Open Call

International Invitation to Create in ART LOT (Brooklyn, NY)

RPGA Studio

No Funding
Free / No Costs
New York , United States


What are parameters? 1. Use cinder blocks, as few units as possible. (Cinder block size comes in full: 15 5/8” (397 mm) x 7 5/8” (194 mm) x 7 5/8” (194 mm) and half: 7 5/8” (194 mm) x 7 5/8” (194 mm) x 7 5/8” (194 mm) size). The design shouldn’t be wider than 8 feet. 2. Have at least one cinder block for a sculpture to attach to. 3. Have a structure to hold water. 4. Have a place for a person to sit. 5. Include a description of your idea.  6. Submit your design as an obj file or image file. It could be hand or digital drawings. If you are submitting it as 2D drawings, make sure to include a top and side view. 7. If you are using materials other than a cinder block, they should enhance but not be the main component.

Number of Participants

Depends on the scale of the project selected


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 02, 2021 - March 01, 2021


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Fabrication Lab, Installation Space, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Grant


Architecture, Conceptual Art, Installation, Sculpture, Visual Arts



Program Description

Yvonne Short (artist, mathematician) is collaborating with Jenna Boldebuck (industrial designer) and Kelly Li (architect) to create small invitation spaces. Can you create a design for another invitation space? What are Invitation Spaces? They are small structures made of cinder blocks to showcase a sculpture. The structures should invite self-reflection and dialogue. Who can participate?
Any creative person anywhere in the world can participate. Selected designers will be built and installed in Art Lot. We will work with you on the design details. You are not required to be present at the time of installation. Deadline: March 1st, 2021 The selected design receives $250 Installation process: April - June 2021 Location: Art Lot (206 Columbia St Brooklyn, NY) *Possibly also Elmhurst Sculpture Garden in Queens NY if the design specs allow.

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