3D Printed Design Contest Set for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

The Idea Village, in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art, have announced a call for artists for the inaugural 3D Printed Design Contest. The contest is seeking 3D printed or CNC objects that surpass practical applications and move into the more creative realm, highlighting innovative 21st-century artwork.

Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

All entries, if they pass the brief screening process, will be displayed during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), March 22 – 28. Winners will be announced at Hugh Evans’ Keynote Lecture on March 27th and have to chance to display 3D prints at the museum following the announcement.

“New Orleans Entrepreneur Week has become a platform for the local entrepreneurial ecosystem to introduce new ideas and showcase emerging industries,” said Tim Williamson Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village. “This partnership with NOMA is an effort to catalyze energy around 3D printing by tapping into our existing creative culture.”

“As an arts city, we thrive with New Orleans’ historic creativity—including our jazz, food, parades, and architecture. What happens when we build on that tradition with the new artistic modes of 2014? What form does our next creative contribution take?” asks Mel Buchanan, RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, New Orleans Museum of Art.

To apply, send contact information, a photograph of their 3D printed design, the dimensions of their object and a short statement (no more than 150 words) describing the design and why it should be included in Entrepreneur Week to alex@ideavillage.org by March 20, 2014.