Photo Booth Project

Submission deadline: July 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Have you ever dreamed of creating a temporary, large-scale piece of artwork, but don’t know where to start? Amplify is here to help you level up your art with our Photo Booth Project!

We are asking young artists who are eager to work on their own temporary mural or big interactive art piece to submit their vision for a ‘photobooth’ or backdrop, to be displayed at The Show 7.0. The Amplify Advisory Committee will then select one design and supply the chosen artist with an 8’ high by 12’ wide set of theatre flats (basically a false wall), and up to $500 in supplies to make the piece come to life. Additionally, you’ll have the support of a local mural artist to help you problem solve and guide you while you’re creating the piece.

What do we mean when we say “photobooth”? Good question! We are looking for a large piece of artwork that event-goers will be inspired to take a photo in front of. For inspiration, check out these projects that artists have done in the past. You can also check out the internet for inspiration (but we're guessing you already knew that)

Artist and Mentor Artist standing in front of a completed Photo Booth Project, which looks like a circus tent.

Artist and Mentor Artist standing in front of a completed Photo Booth Project, which looks like green hands around a crystal ball

Eligibility  

Submissions will be accepted from artists Grade 7 to age 21 who live in St. Albert and surrounding area (Morinville, Sturgeon County, Edmonton, Parkland County, etc.).  

Submission 

Submissions must be original; however, collaboration between multiple artists is permitted. The piece must include a reference to Amplify somewhere—it’s a photo booth and we want people to know where they are!

Artists must be available to work with our mentor artist over the months of August and/or September. 

In order to apply, you’ll need to submit four documents: 

  1. Your design: a drawing of what you want the piece to look like! 
  2. An artist statement: Tell us about your piece. This is a great place to explain anything you want to do that might not be apparent in a 2D drawing. This can be relatively short – a paragraph is good. 
  3. A budget estimate: We’d like to see a rough estimate of the supplies you’ll need and the cost to buy them. Just list the supplies you think you’ll need—from paint, to paper, to fabric—and how much you think it will cost. If you get confused, we’ve created a budget template to guide you.

Limitations

In order to fit our space, the piece cannot exceed 8’ tall by 12’ wide by 4’ deep.  The piece must be safe to exhibit. Once created, the artwork must remain on display for the duration of the event and will be dismantled at the end of the event (that means we will not be able to save the piece—art is fleeting).  Applications are limited to one entry per artist. We reserve the right to photograph the piece and use images of the work for promotional purposes and in future publications.

Selection Process 

Two artists working on their Photo Booth ProjectThe Amplify Advisory Committee will select one artwork submission. We appreciate every application and are grateful to every artist for taking the time to apply. Selection will be made by July 26, 2022.

We will be looking for a fun, vibrant piece that invites event attendees to interact with the work and, in particular, take a photo.

 

All photos taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit for banner image and photo with the crystal ball is Marc Chalifoux.

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Last edited: May 19, 2022