Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop!
ArtPop is a program that promotes local artists’ work through available billboard space.
This program is made possible by generous donations of space from the OOH (Out of Home) advertising industry. Local billboard companies partner with local arts groups to create the ArtPop program. Work is juried, voted on and promoted in the market on available billboard space to a limited number of artists who are chosen for the program. ASC is excited to partner with Adams Outdoor Advertising to offer this program in Charlotte!
Billboards will be 14’ x 48‘ or 10’6” x 36’ in size.
Vinyl will be used from program inception for one year. Vinyl could be potentially anywhere in the Adams Outdoor Charlotte coverage area. There are no guarantees on locations, as they could be anywhere for any length of time, and vinyls will rotate across available locations in the market on a space available basis.
- This program is open to individual artists from any discipline (just think creatively about how you can best represent your work visually!) ages 18 and up and residing in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region including Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, or York (SC) counties.
- Artists who have been previously selected for the ArtPop program are not eligible to apply again.
- ASC Staff, Board Members, or their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:59PM (ET).
How to Apply
Submissions will only be accepted electronically through Slideroom.com.
Completed submissions will include:
- Artist Statement
- Proposed Image: 1 piece scaled to the following specs: 7.333” h x 24.333” w, Color: CMYK, DPI: 300dpi, Format: .jpg or .pdf. Inset all elements you do not want cropped .25”. A template is provided within the application form. Note: You are not required to submit using the template – it has been provided for assistance only.
There is no cost to artists. Adams Outdoor Advertising will provide the available billboard space, and ASC will cover the cost of production for the selected artists’ vinyls.
Due to the high volume of applicants, ASC staff is unable to provide direct assistance to applicants.
However, the following resources are available to artists looking for more information about the application process:
Artist Selection Process
Artists are selected through a competitive submission and jurying process along with a public vote.
The ArtPop Jury will convene mid-November. The Public Vote will occur late-November. Final Notifications will occur early-December. Vinyl will be used from early January 2017 through December 2017. Vinyl could be potentially anywhere in the Adams Outdoor Charlotte coverage area. There are no guarantees on locations, as they could be anywhere for any length of time, and vinyls will rotate across available locations in the market on a space available basis.
Image Guidelines for Submission
Cropped 2 ways
14’ x 48’
File Size:7.3” high x 24.333” wide
Format: .jpg or .pdf
File Format: JPEG ONLY
File Dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File Resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File Size: 5 MB MAXIMUM
Thank you to our partners, Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop. Please visit artpopstreetgallery.com for more information about ArtPop nationwide.