Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant

We believe that public art makes a park—and a community—come to life. Through the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, we brought art to 10 designated parks that were in need of more cultural programming. We turned these parks into art destinations with events and programs all year long that supported the winning artworks. This grant also gave opportunities and resources to New York City-based emerging artists to show their work and share their vision.

Artist Grants

Grants were issued to 20 emerging artists and art collectives with the most compelling public art proposals. Generously funded by UNIQLO, each grantee received an award of $10,000 to create their proposed artwork. 

Artwork Locations

Art installations were presented in the following parks:

  • Bronx: Joyce Kilmer Park and Virginia Park
  • Brooklyn: Fort Greene Park and Herbert Von King Park
  • Manhattan: Seward Park and Thomas Jefferson Park
  • Queens: Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Rufus King Park
  • Staten Island: Faber Park and Tappen Park

Award Winners

Program Background

NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with artists and arts organizations to produce more than two thousand public artworks in New York City parks. For more information about the program, please visit our Arts in the Parks page. 

UNIQLO offers innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort. Since introducing the UNIQLO brand in the United States and opening the very first global flagship store in SoHo 10 years ago, the company has embraced neighborhoods and local communities as showplaces for creativity. Partnering with NYC Parks and supporting local New York City artists is a natural extension of the company culture of contributing to local communities and celebrating artists and self expression.

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