Golden Triangle BID Call for Artists & Designers: WINDOWS

By Editorial Team on April 28, 2020

Deadline: Fri, 08 May 2020

Pictured above: PonnoPozz/Adrianne Hawthorne, Wabash Windows, presented by Chicago Loop Alliance. Courtesy Golden Triangle BID.


DEADLINE: Friday, May 8, 2020, 11:59PM (EDT)


Windows offer a view to the world around us, and can connect us with beauty and hope. We are asking local artists to use area windows in empty spaces as their canvas until new businesses thrive there once again.
Submit artworks reflecting joy, hope, community, and love. WINDOWS will blanket the Golden Triangle neighborhood by filling entire ground floor spaces with your artworks.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 8, 2020, 11:59PM (EDT)

All materials must be submitted through this site;
Installations are on a rolling basis starting July 2020 or as soon as it is safe to do so;
Up to five artists will be selected; and
Each artist will be paid a flat fee of $2,000.


WINDOWS is a direct response to COVID-19 and will infuse the neighborhood with creativity and vibrancy and offer a new platform for the region’s artistic talent during this challenging time. These temporary installations will brighten windows around the Golden Triangle neighborhood over the next year and bring joy to workers, visitors, and residents. WINDOWS cultivates a sense of closeness and community and celebrates how even during a period in which people are physically distant our social ties remain strong.

NOTE: This project will reproduce original artworks from participating artists. All images will be printed on commercial sign material and installed on the windows by a professional company. We will need large files because entire windows will be filled. File details below.


Showcase distinctive contemporary artworks;
Highlight the area’s creative community;
Foster a sense of place and celebrate community in the Golden Triangle; and
Invigorate DC’s central business district and inspire joy during a difficult time.


The project is open to professional contemporary artists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Each artist selected will be paid $2,000 for use of their artwork and participation.
Artists should interpret the themes with innovation and creativity. (Submissions do not need to be literal readings of joy, community, hope, and love.) Content that is political or divisive is not appropriate for this theme and project.
Artists are required to submit a high-resolution image file. Images will be printed on commercial vinyl and installed by a professional company.
Artworks can be existing or new but must be complete and final upon submission.
Artworks can be photographs or reproductions of the artist’s paintings, drawings, installations, etc. All images and words must be the artist’s original creation.
Leasing signs for the spaces will be placed on the windows next to the artworks.


Resume / CV. (2-pages max)
Artist Statement. (1-page max)
Work Sample Index. (1-page, Include: artist name, title, date, materials used)
Images. Submit up to five images for review and selection. Golden Triangle may select more than one image of artwork per artist and image files may be used more than once.


Selected Artists will:

Enter into an agreement with the Golden Triangle BID;
Agree to have their work resized, scaled, and/or manipulated by a graphic designer in order for the artwork image to fit the selected window(s);
Work with the Golden Triangle BID to ensure the highest quality file type is used;
Advise the Golden Triangle on questions related to the artwork installation; and
Make best efforts to participate in any public programs held.


The Golden Triangle BID will include the artists’ information on its website, social media outlets, and other media. Artwork credit and text will be installed near the artwork. The BID reserves the right to photograph the artwork for educational purposes and publicity. All copyrights remain with the artist.


Formed in 1998, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) enhances Washington, DC’s central business district, the 44-square-block neighborhood stretching from The White House to Dupont Circle. Home to roughly 6,000 businesses, the BID provides a clean, safe, and vibrant environment for hundreds of thousands of workers, residents, and visitors, and encourages economic development through capital projects, public art, sustainability and events. The Golden Triangle has been awarded LEED Platinum, the highest level of LEED certification, by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first BID ever to be certified through the LEED for Communities program.


Contact: Karyn Miller, Public Space Activation Curator, Golden Triangle BID or 202-684-8924 Information:

Deadline: Friday, May 8, 11:59EST