Welcome to the Basquiat Project Submission Form
Application Deadline: June 9, 2023
We are excited for another year of the Basquiat Project. Selected works will be showcased at Barclays Center. Date TBD.
- Visual artwork from participating teachers who teach elementary, middle and high schools.
- Each art teacher may submit up to 7 artwork. Please note, submission does not guarantee acceptance. ONE ARTWORK PER APPLICATION.
- Only work related to the 2022-23 Basquiat curriculum will be considered.
- Artwork should be aligned to the grade-appropriate Blueprint Benchmarks and NYS Arts Standards to help guide submission choices.
- Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
- 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional work are acceptable.
- 2-Dimensional work should be no bigger than 36 inches in length and width.
- Each piece must have an artist statement based off of the the lesson in the unit. 250 word max.
- Selected works will be exhibited at the Basquiat Project Exhibition at Barclays Center. DATE TBD
- Post-exhibition, further selected work from the show may be temporarily displayed at a different site for 2023-24.
- Selected works will need to be mailed or dropped off at 65 Court Street from June 14- 23.
For questions, email Joy Pace at SPace@schools.nyc.gov or Bob Lamont, at RLamont@schools.nyc.gov
Welcome to the virtual dance audition for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp!
Please prepare and follow the instructions to submit an online audition for the Dance studio.
Audition Format: Video Submissions only. No longer than five minutes in total.
Prepare: Prepare and submit two (2) recorded audition videos described below. When recording your video audition, please wear appropriate dance or movement attire. Hair should be neatly pulled back. Boys may wear white t-shirts and tights or sweatpants. Begin your videos by stating your name, current grade, current school and whether the video we are watching is your original choreography or the dance exercise learned. End both videos by saying, “Thank you for watching.” Always start and end your videos with a smile!
Video 1: Prepare a solo piece of original choreography, 1 to 2 minutes in length. Any style of dance is acceptable, and you may create your own movements not based on a particular style. Do any style of dance with which you feel most comfortable. This dance video is to assess the following dance components: creativity, musicality, coordination, flexibility, and expression. Record so that your full body and movement is shown.
Video 2: Record a 1 to 2 minutes video of yourself performing from a pre-recorded solo of Ballet, Jazz, Modern, or West African dance that you learned by observing an online/virtual dance class; or from a dance exercise you learned either in your school or in a dance studio. This dance video will be used to assess the following dance components: replication of dance steps, following direction, musicality, coordination, flexibility, and expression. Record so that your full body and movement is shown.
*Music accompaniment must be instrumental only (NO LYRICS)! Present yourself as a dancer through your movement.
Students auditioning for the dance studio should have some previous dance training or experience at school or in a dance studio setting. (Basic knowledge of ballet is required.)
Welcome to the virtual vocal audition for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp!
Please prepare and follow the instructions to submit an online audition for the Vocal studio.
Audition Format: Video Submission only. No longer than five minutes in total.
Prepare: Prepare and submit a video as specified below. Begin your video by stating your full name, current grade, name of your current school, and the title of the song you will be performing. End your video by saying, “Thank you for watching.” Always start and end your video with a smile!
Video: Perform one musical selection in any style to demonstrate vocal quality and range (length of selection is not critical). Select a song you feel confident performing that shows your skill level and musicality. Examples of appropriate selections: “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Amazing Grace,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Memorization of selection is not required. (Sight-reading is not required.) Perform ONE prepared solo selection without accompaniment. Singing without accompaniment means singing by yourself without a track or pianist.
*Record so that your full body is shown!