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Call for Art – Art Under Your Feet

The Municipal Arts Commission and the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Development are holding an open call for street art. This project is open to all artists living anywhere in the U.S. Entries will be submitted digitally. See the download form below. For questions: nrpublicart@gmail.com

Artists may submit singularly or as a team. Artists are asked to create a depiction of their proposed street art that closely indicates how they envision their work in real space. Photoshop renderings are preferred.

Purpose of Project

• Add art to the public realm in downtown New Rochelle.
• Create a ‘signature’ on-the-street work that can be replicated at multiple locations around the city.
• Enliven the streetscape in downtown.
• Improve pedestrian safety by alerting drivers to pedestrian traffic.
• Create a welcoming vibrant downtown.
• Create a sense of connection between downtown and North Avenue.

Project Scope

• Create an artwork suitable for placement on a section of road, some samples are shown below along with one generic example of a site.
• Provide a design suitable for replication. Design must take cost of production and installation into consideration, however production and installation are not the responsibility of the artist.
• Design must be scalable to full width of a city street. 
Artists are strongly encouraged to view the city’s website www.newrochelleny.com to understand city goals and initiatives particularly in relation to the arts, downtown development, and transportation before making a submission.

Submission Criteria

• Artists may submit singularly or as a team. 
• Artists are asked to create a depiction of their proposed work that closely indicates how they envision their work in real space. 
• Photoshop renderings are preferred. Please include a flat rendering and also an image of the work overlaid on the photograph provided below.
• Artists are not expected to execute the work on-site however the cost of production and installation will be considered when choosing the winning design(s).
• The selected winner(s) will be awarded $2500. 
• The deadline for submission of entries is February 28, 2017.
The jury of selection reserves the right to choose more than one winning entry depending on the quality and suitability of work received.

The jury of selection will consist of members of The Municipal Arts Commission of the City of New Rochelle, Department of Public Works Director of Traffic Engineering; and the Development Department’s Senior Real Estate Manager. For questions: nrpublicart@gmail.com

December 9, 2016: Call for art
February 28, 2017: Artist submissions are due
March 15, 2017: Selected artist(s) are notified


Deadline 2/28/2017
Contact Name Municipal Arts Commission
Contact Email nrpublicart@gmail.com
Website https://nrmuralproject.wufoo.com/forms/pjags9i11lztsr/

Reel Change for Nonprofits

The Jacob Burns Film Center is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester of Reel Change for Nonprofits!

In this course for nonprofit employees, you will learn to use visual content to strengthen your organization’s ability to communicate its message. JBFC faculty member Theresa Dawson will teach you how to make public service announcements (PSAs) and short films an effective part of your advocacy work.

  • Learn to write a script, and then shoot and edit your own project.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Recommended for organizational teams of 2.

Application required. Please download and complete the application, and submit no later than Jan. 13, 2017.

$250/$225 (JBFC members, Film Family level and above)
Nonmembers will be charged a $20 registration fee.

To learn more, register, or apply, visit our website here.  Partial and full scholarships are available.


Deadline 1/26/2017
Contact Name Ann MacDonald
Contact Email registrar@burnsfilmcenter.org
Website https://burnsfilmcenter.org/course/reel-change-for-nonprofits/

For Artists: Workshop: The Interview Tool for Grant Proposals, Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Statements and Public Presentations

Presented by Wendy Richmond and Susan Hodara

You are a visual artist, but you must use words to support your work—whether for a grant proposal, an exhibition catalogue, an artist statement, or a public presentation. In this two-day intensive workshop, students will interview each other (using the instructors’ guided exercises) to develop language that accurately and compellingly describes their photographic work. Students should bring three of their photographs and a notebook. Wendy Richmond is a multimedia visual artist, writer, and educator. She has had an ongoing column in Communication Arts magazine since 1984; her most recent book is titled, Art Without Compromise*. Susan Hodara is a writer/journalist/teacher who has written more than 350 articles about artists and the arts for The New York Times and other publications.

International Center of Photography (NYC)
1114 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY

Dates/Times:  February 25 & 26, 2017, 10:00AM

Tuition: $405.00
Save 15% by enrolling before December 30 with code EB17W15!


Deadline 12/30/2016
Deadline 2 2/24/2017
Contact Name International Center of Photography (NYC
Contact Email susan.hodara@gmail.com
Website http://school.icp.org/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=204&SectionID=1354