The North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition was organized by council member David Yassky as a means to collaborate with community artists to beautify North Brooklyn through public art. The India Street Mural Project is the first of a number of upcoming projects working with Open Space Alliance and other organizations to commission five artists to create a mural on the side of a building on India between West Street and the East River. The deadline for artist proposals was this past Friday and the jury panel, which includes Marisa Sage of Like the Spice and artists Karin Tehve and Linnaea Tillett, will announce the winning artists on May 1st. The artists will receive a stipend of $700 each to build the mural during the month of June which will then be on view until the end of the year. A general meeting will be held May 11th at 303 Grand to discuss suggestions and ideas for future projects and necessary funding strategies for the mural project.
[Full disclosure: I’ve helped organize and created their blog which you can check out for more info.]