Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award

Applications for the 2012 Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award—an annual award granted by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to one emerging artist for an outdoor sculpture in a City park—are due this Friday, January 6.  The selected artist will receive a grant of $7,000 to exhibit his or her artwork in Joyce Kilmer Park, in the Bronx, for a maximum of one year.

The award is in honor of Clare Weiss (1966-2010), the Public Art Curator for NYC Parks from 2005-2009. It will be granted annually to one New York City-based emerging artist who submits the most compelling outdoor sculpture proposal. The location will change annually and will be determined based on the site’s visibility and proximity within a neighborhood underserved by public art.

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