#BlankCanvas #atthemoxy

Bring to life the brand new Moxy Hotel Berlin

Creators Selected On
October 7, 2016

London-based Paul Robinson is our Selected Artist to feature his installation work #atthemoxy Berlin. His iconic Pink Bear series fits perfectly in Moxy Berlin because of it's style, colours, playfulness and because the city shares the same spirit animal. We're aware that we initially restricted the live submissions to local German artists, but we felt that none of these local submissions truly fit what we were looking for, so unfortunately, we will not be able to select an artist for the live performance element at this point. We do want to thank all the artists for their submissions and beautiful artwork.

To get the full picture, come down and check out Paul Robinson's work #atthemoxy #blankcanvas

This October, the Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof Hotel opens its doors to the world who are hungry for a fun, energetic, and unexpected experience in one of the coolest cities on earth, and we want you to be part of it!

To mark the opening, Moxy Berlin are offering visual artists the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their work installed as part of the hotel’s permanent art collection, as well as create live art at the grand opening party attended by international media, bloggers, influencers, and VIP's from Berlin's pulsating cultural scene.

Moxy Berlin is inviting a diverse range of talents from installation to live performance artists to submit their very best work and ideas in the search for the next ‘Artists-in-Residence’ that embody the authentic Moxy experience and captivate hotel guests and wanderlust travelers alike. We want to see the Moxy spirit on show!

The more surprising and playful, the better!

Moxy and their panel of guest judges will select one Permanent Installation Artist and one Live Art and Entertainment Artist who is Germany-based, to produce live art at the the Moxy Berlin launch party in October 2016. See more details below.

Before submitting your artwork, please read the detailed requirements in the section below. We can’t wait to show the world your Moxy spirit!
1. Permanent Installation
Open to global artists
Do you want to be Moxy’s newest ‘Artist-In-Residence’? Do you have a concept or ready-made piece which could be installed within the new Moxy Berlin? If so, submit your work and a detailed description and budget (max $2,500). Think lighting fixtures, holograms, overhanging sculptures, neons, projections, the #BlankCanvas is yours, the more surprising the better!
2. Live Art and Entertainment
Open to German-based artists only
Can you create live art or entertainment? Can you wow a crowd with your art show or live performance? This is your #BlankCanvas to let your imagination run wild. Think dominatrix dancers, cabaret performers, painted models, live walls, fetish entertainers. Submit imagery, a detailed description and your required budget which outlines what you would do on-site.
Submission requirements
Requirements for all submissions
  • Before creating their submission, artists should check out this mood board and renders of the Berlin space for tips on bringing the Moxy spirit to life within their work.
  • Artists are asked to submit final designs of their artwork, sketches, mock ups, an outline of what the installation may look like or what their live performance would be.
  • Artists are asked to submit a description of the work along with what production budget they would need (in English).
  • Artists are reminded to keep the Moxy brand's cheeky spirit in mind, along with the underground, dark, heart-pumping club culture of Berlin.
Requirements for Permanent Installation submission
  • There are two spaces available, please follow the guidelines set out here.
  • Artists are asked to submit a description of the work along with what production budget they would need (in English). Artist should also include information on how the installation will be assembled/installed and how much time this may take.
  • The artwork should be shippable to Berlin within 7 days or be available to assemble/install on-site by October 20, 2016.
about the Grand opening event
To celebrate the grand opening on October 20, 2016, local and international press, social influencers, VIP’s and top Marriott Rewards members will be invited to a one-of-a-kind event that speaks to the diverse and pulsating culture of Berlin and its famous nightlife scene. The event will be a through-and-through authentic Moxy experience, with everything that comes with it!

Welcome to Moxy Underground!

about moxy

Forget what you know about budget hotels. At the Moxy, we've ripped all that up and started over. We kept premium comforts, convenient services, and, made it chic, modern, with a vibrant social scene. Because why shouldn’t you have it all? (Hint: You should.) We tossed out stodgy suits and forever check-in lines and created a stylish atmosphere where self-service means you can do what you want, when you want without holding you up. Because you know how you take your coffee – or your Manhattan – and you have places to be.

It’s this attitude and style that sets us apart. The Urban Dictionary says it best: “If you’ve got guts, you’ve got moxie...”

the career opportunity
One Permanent Installation Artist, as chosen by Moxy Berlin and their panel of guest judges, will:
  • Be flown to Moxy Berlin to produce their work where it will serve as a permanent installation art piece within the hotel (cost of materials are covered up to $2,500, travel and accommodation provided)
  • Receive exposure for their work across Moxy Hotels' digital channels
  • Receive $2,000
One Live Art & Entertainment Artist, as chosen by Moxy Berlin and their panel of guest judges, will:
  • Have the opportunity to produce live art at the hotel's launch party (cost of materials, travel and accommodation provided)
  • Receive exposure for their work across Moxy Hotels' digital channels
  • Receive $1,500
Don't forget to include your Instagram @handle within your description or Talenthouse profile to ensure you are credited whenever your submission is showcased on Moxy's social channels.
meet the judges
Diana Pavlov
Director of Entertainment Marketing, Moxy Hotels

"#BlankCanvas embodies a fun and innovative business approach to curating art and style - much like the Moxy brand," said Diana Pavlov, Global Brand Director, Moxy Hotels. “In addition to creating a platform for emerging artists to explore their creativity and showcase their work, the program aims to reinvent the conventional hotel guest experience and encourage new conversations around art and culture.

Ingvar Aavik
Regional Director Interior Design & Architecture, Scandinavian Hospitality Management

With more than 25 years of experience in interior design and architecture, Ingvar is part of the team that developed the Millennial lifestyle brands within the Marriott International group, including Moxy hotels. In the next couple of years 150 new hotels will open in major European cities with his designs represented. He has previously worked with large hotel brands across the world and founded and run his own studio.

Creative invite guidelines

  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • If you are submitting a design or photograph you should retain your original artwork files but work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10 MB.
  • If you are submitting a video, you must submit your video using the native upload function via the "Participate" tab on Talenthouse.
  • The description of your project and budget outline should be uploaded as a separate file to your visuals, please upload using the ‘Upload Description' option. The description should be written in English.
  • Artists should share their Instagram @handle in the description accompanying their submission to make sure they can be credited.
  • When sharing submissions on social media platforms, please use the hashtag #BlankCanvas and/or #atthemoxy
  • All non-selected artists retain ownership in their work. There is no assignment of any intellectual property rights in your work to Moxy. However, by submitting you hereby grant to Moxy a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three months after announcement of the Selected Artists to use your submitted work across their various marketing platforms in association with Moxy Berlin. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • The Selected Permanent Installation Artist must have a valid passport and valid visa to travel to Germany. The Selected Permanent Installation Artist must be available to travel between: October 15 - October 21, 2016. The grand opening event will be on October 20, 2016.

  • The Selected Permanent Installation Artist will need to produce their installation in a fire retardant material, and will have to comply with German legislations and the requirements set out by Moxy. If the installation is ceiling-hung it will be installed by a company contracted by Moxy that are authorized and have insurance for hanging such objects in a public space.
  • The Selected Live Art and Entertainment Artist needs to be a German resident and proof will be required if selected (passport together with proof of legal residence). The artist will have to be available and present at the grand opening event on October 20, 2016.
  • The Selected Artists' involvement in the event will be discussed directly with Moxy dependent on their final piece.
  • The Selected Artists grant Moxy a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use their work across the various marketing platforms for the Moxy Berlin. The selected work will also be on display at the Moxy Berlin during the hotel's grand opening part and later in the hotel's spaces. The Selected Artists will have to sign a License Agreement.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, guidelines or Official Rules.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.

How Moxy will choose
Moxy Hotels and their judging panel will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    September 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    September 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    September 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    October 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.