ArtsWestchester seeks proposals for two signature works of art for the City Center, a Kite Realty property, in the downtown heart of White Plains, NY. Artists are invited to submit designs for a suspended sculptural installation in the City Center’s four-story atrium. A second RFP is open for a mural/installation on a newly exposed wall in the lobby.
The City Center is a shopping and entertainment complex situated 35 minutes by Metro-North from midtown Manhattan. White Plains is Westchester County’s government and retail center, home to some 60,000 residents with upwards of 200,000 daily visitors to the city for work or recreation. Nearby are ArtsWestchester, City Hall, businesses, and hotels. The City Center Public Art Project is a key component of an overall renovation initiative to refresh the City Center’s façade and interior, reestablishing the center as a community gathering space and Westchester destination.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and live or work in the Hudson Valley region of New York, including NYC (all 5 boroughs), Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan Counties.
The artist-proposed budget for the atrium project can be up to $100,000, (artist honorarium included). The budget for the mural installation can be up to $20,000. Finalists for the atrium project will be furnished with a stipend to produce a maquette of their proposed work.
All proposals must be submitted online. Complete guidelines, project details, and application are available via ArtsWestchester’s website: artsw.org/citycenter. Interested applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their questions. Deadline to submit is April 25, 2016.
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