#Newsflash | Apply to Competition to Display Artwork in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Calling all outdoor artists!
The Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park has just issued a request for applications for the Art in the Parks: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park Grant competition.
Through this third-annual, open-application process, done in partnership with NYC Parks, two Queens-based artists will each receive $5,000 to create and install temporary structures inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Early to mid-career artists are encouraged to apply. The proposals will be judged for artistic and creative merit, response to the surrounding community, the theme of “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” and suitability to the site. Here are some park locations where the works might be on display.
- Meridian Road and Meadow Lake Road (West Entrance)
- Roosevelt Avenue Entrance
- 111th Street at 49th Avenue Entrance
- 111th Street at 55th Avenue Entrance
- College Point Boulevard and 58th Road Entrance
- Corona Avenue and Horace Harding Expressway Entrance
- Lawns around Meadow Lake
The submission deadline is Sunday, March 28. Grant recipients will be announced in April 2021, and their pieces will be installed for one year beginning Summer 2021. (A committee of arts professionals and Queens community members, as well as NYC Parks and Alliance representatives, will chose the two recipients.)
Click here for more information.
The 2020 winners were Laura Lappi for 7 x 7 (HOPE), which explored the issues of space and the cost of housing in New York City, and the team of Jeannine Han and Dan Riley for Another way it could go, which celebrated connections between local and universal communities. Their pieces are still on display. The images with this post show Lappi’s work.
Images: Rick Eikmans