Each year, Beam seeks proposals for large-scale artworks that will be brought to life collaboratively by the designer, Beam Staff, and youth staff and participants. Our 2022 season features three projects: Beam Project New Hampshire (NH), Beam Project Governors Island (GI), and Beam Project NYC (to be on view in the Bronx).
Beam Center, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization, focuses on self-directed growth through ambitious, collaborative project-making with 7,000+ youth annually. Our programming takes place at multiple locations:
Beam Camp: a month-long residential summer camp in the New Hampshire forest
Beam Camp City: a free day camp on Governors Island
Schools and communities across NYC: youth training and employment programs that result in spectacular public artworks
Beam is looking for proposals from creative individuals and teams, including but not limited to Artists, Designers, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Musicians, Fabricators & Technologists. We encourage the submission of visionary, never-before-realized ideas that culminate in unique, ambitious, and spectacular artworks in a public space. Current Beam Projects include A Universe, to be built at Beam Camp this summer and Constellation, to be built at Beam Camp City this summer. Past Beam Projects have included Beacon (2020-2021), Iceberg (2019), and Time Tomb (2018). More projects can be seen on our website.
The 2022 Beam Project Open Call opens on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Winning proposals will be selected by a committee composed of Beam Center staff, youth, past project designers, and community members. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $5,000.
Interested applicants should submit their application online. For the full Open Call information, please visit Beam Center’s website.