Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Pavilion Design Competition 2016

The program aspires to bring more artist projects outside of the Museum into public spaces, offering new audiences increased access to contemporary artistic ideas, while sustaining artists with new spatial and experimental possibilities in which to create work.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Pavilion
Country Santa Barbara, United States
RegDeadline 21 April 2016 GoogleCal iCal
21 April 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The pavilion will introduce innovative design and architecture ideas to Santa Barbara, a location traditionally known for its historically-focused Spanish Colonial design. We challenge the design community to activate a small footprint and shape a unique space for people to come together – an environment for art, creative expression, social programming and education, where they can play, engage, discuss, speak out, exist, and enjoy.
We encourage submissions to consider where they imagine their entry would live, who it would serve, and how it would be used, with guiding factors that include bold, temporary, and impactful.
The pavilion will travel to six separate sites within three areas of Santa Barbara County: the Lower Westside neighborhood and Waterfront areas, located within the city of Santa Barbara, and Isla Vista, a coastal community located twelve miles north of the city of Santa Barbara and adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara. Final sites will be decided in conversations with artists and communities throughout the course of TakePart/MakeArt.

Teddy Cruz (Architect, Estudio Teddy Cruz, San Diego, CA / Tijuana, MX)
Mimi Zeiger (Architecture Critic and Curator, Los Angeles, CA)
Michael Porter (Michael Patrick Porter Architect, Santa Barbara, CA)
Maiza Hixson (Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator of Collections Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA)

Award: $5,000
Budget: $45,000

Entry Fee

Project Description: 8 1⁄2 x 11 page size (1 page limit, 350 word maximum)
Project Design: 11 x 17 page size (3 page limit)
Project Images: Up to 5 high resolution images
Detailed Budget Spreadsheet: 8 1⁄2 x 11 page size (1 page limit)
Detailed Timeline and Build Schedule: 8 1⁄2 x 11 page size (1 page limit)

Winner Announced: May 9, 2016
Finalize County and City Permitting Processes: May 2016
Pavilion Construction: June - August 2016
First Pavilion Installation: September 2016
First TakePart/MakeArt Event: October 2016
Next Five Installations & TakePart/MakeArt Events: Feb. 2017 - Feb. 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara’s TakePart/MakeArt Initiative

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