Request For Proposals From Artists From Friends Of Tompkinsville Park Briefing July 29th; Proposal Deadline is August 21, 2020
Announcement from the
Friends of Tompkinsville Park
Request for Artist Proposal
The Friends of Tompkinsville Park are seeking an artist who will create and spearhead a Participatory Art project in Tompkinsville Park themed around Peace, Justice, and Healing.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7pm on Zoom as we announce our Request For Proposal briefing to provide artists information about a rare opportunity for a local artist to assist the community with a Participatory Art Project at Tompkinsville Park.
We are seeking proposals from artists that would engage our community in the creation of an art installation in the park (for display up to 1 year). Budget for project is $5,000 (this should include an artist fee) Proposal deadline and details to be shared at RFP Briefing. For more information, please RSVP to TompkinsvilleParkFriends@gmail.com.
Participatory Art Project Goal
The goal of this participatory art project is to promote Tompkinsville Park as a space for our community that can offer renewed feelings of peace, justice, and healing. Our park and local community have endured the effects of continual drug trafficking as well as alcohol and substance abuse in the park, which has detracted from it’s beauty and constrained community participation and enjoyment.
Tompkinsville Park is adjacent to a transportation hub for buses and a train station nearby and it is often the center of resource distribution such as health service information, census data info, and COVID 19 mask giveaways. The park is also the space for community celebrations such as the St. George Festival, Winter Solstice Radiant Revelry with Honk NYC, impromptu drumming and meditations, and numerous park clean ups .
Over the years Tompkinsville Park has been the meeting point for several social justice activist efforts of which we are most proud of. The park sits in the center of a vibrant and multicultural corridor of small businesses and restaurants and we believe it has so much potential.
From the Friends of Tompkinsville Park Core Group
The Tompkinsville Park Participatory Art Project RFP is funded by Citizens Committee of NYC and Partnership For Parks Catalyst Grant. The fiscal conduit for Friends of Tompkinsville Park is Canvas Institute. (Friends of Tompkinsville Park Core Group Members include: Bobby Digi, JoAnn Sacks, John Kilcullen, Katie McCarthy, Kelly Vilar, Steve Jones in consultation from Ted Enoch of Catalyst Program of Partnership For Parks, Carmine Raimondi, City Parks Foundation, and the NYC Parks Dept)