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Mount Vernon Arts Initiative (2nd Round) Funding Opportunity

ArtsWestchester has launched a second-round of the 2019-20 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant opportunity.

The Mount Vernon Arts Initiative is designed to help Westchester-based artists and Mount Vernon-based nonprofit cultural organizations create new work, build capacity, and contribute to their city’s community-building and economic development efforts. The Mount Vernon Arts Initiative is made possible with support from the Westchester County Board of Legislators and the City of Mount Vernon.

Application Submission Deadline: Monday, September 9 at 11:59pm

Click Here To Apply

Please be sure to select the form: “Mount Vernon Arts Initiative 2019-20 Application (2nd Round)”

 

APPLICATION CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY

Mount Vernon Arts Initiative Grant is open to Westchester County-based individual artists and Mount Vernon-based nonprofit cultural organizations.

  • Organizations may apply for up to two open to the public projects that will take place in Mount Vernon. Organizations may request up to $5,000 per application.
  • Individual Artists may apply for the creation of a new Mount Vernon-based work of art or a community-engagement project that will take place in Mount Vernon. Individual Artists may apply for one grant request up to $2,500.

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • If you were awarded at the maximum award amount during the first-round of the 2019-20 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant, you are not eligible to apply in this round.
  • If you were awarded less than the maximum award amount during the first-round of the 2019-20 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant, your second-round request may not exceed the difference between your first-round award and the maximum request amount for the category in which you are applying.
  • New This Round: Applications must have a confirmed venue at the time of application. Projects without a confirmed venue will not be eligible for funding.

For Full Detailed Guidelines: Click to download Mount Vernon Arts Initiative Guidelines

Any Questions? Please Contact Lauren Brady at [email protected] 

Details

Deadline 9/9/2019
Contact Name Lauren Brady
Contact Email [email protected]
Website https://artswestchester.submittable.com/submit

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Public Art Opportunities

       

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Public Art Opportunities

ArtsWestchester in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland seek proposals for a series of public art commissions for the shared use path of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.  For more information on each artist opportunity please see below for a brief description of the projects and the links to the full project details and application. Artists are encouraged to review all materials in the links provided before submitting their applications.

 

Artist-Made Bike Racks

Deadline for Proposals: August 18, 2019 — Apply Now!

Commission Amount:  $8,000 per bike rack (4 commissions in total)

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks proposals from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating bike racks for the Rockland County and Westchester County landings of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path.

Bike Racks Opportunity listing:  CLICK HERE

Application Portal:  CLICK HERE

 

Rockland Landing Underpass Mural

Deadline for Proposals:  September 13, 2019

Commission Amount:  $38,500

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks proposals from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating a permanent mural for an underpass on the Rockland County landing of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path (“the path”). Artists will be selected through a competitive panel process, which will include representatives from the partner organizations.

The mural should be original in design and accessible to a diverse audience. Artists are strongly encouraged to consider the regional context of the mural location, including the history and culture of the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding communities in particular. Additional considerations and specifications will be determined by the Authority, with input from ArtsWestchester.

Mural Opportunity Website:  CLICK HERE

Application Portal:  CLICK HERE

 

 

Details

Deadline 9/13/2019
Contact Name Logan Hanley
Contact Email [email protected]

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Mural RFP

                           

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

Request for Proposals: Rockland Landing Mural 

 

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks requests for qualifications from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating a permanent mural for an underpass on Rockland County landing of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path (“the path”).

The Request for Proposals is a competitive process to identify artists for the mural commission. The mural should be original in design with family-friendly, universal appeal that speaks to the history and surrounding community of South Nyack while appealing to a wide variety of pedestrians who will be using the path.  Additional considerations and specifications will be determined by the Authority, with input from ArtsWestchester.

From this RFP, the Selection Committee will identify up to five (5) finalists to be invited and awarded a stipend to submit final artwork designs.  Artists will be asked to present their proposals in-person to the Selection Committee.

Artists will be notified if they have been selected as a finalist on or around September 27, 2019.

The winning finalist should be prepared to install the mural on site by April 2020.

 

RFP DEADLINE:  All proposals must be submitted online via the link provided by September 13, 2019, 11:59PM, E.S.T.

ELIGIBILITY:  Artists must reside, work, or maintain a studio in New York State to be eligible for consideration for this project.

PROJECT BUDGET:  The $38,500 commission will cover all services from final design through fabrication, including artist fee, material costs, and insurance.

Finalists will be awarded a $300 honorarium.

 

APPLICATION PORTAL: CLICK HERE

MURAL PACKET:  CLICK HERE

 

SUBMISSION NOTE:    Artists may only submit one design for consideration by the panel.

Design parameters:

Murals are considered permanent and should be applied with long-life paint, or durable, weather-resistant 2D materials. Proposals may not include sculptural or protruding elements.  All proposed work must be able to withstand an outdoor, four-season environment and include plans for a final anti-graffiti coating. The mural must conform to the footprint of the designated site shown in the attached plans and may utilize the entire space or portions of it, including interior walls, the ceiling, and the exterior chamfered walls. Proposals may NOT include the path itself.

All styles of artwork will be given equal consideration. Proposals should be sensitive to the behavior of pedestrians and cyclists entering and exiting the underpass, and be appropriate for all ages and audiences. Artists are strongly encouraged to consider the regional context of the mural location, including the history and culture of the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding communities in particular.

Artists may submit one design for consideration.

All proposals will be judged based on their artistic merit and on the criteria established by the Selection Committee.

 

The site:

The mural will occupy walls in an underpass located on the Rockland County landing of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path.  All walls (including ceiling) are available to the artist(s) for the project. Approximate dimensions of the available walls are as follows (please see attached diagrams for additional information, including details pertaining to underpass lighting and wall concrete):

East Wall:  14.5’ tall x 75’ long

West Wall:  14.5’ tall x 62’ long

Ceiling:    12’ x 87’

West chambered wall:  14.5’ tall x 10’ long

East chambered wall:  14.5’ tall x 12’ long

 

For Full RFP and to apply:  CLICK HERE

 

Project Contacts:

All questions about this opportunity should be directed to ArtsWestchester.

Kathleen Reckling
Director of Public Programs, ArtsWestchester
[email protected]
914.428.4220 ext 306

Logan Hanley
Exhibitions Manager, ArtsWestchester
[email protected]
914.428.4220 ext 331

Details

Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 9/13/2019
Contact Name Logan Hanley
Contact Email [email protected]