Public Art Challenge: Ideas Welcome!

The cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy are jointly soliciting submissions for public art projects, as part of a collaborative response to the  Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge.

The mayors encourage all individuals and groups with ideas for innovative temporary public arts projects to submit proposals using the application materials on the Upstate Creative website. Individuals and groups of all ages are eligible to submit applications, and residency in the greater Capital Region is not a requirement. The maximum amount of available funding for this project is $1 million over two years (if awarded one of three national Public Art Challenge grants) from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, in addition to some local funding.

After receiving submissions from artists throughout the Capital Region, the mayors will work together to develop a single program, gather additional information, and submit a joint application to the Bloomberg Public Art Challenge. The goals of this shared initiative will be to celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and continue to drive economic development through the region’s creative assets.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, Nov. 17 by 9 AM.

For more information and application instructions, click here.