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Screenland 5K

Sunday Mar. 10, 2024 Culver City, CA 90232 US

Call to Artists


Dear Artist, 

The Screenland 5K is commissioning artwork, small acts, and musicians!

Visual Art: Art banners along the 5K Centennial Trail Oscar on Sunday 3.10.24: 

The map (still in process) where the art and assets will be placed is here.

The “spreadsheet” of the 100 points of motion picture magic - for which we commission art can be viewed here.   As visual artists are commissioned, they will be listed in column F and those locations will be “taken.”

Download downloadable document here.

Commissioned artists will be supplied a corrugated hardboard/plastic vinyl approximately 16 x 28 or 18 x 24 (deducted from the stipend), or they can supply their own. OR, Artists can also choose to supply electronic files for us to print from.

THEME: Artists will select one of the points from a listing of “100 Iconic Motion Pictures” (in the link above). Artists  can create original art, or use a related themed art piece from their art inventory; there is no restriction of media type - only that it be weather resistant for Sat/Sunday race weekend. 

SPECIFICATIONS: Artists may submit 2D, or 3D installation art. Installations not be more than 5’ high by 3’ in circumference. Artists will be responsible for getting their artwork delivered to Mike Cohen anytime before the event (4378 Jasmine Ave, CC) or Saturday to Ivy Station event registration area ( unless Screenland 5K is handling your output.) Art should be horizonal 18 x 24 100 dpi (or submitted proportionally  9 x 12 @200 dpi) or 16 x 24 vertical @200 dpi or 8 x 12 @200 dpi file format. 

Acting/music: If you’d like to submit for an “act” (performance or music) “asset” please see columns “C” and “E” for openings on the spreadsheet link above. This Call for Artists can be used for applying for music, acting, or other “assets.” We can arrange your electrical and musical needs. For more information please contact: Valerie Perez  (310) 430-6250

• Priority will be given to Artists living, working, or having a history with Culver City “the Heart of Screenland.” 

• Selected artists must be over 18 and will be awarded stipends of $125 if they supply electronic images of any medium for us to print, or $150 if they create an installation or print, themselves. 

• Local Service or civic organizations can sign up for artwork “commissions” and will receive funding for their material costs until funding has been exhausted.

More about the project: 

• We commission 4 artists @ $500 (for electronic images -  we print) or $599 if they handle output/or materials.

• All artists, who desire, will be included in a 50/50 (50% to artist - 50% to venue) online auction; all entries will be online until 2025's venue is announced.

• Each accepted commission qualifies for two race tickets for you or to give away! (retail value of $50 each!); Artists commissioned to do 4 pieces can receive up to 8 free race tickets. 

• All submissions will be subject to being used at the “numbered point” on the day of the race. 

• Artwork is subject for use in the preparations/advertising for the 2024 event. 

• Artworks will be published in the auction unless they choose not to be. Screenland 5K will highlight all submissions in an online 50/50 auction as a way to supplement the artist's stipend and raise money for Screenland 5K 501 C3 charities. 

• Artists will be responsible for recovering (picking up) their work @ noon on March 10, 2024 race site, or at the home of Mike Cohen. IFnot retrieved they will be donated or archived for future use. If the artists do not want their art used again they must notify Screenland 5K in writing by March 24, 2024.  

• The commission stipend is limited & open to 12 artists, over age 18, as individuals; 

• Professional artists (with established bodies of work) over age 18, may propose 4 pieces each; 

• Student submissions may receive 2 free tickets per student. 

• Priority is given to artwork forwarding this year's theme of “marginalized” identity in the Motion Picture Magic history and directly related to the “point” it represents.

COPYRIGHT PROTECTIONS: Artwork need not be original for this project - but the artist must have permission and cannot plagiarize, or use licensed, or copyright-protected works. For example, all contemporary Marvel characters/movies are licensed and protected. We will not be able to show art that has been taken from licensed characters. I.E.,MGMs The Wizard of Oz - 1939 film - is liscenced and can not be used - but most of the movies, theater, characters, and books before the MGM 1939 movie are available for use. here are some links to help you:

Wikimedia tells you the license status on the pulldown at left under images. Please follow those instructions if you use works from there.

If Screenland 5K is informed of copyright license infringement, artwork will be removed immediately.

Screenland 5K assumes no liability at any time for the artists' work submission. 


We will commission on a first-come, first-served basis with all funding expected to be commissioned by 1.1.2024 

The artwork for auction must be electronically delivered by 2.07.2024 to the online folder. 

Proposal Requirements



Phone number:

Artist's previous artwork sample and/or bio (links only please), no more than 3:

Circle Point Number and Name of Motion Picture Artist is applying for:

Proposal Idea (verbal only) If something already exists submit link:

Share!  You can “copy/paste” the proposal in an email and return to 

Lori Escalera @

Screenland Creative Director/Showrunner

Questions? Email Lori Escalera @ 

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

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