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DLECTRICITY is Detroit’s newest festival of art + light. Following the Nuit Blanche concept, 75,000 people attended the first edition of DLECTRICITY in the fall of 2012 and transformed the iconic Midtown Detroit neighborhood into a spectacular nighttime environment of temporary, site-specific public art. DLECTRICITY returns this fall and will once again commission 35 local, national, and international artists to illuminate the Woodward corridor, from the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with cutting edge, light-based installations, performances and works of art. Over two nights, a broad and diverse audience will be challenged to consider Midtown's buildings and architecture in a new light.

DLECTRICITY is scheduled for September 26-27, 2014.
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OPPORTUNITY

Midtown Viaducts Public Art + Light


Deadline:
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:59

Location:
Detroit, Michigan
United States of America

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit’s TechTown district with public art and light. MDI is pleased to announce that its Call for Entries is now open.

The Second and Cass Avenue viaducts are two fully operational railroad bridge grade separations located between Baltimore and Amsterdam Streets in TechTown. Originally constructed in 1934, these once magnificent viaducts have been poorly maintained over the years and lack adequate lighting, contributing to unsafe perceptions of the district. This call seeks to give these industrial bridges new life—making them a choice destination rather than a place to pass through.

Accepted proposals will be funded up to $75,000 per viaduct. Applicants may provide proposals for either one or both viaducts. If applying for both viaducts, proposals may treat each viaduct as two separate installations or visually connect the two viaducts with a cohesive design.

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

+ Conceives an imaginative transformation of space and conceptual design
+ Combines art and function to create a
+ Creates a signature presence for the viaducts that encourages daytime and nighttime interaction
+ Provides adequate and artfully designed lighting
+ Utilizes sustainable building materials and is feasible to maintain
+ Contributes to TechTown’s identity as a hub of innovation

This call is open to all professional artists, architects, designers, design firms and/or teams consisting of these entities located in the following eight southeast Michigan counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. National and international partners may be included in any given team as long as the project lead can prove residency or physical presence in one of the previously mentioned eight counties. Winning proposals will be selected by a panel of Detroit-based curators and arts professionals.

The closing date for applications is April 30, 2014. The selected projects will be announced in May 2014.

TechTown is a 20-block emerging innovation district anchored by three key institutions in Midtown Detroit—Wayne State University, the College for Creative Studies and the Henry Ford Health System. The Midtown Viaducts Project will contribute to the growing vibrancy of the district and will become a unique destination for visitors.

Full details about the Midtown Viaducts Open Call for Artistic Proposals are available at midtownviaducts.com.


OPPORTUNITY

DLECTRICITY - Call for Entries


Deadline:
Mon Mar 31, 2014 16:50

Location:
Detroit, Michigan
United States of America

DLECTRICITY is back and ready to see more of YOUR work!

For two electrifying nights in 2012, DLECTRICITY brought thousands of people into Midtown Detroit to experience 35 projects by local, national and international artists. 25 of those projects were selected from an open call. This fall, DLECTRICITY will again transform Midtown with site-specific installations of light, video, performance, interactive engineering and nonconformist architecture. From lasers to dance, robots to 3D mapping, we want to see what you create. We challenge you to animate historic buildings, turn streets into oceans – the city landscape is your canvas. Now is the chance to
show Detroit, and the world, what you can do!

DLECTRICITY IS LOOKING FOR projects that will activate the outdoor, nighttime landscape of Midtown Detroit’s Woodward Corridor including:

• Light art
• Video art
• Performance (art, dance, theater, music)
• Multimedia installations
• Workshops
• Works that utilize mobile platforms
• Interactive projects that engage the community
• The unexpected

ACCEPTED PROPOSALS WILL BE FUNDED UP TO $2500.
ARTISTS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A $1000 HONORARIUM.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2014