The Ann Arbor District Library is seeking visual artists for exhibition on the gallery screen in the lobby at the Downtown Library. Established artists offering the non-exclusive licensing of existing works and emerging artists proposing the creation of new works are both invited to apply.
Themes that are particularly welcome: Great Lakes Region, Heritage, Futures
Works AADL is seeking include:
Still visual art
Non-narrative video art under one minute, including motion graphics and animation, no audio included
Lobby Gallery Screen Call for Artists
Open Call December 1 - January 31
Selection process: February 2022
All applicants will be notified by March 1
Gallery Screen Specifications: 16:9 aspect ratio, up to 4K display resolution
Commissions and Payment: $500 non-exclusive license of existing work; $1,000 proposals for new work.
Commissions of new works include non-exclusive digital licensing. Artists retain rights to their physical work.
If material costs are a barrier to art creation please contact us.
Artist submissions will be reviewed and selected by Library staff.
How to Submit
Please submit an artist statement and images or video of either the work to be considered for non-exclusive licensing or representative work from your existing portfolio to be considered for proposed commissions. Selected artists will be paid for commissioned work.
For questions, email email@example.com or call us and leave a message: 734-327-4217.
Submit through this online form: Call for Artists
The Lobby Gallery Screen is a generous gift of the Ladies Library Association.