Kickstart your project on Governors Island: Save the Date
On Tuesday April 16th, we will be hosting a little shin-dig with Kickstarter and FIGMENT on how you can use Kickstarter to bring your project to Governors Island. Kickstarter's Art Program Director Stephanie Pereira will give a primer on how to bring a Kickstarter project to life. Lynda Realmuto, the Director of Special Events and Public Programs at the Trust for Governors Island, will be joining her to discuss permits, logistics, spaces, and everything you need to know to bring your plan to the Island-however it is funded. David Koren, Executive Director of Figment will dive deep into how he used Kickstarter to launch an art festival on Governors Island each June.
What: Kickstart Your Project on Governors Island
Where: Kickstarter's Offices, 155 Rivington Street (b/w Clinton and Suffolk)
When: Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm - 9pm
RSVP: Lynda Realmuto
You can find out more about this event on the Governors Island blog!
Development Opportunities on Governors Island
Request for Proposals to redevelop historic buildings for educational, cultural, and commercial uses
With many significant capital improvements underway, Governors Island presents an amazing opportunity for innovative enterprises to build on the Island's spirit and attributes, and establish a presence on the Island. The Trust for Governors Island is pleased to release this Request for Proposals for the redevelopment and adaptive re-use of over 40 existing historic buildings on Governors Island totaling 1 million square feet for educational, cultural, and commercial uses.
Request for Expressions of Interest to develop 33 acres of the South Island
The Trust for Governors Island has also released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the development of 33 acres of prime real estate on Governors Island. A broad range of developers, nonprofits, institutions, and other interested groups are invited to offer visionary ideas for this truly unique property. The Trust welcomes commercial, educational, and cultural uses that take advantage of the unmatched potential of this Island and make a meaningful contribution to its future.
The RFP and RFEI are two independent processes. The response due date for both is Thursday, March 14, 2013.
Download the RFP and RFEI at http://govisland.com/html/notices/notices.shtml