Brooks Landing - Public Art

Brooks Landing Public Improvement Project
Call for Public Art 


Project Overview

An artist(s) or team(s) will design, fabricate and install an artwork or artworks as part of the Brooks Landing Phase II Public Improvements project. The artwork is intended to advance both the functional and aesthetic goals of the project and will be selected in an open competition. The artist(s) selected will enter into a contract with the City for the design, fabrication, transport and installation of the work. The competition will be administered in accordance with State and City policies and standards. A Draft Agreement for Professional Services is included as Appendix F.

The artwork(s) shall: be expressive of their respective themes; unique to their site; enrich the experience of the public realm and its sense of place; and will serve as a focal point for the adjacent neighborhood, trail users, motorists, and travelers on the Genesee River / Erie Canal. Planned enhancements to Genesee Valley Park will pose an ideal opportunity to consider conceptually connected components that traverse the site and associate with the flow of the river and improved trails, and the larger neighborhood and environment. Artists are encouraged to consider the space as part of a larger environment and bear in mind its connectivity to the greater neighborhood, park, roadways, waterways, and trails.

The City reserves the right to commission a single artist or multiple artists, as it sees fit, to complete the project. To encourage multiple artistic interpretations and diversity of artwork, up to three contracts may be awarded. No selection shall be deemed final until a proposal is fully approved and the contract/professional services agreement properly executed by the artist and the City.

The public art, is being financed by the City and through a grant from the New York State Department of State, with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

Public Art Prospectus

The Public Art Prospectus and attachments can be downloaded here:

Important Dates

An informational meeting is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, June 23, 2016, in City Hall Council Chambers, 30 Church Street. The deadline to submit proposals is 4:00 P.M., Thursday, July 7, 2016.

For more information email the Project Manager, Jeff Mroczek.