Calling All Artists: 100 Tiny Things Project

Blumenthal Performing Arts is looking for submissions for the 100 Tiny Things Project, a series of public artwork that will be a parade of surprise and delight along Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte.

Blumenthal Performing Arts will launch its new Charlotte International Arts Festival (CIAF) in Uptown Charlotte and surrounding areas September 16 – October 2, 2022. The festival will bring innovative art and entertainment from all over the world, across a variety of genres and mediums, as well as highlight the rich international cultures that are present in the Queen City. There will be unique chances for local artists to get involved with CIAF in big and small ways, from workshops and master classes to assisting visiting international artists in building large-scale installations.

One of the featured CIAF art installations is 100 Tiny Things, a project that’s part surprise, part treasure hunt on Tryon Street between Blumenthal’s Belk and Knight Theaters. Tiny Things are playful, curious, and delightfully disruptive installations that are a joy to stumble upon and encourage the public to explore the larger footprint of CIAF, as well as begin to see the city through new eyes.

Blumenthal is calling all local artists to submit applications for Tiny Things. This is an opportunity for creative urban repair, a way to manipulate the mundane, and to interpret serious architecture with a personified flair. From googly eyes to mini-murals to small sculptures, Blumenthal is inviting public awareness with a giggle. The Tiny Things will encourage people to slow down, enjoy where they are, and learn to explore through play.

Entry dates are open August 1 -10, 2022
Acceptance announcements will be sent no later than August 15, 2022
Installation days are September 12 -15, 2022
Artists may submit more than one Tiny Thing. Each individual idea accepted will be awarded $200.
Artists will be paid after installation is complete
Artists are completely responsible for all design, creation, fabrication, and installation fees, and physical installation.
Artists will be featured on the 100 Tiny Things map, as well as the CIAF website.

Applications may be submitted here: forms.gle/M9tE52L1qxSkD5vU8

For further questions about the 100 Tiny Things Project, contact 100TinyThings@blumenthalarts.org.