1000 Kites Activation

1000 Kites

Entry Deadline: Nov. 1

5600 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33127
PHONE 305.761.8921


Open call dates: Oct 1 – Nov 1, 2020

1000 Kites seeks artists to submit a kite as an art object to participate in an outdoor activation taking place in Miami Beach, December 3-6, 2020. Artists are invited to make their own kites and encouraged to experiment and play with the boundaries and significance of this unique object as an art form.

About the Project: Historically, kites have been used for warfare, some even say that kites may have been used in the construction of pyramids, and in recent times they are being used for fishing and surfing. Though we normally think of kites as playful objects for our entertainment, consider alternative uses that could elevate our consciousness, raise awareness and shift perceptions. As a collective action 1000 Kites aims to provide an opportunity to spark dialogue and gain perspective on the intersecting crises affecting humanity and reflect on past, present, and future.

About the Event:
Location: Miami Beach, FL
When: Dec 3-6, 2020

1000 Kites is a COVID-19 conscious public art exhibition. All precautions will be made to maintain social distancing.

About your submissions and kite-making: No experience in kite making is required. Don’t feel discouraged if your kite doesn’t fly, it can still be shown in this first iteration and/or our upcoming second iteration in March 2021 in Mexico (details will follow) DIY information and other links for inspiration will be posted in our website and instagram.

Eligibility: All artists around the world are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the online submission form. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted. Each kite submission is $25.00 USD.

Artwork Requirements:
Natural materials like paper, string and wood are encouraged
Artwork must have been created within the last five years
All submitted work must be original
Work must be available for exhibition dates
Open to all dimensions
Video work: Accepted artists will provide a video of themselves and their kites in their point of origin. Maximum length of video: 3 minutes (please share MOV or MP4 file) to [email protected] Video should include a comment on the artist’s thoughts of kite building, the project, kite as a messenger of solidarity or peace, unity or protest, and thoughts or reflections on humanity today.
Prior to shipping, when work is completed, send 3 images and label as follows: Lastname_Firstname_ work 1; Lastname_Firstname_work 2, etc. -Email to [email protected], along with downloadable video.
Artists must also submit a 300 word artist statement, 150 bio and resume/cv. Files must be in pdf format.
Submissions without payment of entry fee will not be considered.
Submission Application Process:
Fill out and submit materials using attached form
Submission fee: $25.00 per kite
All submissions fees must be processed through our fundraiser page (currently under development and to be announced on our Instagram and our website soon)
Once submission fee is finalized, please send email to [email protected] with your name an
d a receipt or proof of payment

Note: Artists are responsible for shipping their own works. Artists are encouraged to come to Miami and fly their kites! Chosen works will be included in our ongoing catalogue, exhibition, and future publication.

EMAIL: [email protected]
Instagram: @1000_kites
Open Call link found at: www.1000kites.com

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