LIC’s Court Square Park has been chosen as the 2015 host site for the annual Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award, providing a grant and outdoor space for a sculpture installation by a local emerging artist. The grant celebrates Clare Weiss, who served as public art curator for the Parks Department and curated more than 100 thought-provoking outdoor public art installations. The award will be granted to an artist in an early stage in their career with a modest portfolio.
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Artists are strongly encouraged to visit Court Square Park before submitting a proposal. Applicants must take into account the site’s terrain and submit proposals that will stand up to the park’s particular urban outdoor environment. Sculptures installed in New York City’s Parks must meet the department’s safety requirements and be able to withstand the effects of weather and public interaction.