Participate in a Public Art Project

NYC Commission on Human Rights’ first Public Artist In Residence (PAIR) Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackling gender-based street harassment has amassed international attention, is unveiling this fall a series of citywide street art projects addressing anti-black racism and gender-based harassment.

PAIR, which the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs launched in 2015, embeds artists within City agencies to address pressing civic issues through creative practice. Each PAIR placement will last a minimum of one year. The residency begins with a research phase, during which the artist spends time at the agency meeting staff and learning about its operations and initiatives while also introducing the artist’s practice and process to agency staff. The research phase concludes with a proposal from the artist outlining one or more public-facing participatory projects that will be implemented during the remainder of the residency. PAIR is supported with funds from the City of New York.

Read the full press release on the announcement.

Share Your Story and Be Part of this Project

Public Artist-in-Residence Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is capturing New Yorkers’ experiences with anti-Black racism and gender harassment through postcards for the series of art projects to be unveiled in the fall. Tell your story on a postcard at the following locations. Participation is completely anonymous. By submitting a postcard, you consent to participate in this art project.