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You can submit a design for the new LGBT memorial in Hudson River Park

By Tolly Wright
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New York artists with a passion for human rights and LGBT activism now have a chance to make a lasting piece of art that reflects their vision for a better world. Commissioned by Governor Andrew Cuomo after the tragic shooting in Orlando, a new LGBT memorial will "honor the LGBT community and all victims of hate, intolerance and violence" and is slated to be constructed in Hudson River Park. And they want you to design it. 

The chosen site is in the grassy section of the park overlooking the Hudson River, and there's a competition to find pieces that coincide with the park's established aesthetics. Any artist (not just New Yorkers) interested in creating a project should keep in mind that it will be up to the park's staff to upkeep the memorial in the future, so make sure your landscape art can withstand the saline environment, flooding and illegal graffiti. Furthermore, the plans should reflect the commission's goal to "serve as a Beacon of Justice celebrating New York's commitment to the LGBT community and the state's dedication to creating a more just and inclusive society."

The budget is $800,000 (including the artist fee), and proposals are due by November 21. Find out how to submit your idea here

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