Launching summer 2014, The Water Tank Project will transform the New York City skyline.

Artwork by acclaimed artists and New York City public school students will be wrapped around rooftop water tanks throughout the city, celebrating the talents of established and emerging artists, and calling attention to the global water crisis.

The Water Tank Project is part art exhibition, part awareness campaign. For the duration of the project, art above will be complemented by action on the ground through educational programs, public tours, social media activities and a symposium dedicated to inspiring fresh views on global water issues.

Our aim is to produce art as social intervention, to inspire awe and joy, to educate, and to alter attitudes and habits among those who experience The Water Tank Project, ultimately creating meaningful and long-lasting change.

The Water Tank Project is the inaugural initiative of New Water Culture, a non-profit dedicated to fostering environmental awareness and social advocacy through art.

Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan

Founder and Creative Director
Mitra Khorasheh

Mitra Khorasheh

Curator and Project Manager
Neville Wakefield

Neville Wakefield

Chief Curatorial Advisor
Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams

Artist
Tammam Azzam

Tammam Azzam

Artist
John Baldessari

John Baldessari

Artist
Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford

Artist
Luca Buvoli

Luca Buvoli

Artist
Sigrid Calon

Sigrid Calon

Artist
Eteri Chkadua

Eteri Chkadua

Artist
Edgar Cleijne

Edgar Cleijne

Artist
E.V. Day

E.V. Day

Artist
Marcel Dzama

Marcel Dzama

Artist
Jordi Fornies

Jordi ForniƩs

Artist
Fab 5 Freddy

Fab 5 Freddy

Artist
Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher

Artist
Chitra Ganesh

Chitra Ganesh

Artist
Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

Artist
Wayne Gonzales

Wayne Gonzales

Artist
Jean-Paul Goude

Jean-Paul Goude

Artist
Mark Grotjahn

Mark Grotjahn

Artist
Olaf Hajek

Olaf Hajek

Artist
Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto

Artist
Jeppe Hein

Jeppe Hein

Artist
Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan

Artist
Icy & Sot

Icy & Sot

Artist
Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

Artist
KIWA

KIWA

Artist
Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Artist
Carter Kustera

Carter Kustera

Artist
Ulay

Ulay

Artist
Maya Lin

Maya Lin

Artist
Alex Majoli

Alex Majoli

Artist
Barry McGee

Barry McGee

Artist
Anne Menke

Anne Menke

Artist
Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter

Artist
Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi

Artist
Mr. (KaiKai Kiki, Co., Ltd)

Mr. (KaiKai Kiki, Co., Ltd)

Artist
Odili Donald Odita

Odili Donald Odita

Artist
Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie

Artist
Lorenzo Petrantoni

Lorenzo Petrantoni

Artist
Clifford Ross

Clifford Ross

Artist
Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Artist
Laurie Simmons

Laurie Simmons

Artist
Aya Takano (KaiKai Kiki Co., Ltd)

Aya Takano (KaiKai Kiki Co., Ltd)

Artist
Diana Thater

Diana Thater

Artist
Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

Artist
Tessa Traeger

Tessa Traeger

Artist
Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber

Artist
Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems

Artist
Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner

Artist
Dustin Yellin

Dustin Yellin

Artist
Jana La Sorte

Jana La Sorte

External Relations
Mandie Erickson

Mandie Erickson

PR and Events Advisor
Lance Stephens

Lance Stephens

Accounts
David Poras

David Porras

Content Producer
Elana Haviv

Elana Haviv

Education Advisor
Lisa Dennison

Lisa Dennison

Advisor
Tero Turunen

Tero Turunen

Advisor
Henry Buhl

Henry Buhl

Advisor
Baldev Duggal

Baldev Duggal

Advisor
Kim Estes-Fradis

Kim Estes-Fradis

Advisor
David Walentas

David Walentas

Advisor
Amanda Hearst

Amanda Hearst

Ambassador
Serinda Swan

Serinda Swan

Ambassador
Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

Ambassador
Christine Quinn

Christine Quinn

Ambassador
Keith Liberthal and Julianna Margulies

Keith Liberthal and Julianna Margulies

Ambassadors
Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Ambassador
Glenda Bailey

Glenda Bailey

Ambassador
Anne Fulenwider

Anne Fulenwider

Ambassador
Jay Fielden

Jay Fielden

Ambassador
David Granger

David Granger

Ambassador
Joanna Coles

Joanna Coles

Ambassador
Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia

Ambassador
Oriol Sola Pardell

Oriol Solà Pardell

Ambassador

Strategic Alliances

Waves 4 Water; Newmark Knight Frank; ABC Realty; ArtBase; Brown Harris Stevens; The Durst Organization; Fenwick Keats Realty; Forest City Ratner Companies; Halstead Property; Malkin Holdings; Manhattan Skyline; REBNY; Jack Resnick & Sons; Rudin Management; RXR Realty; Two Trees Management; Vornado Realty Trust; Time Equities Inc.; The Shed.

Foundational Support

The Agnes Gund Foundation; The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Fund at Brandeis University; The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation; The Lear Family Foundation; The Dorothea Leonhardt Foundation; The Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund; Solutions, A Donor Advised Fund at Aspen Community Foundation on behalf of Adam Joseph Lewis; Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; ACE Foundation.

Major Benefactors

Bettina & Donald L. Bryant, Jr; Elizabeth K. Belfer; Agnes Gund.

Donors

Bauer Family; Stephen and Claudine Bronfman; Pippa Cohen; Bobby Foshay Miller; Amanda and Glenn Furhman; Will McDonough; Michelle Smith; David Teiger.