Open Calls for the “People’s Tent of Tomorrow”

Bill Cotter

Photo by Bill Cotter

NEW YORK STATE PAVILION IDEAS COMPETITION

Overview
The New York State Pavilion is an historic structure originally built for the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. The structure was the shining star of the 1964-65 World’s Fair, charming the millions of visitors who flocked to Queens for a two-year celebration that made it the center of the world. The Pavilion closed shortly after the Fair, and in the 50 years since, no long-term use has been found for the the ailing structure.

Presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion, the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition is an “anything goes” approach to radically reimagine the Pavilion. Launching in March 2016 and running through June of the same year, the competition consists of an interactive website where participants can submit their idea for a future use for this iconic building.

As a programming partner, Hibridos Collective is hosting monthly public programs throughout the duration of the competition. Hibridos Collective’s the “People’s Tent of Tomorrow” is a pop-up tent paying homage to the New York State Pavilion by offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of this landmark, and to imagine the possibilities for its future. Teaching artists will assist participants with representing their ideas through drawing, sketching, doodling, and various other forms of design.

The public programs for the “People’s Tent of Tomorrow” will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on:

  • Sunday, March 20th: Queens Theater
  • Sunday, April 24th: Queens Public Library at Flushing
  • Saturday, May 28th: 78th Street Plaza in Jackson Heights
  • Saturday, June 25th: Corona Plaza
Photo by Bill Cotter

Photo by Bill Cotter

Call for Queens-based Visual Art Educators for the “People’s Tent of Tomorrow”

Hibridos Collective invites Queens-based visual artists to engage and co-create with visitors inside the “People’s Tent of Tomorrow.” Artists will share their skills and craft to facilitate a creative process with visitors to help them visualize and represent their ideas through drawing, sketching, doodling, and many other forms of design. Artists from visual disciplines are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to artists with experience working in a community-based context with diverse audiences. Each artist will receive an honorarium as part of their participation as well as production and logistical support.

Application deadline: Friday, March 4th at 11:59 p.m.
Submit your application here.

Photo Courtesy of Queens Museum of Art

Photo Courtesy of Queens Museum of Art

Call for Queens-based Youth for the “People’s Tent of Tomorrow”

Hibridos Collective invites Queens-based youth between the ages of 18-24 to join the “People’s Tent of Tomorrow” as a Youth Community Engagement Ambassador. The role of the Youth Community Engagement Ambassador will be to:

  • engage diverse audiences by encouraging participation in guided and self-guided activities,
  • work with artists to facilitate a creative process as visitors visualize their ideas through drawing, sketching, doodling, and various other forms of design,
  • interpret educational materials and answer questions from visitors regarding the competition,
  • assist visitors in uploading their ideas submission through iPads,
  • provide production and logistical support during four public outdoors programs.

This experience provides the Youth Community Engagement Ambassador with an honorarium and the opportunity to:

  • gain experience in public relations and cultural production,
  • explore career pathways, including arts, culture, architecture, and history,
  • collaborate with diverse communities and professionals,
  • develop leadership, networking and cultural organizing skills.

Application deadline: Friday, March 4th at 11:59 p.m.
Submit your application here.



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