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Call for Artists

Seeking artists working in Video, Experimental Film, Performance & Animation for STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL’s 2021 program, "STTW 2031".

STTW 2031

The future, conceptually exciting, mysterious, hopeful and terrifying, will soon be the mundanity of our daily lives. While flying cars and hover boards (regrettably) seem unlikely, so much else remains perfectly unknowable. Will we survive the various historical moments of the year 2020 to transcend our daily struggles together, holding hands and dancing in Utopic bliss a decade later? Or will we slide into unfathomable ignorance and fall like lemmings into a new dark age? And where will the robots/algorithms/intergalactic aliens [check all that apply] fit in? Or is it possible that the year 2031 will be so much more boring than all that?

Step into the future with us. STTW 2031 is a chance to predict, embody, and/or inform our future together on this (or any other) planet. It is a time capsule, a collection of visions, hopes, and warnings of how we think 2031 might end up. It is a delirious daydream of various future timelines conjured 10 years early and transmitted directly into the mind’s eye of the public onto the walls of the one of the world’s largest cities.

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Early Deadline:
December 15th, 2020

Email your submission to sttw.nyc@gmail.com

Open Call Instructions

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

All proposals must be for portrait videos (vertical dimensions - 1080 x 1920) in response to the "STTW 2031" prompt. All videos should be 3 - 5 minutes long. Once selected, you'll be asked to complete your video by May 31st, 2021.

ABOUT

We are STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL, a guerrilla Arts collective that projects video art onto walls throughout NYC. We scour the city for blank building facades, willing canvases waiting above busy avenues or hovering over quiet gardens and empty lots. With every screening, we incorporate art into the cityscape, merging it with New York’s varied architecture, bringing it out of the rigid structures of galleries & exhibitions, and delivering it directly to the masses.

Our first three seasons included screenings in the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Chelsea, Dumbo, Crown Heights, Alphabet City, Two Bridges, Downtown Brooklyn, Brownsville, Bed Stuy & the East Village. Our outdoor screenings consist of roughly 30 minute programs screened on loop and are free to all. Emerging & established artists are invited to submit their video proposals following the guidelines below.

COVID-19

Our 2021 outdoor screenings will likely proceed as planned despite Covid-19. We plan to keep our audience safe by following local mandates, such as social-distancing and requiring masks. We're anticipating starting our 2021 Season in late spring.

Email your submission to:
sttw.nyc@gmail.com
PLEASE INCLUDE:

  • Contact Info
  • Description of proposed work (max 500 words)
  • Artist statement or bio (max 200 words)
  • 1 - 3 Video Samples (Links to Youtube or Vimeo)

EARLY DEADLINE - DECEMBER 15 - FREE
STANDARD DEADLINE - JANUARY 15 - $10
LATE DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 15 - $20

If applying after December 15th, paypal your submission fee to sttw.nyc@gmail.com **Please include a screenshot of your payment confirmation with your submission.**