Open Call: NYC Percent for Art for NYPD 40th Precinct Community Room
Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI)
Permanent Public Art Commission
Open to All Professional Artists
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Percent for Art Program, in conjunction with the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is issuing this Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) to engage an artist or artist team (Artist) to create a permanent public artwork for the community room of the new 40th Police Precinct Station House at East 149th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue in the Bronx.
Commissioned by the New York City Percent for Art program, the selected artist will create a permanent artwork within the interior of the new 40th Precinct Station House’s community room. The project team is seeking proposals that include a creative process of social engagement that activates the community room and results in a permanent artwork.
Artists are encouraged to consider some or all of the following goals for the 40th Precinct community room public art project:
Supports NYPD goals for community engagement
Responds to the unique character and history of the South Bronx
Invites social interaction and shared experience
Distinguishes the community room as a special space within the building
Resonates with people of diverse backgrounds, both police and civilian
Is durable and requires little or no maintenance