Art, Astoria
Mar 02, 2017

Broadway Billbord Open Call – Get Your Art Out in the Open!

Submit your art proposal to the Broadway Billboard Open Call.

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One of our favorite parts about Socrates Sculpture Park—aside from the large installations and fantastic waterfront views—is the large billboard that greets visitors at the main entrance. There’s always cool art on it, and now, for the first time ever, Socrates has put out an open call to the public for new art on the billboard—art that is relevant to our current reality, art that focuses on the topic of democracy and American identity.

The open call is for proposals from “artists, designers, art students, architects, emerging or retired”—that means you. More information from Socrates:

“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.”

The committee evaluating proposals will choose two for this 2017 series. The first billboard will have its grand reveal on Independence Day (July 4) and the second will be unveiled in the fall. Here’s how to apply:

To apply, email the following to
(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 EST).

Good luck!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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