Got an idea to get New Yorkers drawing in the streets?
The Uni Project invites you to submit an idea, challenge, or prompt for our DRAW NYC program that will inspire New Yorkers to sit down together and draw, in parks, plazas, and other public spaces all across the city.
To participate, please send the following to Leslie Davol:
- A few sentences suggesting simple steps New Yorkers can take to make a drawing, ideally inspired by some aspect of your own practice;
- One or two images (JPG, etc) suitable for printing 5”x5″;
- A very short sentence describing who you are and (optional) how the activity might relate to you/your work.
We’ll put these ideas on large rolodex-style cards and attach them to our drawing boards, available wherever our portable drawing studio pops-up. Participating artists/authors/illustrators so far include Sarah Sze, Bob Staake, Lynda Barry, Matteo Pericoli, Nicole Law, Yifat Gat, and more—see samples below!
Out on the street, we’ll provide people with pencils, charcoal, paper, and other drawing tools. Staff will be on hand to facilitate, but your ideas will provide the inspiration to get people started. We’ll take photos of the results and share online.
The Uni Project travels across New York City with a special focus on underserved neighborhoods where art and education resources can be scarce. Your contribution will mean a great deal to the people we meet—especially young people. Thanks for helping us create an oasis for drawing in neighborhoods of New York City.
– Leslie and Sam Davol
Co-Founders of The Uni Project
Here are some more prompts: