Artists: Submit your idea for a monument honoring Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

By Faye Penn

She Built NYC is seeking artists who are interested in creating a monument honoring trans activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

The deadline to apply is October 1.

The monument of Johnson and Rivera is NYC’s first permanent public art work honoring the legacy of trans individuals.

The monument will be installed near the historic Stonewall Inn, where gay, lesbian and trans patrons—including Johnson and Rivera—rose up against police raids in the summer of 1969, giving birth to the LGBTQ+ movement.

Professional artists over the age of 18 who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. are invited to apply by submitting an artist statement, work samples, references and resume/CV.

The Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art program, along with an advisory committee of outside arts and design professionals, will then select finalist artists to submit conceptual monument designs for a second round of reviews, before the winning artist is picked.

For more details about the She Built NYC application process, click here.