The Broadway Junction sidewalk at the intersection of Fulton Street and Van Sinderen Avenue is in need of beautification, according to the NYC Department of Transportation which is now accepting proposals from local artists. 

The DOT Art program partners with community-based organizations and professional artists citywide to present temporary public art on DOT properties for up to 11 months.

In the spring and summer of 2019, artists will receive the opportunity to “transform streets from ordinary to extraordinary with colorful murals, dynamic projections and eye-catching sculptures,” the DOT announced on its website.

Sidewalks, fences, triangles, medians, bridges, jersey barriers, step streets and public plazas will serve as canvases and foundations for art. Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 2019 open call. This round, applicants may submit sculpture or mural proposals to one of five priority sites, including East New York’s Broadway Junction.

“Exquisite Corpse,” an installation at Fulton Street and Grand Avenue in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn project will be taking place in partnership with the Local Development Corporation of East New York. The organization will work closely with the selected artist throughout the project and maintain the artwork and site during the display period.

Selected artists will receive engineering support as well as stipends up to $12,000 to cover project costs. Submissions should be directed to arts@dot.nyc.gov by Friday, February 15. To learn more about the initiative or to download an application form, go here.

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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  1. This opportunity would literally be my dream manifesting right in front of me. I am a young local, Brooklyn, artist whom bring the community together through art and art related events constantly. I live to do so! Being able to put my mark on my neighborhood, with my art, would bring me immeasurable contentment!

  2. Nevermind the artwork on Fulton and Van Sinderen, right? or is that “too urban” for these developers? The Junction and East New York – as a whole – does not need to be “beautified,” it just doesn’t need to be gentrified.

  3. I am a well known Brooklyn artist who has done murals for the Yankees sprint stores kicks USA and the bushwick collective. I am a original bedstuy bushwick native and have been at this for many many years I have a team and. Shall to beautify my beloved Brooklyn we need the original artist of Brooklyn to be a part of this.. Artistik walls.. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFINITELY TAKE PART IN THIS PLEASE EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW.. THABK YOU VERY MUCH.. ONE LOVE..

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