Call for Submissions for Public Media Art for the
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Marquee
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the sixth call for media art for display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The 80-foot-tall Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video capability and is viewed by more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists daily. This stunning new icon is visible for half a mile in many directions, and is seen by traffic on Summer, D, and Congress Streets as well as from the surrounding hotels, office buildings and the Seaport World Trade Center.
We are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that use the entire Marquee in creative ways. Please note, unlike previous calls there is no specified design theme for artists to follow. We are particularly interested in works that push the limits of the 7 screens as a display platform while also creating dynamic engaging content for the public.
Who Can Apply
Eligibility is limited to artists and artist teams who reside in Massachusetts. Artists will need to create content in an After Effects template, which we will provide. There are many features of the marquee to take advantage of, so please familiarize yourself with the technical specifications clearly outlined in the Content Creation Guidelines (pdf) before submitting your proposal. It is recommended that artists submitting visit the BCEC to grasp the full potential of the Marquee.
How to Apply
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by Midnight Monday, May 6, 2013:
- Jpeg images of proposed arrangement of content on screens, or storyboard layout in sketch format or other illustration: refer to Content Creation Guidelines (pdf)
- Links to past moving image work (up to 3 samples, 1 minute each). Samples must be online (You Tube and Vimeo are acceptable)
- Brief description of proposed piece (not more than one page)
Boston Cyberarts and the MCCA will review applications and award up to ten exhibition opportunities for the BCEC Marquee. Notifications will be sent by Friday, May 10 and works should be completed by midnight Monday, June 10, 2013 for presentation in late June. Awards include a $500 honorarium.
Selection of work is based foremost upon artistic excellence. We are particularly interested in works that push the limits of the 7 screens as a display platform while also creating dynamic engaging content for the public. Artists will receive proper credit for their media art.
Please contact Boston Cyberarts Director, George Fifield with questions.