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Ryan Scott Oliver musical 35mm: A Musical Exhibition

Art 4   /   Deadline: 09/05/20

Art 4 is inviting artists to submit photography to visually represent musical elements of Art 4's upcoming production of 35mm: A Musical Exhibition* by Ryan Scott Oliver. Selected photographic work(s) will serve as the primary visual focus of the musical production in order to create an immersive, guided, and theatrical gallery-style journey from start to finish. The selected artist(s) will be compensated for their contributions. *NOTE: Art 4's production will only be virtual performances to protect our artists and patrons during the pandemic. All selected works will be featured within the final pre-recorded production footage through ticketed password-protected software.

Location Bend, Indiana




This is an open national call, to artists at least 18 years of age or older, at all levels of experience and skill, residing in the United States. Submitted work must be complete and presentation-ready. All work must be owned by the submitting artist. Artists may submit work to be considered for one or multiple musical number(s).


a. Name all files using the format:
"Song Title Number_Song Title_Artist First Name_Artist Last Name" - Ex.: "2_Crazytown_Aaron_Albin"
b. Images should be 1920x1080 pixels or an aspect ratio of 16:9 aspect
c. JPG/JPEG Files Only
d. Video submissions (if applicable) should be Full HD 1080p


Artists of selected images will receive:

$50 per song title/track for up to a total of $1,100.00

Promotional marketing on Art 4's website, email, and social networks

Live streamed interview on social featuring the artist and their contribution(s)

Opportunity to participate in an online exhibition sale


Artist retains all rights to their work. Art 4's goal is to enhance the audience experience and fulfill the artistic need for this show with contemporary American art. We will never exploit one's work or use it without permission. Should we select one's work, the artist grants Art 4 specific rights to reproduce the work for use on Art 4's website, social media, and, where appropriate, to promote and market Art 4's musical production of 35mm. We will always credit the artist and their copyright when possible. We will use images for no other purpose without written permission.

Evaluation Criteria

The jurors are looking for visual interpretation of the musical in selecting images to accompany the production. Artists should consider the ideas and influences of Ryan Scott Oliver's music within 35mm. Work(s) submitted should evoke, reference, or enhance the production's aesthetic, emotion, or libretto. For more information, 35mm is available on Spotify, or by visiting Samples of Matthew Murphy's photography used in the original premiere of the musical are available for reference here,

Contact Information

Aaron Albin
South Bend, IN 46634


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