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Call for digital art submissions

Call for Digital Art Submissions

In partnership with the Perspective Gallery, Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies programs, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and Virginia Tech Athletics are seeking submissions of original digital artworks that elevate and celebrate Black voices, culture, and history—and highlight positive, reflective, and affirming perceptions of Black love—for an outdoor projection event at Cassell Coliseum in February 2022; an extension of the Experience Black Love exhibition at Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center.

  • Short films, documentary media, animations, photography, digital (or digitized) paintings, and other forms of digital new media are welcomed
    • All digital video and image formats are accepted
    • Video content should be from 30 seconds to 5 minutes in length, and not include audio
  • Open to all students, faculty/staff, and community members (groups and individuals)
  • Works will be juried by the Experience Black Love committee and chosen based on creativity, execution, fit with the overall theme, and ability to be projected onto the designated area
  • No explicit content will be accepted
  • Deadline: January 23, 2022 11:00pm EST


Please direct all questions to David Franusich.

Selected submissions will be shown on the north facade (facing Washington Street) of Cassell Coliseum the evenings of February 10, 11, and 12, 2022—weather permitting.

Projection area

**While every attempt will be made to stay true to each submission, due to the nature of projection mapping, some liberty may need to be taken with how individual works are displayed.

ICAT will provide projectors and professional staff support.

Made possible with the support of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.