Open Call: Socrates Sculpture Park’s Broadway Billboard Series

Open Call: Socrates Sculpture Park’s Broadway Billboard Series

  • Apr
  • 15

  • 12:00 AM
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Calling all artists, designers, art students, architects, emerging or retired—all are welcome to submit a proposal. Socrates Sculpture Park invites all to submit image proposals on the topic of democracy and American identity for the 2017 Broadway Billboard series. This call asks proposals to address ideas of the public, citizenship, collectivism, identity, and democratic freedoms.

Proposals should consider the unique elements of the site and billboard location—a public park, a space of advertising, New York City, and the diverse borough of Queens. Two proposals will be selected for the 2017 billboard series. The first will be unveiled on Independence Day, July 4, 2017, in celebration of and in reflection of the history of American political struggles; the second will be unveiled this fall.

To apply, email the following to democracy@socratessculpturepark.org: (1) your proposed image*, proportional to a 10’ x 28’ billboard (2) a brief description or artist statement (250 words or less) (3) creator bio and/or CV *the image must be an original work by the applicant. Applications must be received via email by April 15, 2017 (11:59 pm).

HISTORY OF THE BROADWAY BILLBOARD The Broadway Billboard is located at the main entrance of the Park at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway. Since the series launched in 1999, Socrates Sculpture Park has presented more than 30 billboards, including artworks by Edward Burtynsky, Meschac Gaba, John Giorno, Douglas Gordon, Michael Joo, Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Wangechi Mutu, Catherine Opie, Duke Riley, and Hank Willis Thomas.

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