Really awesome opportunity from the really cool Locust Projects.
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Call to South Florida artists
Opportunity: Locust Projects Out of the Box: The Billboard Project
Dates: November / December 2011
Deadline: April 14, 2011 – applications must be received by 5pm
Opportunity Description: Locust Projects is pleased to announce the second year of Out of the Box, a new initiative that will increase exposure to contemporary art by sponsoring projects in public locations throughout Miami. The program launched with the Billboard Project in December 2010, for which internationally renowned artist Liam Gillick was commissioned to produce artwork for billboards, bus shelters and bus backs surrounding Miami’s Design District and Miami Beach.
The organization is now accepting proposals from South Florida artists for the 2011 Billboard Project. The project aims to challenge the billboard as a tool for commercial advertising while giving artists an opportunity to reconsider their own working methods. The Billboard Project will launch in November 2011, with a reception for the artist during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.
1 Artist resume or CV. Please include artist contact information.
2 Project proposal, including budget for supplies.
(Locust Projects will budget billboard leasing, printing and installation fees)
3 Images/renderings of proposed artwork for:
Two, 14 x 48′ billboards (Design for each billboard may be identical, or vary)
One design for bus shelters
One design for bus backs
Images should be submitted on CD in jpeg format, 72 dpi AND in printed form
4 6-10 images of previous work
Images on CD in jpeg format, 72 dpi
5 Caption list of proposed work and previous work
We will not accept submissions by email. Applicants who do not submit all the required items may be eliminated from the review process. Materials will not be returned to the artist. Applications must be received before 5pm on April 14, 2011
Send / deliver materials to:
Attention: The Billboard Project
155 NE 38th Street #100, Miami, FL 33137
About Locust Projects:
Locust Projects is a not-for-profit exhibition space founded by three Miami artists in 1998 in order to provide contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas and methods without the limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work, and Locust Projects offers them a vibrant Miami experience to develop their ideas. Locust Projects is committed to offering an approachable and inviting venue for the Miami and international art community to experience the work and meet the artists.
For further information: Email. firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. 305.576.8570
The Billboard Project is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.
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