Tuesday, May 2
Location: 5050 Skatepark, 354 Front Street, Staten Island, NY 10304
Please RSVP: https://statenislandarts.secure.force.com/ticket
Join us at Future Culture RFQ Application Info Session to walk through the application process and answer questions about submitting to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) as well as the selection and post-selection processes.
Attendance is not mandatory for applicants but encouraged.
On Monday April 17, Staten Island Arts issued an RFQ for two separate Pilot Projects that will connect places and people using arts and culture along Staten Island’s waterfront and the North Shore neighborhoods, including St. George, Tompkinsville and Stapleton. This RFQ seeks qualified proposers for creative placemaking projects that give a prominent role to local artists and/or communities, enhance livability in the community, and test recommendations established by Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront, a joint project by Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts.
Projects can range from built installations, ephemeral interventions, applications to vertical surfaces, reinvention of infrastructure (such as under- and overpasses, jersey barriers, and/or fencing) or performance/program activities that use culture to achieve the goals. The definition of ‘culture’ in this context is a far-reaching definition including visual arts, performance, music, food, heritage-based arts, ecology, etc.
This Future Culture Call for Pilot Projects follows a rigorous community engagement process and seeks a qualified proposer to submit qualifications and a proposal for artistic projects that demonstrate how new development can partner with the area’s rich culture to foster livable and vibrant public spaces. These projects will be in place for up to a year or less. Selected artists/cultural organizations will be required to participate in pre- and post-evaluation of the Pilot Projects by working with the Future Culture team to develop tools to measure their project’s impact. This Call requests all applicants to identify ONE (1) OR MORE recommendation(s) within the Future Culture Objectives that they envision their project advancing.
For more information on Future Culture and the RFQ, please visit: https://statenislandarts.org/programs/future-culture/