Beam Center seeks design proposals for an ambitious public artwork that will be brought to life through collaborations between youth, Beam Camp staff and the selected proposer. Projects will be realized by a community of more than 100 young people at Beam Camp in summer 2024.
Beam Camp is a specialized summer camp for building and collaboration located in Strafford, NH. Our award-winning program offers youth (ages 10-17) the opportunity to cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design, problem solving and the creative process.
Every year, Beam Camp solicits proposals for unique and spectacular large-scale projects that serve as the centerpiece for the 29-day session of camp, during which they will be built and brought to life by 100 campers and 20+ staff. Our Project Team works with the winning designers to translate their project designs into the camp context. We pride ourselves on the high level of craftsmanship and skill that our Projects and the work of our staff and campers reflect. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our past projects.
Winning proposals will be selected by a committee composed of Beam Center staff, youth, past project designers, and community members.
Beam Camp is looking for the following:
Proposals from creative individuals with big ideas, including but not limited to Artists, Engineers, Architects, Builders, Filmmakers, Musicians, Designers, Technologists, etc.
Big ideas that result in a unique, ambitious, and spectacular product
Proposals that communicate a clear vision (sketches, diagrams, and other visuals are always helpful) and represent your/your team’s expertise
Projects that are ambitious enough to occupy and challenge 100 campers and 20+ staff members for approximately 50 hours
Projects that take advantage of Beam’s facilities, community, landscape and rural setting
Projects that use a range of materials, processes and techniques
Projects that allow us to create the majority of the components onsite and from scratch
For more information, visit Beam Center