Call for Submissions for Public Media Art for the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Marquee

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the tenth 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.

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that push the creative limits of this 80-foot, seven-screen, three-sided LED sculpture.

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 before submitting your proposal. It is recommended that students submitting visit the BCEC to grasp the full potential of the Marquee.

How to Apply

Please use the following form to submit your proposal by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014:

  • Brief description of proposed work (not more than one page)
  • 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 online video samples (up to 2 samples, 1 minute each). These can be past moving image work, or a mockup of what you plan for the Marquee. Samples must be online (You Tube and Vimeo are acceptable)
  • Resume/CV

Selection Process

Boston Cyberarts and MCCA will review applications and award up to ten exhibition opportunities for the BCEC Marquee. Notifications will be sent by May 9th, and works should be completed by Sunday June 1, 2014 for presentation in June.

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.