Request for Proposals: Active Art

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, Inc. (FPHNYC) on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) seeks proposals from community-based organizations for Active Art, an initiative to enhance the pedestrian experience through temporary, health-inspired public art installations.


FPHNYC anticipates awarding contracts of up to $15,000 to two (2) community-based organizations to develop and install artwork in these designated NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) sites:

• East New York/Brownsville, Brooklyn: Pedestrian Footbridge at Livonia Avenue and Van Sinderen Avenue; and
• Jamaica, Queens: Sidewalk Extension on Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica Avenue and Archer Avenue.


This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is not asking for submissions of conceptual designs, but rather for proposals describing the applicant’s proposed approach and capacity to manage artist outreach, community engagement, artwork approval, and the installation and maintenance of the artwork.
Funding for these projects will be disbursed by FPHNYC to eligible organizations based on their response to this RFP. The funding for this award is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This RFP is subject to the availability of funding provided to FPHNYC by the CDC Award.


Please find the RFP document containing additional information here:


The deadline for submission is March 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Proposals must be submitted via email as a PDF (Portable Document Format) to


Potential respondents may send any questions or comments to:

Attn: Melissa Stewart, Grant Associate
Subject: Inquiry: Active Art RFP

All questions related to this RFP must be received by February 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Responses to all programmatic and administrative questions will be posted on the FPHNYC website in the FAQ section ( by March 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.


Below is a detailed timeline of events related to this Request for Proposals process. Unless otherwise specified, the time of day for the following events will be between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.


Important Dates:

Release of Request for Proposals: February 15, 2018

Inquiry Period for Questions: February 15, 2018 to February 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

RFP Q&A Responses Posted: March 2, 2018 by 5 PM EST

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: March 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

Notice of Selection: March 30, 2018

Contract Timeline: April 30, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Public Art Installation Deadline: August 31, 2018

Final Report: September 21, 2018