Ends on January 29, 2018

MTA Arts & Design seeks images of artists’ previous work to review in consideration for a new Percent for Art project to be fabricated in durable materials to be determined, such as metal. An approved fabricator will be translating the final artwork design into the identified medium, therefore an artist’s prior experience, or lack thereof, with these materials will not be taken into consideration when reviewing images.

The budget for design and fabrication of the artwork for the station is to be determined, including an artist fee of up to 20% of the final art project cost. As part of this fee, the selected artist will be required to submit a budget, produce completed designs, select a fabricator and oversee the fabrication and installation of the artwork, with project management by MTA Arts & Design.


A selection panel comprised of arts and design professionals will select finalists to develop original art proposals.

Finalists will be given site specifications and a detailed overview of the project to create a proposal for site-specific artwork for the station, for which they will receive an honorarium of $1,000. Following the selection panel’s review of proposals, one artist will be selected to receive the commission.

Eligibility is based upon artistic merit as evidenced in previous work, exhibition history, awards, honors, and publications, and demonstrated proficiency and technical knowledge of the medium(s) in which the artist regularly works.

Artists must be available to work in New York during the required design and construction period (2018 to 2019).


Submit up to 20 images at mtaarts.submittable.com along with a short application form, a bio/CV, and brief artist statement. All artists interested in being considered for projects must apply through the online program at mtaarts.submittable.com.

Submissions must be complete by midnight EST on Monday, January 29, 2018.

Download Frequently Asked Questions, contact MTA Arts & Design: arts@mtahq.org, or Submittable’s customer support: support@submittable.com

Percent for Art 

Sample image details, left to right: George Bates, Generation Dynamica, 2013, stainless steel, Central Avenue, NYCT; Barbara Grygutis, Bronx River View, 2010, stainless steel, Whitlock Avenue, NYCT; Mia Pearlman, Soar, 2015, stainless steel, 80th Street, NYCT.
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