CALL FOR ARTISTS - 48 Blocks AC 2019 - Adirondack chair Application
Applications Due:
April 7, 2019 5pm EST

We are currently seeking artists to paint, sculpt or otherwise create artistic  Adirondack chairs, which will be placed on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Program Description:

48 Blocks Atlantic City is a 48 hour celebration of the artistic talents, creativity, community, culture, and history of Atlantic City. The 2019 event will take place June 21 - June 23, 2019, with 48 community-produced projects across the 48 blocks of the city.

Our program goals are to increase public access to art, give artistic talent a platform in Atlantic City, and engage the community through the event planning process.

48 Blocks AC is a program of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public access to art and fostering community art education in Atlantic City. The program is produced in partnership with Stockton University.

In 2019, we will be provided with 12 Adirondack chairs courtesy of the Special Improvement Division of the CRDA for artists to paint, sculpt or otherwise create an artistic chair.

Materials & Stipend:

48 Blocks AC will reimburse artists for materials/tools costs within a pre-approved budget.

48 Blocks AC will provide artists with a $300 artist stipend.

CRDA will weatherproof completed chairs before placement on the Boardwalk.

Application Guidelines & Deadline:

Application materials must be received no later than five o’clock in the evening (5:00 p.m.) EST on April 7, 2019.  

Applications may be submitted

  • Via online form below

  • Via email to with the subject line: 48BAC Chair Application: [Artist Name] (Print version of the application will be posted on 3/20)

  • Via mail ATTN: 48BAC Chair Application, ACAF, PO Box 3, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Mail applications must be postmarked by April 6, 2019. (Print version of the application will be posted on 3/20)


  • Applications are open to any artists who abide by the program guidelines

  • Artists may apply as an individual or group; however the budget & stipend provided is per mural, not per person.

Selection Process:

Submissions will be reviewed by the 48 Blocks AC Leadership Team. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 15, 2019.

Selection Criteria:

Applications will be reviewed on (including but not limited to) the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness of qualifications for the project - applicants having experience working in the proposed medium

  • Potential for artist’s work to enrich Atlantic City

  • Probability of successful execution and completion of project within the proposed time-frame

  • Completeness of application

Project Timeline:

Adirondack chairs will be available for pick-up in Atlantic City sometime in mid-April, and will need to be returned approximately 2 weeks prior to the event (June 21). Exact dates/times will be determined by the SID of CRDA, and will be confirmed with selected applicants.

Artist Agreement:

Selected artists will be required to sign and comply with the Artist Agreement.

Other Requirements:

  • Chairs must be able to withstand outdoor conditions & active use on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

  • Chairs must retain full usability as a seat.

  • The artist must be able to keep the content of their work “family friendly,” no nudity or overtly sexual themes, hate speech or glorification of violence. The artist will be asked to refrain from painting anything that defames or invades the rights of any person, living or dead; or anything that could be construed as harmful to a third party.

  • The artist may not reproduce any copyrighted material.

Other Projects:

  • If you would like to submit a project, please complete the General Project Application.

  • If you would like to be considered for a mural, please complete the Mural Application.

  • There is no limit to the times you may apply; participants will not be selected for multiple projects.

Adirondack chair Application:

Personal Information
Name *
Phone *
Please provide the best number for us to reach you.
Home Address *
Home Address
Please note, "Country" is a required field
Gender Identity (for grant reporting purposes) *
Check one or more options that reflect your gender identity
If you prefer not to say, simply put "DECLINE" in the box below.
Social Media & Website
(Dribble, etc.) Please share links to your profile(s)
If you plan to email us, simply write "EMAIL" in the box below.
Provide images/video to illustrate your concept, links below or via email. Download our Adirondack Chair rendering (linked below this application) and use it to illustrate your concept, send us via email. Concept emails should be forwarded to with the subject - 48BAC Chair Application Concept: [Artist Name]
Can you keep the content “family friendly”? (No nudity or overtly sexual themesl, etc.) *
Are you able to commit to picking up from & returning your chair to Atlantic City, at dates & times identified by the CRDA? *
Exact dates will be determined by the CRDA. We expect pick up to be in mid-April, and drop-off to be about 2 weeks prior to June 21, 2019.
Do you have access to a space where you can work on your chair? *
If there is nothing else you'd like to share, simply put "NO" in the box below.
Enter your Full Name

Adirondack chair rendering

Click here to download a rendering of an Adirondack Chair. Email your concept to