In the Public Realm is a Public Art Fund program designed to champion innovative public art projects by New York State-based emerging artists. Artists selected will develop proposals, consult with Public Art Fund to shape their projects, and ultimately realize their work in one of New York City's five boroughs. Artists are encouraged to submit an application that considers how to translate his or her specific studio practice and interests into a new public artwork. Previous experience working in public spaces is not necessary.
Artists previously commissioned through In the Public Realm include:
David Altmejd · assume vivid astro focus · Isidro Blasco · Beth Campbell · Peter Coffin · Jennifer Cohen · Alejandro Diaz · Keith Edmier · Rob Fischer · Jonah Freeman · Kate Gilmore · Mark Handforth · Corin Hewitt · Christine Hill · Nina Katchadourian · Anissa Mack · Tony Matelli · Josiah McElheny · Dave McKenzie · Paul Pfeiffer · Paul Ramirez Jonas · Xaviera Simmons · Allison Smith · Valeska Soares · Sarah Sze · Fatimah Tuggar · Olav Westphalen
- $1,000 each for ten artists selected to develop a proposal for a public artwork
- $15,000 commission and $2,500 artist fee for up to three artists to realize their artwork
Who is Eligible
Artists who live or work in New York State are eligible to apply.