Call for Artists | City Canvases Bridgeport

Project: City Canvases Bridgeport Jury Selection Awards: $1,000 ($500 notification & $500 completion) Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, April 16 Notification Date: Thursday, April 19 Project Completion Deadline: Tuesday, May 22

City Canvases Bridgeport is seeking qualified Artists to produce 30-second digital film shorts for its upcoming projection mapping project. The conceptual theme of this project is the infinite nature of CHANGE. Artists will be selected to produce thirteen shorts for presentation in the project which runs from June 1 to August 30 (thirteen weeks). A different short will be featured each week, culminating in a farewell exhibition at the Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council. The shorts will be incorporated into a large-scale projection mapping, which will be projected on highly visible building surfaces in Downtown Bridgeport. The mobile projection team will also use the shorts to promote various arts and cultural events throughout Downtown (e.g. Bridgeport Arts Fest, Downtown Thursdays events, gallery, film and theatre openings, etc.). City Canvases Bridgeport is organized by the City of Bridgeport, Downtown Special Services District, Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and supported by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts. Shorts shall adhere to following specifications:
Theme: CHANGE (evolution, regeneration, morphology, history, rebirth, expansion and retraction…); Content: Original works only. No nudity, profanity or hate-based content of any kind; Format: Open (animation, live action, algorithmic-based, abstract, etc.); File type: Digital video (.avi, .mov, .mp4, .h264, .wmv); Length: 30 seconds; and Audio: None. If audio is incorporated, it may not be presented, due to the outdoor nature of the project.

To apply to participate in City Canvases Bridgeport, please fill out and enclose all of the following:
 Completed and signed application (this form)  Narrative describing proposal and philosophy behind it (1 page maximum)  Proposal mock-ups: illustrations, stills, screenshots, etc.  Link to portfolio with examples of past digital short work  Short Artist bio/profile

Selected Artists will be notified on Thursday, April 19. Upon notification, Artists will be introduced to the sites and receive $500 to begin production. The deadline to complete production is Tuesday, May 22. Upon successful completion of the shorts, Artists will receive the second $500 installment of the award.

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Return to: Contact: City Canvases Bridgeport c/o BACC Marianne Brunson Frisch 1001-12 Main St. (203) 522-4154 Bridgeport, CT 06604 mbfrisch@bridgeportarts.org BACC Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 11am-3pm, Monday & April 16, 11am-3pm Selected Artists shall agree to license their work to City Canvases Bridgeport for the duration of the project (June 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012) and for the purposes outlined in the Call for Artists. Artists retain ownership and copyright. Illicit content is prohibited.

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