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Call for Applications - National & NYS Artists Invited to Propose Iconic Artwork in LGBTQ+ Welcoming Building in Rochester, NY

Call to Artists (Public Art)


Deadline October 31, 2021
Sponsor Community Partners in Rochester, NY
Location Rochester , NY


Applications sought for a public artwork that supports and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in a new LGBTQ+ welcoming building. The artwork will be located in the building pass through of a new four story mixed-use and mixed-income building located between East Avenue and Broad Street in Rochester, NY. We seek applications by October 31 for an iconic work of art that represents, welcomes, or supports the LGBTQ+ community in some way, and we encourage artists to think expansively about the space, utilizing the wall, ceiling, and ground. The resulting commission should be bold, eye-catching, thoughtful, and engaging both day and night. This opportunity is open to artists and artists teams of all disciplines who have completed other public commissions of a similar scale. Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is working with neighborhood partners to administer the RFQ/RFP process. More information, dates and images can be found here:

How to Participate

Submit a single PDF that includes all of the following materials to [email protected] (DropBox or WeTransfer for the complete PDF is acceptable):
• Professional resume – teams should submit resumes for each member, if applicable
• Letter of Interest and Statement of Approach
• Previous artworks – Please provide a minimum of six (6) and maximum of twenty (20) high resolution digital images of previous artworks that demonstrate your ability to complete a similar project. For each image, please provide title, dimensions, materials, date, location, and budget for the project.

This opportunity has been submitted by Rochester Contemporary Art Center. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact Community Partners in Rochester, NY with questions or for more information.