for Entry for Digital Content and Time Based Media
with the 22 illuminated sculptures on the 2018 BGE Light Art Walk, Light City
Baltimore will host On Demand, an exhibition of time based digital
content. On Demand will host a curated
program of looped video and time-based media content, exploring the range and
diversity of experimental forms of cinema made locally and abroad. Creatives
working across traditional and experimental short films, animations,
poetronica, music videos, and other forms of digital media are encouraged to
submit their existing works for consideration.
A dedicated stop on the BGE Light Art
Walk will host On Demand, an LED
screen serving as the platform for looped program. Where possible, this video
content may also be made visible on additional Light City branded spaces within
Artworks should be no more than 7 minutes
Artworks may contain a sound component,
but should be enjoyable with or without that element.
The schedule of videos will be determined
based on applications that are received.
Only currently existing artworks will be
Once video/time-based artworks are chosen
by the Light City Curators for this location, artists will be paid an
honorarium of $100.00 to prepare their videos in the format necessary for
exhibition. For final exhibition, video files will need to be available in
1920x1080 ProRes LT MP4 or MOV formats.
Following selection of the artists, Light
City will be working with a video editor to program the selections into
exhibition format. No changes will be made to the files submitted by the
artist; however a credit frame will be added between each selection to
appropriately identify and credit the artist and their work.
Light City is a family friendly event and
draws audiences of all age ranges, including young children. Content that is explicit, discriminatory or
of a violent nature will not be accepted.
Artists may only submit original content.
Any works that include images or sounds that are original to another person
should have the appropriate rights of usage and be able to supply them to Light
City before finalizing any agreements for exhibition.
Information and Guidelines
Light City 2018 will take place from April
14-21, 2018. Operating hours of the festival are 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Monday
through Thursday and Sunday; Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 pm to 12:00
am. Artworks accepted for On Demand will be curated into a looped
program of all selected submissions. Light City will make best efforts to
inform artists of intended scheduling of the playing of their artworks.
By submitting an application, you agree
to and accept application requirements and guidelines. This includes the rights
to exhibit in public the digital content submitted, to a large general
audience. Artists also agree that their work will be promoted through official
Light City social media channels. Artists should be aware that due to the
public nature of this exhibition, the audience is likely to capture their
experiences with the work and share it within their own social networks.
Light City is a family friendly event and
draws audiences of all age ranges, including young children. Please keep this in mind when proposing
Any artist who submits a proposal will maintain
their copyright. For proposals that are contracted to participate in Light City
2018, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the Baltimore
Festival of the Arts Inc. (BFAI), and its partners including (but not limited
to) Visit Baltimore, reserves the right to reproduce images of selected
artists’ work for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing
Artists may submit up to three digital
files for consideration. The volume of applications will determine the number
of works per applicant that On Demand
is able to support.
There are no geographic or age
restrictions for application. Students are encouraged to consider submitting
and Light City Baltimore 2018 Timeline
Monday, August 7, 2017
Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST
Notification: Friday, December 15, 2017
Digital Files due
from Artists: Monday, January 15, 2018
formatting video for exhibition: January 15-April 6, 2018
Testing & Resolution: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tech Rehearsals: Wednesday,
April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 2018
Dress Rehearsal: Friday,
April 13, 2018
Light City 2018: April
How to Apply
Materials to Prepare
description of artwork being submitted.
2. The video file
you intend to be reviewed, in MP4 or .MOV format.
3. Up to three
previous projection and/or video artworks.
4. Artwork list
that corresponds with included video images, this list should contain
appropriate details such as title, date, medium, a list of where the artworks
have previously been exhibited, and dimensions/duration (.pdf format).
collaborative resume (no larger than 3 pages and in .pdf format).
information regarding the On Demand
Call for Entry applications for Light City, please contact Kim Domanski or
Ashley Molese at 410-752-8632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to
illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape
and forever transforming the city with light. It’s with this spirit of
invention and transformation that 200 years later Light City was launched in
2016. In its first year, Light City welcomed nearly 400,000 attendees from
throughout Baltimore and the region over the seven night festival period.
Light City is a free, family friendly festival that
seeks to reflect Baltimore’s diverse audience.
The Baltimore Office of Promotions & The Arts
Light City is produced by the Baltimore Festival of
the Arts, Inc. (BFAI) on behalf of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The
Arts (BOPA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that produces events and arts
programs as well as manages several landmarks and attractions. It is the
official Baltimore City Arts Council. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events
including New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor,
Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, Baltimore Book Festival,
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour
and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. For more information, please visit