ArtBridge is seeking two Bronx-based artists (with preference given to artists living in or near Morrisania) to lead a participatory, youth-inspired creative process to design and install large-scale step street murals at two sites in Morrisania:
Apply here today (April 4 deadline).
Funding for this work is made possible by the KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge, a national initiative to find creative opportunities to bring play into unexpected, everyday spaces.
Step streets are an iconic part of the Bronx streetscape and a high-visibility location for public art. Bright, eye-catching murals – created in collaboration with local youth – can bring a sense of play to these sites, transforming the pedestrian infrastructure into vibrant, health-promoting community assets.
We are currently seeking artists to submit their qualifications to lead the youth engagement and mural installation. Artists must be Bronx-based, have experience working with youth and experience producing public art.
Selected artists will receive support from ArtBridge and partner organization DreamYard to:
- Plan and facilitate two after-school workshops with local youth to shape mural concept and design [mid-late April]
- Incorporate youth feedback into final mural design [early May]
- Install mural on step street and create opportunities for youth to be involved in the painting [late May/early June]
Each selected artist will receive a $4,000 stipend. This fee will include the artist’s labor to facilitate two youth workshops, and to plan and execute the installation. All materials will be paid for by ArtBridge.