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Beam Projects Open Call

Design proposals for ambitious public artworks

Beam Center seeks design proposals for ambitious public artworks that will be brought to life through collaborations between youth and creative big thinkers. Projects will be realized at each of our three 2022 Beam Project sites: in New Hampshire (NH), on Governors Island (GI), and in a local NYC community.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for any or all of these three sites. Winning proposals will be selected by a committee composed of Beam Center staff, youth, past project designers, and community members.

The Project Team works with the selected designers to translate their designs into their site-specific context. Selected artists are not expected to submit a detailed project plan with their initial proposal; this will happen through collaboration with Beam staff.

Selected artists will receive a stipend of $5,000 for each site for which they are selected.
Selected artists should have a general understanding of the processes, techniques, and materials involved in their proposal.
Selected artists must be available for weekly meetings November-January 2022 (NYC) or February-April 2022 (GI and NH) in order to facilitate any necessary development, prototyping, and problem solving.

The winning proposals for 2022 Beam Projects will be:
Proposals from creative individuals and teams, including but not limited to Artists, Designers, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Musicians, Fabricators & Technologists.
Visionary, never-before-realized ideas that culminate in unique, ambitious, and spectacular artworks in a public space.

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