Call for Artist – Temporary Public Artwork for New York City Park

Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Art & Antiquities Division

(New York, NY)


The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invites New York City-based emerging artists to submit a proposal for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. Clare Weiss was the Public Art Curator for the New York City Parks Department.


The annual award is granted to one New York City based artist who submits the most compelling proposal for an outdoor sculpture for Tappen Park in Staten Island. This location has been determined based on its visibility and its proximity within a neighborhood underserved by public art; the location changes annually. The sculpture will be exhibited for a maximum of one year.


No proposals for sculptures previously exhibited will be accepted. Students are not eligible for this award. There is no fee to submit a proposal.


The award recipient will receive $10,000.  The recipient is highly encouraged to visit the site, as well as procure in-kind support and other additional funding necessary to support a one-year outdoor installation.


Submissions are due December 15, 2012


Click on the link below for the complete guidelines: