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Avenues: The World School, an independent N-12 school in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, is seeking proposals for a site-specific artwork to be installed on our 16 screen interactive video wall. Modes of interaction could include, but are not limited to, computer vision, sound, motion, mobile devices or augmented reality. We are particularly interested in works that will incorporate multiple external sources of data to auto-generate continually changing visuals or sound. Also desirable is work that reflects the global nature of Avenues’ mission as a school.

This call is open to professional artists with a demonstrated history of creating digital, interactive, installation or video art. High quality graduate-level work will be considered. Past work designed for a school-aged audience is a plus.

Preference is for an artist or group living/working in the NYC metro area. Artist(s) will be expected to do some work on site.

The artist(s) will be responsible for executing all creative and technical aspects of the project, in partnership with the Avenues iLab director and the Avenues creative group.

For information about the program currently running on the video wall, read the article and watch the video here.

For more information about Avenues, please visit our websites:

Avenues NYC site

Avenues Worldwide site

Avenues blog


For more information about this program, please email



To be determined in the proposal phase of the selection process (see below).



Applications are due February 28, 2014


Application Process

Applicants are requested to submit the following:

–          Cover letter describing your interest in this project

–          Still images and/or video of past work, either by email or by mail in the form of a DVD, and/or links to relevant online projects or portfolios

–          Short bio

–          Curriculum Vitae with exhibition record


Submit via email (preferred) to:


Submit via mail to:

Katy Garnier

Director of the iLab

Avenues New York

259 Tenth Avenue

Room 810

New York, NY 10001


Selection Process

After review of submissions, selected artists will be invited to tour the school and observe the video wall and its environs. These artists will then be asked to submit a specific proposal to the committee with detailed renderings or visualizations, technical requirements, budget and timeline. The committee will review the proposals and choose several artists to present their proposals to the committee and members of Avenues’ leadership team. At this time, a final selection will be made, and the budget for the selected project will be approved. More than one artist or group may be selected to create artworks.