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The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission invites any and all artists to create a poster proposal that celebrates the theme of this year's One City One Pride Arts Festival.
This year's festival is themed 'Go West'.
Whether associated with Horace Greeley's famous quote from the 1800's ("Go West, young man, and grow up with the country"), the Village People's anthem of hope and unity, or the Pet Shop Boys later cover of the song, Go West conjures images of a movement toward a promised land. For many LGBTQ people, this included the idea of a West Coast utopia, a dream of gay liberation, and the freedom to live lives openly in the West Coast meccas of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the emerging, influential young City of West Hollywood. Most recently, there has been a wave of artists and creatives moving here from New York. Over the years, people have moved West for many reasons, and for 2017 One City One Pride takes a look at what pride means to those who accepted the call to "Go West!". Submissions should incorporate this theme as a major part of their design.
Each year the City of West Hollywood produces a program of LGBTQ-related arts, educational and cultural events between Harvey Milk Day (May 22, 2015) through the end of June Pride Month (June 30, 2015), providing 40 days of celebrating pride through meaningful arts, education, and cultural programming. The festival comprises film screenings, exhibitions, theatre, dance, music, installation art, literary events, and more.
Submissions should be square or rectangular in design and occupy no larger than an 11" by 6" area of the 11" by 17" vertical orientation poster. Ideal submissions will have a neutral background of a single color that is either dark or light so that readable text can be placed over it. Posters be submitted both as a low-res jpg and as a hi-res PSD or PDF file of at least 600 ppi.
There is no entry fee.
Open to all visual artists worldwide.
The selected winner will win an award of 475 USD and the opportunity to display their artwork to thousands of people as part of the One City One Pride promotional campaign.