Date(s) - 09/28/2021
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Call for Applications – National & NYS Artists Invited to Propose Iconic Artwork in LGBTQIA+ Welcoming Building
Home Leasing and Trillium Health are collaborating to develop a four-story mixed-use and mixed- income building that will provide for a wide range of households. The project will consist of 72 housing units, first floor commercial space, and a community health facility to be operated by Trillium. The units will be available to households with a range of incomes, which will continue to help establish downtown Rochester as a diverse neighborhood. The development team is dedicated to creating an inclusive community providing amenities and access to downtown living to all members of the community in an LGBTQ+ welcoming environment. All partners are committed to supporting a significant work of public art on the location.
The project is located at the eastern gateway to downtown Rochester, NY between East Avenue and Broad Street, on the west side of Union Street on Site 3 of the Inner Loop East Redevelopment Project.
The artwork will be located in the building passthrough. Artists are encouraged to think expansively about the space, engaging with the wall, ceiling, and ground area. This public artwork is intended to be an iconic work that represents, welcomes, or supports the LGBTQ+ community in some way. The resulting commission should be bold, eye-catching, and thoughtful. The installation should be engaging day and night. Artists or teams may propose a painted mural – however, we especially encourage projects that use sculptural and permanently durable materials – and engage the walking/seating area in front of the wall. See drawings for more detail.
More info here.