Open Call

2020 Lead Artists for NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project

Residency Unlimited

With Funding
Free / No Costs
New York City, United States

Eligibility

Professional visual artists or artist teams working in any media, legally authorized to work in the United States, and who are at least 18 years of age, are eligible to apply. Artists with ties to neighborhoods and communities of the participating NYC Health + Hospitals facilities are encouraged to apply, as well as artists with experience in community engagement practices. NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to the values of inclusion and advancing diversity in the field of arts and health. We highly encourage applicants that are traditionally underrepresented* to submit to this RFQ. *Including, but not limited to: Immigrant, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, Person of Color, Person with Disability, Socioeconomic Disadvantage)

Number of Participants

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine anticipates selecting ten (10) professional visual artists to work closely with ten (10) NYC Health + Hospitals facilities to engage staff and community members in a participatory design process and to create and install ten (10) health themed murals.

Deadline

Selection Results (Announcement Dates)

Duration

March 01, 2020 - December 01, 2020

Funding

  • $8,000.00 stipend (one-time)

Meals

No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Mural Projects

Disciplines

Painting, Visual Arts

Languages

No languages listed

Program Description

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine (AIM) is seeking a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for lead artists to work on the NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project (CMP). Continuing the tradition established in the 1930s when the Works Progress Administration supported hundreds of murals across New York City’s public hospitals, the CMP will connect artists and local community members to re-imagine hospitals and promote greater neighborhood wellness. Visual artists will engage with patients, staff, and local residents to create an integrated internal or external mural at selected NYC Health + Hospitals facilities. The aim of the program is to use a collaborative mural making process as a tool to build trust and engagement between the hospitals and their communities, build neighborhood pride, and reduce the stigma associated with hospitals through community building activities.

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