proposals from artists for a mural project, queens ny

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RFP for MidBlock Parking Garage Mural in Jamaica, Queens, NY

Samantha Lewis
chashama Jamaica Studios
Curator & Outreach Coordinator

Project Description:
The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) is seeking proposals from artists for a mural project in the MidBlock Parking Garage located at 89-35 163rd Street in Jamaica, NY. The goal of the mural project is to enhance the pedestrian pathway that stretches from the entrance to the garage on 162nd street to the entrance on 163rd street. The mural design should be contemporary, colorful and appropriate for a wall 248’ in length and 12’ in height. The mural will seldom be seen front on. For pedestrians viewing the mural, it will be a progressive experience as they move along the pathway. In conjunction with the mural project, GJDC will also be enhancing the pedestrian pathway with new lighting.

The design should be picture-based, not word-based. Designs that include logos, copyrighted or trademarked images, advertisements, or political, commercial, religious, or sexual symbols, themes or messages will not be accepted. Designs should be appropriate for a diverse, broad-based audience of all ages.

The artist will develop and submit a preliminary visual concept for the mural to be painted on the concrete wall surface. GJDC staff members will review the conceptual design for the mural project and provide feedback to the artist/s before design approval.

Proposals should include the amount of time necessary to complete the mural and materials needed.

Weather permitting; the mural project will begin in July.

Conceptual Design Proposals due: June 15th, 2010
Artist Selection:                            June 21st, 2010

Artist Compensation:
Compensation for the artists TBD. GJDC will pay for materials.


chashama is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and an award from the New York State Council on the Arts in partnership with the City Council: Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Delegation, Council Member Sara Gonzalez and Council Member Daniel Garodnick; and with funds from A.R.T./New York, Carnegie Corporation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, Peg Santvoord Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Steinberg Charitable Trust, Tides Foundation, and through private donations from individuals. Also supported in part with goods and materials provided through donations to Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Department of Education.


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