Asphalt Art Activation

As part of NYC DOT’s efforts to make our streets more pedestrian friendly, the agency continues to reclaim underutilized street space for pedestrian use whether it be a curb extension to create larger waiting areas at corners with a more direct crosswalk; a slip lane closure to encourage pedestrian circulation along the curb line adjacent to a heavily trafficked sidewalk; or an entire street transformation from that of a thoroughfare for cars into an active public space for pedestrians to stop and linger. To highlight these infrastructure changes, DOT Art is partnering with internal teams, including Bike Share; the Pedestrian Unit; Public Space; Research, Implementation and Safety (RIS); and Urban Design to commission temporary treatments that will be painted onto repurposed pedestrianized asphalt spaces transforming them from ordinary asphalt spaces into canvases for art. DOT Art is seeking to identify qualified artists to be included in a registry for potential asphalt art commissions to be implemented between summer and fall 2023.

Application Deadline:2023-02-01
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