Metro Art invites artists and artist teams working in digital media to submit qualifications, including samples of completed original moving image art, for the 2022 Artist Pool for Digital Media Opportunities. Artists that meet the eligibility listed below and successfully submit to the Pool will be considered for future temporary exhibition opportunities on digital screens at several locations throughout the Metro system.
The 2022 Artist Pool for Digital Media Opportunities will be one of the primary methods for licensing and commissioning works of art for these specialized exhibition opportunities. The Pool will remain active for a minimum of two (2) years with the option to renew for up to two (2) additional years. Inclusion in the Pool does not guarantee an exhibition or commission.
In 2019, Metro introduced digital displays in rail stations that included dedicated space for public art. Since that time, public art programming opportunities on digital displays throughout the transit system has increased, enhancing these transit spaces with dynamic moving image art. Metro Art is now establishing an Artist Pool for Digital Media specifically for these specialized public art programming opportunities, which may include licensed or commissioned video, animation, stop-motion, experimental film, artistic performance documentation, and other forms of digital media artwork. The intent of these temporary exhibitions is to engage transit riders, contribute to an improved customer experience, and communicate broadly about themes relevant to Los Angeles, Metro ridership, the neighborhoods surrounding the transit lines, transportation, commuting, and/or movement and travel.
Upcoming opportunities include, but are not limited to: a digital screen at the future Leimert Park Station on the K Line (Crenshaw/LAX);digital screen arrays at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station and Hollywood/Highland Stations; and new digital customer information panels to be installed at several rail stations.
Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites, and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Metro Art directs all arts and cultural programs integrated into Metro projects and on Metro property and is the lead for all agency non-Metro property arts and cultural initiatives.
This call is open to professional artists at all career stages who create moving image art in the digital medium and are legally authorized to work in the United States (per U.S. Department of Labor). Metro employees are ineligible.
Submit online by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 at 5 pm (PDT) via SlideRoom: https://metroart.slideroom.com/#/login/program/66920
To read the complete Request for Qualifications (RFQ), please visit: https://art.metro.net/artworks/digitalmediapoolrfq/
How to apply
- Information and support materials must be submitted through Slideroom.com which includes three (3) to five (5) video files and related descriptions with up to ten (10) accompanying video stills, an artist statement, a professional resume and professional references. A preview of the application is available on Slideroom.
- Applicants can receive technical support for submissions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by accessing the online help desk.
- Allow adequate time to familiarize yourself with the SlideRoom submittal process and to receive any needed technical support.
- Information submitted by mail, email, fax, hand-delivery or after the deadline will not be considered.
- Incomplete submittals and submittals that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be evaluated.