ARTSCAPE 2017: Gamescape - Call for Designers and Developers
36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23,
2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...
Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore.
hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 from 11am-9pm and
Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and
Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from
9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.
Gamescape, a visual arts exhibition showcasing video games,
is currently open for submissions. With
the return of video games to Artscape in Baltimore City, we aim to have
developers & designers showcase and promote games that they have created.
This exhibition will include
classic arcade machines, video game demos, and panels on game development and
design, and a costume component. Gamescape is open Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm.
Developers are encouraged to
submit games for any platform, as long as they are able to provide the equipment necessary to demo the game
themselves. Submissions will be reviewed
by curator Ben Walsh.
Storytelling, good drawing skills,
animation, 3D modeling and the art of conceiving ideas are important to the
gaming field. While video games are a
blend of art and technology, it’s the art that is at the forefront. With it, game developers tell stories that
illicit such emotions as joy, satisfaction, and horror; creating an experience
that can be both entertaining and enlightening.
Ben Walsh, video game
producer and designer, a leader in the Baltimore technology and game
development communities. As the
visionary leader and co-founder of Innovate Baltimore, a community for creative
technology entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts in the region, Ben
connects creatives with technologists in order to inspire collaboration. He is also the CEO and Founder of Pure Bang
Games, a local independent game studio focused on creating social games for
Facebook and mobile.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2017.
Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.
Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:
- Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
- Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
- Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)
Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal.
All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to email@example.com and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.
Any game developer or designer is eligible to
apply. If applying as a team, the team should be declared in the Interest
Statement, specifying a team leader to receive notifications. Applicants must
be 18 years of age or older. Current Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
employees are not
eligible to apply.
Complete application: interested individuals
must fill in all parts of the form that follows this Call to Game Developers
Interest Statement: briefly describe your
experience, approach, and design concept for this project.
Working Game Demo/Images: Developer should submit
a working demo of the game that they would like to be considered for inclusion
in this exhibition. In the absence of a
working demo, screenshots and a brief description will be allowed. Images should be uploaded onto a CD, be in
jpeg format, be no larger than 2MB in size per image, and numbered accordingly
to the submitted annotated image list.
Selected participants will need to provide for
their own technology needs such as hardware, internet access, cables, etc.
Annotated Image List: in the absence of a working Game Demo images
submitted must be accompanied by a numbered image list with descriptions
related to each image submitted.
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2017
Developer/Designer Acceptance Notification: May 1,
Installation: Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 (must be completely installed by 11am Friday, July 21)
Artscape: July 21-23, 2017
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE
Visual Arts Specialist, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (443) 263-4339 | Email: Ljoseph@PROMOTIONandARTs.org
Gamescape is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.