Kent Digital Media Project / Calls & Submissions
August 31, 2023
Organization Name: City of Kent Arts Commission
Organization Location: Kent, WA
Type: Calls & Submissions
Kent’s Downtown Digital Media Project offers digital media artists an opportunity to present work, while enlivening our historic downtown.
Kent’s Parks Department recently opened a newly renovated, space-themed park at 307 West Gowe St. (Kherson Park). The park design includes a Lunar Rover replica, a life-sized astronaut, Lunar Lander and Mission Control play elements, and a large wall with projection capabilities. The Arts Commission will provide artistic content for the projection component by showcasing artwork from digital/video media artists. One large screen (approximately 30’ x 20’) located on the side of a building facing south toward Gowe St. is visible to the public from Kent-Kherson Park, as well as the sidewalks and streets at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Gowe Street. Works will be displayed in rotation during presentation hours, generally dusk to 11 p.m. daily.
Each selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium to help defray related expenses. Artists’ name(s) and artwork title(s) will be posted on the screen before and after the work(s) play.
Up to six artists will be selected to present from one to three artworks based on completed or proposed media work, for a period of one year. Artworks should be five minutes or less in length. The projector has limited sound capacity, so artworks should not be dependent on sound.
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