City Canvas

ArtBridge is thrilled to announce our participation in City Canvas, a pilot designed to allow the installation of temporary visual art on eligible sidewalk sheds and construction fences.

There are more than 300 miles of construction fences and sidewalk sheds that dot New York City neighborhoods. While these temporary protective structures are part of the urban landscape, in most instances they are unappealing and represent the inconvenience of construction projects.

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), in collaboration with the New York City Department of Buildings and the Office of the Mayor, has announced City Canvas, a 24-month pilot designed to allow the installation of temporary visual art on eligible sidewalk sheds and construction fences.

Specifically, the goals of the pilot are to:

  • Improve the pedestrian experience for NYC residents and visitors across the five boroughs by transforming temporary protective structures into sites for the display of art; and
  • Increase opportunities for cultural organizations and artists to present artworks that are relevant to the communities surrounding the installation sites.

We will work with local communities to transform protective construction structures into spaces for temporary art installations.

First installations are anticipated in Spring 2019.

Artists, please submit your work here via our submittable