt street spaces transforming them from ordinary asphalt spaces into canvases for art. DOT Art will provide selected artists with up to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) towards direct project costs associated with designing, installing, maintaining and removing the artwork. Artists should submit an application with samples of past work by Friday, February 21, 2020 to be considered for projects this spring.