Artists Sought for ‘History Tribute Fence’ at SPURA Lots on Delancey

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 at 6:18 am by
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SPURA is still years away from jumping out of the blueprints and into reality. Until groundbreak commences, the parking lots on the south side of Delancey between Norfolk and Clinton Streets will remain as such. To ease the blight, as they see it, the Lower East Side BID is proposing a creative “History Tribute Fence” to accompany the makeshift pedestrian plaza built by the DOT last year.

The BID tasked online crowdsourcing platform ArtHere to acquire designs for the semi-permanent project. Here are some of the nuts and bolts:

  • The installation should pay homage to the “cultural and creative institutions that call the Lower East Side home. Other themes could include artists to address themes of “exiting and moving” or “stagnation vs. movement.”
  • The canvas in question is two chain-link fences measuring 200 feet each.
  • Approximately 111,000 vehicles pass through the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge daily.
  • Artists chosen will receive a commissioned stipend of $5,000.
  • The BID is in contract with the city to program the site for five years, with one-year renewal increments.

Head to the ArtHere website if you’re interested in submitting a proposal. Deadline is April 1 – no foolin’ was extended to April 15.

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