Call Detail
Newark Airport Digital Art Exhibition: The Journey of Surprises
http://www.artscouncil.nj.gov

Entry Deadline: 10/31/21
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: New Jersey
Budget: 20,000

Project: 

Munich Terminal One LLC and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (State Arts Council) are pleased to present the Newark Airport Digital Art Exhibition: The Journey of Surprises. This exciting opportunity is accepting submissions from adult visual artists who are current residents of New Jersey (with a priority given to artists from Newark and Elizabeth, NJ). Preference will be given to artists with a strong connection to Newark and/or Elizabeth, but artists from across the State are eligible to submit their work for consideration. Qualified artists are encouraged to submit their work samples to be considered for a year-long digital exhibition in the new EWR Airport Terminal A . Selected artists will be paid a $1000 stipend for use of their work, and PANYNJ/Munich Terminal One LLC will provide image upload to the digital gallery space(s) and promotion of the exhibition. 

The project will be unveiled in Spring 2022 at the new EWR Airport Terminal A, and will be on display for approximately one year. Artists’ names and image information will be included with the digital display exhibition.  

Artists are encouraged to be considerate of the ridership and public nature of art in transit spaces. The PANYNJ Art Selection Council will review each submission received and will select multiple artist’s work to be included in the exhibition. In addition to the digital display of their work in the terminal for approximately one year, the artists’ name and images of the project will be shared with the public through Munich’s, PANYNJ’s and the State Arts Council's social media and other communication platforms.  

Artists should submit up to 3 examples of completed work to be considered for use. Work samples submitted will be the basis for the Selection Committee’s consideration.  PANYNJ and their contracted terminal management company, EWR Terminal One LLC, which is a subsidiary of Munich Airport, Europe’s only five star airport, will work with the selected artists to approve final digital image submissions, and schedule the exhibition of the works in digital gallery displays in the terminal. Each selected artist will receive a $1000 stipend in exchange for use of the artists’ work. Artists will retain copyright to their work.    

For this project, we are seeking completed, 2-dimensional, still artworks in a digital format for digital display. Submitted works could be high-quality digital images of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, etc. or work in a native digital format (digital photos, drawings, paintings, etc.). Moving images (films, animations, etc.) and performative work will not be considered for this call.  Upon selection notification, the exact format and process for final submission of digital images will be communicated to the selected artists.  

The Art Selection Committee, a diverse group of arts experts with a vested interest in the outcomes of this project, has determined the selected work will fall into the general curatorial themes of: 

-The story of New Jersey and its people- from pre-colonial to contemporary communities, indigenous and immigrant; including our diverse people, places and geographies - rural, suburban and urban 

-The state of New Jersey as a year-round destination, with a wide variety of cultural, historic and innovative opportunities for tourists and residents alike 

Essentially, we are seeking works from New Jersey artists that highlight the broad spectrum of talent, opportunity and cultures that make our state so vibrant. 

There is no expressed preference for a particular style of work- artistic excellence and appeal to the airport’s passengers will be the determining criteria for selection. 

Work will be displayed in highly public spaces, and as such, work that could be interpreted as political, sexual or violent in nature will not be considered. 

 

Safety & Durability  

Artists must consider that the work will be displayed in a public location and display of the digital gallery will be rotated with other digital media on large digital display units in the terminal. Artists must work in a timely fashion with the project coordination team to ensure the final work files provided are the correct file type, of high quality for digital use, and appropriate for public display.  

Eligibility 

This project is open to artists/artist teams who are at least 18 years of age, and legally able to complete a contract with PANYNJ and/or their contracted management for the terminal. Artists (individuals or all team members) must be current residents of the State of New Jersey. Priority will be given to artists who reside in Newark and/or Elizabeth, as the Airport is located in those cities. Artist/Teams must be able to work effectively and collaboratively to provide requested digital image files of the type and size specified in a timely manner. Further, artists should consider the project timeline prior to submitting work for consideration. Projects are intended to be displayed beginning in Spring 2022

Media 

For this project, we are seeking completed, 2-dimensional, still artworks in a digital format for digital display. All static media, in digital format, that is appropriate to the project will be considered.  

Budget and Contracts 

The PANYNJ will provide one $1000 stipend to each selected artist to license their work for digital display for one year in the Airport. Approximately 20 artists will be selected to be featured in the gallery wall display, and $1000 stipends will be provided to each selected artist. Artists will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to award announcements, and will sign legal contracts with EWR Terminal One for the use of their work.  

Selection Process 

The Art Selection Council includes members of the New Jersey Artistic community, academic and museum arts experts, tourism and regional government staff, and a representative from the State Arts Council. The committee will review application materials and make final recommendations. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any or all entries at any time in the review and selection process.  

Selection Criteria: 

The goals of this program are to connect Airport Passengers and staff with new, exciting art experiences during their transit through the Newark Airport, and to provide New Jersey Artists with exhibition opportunities and a public venue to share their work.  

All submissions should be evaluated using the following standards of excellence: 

Artistic excellence of the proposed submission and work samples provided  

Potential for the submission to promote the goals of the program  

Potential for positive experiences or interactions with the proposed submission by New Jersey communities (the intended audience of the work)  

Artist’s experience with community-based projects, exhibitions, public performances, or other relevant experiences.  

Any safety and environmental considerations of the proposed submission  

Feasibility of the submission as proposed or with minor changes 

The clarity of the proposal, and 

The submission should be consistent with the opinions, values and aesthetics of the Port Authority and Munich.  

Timeline: 

Call Posted: Sept. 17 

Deadline for artist submissions: October 31, 2021  

Decisions will announced by the end of December 2021  

Project installation is scheduled for Spring 2022  

Questions?  

Technical assistance using CAFÉ is available at:  https://www.callforentry.org/artist-help-cafe/ 

Please direct any other questions regarding this opportunity to Danielle Bursk, Director of Artist Services, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, at Danielle.bursk@sos.nj.gov

Contract: 

Upon selection notification, the artist must sign a non-disclosure agreement to maintain confidentiality until official public announcement of the artists selected is made by PANY/NJ, the Arts Council and other project partners.  

Upon selection and final design approval, the artist must complete a contract with PANYNJ/Munich for stipend payment.  

Application Process 

All applications must be submitted through www.callforentry.org (CAFE), a free website for artists to use. Artists must register and set up an account in CAFE, and upload images of their work to their CAFE account in order to submit to this call. Submissions will not be accepted or reviewed through any other means.  

Application Materials to be Submitted in CAFE:  

A brief statement that outlines any specific connection you have to Newark and/or Elizabeth.  

A brief artists bio 

One to three (total) digital images of existing, completed artwork  

Confirmation of your New Jersey Residency  

For this project, we are seeking completed, 2-dimensional, still artworks in a digital format for digital display. All static media, in digital format, that is appropriate to the project will be considered.  Artists may submit 3 completed artworks for consideration. 

This project is open to artists/artist teams who are at least 18 years of age, and legally able to complete a contract with PANYNJ and/or their contracted management for the terminal. Artists (individuals or all team members) must be current residents of the State of New Jersey. Priority will be given to artists who reside in Newark and/or Elizabeth, as the Airport is located in those cities. Artist/Teams must be able to work effectively and collaboratively to provide requested digital image files of the type and size specified in a timely manner. Further, artists should consider the project timeline prior to submitting a proposal. Projects are intended to be displayed beginning in Spring 2022