Call for Proposals for the 26th Round of Art on the Marquee due December 9th

Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority invite artists to submit proposals for the 26th 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. It 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.

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

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Sunday, December 9th and should include the following information. Apply now through our online submission form.

  • 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 Guidlines pdf
  • Resume/CV

Selection Process

Boston Cyberarts and MCCA review applications and award up to ten exhibition opportunities.  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.

email info@bostoncyberarts.org with any questions.

Direct url for submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/obhKp8ZBdy3fpHdk2