DOT (Department of Transportation,) in collaboration with New York Cares, commissions artists and designers to produce murals for concrete barriers that typically separate bicycle lanes from lanes of vehicular traffic. Hundreds of New York Cares volunteers assist the selected artists with painting their designs onto assigned barrier sites.
Each spring DOT announces an open call for Barrier Beautification proposals. Individual artists are invited to apply. DOT selects project sites and, together with New York Cares, provides all project materials. DOT oversees design and project implementation. Artists are responsible for translating their designs onto the barrier sites. All artists and volunteers are required to sign a waiver prior to participating. Murals remain installed for 11 months. Artists are eligible to receive up to $2,500 toward direct project costs.
Current Deadline: February 24, 2012
Check out submission information on the DOT Urban Art Program site!