New York City is looking to dress up its in-progress renovation and construction projects. Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Urbancanvas Design Competition was created by the Department of Buildings and Department of Cultural Affairs to allow designers and artists nationwide to express themselves all over New York’s cityscape. The public art created will enhance the quality of life and cheer up construction sites in neighborhoods throughout New York City.
The Urbancanvas program provides a new, unmarked territory for designers and artists to showcase their work on the temporary protective structures at construction sites. Art work designs can/will be featured on: sidewalk sheds, construction fences, support scaffolds, and climbing formworks.
After a jury of world-renowned artists, designers, and civic decision-makers will select a group of outstanding proposals to recommend to the Public Design Commission of the City of New York, the public will be able to choose the winner by voting online.
The winner(s) of the competition will be announced this fall and awarded $7,500 from the Rockefeller Foundation.