Art on the Marquee – Call for Submissions

Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority are issuing a call for proposals for their 23rd Round of Art on the Marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This 80-foot-tall Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video. We are looking for ten 30-second videos, animations or computer generated work, using the entire Marquee in colorful and creative ways. The Marquee is viewed by more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists from 7am to 10pm daily. The Marquee 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.

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.

To submit to the 24th round of Art on the Marquee please email proposals including the following information to info@bostoncyberarts.org by midnight January 21, 2018.

  • Jpeg images of proposed arrangement of content on screens, or storyboard layout in sketch format or other illustration. Refer to Content Creation Guidelines pdf. (Note: The guidelines are being updated and new version will be available late January)
  • 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).
  • Resume/CV

Boston Cyberarts and MCCA administration will review applications and award up to ten exhibition opportunities for the BCEC Marquee. 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.

If you have any questions, please email george@bostoncyberarts.org