InLight 2012 will take place on Friday, November 2 along the Broad Street corridor, 1708′s downtown neighborhood. The juror for InLight 2012 is Melissa Ho, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Proposals should involve, investigate, or interpret themes of light. 1708 encourages artists to propose site-specific projects, however, existing work will also be considered. All projects will receive technical support (as needed) and a $300 honorarium.
All projects are eligible for:
Best in Show – $1,500
People’s Choice – $500
Green projects are also eligible for:
Best in Green – $1,500
1708 was one of the first organizations to reinvest in this neighborhood, moving to Broad Street in 2001. This former retail center is located in Monroe Ward, bordered to the north by historic Jackson Ward (once known as the “Harlem of the South”), to the east by city and state government buildings, and to the west by Virginia Commonwealth University. Now host to galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants, and the future home of VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art (http://ica.vcu.edu), Broad Street has experienced a rebirth. Yet it still retains an urban vitality as thrift stores, record shops and boutiques share the sidewalk with vacant sites and historic properties, and graffiti tags vie with murals.