Call for Light Art

for the

2021-2022 winter season

 

In an effort to support local artists and to bring joy to the public with light art, LUSIO is partnering with the Downtown Seattle Association and collaborating neighborhoods to light up Seattle this fall and winter season.


This program is still in its early stages but LUSIO is seeking light artists for window displays, outdoor exhibits, and large scale projections.

 

This collaboration will combine the historic downtown neighborhoods with the art of light to create a public walking art experience that is COVID safe and brings awareness to local businesses.

 

The Program is set to begin November 2021 and last through the remainder of 2021, with the potential for an extended exhibit at select locations. 

 

Applications are open now until October 1st, 2021.

 


The program is split into three categories

  • Storefront Exhibits

  • Outdoor Exhibits

  • Large Scale Projection Mapping


TIMELINE

  • Call for Art is open now until Oct 1st, 2021

  • Selected Artists will be notified Oct 7th, 2021

  • Artists may be contacted for more information or an interview prior to acceptance

  • Artist site visits will be scheduled in October.

  • Installations begin Nov 1st

  • Exhibitions run Nov-Jan

  • *these dates are approx. and subject to change as we finalize the program details. 
     

Details, requirements and eligibility

Storefront & Outdoor Exhibits
 

  • Eligibility: This is a call open to artists ages 18+ living within the PNW area. 

  • This call for art is open to any individual artists and artist groups. Groups must designate one person to be the lead and main point of contact. 

  • One installation per application. Multiple applications are ok.

  • Artist Stipends are available.

  • Outdoor exhibits must be either weather proof and/or created to withstand or comply with nature for at least 30 days, installed out of easy reach of the public ie; higher than 10 feet, attached securely and safely with both the general public and flora taken into account.

  • Outdoor & Storefront Exhibits will be installed by Artist(s) and their team.

  • All art, artist time and installation equipment is included in the artist stipend.

  • Artists are required to meet with the curator on site to discuss their exhibit and go over logistics of installation.
    *Out of town artists are exempt from this requirement and an exhibit site will be selected for them. 

  • Art Exhibits outside or in store fronts must be delivered, installed, maintained by the artist(s).

 

 

projection mapping exhibits

  • Eligibility: This is a call open to artists ages 18+ living within the PNW area. 

  • This call for art is open to any individual artists and artist groups. Groups must designate one person to be the lead and main point of contact. 

  • One installation per application. Multiple applications are ok 

  • Video content must be created in advance to host on media server (no live shows)

  • Final video exhibits must be between 10-30 mins, and will be run on a loop nightly.

  • Production of projections and mapping will be done by our production team.
    We will be supplying the equipment and staffing to run it; you supply the art!

  • Must have prior experience in creating video art- must provide links or examples of prior work on applications.  

  • Artist Stipends are available.

  • All art, artist time and artist travel is included in the artist stipend.

  • Artists will have approx. 30 days to create the custom video art after being accepted into the program. 

  • Knowledge of video mapping is helpful, but not required. 

  • Open to vj’s, video artists, animators, or anyone working in video art. 

  • Art must be public and family friendly; no overtly political, religious, or otherwise aggravating content will be accepted. 

  • Looking for art that inspires well being and awe, but cannot include content such as strobes, fire, smoke, or other content that may create unease.