First Ever Open Call for the BCEC’s 160ft Video Wall!

The deadline for proposals is Sunday September 16th

As part of our ongoing Art on the Marquee Program the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts is issuing its first ever call for media art for display on the video wall inside the front entrance of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This is a 160 foot long screen providing full-motion video. It is twelve feet tall and is composed of a 10mm high-definition LED video center section that is 59’3″ long and two 16mm low-definition LED video sections on either side that are each 50′ wide. We are looking for 60-second videos, animations or computer generated work, using the entire Video Wall in colorful and creative ways.

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. It is recommended that artists submitting visit the site to grasp the full potential of the video wall.

How to Apply

Apply now through our online submission form. Applications are due by 11:59 PM Sunday, September 16th and should include the following information.

  • Description of the proposed piece
  • Short bio
  • Links to past moving image work (up to 3 samples, 1 minute each): samples must be online (You Tube and Vimeo are acceptable)
  • Jpeg images of proposed arrangement of content on screens, or storyboard layout in sketch format or other illustration: refer to Content Creation Guidelines pdf
  • Resume/CV

Selection Process

Boston Cyberarts and MCCA will review applications and award up to ten exhibition opportunities for the video wall. Notifications will be sent by September 20th and works should be completed by October 21st. 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 video wall as a display platform while also creating dynamic engaging content for the public.

Click here to apply with our online submission form.