A rendering of the Level Hotel Brooklyn

A rendering of the Level Hotel Brooklyn

In partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Level Hotel Brooklyn welcomes online entry for the Lobby Art Commission. This is an open call to Brooklyn-based artists to apply for the commission of a large-scale sculptural artwork for the hotel lobby, scheduled to open in Williamsburg in early 2016.

All submissions should be submitted online at art.levelhotel.com/apply-now.

During the initial stages, artists are asked to submit biographical information and images of previous completed projects only — please note that this is not a request for proposals. Entry will be open until September 15, 2014.

A jury of specialists, as well as representatives from the Level Hotel Brooklyn, will determine three finalists from the open call. The jury includes: James Bartlett, the Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA); Deborah Bright, the Chair of Fine Art at the Pratt Institute; and, Catherine J. Morris, the curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

The three finalists will each be given a budget of $1,000 to complete a detailed project proposal for presentation, including renderings, a budget, and a production timeline for their proposed artwork. From the three finalists’ presentations, the jury will award the commission to one artist. The budget for the final artwork will be $200,000, including artist’s fee and all production costs.

More information about the jurors, artist application process, eligibility, and project scheduling can be found on the Art Commission website, art.levelhotel.com.


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