Mural Proposal Guidelines

Astoria Heights Park mural

NYC Parks does not accept murals on a permanent basis and only a limited number of proposals are approved. Applicants are encouraged to consider alternative temporary mounting options such as plywood or vinyl banners.

If approved, murals are permitted temporarily for one year. NYC Parks retains the rights to the wall and the artist must waive his or her rights to the artwork.

Handball courts and historic structures will not be considered for murals.

Submission Requirements

  • A written description of the proposed mural, including title and approximate dimensions (height x width)
  • Color renderings of the mural design
  • Mural artist’s resume and/or a description of the sponsoring organization. Include the name, address, and phone number of the contact person.
  • Up to ten images of the artist’s previous work. All images must be clearly labeled with the name of the artist, title of the work, media, and dimensions.
  • Installation budget and method of financing
  • Proposed exhibition schedule
  • Image and description of the proposed mural location

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials at least six months prior to the intended installation date to allow time for proposal review and project development. 

Submit your proposal by email to or by mail to:

Public Art Coordinator
City of New York, Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park, Rm. 20
New York, NY 10065

Proposal materials will not be returned and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

To learn more about exhibiting your art in our parks, please visit our Temporary Public Outdoor Art Guidelines page. 

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