what does this d.i.y. mean?

Techinically d.i.y. stands for Do It Yourself, but thats not an accurate term. I thought it would be helpful to further define what I am focused on regarding public art (in terms of what I am addressing on this site). This is well visualized by the work of the artists listed on the right side. I think that temporary, ephemeral or performative are all terms that could be applied. This kind of work is not work like Anish Kapoor‘s Cloud Gate at Millenium Park in…

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Start with the resources

So, take a look at that resources list over there – some really helpful stuff contained within: New York Foundation for the Arts: they offer fiscal sponsorship. For those who don’t know what that means, it is a method by which a 501 (c) 3 acts as a money conduit to an individual artist. With a fiscal sponsor (it could be NYFA, Fractured Atlas or a non-profit organization that you know) you can apply for monies that normally would not be given toan individual. It…

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Welcome to d.i.y. public art

A couple of years ago I had an idea for a large scale (70 mile) non traditional public art project. There wasn’t much interest in the project from institutions in the NYC area, but I was committed and passionate about the project. I also knew that it was timely and important. So, I decided to do it myself. That project was HighWaterLine. Since then, I have continued to create projects mostly under my own steam (and fundraising!) – I think mostly because my work defines…

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