Parks’ Art and Antiquities Department invites New York – based emerging artists to submit a proposal for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.

Clare Weiss (1967-2010) was the Public Art Curator for New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation. During her tenure she curated more than 100 outdoor public art installations throughout the city and organized complex, thought-provoking and visually compelling thematic exhibitions for the Arsenal Gallery. Clare’s passion, humanity, energy, courage, and collaborative zeal were valued by all who knew her.

The annual award is granted to an artist who submits the most compelling proposal for an outdoor sculpture for Tappen Park in Staten Island. This location has been determined  based on its visibility and its proximity within a neighborhood underserved by public art: the location changes annually. The sculpture will be exhibited for a maximun of one year.

The award recipient will receive $10,000. The recipient is highly encouraged to visit the site, as well as procure in-kind support and other additional funding necessary to support a one-year outdoor installation.


Submissions are due Decemeber 15, 2012.

Check out the City of New York Parks & Recreation website for complete guidelines.

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