Open Call: Sound Connections


KAUFMAN ARTS DISTRICT CALL TO ARTISTS   SOUND CONNECTIONS Language is a consistent way to communicate in an increasingly impatient and turbulent world. Language can create unity, celebrate different culture, cultivate hope and breed better understanding. For this project, Kaufman Arts District (“KAD”) is seeking artists who use language in their work and whose work relates to and explores communication across different cultures. Artists would create their work on outdoor panels ~10‘ h x 16‘ w. Each panel will be unique and distinct but taken together, will create a multi-panel (10 total) wall of communication between each artist and joining their message to the next. The art would be created and displayed in The Easement* (34-34 37th Street) at Kaufman Astoria Studios from May 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017. The Easement would be open to the public from 8 am – 8 pm Mon – Sun. After October 2017 the work would be exhibited in buildings affiliated with the KAD [exhibit length TBD]. The work would also be photographed and printed into small books that tell the whole story. * The Easement is an outdoor art space curated by the Kaufman Art District SELECTION PROCESS A selection panel comprised of arts and design professionals will select the artists. The selected artists will be given site specifications and a timeline to complete the work. Eligibility is based upon artistic merit as evidenced through previous work, exhibition history, awards and other accomplishments. TO APPLY Submit up to 10 images along with a bio/CV and brief artist statement; please email all materials to All artists interested in being considered must apply by March 15, 2017.