a nclb creative initiative addressing vacancy & abandonment in Newburgh by re-imagining vacant sites as places for community engagement, artistic production, aesthetic & cultural research, and renewed inhabitation.
ARTIST IN VACANCY
The Newburgh Community Land Bank (NCLB) believes we have a unique role in community revitalization. NCLB’s goal is to eliminate barriers to redevelopment that go beyond property renovation and sale alone. By opening NCLB properties as temporary platforms for creative interventions, we look to transform our liabilities into sites for engagement: safe, accessible spaces which draw the public experience inside the vacancy and bring life back to marginalized spaces of underserved neighborhoods in the city.
Shuttle from NYC > Newburgh NY
curated by González González
featuring work by Alessandro Teoldi , Allen Chen, Laura Genes, Stephen Kwok , Sylvia Hardy, Yu Araki
116 Lander Street
Kira Alker & Elke Luyten
55 Farrington Street
Part I: The Pergola, Downing Park
Part II: 17 Spring Street
SONIC TRANSMISSION ARCHIVE
193 First Street (Carriage House)
Caroline Partamian & Ethan Primason
WORK IN PROGRESS
Audra Wolowiec in collaboration with NFA West
All Artist-In-Vacancy events are free and open to the public. Stay in touch!
2018 Center for Community Progress —
Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties: Lessons Learned from Four Cities
2017 City Lab—
Lifting a Small Town Through a Land Bank Arts Program
Artist-In-Vacancy is made possible through working with local non-profits, arts organizations, and businesses, including Affordable Housing Concepts, Architect Peter Smith, Atlas Industries, City of Newburgh Executive, Planning, Water, and Fire departments, Dia Arts Foundation (Dia Teens Program), Downing Park Planning Committee, Newburgh Free Academy Elite Track Team, NFA West, Newburgh Historical Society, Newburgh Historian Mary McTameney, Newburgh Urban Farm and Food Initiative, Orange County Arts Council, Outdoor Voices, RUPCO Inc., Safe Harbors on the Hudson, Shelter House at Downing Park, Visconti Rides, and most importantly, local community members. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid Hudson.