It’s about time to tear up New York City with creative projection mapping, and The Architectural League in New York has a spectacular venue to do it. On September 25, the League’s Beaux Arts Ball descends on the Audubon Terrace complex, an extraordinary setting with various nooks, crannies, and galleries. [See photo gallery]

From the call for proposals:

The Architectural League is seeking individuals or teams of artists and designers to create light installation and projection mapping projects for our annual Beaux Arts Ball. The Ball will take place on September 25, 2010, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters at Audubon Terrace in Washington Heights. Last year, the event drew over 1000 architects, designers and artists at The Old American Can Factory in Gowanus. Up to ten proposals will be selected for
display for the duration of the event, from roughly 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Teams may submit one or more proposals for review. Questions can be emailed to

The site, Audubon Terrace, is a landmark complex of eight early 20th-century Beaux Arts buildings in New York City. Home to the Academy, the Hispanic Society and Boricua College, the various architecturally complementary buildings, which take up most of a city block, are arranged in two parallel rows facing each other across an east/west pedestrian plaza. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

What they’d like to see:

Sculptural projection mapping projects that can easily be taken down and set up again. This can involve projecting on geometric shapes, white television screens, white furniture, old architectural models, and sculptures.
2D projection mapping onto any variety of media on walls. Media can range from books, to picture frames, to polygons.
Architectural projection mapping, onto the facades of the buildings and the Audubon Terrace.
Light sculptures that play with reflection, refraction, shadow, and different types of lights.

Stipends are available for projects, though all equipment provided will need to be your own. There is some time available for setup (meaning time to test projections), for about 1.5 days total.

Proposals are due Wednesday, August 11.

Extensive details on the proposal process, all the specs on the spaces, and floor plans:
Call for Proposals: Beaux Arts Ball 2010

Full RFP + details [PDF direct link]