Garment District Alliance: Public Art Call: (Due. Sep. 30)

The Garment District Alliance is seeking artists to show their large, sculptural work in a public art installation in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The outdoor plazas along Broadway in Manhattan’s Garment District are a dynamic, highly visible focal point of the Garment District enjoyed by both a diverse local business population and throngs of tourists. The Garment District, also known as the Fashion District, or the Fashion Center, is a Manhattan neighborhood with a dense concentration of fashion-related uses, where it gets its name.

GDA is inviting artists to submit qualifications, including examples of their recent work, along with a proposal of project concepts for the installation. The examples of the works you submit can be the ones you propose to install in the Garment District plazas, or you can propose creating entirely new work, with your submitted works serving as an example of your talent and style. Apply here!

Following the preliminary proposal process, selected artists may be invited to submit developed proposals including budgets for their installations.

The final project budget may be up to $50,000! This budget will include engineering reports, insurance, shipping, installation, and de-installation. This budget also includes any artist or gallery fee for design and project management (planning and overseeing installation and de-installation). The GDA will be responsible, among other things, for permits, signage and promotion.

Jamie Earnest