Open Call

Lead Artists for NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project

Residency Unlimited

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


Professional visual artists or artist teams working in any and all media, legally authorized to work in the U.S. and who are at least 18 years of age, are eligible to apply. Non-local applicants must cover their own accommodation and living expenses. Artists with ties to neighborhoods and communities of the participating NYC Health + Hospital facilities are encouraged to apply, as well as artists with experience in community engagement practices.

Number of Participants

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine anticipates selecting seven (7) professional visual artists to work closely with seven (7) NYC Health + Hospitals facilities to engage community members and staff in a participatory design process and to create and install seven (7) health-themed murals.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019


  • $5,000.00 stipend (one-time)


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Mural Projects


Painting, Visual Arts


No languages listed

Program Description

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine (AIM), with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for lead artists to work on the NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project (CMP). The CMP will connect artists, local community members and hospital staff to re-imagine hospitals and promote greater neighborhood wellness. Selected 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. Suggested themes: Honoring the Past, Transforming the Future Joyful: Aesthetic of Joy ​Healing Community Together as One

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