Art and cultural activities at Freshkills Park aim to engage the public and foster understanding of the astounding ecological transformation and design process from landfill to park. The engineered landscape and unmatched scale offer opportunities for artistic research, experimentation, demonstration, and presentation unlike any other public space in New York City. In the current environmental moment, the Freshkills Park project is a model for landfills and brownfields across the world. Artists and institutional partners therefore engage the park project to investigate, innovate, interpret the developing park, and incite social change beyond its bounds.
Artists and organizations are invited to submit letters of inquiry and site visit requests to freshkillspark[at]parks.nyc.gov. Full proposals will only be considered after a letter of inquiry and site visit. The Department of Parks & Recreation will work with researchers/artists and facilitate approval from the Department of Sanitation (DSNY).