Call for Submissions

Open Call for Artist Banners

The Noguchi Museum

Long Island City, NY 11106


Sep 24, 2021


Aug 05, 2021

The recently escalating and continued violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the United States has been particularly devastating for The Noguchi Museum’s staff, visitors, and stakeholders. As an institution founded by Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi, The Noguchi Museum stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. With the purpose of raising awareness and amplifying creative voices in our local AAPI community, the Museum invites emerging AAPI artists based in Queens to submit designs for the Museum’s outdoor banners to advocate for anti-racism. Artists must self-identify as AAPI, and reside in or have a studio in Queens. Artists must be 18 and older, and students, full- or part-time, currently enrolled at the time of application for any degree or certificate granting programs may not apply.

The Noguchi Museum and two partnered local organizations—Queens Council on the Arts and Asian American Arts Alliance—will create a jury to select banner designs from three artists. The jury will include one representative from each partner organization as well as the organizing committee at The Noguchi Museum, a cross-departmental group of intergenerational staff volunteers.

The winning artist will have their design installed outside of the Museum from Fall 2021 through Spring 2022, and will receive an honorarium of $1000. The two runners-up will each receive an honorarium of $500. All three artists will be featured on the Museum’s website and social media, and will be invited to be interviewed along with a virtual studio visit.

To apply, please visit

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 24, 2021.