The Railyard Art Project collaborates with artists and inspired, creative projects crafted by individuals and organized groups to temporarily place installations, artworks and other innovative objects, ideas and contextually appropriate endeavors in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Railyard Park + Plaza.
The Railyard Park + Plaza is an urban art environment and is itself a work of public art. Artists, organizations and collaborative, creative teams are encouraged to respond to this intentionally designed landscape with temporary art and performance projects that emphasize engagement, participation and education. Collaborations across disciplines—artists, designers, scientists, historians, sociologists, etc—are of particular interest. Additionally, projects that respond to specific locations in the Park + Plaza through community and historic context are encouraged. However, there are no conceptual or collaborative factors limiting the scope of proposals for projects: the Railyard Art Committee is open to any and all proposals that fit the usage policies of the Railyard Park & Plaza and comply with the terms and conditions of the Railyard Park + Plaza’s multiple public and private stakeholders.
Potential projects for location in the Park + Plaza are evaluated on an ongoing basis by the Railyard Art Committee, a volunteer group of dedicated community members that works with the Railyard Stewards to help locate exceptional artworks and projects in this vital center of public life in Santa Fe. Projects are currently being accepted on the condition that applicants, or at least one member of the applicant team is a current New Mexico resident. For more details, read our Frequently Asked Questions page. To submit an application now, click on the link below.