The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) in partnership with New York City Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), currently seeks proposals from community-based organizations for Art in the Parks: Active Open Space, an initiative to activate designated park sites with health-inspired public art projects that promote physical activity and strengthen community connections. RFP LINK: http://www.fphnyc.org/get-involved/rfps/art-in-the-parks-active-open-space-rfp/
FPHNY will award contracts of up to $15,000 to up to 8 community-based organizations to support the design development and installation of public art projects that promote physical activity for an adult population in up to 8 designated parks sites in South Bronx, East Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Artworks may include murals, interactive sculpture, ground markings, or other design interventions that adhere to NYC Parks requirements (available online:https://www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/temporary-guidelines) and create a walkable destination.
NYC Parks has designated the following sites eligible:
- Central Brooklyn – Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Parks, St. Andrew’s Playground, Brower Park, Howard Playground
- East Harlem – White Park, Howard Bennett Playground
- South Bronx – Mullaly Park, Claremont Park, Inwood Park, Tremont Park, Railroad Park
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is not asking for submissions of public art, but rather for proposals describing the processes for artist selection, community engagement and artwork development and installation. Funding for these projects will be disbursed by FPHNY to eligible organizations based on their response to this RFP. The funding for this award is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Please find the RFP document containing additional information attached to this email.
The deadline for submission is May 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Proposals must be submitted via email as a PDF (Portable Document Format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potential respondents may send any questions or comments to:
Attn: Melissa Stewart, Grant Associate
Subject: Inquiry: Art in the Park RFP
All questions related to this RFP must be received by May 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Responses to all programmatic and administrative questions will be posted on the FPHNYC website in the FAQ section (INSERT LINK/) by May 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST.
Below is a detailed timeline of events related to this Request for Proposals process. Unless otherwise specified, the time of day for the following events will be between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.
|Release of Request for Proposals||April 28, 2017|
|Inquiry Period for Questions||April 28, 2017 to May 8, 2017 by 11:59 PM EST|
|RFP Q&A Responses Posted at http://www.fphny.org/whatsnew/rfps||May 10, 2017 by 5 PM EST|
|Deadline for Receipt of Proposals||May 17, 2017 11:59 PM EST|
|Notice of Selection||May 22, 2017|
|Contract Timeline||All activities to be completed by September 29, 2017
|Final Report||October 21, 2017|
This information is also available on FPHNYC’s website at: http://www.fphnyc.org/get-involved/rfps/art-in-the-parks-active-open-space-rfp/