We think the best way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary is to truly make the world our stage and encourage artists working in all genres around the world to set their own art free. - Debra Simon, Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Acclaimed for presenting hundreds of exciting, world-class cultural experiences without cost to hundreds of thousands of people each year worldwide, Arts Brookfield is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by launching Art Set Free, an unprecedented global art showcase that offers the opportunity for established, emerging and amateur artists anywhere to have their work presented to an international audience on ArtsBrookfield25.com and at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney.
Artists helping to launch the global Art Set Free showcase and raise awareness about the importance of free public art include composer and Pulitzer Prize recipient Caroline Shaw, Broadway star and Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell; Executive Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones; Action Architect Elizabeth Streb; and acclaimed vocal ensemble The Tenors.
To participate in Art Set Free, artists should capture their work in a photo, video or audio recording; and then share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #artsetfree. Entries are welcome from any genre, including dance/movement, music/sound, painting, sculpture, photography and street art. Arts Brookfield will review submissions on a rolling basis and curate the most innovative and thought-provoking pieces for display at select Brookfield buildings around the world and on ArtsBrookfield25.com, potentially reaching an audience of millions.
“For 25 years, Arts Brookfield has ‘set art free’ for the public with concerts, exhibitions, theater and dance performances, and film screenings at Brookfield’s indoor and outdoor public spaces. We think the best way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary is to truly make the world our stage and encourage artists working in all genres around the world to set their own art free,” said Debra Simon, Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield at Brookfield Office Properties. “We hope our Art Set Free showcase will engage the global art community and provide an opportunity for established, emerging and amateur artists to have work shared internationally with millions.”
Over the past quarter century, Arts Brookfield has presented hundreds of internationally acclaimed artists, including B.B. King, Jesse Norman, Randy Newman, Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Fountains of Wayne, Esperanza Spalding, Los Lobos, The Black Keys, David Byrne, Nam June Paik, Martha Graham Dance Company, Bang on a Can, Lila Downs, Wynton Marsalis, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, STREB Extreme Action, The Tenors, Bill Frisell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dr. John, and Randy Weston. Now, through Art Set Free, artists around the globe have the rare opportunity to gain international exposure and participate in a global art celebration.
“Public art enhances a city’s vitality; and it inspires and educates residents, tenants and visitors,” said Mitch Rudin, President & CEO, U.S. Commercial Operations, Brookfield Office Properties. “The outstanding and acclaimed work of Arts Brookfield over the past quarter century embodies Brookfield Office Properties’ vision of creating progressive workplaces and our commitment to developing thriving communities. We look forward to another 25 years of invigorating public spaces with great art.”
Images, videos and sound recordings of artwork for Art Set Free may be submitted by individuals or organizations. Submissions should be creative, innovative and inspiring, and all entries must follow the Art Set Free Terms and Conditions available at ArtsBrookfield25.com.
To learn more about Arts Brookfield and Art Set Free, visit ArtsBrookfield25.com.
About Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people without cost each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.