Thursday, April 5, 2012


Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States announces an open call for installation, performance, and video-based artworks to be shown at the museum for its annual Art After Dark event on May 24th. Each selection will be awarded a cash prize of $200 and complimentary admission for a friend. This year, Art After Dark's theme will be Apocalypse. The concept of apocalypse is not understood as having the meaning of complete destruction, but rather its original meaning of a "prophetic revelation" as it appears in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Apocalypse is a revealing of something that was hidden from the masses during a time filled with misconception. An apocalypse clears away one era of time in order to allow the birth of a new one. Art After Dark seeks to include projects that promote social, environmental, and cross-cultural awareness. Concepts of rebirth, renewal, or the decay of unsustainable social realities are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility: The call is open to all artists who can be present at the museum in Washington, DC between May 21 and May 23, 2012 to install their artwork.
No travel expenses or shipping will be compensated.

Deadline: April 16, 2012, 5pm.
Entry Fee: N/A

Artists should submit their CV and fill out and submit the submission form along with the following based on the specific type of work:

>Installation: Please provide at least four images of the work, two of the entire work and two details.

The final submission deadline is Monday, April 16, 2012 at 5pm. Work may be submitted directly to AMA by emailing it to

Artists with questions regarding the call or who prefer to submit their work via mail should contact Jonathan Goldman at

View the Prospectus Here

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