Calling all Newark Artists!

Express Newark

Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, has announced the creation of the Newark Artist Collaboration, which will elevate the work of Newark-based artists and encourage local investment in Newark’s creative community.

The Newark Artist Collaboration is accepting applications for twelve commissions at Audible’s newly renovated headquarters in downtown Newark, and the surrounding neighborhood. The initiative will offer ongoing opportunities to Newark-based artists and encourage local investment in our creative community.

The inaugural phase of the Newark Artist Collaboration will include an array of site-specific and original interdisciplinary artworks to be installed in and around Audible’s headquarters, which is undergoing a comprehensive renovation in preparation for employees’ forthcoming return to the office. Audible’s scope of resources will support distinctive collaboration and advancement of artistic practice. Opportunities will include indoor and outdoor facade activations (murals, wall installations, etc.); digital artwork and video; experimental and immersive media (light, sound, etc.); interventions, functional sculpture, and design work in a collaborative framework (such as apparel and product design).

When do applications open and close?

The request for proposals will open on Monday, June 21, and close on Monday, August 9.

The first phase of the Newark Artist Collaboration is made possible with the advisement and support of:
The City of Newark’s Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs and local arts organizations such as Express Newark, Newark Arts, The Newark Museum of Art, and Project for Empty Space, as well as area stakeholders including Aetna Realty, Bolton Development, Fidelco Realty Group, FOCUS – Hispanic Center for Community Development, the Newark Public Library and Rutgers University-Newark.

For more information please visit the Newark Artist Collaboration Website.