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Call for proposals: Design for Buddy Bear at the German Consulate General

The German House in New York is calling for proposals for a Buddy Bear design! The Buddy Bears have enjoyed international popularity since their first exhibition in Berlin in 2002. These Bears promote the message of peace and were designed by artists from all over the world. The aim is to contribute to a better understanding among cultures and nations through the medium of contemporary art. In Berlin there are various Bears permanently located in many of the city's sightseeing locations. The Buddy Bear has become an unofficial ambassador for Germany and a symbol of Berlin.

The Buddy Bears have been touring extensively, and have found their place at German Embassies around the world. Now the German House in New York is looking for proposals for its brand new Buddy Bear. The Bear shall represent the relationship and cooperation between the United States and Germany. The winner will be rewarded with $ 1,000, and the Bear will be permanently displayed in the lobby of the German House on UN Plaza.

Please send your model design to
by DECEMBER 6, 2011.

Any artist is eligible to apply. The winner will receive $ 1000 and will be reimbursed for the paints and other materials. The German House cannot, however, cover any hotel or flight expenses. The application should include a model design of “The Dancer” Buddy Bear with a written description. The application must be sent in electronically before the deadline. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Below is some detailed information regarding the Buddy Bears, including facts about the model bear for the design proposal.

“The Dancer” Buddy Bear measures 78,74 x 47,24 x 31,5 inches and weighs about 99 pounds. (200cm x 120cm x 80cm and 45kg, respectively) They are made of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP).



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