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Announcing the 2021 Marquis Studios Calendar Project!

This Year’s Theme:




If you could visit any place in our universe—near or far—where would you go?



Have you ever wondered what the world might look like from the top of a mountain, or what animals you might find at the bottom of the ocean? Every day we learn more and more about our universe through exploration—traveling to new and unfamiliar places to gain new experiences and discover the world around us.


This year’s Calendar Project invites students to create artworks inspired by this spirit of discovery. Students can use their imaginations to travel the world, take a boat across the oceans, or fly a rocket to outer space. Projects can focus on any environment or subject, but should be directed by students’ unique interests.


The Marquis Studios Calendar project is open to all NYC DOE District 75 schools and students. Please note that while schools may submit multiple artworks for consideration, only one submission per school will be selected for the calendar.


ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:                       

-High Resolution Photo of Original Artwork (JPG or PNG files only)

-2-3 Photographs of Students creating the artwork

-Brief Artist Statement addressing the questions (600 characters max.): How and why did students select the subject of their piece? What did your students learn while exploring the calendar theme? How have your students benefited from this project?


PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: Calendar@MarquisStudios.org


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, June 1, 2020

Teachers will be notified by June 5, 2020 if their students’ artwork has been selected.



-Art Teacher(s) Name, Email Address, Phone Number

-School Name and Site Number (only District 75 schools eligible for consideration)

-Title of Work

-Media Used

-Names of Student Artists (First and Last)



-Abstract and Realist submissions will be considered.

-Horizontally aligned, approximately 4:3 aspect ratio

-No larger than 40″ length x 30″ height

-If selected, works must be mounted on foam core for display.

-Artworks completed by individuals will be considered, but we encourage calendar submissions to be a group effort allowing students to learn and create together.



-14 original pieces will be selected and featured in the 2021 Marquis Studios Calendar.

-Selected artwork will need to be delivered to Marquis Studios by Wednesday, June 17.


About Marquis Studios: 

Marquis Studios is a non-profit that provides multi-disciplinary arts education services to more than 150 New York City public schools, serving over 40,000 students each year. Eighty percent of students served live at or below the poverty line, and more than half of grant-funded programs reach students with disabilities. Marquis Studios empowers students to reach their full potential by encouraging their exploration of visual arts, theater, music, dance, architecture, circus arts and puppetry.