New York Looking for Artist to Design LGBT Memorial

Published 10/20 2016 03:47PM

Updated 10/20 2016 03:50PM

The New York State LGBT Memorial Commission is looking for experienced artists who can help design an upcoming memorial in New York City.

The memorial will honor victims of hate, intolerance, violence and New York’s fight for equal rights.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this monument and established this commission in the wake of the tragic shootings Orlando, Florida earlier this year.

"New York has a storied history of being at the forefront of the fight for equal rights and it is essential that we always honor the people who sought to achieve fairness for the LGBT community," Governor Cuomo said.

"I invite all experienced New York artists from Buffalo to Montauk to submit their vision and help us create a monument that will serve as an enduring symbol of the sacrifice New Yorkers have played in building a fairer, more just world," added Cuomo. 

According to the release experienced artists are invited to submit proposals by November 21.

The LGBT Memorial Commission will review and select finalists from the submitted artist proposals.

The Commission will recommend artists to the Governor for his final selection in December.
The budget for design and fabrication of the memorial site and artwork is approximately $800,000.

For more information on the memorial, click here.

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