Call for Artists and Graphic Designers for ArtsBergen Initiative

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative announces an open call for visual artists and graphic designers. The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey.

The ArtsBergen initiative's call for artists and graphic designers to create and install asphalt decals in Oradell's Schirra Park.

A Call for Artists and Graphic Designers invites creatives to submit applications to develop and install asphalt decals in Oradell’s Schirra Park.

The ArtsBergen initiative is partnering with the Borough of Oradell in New Jersey to transform the gazebo area of Schirra Park (on the corner of Oradell Avenue and Kinderkamack Road) utilizing a designed set of asphalt decals strategically positioned to create an engaging, visually pleasing space.  The call for artists and graphic designers is open to an artist or artist team.  The selected artist or artist team will receive also $800 in total to design and install the decals, plus a supply budget up to $700.

Call to Artists

Artists applying to the call should also complete an application form by Monday, June 14, 2021. For further information about the project, an estimated timeline, selection criteria, and to apply, go to the project’s online site.  This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Historic & Cultural Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative, a regional arts alliance, works with various stakeholders. These stakeholders encompass artists, arts organizations, businesses and municipal leaders.  Furthermore, they use the arts to shape the social, physical, cultural, and economic identity of communities. Creative placemaking, a community-led, arts-driven approach, increases vibrancy and spurs economic development.  This also builds capacity among residents to take ownership of their communities.

ArtsBergen Initiative

ArtsBergen is the only initiative in Bergen County, New Jersey offering a range of services in creative placemaking. Furthermore, the initiative has partnered with multiple municipalities facilitating creative teams, developing public art and creative placemaking plans.  The initiative also directed and managed public art projects to preserve and express community culture.

To learn more about the Foundation and its ArtsBergen initiative, visit the organization’s website or contact or 201-568-5608.

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